Did This Happen When You Fell On Your Butt?

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Did This Happen When You Fell On Your Butt?

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Snowboarding season is upon us here in Colorado and I can’t tell you how many times I have treated these athletes for sacroiliac joint butt-landing ligament injuries. These ligament failures accompany sacroiliac joint subluxations (misalignments less than dislocations) with attendant pain, stiffness and weakness. Depending upon the patient’s age and general health, immediate, accurate diagnosis and treatment will re-align the sacroiliac joints and heal the ligaments for uncomplicated recovery.

On the other hand, most people with chronic low back-hip-pelvis-leg pain, stiffness and weakness have, at some time in the more distant past, fallen on their butts and experienced the same injuries. Due to the long-term wear and tear of these injuries, these cases are often complicated by more severe ligament laxities, inflammation, cartilage loss and the pain of degenerative osteoarthritis.

I recommend that you take care of your sacroiliac joint ligament injuries and their attendant joint subluxations quickly and effectively. If you are still symptomatic after undergoing reasonable treatment, seek another opinion from a sacroiliac joint injury expert. Left unattended, these injuries can make your life miserable.


Strength Improvements In Low Back & Hip Pain Patient After First Treatment, By Dr. Tom Groover

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Spinal nerve roots are the large nerves emanating from your spinal cord. These nerves are inhibited when your spinal vertebra misalign. When your nerves become inhibited, the muscles controlled by those nerves are weakened.

A myotome is a group of muscles which a single spinal nerve root enervates. In the diagram above, you will see the myotomes listed in relation to the nerve roots which control them. These myotomes of a 56 year-old female patient with low back and hip pain were tested before and after low back and pelvis treatment using a hand held computer assisted dynamometer. She demonstrated an immediate average 16.7% lumbar myotome strength increase, and 22.4% improvement in strength disparities between her right and left side lumbar myotomes. Healthy patients are expected to have less than 6% strength differences between their right and left sides.

You will notice her hip adductor strengths decreased after her first treatment. This was because her pain had not completely resolved because her condition had not stabilized. At Groover Chiropractic Clinic, we consider our patients have stabilized when patients are maintaining the corrective care we give them. Another lumbar myotome test will be performed for this patient when she has stabilized, and her muscle strengths are expected to be significantly greater.


Stand Up to Allergies

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Your body will tend to accumulate toxins more during the colder months of the year and the rising temperatures of spring starts the “melting” and mobilization of these more stagnant toxins into your body’s srotamsi. Normally your srotamsi will deliver these toxins into your blood or lymphatic circulation, sweat glands, etc. for effective elimination. During spring, however, the volume and consistency of these migrating toxins tend to clog your srotamsi. Resulting extracellular toxicity and cellular nutritional deficiencies will impair normal cellular function making your tissues, organs and systems, including your immune system, less vital and adaptable.

Your accumulated toxins are considered environmental.They enter your extracellular environment from the both the outer environment and as ama, or waste from bad digestion. As ama accumulates within your respiratory system it combines with your respiratory mucus to form a sticky toxin called shleshma to not only congest, irritate and inflame the linings of your sinuses, throat, bronchi and lungs, but to form a fertile breeding ground for bacteria and virus.

Here are some practical, low-cost, some ancient and some modern, natural, tips for preventing or managing your allergies at the level of their cause:

  1. Drink the appropriate, measured amount of water for you body weight and activity. Warm water is better than cold because it is more mobilizing and hydrating. Good hydration will help dilute and move shleshma.
  2. Consume turmeric, sage, red pepper, cumin and coriander. They are good allergy fighters.
  3. Observe a Kapha-Pitta pacifying diet to help mobilize shleshma and reduce inflammation. Use Pitta Tea and Pitta Spices.
  4. Follow a very low carbohydrate way of eating to detox your body, reduce inflammation and improve your cellular and organ function.

Visit Groover Chiropractic Clinic for your quarterly wellness check-up or as a prospective new patient. Our approach to joint-muscle-nerve corrective care removes: joint pains which deplete your energy, joint inflammation which contributes to your body’s total systemic inflammation, and blockages and imbalances from your nervous system for better control and regulation of your body’s cells, tissues, organs and systems.

You may also request a nutrition consultation with Dr. Groover, and he will check your ayurvedic pulse and help you adopt his allergy season recommendations into your daily routine.