Saturday, October 6, 2012

Rare form of Meningitis and Why I choose Chiropractic!

I'm taking a break from the Health Benefits of Herbs series to talk about a very important topic.

We sent out a newsletter alert to our friends, family and Chiropractic patients this week due to the recent outbreak of a rare form of Meningitis.  This is Meningitis is not contagious but instead caused by contaminated steroid injections.  Below is the newsletter.  PLEASE feel free to share this on facebook, your own blog or with your friends and family!!!

We don't normally send out multiple newsletters in a single month but this is just too important.
You may have already seen in the news that there has been a recent outbreak of a rare form of Meningitis.  What you may not have heard is that hundreds, potentially thousands of people may be at risk possibly due to contaminated steroid injections.  
"So far, 35 people have fallen ill with fungal meningitis and five have died after receiving shots in the spine."

You need to understand, that these shots are going into the same envelope that surrounds your brain. At this time, illnesses have been reported in Tennessee, North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Maryland and Indiana.

Many patients who choose to receive steroid injections for back pain are at their whit's end.  They feel that it is their last option and that if all else fails there is always surgery.  This is not true.  Chiropractic should be your first choice.  Statistics prove that less than 40% of back surgeries are successful.

Back pain is a serious issue. 
One we understand completely.
From the ACA, "Although chiropractors care for more than just back pain, many patients visit chiropractors looking for relief from this pervasive condition. In fact, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time.
  • One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.
  • Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work.  In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor's office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections.
Chiropractic is a safe and cost effective alternative to pharmaceutical or surgical intervention.  If you or someone you know suffers from headaches, back or neck pain we encourage you to find out what Chiropractic can do for you!

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Do you have pain due to an Injury? 
I tell patients just about every day, "Pain is what brings people to the Chiropractor but we are about wellness."

Chiropractic care provides relief for many people with a great number of health conditions.  I have had patients report increased energy, better sleep, improved golf game and less instances of headaches and migraines. 

That's just the beginning!
Has your child been injured?
According to the CDC and AOSSM
  • High school athletes account for an estimated 2 million injuries and 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations each year.
  • More than 3.5 million kids under age 14 receive medical treatment for sports injuries each year.
  • Children ages 5 to 14 account for nearly 40 percent of all sports-related injuries treated in hospitals. On average the rate and severity of injury increases with a child's age.
  • Overuse injuries are responsible for nearly half of all sports injuries to middle and high school students
Remember, you don't have to live with pain.  We are here to help in any way we can.
You may or may not know that my hubby is a Chiropractor...No, he's an AMAZING Chiropractor.  He has helped me loose weight, feel better and I am pleased to report that I have not had a migraine in over 4 years!!!  If you have never seen a (good) Chiropractor you have no idea what you are missing.  If you have any questions about Chiropractic please feel free to ask.  

Chiropractic is safe for pregnant women, children and elderly.  The only side effects that I can report (for me) are increased energy, better sleep, NO migraines and less pain.  I'll take chiropractic over potentially deadly "modern medicine" such as injections, pharmaceuticals and surgery Thank you very much!

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Mary said...

Wow your blog is packed with great, not usual, ways to do. I will keep coming here. Thanks, M

mary_smith said...

Thanks for stopping by. I try to share different health/garden/nutrition information often. Occasionally I share a cool DIY project. Feel free to share this information as it is very important!

mail4rosey said...

Following from the hop. How wonderful that have a dr. in the house. :)

I had migraines for about four years, really bad after a surgery. Dr. swore it was unrelated, but I still think it had to have been. Lucky you to be rid of them! I catch mine now at the very first sign so things are way better!

Karri Reiser said...

Great post. I used to go to a Chiropractor but she closed her practice and I hadn't gotten around to finding another. You have inspired me to check out a parishioner at my church who has a practice. Thanks for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party

Paula Miller said...

This story has been all over the news and it's really scary to think about.

Thanks for sharing this with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :)


Becca Acker said...

I have a wonderful chiropractor- I am so thankful! I totally agree on your modern medicine statement.

Alexandra @ In Designer Jeans said...

Thank you for sharing such important information! I will definitely share this information with my husband- he has back pain and headaches!! Thank you for stopping by and linking up at our Stop, Look, and Link party this week! <3

mary_smith said...

I'm happy you all stopped by. This has been a popular post. Your health is your one true asset so it is important to do what you can to maintain your health.

The Mary's salsa garden giveaway ends at Midnight!

Becky Elmuccio said...

We definitely rely on our chiropractor to help us feel our best. Thanks for sharing your post on Tuesday Greens at!

Jessica said...

wow, what an informative post! Thank you so much for sharing.

Katherines Corner said...

very informative, thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Wishing you a beautiful day xo

amanda said...

Thank you for sharing! This is something everyone should be aware of.