Dr. Graber's Corner

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Date: May 31, 2020 | Time: 8:41am | Posted By: Dr Graber

Tight and short muscles in the neck can cause pain, tension, and limited movement. Here are 3 deep stretches to help!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGN7-YnXoys&t=91sDisclaimerMaterial on this blog is provided for informational purposes only. It is general information that may not apply to you as an individual, and is not a substitute for your own doctor's medical care or advice.Reading this blog should not be construed to mean that you and I have a patient-physician relationship. The inclusion of any link does not.... <view entire article>





Keeping Sane During Crazy Times..

Date: May 22, 2020 | Time: 6:52am | Posted By: Dr Graber

The combination of uncertainty, anxiety, and prolonged social isolation is taking a toll on many of us. Mental health issues such as emotional isolation, loneliness, and lethargy, and depression are on the rise. The increased risk of physical conditions as a result of the stress and inactivity include increased osteoporosis, muscle atrophy, obesity, and diabetes.My colleague and president of Parker University, Dr. William Morgan addressed these recently in an article entitled "The Pandemics Within The Pandemic". Some of his suggestions:Reject.... <view entire article>





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Date: May 7, 2020 | Time: 3:42pm | Posted By: Dr Graber

What we see is largely based on our perspective. Read the sign carefully - Up and down, and left to right.DisclaimerMaterial on this blog is provided for informational purposes only. It is general information that may not apply to you as an individual, and is not a substitute for your own doctor's medical care or advice.Reading this blog should not be construed to mean that you and I have a patient-physician relationship. The inclusion of any link does not.... <view entire article>





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Date: May 7, 2020 | Time: 3:36pm | Posted By: Dr Graber

Over the past few decades I have learned from my mentors, colleagues, friends, soldiers, professional athletes and even people I did not like the following 12 keys to health and fulfillment:1. Sleep 6-8 hours/night.2. Strength train, with breath control, twice per week.3. Eat nourishing food, and supplement with Vitamin D, Magnesium, Omega 3 Fatty Acids, and Probiotics.4. Music is food for your soul and Laughter is the best medicine. Get several daily doses.5. Chiropractic care, spinal strengthening & core stability.... <view entire article>





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Date: May 5, 2020 | Time: 10:08am | Posted By: Dr Graber

No gym? No problem! One classic exercise that builds great upper body strength is the Push-up.The training load of a regular push-up equals ~65% of your body weight. The load of push-ups can be manipulated by elevating the hands (to make it easier) or the feet (to make it more difficult). Putting your hands on a box, bar, or handle~ 24 inch tall reduces the load to ~ 40% of your bodyweight. Putting your feet on a box ~24 inches.... <view entire article>





THE DEFLAME DIET..

Date: April 30, 2020 | Time: 2:27pm | Posted By: Dr Graber

DeFlame is a term describing anti- inflammation via nutrition and supplementation. One of your goals should be to reduce diet-induced chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is known to be the underlying cause of chronic pain and most chronic diseases. This is not a fad diet, but rather eating foods we already know about that are anti- inflammatory vs pro-inflammatory. Disease-promoting flame created by sugar, flour, refined omega-6 oils and trans fats, which represents approximately 60 percent of all the calories consumed.... <view entire article>





Reversing Text Neck..

Date: April 29, 2020 | Time: 9:45am | Posted By: Dr Graber

From Our YouTube Channel!Using your cell phone, tablet, and/or working in front of a computer for hours each day is harming your neck and cervical spine, producing neck pain and early arthritis. Here are 5 exercises you can easily do to help prevent that.Reversing Text Neck!DisclaimerMaterial on this blog is provided for informational purposes only. It is general information that may not apply to you as an individual, and is not a substitute for your own doctor's medical care or.... <view entire article>





For Those Who Need a Laugh..

Date: April 28, 2020 | Time: 9:48am | Posted By: Dr Graber

I just saw a news report about the stresses and strains of self isolation. It is reported that people are going crazy from being in lock down! It was strange, actually, because I had just been talking about this with the microwave and toaster and all of us agreed that things are getting bad.I didn't mention anything to the washing machine as she always has to put a different spin on everything, and certainly not to the fridge as he.... <view entire article>





Loosening and Lengthening Your Hamstrings!..

Date: April 26, 2020 | Time: 9:41am | Posted By: Dr Graber

From Our YouTube Channel!Loosening and Lengthening Your Hamstrings!Sitting for long periods of time shortens your hamstring muscles and your calves. This can lead to low back, hip, and knee problems. These muscles run from your hips to your foot. Click the link to learn one of my favorite stretches to loosen and lengthen these muscles.Click this link for video demonstration: Hamstring StretchDisclaimerMaterial on this blog is provided for informational purposes only. It is general information that may not apply to.... <view entire article>





If The Beatles Made An Album in 2020..

Date: April 25, 2020 | Time: 9:52am | Posted By: Dr Graber

Featuring new songs:I Don't Wanna Hold Your HandDon't Come TogetherGet Back - 6 feet!We All Live In A Yellow QuarantineDisclaimerMaterial on this blog is provided for informational purposes only. It is general information that may not apply to you as an individual, and is not a substitute for your own doctor's medical care or advice.Reading this blog should not be construed to mean that you and I have a patient-physician relationship. The inclusion of any link does not imply.... <view entire article>





What Makes Us Civilized..

Date: April 25, 2020 | Time: 9:38am | Posted By: Dr Graber

Years ago, anthropologist Margaret Mead was asked by a student what she considered to be the first sign of civilization in a culture. The student expected Mead to talk about fishhooks or clay pots or grinding stones.But no. Mead said that the first sign of civilization in an ancient culture was a femur (thighbone) that had been broken and then healed.Mead explained that in the animal kingdom, if you break your leg, you die. You cannot run from danger, get.... <view entire article>





Exercise Improves Your Immune System Function, but Not All Types of Exercise ..

Date: April 23, 2020 | Time: 11:35am | Posted By: Dr Graber

Many of us have more time to exercise more these past few weeks. Some of us have read about how exercise improves immune system functionBeing fit boosts our immune systems. Exercise that is overly strenuous might actually have a negative effect on your immunity.Here's a short rundown:What Helps Your Immunity:Regular moderate intensity aerobic exercise, such as walking, running or cycling is recommended, with the aim of achieving 150 minutes per week.Washing your hands often before and after exerciseShorten or.... <view entire article>





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Date: April 19, 2020 | Time: 8:31am | Posted By: Dr Graber

From Our YouTube Channel!The Relaxing Breath:An easy and very effective breathing technique to calm your mind and body is the Relaxing Breath, or the 4-7-8 Breathing technique.How to do itFind a comfortable sitting position and place the tip of the tongue on the tissue right behind the top front teeth.Focus on the following breathing pattern:exhale all air out of your lungsbreathe in quietly through the nose for 4 secondshold the breath for a count of 7 secondsexhale forcefully through the.... <view entire article>





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Date: April 16, 2020 | Time: 2:07pm | Posted By: Dr Graber

1. Optimism. Not wishful thinking, but realistic optimism that starts with the good while staying realistic about the facts of the situation. Studies have been done of resilient people in the most dreadful situations - Vietnam prisoners of war, Special Forces instructors and civilians who dealt with terrible experiences like medical problems, abuse and trauma. The one common trait they all shared was a positive focus on the future. 2. Positive self-talk. When you talk.... <view entire article>





defaultLeg Exercises When Sitting Too Long..

Date: April 8, 2020 | Time: 11:03am | Posted By: Dr Graber

Sitting or working in front of a computer for hours each day is harming your health. Overlooked are how it affects your legs and hips. Here are 5 exercises you can easily do to help prevent that..Leg Exercises When Sitting Too LongDisclaimerMaterial on this blog is provided for informational purposes only. It is general information that may not apply to you as an individual, and is not a substitute for your own doctor's medical care or advice.Reading this blog.... <view entire article>





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Date: April 8, 2020 | Time: 11:02am | Posted By: Dr Graber

Using your cell phone, tablet, and/or working in front of a computer for hours each day is harming your neck and cervical spine, producing neck pain and early arthritis. Here are 5 exercises you can easily do to help prevent that.Reversing Text Neck!DisclaimerMaterial on this blog is provided for informational purposes only. It is general information that may not apply to you as an individual, and is not a substitute for your own doctor's medical care or advice.Reading this blog.... <view entire article>





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Date: March 16, 2020 | Time: 8:44am | Posted By: Dr Graber

Working from home or in-office, here is a video I did with noted ergonomics expert Dr. Kevin Christie on how to stay healthy and pain-free! Keeping Pain-Free Working @ Desk DisclaimerMaterial on this blog is provided for informational purposes only. It is general information that may not apply to you as an individual, and is not a substitute for your own doctor's medical care or advice.Reading this blog should not be construed to mean that you and I have.... <view entire article>





THE CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) OUTBREAK AND WHAT OUR OFFICE IS DOING..

Date: March 15, 2020 | Time: 12:10pm | Posted By: Dr Graber

OUR OFFICE IS OPEN:The Graber Chiropractic Center is reaching out to reassure our patients that we are taking measures to ensure that everyone stays healthy during this time. The health and safety of our patients and our staff continues to be our top priority. As such, we are taking extra measures of:- sanitizing all rooms before and after each patient encounter, beyond our typical standard protocol in accordance with the CDC guidelines.- Hand sanitizer is available throughout the office.- You.... <view entire article>





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Date: November 29, 2019 | Time: 12:49pm | Posted By: Dr Graber

My interview with Dr. Jeff Langmaid on how to make sure all of your doctors are working together for your health! ANJC Health Tip: Make Sure All of your Doctors are Working TogetherDisclaimerMaterial on this blog is provided for informational purposes only. It is general information that may not apply to you as an individual, and is not a substitute for your own doctor's medical care or advice.Reading this blog should not be construed to mean that you and.... <view entire article>





Chiropractic care is now recognized by most medical experts as the first-line treatment for back pain...

Date: March 12, 2019 | Time: 3:48pm | Posted By: Dr Graber

Chiropractic care is now recognized by most medical experts as the first-line treatment for back pain. First, BEFORE using over the counter medications (ie. Tylenol, Advil, Alleve, etc.), prescription medication, epidural injections, etc.DisclaimerMaterial on this blog is provided for informational purposes only. It is general information that may not apply to you as an individual, and is not a substitute for your own doctor's medical care or advice.Reading this blog should not be construed to mean that you and.... <view entire article>