Saturday, August 25, 2012

Hitting Coach turns Chiropractor

This is just another update on what has been happening for the last five months.  Five months ago I started Chiropractic School at Palmer Chiropractic College West in San Jose, Ca.  I love it here. School is hard.  I wouldn't expect to be any other way.  Gross Anatomy I & II, Neuroanatomy  and Neuroscience, Spinal anatomy and and and, oh boy I have taken one year of college in almost 6 months.  It is a lot of information and it the classes move very quickly.  It is medical school.  Same structures, same anatomy, pathologies, diagnosis, everything that a medical doctor would learn.  The only difference is I do not have to learn the pharmacology or the serious biochemistry that goes into the medical side of drug and interactions.  I will not be learning surgery, or how to deliver a baby either. But in Oregon it would be okay for me to do that.  Health wise I feel like I have been better.  I rarely eat out anymore. I consume nuts and vegetables with lots of fruit.  Oh and let's not forget the top ramen. A fine source of nutrition.  I have started a juice fast and am updating people on my http://chiro-student.blogspot.com.  It is going well.  I'm still alive after 3 days and I feel great.  I'm very tired lately so I know my body is healing and detoxing.  Baseball is good.  I'm playing in a league out of Oakland and it is probably some of the best ball I have seen at this level.  I am a little hurt now.  I have sprained my Sacro-Iliac joint.  It's not a fun injury.  I continue to pitch but my hitting has suffered.  The day after I throw I can hardly walk.

About what I have learned.  I have learned that most people are walking around with some misalignment and should get checked out and receive regular adjustments.  If you decided to go to a chiropractor when you are in pain then it is too late.  Now you are going to have to go on a regular plan of chiropractics that can cost more.  Here is a concept. Think of Preventative Health Care instead of after sick care.  By getting regular adjustments you can avoid some of health major pit falls.  I have even seen a studied that was done and it showed that people with high blood pressure that received upper cervical adjustments show a significant drop in their high blood pressure.  Medical doctors doing the study were amazed.  They didn't believe that an adjustment worked better than drugs with not harmful side effects.
I have personally noticed when I was receiving regular adjustments for Dr Ormand that my overall health was better.  I did not get any sinus infections that year.  I usually get one every year around allergy season.  My baseball performance increased.  I was able to throw more batting practice without pain or stiffness than ever before.  My range of motion was the best it had ever been and I just moved better.  Professional teams are jumping on board with chiropractics.  Dr. Prusso, who works in our student clinic is the Oakland Raiders chiropractor, Terry Schroeder, the men Olympic Water Polo coach is a chiropractor and has had one with his team as the team physician for three Olympics now.  The San Francisco Forty-Niners have a team chiro.  Joe Montana and Jerry Rice are huge supporters of chiropractics.  So what do these athletes know that the general public doesn't?  They know in order for their bodies to perform at the highest levels the main structure of the spine and all it's important nerves need to be all working and in line.  Go go see a chiropractor today.  Avoid painful surgeries and medications with harmful side effects down the road.  I don't claim that chiropractics is the end all.  No chiropractic adjustment has ever cured cancer or stopped a heart attack.  Either has any drug or medical procedure.  Wellness is a choice.  It is a series of choices over a life time that start to add up.  What you are today a because of a series of choices you made in the past.  So if you want to change your future then change the choice you are making today.  I recommend better food choices, a little exercise, some quality connecting time with yourself, your significant other, your children, and even your maker.  Slow down a little and take off your shoes and walk in the grass.  Breathe deeper and smell some fresh air....if you city has any.  Buy a good water filter and cut back on the soft drinks, energy drinks, triple shot of espresso.  Most of all educate yourself.  In the end your health is YOUR sole responsibility. 

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