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Our Denver Chiropractors will be OPEN this week (week of March 23)

We are open this week (week of Monday, March 23)and will operate a normal schedule. We are here to help you and pledge to continue to be here for you during this Covid-19 / novel coronavirus crisis. Call us at 303.300.0424 to get in touch with us.

The 50 US State Chiropractic Boards, including the Colorado Chiropractic Board of Examiners (which falls under the control of the State of Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies) are in agreement that chiropractors are essential healthcare workers and therefore should remain open.

Barring a specific order from Governor Polis stating that chiropractic offices should close, we will stay open. We will continue to follow all safety and social distancing procedures that we’ve had in place for weeks now.

(Note: The recent order by Governor Polis that suspended elective procedures applies to surgical procedures or other such procedures that require ventilators, anesthesia machines, and personal protective equipment. This is to preserve such equipment for critical care. Since none of our procedures requires any of this equipment, this ruling does not relate to what we do in our office.)

Denver Chiropractor’s 1-Page Health News

Here is today’s 1-Page Health News:

Health Alert: Low Levels of Air Pollution Can Increase Risk of Cardiac Arrest. New research suggests that for every ten microgram per cubic meter increase in fine-particulate matter (air pollution from sources such as motor vehicle exhaust or bushfires), an individual’s risk for cardiac arrest increases by 1-4%. The Lancet Planetary Health, January 2020

Diet: Is Weekend Eating Making You Fatter? Maintaining a regular eating schedule could be a key for preventing obesity. Among a group of 1,106 university students, researchers observed that those whose eating schedule on weekends was different than on weekdays tended to have a higher body mass index than students with a more consistent eating schedule. Lead author Dr. Maria Izquierdo Pulido explains, “As a result, when intake takes place regularly, the circadian clock ensures that the body’s metabolic pathways act to assimilate nutrients. However, when food is taken at an unusual hour, nutrients can act on the molecular machinery of peripheral clocks (outside the brain), altering the schedule and thus, modifying the body’s metabolic functions.” Nutrients, January 2020

Exercise: High and Low Exercise Intensity Influences Brain Differently. Among a group of 25 male athletes, researchers observed that low-intensity exercise stimulated the parts of the brain associated with cognitive control/attention, while high-intensity exercise increased activity in the areas of the brain associated with emotional processing. Brain Plasticity, January 2020

Chiropractic: Sleep Issues and Lumbar Stenosis. Spinal stenosis is a debilitating condition associated with the degeneration of the spine, which can have a wide range of symptoms including back pain, leg pain, numbness, and tingling in the legs as well as reduced physical function. A new study involving 148 lumbar spinal stenosis patients found that 63.5% were poor sleepers and that poor sleep was associated with both worse quality of life scores and functional disability. Clinical Spine Surgery, January 2020

Mental Attitude: You and Your Baby Really Are on the Same Wavelength. Using dual-brain neuroimaging, researchers observed that baby and parent brain activity rises and falls in sync while sharing toys and maintaining eye contact. Psychological Science, December 2019

Wellness/Prevention: Caring for Your Newborn. Completing a “new parents” class and asking nurses to help with basic baby care while in the hospital can help you prepare for taking care of your newborn at home. Before discharge from the hospital with your newborn, you should know how to do the following: handle a newborn and support your baby’s neck; change your baby’s diaper; bathe, dress, and swaddle your baby; feed and burp your baby; clean the umbilical cord; use a bulb syringe to clear nasal passages; take your newborn’s temperature; and soothe your baby. Department of Health and Human Services, January 2020

Back to work after the snow day- Our Denver Chiropractors are ready to help you.

Feb 10- We are back in the office after the snow day on Friday. We are ready to help you if you need to come see us. Just call 303.300.0424 or us the contact form on our website.

Here is today’s 1-Page Health News:

Diet: Foods That Raise/Lower Diabetes Risk. The current research notes that a diet rich in whole grains, lean dairy, fish, nuts, and fresh vegetables and fruit is associated with a reduced risk for type 2 diabetes. On the other hand, a diet featuring high amounts of red and processed meat, refined grains, and sugar-sweetened beverages is linked to an elevated diabetes risk. National Institute of Public Health (Pakistan), December 2019

Exercise: Exercising in Very Cold Weather May Harm Lungs. Researchers from the University of Alberta warn that lung function can worsen over time when they are exposed to cold weather, especially during exercise. Experts advise that if you work out in the cold, it’s a good idea to do the following: perform an indoor warm-up to help dilate the lungs, reduce your exercise intensity to allow the lungs more time to warm and humidify the air, and shield your mouth from the cold air during exercise. University of Alberta, January 2020

Chiropractic: Spinal Pain and TMD. Using data from the Korean National Health Insurance Review and Assessment database, researchers report that nearly half (48%) of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) patients also have spinal pain. Additionally, the more severe a patient’s TMD symptoms, the more likely they were to also have neck pain or back pain. Past research has demonstrated that dysfunction in the cervical spine can cause or contribute to TMD, and treatment to improve function in the upper spine, such as chiropractic care, can reduce jaw pain and associated disability. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, December 2019

Mental Attitude: Peppermint and Dementia Risk. Among a group of 948 seniors, researchers observed that those unable to smell peppermint and other strong odors were more likely to develop dementia in the following five years. Neuroepidemiology, January 2020

Wellness/Prevention: Losing Tongue Fat May Ease Sleep Apnea. In a study involving 67 obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who participated in a weight loss program, researchers found that a reduction of weight in the tongue contributed to about 30% of the benefit in OSA improvement associated with weight loss. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, January 2020