How #stress triggers pain

Neck and hip jointStress can often be hard to manage and it can be the cause of your neck and back pain or it can magnify your neck or back pain. “Stress-induced neck pain is defined as pain that is either triggered or worsened by psychological or emotional factors.” Spine Health gives Six tips for dealing with stress induced neck pain in there article. 

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Chiropractic Techniques Why so Many

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#Chiropractic is a large and varied profession. There are at lest 100 different types of chiropractic adjusting techniques used world wide. The typically, chiropractor utilize 8 to 10 different techniques in there practice. It is in this way that chiropractors can approach many different problems.

All chiropractors uses these different approaches to with similar intents in mind. The universal goal of most chiropractic care is to restore or to improve joint function, with the end result of resolving joint inflammation and reducing pain. Some chiropractic techniques use minimal directed force often referred to as spinal manipulation, while others spinal mobilization, a series of gentle force procedures designed to free up the joints so they move on there own.

Diversified technique or the high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) thrust is one of chiropractic more traditional forms of adjusting the spine. Newer approaches typically are variation from an existing technique and as they evolve they are often often named after the Doctor who developed that particular approach.

For more information on the different techniques visit the article, Understanding Spinal Manipulation.

Sources of #Calcium in #Food

Sources of Calcium in Food


Any dietary source of calcium will count toward the child’s daily intake, but low-fat milk is clearly the most efficient and readily available. Lactose-free milk, soy and rice drinks have recently become more easily obtainable and less expensive.

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In addition to milk, there are a variety of foods that contain calcium and can help children get sufficient levels of calcium in their daily diet. Some examples include:

Dairy foods Milk, yogurt, cheese

Leafy green vegetables Broccoli, kale, spinach

Fruits Oranges

Beans and peas Tofu, peanuts, peas, black beans, baked beans

Fish Salmon, sardines

Miscellaneous Sesame seeds, blackstrap molasses, corn tortillas, almonds, brown sugar

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The #History_of_Chiropractic.

1: The Major Premise. There is a universal intelligence in all matter, continuously giving to it all its properties and actions, thus maintaining it in existence, and giving this intelligence its expression.

1: The Major Premise. There is a universal intelligence in all matter, continuously giving to it all its properties and actions, thus maintaining it in existence, and giving this intelligence its expression.

Chiropractic has provided treatment for men and women with back pain, neck pain as well as  head-aches, since its establishment in 1895 . Every since the formal formation of chiropractic in the united states, some chiropractors have claimed a connection among the spine, nervous system and brain as essential to one’s wellness and have maintained that structural imbalances within the spinal column can impact function with the spinal cord, nerves, muscles, bones as well as joints of the body.


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Written By: Paul R. Mahler DC

Mahler Family Chiropractic Center

1144 Wyoming Ave

Kingston, Pa 18704


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Why McDonald’s doesn’t want us to sleep! How sleep affects our Junk-food intake?

Can lack of sleep affect #weight-loss?

Sleep deprivation can affect your weight and so much more. Researchers in the journal obesity studied just this phenomenon. they found that not only does lack of sleep affect the frontal lobe and higher level thinking but it affects our food choices. The researchers studied food choices by individuals in the grocery store and found that men bought nine percent calories and eighteen percent more food then when well rested.

Add a chiropractor to your health team today they are an important member and read the rest of the study on Chironexus. Many chiropractor spend time with their patients helping them make healthy lifestyle choices and decisions. Chiropractic care can also reduce stress and improve the quality and quantity of you sleep to help avoid these issues. In my Wilkes Barre and Kingston Practice I discus many of these issues with my patients.

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Written By: Paul R. Mahler DC

Mahler Family Chiropractic Center
1144 Wyoming Ave
Kingston, Pa 18704

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Neck and Back Pain rising in children and young adults.

Children and Sensory Processing Disorders

Why my child needs a chiropractor!

It is the Facebook generation and more and more children are sitting at home using the internet and not getting out and moving around. While there is more information and communication than ever before and this is great we must remember to keep our kids active and healthy. New studies have been conducted by the British Chiropractic Association have now found that 65 percent of people from the age of 16-34 now suffer from back and neck pain. This pain is attributed to sitting for long periods of time according to the study.

How to prevent #back_pain in My Child!

I have noticed this trend in my own practice. It is becoming more of a chronic problem in the cities of Wilkes-Barre and Kingston where I see most of my patients. So what is the solution. There are several steps that can be taken after all it is all about quality of life, we all want a pain free productive life. Enroll your children in activities that they love Like Boy Scouts, Swimming, Lacrosse or other great sports and activities. Make sure they get there and participate if they love the activity they will put down the tablet for a while and may even learn some great life skills in the process.

Next find a chiropractor who understands children and their health problems. Just like dentistry chiropractic is not just for when we are having problems but regular checkups can catch problems before they become painful and permanent. It can be used as true preventive care for back and neck problems as adults. A well trained chiropractor can detect and eliminate problems before you even know they’re there preventing the years of damage that can be caused from undetected problems.

Add a chiropractor to your health team today they are an important member and read the rest of the study on Chironexus.

Call us today for a no risk consultation (570) 283-1610.

Written By: Paul R. Mahler DC
Mahler Family Chiropractic Center
1144 Wyoming Ave
Kingston, Pa 18704

Common Vascular Disorder in Athletes

“A recent case study describes the role of chiropractic and conservative treatments in managing a vascular disorder called Paget-Schroetter Syndrome.” according to Chironexus. There are several case studies reviewed in this article but it is not a surprises to me to find this out. I have spent over a decade treating patients in my Kingston Wilkes Barre practice and I know the power of chiropractic. The chiropractic adjustment doesn’t just treat the muscles and joints but has a direct effect on the central nervous system and an effect on the the circulatory system. As a matter of fact the entire profession of Osteopathy was founded on the effect’s of joint manipulation on the circulatory system and the roots of chiropractic are based on the effect of the adjustment on the central nervous system so these are not new concepts.

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By: Paul R. Mahler Jr. DC

Chiropractic Helps Plane Crash Survivor’s

chiropractic adjustmentAccording to Chironexus, “Plane Crash Survivor’s Back Pain Healed by Chiropractor”

In this report the Cox Flexion Distraction or flexion-distraction technique was used. I have personally used this technique for over 10 years in my Kingston office. I find it to be a very effective treatment for many low back pain conditions and according to the story “Cox Flexion Distraction is a low-velocity spinal adjustment procedure that is applied using a specialized table or instrument, in addition to manual contact. Trained chiropractors use flexion distraction to decrease pressure between spinal discs, increase disc height, improve range of motion, and more. Approximately 60% of chiropractors in the United States use Cox Flexion Distraction therapy in their practice.” I have not just used it on regular patients but on patients involved in MVA’s (car accidents) and even patients involved in air craft accidents.

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Effects of alcohol on low back pain?

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The question is dose regular alcohol consumption increase your risk of low back pain. It has been shown in earlier research that smoking may increase your risk of low back pain and musculoskeletal conditions but are they also affected by alcohol? University of Sydney researcher have tried to answer this question. According to the Chironexus article “Nine of the cross-sectional studies showed a slight association between alcohol intake and low-back pain. However, this link was less strong after controlling for alcohol abuse and dependence.” It was unclear however whether modifying alcohol consumption has a direct link to low back pain.

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Sleeping on the wrong mattress can cause or worsen lower back pain. Lack of support from a mattress reinforces poor sleeping posture, strains muscles and does not help keep the spine in alignment, all of which contribute to low back pain. Sleep comfort is also sacrificed if a mattress does not match one’s individual preferences. A mattress that provides both comfort and back support helps reduce low back pain, allowing the structures in the spine to really rest and rejuvenate during the night. In this newsletter we will share with you helpful tips on how to pick a mattress.

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PEH: Low Back Pain – What Patients Need to Know

Low back pain is one of the most common conditions in the U.S., affecting approximately 80% of adults. Low back pain ranges in intensity, frequency, and duration, and may include leg pain and other symptoms as well.

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PEH: Neck Pain – What Patients Need to Know

Each Year, millions of people experience neck pain due to injury or spine conditions. A detailed patient health history and a through description of the injury and /or pain are the first steps in designing a treatment plan to relive neck pain. There are several types of neck pain acute, and chronic and the common causes are soft tissue damage, cervical disc herniation, cervical degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, and cervical stenosis.

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Heal reflux signs and symptoms with cider vinegar: twenty everyday house-hold pain medications number three

Every day you should consume one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar treatment blended with eight oz . of normal water just before each and every main meal , and health authorities claimyou can effortlessly stop uncomfortable attacks of acid reflux disease inside 1 day . “Cider vinegar is rich in malic and also tartaric acids , powerful digestive supplements thatquicken the break down of fatty acids together with proteins therefore the stomach is going to vacate rapidly , before food rinses up into the esophagus , leading to heartburn symptoms discomfort ,” points out Joseph Brasco , M .D . , a gastroenterologist at the Center for Colon and Digestive Diseases in Huntsville , AL .

Paul R. Mahler Jr. DC

Mahler Family Chiropractic Center Kingston PA

Serving the Greater Wilkes-Barre Area

Chiropractic Care Improves Immunity According to Studies

immunity and your spine.

immunity and your spine.

Most folks are informed that chiropractic is a great method to reduce many pain disorders , but yet an escalating body of scientific studies would suggest it may also boost immunity .

Earlier research shows that spinal adjustments could affect distinctive immune system responses in both well individuals as well as back-pain sufferers . At the same time there are no significant literature reviews of the over-all benefit of chiropractic on immunity . In a current speech at the 9th Chiropractic , Osteopathy , and Physiotherapy Yearly Seminar in England , Jack Neil of the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic examined the available materials on spinal manipulative therapy ( SMT ) and immune responses .

After investigating the medical research until January 2012 , Neil established that spinal adjustments are linked to an essential anti-inflammatory response . Findings imply that SMT can result in a down regulating of pro-inflammatory cytokines together with a boost in antibodies associated with the immune system reaction . Additionally, SMT might help to increase the generation of small cells labeled as leukocytes which assistance the white blood-cells in battling a threat . SMT may additionally have an affect on Natural Killer cells , interleukin-2 activity , TNF-a levels , cortisol , and b-endorphin levels .

The mechanisms behind most of these processes remain unclear at this time having said that . There is certainly inadequate research still to understand whether or not these types of inflammatory changes associate with a marked improvement in symptoms and signs .”Most medical research to date has targeted on asymptomatic men and women with short term benefits . The hurdle at present will be to clinically study ongoing physical health benefits in symptomatic individuals ,” Neil determined .

However additional research is necessary , more recent research implies that chiropractic adjustments can create favorable differences in the immune mechanism . These particular immunological improvements might reveal exactly why chiropractic is able to reduce inflammation as well as pain while helping over-all health and well being .


Sports Injuries and Back Pain

Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, and sports are one approach many people choose to use to get their exercise. For people with back pain, sports can still be a viable option if they pay attention to their back. For others who participate in sports, knowing the type of strain various sports place on the back may help prevent a back injury.

This article gives specific information about sports injuries and back pain.

Paul R. Mahler DC

Mahler Family Chiropractic Center Kingston PA