By: Dr. Sten Ekberg DC
X-Rays - Radiation exposure is cumulative so how much do you want to add on?
- Radon (Georgia leads the southeast according to the EPA: avg 822 deaths/yr)
- Using a cell phone
- Using a computer monitor
- Wi-Fi network
- Cell phone tower
- Dental x-rays
- Airport security screening
- Flying in an airplane
- CT Scan
- Living in higher elevations (further away from sea level)
- Sun exposure (which you need for vitamin D)
- Bone density scan
- Cigarette smoking
- Fluorescent lights (won't find them in our office)
- Natural gas for cooking and heating
- even Drinking water (don't stop - just don't expose yourself to other radiation)
- and more
While not all types and sources of radiation are the same, scientists agree their net effect is to increase your risk of cancer and other health problems.
Do you really want to add on with x-rays from the chiropractor? Plus these x-rays don't show where the problem is or where to adjust they just show where the bones are at that moment.
The UK National Academy of Science believes that x-rays could be responsible for 4 per cent of leukemia and up to 8 per cent of all other cancers (WDDTY vol 4 no 6).
We only take x-rays when suspecting fracture or pathology. We want you to be healthy. You do not need radiation from x-rays, no matter how small, that are not needed. X-rays also do not show chiropractors where to adjust. The bones in your body don't move without the muscles pulling on them, the muscles don't pull on the bones with out the brain giving it feedback. The brain controls everything in the body. The brain controls all muscles in your body including your heart beating, blood vessels pumping blood, contractions for bending a limb, etc.
Through discoveries made in neuro-science, bio feedback, neuro feedback, Heart rate variability etc, we know that the brain and nervous system regulates ALL function in the body. We also know that problems, pain or degenerative diseases, occur after some degree of loss of proper regulation or degeneration. Therefore true health care is about optimizing brain function and not merely about avoiding pain. Cardiovascular disease, hypertension, autoimmune problems don’t hurt until it’s too late. Chiropractic, which is neurologically based, helps restore balance and optimize function and regulation before there is a symptom for peak performance. That’s what prevention is all about.
In our office we help you get out of pain, and we help keep you out of pain by helping you learn how to optimize your health. We provide bio-feedback, neuro feedback, breathing exercises, chiropractic adjustments and health seminars. The health seminars and all our in office education focuses on issues for your whole body not just your spine. We want everyone to be the healthiest they can be, and that is why we offer all of this in our office.