Health Quest Chiropractic Albuquerque, NM https://newmexicochiro.com 4 Locations in Albuquerque, New Mexico for Chiropractic Adjustments Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:02:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Your Internal Environment = Health Or Disease https://newmexicochiro.com/your-internal-environment-health-or-disease-2/ Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:32:36 +0000 https://newmexicochiro.com/?p=1023 The post Your Internal Environment = Health Or Disease appeared first on Health Quest Chiropractic Albuquerque, NM.

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Your Internal Environment = Health Or Disease

The germ theory is an interesting thing to us chiropractors. The world has bought into this concept that most disease and illness comes from germs. That is why we see hand sanitizer everywhere, and antibiotics are so commonly prescribed.

When I was in biology class we would take samples from around the school and see what we could grow. It was always interesting how the toilet seats were some of the cleanest areas, and how our desks often yielded some of the most disgusting growths such as tuberculosis and staph infection.

Stop for just a moment and think about that. There were staph infection germs on my desk that I was touching every day, and yet, I have never had a staph infection. I have never had tuberculosis either.

What does this mean then? What it means is that your health has much more to do with your internal environment than it does what germs you come in contact with. In fact, it is pretty ridiculous to think that you can wash away germs. We breathe this stuff in all day long. You cannot avoid germs no matter how big of a germaphobe you consider yourself to be. Many studies show that kids living on farms that come in contact with animals and dirt and feces each day are much much healthier than kids that grow up in clean sterile homes. It is actually a good thing that your kid has his shoe in his mouth.

What you have far more control over is the health of your body. Are you a breeding ground for disease and illness? If you consume sugar and artificial sweeteners on a regular basis then you are in fact a perfect Petri dish for germs to set up a home and make you sick.  If you regularly eat GMO fast food with tons of artificial ingredients, you are very likely a host to germs.

Have you ever noticed that there are kids in school that seem to catch every single germ going around, and there are kids that never get sick? These kids are in the same classroom, breathing in the same air. So why does one kid get sick and the other never does? Easy answer. The healthy kid has a great immune system, the sick kid does not.  Adults are the same way. Do you know someone that seems to be sick every 6 weeks?

There are many things besides our diets that create healthy immune systems. One of the obvious things that we marvel at is how chiropractic kids and adults are freakishly healthy. Talk to any of the hundreds of parents you see in our offices at any given time and ask them about their experiences with their children getting sick since getting regular chiropractic care. It is mind blowing to us how we all are somehow these outliers in society for using chiropractic care for better health.

Your immune system is controlled by your nervous system. When your nervous system is firing as designed, your immune system becomes a fortress that germs cannot easily penetrate.

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Lookin’ Good Feelin’ Good https://newmexicochiro.com/lookin-good-feelin-good/ Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:30:14 +0000 https://newmexicochiro.com/?p=1021 The post Lookin’ Good Feelin’ Good appeared first on Health Quest Chiropractic Albuquerque, NM.

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Lookin’ Good Feelin’ Good

Last year I had a unique experience of a lifetime. I traveled to Encinitas, California with some fellow Chiropractors to attend something called Seal Fit. This is a training facility lead by retired Navy Seal Mark Devine, and it is designed to prepare people who want to make it through Navy Seal “Hell Week” to survive the experience so that they can become a Navy Seal. In our case, the idea was to get a touch of the mental toughness aspect required to become a Seal.

Needless to say, it was a very uncomfortable experience. I was pushed way out of all comfort zones ranging from carrying my buddy on my shoulders for a few miles, to being thrown into the ocean head first on our backs with locked arms in the middle of the night. (Did I mention this was January?!)

Once the experience was over and I was able to walk again, a few things stuck with me. One of the things that Mr. Devine taught was that it takes practice to take control of your mind when major stress hits. Rather than allowing yourself to go to a really negative, self-defeating spot, it’s better to have a happier place to check into when the going gets tough.  Having a few affirmations which you say regularly can really help out during times of stress.

While Mark Devine was swimming out in the ocean for hours on end he would repeat the saying, “Looking good, feeling good, I ought to be in Hollywood!” It worked for him, and he would repeat that over and over in situations when stuff got really stressful, as only a Navy Seal could experience.

What does this have to do with Chiropractic? The real answer is stress management. First, Mr. Devine, like most Navy Seals I have met, gets adjusted regularly to help him perform at his very best. We know that the greatest benefit of an adjustment is the firing of neurological pathways up into the front cortex of your brain. This is the part of your brain that is firing away when you are not stressed out and is where your creativity and problem solving skills reside.  When you get stressed out, you stop using your frontal cortex and all sorts of other survival parts of your brain kick in.

My recommendation is that you get adjusted regularly, and that you come up with a few of your own positive affirmations that play through your head each day. Much better to put in positive thoughts that you have picked out rather than allowing the negative ones that can so easily creep in during times of stress.

Rhythmic chiropractic adjustments and daily affirmations…two great strategies to keep stress at a minimum.

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Flush https://newmexicochiro.com/flush/ Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:27:57 +0000 https://newmexicochiro.com/?p=1019 The post Flush appeared first on Health Quest Chiropractic Albuquerque, NM.

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Flush

Flush is a word that we usually think of in the bathroom. Your body, however, needs a good flush every so often as well.

We live in a toxic world. “Better health through better chemistry” has helped to create a chemical soup that we have to wade through on a daily basis. Just think of, or even better yet just read, the labels of all of your morning products to see just of how many chemicals we put on our bodies each morning. There is soap, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, make up, toothpaste, chemicals that coat dental floss, mouthwash, makeup, hair products, perfume, shaving cream. It really is amazing to consider.

If you have read this email for any lengths of time, you already understand that there is only one cause of all disease…you read that right. Any and all diseases are essentially just one thing happening…cells in your body are not working properly. We have a lot of different names of different diseases, but at the root of it, these are all simply different cells in your body not functioning properly.

Toxins are one of the major reasons that cells stop working. Those reasons are toxicity, and deficiency. If you are going to help restore health back to a sick body, then you have to address the toxins that helped create the problem in the first place.  This by the way is why an outside in, pharmaceutical approach, does not create healthier people. We can change symptoms with chemistry, but rarely can we restore actual health to cells.

Your body’s detoxification process starts to improve with one chiropractic adjustment.

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Chiropractor for Whiplash Relief in Albuquerque https://newmexicochiro.com/whiplash-relief-albuquerque/ Thu, 08 Feb 2018 22:52:19 +0000 https://newmexicochiro.com/?p=1010 The post Chiropractor for Whiplash Relief in Albuquerque appeared first on Health Quest Chiropractic Albuquerque, NM.

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Chiropractor for Whiplash Relief in Albuquerque

For whiplash relief in Albuquerque call Health Quest Chiropractic. A car accident has the potential to do more than just ruin your day, it can do serious damage to your health as well. Often after auto accidents, what starts out as a nagging discomfort, slowly turns into health problems that can begin to really affect your life. If this describes the pain you’ve been experiencing after a car accident, you could be suffering from whiplash.

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is a very serious medical condition that has only recently become more understood. Whiplash creates neck and back pain, headaches, or even numbness and tingling in your hands and toes. When an accident occurs, the lower part of the cervical spine moves too far beyond its normal range of motion, causing the potential for injury to the ligaments and discs in that area. Very shortly after impact, in just milliseconds, the cervical spine undergoes what is called an “S-shaped curve.” This is as opposed to simply being curved to the front in a normal “C-shape,” as it would normally be at rest. To put it in simple terms, the lower part of the cervical spine moves bends backwards and the upper part of the cervical spine moves forward.

What can be Done to Treat Whiplash?

Whiplash pain can be treated! First, a series of neurological studies are performed. These nerve studies will measure inflammation and muscle imbalances caused by your car accident around your brain stem. If we find we can help, you typically will not have any out of pocket expense! Whether the accident was your fault or someone else, car insurance is designed to cover such medical expenses. Our treatment plans are individually tailored to help restore your health back to pre-accident status, as quickly as possible.

The experts at Health Quest Doctors of Chiropractic are specialized in whiplash relief in Albuquerque and treating the pain associated with it. We have a combined 35 years of practice in natural, effective, and drug-free pain management. We have three convenient Chiropractor locations to serve you, all just a short drive from Rio Rancho. Call us today at (505) 407-3084 or schedule online and receive our initial $250 exam, including neurological studies and your first adjustment, all for only $99!

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South Valley Chiropractor for Whiplash Relief https://newmexicochiro.com/south-valley-chiropractor-whiplash-relief/ Thu, 08 Feb 2018 22:17:23 +0000 https://newmexicochiro.com/?p=1006 The post South Valley Chiropractor for Whiplash Relief appeared first on Health Quest Chiropractic Albuquerque, NM.

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South Valley Chiropractor for Whiplash Relief

Need a chiropractor for whiplash relief in the South Valley of Albuquerque? If you’ve recently been in a car accident, especially if you were rear-ended, and you’re experiencing pains, you could be suffering from whiplash. Often after auto accidents, what starts out as a nagging discomfort, slowly turns into more serious health problems that can begin to affect both your work and home life.

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash creates neck and back pain, headaches, or even numbness and tingling in your hands and toes. Very shortly after impact, in just milliseconds, the cervical spine undergoes what is called an “S-shaped curve.” This is as opposed to simply being curved to the front in a normal “C-shape,” as it would normally be at rest. The lower part of the cervical spine moves into extension (bent backward) and the upper part of the cervical spine moves into flexion (bent forward). When a whiplash accident occurs, the lower part of the cervical spine moves too far beyond its normal range of motion, causing the potential for injury to the ligaments and discs in that area.

 

What Can be Done to Treat Whiplash?

Health Quest Doctors of Chiropractic are specialized whiplash experts. We provide natural, effective, and drug-free pain management with a combined 35 years of practice experience in New Mexico. We have three convenient Chiropractor locations to serve you, all just a short drive from South Valley.

First, we run a series of neurological studies using our NASA-certified technology originally developed to access astronauts. These nerve studies will measure inflammation and muscle imbalances caused by your car accident around your brain stem. If we find we can help, you typically will not have any out of pocket expense! Whether the accident was your fault or someone else’s, car insurance is designed to cover such medical expenses. Our treatment plans are individually tailored to help restore your health back to pre-accident status, as quickly as possible.

Call us today at (505) 407-3084 or schedule online and receive our initial $250 exam, including neurological studies and your first adjustment, all for only $99!

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How to Relive Headaches with Chiropractors https://newmexicochiro.com/relieve-headaches/ Mon, 09 Oct 2017 20:53:25 +0000 https://newmexicochiro.com/?p=980 The post How to Relive Headaches with Chiropractors appeared first on Health Quest Chiropractic Albuquerque, NM.

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How to Relieve Headaches with Chiropractors

 

Trying to relieve headaches? Some people may think that a headache is “not that bad,” but in fact, headaches are one of the most common reasons for visiting a medical professional. There are many types and causes of headaches, ranging from a minor inconvenience to something that totally stops the sufferer’s day. Muscle tension headaches and migraine headaches are by far the most common types of headaches, but sinus infections and other problems such as high blood pressure can also lead to headaches. If you are one of the millions of Americans who deals with headaches, know that there is someone who can help you- a Chiropractor.

 

How a Chiropractor Can Help Relieve Headaches

Headaches often do not need impairing or addictive drugs in order to be corrected. Medications can create brain fog and worse. A Chiropractor can help you feel better, without prescribing something with dangerous side effects. Your Chiropractic is primarily concerned with helping correct any nerve, muscle, or skeletal source of your headache. He or she will examine you to determine whether the headache may be caused or aggravated by any misaligned vertebrae in the spine, a condition known as a subluxation, which may be creating undue nerve interference. Chiropractic care may help prevent unnecessary tension and/or irritation in the neck and head with is causing the headache. In some instances, chiropractic adjustments and specific spinal manipulations can provide immediate relief for headache victims.

 

Visit a Chiropractor Today

Every headache victim is an individual case and may require special instructions or recommendations from a Chiropractor. If you are ready to ease your headache suffering, make an appointment at Health Quest Doctors of Chiropractic today. Our doctor’s understand it is impossible for you to live your best life when headache pain hits. Health Quest Doctors of Chiropractic are specialized migraine headaches experts right here in Albuquerque, NM. We provide natural and effective drug free pain headache management. Do not delay in visiting us!

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Chiropractic Care for Whiplash https://newmexicochiro.com/chiropractic-care-for-whiplash/ Mon, 09 Oct 2017 20:27:50 +0000 https://newmexicochiro.com/?p=974 The post Chiropractic Care for Whiplash appeared first on Health Quest Chiropractic Albuquerque, NM.

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Chiropractic Care for Whiplash

Your chiropractor can provide chiropractic care for whiplash pain. So often with minor auto accidents, what starts out as a nagging discomfort, slowly turns into more serious health problems that can begin to affect both your work and home life. If this sounds familiar to you, it is quite possible that you have whiplash. Whiplash creates neck and back pain, headaches, or numbness and tingling in your hands and toes. If you have neck pain caused by whiplash, you should visit a Chiropractor who can provide you with non-surgical treatment options for relief.

How a Chiropractor Can Help

Whiplash does not need impairing or addictive drugs in order to be corrected. These medications can create brain fog and worse. A Chiropractor can help you feel better, without prescribing something with dangerous side effects.

The first step is for your Chiropractor to run a series of neurological studies using NASA certified technology originally developed to access astronauts. These nerve studies will measure inflammation and muscle imbalances around your brain stem caused by your car accident. The Chiropractor then identifies any areas of restricted joint motion, intervertebral disc injury, muscle spasm, and ligament injury. Your Chiropractor will also feel for tenderness, tightness, and how well your spinal joints move. They will then make adjustments based on these findings that will alleviate your condition.

Seek Chiropractic Care for Whiplash

Whiplash is a serious and often undiagnosed medical condition caused by an auto accident. If you are ready to ease your suffering, make an appointment at Health Quest Doctors of Chiropractic today. Our doctor’s understand it is impossible for you to live your best life while suffering from whiplash. Health Quest Doctors of Chiropractic are specialized whiplash experts right here in Albuquerque, NM. Our treatment plans are individually tailored to help restore your health back to pre-accident status as quickly as possible. We do this by providing natural and effective drug free pain management. Do not delay in making an appointment and receiving an examination and adjustment!

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How to Find Relief for a Headache During Pregnancy https://newmexicochiro.com/headache-during-pregnancy/ Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:29:56 +0000 https://newmexicochiro.com/?p=803 The post How to Find Relief for a Headache During Pregnancy appeared first on Health Quest Chiropractic Albuquerque, NM.

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How to Find Relief for a Headache During Pregnancy

  Sometimes, the joy of pregnancy can be overshadowed by the pains and discomfort felt during this time. Nothing shuts down your life faster than migraine headaches, especially when you are already feeling “not quite yourself.” While you are expecting, it is not recommended to take pain-relieving drugs as they may transfer to the baby and cause birth defects, although this is rare. Plus, these meds may make you dizzy and foggy, making it dangerous to drive, work, care for your other children, and even walk. To find relief from these headaches, try the following:

4 Steps to Take for a Headache During Pregnancy

#1 Eat regularly. Eating the right amount of meals and maintaining a healthy diet will help prevent headaches. As well, drink plenty of fluids.

#2
Follow a regular sleep schedule. Just like hunger, sleep deprivation might contribute to headaches during pregnancy. Get enough sleep every night, and be sure to lay down and rest if you get tired during the day.

#3 Avoid headache triggers.
Keeping a headache diary might help you identify triggers. If you discover that certain foods or odors seem to precede your migraines, avoid them.

#4 Manage stress.
Headaches are often stress-related, especially during such an exciting yet anxiety-filled time of your life. Be sure to find healthy ways to cope with the stressors, such as delegating tasks on your to-do list and taking time to have fun.

Stop masking headaches and risking dangerous side effects with more medication. Health Quest Chiropractic is your one-stop solution to your pregnancy-related headaches. Our doctors understand it is impossible for you to live your best life when headache pain hits. Strong medications are not to be used during pregnancy, but that doesn’t mean you must suffer. We provide natural and effective drug-free pain management, and have been doing it for decades! Schedule your appointment at one of four locations today, all of which are just a short drive from Rio Rancho, and you will finally begin to feel relief soon.

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Chiropractor for Neck Pain in Rio Rancho, NM https://newmexicochiro.com/neck-pain/ Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:06:53 +0000 https://newmexicochiro.com/?p=800 The post Chiropractor for Neck Pain in Rio Rancho, NM appeared first on Health Quest Chiropractic Albuquerque, NM.

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Chiropractor for Neck Pain in Rio Rancho, NM

 

Seventy-five trillion nerve fibers travel through the top bone in your neck called “the atlas.” When the neck becomes misaligned, from an auto accident or something more subtle, it chokes off the vital nerve fibers flowing to and from your body. No wonder you begin to feel such pain! Often, neck pain can even be the result of slumping over the computer at work or sleeping wrong. What starts out as a nagging discomfort, can slowly turn into more serious health problem and even begin to affect both your work and home life.

 

If you are experiencing neck pain, do not ignore what your body is telling you. Your body is trying to alert you that you are misaligned! You can begin to feel better, with the right treatment plan. Rio Rancho’s answer to this, and many other ailments, are the caring chiropractors at Health Quest Chiropractic. We can provide neck pain relief for you, delicately moving your body in a way that stops the discomfort.

 

To avoid lingering and worsening problems, see a chiropractor right away after an accident. A licensed chiropractor can evaluate you to determine what damage you have endured, and then recommend and perform treatment to move your spine back into place. Chiropractic care after an accident does more than adjust your back; it gets your body’s natural protection back where it needs to be so your whole body can function properly.

 

We provide natural and effective drug free pain management for those with neck pain, even those with whiplash. The first step is for us to run a series of neurological studies using our NASA certified technology originally developed to access astronauts. These nerve studies will measure inflammation and muscle imbalances around your brain stem caused by your car accident. You won’t find this kind of technology anywhere else in our area. Schedule your appointment at one of four locations today!

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What You Need to Know About Whiplash Neck Injuries https://newmexicochiro.com/whiplash-neck-injuries/ Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:45:25 +0000 https://newmexicochiro.com/?p=795 The post What You Need to Know About Whiplash Neck Injuries appeared first on Health Quest Chiropractic Albuquerque, NM.

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What You Need to Know About Whiplash Neck Injuries

  So often with fender benders and auto accidents, what starts out as a nagging discomfort, slowly turns into more serious health problems that can begin to affect both your work and home life. Whiplash neck injuries are caused by an abrupt backward and/or forward jerking motion of the head, often as a result of a car accident. In this event, the intervertebral joints (located between vertebrae), discs, and ligaments, cervical muscles, and nerve roots may become damaged. People who experience whiplash may develop one or more of the following symptoms, usually within the first few days after the injury:

Neck pain and stiffness
Headaches Pain in the shoulder or between the shoulder blades
Low back pain
Pain or numbness in the arm and/or hand
Dizziness
Difficulty concentrating or remembering
Irritability, sleep disturbances, fatigue
 

If you have recently been in a motor vehicle accident, are feeling neck pain, and even experiencing some of the other symptoms on the list above, do not ignore what your body is telling you. Years ago, whiplash neck injuries were often treated with immobilization in a cervical collar. However, the current trend is to encourage early movement instead of immobilization. Rio Rancho’s answer to this, and many other ailments, are the caring chiropractors at Health Quest Chiropractic. We can provide whiplash treatment for you, delicately moving your body in a way that brings relief. In fact, we are specialized whiplash experts!

We provide natural and effective drug free pain management for those with whiplash. The first step is for us to run a series of neurological studies using our NASA certified technology originally developed to access astronauts. These nerve studies will measure inflammation and muscle imbalances around your brain stem caused by your car accident. If we find we can help, you typically will not have any out of pocket expense. Whether the accident was your fault or someone else’s, car insurance is designed to cover such medical expenses. We will investigate for you upfront so that you do not have to pay for any of your care related to the auto accident out of your own pocket. Schedule your appointment at one of four locations today!

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