Friday, June 22, 2012

Weight lifting and Chiropractic

Check out this link from some powerlifters and how they use Chiropractic to improve their quality of life and performance.

It is not uncommon for professional athletes to receive regular adjustments to enhance their game. (Of course this translates into millions of dollars in contracts for them!)

Here is a list of several athletes/teams that utilize Chiropractic regularly:

NFL Teams: Check out your favorite team and see who their team Doc is by following this link.

Browse the rest of the links on this site. The videos are interesting.

Lance Armstrong: Here is a quote by Lance Armstrong in his book "Every Second Counts" Lance describes Jeff Spencer DC as "part doctor, part guru, part medicine man...while he fixed us physically, he also fixed us mentally...we believed he could fix anything."

Tiger Woods: Yes, even Tiger needs to get adjusted. It might not fix all of his problems, but it will definately help his golf game.

College Athletes:
In 2006, a study analyzing Division I NCAA college athletes at inter-college sporting events in Hawaii found that chiropractic usage within the last 12 months was reported by 39% of respondents.

Well, I hope this will motivate more people to discover the benefits of Chiropractic and take advantage of it.

Yours in Health,

Dr. Russell

Chiropractic for kids

Kids lead very active lifestyles and need to get adjusted too. Trampolines, gymnastics, football, baseball, and all the craziness that kids get into can definitely cause a misalignment. Are they having a hard time sleeping at night, pain that none of the other Dr.s can explain why they are having it, or headaches? These are just a few signs that should trigger a visit to the Chiropractor. Children respond well to adjustments and usually take less treatments because of their youthfulness. Call our office if you want to set up a free consultation to discuss your concerns about your child's health. 775-882-3555

Friday, May 25, 2012

New Name for the Clinic

Unlike my blog, we have been doing alot of updates at our clinic in Carson City Nevada. We recently changed the name to Kona Chiropractic. If you can imagine yourself relaxing and enjoying your time on an island in the middle of the pacific then this is the clinic for you. Stress is a large factor in your rate of healing. We believe the more relaxed you are the faster you will heal. We also added massage therapy to our clinic. Robin Casey is our in house massage therapist and is in high demand. Call our office to book your appointment with her. Hot stone, deep tissue, swedish, relaxation are just a few of her fortes when it comes to meeting your massage needs. You might have noticed our new logo as well. If you really like it we will hook you up with a limited edition Kona Chiropractic T-shirt just for referring in you friends and family. We hope that you will enjoy the changes we have made and will continue to add more to our services to give you the best chiropractic experience in all of Northern Nevada. Aloha Dr. Russell and the staff at Kona Chiropractic

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Spinal Decompression

Non surgical spinal decompression is a great alternative for the treatment of herniated, bulging and degenerative discs. For patients that are suffering from sciatic pain or are possibly facing surgery, this is a non invasive procedure that facilitates the body's natural healing process of the disc.

Anyone that has had a disc injury knows that it isn't easy to heal up from. The process is long and the pain can be excruciating. Also if not rehabbed correctly, this leaves one prone to a life of intermittent bouts of spine pain.

One key factor to the healing process is how much blood flow the disc receives. Blood delivers essential nutrients to the tissues that make up our bodies. It helps us repair injured tissues and also helps us to get rid of injured cellular debris as well. Unfortunately the intervertebral discs do not get a lot of blood flow which hinders the speed at which our bodies can recuperate from an injury (ie: herniated or bulging disc). In fact the discs rely upon spinal movement to facilitate a type of pumping mechanism to help drive nutrients in and out.

Here is the catch 22: when you injure your spine, the last thing you want to do is move. Muscles stiffen up and pain, achiness and swelling all start settle in for the long hall.

Non surgical spinal decompression helps with the repair of injured vertebral discs by passively inducing spinal motion. It allows the spine to move without causing severe pain to the injured tissue. The results of this treatment can be a decrease in patient pain intensity and frequency.

For more information on this procedure please contact our office for a complimentary consultation. 775-882-3555 office or visit our website at

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Arthritis and Cold Laser

So I know it has been a while since I posted something to my blog, so here goes.

Arthritis: Cold Laser a New Treatment Option
What is arthritis?
Painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints.

Are there different types of arthritis?
Yes there are several different types of arthritis. All are inflammatory conditions of the joints; the difference between them is what causes the inflammation.

Osteoarthritis (OA): This is the most common arthritis and typically shows up in knees, hips, backs, fingers etc. It is usually due to trauma or repetitive wear and tear on the joints. When you hear someone say they can feel a storm coming because their joints start to ache, this is typically attributed to osteoarthritis.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA): This type of arthritis is due to an auto immune disease. The person’s own bodily defenses attack the joint surfaces causing inflammation and pain. This type of arthritis can be mild to severe and usually manifests itself in the hands and feet although all joints may be affected.

Gouty arthritis (Gout): This arthritic condition is due to the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joint. People that are affected by gout usually have flare ups due to certain foods that are ingested. When the body can’t break down the urate, this material accumulates in the joints and causes painful inflammation. The most common joints affected are the big toe and knee.

There are other types of arthritis, but those listed above are the most prevalent.
What can I do for the treatment of arthritis? This varies depending on the patient. Some choose to manage their pain with drugs. Using over the counter medications such as Advil, Tylenol etc. or even stronger drugs that require a prescription. Some use moist heat treatments such as hot tubs and saunas. Some turn to topicals like Icy Hot, Bengay or Flex All 454. Although these may help alleviate the pain of arthritis they don’t address the real problem which is getting rid of the inflammation that is causing the pain in the first place. It is like being in a ship at sea with a hole in the bottom. Would you rather spend your time bailing water with a bucket or would you rather repair the hole?
How can I stop bailing water and start repairing my damaged joints?

1) Cold laser treatments
2) Change in diet
3) Specific exercises

Call our office today to schedule your cold laser visits.


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Monday, November 1, 2010

Check out this guest post I did for my friend Luke Wold.

I wrote up a recent article talking about the importance of Chiropractic care and it's ability to improve athletic performance. If you haven't checked out Wold Fitness, now is the time to browse his site. It is packed with tons of great info and a lot of videos demonstrating genius ways to maximize your workouts.