May 2017

Join Us For “Friends & Family Day”!

We, the staff of Choice Chiropractic and Wellness Center, are happy to invite you to join us for our:

Friends & Family Day
Saturday May 20th
From 8:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

This day is very special for us because it allows us to give back to you, our wonderful patients, while also helping our local community.

On this day, in exchange for your generous donation of $10 or more you will receive:

  • An adjustment (this doesn’t replace your regular adjustment)
  • Refreshments
  • Healthy breakfast options and tips from our Licensed Nutrition Specialist Jeremy Thieroff

Your donations will benefit North Hills Community Outreach, an organization addressing the needs of families in the area who are facing crisis, hardship or poverty.

In addition, anyone you bring who isn’t currently a patient in our office will receive a FREE EXAM and we will donate $20 to NHCO on their behalf!



Find Out More About NHCO!
From the Doctors
Dr. Shannon-

“I want to share some of the most inspiring and important things that I think you should know about your body.

Your Body is Innately and Amazingly Intelligent. Literally every second of every day your body is adapting to countless factors, trying to keep itself in balance to its internal and external environment. Basically it’s trying to keep you alive. The intelligence of the body is carried through the nervous system to every cell in your body. There isn’t a body system or body function that is not directly influenced by the brain and nervous system. By keeping your nervous system functioning as close to 100% as possible, you stand the best chance of keeping your body alive.

Your Health Comes From the Inside Out. There is no way to create true health unless you start by building your health from the inside out. This goes back to the basics of eating properly, exercising, managing stress, sleeping, eliminating toxins, etc. If you’re not doing those things, and you’re trying to mimic health or override the symptoms of not taking care of yourself by using drugs, chemicals, etc., you’re fighting a losing battle. Give your body what it needs to repair itself and make itself whole.

Chiropractic is Safe. For  most people and for most conditions, including health maintenance, chiropractic is clearly a safer option than a lot of the things we do to restore our health. As Americans, we consume 80% of all the drugs manufactured in the world, and we face increasing risks with side effects and even the addiction epidemic with pain pills and opioids. Using drugless and non-invasive chiropractic just makes sense.

Every day I feel like I chose the best profession in the world. I get to help people help themselves get better and live better lives. If you’re ready to take that first step and help yourself, we’re here for you.”


Dr. Ashley-
“ I wish my patients knew what a favor they are doing themselves by allowing their nervous system to work at its absolute best. Did you know that the U.S. consumes over 80% of the world’s pharmaceutical supply and our life expectancy is lower than most less healthy and less advanced countries? I wish we knew how to educate more effectively and educate more people.

Luckily for us and our patient base, most of us won’t fall victim to this statistic. We take pride in educating each of you (and, hopefully, your family and friends!) to make impactful health decisions that will keep you well long-term, and reduce the chances for surgery and hospitalizations down the road. Take a moment and be grateful for what you are doing with your body and your health. It will pay off long-term! And never forget to educate and share your success story with everyone you know!”


“I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you”

– Joyce Meyer

Make Your Diet Less Dangerous!

You may heave heard recently that diabetes is the third-leading cause of death now in the United States. This is a big jump up from its previous spot at number seven.

It is estimated that nearly 50% of all adults living in the United States have diabetes or pre-diabetes, a condition where a person has elevated blood sugar and is at risk to develop diabetes. Diabetes is also a costly illness, costing us over $245 Billion related to health care costs and lost productivity. Most of these cases are Type 2 Diabetes, which is result of poor diet, obesity, and lack of exercise. This is an epidemic and it’s growing.

So how do we curb this problem? The easiest and most effective way is by changing our diets. If you want to add years to your life and avoid costly medications associated with diabetes schedule your FREE initial nutrition consultation with Jeremy today and get started down the path to a healthier, happier you!


How To Run At Your Very Best

Runner’s Knee, otherwise known as patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), is the most common injury among runners. The major symptom of Runner’s Knee is pain below the kneecap, which grows in intensity while running, and may be felt during as well. The cause of the pain is mysterious; unlike other knee injuries, there is no structural damage associated with Runner’s Knee.

The lack of structural abnormalities has led orthopedists to believe that PFPS is a result of overstimulation of the pain nerves in the knee. Accordingly, treating Runner’s Knee requires that you treat the pain, as well as the factors that create the pain. Here are some basic causes of Runner’s Knee:

  • Shoe Selection. Your running shoes are the connection between you and the earth. As a result, they play a very large part in keeping your body healthy and your gait strong. How old are your running shoes and how many miles do they have on them? Old or heavily used running shoes lose cushion and support, which can cause your joints to experience more stress.
  • Running Surface. Do you run on grass or do you run on concrete and pavement? If it’s the latter ones then you may need to switch it up, time from time, to a more forgiving surface. Also, is the surface you run on level? If the level is slanted or uneven it will throw off your gait and your knees will experience uneven wear and tear.
  • Body Mechanics. Muscle imbalances in your legs and hips can contribute to knee pain. Weak external hip rotators and hip abductors are usually present in those with PFPS, and will cause your legs to rotate inward as they strike the ground. This pinches your knee and damages the joint.

So how do we prevent this from happening? Here are some measures you can take:

  • Gait Assessment. Have your gait assessed by a professional. They’ll be able to identify problems in the way you’re your feet strike the ground and help you correct your movement patterns. You may be required to hit the gym to strengthen and stretch certain muscles in your leg and hip girdle, or use a special shoe insert to combat pronation.
  • Get the Right Shoes. You’re also going to want to try out different shoes. If your current shoes are giving you pain, experiment with shoes that either give less or more cushion. The right level of cushioning is different for each runner, so you’ll need to decide which one you feel best in.
  • Create a Sustainable Training Plan. Increasing your mileage too fast increases your risk of injury. You should aim for a mileage increase of just 10% per week. This will give your body enough time to adjust to increasing demands. After two or three weeks of increases, cut your mileage back by 15 to 20% for a rest week before increasing again. Also, give yourself plenty of time for recovery. If you’re running everyday, try reducing it to every other day and see how it makes you feel. Alternate hard workouts with easy workouts and cross-train to avoid overuse patterns in your joints and muscles.

Runner’s Knee is a painful, yet minor condition that can be effectively treated. All the muscles and bones in our bodies are connected. Poor alignment can also aggravate Runner’s Knee. Getting adjusted by one of our doctors can help realign you, reducing stress on your knees. 
   

Dr. Shannon can adjust your best furry friend! She has appointments on Saturdays at
BelaCoop Animal Hospital
Call them to schedule an appointment at
(724)939-7062

We’d love to help take care of you!
Give us a call at

(412) 364-9699
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