Happy Father’s Day
Father’s Day is always the third Sunday of June! Let’s celebrate the special men in our lives with a NWA Health Solutions Tens Unit.
Does your dad work hard? Does he like to play sports and complain of back pains?
Does your dad work hard? Does he like to play sports and complain of back pains?
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act. Our Mental health helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
So, how can Massage Therapy help with Mental Health? When someone struggles with Mental health their muscles and connective tissues become stiff or rigid, which can cause pain and limit your movement. Massage therapy can help relieve this tension in your muscles and connective tissues. It also increases your blood flow and promotes relaxation.
Massage therapy has been shown to reduce levels of cortisol, a stress related neurohormone and increase the levels of serotonin and dopamine that have a positive effect on your mood. Massage encourages sleep which helps in tissue repair, regeneration and healing.
If you struggle with anxiety or depression, massage therapy paired with other treatments with your Primary Care, Chiropractic Care, Acupuncturists or Psychologist/Psychiatrist can be of great benefit for you. Massage therapy alone will not cure a mental disorder. Most will find that it provides immediate gratification. You may feel relaxed and calm from the time your massage begins.
Breathing isn’t a learned skill. For the most part, your subconscious mind takes care of your breathing while you tend to more pressing matters. Yet, despite its automatic nature, you can consciously control your breathing- when you breath, how fast you breathe and what you breathe (to a point).
The primary purpose of breathing is to get oxygen to the cells. Cells need oxygen in order to function. They take oxygen to use in their functioning and as they function, they produce carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is a waste product, that must be eliminated, so that the cells can fill with oxygen. The purpose of breathing is to bring in new oxygen and release carbon dioxide. Your blood cells can carry the largest amount of oxygen when your internal environment is slightly alkaline. Therefore, it is important to dispose of carbon dioxide as quickly as possible.
What choices do you have in the breathing category? The most obvious is the smoking choice! This is an easy one- DON’T SMOKE! Smoking dumps potentially lethal toxins into the body, which go directly to the blood stream without being processed through physiological protective mechanisms.
Choices of the type of environmental air you breathe are not so clear-cut. However, you do have some choices. You have some say in where you live and where you work. The decision to accept a job in a chemically-intense environment is a conscious choice. The decision to smoke or not to smoke cigarettes, as well as to live in an area of heavy air pollution or not, is a conscious choice. Your decisions are a matter of priorities.
Respiratory toxicity, whether it is from smoking or environmental pollution. Imposes severe stress on the body. That stress can cause an exacerbation, weakening or exhaustion of vulnerable organs and systems which are trying to cope with other stresses. This additional stress on your systems can push the body to the point of disease. If you suffer with severe respiratory allergies or other respiratory diseases, quality of life can be synonymous with quality of air.
The trick is to keep a healthful balance in the choices you make. When you make mostly correct choices, there is room for slippage on occasion. When you habitually make choices that allow your body to be in the best shape possible, your body can handle the occasional “incorrect choice”, your body is fighting an uphill battle at all times and there is little margin for error.
Your best bet for health is balance! Balance of the run-and- rest processes of your organ systems, as well as balance in the alkaline-acid internal environment of your body. Balances in your choices of the air you breathe and the food you eat. Give your body the best internal environment possible for it to do what it does best- function perfectly for survival!
People who have been involved in minor fender benders are often more concerned about damage to their cars than to themselves.
Some cases, Accident Victims don’t experience pain on the day of a collision, but weeks and even months later.
Although no dents may be visible on your cars steel frame, the soft tissues of your spinal column are much more fragile.
We will work with your lawyer/insurance provider to confirm your plan coverage and submit claims so all you have to worry about is feeling better!
For us here at NWA Health Solutions, we are finding it is so rare that people know everything Chiropractors can do and treat. EDUCATION is key and teaching others about what we do is something we are going to strive to do. Here at NWA Health Solutions we don’t just crack backs. Our Doctors here do so much more than adjustments and we are here to educate you on all our services. Over the next several weeks we are going to discuss different health issues and concerns and how a person experiencing these can benefit from Chiropractic Care.
Why Choose Chiropractic Care for a Thyroid disorder
Why Choose Chiropractic Care for Nutritional/Weight Loss
Why Choose Chiropractic Care for Diabetes
Why Choose Chiropractic Care for ADHD
Why Choose Chiropractic Care for Crohn’s Disease/IBS
First of all, what is a Chiropractor? It is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Doctors of Chiropractic practice hands-on, drug-free approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling. Every Chiropractor is different and can do different treatments depending on their level of training and education.
The goal of chiropractic is to treat the origin of a condition, not the symptoms of a condition. Chiropractors get to the root of the problem; why does this condition exist? This approach is very different than that of a medical doctor. Today’s medicine treats symptoms that are associated with certain conditions, whereas chiropractors figure out where those symptoms originate from and treat the underlying condition. There are many conditions that chiropractic can treat without drugs or surgery. There are also many conditions that are not directly treated by chiropractic but are indirectly affected.
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Our Spinal Decompression Therapy Program is a proven method of treatment for herniated disc, bulging disc, sciatic pain, and more. This program is designed specifically to heal the low back, not just mask the pain. Taking pain medication or undergoing risky spinal surgery is not the only option for low back pain. We treat the underlying conditions present in the low back, not just the symptoms.
Decompression Therapy works with the vertebrae, inter-vertebral discs and spinal nerves traveling up and down the spine. It is designed to traction the spine, decompressing the vertebrae, allowing the discs to pull in more oxygen and nutrients. By applying traction to the vertebrae in the low back, they allow the discs to act like a vacuum and draw the bulge/herniation back into the disc. This is the number one way to treat a disc bulge without surgery.
Dr. Rowden has developed a Thyroid Program to help patients who have been battling thyroid symptoms. This program is designed to help manage those symptoms naturally. With proper lab testing, including all of the necessary tests, Dr. Rowden can determine what the proper steps would be to improve your overall health. The program will consist of testing, essential supplementation, as well as any therapies, nutritional counseling, and dietary changes recommended for a full recovery. This is a very successful program truly designed to fit your personal needs.
Our goal with this program is to help guide you in the right direction with diet, exercise, and lifestyle. We address your daily food intake, daily activity, and current environment. The goal is to help you realize bad habits that you have created in your life. Once identified and removed, weight loss is almost always a much appreciated side effect! It includes 3 office visits, pH testing, supplements, specific nutritional guidelines, and exercise details tailored to each individual.
This program is specialized in extremity health. If you have a shoulder or knee, for example, that tend to be a hindrance in your life, then this program is for you! It includes an adjustment, cold laser therapy, ultrasound, interferential, vibration therapy, arthrostim, spinal mechanical traction, and therapeutic exercise.
Our Monthly Maintenance Program is for the patient who wants a spinal check-up once a week. This program is a special rate for one office visit per week, for four weeks!
This has always been a passion of Dr. Sarah Morter Rowden’s. After completing many hours of research and seminars, Dr. Sarah’s knowledge in this area is very extensive. This topic hits close to home for Dr. Sarah, as she has many people near and dear to her heart experiencing severe complications of hormone imbalance. Hormone imbalance affects men and women. For women, an imbalance can be contributing to infertility or complicating phases of menopause. Please consider this all-natural approach to healing your body from the inside out. Symptoms you may be experiencing:
Fatigue, weight gain, insomnia, hot flashes, night sweats, foggy memory, infertility, excessive bleeding, headaches, excessive cramping, painful cycles, irritability, anxiety, acne, decreased sex drive, mood swings, uterine fibroids, sweet cravings, cystic ovaries, low thyroid, depression, excessive emotions, hair loss
This program is for anyone looking to really work through some emotional/stressful situations in their life. Sometimes we know we need a better balance, but don’t know how to go about it. That is exactly what the Wellness Program is for! It includes an intense BEST adjustment, spinal adjustment, Oxygen Therapy with Mechanical Traction.
Lab Analysis – Simple, yet effective lab testing is a great way to learn more about how your body is functioning. If you feel like something is just “not right”, then you might want to consider running a few lab panels and determining what is going on inside your body. Our lab analysis includes hormone panels, food intolerance panels, adrenal stress index (chronic stress), thyroid panels and more.
Neurological Therapies – A variety of therapies focused on balancing both lobes of your brain. These therapies are designed to strengthen the weak side of your brain, as well as your body, and even your eyes!
Physical Therapies – Activities created to strengthen your postural muscles, as well as major muscle groups. We use therapeutic resistance bands, exercise balls, wobble boards, and more to regain the strength in each muscle group.
Adjustments – Spinal Alignment is an integral part of overall health! By allowing Dr. Rowden to remove any misalignments, you are improving your health, and preventing deterioration at the same time!
Nutritional Consult – Dr. Rowden now provides Nutritional Consulting for her patients. If you are unsure of what changes to make in your diet, or just need a little guidance in supplements, please contact Dr. Rowden. What you put in your body, determines what your body puts out!
Here at NWA Health Solutions, we value preventative care. It is important for all our readers to understand the importance of preventative care and taking the right steps for a healthier heart.
Did you know that Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The good news? It is also one of the most preventable. Making heart-healthy choices, knowing your family health history and the risk factors for heart disease, having regular check-ups and working with your physician to manage your health are all integral aspects of saving lives from this often silent killer.
The Essentials of How We Stress
Stress is generally thought of as being all bad. We associate it with feeling up-tight, uneasy, nervous, distracted, possibly sick, but generally miserable. Stress is just a fact of life, but how you respond to it is most important.
What is stress? It is anything that causes your body to change the way it is functioning right now. This involves more than just feeling frustrated, anxious, or pressed for time.
Although we tend to think of stress as purely emotional, life is a never ending series of three types of stress: Physical Stress, Nutritional Stress and Emotional Stress. The body is designed to survive all three types of stress.
Physical Stress comes from an actual threat of injury to your body. Physical activity and physical accidents put a stress on your body. Given time, your body will repair exercise injuries in a short time. Although physical trauma may leave a scar of some sort, it does not impose long-term stress on the body. Take care of immediate needs of physical stress, then return to life as usual. Physical stress is short term.
Emotional Stress comes from within. It originates in your conscious mind, your feelings, beliefs, memories, attitudes toward people and events in your life. Emotional Stress comes from your responses to events around you. You can suffer emotional stress along with physical stress. Being physically attacked, in a bad car accident, or another type of traumatic accident can create emotional stress long after the physical stress subsides. As long as your emotional stress continues, your physiology must adapt to handle it. These adaptations are conditions such as high blood pressure. You do not always have a choice about the situation, but you do have a choice about how your respond to the situation.
Nutritional Stress goes hand-in-hand with eating and drinking. Your body reacts to everything that enters it-an apple, a juicy hamburger, a vitamin, a prescription pill, cigarette smoke, city smog and even water. Either way, your body must handle it. If you eat an apple and the body doesn’t “handle” it, then it would rot and ferment. You would be in trouble. Putting the least amount of stress on the body is ideal; so the easier it is for the body to “handle” what enters it, the less undue stress is put on the body. Make healthy choices with what you choose to eat and drink.
Stress itself isn’t a problem, the way you deal with stress and for how long you deal with stress is the problem. Your response to stress is key. Your response determines how you feel mentally and physically. You have no control over how your body will respond to certain stimuli, however you can control the stimuli that prompt the responses- mainly your actions and thoughts.
Dr. Sarah Morter Rowden, D.C.
Dr. Josh Rowden, D.C.
5300 South Southern Hills Court
Suite 200, Rogers, AR 72758
Sarah McReynolds Brinkley, APRN, ACNS-BC has been practicing in health care since 1995. She obtained her BSN in Nursing from the University of Central Arkansas in 1995 and worked as a Registered Nurse for the next 10 years before beginning work on her MSN and APRN. While working as an RN, she worked in many areas of nursing including: cardiac, ICU, CCU, Medical-Surgical, and worked as a hospital Nurse Educator as well as a Clinical Instructor for nursing students. Ms. Brinkley completed her Master’s of Science in Nursing in 2009 at the University of Arkansas, and became board certified as an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist through American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Ms Brinkley also obtained prescriptive privilege in the state of Arkansas.
Ms Brinkley treats adults with general health care needs. She provides annual wellness exams, laboratory evaluation, orders & interprets diagnostic tests, provides prescriptions when appropriate and necessary, performs health screenings, and manages stable chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure, Type 2 Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, Overactive Bladder, BPH, Erectile Dysfunction, etc. She also manages minor acute illnesses such as sinus infections, urinary tract infections, etc. Ms Brinkley also performs DOT physicals, cosmetic Botox injections, and medical weight loss.
Sarah grew up in NWA and currently lives in Centerton. She has one daughter, McKenzi, who attends NWACC. Sarah and McKenzi enjoy travel, spending time with their two dogs and two cats, extended family, and are interested in nutrition.
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“It’s exciting to join a facility of like-minded wellness professionals.” -Sarah Brinkley