Please Be Patient! God Isn’t Finished With You Yet | Windsor Chiropractor

Please Be Patient! God Isn’t Finished With You Yet | Windsor Chiropractor
Spine Rehab Chiropractor Windsor CO

These words are often found on the walls of children’s rooms. Whimsical expressions that the child is not done growing yet and that there is plenty to learn, experience and plenty more to come. But what are they learning about their posture?

Their posture and how they grow could be the single difference between a life of joy, optimal health or suffering. How they learn to carry themselves could be the difference between a mid-level job and being a CEO. It could be the difference between a soccer scholarship and none. Enhanced performance, happiness and total health and quality of life could be dependent on their posture! Or, their poor posture could lead to pain, suffering, sickness, disease and disability.

There is a Chinese proverb, “As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.” This wisdom is so incredibly important in understanding the growth and development of the human upright spine and posture. When kids are growing, especially before age 10, it is important that they have good ear-over-hip-over knee-over-ankle posture when looking at them from the side.

From the front, the middle of the forehead should be in line with the chest, in line with the pelvis and also right in-line between the feet. As they grow, if the parents see any shift left or right, or notice any twist or rotation of the head, torso or hips, it should be evaluated by a CBP Certified Chiropractor to determine if these posture abnormalities are correctable. If the spine is severely deviated, the doctor may recommend aggressive structural rehabilitation, careful monitoring with home therapies, or, if the problem was not treated soon enough, bracing, and potentially referral for other evaluation of the extent of the damage from the abnormal spine.

Once the child moves into their teen years, careful observation and rapid diagnosis of any spinal and postural abnormalities can prevent pain and suffering, poor cardiovascular function, digestive and elimination problems and others. Loss of spine stability, spinal muscular weakness and postural and structural abnormalities have been measured in over 300 named disease conditions. Rapid screening for postural and spinal abnormalities can prevent low back pain, neck pain and headaches, hip and knee pain and sciatica. If the spine of a teen is found to be growing incorrectly, or if trauma has damaged the ligaments, tendons, bony structures, muscles or nerves, then the teen is at risk for the development of spinal pain, loss of function and eventually chronic pain leading to disability and depression. This is nothing to put off! Chronic low back pain is the number one cause of disability in the world! If you have a teen who is suffering, failure to treat this pain and get resolution before the adult muscle and skeletal changes become permanent can lead to nothing but suffering.

When assessing spine abnormalities, experience, qualifications and credibility count. Not all postural and spinal assessment, diagnosis and treatment are the same. At Benchmark Medical Group, we have the chiropractors, clinicians, therapists, physicians, technicians, coaches, trainers and doctors to give you a second-to-none-approach. If you truly want total body transformation, Benchmark Medical in Windsor is the place.

If you are a teen and you want to see what non-drug performance enhancement really looks like, we are your edge. If you want to be stronger, faster, straighter and more symmetrical; we have the tools to get you there. If you want to be leaner, more balanced and perform beyond your current level, we can get you there. This is healthcare for Northern Colorado that cannot be paralleled. We have the tools to find out why your muscles don’t fire the way you want them to, why you can lose fat and gain muscle, how you can improve your coordination and strength, flexibility and speed, agility and quickness, as well as your explosive strength, your endurance, and overall your quality of life. There is no other one-stop experience that can offer the technology and experience that we have. Call us, when is NOW the time to change? 970-686-9117. Call us to see how your life can change. Who do you want to be?   Find your purpose through perfecting the physical body you have. Strive to be the absolute best and healthiest you can be. We can help.

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Clear your head and Cut the Pain! Natural Pain Relief!

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There are many common health problems that can seriously interfere with your quality of life and get in the way of quality relationships, your work, your kids and the amount of time you are able to devote to activities that truly fulfill you.  Two of the biggest problem health conditions are pain and inflammation and memory loss.

Pain and inflammation can be caused by a previous trauma, poor posture, lack of exercise and poor food choices.  Once the pain begins to interfere with your ability or desire to move and be active the downward spiral can lead to muscle deconditioning, worsening of pain and disability.

Memory loss and even forgetfulness can lead to embarrassment in certain situations, but if it progresses, it can be the scary beginnings of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Memory should remain intact throughout life and if you feel that you are not as sharp as you used to be, the time to act is NOW!  Don’t wait until you are struggling, the right choices now can get your mind and memory back to where it needs to be.

Chronic pain is so common that many people believe that it is a normal part of life.  This is not true!  Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong.  If you have the obvious signs of trauma like bruising and swelling, these external signs will motivate you to act.

However, if your pain is deep and chronic, you may be wondering not only where is it coming from, but also, what can you do to stop the cycle?  The most commonly misunderstood treatment for both chronic pain and memory loss is a change in dietary habits!

You are what you consume, absorb, and what your body is able to eliminate.  If you are eating wheat products, refined carbohydrates and sugars, trans-fats and refined oils, you are essentially putting gasoline on the inflammatory fires that are causing your to suffer!  If you actively look at all of your food choices you make, you may begin to see patterns of foods that increase your pain and suffering.

If you simply reduce the amount of carbohydrates, refined oils and trans-fats and cut down on the consumption of dairy, wheat and gluten, increase water, exercise and super-nutrients, you will see your body begin to change quickly.  Fat loss, reduction in pain and a clearer head will be the result.

Improving nutrients like high-DHA content fish oils, B-Vitamins and coconut oils and butter can all assist your body in feeling and function better.

If you have inflammation in your digestive track and you are unable to absorb nutrients, you may want to consider IV nutritional therapies to get the nutrients directlyMedical staff adjusting IV into the cells to help your body recover and heal.

Overall, re-assessment of what you eat, how you move and what your nutrient profile is will help your body feel refreshed, give you pain relief and get you clearer.  If you are looking to correct your postural misalignments, recover from new or old trauma, and get your strength and flexibility back, we have services and providers that can have you feeling and looking better in no time!  Why suffer another day?  Call us now to schedule a complimentary consultation to see how our services can benefit you!

If you are interested in our other pain relief therapies, please see: http://benchmarkmedicalgroup.com/services-knee-pain

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Will you continue to damage your body this year? Or is it time to HEAL?

energizedontheplateSo here it is, a New Year!  What are you going to do to make the story of your life better?  What are your goals and dreams?  What are the limiting beliefs and physical limitations preventing you from becoming the best you can be in 2014?

Remember, you are constantly regenerating as long as you are alive and taking in fuel!  The passing of the old year and the dawning New Year with its hope of renewing your life is taking place every day inside your body!  Did you know that every day you have new cells lining your organs? Did you know your muscles, ligaments, tendons, 549780_10151483414195154_837617108_ndiscs and bones are constantly rebuilding and breaking down?  If you want to change your body and change your health state and change your life, what are you waiting for?  Your body is a magnificent work of art that is meant to be healthy inside and out! If you feed yourself the right nutrients, the right exercise, and have the mindset that nothing can stop you from achieving your goals, you WILL!

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In this time of thinking about renewal and rebirth, don’t limit yourself! You are not your story of the past, you are not other people’s ideas about you, and you are capable of achieving great things if you have the right beliefs, coaches, and technology to get you there! isn’t it time to HEAL?    Don’t delay, call us today or see our daily specials!  We can help you get there!

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Children Need Good Posture Too!

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The Chinese proverb, “As the twig is bent so grows the tree” is very fitting when I watch the Windsor high school kids walk past our office carrying backpacks that are ill-fitting and overloaded.  The loads that are being placed on the tissues of the spinal column and nervous system will have consequences far beyond pain for these young people.

Having a healthy spine in youth is incredibly important.  Structures of the spine and nervous system are dependent on upright and normal structure in order to grow and develop into normal adult spines. Having an abnormal spine and posture during the formative years that goes uncorrected can lead to serious pain, disability, and a myriad of health conditions in adulthood.

Parents do not hesitate to pay thousands of dollars on their children’s wardrobes so that they can fit in at school. They pay thousands of dollars for braces because it is very easy to see when the teeth are crooked. However, because there is no zipper down our backs, parents often leave their children’s spines uncorrected either because they cant’s see the problem or they don’t know how serious it is.

Posture controls our nervous system and our nervous system controls every cell, tissue, and organ in our bodies.  This is true if you’re 8, 18 or 80.  The difference is that children’s spines respond very well to structural rehabilitation, require less time and often make substantial changes toward normal. Children need to have a normal postural start just like they need the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic.  The fundamentals of learning, processing information, and manipulating the environment effectively start with a healthy spine and posture.

Children who have normal healthy spines are of the strongest and best amongst their peers.  They excel at sports and, because good posture commands respect, they are often leaders.  Posture is an integral part in getting respect from elders and, although unconscious, it makes people more attractive to those around them. Posture and symmetry are important in nature and no less important in our children.

If you know a child or teen who complains of headaches, neck pain, back pain, or if they have obvious postural abnormalities due to backpacks and videogames, there is hope!  We at Benchmark Medical Group have helped numerous student athletes in Northern Colorado achieve their sport goals and have helped numerous kids grow up straighter, stronger and healthier.  Don’t wait until those children’s bones become adult and the problems are “set in stone,” get those spines fixed before adulthood and let them reach their full potential!

Call us today to see if you or your children are candidates for our amazing life-changing technologies and CBP® Structural Rehabilitation protocols.

Dr. Jason W. Haas

Your Posture Controls Your Heart!

Heart disease is still the number one killer of Americans. Every year there are countless lives cut short as a result of poor lifestyle choices that include a high fat/high sugar diet.  This deadly combination causes the body to produce insulin and insulin is used by the body to breakdown sugar.  However, insulin is also a fat-storage hormone that causes fats and triglycerides to be stored in places where we don’t want them, including the interior of the arteries.

If these arteries are clogged with cholesterol, triglycerides and fat, and the arteries supply vital tissues like the heart brain or kidneys, a small clot in that artery can lead to the affected tissues not getting enough oxygen and the tissue dies. If this occurs in the brain, it’s called a stroke, and in the heart it’s called a myocardial infarction. It only takes a few minutes of deprived tissue oxygen to cause the heart or brain to cease function entirely and death ensues.

Obviously this is one of the major reasons why we have incorporated medical weight loss in to our protocols of care at Benchmark Medical Group.  Medical weight loss controls carbohydrates and fats and enables the body to shed excess weight and fat from the exterior (belly and thighs) and from the interior (around organs and inside vessels.) We have seen tremendous changes in the blood chemistry panels of our patients as they loss the inches and fat and concurrently lose the excess cholesterol and triglycerides from their bodies.

However, something is still missing. If a person has a healthy weight and good blood panels, that should protect them from heart disease and stroke, right? Not always.  What is missing from the picture is the fundamental understanding that the heart and cardiovascular systems are controlled by the nervous system, which is housed in the spinal column!  If there is degeneration at the level of the spinal cord where the nerves feed strength, energy, and information to the heart and vessels, the information will not be able to transmit efficiently from the nervous system to the target tissue.  This can lead to an otherwise healthy person suffering from ill effects of abnormal posture.

Never forget that the nervous system controls every cell and tissue in the body, and understand that your posture controls your nervous system.  If you have too much curve in your mid-back, this can be a major complication for your organs and lead to a an increased risk of premature death!  Your posture is a crucial component of better health and wellbeing and must be address as a part of a wellness program.

At our state-of-the-art facility, we are able to accurately measure your spine and posture using our digital equipment and we have the tools necessary to correct spinal and postural abnormalities that may be complicating bodily pain, as well and decreasing your overall health.  If you would like to find out if you are a candidate for the postural rehabilitation methods we employ, or if you have been told you need to lose weight or lower your cholesterol, contact us today to see if we can get you on the road to better health!

Dr. Jason W. Haas

Posture and Digestive Improvements

I have said again and again that the nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system in the body. This fundamental fact cannot be stated enough.  The effects of poor posture placing stress and strain on the nervous system can be very far reaching. Poor posture weakens our overall structure, leading to weakening of the nerves that supply vital information to our organs and this reduction in good nerve health can result in overall poor organ health.

Do you suffer from digestive problems? Have you found foods that “don’t agree with you?” Do you find yourself using laxatives and other digestion enhancers because your bowels do not function the way they should? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the problem may not just be in your gut but also in your spine!

Abnormal posture can reduce the amount of information and signal strength that is sent to the organs that are necessary for digestion. We know that weakness of the muscles that attach the ribs to the pelvis can interfere with good digestion. These muscles are also affected by poor posture.  Poor posture can cause weakness of the abdominal musculature and these muscles are also involved in good digestive function.  Everything is connected and everything is controlled by the nervous system that is housed within the spinal column.  If there are postural abnormalities in the areas that are trying to send information to the digestive organs, they may not function as expected.

The problem arises when these postural distortions are present without pain. Many people realize that pain in an indication that there is something wrong and needs to be addressed. However, many postural distortions that are present don’t necessarily have to cause pain.  This is why it is so important to have a thorough postural and structural evaluation.  Preventing the problem before it arises is key to keeping your digestive and overall health optimal.

If you are suffering from health conditions that are preventing normal weight loss, normal digestive function, or if you are suffering from a condition that does not appear to have a cause, maybe we can help!  Please don’t delay, contact us today to see if you are a candidate for our postural and structural rehabilitation protocols.

Dr. Jason W. Haas

Posture and Lung Function

Do you frequently find yourself out of breath?  Were you diagnosed with asthma as a child and have never been able to really take a deep breath because of fear of an attack? Have you found yourself more and more winded doing the same exercises?

The problem may not be with your lungs themselves.  The problem may actually be postural!  There are centers in your brain and nervous system that send direct nerve signal to the lungs and diaphragm.  Studies over the last 100 years have demonstrated that postural distortions weaken these nerves, leading to a decrease in information coming from the spinal cord and nervous system to the lungs.

These postural distortions which weaken the nerves can lead to an overall decrease in expansion of the diaphragm and lungs and can lead to less oxygen perfusion to the tissues.  Addressing the postural distortions can strengthen not only the postural muscles that hold us upright, but also allow energy and information to travel more effectively and efficiently to the lungs, thus leading to better breathing.

We use pulse oximetry on every new patient and often we’ll see number that are at or below normal.  This tells us that the body is not getting the vital oxygen it needs for the tissues to function the way we want.  On the follow-up examinations, we regularly see improvements in the oxygen perfusion.  This demonstrates that our care is assisting the lungs in getting more oxygen to the body.  I attribute these changes to several factors, including CBP® Structural Rehabilitation, which helps restore normal posture and alignment to the spine, and Powerplate® Physical Therapy, which increases circulation and further strengthens postural muscles. I also attribute many of the improvements we see in oxygenation to our medical weight loss programs due to the measurable changes in visceral fat, which chokes the internal organs.

Our programs are successful in improving the quality of life of our patients as measured by the SF-36 outcome measure, which gives a rating to physical, social and emotional health. It is logical to see that if a person is breathing better, they will have a better quality of life and be able to do the activities they enjoy without a struggle.  These important improvements are very common in our office and we are fortunate to have the tools necessary to help improve so many lives.

If you are suffering from poor breathing, poor endurance and strength, or just feel that you are “out-of-shape,” what are you waiting for? We have the tools to help improve your quality of live and get you feeling and breathing better in no time.  Call us to see if you are a candidate for our rehabilitation and to see what we can do to change your life for the better!

Dr. Jason W. Haas

Leveling the Foundation

Can you build a house from the top down? No. Can you expect your home to last generations if the foundation is crooked? No.  Mudjacking, or the act of injecting concrete into the foundation of your house can level the foundation and cause the cracks in the attic go away, allow the doors and windows to close properly and can equalize the pressure on the structure so the house will last longer under the constant loads caused by gravity.

What about your spine? If the foundation of your spine is unlevel, you may see changes in how you walk, how your clothes fit on one side compared to the other and over time, the abnormal loads that are placed on the joints will cause them to wear out faster than they normally would. If you’ll pay to have your house leveled, don’t you think it would be wise to know the magnitude of difference in your foundation to your nervous system? Of course!

There have been numerous analyses over the years to determine if one leg is shorter or longer than the other, these have been refined and we at Benchmark have a way to determine within a millimeter the differences in your leg lengths.  Most adults have a difference in the long bones of the legs and this difference can be miniscule to very significant.  Either way, without a very specific x-ray, it is nearly impossible to determine the difference.  Tape measurements on the skin from the hip to the ankle are unreliable.  Visual measurement of the heels of the feet is unreliable, and worse yet, many practitioners who find the differences do nothing to address the underlying anatomical difference!

This problem starts in the teen years when the long bones are developing.  They do not always grow symmetrically and when those bones harden into adult bone, there can be a major difference in the length of the bones.  This can lead to numerous problems including, but not limited to, an increase in disc herniation, low back pain, accelerated hip joint degeneration, and the subsequent pain and disability that follow.

These anatomical leg length differences cannot be manipulated away.  Manipulation of the lumbar spine, pelvis, or sacroiliac joints cannot make bones that are done growing grow longer! Only proper orthotic inserts and lifts can accomplish a leveling of the foundation.  In leveling the foundation of the spine and posture with these orthotics, we often see resolution of abnormal shoe wear, tilted postures and, in many cases a resolution of pain and dysfunction.

If you suspect that you may have a difference in your leg lengths, don’t delay!  Every day you walk around on an uncorrected leg length difference, gravity is working against you and accelerating the degenerative process.  We at Benchmark Medical Group have a reliable, repeatable, and scientific analysis that will help us determine if you are a candidate for orthotics or shoe lifts. We may have a solution to your suffering that you cannot find elsewhere.  Call us today to see if we can help you or your loved ones!

Dr. Jason W. Haas

Treating Symptoms

We often say that symptoms are our body’s way of telling us that something is wrong.  This usually means that a tissue or joint has been damaged either through a trauma, or through a repetitive stress, or poor postural habit.  Symptoms are an important part of the care that we provide in our office, as we desire to alleviate the suffering associated with the symptoms as much as possible.

However, it is very important to understand that the symptoms cannot be the only thing that is treated under our care. If we only address the symptoms, we will often miss the fundamental underlying cause of the suffering and although the symptoms may subside temporarily, they will return.  Alternatively, if the symptoms do not improve or are ignored, they may worsen with time or make the person much more susceptible to further injury.

Pain is more than an annoyance, pain can cause us to do things or act in a way that can have much more significant consequences than we would expect.  Pain can interfere with our relationships, make us less attentive to our children, and interfere with our ability to perform our duties at work. Pain can make us grumpy, make us more likely to self-medicate and can lead to many problems beyond the current painful situation.  Pain must be addressed to improve our overall quality of life.

Pain, however, cannot be the only factor that is addressed in a rehabilitation facility like ours, we must get to the fundamental underlying cause of the pain in order to assure a better quality of life; and to ensure that the nerves that are causing the pain are not interfering with proper organ function as well.

For example, a person with a painful shoulder that is made worse with activities and certain ranges of motion should have that shoulder assessed to determine the appropriate therapy designed to improved pain-free range of motion and improved strength, endurance, and overall function. However, the assessment of the shoulder pain and loss of function must also include the cervical spine and the nerves that feed strength, energy and information to the tissues around that joint. In the process of analyzing what is causing the shoulder pain, an assessment of the nerves sending strength, energy and information to the organs originating from the same area may give us insight into lung, diaphragm, or cardiovascular dysfunction and improving the structure and function of the nerves in the neck may provide not only relief of the shoulder problem, but may also improve the function of other organs and organ systems.

We can never forget the contribution of our nervous system to the structures and proper function of all the cells, tissues, organs and systems in the body.  Understanding that the nervous system must have proper structure and function to ensure health of all other systems is a vital component to improving overall quality of life.

If you or someone you know is suffering from pain or any other health conditions, we may have a solution!  Please contact us to determine if you are a candidate for our state-of-the-art rehabilitation procedures!

Dr. Jason W. Haas