Therapy for Auto Accidents

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Therapy for Auto Accidents

Chris Goetz - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Chiropractic and Physical Therapy are Highly Effective After an Auto Accident

Goetz with CaptionAn automobile accident, even a small one, has the potential to cause serious physical pain and emotional trauma to those involved. Chiropractic can help restore the body to the condition it was in before an accident, while massage and other physical therapies will help to relieve the pain, both physical and psychological. Some common auto accident injuries that can be addressed with chiropractic and physical therapies include:

 

 

  • Whiplash
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal disc injuries
  • Pain in the neck and back
  • Pain in the extremities

Chiropractic Care After and Auto Accident

An auto accident can cause a misalignment in the spine, which can in turn affect the functioning of the nervous system and lead to negative consequences for the entire body. Even if these symptoms do not manifest immediately, it is important to have a thorough examination after any accident, regardless of how seemingly harmless it is. Chiropractors are specialists of the spine and can reestablish the proper alignment of the spine and restore its normal function. The manual manipulations performed by a chiropractor put the spine back into alignment, allowing the nervous system to perform as intended. Chiropractic adjustments can also provide immediate relief from the pain associated with whiplash and spinal disc injuries. Both of these conditions are caused by misalignments in the spine.

Physical Therapy Provides a Range of Benefits

The various physical therapies available generally serve one of three goals:

  • Reduce or eliminate pain
  • Increase flexibility and range of motion
  • Increase strength

At Advance Health Services we employ a number of physical therapy modalities to help our patients quickly recover from their accident injuries. Some of the most common and highly effective therapies we use are:

  • Ultrasound
  • Electric muscle stimulation (EMS)
  • Micro-current
  • Cervical and lumbar traction
  • Paraffin

Massage Combats Muscle Spasm and Inflammation

Many auto accident injuries, including whiplash, can involve inflammation of the muscles and muscle spasms in addition to pain and soreness. Massage is an excellent therapy for these symptoms, especially when used alongside chiropractic and other physical therapies. Along with relieving pain, massage can make joints more pliable, which aides in chiropractic spinal manipulations.

If you have been in an auto accident, you owe it to yourself to visit Advance Health Services, even if you don’t believe you were injured. Our chiropractors, and physical and massage therapists, are well equipped to help you recover and get your body back to its pre-accident condition. Call us today to schedule your first consultation.

Dr. Chris Goetz was an offensive lineman with the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets from 1990-1992. Having seen the benefits of therapy as he recuperated from his NFL injuries, he decided to enroll in Chiropractic Medicine school and dedicate himself to bringing relief and wellness to others. He has been Owner/Director of Advance Health Services of Miami since 1999.

Chiropractic and Personal Injury

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Chiropractic and Personal Injury

Chris Goetz - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Chiropractors are Your Best Bet After an Auto Accident

Goetz with CaptionInterestingly, the last 15 years has seen a rise in population and the number of vehicles on the road alongside a decline in the number of yearly fatal traffic accidents. Corresponding with this has been a decrease in the severity of injuries and the frequency of nationwide insurance claims for injuries from auto accidents. Today in the US chiropractors treat 33% of all auto accident injuries. This makes perfect sense since 65% of all automobile accidents involve some combination of musculo-skeletal injuries and strains and sprains of the spine. Chiropractors are uniquely qualified to treat these injuries as their training makes them specialists in soft tissue injuries damage.

A victim of an automobile accident injury has two priorities: to receive good medical treatment that will provide fast relief from pain and disability and to insure that the medical treatment is paid for. The use of chiropractic as your primary medical treatment after a car accident can help with both of these issues. A chiropractor can provide effective treatment of your injuries and support you with the presentation of your claim to your insurance company.

Effective Treatment of Injuries

Serious injuries require intensive treatment, so during the beginning phases of your treatment you will likely be scheduled to visit your chiropractor as many as three times a week. Spinal adjustments and physical rehabilitation provide cumulative effects so it is important to keep these appointments in order to feel better faster. As treatment proceeds, visits become less frequent but may continue for many weeks or even months.

The combination of manual chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy such as massage, hot and cold therapy, electric muscle stimulation and others work to provide fast relief from accident related pain. Being a non-invasive discipline, chiropractic is also often combined with therapeutic exercise to strengthen muscles and speed up the healing process. Patients of chiropractic generally start to experience relief from their injuries after just one visit. All of this makes chiropractic an excellent alternative to the traditional approach which often involves surgery and pain medication, both of which come with their own downsides.

Support for Your Claim

Many attorneys know that chiropractors can not only help accidents victims heal quickly, but will also act as advocates to help patients get fair compensation from their insurance company for those medical bills. Many chiropractors base their business on personal injury and are well versed in the intricacies of insurance claims and accident litigation. A good chiropractor will have an open channel of communication with an accident victim’s attorney, providing timely reports and updates of the patient’s progress. A chiropractor’s final report includes information about pain experienced, the effectiveness of treatment provided and any lasting effects that the patient will experience as a result of the automobile accident. All of this information is invaluable to a lawyer putting together a claim to obtain fair compensation, and possibly damages, for their client.

Advance Health Services is an excellent choice for auto accident injury treatment. Aside from our various health services, we treat many auto accident victims, providing them with relief from their injuries and helping them with their insurance claims. If you have been in an accident call us right away to set up your first visit.

Dr. Chris Goetz was an offensive lineman with the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets from 1990-1992. Having seen the benefits of therapy as he recuperated from his NFL injuries, he decided to enroll in Chiropractic Medicine school and dedicate himself to bringing relief and wellness to others. He has been Owner/Director of Advance Health Services of Miami since 1999.

After an Auto Accident

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After an Auto Accident

Chris Goetz - Thursday, February 18, 2016

Do Not Wait to See a Doctor After an Auto Accident

Goetz with CaptionCommon wisdom states that you should visit a doctor no more than 72 hours after being involved in an accident. You could be suffering from an injury that you are not aware of, and that can be dangerous. But there is also the effect that waiting to seek medical care can have on a potential case. A serious delay or gaps in treatment can cause a reduction in any money you may be entitled to from your insurance company or the party at fault.

Medical doctors and chiropractors are trained to examine patients after an accident to determine the extent of any injuries suffered. With the proper diagnosis you can make an educated decision about how to proceed with your treatment and any claim you may want to make against the responsible party.

Fault and No-Fault States

States have different laws regarding who pays for personal injuries when an automobile accident has occurred. The majority of US states are “Fault States.” In this system the insurance companies pay claims according to whose negligence caused the accident, or who is at fault. Fault can sometimes be divided among more than one party. If you disagree with the insurer you may need to file a law suit to try to receive compensation.

No-Fault states, like Florida, employ a different system where each insurance company will pay for its own clients’ medical bills. In these states, auto insurance policies include personal injury protection or PIP. In most cases No-Fault states have adopted this system in response to a high number of court battles involving fault in auto accidents.

Statutes of Limitations

Your own safety is not the only concern that should hurry you to visit a doctor after an accident. Many states also have statutes of limitations which limit the time you can wait to file a lawsuit if you have been injured in an automobile accident. Once that time has expired, your legal options will be severely limited. In Florida the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit after a car accident is two years.

After an Accident

Even if you do not have PIP or think you cannot afford to visit a doctor, call one anyway. Many chiropractors and medical doctors have long term, professional relationships with attorneys that may be able to help you. Here are some other suggestions of what to do immediately following an automobile accident and during treatment for injuries:

  • Insist on obtaining a police report even if the other involved parties do not want one.
  • Take photos of the accident scene if you are able.
  • Keep a journal of your injuries and treatment.
  • Keep copies of all communications regarding your accident from your doctor, lawyer and insurance company.
  • Keep detailed records of all of your expenses related to the accident and your medical treatment.
  • Don’t accept a settlement until you have completed all of your medical treatment.

If you are involved in an automobile accident, and whether you believe you are at fault or not, contact Advance Health Services right away. Our doctors can perform a complete medical examination that will reveal any injuries you may have experienced. After that we can get you started on a treatment plan and get you in touch with an attorney if you need one.

Dr. Chris Goetz was an offensive lineman with the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets from 1990-1992. Having seen the benefits of therapy as he recuperated from his NFL injuries, he decided to enroll in Chiropractic Medicine school and dedicate himself to bringing relief and wellness to others. He has been Owner/Director of Advance Health Services of Miami since 1999.

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SpineForce

Chris Goetz - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

SpineForce Strengthens the Core

Goetz with CaptionThe SpineForce Reactive Neuromuscular Trainer is a device, developed for chiropractors, designed to exercise the core muscles to improve strength, balance, coordination and posture. Before the development of Spineforce there was no technology able to specifically target the 180 spinal muscles of the core. This important muscle group is used for stability and balance. The muscle activity triggered by SpineForce also hydrates the muscles and ligaments by increasing blood flow to them.

Many conditions related to the musculoskeletal system, like low back pain, are linked to low endurance of the core muscle group. Core muscle strength is essential for overall health. Furthermore, strengthening the core muscles can improve posture and helps to prevent injuries. SpineForce is extremely effective for athletes or anyone participating in sports, but its benefits can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of physical strength or age.

How SpineForce Works

Spineforce engages every muscle in order to strengthen the spinal muscles. This is done without force, but rather through a gentle action that enhances balance and restores movement to patients in rehabilitation. The SpineForce device includes a platform on which the patient stands. Two handles are connected to a movable column. The patient holds these two handles which include highly sensitive sensors that measure the force applied on them. As the platform oscillates, the user tries to balance a target that appears on the control panel. The SpineForce device continually measures the force applied by the patient and provides appropriate resistance to exercise the core muscles and promote full body health. This push and pull action works to make the core spinal muscles all work in coordination.

How SpineForce Can Help You

No other machine precisely targets the 180 muscles of the core. Spineforce effectively strengthens those muscles while simultaneously providing a cardio-vascular workout. The exercise provided by SpineForce strengthen the core and promote back muscle health. It is highly effective for rehabilitation, whether from a sports injury, accident or surgery. Its benefits extend beyond rehabilitation by helping to prevent future injuries. Other benefits include:

  • Treatment of low back pain
  • Anti-aging conditioning and strengthening
  • Improves coordination, balance and posture
  • Improves movement and fluidity
  • Improves scoliosis
  • Stimulation of spinal fluids

At Advance Health Services we promote core strengthening as part of an overal approach to overall health. We are proud to offer the SpineForce to our patients as part of that approach. SpineForce is covered by many insurance plans. Contact us today to set a consultation and try SpineForce for yourself.

Dr. Chris Goetz was an offensive lineman with the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets from 1990-1992. Having seen the benefits of therapy as he recuperated from his NFL injuries, he decided to enroll in Chiropractic Medicine school and dedicate himself to bringing relief and wellness to others. He has been Owner/Director of Advance Health Services of Miami since 1999.

Stretch Zone Method

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Stretch Zone Method

Chris Goetz - Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Stretch Zone Method Provides Amazing Results

Goetz with CaptionThe Stretch Zone Method is a form of Practitioner Assisted Stretching that is quickly gaining in popularity among athletic and personal trainers, massage and physical therapists and chiropractors all around the country. The method’s growing use stems from incredible ability to increase a person’s resistance to injuries, overall health and performance whether in athletics or day to day activities. Using specially designed tables equipped with carefully positioned pads and adjustable straps, The Stretch Zone Method takes a neurological approach to stretching, allowing muscles to extend further than they normally would. The results it provides are perfect for anyone living, or wanting, an active lifestyle.

Developed by a Practitioner Assisted Stretching Expert

Leading practitioner-assisted stretching expert Jorden Gold was inspired to develop the Stretch Zone Method in 2004 after witnessing how deep stretching helped his grandfather, who previously could barely get himself out of a bed, become more active and mobile. Jorden Gold used his physiology and biology training to approach muscle stretching from a different perspective

The Stretch Zone Method works through the nervous system to increase flexibility. Our muscles have a kind of nerve related energy known as the stretch reflex. When a movement stretches a muscle too far or too fast, the stretch reflex is what stops the movement from continuing. The stretch reflex is meant to protect our muscles from over extending. The Stretch Zone Method works with the stretch reflex and other neuromuscular principles to get beyond the muscle’s normal stretching limit. With the Stretch Zone Method table’s adjustable straps and pads, the practitioner uses specific protocols to reposition, isolate, stabilize and manipulate the muscles. Once the body is properly stabilized, the stretch reflex diminishes, allowing the muscle to stretch further. As much as 160% further.

Greater Flexibility and Range of Motion

While the Stretch Zone Method will lead to greater flexibility and muscle elasticity, the real goal is to increase range of motion. By re-establishing the muscle’s resting position, movement becomes more effortless and efficient. No muscles are hyper-extended or strained because the method retrains the nervous system to allow for a greater stretching range. You can expect to:

  • Reduced Stress
  • Feel lighter and younger
  • Increase Muscle Relaxation
  • Relieve Stiffness and Soreness
  • Increase & Maintain Range of Motion
  • Enhance Physical & Athletic Skills
  • Correct Compensational Shifts & Muscle Imbalances

Advance Health Services is happy to offer the Stretch Zone Method to our patients. It is based on solid science and provides amazing results. The Method is an excellent complement to our Chiropractic and Physical Rehabilitation services. Call us today and find out what the Stretch Zone Method can do for you.

Dr. Chris Goetz was an offensive lineman with the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets from 1990-1992. Having seen the benefits of therapy as he recuperated from his NFL injuries, he decided to enroll in Chiropractic Medicine school and dedicate himself to bringing relief and wellness to others. He has been Owner/Director of Advance Health Services of Miami since 1999.

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DRX9000

Chris Goetz - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Spinal Decompression and the DRX9000

Goetz with CaptionThe last ten years has seen the arrival of spinal decompression systems like the DRX9000 from Axiom Worldwide. These devices were developed to provide an alternative to invasive treatments for back pain while avoiding some problems often associated with traction like fatigue, discomfort and the muscle spasms it sometimes triggers. Traction is an excellent therapy tool, but in some cases it might exacerbate the pain. The DRX9000 is particularly effective in providing relief from bulging vertebral discs, posterior facet syndrome, sciatica and degenerative disc disease. DRX stands for Decompression Reduction Extraction. The DRX9000 by Axiom Worldwide is the best system of its kind.

The split table of the DRX9000 reduces friction. With the patient laying on their back, the chest and shoulders are positioned into a support harness. The harness is attached to a system of air bladders, motors and pulleys that provide the motion of the machine. This motion produces a force that decompresses the space between the vertebrae. The onboard computer allows for precise adjustment of the decompression force and the angle of the pull. The DRX9000 is so precise, in fact, that it can target a specific spinal segment. Ultimately, what the DRX9000 does is provide more space to the discs between the vertebrae, which reduces pressure and herniation.

A Quick and Not Unpleasant Experience

A DRX9000 decompression session takes about 30-40 minutes, all told. The first several sessions start with a low to moderate decompression force which is increased over several sessions. Many patients report experiencing relief after just one session. Others will feel the benefits after a few. How quickly you begin to feel relief is dependent on the severity of your injury. Treatments are generally administered two to three times a week for six weeks, but some patients may require a longer or shorter regimen.

Before and after each decompression session you will be treated to physical therapy such as electrical muscle stimulation and hot and cold therapy. At Advance Health Services we have two DRX9000’s, each equipped with a DVD player and overhead monitor. You can choose from a collection of television shows to watch during your treatment. Some patients find the experience so comfortable that they take a short nap during their session.

DRX9000 decompression treatments are affordable, especially when compared to surgery. Many insurance companies do cover decompression treatment. Call Advance Health Services to set up a consultation and find out if you are eligible for this highly effective back pain treatment. Our staff will verify if your insurance covers the cost of the treatment.

Dr. Chris Goetz was an offensive lineman with the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets from 1990-1992. Having seen the benefits of therapy as he recuperated from his NFL injuries, he decided to enroll in Chiropractic Medicine school and dedicate himself to bringing relief and wellness to others. He has been Owner/Director of Advance Health Services of Miami since 1999.

Neuropathy Treatment

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Neuropathy Treatment

Chris Goetz - Friday, January 23, 2015

A Holistic Approach to Neuropathy Treatment

Goetz with CaptionMetabolism is the physiological process that breaks down the foods we eat into its simplest components - protein, carbohydrates and fats. These are the sources of energy the body uses for all of its functions. Sometimes there is a break down in this process. The body has trouble processing one type of food or another and experiences a shortage, or surplus, of one of food's building blocks. This is called a metabolic disorder, and there are many different types.

One of the most common metabolic disorders is diabetes which affects some 26 million people in the US. Type I diabetes involves a malfunction of the pancreas. It fails to produce sufficient insulin to aid in the metabolism of sugar. The blood sugar level becomes imbalanced and can cause all kinds of physiological problems. Some symptoms are mild and can be regulated with medicine and lifestyle changes. Other symptoms can be severe and even life threatening. A common symptom of diabetes is neuropathy, a condition affecting sensory nerves that often results in numbness or pain in the extremities. When combined with diabetes associated vascular impairment, the condition sometimes produces ulcers that can be a risk for infection.

Neuropathy treatments strive to increase nerve function and blood flow while also relieving pain and stopping ulcers from forming. At Advance Health Services, we specialize in the treatment of neuropathy and neuropathic pain. Our physicians and staff are highly knowledgeable about effective neuropathy treatments. One such treatment is The ReBuilder, a device designed specifically to treat neuropathic pain. The ReBuilder delivers a restorative signal to the legs and arms that is comfortable and soothing. This is done without the need for invasive surgery or medication. It works by imitating the natural nerve transmissions of the body to encourage inactive nerves to activate. Advance Health Services offers the ReBuilder and a variety of other treatments to reduce neuropathic pain and discomfort.

Functional Medicine Aims to Restore Balance

Functional Medicine strives to restore psychological, physiological and structural balance. It is a scientific approach to health care that promotes wellness and treats disease through assessment of the unique biochemical aspects of individual patients and by tailoring a treatment plan based on that uniqueness. Functional Medicine works on seven basic principles

  • Science-based medicine
  • Patient-centered care
  • Balance of internal and external factors
  • Biochemical individuality
  • Interconnections of physiological processes
  • Promotion of organ reserve
  • Health as a positive vitality

Following these principles, a physician employing the Functional Medicine approach focuses on the unique physiology, environmental and genetic influences of each individual patient. Assessment includes studying patient history, physical examination and testing. The physician then chooses interventions and treatments with the goal of addressing imbalances and restoring, or significantly improving, optimal physiological functions. Proper physiological function then leads naturally to better health. You can benefit from the Functional Medicine approach to neuropathy treatment at Advance Health Services. Call us today if you need help.

Dr. Chris Goetz was an offensive lineman with the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets from 1990-1992. Having seen the benefits of therapy as he recuperated from his NFL injuries, he decided to enroll in Chiropractic Medicine school and dedicate himself to bringing relief and wellness to others. He has been Owner/Director of Advance Health Services of Miami since 1999.

Integrative Medicine

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Integrative Medicine

Chris Goetz - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Integrative Medicine Compliments Traditional Medicine to Treat the Body, Mind and Soul

Goetz with CaptionIntegrative medicine is a term that describes an approach to patient health and well being that combines conventional and alternative forms of healing. In an integrative approach the entire facet of medicine is combined. Traditional therapies are entwined with alternative, evidence based treatments. The rise of the integrative approach in clinics, hospitals and medical schools around the country is a direct result of the dissatisfaction felt with a health care system that has doctors rushing and overwhelmed and patients pushed through with a quick fix to their immediate problem but little or no hope for a real solution. A system that has often provided a cure for symptoms but not for the underlying ailment.

Key to integrative medicine is a broad approach to overall health. It relies on Western medicine but draws heavily from other cultures and traditions. Acupuncture, acupressure, massage, even chiropractic are all alternative forms of healing that have become mainstream over the years. These and other natural, non-invasive therapies are the backbone of an integrative approach. It involves a partnership between doctor and patient in an approach to healthcare that treats the whole person and not just the illness. The shared goal is to achieve optimal health by examining the patient's health history, their body, their nutrition and exercise habits.

In the past integrative medicine and alternative therapies were thought to be expensive. Today it is common wisdom that this approach keeps patients healthier, longer and naturally. It saves money in the long run because while a pill or expensive procedure will be utilized when appropriate and necessary, diet, exercise and lifestyle changes are the real goals. When a patient drops unhealthy habits and replaces them with behavior that is beneficial to their health, the need for traditional medicine and medical procedures reduces as well. Many proponents of integrated medicine prefer to use the term "complementary" over "alternative" since the non-traditional therapies employed are not meant as replacements. Integrated medicine uses mainstream and non-traditional therapies side by side with the goal of overall health and well being for the patient.

A 1993 study found that one out of every three Americans was familiar with and had used alternative therapies. The past decade has seen a rapid growth in the popularity of integrated medicine. Its use in hospitals has more than doubled during that time, and it's acceptance as a viable healthcare approach continues to grow.

At Advance Health Services we have always taken the integrated approach. Alongside medical doctors you will find chiropractors, massage therapists, nutritionists, acupuncturists and a diverse team of healthcare professionals. Our goal is to treat you as a whole person and help you achieve optimal health.

Visit us at Advance Health Services today for fast and effective relief. Call us at (305) 600-4685 or use our contact form to book a consultation.

Dr. Chris Goetz was an offensive lineman with the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets from 1990-1992. Having seen the benefits of therapy as he recuperated from his NFL injuries, he decided to enroll in Chiropractic Medicine school and dedicate himself to bringing relief and wellness to others. He has been Owner/Director of Advance Health Services of Miami since 1999.

Peripheral Neuropathy and Chiropractic

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Peripheral Neuropathy and Chiropractic

Chris Goetz - Friday, September 26, 2014

Peripheral Neuropathy is Caused By Insufficient Blood Flow to the Nerves

Goetz with CaptionPeripheral neuropathy presents itself as numbness in the far extremities, in particular the bottoms of the feet. It is not uncommon for a patient to first experience this numbness in the shower, where the water suddenly doesn't feel the same flowing over the feet. Some describe the sensation as feeling like having a pad on the bottom of the feet. But what begins as discomfort can quickly progress to something more serious. Burning pain in the feet and legs as well as difficulty walking could occur when neuropathy advances.

Ultimately, peripheral neuropathy is caused by a lack of micro-circulation to the tiny blood vessels in the extremities. This lack of blood flow effectively chokes off oxygen and nutrition to the nerves there. This process will cause nerve damage, prevent the nerves from healing and regenerating and could eventually lead to nerve death. There are two types of peripheral neuropathy. Circulatory peripheral neuropathy is brought on by problems in the circulatory system and is most often a symptom of diabetes. It is by far the most common and is often referred to as diabetic neuropathy. The second form is toxic neuropathy. This type is a common side effect of chemotherapy and can also be brought on by medications like Statins drugs.

Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables that are rich in nutrients and antioxidants can go a long way in repairing damaged cells in the extremities. These foods nourish the nerves and can help destroy the cell damaging free radicals, which in turn lead to interference of the transmissions to the nerves. Decreasing inflammation can also be accomplished with the right foods.

Chiropractic has long been used as an effective treatment for neuropathy of the arms and legs. In fact, neuropathy is the second most common ailment treated by chiropractors, second only to pack pain. Chiropractors are trained in relieving strain and pressure on the nervous system through manual manipulation. Chiropractic adjustments allow for proper nerve function and increased blood flow throughout the body.

The ReBuilder Has Regenerative Effects

Doing so without drugs or invasive surgery, the ReBuilder sends a comfortable, restorative signal through your hands and arms or feet and legs to reduces pain, increase mobility and improve sleep. The Rebuilder is an effective device for use on patients with diabetic neuropathy because of the affect it has on nerves and nerve paths.

At Advance Health Services we promote the use of proper nutrition, chiropractic adjustments and the Rebuilder in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy. Call us today for a free consultation. You could finally be free of neuropathic numbness and pain.

Dr. Chris Goetz was an offensive lineman with the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets from 1990-1992. Having seen the benefits of therapy as he recuperated from his NFL injuries, he decided to enroll in Chiropractic Medicine school and dedicate himself to bringing relief and wellness to others. He has been Owner/Director of Advance Health Services of Miami since 1999.

Weight Loss and Chiropractic

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Weight Loss and Chiropractic

Chris Goetz - Monday, August 25, 2014

Lose Weight and Keep it Off with the Help of Chiropractic

Goetz with CaptionFor many, weight loss becomes a lifelong struggle. Beyond the negative effects to one's health that can result from repeatedly losing and regaining weight, obesity leads to an increased risk of developing life threatening illnesses like diabetes and heart disease. To be truly successful weight loss should be tied to a holistic approach and a healthy lifestyle. One that includes physical activity, nutritional awareness and usually modified behavior. Chiropractic care can play an effective role in holistic health and weight loss.

Chiropractic care is a non-invasive and drug free way to heal the body, reduce pain and increase strength. It has additional benefits like improving mobility and posture as well as increasing nerve function. Glancing at this short list chiropractic's contribution to weight loss should be obvious. Simply stated, chiropractic care promotes overall health and personal well-being. Furthermore, and perhaps most importantly, chiropractic care facilitates communication between the brain and the rest of the body. This allows all parts of the body to function properly and encourages holistic health.

In relation to weight loss, chiropractic care eases pressure on the spinal cord and increases overall flexibility. These are important elements to achieve maximum results from exercise. The aligning of the spine achieved through chiropractic manipulation helps the body absorb nutrients that will be needed during weight loss. As one continues to lose weight, their center of gravity adjusts, applying more pressure on different parts of the body. Continued chiropractic adjustments will strengthen the body's core, encouraging balance. On a practical level, stiffness and soreness from increased exercise can be alleviated through chiropractic care.

Weight Loss Programs Give You a Running Start

The ultimate goal should be a lifestyle change, but that does not diminish the desire many have for fast results, and there is no denying the psychological boost that comes from rapid weight loss. With so many choices available, it is important to choose a system that is safe and that will not result in relapse. At Advance Health Services we offer a number of highly effective weight loss systems, like the popular Lipo Lite and HCG injections. We have found that these programs provide an initial boost that encourage patients to stick with their weight loss efforts. These programs yield impressive results and can be used as part of a holistic approach that includes nutritional counseling, increased physical activity and chiropractic care.

The most recent addition to our weight loss system offerings at Advance Health Services, Elite Fit Forever, has quickly become a favorite among our weight loss patients due to its effectiveness and ease of use. Developed right here in South Florida, Elite Fit Forever is a three phase system that is tailored to the patient’s needs. It is designed to reset your metabolism and change your approach to nutrition and overall wellness. Elite Fit Forever has provided excellent results in our office and fits perfectly within the holistic approach we encourage.

Your next step should be to call Advance Health Services today. We will help you achieve rapid initial weight loss followed by a lifetime of increased health, energy and confidence. All with the help of chiropractic care. The best time to start is now.

Dr. Chris Goetz was an offensive lineman with the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets from 1990-1992. Having seen the benefits of therapy as he recuperated from his NFL injuries, he decided to enroll in Chiropractic Medicine school and dedicate himself to bringing relief and wellness to others. He has been Owner/Director of Advance Health Services of Miami since 1999.