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What is chiropractic?   Leave a comment

What is chiropractic? Here is a great FAQ from the ACA

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Tips to Prevent Back Pain   Leave a comment

  • Maintain a healthy diet and weight.
  • Remain active—under the supervision of your doctor of chiropractic.
  • Avoid prolonged inactivity or bed rest.
  • Warm up or stretch before exercising or other physical activities, such as gardening.
  • Maintain proper posture.
  • Wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes.
  • Sleep on a mattress of medium firmness to minimize any curve in your spine.
  •  Lift with your knees, keep the object close to your body, and do not twist when lifting.
  • Quit smoking. Smoking impairs blood flow, resulting in oxygen and nutrient deprivation to spinal tissues.
  • Work with your doctor of chiropractic to ensure that your computer workstation is ergonomically correct.

What Is Chiropractic ?   Leave a comment

Chiropractic begins with the principle that the human organism has an innate power to maintain its own health. The art of chiropractic focuses on adjustments to correct spinal malfunctions, called Subluxations, in order to remove interference to the spinal cord and the nerves that exit between the bones of the spine. Science has found that the nerve system controls all other organs and tissues of the body, so a nerve system functioning at its best facilitates the body’s ability to cope and heal from disability and disease. Because of its potential to enable patients to live healthier, more fulfilling lives, chiropractic has been called “The Big Idea.”

The chiropractic approach to health care is holistic, stressing the patient’s overall well being. It recognizes that many factors affect health, including exercise, diet, rest, environment and heredity. Chiropractic focuses on maintaining optimal health naturally so that the body is better able to resist disease, rather than simply treating the symptoms of disease. Chiropractors use natural, drug-less, non-surgical health care and rely on the body’s inherent recuperative abilities.
When bones of the spine become misaligned or move out of their normal position, they can distort the flow of information from the brain to the body. Without the proper information from the nerve system, the body cannot function to its full potential. That’s why chiropractors gently correct these mis-alignments (or vertebral Subluxations) – to correct interference to the nerve system and the body’s ability to control and coordinate its many functions.

At our office we use many natural healing modalities to help our members recover their health and experience a new level of pain free health! Below is a list of methods of therapeutic care we employ:

Some of the conditions we commonly see:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Disc injury
  • Arthritis
  • Insomnia
  • Sports injuries
  • Dancing
  • Weight loss
  • Diabetes
  • Headaches
  • Hip pain
  • Knee and leg pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Asthsma
  • Joint pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastritis
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Depression

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About Dr. Mouroux   Leave a comment

Doctor Bradley Mouroux is a native son of California, born in Morgan Hill, he has lived in the South Valley for over 30 years.  He graduated U.C. Davis with a B.S. degree in Cellular biology.  Dr. Mouroux went on to perform stem cell research as a biologist achieving accolades from his peers.  It was Later in his career he found that his own health problems of back pain and insomnia led him to seek chiropractic care and as a result changed his life and career forever! His overwhelmingly positive results inspired him to become a Doctor of Chiropractic and a leader of health and wellness in his family and community. Having graduated with high honors, Dr. Mouroux continuously hones his skills staying on top of current health news and topics and educates his patients on the latest in health care. His focus is to help children and adults alike, achieve fantastic health naturally, through chiropractic care for life!  As a health professional, he is a Board Certified Chiropractor and Professional applied kinesiologist. His expertise is in pediatric care, sports injury, automotive injury, neurologic disorders, allergy testing and nutritional counseling/testing.

Why Are Super Foods So Super?   Leave a comment

In recent years, media pundits around the world have proclaimed the extraordinary value of so-called super foods. Blueberries, broccoli, and especially kale have been described as possessing remarkable, almost magical, properties. What is it about these foods that makes them so good for you?

From a basic perspective, adding fresh fruits and vegetables of all types to your daily diet is a very smart way to help improve your current levels of health and well-being. Fresh fruits and vegetables are so important that many national agencies and organizations have promoted the “five to stay alive” rule – these groups recommend eating at least five portions of fruits and vegetables each day.1

Fresh fruits and vegetables provide numerous health benefits, many of which are based upon the actions of biochemicals known as phytonutrients. Certain of these formerly mysterious compounds stimulate enzyme activity and others have actions similar to those of hormones. Many phytonutrients are powerful antioxidants that circulate throughout the body, scooping up and neutralizing free radicals. Free radicals are a normal byproduct of cellular metabolism, but too many of them will cause a lot of problems. Excess free radicals have, for example, been linked to development of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer.2,3 Blueberries, broccoli, and kale are categorized as “super foods” owing to the abundance of phytonutrients they contain and make available to those who consume them.

The takeaway is not to load up on kale, broccoli, and blueberries in an attempt to make up for years of less-than-optimal dietary choices. Rather, the goal is to begin, today, to implement a healthful, balanced food plan. Diets lacking fresh fruits and vegetables in general, and lacking super foods in particular, will not provide you and your family with the resources needed to enjoy productive, energy-filled days. Resolving to follow the “five-to-stay-alive” plan will add literally missing ingredients to your daily health regime. As you upgrade your nutrition, you’re automatically upgrading the functioning of all your body’s systems.

With sufficient dietary phytonutrients, you can help prevent chronic disease, strengthen the immune system, combat the effects of obesity, and obtain numerous anti-aging benefits.

The vast array of advantages that will likely ensue include more restful sleep; enhanced skin tone and muscle tone; increased reserves of energy throughout the day; and improved ability to focus and complete tasks successfully. Improved peace of mind will naturally occur as a consequence of these benefits, and an untapped reservoir of creativity may be revealed. Super foods truly provide super benefits.

1Liu RH: Health-promoting components of fruits and vegetables in the diet. Adv Nutr 4(3):384S-392S, 2013

2Wu TY, et al: Pharmacogenetics, pharmacogenomics and epigenetics of nrf2-regulated xenobioticmetabolizing enzymes and transporters by dietary phytochemical and cancer chemoprevention. Curr Drug Metab 14(6):688-694, 2013

3Pasko P, et al: Rutabaga (Brassica napus L. var. napobrassica) seeds, roots, and sprouts: a novel kind of food with antioxidant properties and proapoptotic potential in Hep G2 hepatoma cell line. J Med Food 16(8):749-759, 2013

Chiropractic Care for the Entire Family   Leave a comment

Chiropractic care is beneficial for all family members, including pre-schoolers, teenagers, and grandparents. As good health is often based upon good spinal health, making sure that everyone’s spine is functioning properly is a key component in maintaining a family’s well-being.

Your spinal column houses and protects your spinal cord, which connects your brain with every organ, tissue, and cell in your body. Irritation caused by a decrease in or loss of full spinal mobility may negatively impact the flow of information within the spinal cord, resulting in muscular aches and pains, lack of restful sleep, nervousness, headaches, and disease. By helping ensure optimum functioning of your spinal column, chiropractic care helps address the causes of these various problems at their source. In this way, chiropractic care helps people of all ages achieve better health and optimum well-being.

Conditions Treated   Leave a comment

Neck Pain
Lower Back Pain
Arthritis
Muscle Pain

Migraine Headaches
Tension Headaches
Whiplash Injuries
Sciatica

Vertigo/Dizziness
Carpal Tunnel
Syndrome
Herniated Discs
Bulging Discs

Numbness/Tingling
Pinched Nerves
Peripheral Neuropathy
Failed Back or Neck Surgery
Balance Disorders

Tremor Disorders
Dystonia
Wellness Care
Family Care

Sports Injuries
Motor Vehicle
Accident injuries