September 2019 Health Newsletter

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Meet Dr. Collins:    

      Dr. Ryan Collins is a Georgia native and a former high school football player who learned about the power of healing through chiropractic while attending the University of Georgia with aspirations of becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon but Dr. Collins’ mother began to suffer from severe thyroid issue. She did not respond to medications and was told she needed surgery and medications for the rest of her life. Thankfully, she sought out a second opinion from a chiropractor. After being under chiropractic care, her symptoms were completely gone and felt the best she had in her life. This “miraculous” recovery got Dr. Collins’ attention!

     This was occurring on the cusp of Dr. Collins’ twin brother’s life being in jeopardy after a car crash resulting in a life-threatening neck fracture known as a hangman’s fracture, from which most people are paralyzed or die. Thank God, he survived, and chiropractic was key in his miraculous recovery to walk again and return to an exciting life as a Chef!

     After these two life changing events, Dr. Collins’ s life took a new meaning and he decided to become a chiropractor. After graduating from UGA, Dr. Collins attended Life University, where he grew an affinity for upper cervical care after seeing results on patients. He is grateful for many years of clinical experiences in sports and family practice which led him to now join one of the best upper cervical chiropractic clinic in the nation.

    Dr. Collins married his college sweet-heart and now has 2 young boys. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports, tasting new foods, volunteering for charitable organizations, and speaking to local schools and businesses about his unique experience in chiropractic!  


This month we're celebrating a very special 124th birthday of Chiropractic! Daniel David Palmer, The "Father of Chiropractic", performed the first chiropractic adjustment on September 18th 1895 and the patient Harvey Lillard regained his hearing. In the following decades, he continued to manifest and evolve the practice of curing ailments and many conditions through proper realignments of the human spine. Today, we've gained the purpose of developing the advanced technologies and deep educational knowledge of how chiropractic can change lives in hope of furthering his legacy. 

In additional news, we have acquired State of The Art digital technologies  to measure spinal, joints, and nervous system functions. By implementing this advanced procedures in our clinic, we can obtain the most objective and accurate data possible for our patients. Happy Birthday Chiropractic! 





Current Articles

» A Little Exercise, A Longer Life
» Chiropractic Care Beneficial For Disc Herniations
» Sleep Longer For A Healthier Brain

A Little Exercise, A Longer Life

Individuals partaking in even just a small amount of low-intensity exercise are significantly less likely to die prematurely than their sedentary counterparts, according to researchers.  The findings come from examining data from 10 previous studies of more than 36,000 older subjects.  The evidence is becoming more clear – stop moving, and the risk of death increases significantly.  Being sedentary 10 hours a day increased death during the close to 7-year study by 48%.  Those that pushed their sedentary lifestyle to 12 hours a day nearly tripled their risk of death during this time frame.  The good news is that researchers found that literally any level of physical activity level was beneficial.  Thus, you don’t need to run a marathon or even run to reap the benefits.  Simply get up, get out and just move!

Source: BMJ 2019;366:l5051
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Chiropractic Care Beneficial For Disc Herniations

A recently published study has found chiropractic spinal manipulation provides beneficial effects for individuals with painful disc herniations. The study included 148 patients suffering from acute and chronic low back pain and leg pain with visible lumbar (lower back) disc herniations as seen on MRI. Patients were treated with chiropractic spinal manipulation - the most common treatment provided by chiropractors. Researchers reported significant improvements for all outcomes at all points of follow-up. At the 3 month mark, approximately 91% of patients were "improved" with 88% "improved" at the 1 year mark. Although acute patients improved faster by 3 months, 82% of chronic patients reported "improvement" with 89% "improved" at 1 year. Importantly, there were no adverse events reported from receiving their chiropractic care. If you are suffering from back pain, leg pain and/or have a known disc herniation, contact your local chiropractor for a consultation today.

Source: JMPT. Volume 37, Issue 3, March 2014.
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Sleep Longer For A Healthier Brain

Numerous sleep studies have been conducted to determine how sleep affects the human body and overall health. However, no studies have specifically looked into how sleep affects the brain in aging adults. In efforts to answer this question, Chinese researchers reviewed MRI scans, health questionnaires and cognitive tests on 66 Chinese adults over the age of 55. They then repeated this 2 years later and compared the data. Their findings indicate that those who slept less had more age-related brain shrinkage and an increased decline in cognitive performance. Sleep plays a crucial role in cellular repair and memory consolidation. Lack sleep and you’ll starve your body’s ability to heal, repair and regenerate. Researchers offered the following tips to those who struggle with adequate sleep - Avoid napping during the day, keep your bedroom dark and quiet, have a comfortable mattress, avoid alcohol and cigarettes, and avoid activities that excite your brain and body close to bedtime.

Source: Sleep. July 1, 2014.
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