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Join us for a special day where we appreciate the most important part of what we do: you!
Romo Chiropractic is having a Patient Apprection Day on Saturday, April 12th from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.. (by appointment only)
Bring with you a family member, friend, co-worker, or someone in your life needing a path to better health. This is a great day to introduce them to chiropractic!
You and your friends will receive:
- Consultation - New patients will be offered a consultation with Dr. Edgar Romo at no cost or obligation.
- Examination - New patient will be scheduled for thorough spinal and nervous system exam and other components necessary to properly detect problems and develop an individualized treatment plan if necessary.
- Foot Scan - All patient will get a foot scan to help improve your overall health by supporting your foundation. The feet are the foundation of the body. They support you when you stand, walk, or run. Feet also help protect your spine, bones, and soft tissues from stress as you move. By stabilizing and balancing your feet, Foot Levelers orthotics enhance your body’s performance and efficiency, reduce pain, and contribute to your total body wellness.
- Chair Massage - All patient will get a chair massage to help focus on realigning the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders.
- REPORT OF FINDINGS on you next visit
|You can enter for a chance to win a 8GB Tablet during your appointment.|
Give us a call at (209) 571-1999 to reserve your spot or to request time with our online scheduling.
Spread the word, let your friends know that Chiropractic works and its safe and Natural. They won’t know unless you tell them!
Gental Family Care: We offer fast apin relief in a warm and friendly environment geared towards patient comfort. Our treatment is gental and most important effective.
We accept most Insurance and also offer very affordable care plans fro those with no insurance.
It's been said that "movement is life," and from a health perspective, there's no better example than the dramatic impact consistent physical activity has on disease risk. In fact, regular exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of developing many forms of cancer, including breast cancer. But exercise isn't the only form of "movement" that may affect breast cancer risk, according to a recent study. Results of the investigation, presented at the American Society for Cell Biology meeting in San Francisco, suggest that applying physical pressure to malignant breast cells helped the cells regain a normal growth pattern, rather than triggering cancer.
Guatham Venugopalan, one of the study researchers, emphasized that, like other studies, this investigation emphasizes the health benefits of physical movement / activity:
"People have known for centuries that physical force can influence our bodies," said Venugopalan. "When we lift weights our muscles get bigger. The force of gravity is essential to keeping our bones strong. Here we show that physical force can play a role in the growth – and reversion – of cancer cells."
An estimated one in eight U.S. women develops breast cancer, making it one of the most prevalent cancers and a serious public health issue, to say the least. Yet if caught early, more than 90 percent of breast cancer victims survive, making prevention, early diagnosis and treatment strategies critical. That's why regular self-examinations are encouraged, along with periodic mammograms. For more information on breast cancer prevention and screening, click here. For more detailed information regarding the study, click here.
Manage Stress for Better Quality of Life
Feeling stressed out? You are hardly alone. According to the American Psychological Association, one-third of Americans feel that they are living with extreme stress, with money and work taking the biggest toll. Nearly half of Americans believe that stress is affecting their work and home life. While some stress is normal, extreme or ongoing stress can become debilitating, contributing to everything from lack of energy and upset stomach to heart disease and family breakups. The good news is that there areeffective ways to deal with all types of stress, from the everyday to the chronic.
Recognizing the different types of stress gives us a clue about how to respond to it. When we encounter something new or face pressure at work, we feel everyday, or acute, stress. Our bodies respond as if we are in danger; we breathe faster, our heart rate speeds up, we are on edge and ready to go into action. Everyday stress prepares us to perform and, in most cases, fades away as soon as the initial challenge, called a stressor, is behind us. But even stress that begins as a response to a problem can become a problem in itself, if it's too severe or happens too frequently. Episodic acute stress interferes with daily life; it lingers and recurs, contributing to headaches and sleeplessness as well as weakening our immune system. This can eventually lead to serious illness and affect job performance, relationships, and certainly quality of life. This stress may require some effort, or even treatment, to address.
If stress continues on an ongoing basis and becomes chronic, it can become debilitating or even deadly. It's often at the root of suicide, domestic violence, serious health problems, and mental breakdowns. A traumatic event, such as child abuse or any other frightening incident, can sometimes trigger chronic stress, even years after the actual incident. Post-traumatic stress disorder, all too common among combat veterans, is a type of chronic stress in which victims repeatedly relive the fear, anxiety, and anger of the initial trauma. PTSD has the potential to ruin lives, but it can be effectively treated, sometimes with the help of psychotherapy or medication.
One of the best ways to handle stress is to address it before it begins to snowball. First, consider the cause. Is it something that you can change? If not, accept that it is out of your hands. If the problem issomething you can change, take a positive step, no matter how small, toward making it better. For example, if you are always late for work, set your clock a half-hour earlier. Making healthy choices, such as a modest change in diet or an exercise program, can also help reduce stress. Also, be sure you are getting enough sleep -- most adults need 7-9 hours each night.
Relaxation techniques (including some that can be done anywhere) can also help reduce stress. Deep breathing is simple and effective. You could also try progressive muscle relaxation (slowly relaxing individual muscle groups while focusing on a peaceful scene), visualization (imagining yourself in a pleasant, peaceful setting), and meditation (quietly concentrating on a calming thought, word, or object).
It is important to recognize when stress is becoming episodic, chronic, or too big a problem to handle. If you find yourself unable to sleep, snapping at others in anger, getting physically ill, or spiraling into depression, do not wait -- reach out for help! Talk to family members or friends about what you are feeling. See your health-care provider, who can offer detailed information about diet, exercise, and relaxation, or refer you to a mental health center for counseling or other services. Remember, there is no shame in seeking help when you have a problem. In fact, getting help is a sign of strength and demonstrates that you are taking control of the situation and that you are working to make it better.
What is the purpose of No Shave November?
No Shave Novemver is, as the name implies, an annual tradition in which men don't shave for the entire month of November, growing facial hair in the name of raising awareness of men's prostate health, to promote manliness, or just because. Women can also participate by not shaving their legs and/or armpits. No Shave November has it's roots in the slightly older Movember, the international version in which men grow mustaches in the month of November to promote prostate cancer awareness. Movember, however, allows participants to shave their beard and trim their mustache, where No Shave November doesn't allow shaving of any sort. The tradition of No Shave November is viewed by some as a response to wearing pink ribbons for breast cancer awareness during the month of September.
Movember began in Australia in 1999 and quickly spread throughout the world. Soon Americans had began celebrating No-Shave November and the point of the whole thing was forgotten by many and the tradition became, for some, a celebration of laziness. Some celebrities who have participated in No-Shave-November include David Beckham, Brad Pitt, Gerald Butler, and a large number of the Green Bay Packers.
What are the rules of No Shave November?
No Shave November's rules are simple yet firm. On October 31st male participants are to shave off all facial hair(or any other hair they wish to remove in observance of the tradition), and women are to shave off all leg and/or armpit hair. Participants are encouraged to take a photo at this point to prove their clean-shaveness and to compare before/after photos at the end of the month. Though those who are participating in contests have to fully shave men who are already sporting facial hair and who do not wish to compete can just continue to grow it in support of the cause. During the month of November no shaving, trimming, or waxing is allowed. On November 30th contests are usually held and after pictures are taken, though the official day for shaving is December 1st. Of course, if a participant does not want to shave they don't have to. There's always Don't Shave December, Just don't Shave January, Forgot to Shave February, Manly March, etc....
Now that summer has finally arrived, it is tempting to spend as much time outdoors as we can, taking advantage of the long days and the brilliant sun. But summer can also bring with it a lot of heat, so it’s important to know how to keep cool on those hot summer days and how to recognize the signs of heat stroke.
The body normally regulates its own temperature by sweating as ambient temperatures rise. However, in cases of extreme heat, the body’s regulation mechanism can sometimes be overwhelmed, leading first to heat exhaustion and then to heat stroke if nothing is done. The danger of heat stroke is particularly risky on days that are extremely hot and humid, as excessive humidity does not allow the body to cool itself properly through sweating.
Those at greater risk of heat stroke are babies, the elderly, those with heart, kidney or lung disease, and people taking some forms of medication. When it is very hot and humid, body temperature in those affected can rise very quickly to 106 °F or more in only about 10-15 minutes. Following are some of the possible signs of heat stroke:
- Body temperature 103 °F or above
- Hot, red, dry skin, with no sweating
- Strong, rapid pulse and deep breathing
- Weak pulse and shallow breathing
- Nausea and vomiting
- Throbbing headache
- Lack of consciousness
Heat stroke can cause organ failure, brain damage, and eventually death if not treated promptly. If you believe someone may have heat stroke, move them to a cool or shady location and call emergency services immediately. While waiting for help, you can do some things to help minimize the damage.
Get the victim cooled down as quickly as possible; remove excess clothing and use whatever method available to reduce the victim’s body temperature. Ideally, place them in a bathtub filled with cool water. If that is not possible, a cold shower or ice packs on the head, neck, groin and armpits will help. In situations with lower humidity, you can also wrap the victim in a sheet that has been wet with cold water and turn a fan on them. If outdoors, cool water from a garden hose can be used to cool down the victim while waiting for help.
To help ensure that you do not become a victim of heat stroke yourself, be sure to keep well hydrated on hot days, wear light clothing, avoid alcohol, and seek out air-conditioned environments. If you don’t have air conditioning at home, consider going to the mall, the library or taking in a movie. Using these tips will help you to enjoy your summer safely!