Welcome to the Spring 2009 Newsletter


1. Stress & Chiropractic
2. A Fool's Birth
3. Children & Chiropractic
4. Odds & Ends
5. Candy Can Be Good for You?
6. Is Bottled Water Healthier than Tap?
7. Pregnancy & Chiropractic
8. We're Having a C.O.W.

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Traffic jams…paying bills…deadlines…pesky neighbors…
These unpleasant or challenging situations create stress in our lives. So why is it some people deal with these stress situations better than others? The answer is complex and includes many factors from genetics to weather conditions, but an interesting study in The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT) indicates that there is a relationship between Chiropractic and the effect it can have on dealing with stress situations in your life.

This study revealed that nearly one in three patients viewed their lives as moderately to severely stressful, and more than 50% felt that stress had a moderate-to-severe impact on their health problems. Additionally, 71% of the patients indicated that it would be helpful if their Chiropractor offered advice to help them cope with these stressful situations.

Communicating with your Chiropractor about dealing with stress is the starting point, and you might be pleasantly surprised to find that your Doctor of Chiropractic is full of sound advice on ways to effectively cope with stress in your life. Most people know that improving nerve and spinal function has a dramatic impact on improving emotional, mental and physical function. Getting the most out of your Chiropractic care may include talking to your doctor about effective strategies to deal with the stress in your life.  Be sure to inform your doctor of chiropractic about your personal situations when appropriate so he or she can help you improve your health and wellness at maximum levels.
Source: JMPT, July/August 1999 (originally published in the PCD Chiropractical Newsletter)

What are you doing about your stress?
Chiropractors as well as others understand that problems with your spine and nervous system come from three primary stresses: Physical, Chemical and Emotional.  In fact, did you know that Ronald Pero, Ph.D., chief of cancer prevention research at New York’s Preventative Medicine Institute and professor of medicine at New York University measured the immune systems of people under chiropractic care as compared to those in the general population and those with cancer and other serious diseases?  In his initial three-year study of 107 individuals who had been under chiropractic care for five years or more, the chiropractic patients were found to have a 200% greater immune competence than people who had not received chiropractic care, and 400% greater immune competence than people with cancer and other serious diseases! The superiority of those under chiropractic care did not diminish with age! (This study is in the process of being duplicated)

Dr. Pero states, “When applied in a clinical framework, I have never seen a group other than this chiropractic group to experience a 200% increase over the normal patients. This is why it is so dramatically important. We have never seen such a positive improvement in a group.”   [TOP]

::A Fool's Birth::

Did you know? 

The modern version of April Fools' started around 1562 when Pope Gregory introduced a new calendar with the year beginning on January 1st.  Many people, however, continued celebrating the new year on April 1st, thus the birth of the "April Fools'" phrase.

One of the best April Fools' jokes was started in 1998 when Burger King ran an ad in USA Today to announce its new "Left-Handed Whopper".  Though it was obviously a joke, the company said thousands went to Burger King to request the new left-hand-friendly burger!  And if you think that's funny, go to Google.com near April 1st to see what tricks they have up their sleeves for April Fool's Day - they always do something fun! [TOP]

-Adapted from "Ladies Home Journal"

By now you have experienced the benefits of Chiropractic care to your health. But what about your children? Have you ever considered bringing them in for a chiropractic checkup?

Surprisingly, the first stress placed on a child’s spinal column is during the birthing process. Equally surprising is the fact that 25% of children surveyed at school reported a history of back pain.

A child’s spine is frequently subjected to repeated forces in the process of learning to walk as well as a multitude of childhood mishaps, sport-related injuries and postural strains. Many adults that come in to a Chiropractor’s office show evidence of childhood injuries to their spine that are a contributing factor to their current pain and other problems that they experience today. This is why it is so important to have your child’s spine checked regularly for any signs of signal imbalances or misalignments.

Fortunately, Chiropractic care has had many positive results in treating some very common childhood maladies. Problems like colic, headaches, ear infections, scoliosis, asthma and even some cases of behavioral problems and bed-wetting have been successfully treated with Chiropractic care. In fact, a recent study showed that children under Chiropractic care suffered from fewer ear infections than those whose parents sought medical care alone.

=Are Chiropractic adjustments safe for children?=
Absolutely! Because a child’s skeletal system is still developing, there is a great deal of elasticity within the joints. Light pressure is usually all that is needed to adjust a child’s spine.

So the next time you come in to our office, bring your children! The few minutes you invest in your child’s spinal checkup today may save them needless suffering tomorrow!

:: Top 10 Reasons Children See A Chiropractor ::
1. Earaches
2. Neck pain
3. Checkups
4. Headaches
5. Upper Respiratory Infections
6. Low Back Pain
7. Asthma
8. Allergies
9. Enuresis (Bedwetting)
10. ADD / ADHD




A rose is not just a rose

It’s prom season, so here are a few tips on buying flowers for your prom date:

For the guys:  It is customary for the boy to buy a corsage for his date.  It can be a pin-on type, or one that can be worn around the wrist. Some even buy a small bouquet that a girl can carry in her hand or a display of roses to rest in her arm. It’s a good idea to know what color dress your date is wearing so that the flowers that you choose will compliment her attire as opposed to clash horribly!

For the gals:  Girls usually buy a boutonniere for their dates. Usually it is a pin-on carnation or rose with baby’s breath to be worn on the right lapel.

An extra pointer:
 flowers do have meaning behind them. Here is a list of a few:
- Carnation: consistency, joy
- Chrysanthemum: optimism, hope, happiness
- Daisy: purity, love, innocence
- Freesia: trust
- Gladiola: remembrance
- Iris: faith, wisdom, promise
- Larkspur: appreciation
- Lily: devotion
- orchid: love, beauty
- Red rose: true love, desire
- White rose: true love, purity
- Yellow rose: friendship
- Pink rose: sweetness
- Tulip: love at first sight
- Snapdragon: virtue


::Candy Can Be Good for You?::

Easter right around the corner, the Metro Denver Dental Society would like to dispel some misconceptions – namely, that candy is worse for teeth than juice, sports drinks and sodas. Actually, the Society says that these liquids are capable of doing more damage to a child’s teeth than chocolate and other sweets. A 20-oz bottle of Mountain Dew®, for example, contains 77 grams of sugar, compared with only 22 grams found in a Hershey® bar. Gatorade® contains 35 grams of sugar compared with a serving of Oreo® Cookies® that only contain 30 grams. About 80 percent of a child’s typical diet, the Society says, can cause cavities, including breads, cookies and milk and countless desserts. To reduce the number of cavities, parents should watch their children and make sure they brush their teeth immediately after they eat candy. This is especially true with hard candy or licorice, which can often get stuck between teeth and remain there for days. Flossing is also important – but before you brush, not afterward. Other tips for parents include: limiting candy eating to once per day, preferably after meals; and if brushing teeth is impossible at the time, make sure that children at least rinse their mouths. [TOP]

-- Adapted from the Rocky Mountain News


::Is Bottled Water Healthier than Tap?::

to the Archives of Family Medicine, you can save a bundle by drinking plain 'ole tap water.  Water from the faucet is more likely to offer you health benefits and even be more "pure" than some bottled water brands.  For one, tap water contains fluoride, which helps to prevent tooth decay and osteoporosis.  Only 5% of bottled water companies adhere to public water fluoride standards, reports Harvard. 

Secondly, tap water is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency which required municipalities to follow strict safety regulation in water quality.  Bottled-water companies are not required to follow the same rigorous quality standards. 

What's more, controlling some substances in bottled water may be more difficult, because bottled water tends to be stored for longer periods of time and at higher temperatures than tap water.  [TOP]

--Adapted from the Harvard Medical School Consumer Health Web Site


::Pregnancy & Chiropractic::

it possible to improve your pregnancy with Chiropractic care?  This article is aimed to answer some questions regarding that very topic.

Today's woman constantly juggles an incredible number of responsibilities such as jobs, children, friendships, family, marriages, errands, appointments and much more - the list is endless!  You've got to be healthy just to keep up!  Women have special health concerns during each phase of their lives; pregnancy is certainly no exception and is in fact one of the most important and complex phases!  Although the changes women experience from pregnancy are natural, a little extra help is always needed to cope with the dramatic changes in their bodies. 

A perfect pregnancy...

In addition to the noticeable changes pregnancy causes in a woman's body, pregnancy can cause subtle changes in the musculoskeletal system; changes your Chiropractor is able to detect and correct.  Because the baby lies forward in the woman's body during pregnancy, her center of gravity shifts and the spine alters itself to accommodate this change.  As a result, many expectant mothers may experience low back and pelvic pain.  These stresses and strains can be relieved with regular Chiropractic care.  Many Chiropractic patients report that their deliveries were faster, easier and much more comfortable than deliveries prior to Chiropractic care.

It is especially important during pregnancy that nerve impulses flow from the brain to all parts  of the body.  A slightly out-of-place vertebra can create nerve irritation that snarls the body's communication system. Using gentle spinal adjustments, the Chiropractic Doctor can relieve this nerve irritation, allowing the body's energy to flow freely again and eliminate periodic pain through nature's own healing power.  Your doctor will use special, modified techniques during your pregnancy to make your spinal adjustments easy and more comfortable.

It's easier to be fit, healthy and experience a trouble-free pregnancy when your body freely sends the right messages.  Chiropractic care focuses on the overall effects of spinal misalignments on the nerves that carry health-giving energy to every cell of the body.  Chiropractic helps women get well and stay well - before, during and after their pregnancies!



for a baby is rewarding - and hard work. Like other kinds of work that require lifting, bending, long periods of sitting, and repetitive motions, it can be harmful to your body. Try these simple tips to prevent problems before they begin.
Put one foot on a box or low shelf when you stand and change diapers. This causes your pelvis to tilt in a way that decreases pelvic fatigue.
Keep work surfaces at a comfortable height. Put something under the legs of the changing table, for instance, to raise it if you're tall.
Don't try to hold the baby and wrestle the side of a crib down at the same time. Instead, drop the crib side before you pick up the child.
Don't bend from the waist when you lift the child. Squat with your back straight, keep the child close to you, and use your leg muscles to rise.
Don't bend over into the car when putting your child in the car seat. Sit sideways on the seat with the child on your lap, then rotate to face front and put the child in the seat.
Make sure your feet touch the floor and your back is supported when you sit holding your child. Keep your knees at the same height as your hips or slightly higher.
Adjust stroller handles so you're not bending over when you push.
When loading a stroller or groceries in the car trunk, rest one foot on the bumper and keep the load close to your body. [TOP]

Editorial provided by the Colorado Chiropractic Association which represents the over 1300 Doctors of Chiropractic practicing in Colorado.



(Chiropractic Opportunity Week)

Shiloh Chiropractic wants to help you & your loved ones keep “moooooving” this spring and they are having a C.O.W. over it!

From May 4 – 8, 2009...during this week, all new patients will receive…
• Case history
• Consultation
• Exam (Including X-Ray if needed)
• Report of Findings
• ($200 Value)
• FOR JUST $20 (donation to The BackStoppers)!


Scheduling is limited so call today!!! 618-234-8300





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10 ways to ease office stress away:

1. Take a walk outside of the office
2. Say, "no" to what you don't have the time to do.
3. Leave work on time
4. Lower demands you put on yourself.
5. Ask questions and communicate with co-workers
6. Take care of taxing tasks in the morning to get them out of the way.
7. Look at large projects as a series of steps to complete one by one.
8. Laugh as often as you can - at least once a day!
9. Live for today.  Don't dwell in the past or worry too much about the future (reasonably)
10. Take care of yourself...

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Each new day about 10,000 Americans try chiropractic care for the first time.  Some have only minor complaints.  Some suffer from the pain and misery of serious health problems, injuries, and maladies.  Some turn to chiropractic as a last resort.

                Still, despite this groundswell-demand for modern chiropractic, many persons in need of chiropractic care more than anything else in the world, put off trying this safe, painless, drugless health care method because they aren’t sure what chiropractic is and how it works.

How regrettable!  It’s bad enough to be ill or in pain, but to also be unfamiliar with the very method that might  help. . .well, that’s tragic. . .especially when chiropractic is so close at hand.

Thanks for referring your Friends to Chiropractic!


Is it time to get back to see Dr. Rice?


1. My symptoms never totally went away.

2. My symptoms returned now that I don't receive chiropractic care.

3. I discontinued my care earlier than the doctor recommended.

4. Occasionally, I still get the same symptoms but not all the time.

5. I seem to be a lot stiffer and just don't feel quite as well without Chiropractic care.

6. I feel a few Chiropractic treatments now and then would be a good idea.

If you answered "TRUE" to any of these questions, maybe it's time to get back in to see Dr. Rice!

Call today to schedule


Some 200 new computer viruses are reported every month, and more than 50,000 digital bugs are known so far. 

So make sure you’re protecting your computers at home and at work.  Here’s how:

Check new programs and files before you open them.  Never open attached files from unknown sources.  And always run an antivirus program to check software.

Deal with a virus at the first sign of infection.  If you run regular virus checks, you should be able to catch a virus before it spreads.  A good precaution to take is to use an automatic virus-detection software and another antivirus program.

Update your antivirus software regularly.  Experts advise that you update the software every month for your home computer and every week for corporate systems.  Many antivirus programs have updates that can be downloaded from the Web.

Periodically back up your files.  Copy your important files to floppies or zip drives.  If a virus does get through, you’ll have your most important document on hand.     

—adapted from Home Office Computing magazine


Check out our online calendar for full announcements.

• March 25, 2009: Happy One-Year Anniversary Suzanne Murley (Office Manager)

• April 13 - May 8th: Mothers' Day Give-a-way.  Come in to sign up to win a purse full of "Moms' Day give-a-ways!"

• April 17: Happy 28th Doc!

• May 28 (Tue): O'Fallon Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours hosted at Shiloh Chiropractic.  Catered by Jimmy John's. 
Opened to existing patients and Chamber members only.  Please call if you plan on attending.

• May: Congratulations to our little graduate (Amanda "Giffy"!)

• May 9 from 11am - 3pm: BackStoppers Fundraiser.  Come out for a BBQ to help raise funds for The BackStoppers.

• May 11 - June 12th: Fathers' Day Give-a-way.  Come in to sign up to win a Bar-B-Que Grill filled with grillin' fun!

• May 25, 2009: Office Closed for Memorial Day.

• Stay tuned for more!  Check our online calendar for updates, changes and additions to our events!



We would like to extend a warm welcome to the latest member of the Shiloh Chiropractic Family.  Welcome aboard Amanda "Giffy".  Amanda is our new Front Desk Assistant!  YAAAY!



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