Monday, August 6, 2012



So when you thing of being sick, having an illness, having heart disease, cancer...what do you feel has happened to your body to get to this state of health????

As you think about this here are a few things to think about.

What does this mean?

Bone out of place = Subluxation

nSpinal distortions interfere with nerve function and are called subluxations.
nWhen the spine becomes distorted or misaligned, the contents of the spinal canal arecompressed, twisted, and stretched.
nThis action damages sensitive nerve fibers and interferes with their function of carrying
impulses between the brain and the body.

So how does this happen? So how does a bone out of place effects your Heart, your Lungs, your Health???
Your brain communicates with every cell in your body through the miles of nerve fibers that make up your nervous system.
All of your body’s functions are regulated by your nervous system.
It causes the heart to beat, lungs to breathe, muscles to contract, stomach to digest, and glands to secrete.

So how do you treat your DISEASE??

Do you take a drug, a pill, a potion or rub a lotion on it?? If so think of this.

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.”                                                                                                   Thomas Edison
So who are the Doctors of the Future????
They are your Local Chiropractors who are dedicated in removing Subluxations and allowing your Innate ability to be health express itself.
Call Dr. Skrien Today to see how you can have a healther life today.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Use it or Lose it!

How often do you thing you have heard this statement over your life time? 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000....?????

So have you been following this simple advise?

Do you use your God given talents? Do you apply yourself in all aspects of your life?

At work, at school do you just get by with as little as possible? Or do you apply yourself to your fullest penitential? If you don't give 100% percent what may happen. You may lose your job to the other person who is Using It! At school you may not get that A, maybe you get a C instead, then you loose out on on that scholarship, that leads to the better college that leads to the better paying job.

Do you use your body the way it was made to be used? Do you have a job that you sit all day, that you stand in one place all day, that you do not move? Do you sit in school all day, never get out and move, take no gym class. Then do you go home and sit in front of the computer, the TV, sit on the couch and text your friends. If so you are loosing more then you know!

If you are one of these people why are you not out there exercising? Is it that you have aches and pains that prevent you from getting out there and Using IT! Are you not sure what exercises you should be doing? Are you tired when you get home from work, from school and have no energy to get out there and Use IT?

If so maybe we can help. Come in and see how Dr Skrien and Chiropractic Care can help you get out there and Use IT and Not Lose IT!


Thursday, July 12, 2012

I Thought It Would Go Away!!

"I thought it would go away...." Funny how I hear this in the office more and more the last few years. Why is it that people tend to think this? As I ponder this I see many trends in health care that have taken a turn for the worst the last few years. The main thing I see is that people have only so much money to go around. They have to pay for the house, the car, the groceries, cloths, utilities, the kids activities, the.... could go on and on.
In years past most people had insurance coverage that meant something. They paid for insurance or had some type of insurance that they got threw work. The coverage was"good". What this meant is the deductibles were low. So when some thing came up and you went to the doctor you only had to pay say $250, $500, or $1500 for out of pocket care before your insurance would kick in. Then you would run to the doctor instead of saying "I thought it would go away...."

So that leads us to what is going on today. I see people who have deductibles of $2500, $5000, $10,000 or higher. So now when something comes up people say "It will go Away!"

What is wrong with this type of thinking? Well it tends not to GO AWAY!! Then you end up in the office and you tell me "I thought it would go away...." And now you have a problem that does not go away very fast. It takes longer, it takes more money, and more damage has been done to your over all health.

So that really leads to more health care costs and it cost you more money then before to maintain were your health is. Some times permanent damage has been done and you can not recover.

So next time you think "it will go away..." reflect on this and question it. Will it go away?
Will it cost more if I wait? Will I be doing more harm than good? Who should I call to see?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tension Headache Most people describe a tension headache as a feeling of a tight band or dull ache around the head or behind the eyes. A common cause of tension headaches is subluxations in the upper back and neck.
Headaches affect just about everyone at some point and they can present themselves in many different ways. Some people only experience pain in one part of their head or behind their eyes, some people experience a pounding sensation inside their whole head, and some people even experience nausea, while others do not. The pain itself may be dull or sharp and may last for anywhere from a few minutes to a few days. Fortunately, very few headaches have serious underlying causes, but those that do require urgent medical attention.
Although headaches can be due to a wide variety of causes, such as drug reactions, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), tightness in the neck muscles, low blood sugar, high blood pressure, stress and fatigue, the majority of recurrent headaches are of two types: tension headaches (also called cervicogenic headaches) and migraine headaches. There is a third, less common, type of headaches called a cluster headache that is a cousin to the migraine. Let's start out by taking a look at each of these three types of headaches.

Tension Headaches

Tension type headaches are the most common, affecting upwards of 75% of all headache sufferers. Most people describe a tension headache as a constant dull, achy feeling either on one side or both sides of the head, often described as a feeling of a tight band or dull ache around the head or behind the eyes. These headaches usually begin slowly and gradually and can last for minutes or days, and tend to begin in the middle or toward the end of the day. Tension headaches are often the result of stress or bad posture, which stresses the spine and muscles in the upper back and neck.

Tension headaches, or stress headaches, can last from 30 minutes to several days. In some cases, chronic tension headaches may persist for many months. Although the pain can at times be severe, tension headaches are usually not associated with other symptoms, such as nausea, throbbing or vomiting.
The most common cause of tension headaches is subluxations in the upper back and neck, especially the upper neck, usually in combination with active trigger points. When the top cervical vertebrae lose their normal motion or position, a small muscle called the rectus capitis posterior minor (RCPM) muscle goes into spasm. The problem is that this small muscle has a tendon which slips between the upper neck and the base of the skull and attaches to a thin pain-sensitive tissue called the dura mater that covers the brain. Although the brain itself has no feeling, the dura mater is very pain-sensitive. Consequently, when the RCPM muscle goes into spasm and its tendon tugs at the dura mater, a headache occurs. People who hold desk jobs will tend to suffer from headaches for this reason.

Another cause of tension type headaches comes from referred pain from trigger points in the Sternocleidomastoid (SCM) or levator muscle on the side of the neck. These are much more common in people who suffer a whiplash injury due to the muscle damage in the neck region.

Will continue the topic of headaches on next post...

Monday, April 23, 2012

All-Pro Patients

Dr. Skrien’s - Health Tip of the Week
All-Pro Patients

           Spring has sprung, snow is gone, ice is gone, time to dust off all those softball bats, golf clubs, running shoes, volleyballs, bikes, and all those toys we play with in the summer.

            Any weekend athlete who visits a chiropractor to treat the aches and pains of his or her chosen sport must feel a special kinship with the professional athletes who depend on chiropractic care to keep them in condition for hard play.

            Athletes, who play professional football, hockey, baseball,  are depending more and more on staff chiropractors. The doctors of chiropractic provide adjustments for the players and coaches just before the games and regularly during the week. Chiropractic staff also travels with the teams for out of town games.

            Does chiropractic help? One All-Pro reported, “For the first time since I can remember, I can enter a football game without my low back killing me.” Another said, “My performance and longevity in football was enhances by chiropractic.” “With out it I would not have set the NFL rushing record.”

           So don't let those aches and pains you start to feel keep you out of action this summer. Also if you are looking to improve your performance Dr. Skrien will help your body work at a higher level then it would without chiropractic care.

            Whatever you play, Dr Skrien might help your game, too.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Better Than A Back Belt

Dr. Skrien’s - Health Tip of the Week

Better Than A Back Belt

For years, many industrial workers have worn back belts or lumbar supports to help avoid common back injuries. How good are they? Prescribed after an injury, the belts do seem to provide some temporary benefit by reducing the strain on already-injured muscles.

            But the belts do not prevent injury. Indeed, because they provide a false sense of security, belt-wearers may be prone to more injuries than others. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), reports that training in how to lift safely is the better approach.

            Heavy lifting calls for using the muscles of the legs, not the back, to do the work. For an over sized load, it’s wise to work with another person, walking and lowering the load together. For low loads, pull the weight toward you, and then support it on one knee before lifting.

           Exercise is also a key component in protecting your back. Doing the right type of exercise in the correct way will help strengthen your back and help prevent injuries. So get out from behind your desk, off the couch, out of bed and start to exercise. If not sure what exercises are good get to a certified sports chiropractic practitioner(CCSP) who is trained in proper activities to strengthen your spine.

          Come see me for I am a CCSP chiropractor.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Have you had your Kids Checked??

Children and Chiropractic Care.

In my office I have many parents who have regular check up for their children’s teeth, hearing, and vision. When I ask them if they have their spines checked most respond “no”, then ask “Why?” I respond by telling them because it may be the most important check up they have. An unhealthy spine may affect the health of your child. The spine is what protects the nervous system. The nervous system controls all functions of the body. Dr. Skrien is trained to look for vertebral subluxations of the spine and extremities.  The vertebral subluxations cause the nervous system to be in a state of dis-ease, and not working properly. This will cause the health of your child to less then healthy.

Dr. Skrien Has Help Children With The Following Conditions With Chiropractic Care:
  • Bed wetting
  • Allergies
  • Sinus problems
  • Ear infections
  • Scoliosis
  • Eye problems
  • Headaches
  • Stomachaches
  • Poor concentration
  • Skin conditions
  • Hip, leg or foot pain
  • Croup
  • Headaches
  • Sport related injuries, sprains, strains of the ankle, foot, elbow, shoulder, and knees.
  • And others.

In conclusion don’t leave your children home, get them checked. For what they do know will effect their health the rest of their lives. More families are finding that periodic chiropractic checkups for their children make a big difference in their health.  Dr. Skrien is specially trained to check your child’s spine for areas of vertebral subluxations. Why not make chiropractic spinal check ups a part of your child’s health program.