You cannot operate your life properly if you don’t feel good. I am very grateful and full of appreciation for the loving care of Dr. Meakim.
--Dianne


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PAY IT FORWARD

HELP SOMEONE WHO IS IN PAIN


Our clinic thrives on referrals. Most of our business is generated from our patients’ positive experiences. Chances are you'll want to tell your family, your friends, people you work with and sometimes, total strangers about your experience. Anyone you refer to our clinic will be truly grateful when they discover how much we can help them.


Let them know that a consultation is always free here at Healthy Life Chiropractic, and that Nucca chiropractic may help change their life.


Our patients have often asked us how they can open a dialogue about Healthy Life Chiropractic and their experience. Here are a few suggestions they have found helpful.


We invite you to invite another to lasting relief and a life of abundant health.


Have Us Contact Someone


Any of our providers are willing to call or email someone you are encouraging to come to us for help. Ask for permission for one of us to make contact, fill out our contact form and we will have a provider call or email to answer any questions or to determine if we can take care of their problem.


Start with Your Own Family


Consider this care for your own family. When the people you love decide to become a patient and they feel better and are not in pain, not only will your life be easier, but also they will be healthier. Have your child's spine examined at least once a year. The development of children is limited by the spinal misalignment and it is a wonderful gift to prevent the spinal and spine related problems that develop as our children grow into adults.


Tell Your Story


Start by telling about your personal experience in our clinic and how much you have been helped. There is nothing that will influence someone as powerfully as your own story. Let them see how much you have improved. When you tell people about us be patient. Recognize that they need help and understand that they simply don't have enough information to make the decision.


Send them to www.healthylifeSF.com


Give Them Information about How We Can Help Them


Encourage anyone who is interested to come in for a FREE consultation!


How to know when someone is Ready to Come


People usually come for spinal care when they are in crisis, when the pain and associated symptoms are keeping them from their normal life. Most people with a spinal misalignment have more than one area of the body that is tense or painful. Improvements in problems associated with breathing, circulation, sleeping or digestion may be out of the field of their understanding. Talk to them first about the pain.


Many people, who are in need of spinal care, don't know they have a spinal misalignment, don't know if having their spine corrected will help them, or they believe that the adjustments will hurt, that they have gone too far, or are too old to be helped. Some think that it costs more than they think they can afford, but don't know the value of living with the spine in its normal position. The person may have been miserable for a long time and accepted it as normal and they may be waiting until they have the next crisis before they will come. Be patient with them and tell them about us anyway and tell them that when they need us will be there.


How to Tell if Someone Has A Spinal Misalignment


The misalignment of the spine comes from an initial injury. Some injuries are as simple as a childhood fall, off the bed, out of a tree or off the roof. Sports in school, auto accidents and the various traumas of our lives; very few people have escaped!


Spinal misalignments twist the body's skeleton. When someone has a spinal misalignment here are some of the visible signs: (1) one leg more than ¼ inch shorter than the other while lying down, (2) one of the hips or shoulders higher or lower when standing, (3) head tilting to one side when looking in the mirror, (4) uneven wear on the heels of the shoes and/or (5) the shoulders twisting one direction and the hips twisting the other direction. Have the person do a self-test or come in for a free consultation.


Don't Wait - It Will Get Worse


The complications of the twisted skeleton are mechanical tension, muscular imbalance and abnormal movement. A spinal misalignment is progressive and degenerative - the longer it is there the worse it gets.


The complications, conditions and symptoms will be skeletal, neurological or functional. These include: (1) degeneration of the joints and discs of the spine, (2) compromise of the function of the nervous system and (3) with musculoskeletal pain, and affect breathing, sleeping, digestion, elimination, circulation, thinking and / or emotions.


Symptoms & Conditions


The problems from a spinal misalignment in our children are small at first and are related to functions as much as pain. These include: irritable infants not sleeping through the night, chronic ear infections, fussy eating habits, tummy aches and growing pains. More severe misalignments can contribute to asthma, seizures, migraine headaches and learning disorders.


As teenagers, the posture slumps, learning and studying become more difficult, back pain develops from carrying textbooks. We see our adolescents beginning to develop the early symptoms of the problems of adulthood: allergies and sinus infections, chronic tension headaches, neck, shoulder and back pain, irritable bowels, indigestion, leg cramps and pain and or numbness down the arms or legs. Tense, restless and irritable from the pain, we accept our condition as "just the way I am."


Episodes of neck and back pain are only the beginning of the problems. The long-term debilitating effects of the spinal misalignment are degenerative disc disease, degenerative joint disease, arthritis (inflammation of the joints), chronic fatigue and can eventually lead to fibromyalgia, a condition that includes a long list of the complications of spinal misalignment.


What to Expect From Healthy Life Chiropractic


Our adjustments are painless, fast acting and very effective. For acute and chronic pain in most patients we expect some initial relief, but it may take a while to recover completely, and monitoring the stability of your spine on a schedule insures this recovery. Because the correction of the misalignment reverses these effects someone is never too old or has gone too far to benefit from having their spine corrected.


How Do We Correct the Spine?


Most people don't want to know how we correct the spine, only that it "works" and will relieve their pain. For those who want to know, tell them that: our procedures are based on the sciences of biomechanics, mathematics and bioengineering. All adjustments are based on objective measurements. No joints are cracked and no one is twisted.


On the initial visit we make measurements of the spinal misalignment on precisely taken X-rays and we use a patented instrument (the Spinemaster) to measure the skeleton of the body for the signs of misalignment (see above). All measurements are recorded for comparison on each examination.


Following the first spinal correction, measurements are made on each follow up visit to monitor its stability. The spine is adjusted only when it has misaligned again.


How Much Does It Cost?


Even though the fee to establish a new patient seems expensive to some, most of our patients say it's worth much more than they pay. Many of our patients have been able to stop taking expensive prescription drugs, which immediately pays for their care and some have avoided surgery, which would have cost several times our fees. Fewer visits to physicians and emergency rooms will soon allow you to know that the savings in health care costs by keeping the spine corrected will far out weigh the cost of the care.


Thank You For Caring Enough to Share


Everyone should have their spine examined for a spinal misalignment, corrected if necessary and make spinal care a part of a regular health maintenance program. Life is simply better with the spine in its normal position, free of the limiting effects on us physically, mentally and emotionally. Keeping the spine corrected is one of the best things that can be done for health and wellbeing. Helping others find relief is one of the best gifts you can give to anyone.