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Dr. Dave Spicer

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BACK PAIN

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If you are living with chronic back pain in Fort Smith then you know it's no walk in the park. Almost everyone will experience some form of back pain, ranging from slightly irritating to completely debilitating, in their lifetime. Whatever the degree of pain you are experiencing and whether it is acute or has become chronic, at the very least you would probably rather live without it and in the most extreme cases in can be difficult to go on living with it. This article aims to help you to understand what causes low back pain, and how chiropractic treatment can help you achieve lasting back health, so that you can go on enjoying those walks in the park.

AUTO ACCIDENT

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The name whiplash, says it all. This injury occurs when the head and neck are whipped from back to front, similar to how a whip is cracked. The majority of car accidents are rear-end collisions, with whiplash being a common result. Whiplash can also occur from other kinds of trauma, accidents, abuse and falls.

Many people in Fort Smith who have been involved in an accident don't even realize they have received a whiplash injury until weeks or months later when the problem becomes persistent and leads to other issues. If your neck has been injured in an accident or other incident, this article will you to understand if you have a whiplash injury and how chiropractic care can help you to treat it.

MIGRAINES

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Headaches are not fun, and migraines are another level of awful. Living with either of these issues can make you feel grumpy and in the worst-case scenario leave you unable to function. Medication can help in the short term but when the problem is ongoing, or re-occurring, pills are not enough. Oftentimes, the source of your headaches and migraines is structural, and therefore with proper treatment it is possible to permanently overcome this debilitating issue. Chiropractic treatment in Fort Smith may be the solution that will end your ongoing headaches and migraines, read on to understand how.

NECK PAIN

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You know the old saying, “It's a pain in the neck”? Well, when you live with neck pain in Fort Smith you understand why this is such an insult. Neck pain can make even the simplest of movements involving the neck, head, arms, shoulders and back excruciatingly difficult. It can lead to headaches and difficulty using your body at all. Immobility caused by neck pain can cause the muscles to become weak and to degenerate over time.

Understanding the root of your neck pain is a necessary step towards acquiring the treatment that will be effective in both short and long term recovery. The following article looks at the causes of neck pain and explains how Fort Smith chiropractic care can be a useful alternative to conventional treatments.

Why Dr. Dave's Oils?

Here at Dr. Dave's - we use high grade medicinal essential oils to help our patients deal with their chronic health issues. These oils are proprietary blends that are tried and tested to bring almost instant relief to sufferers of chronic pain due to pain in tissues or joints, ligament injures, arthritis or inflammation, etc!

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Peppermint Birch
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PEPPERMINT:

Peppermint oil, found in most candy canes, (a favorite herbal medicine of the ancients) researchers now advise consumers to eat a tablespoon or more of fresh peppermint, and other green herbs daily.

Peppermint leaves have to found in Egyptian pyramids dating back to 1,000 BC. More scientific investigations have now confirmed that this remarkable plant has over a dozen healing properties.

Peppermint is a member of the aromatic mint family that you may already have sitting in your kitchen pantry. Although most people have experienced peppermint as a flavoring agent found in many teas, few are aware of its wide range of experimentally confirmed therapeutic properties.

Here are just a few uses for peppermint:

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Since the late 90’s it was discovered that enteric-coated peppermint oil capsules are safe and effective in the treatment of this increasingly prevalent disorder. The same beneficial effect also extends to the pediatric community as well. In one trial on children, seventy-five percent of those receiving Peppermint oil, had reduced severity of pain associated with IBS within two weeks. Another 2005 trial in adults concluded that “Taking into account the currently available drug treatments for IBS Peppermint oil (1-2 capsules t.i.d. over 24 weeks) may be the drug of first choice in IBS patients with non-serious constipation or diarrhea to alleviate general symptoms and to improve quality of life.” In another 2007 trial 75% of patients receiving peppermint oil saw an impressive 50% reduction of the “total irritable bowel syndrome score.” A most recent study published found that peppermint oil ws effective in relieving abdominal pain in diarrhea predominant irritable bowl syndrome.

Colonic spasm - Peppermint oil has been studied as a safe and effective alternative to the drug Buscopan for it’s ability to reduce spasms during barium enemas.
Gastric Emptying Disorders - Peppermint has been found to enhance gastric emptying, suggesting it’s potential use in a clinical setting for patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders.
Functional dyspepsia - A 2000 study published in the journal Ailment Pharmacology and Therapy, found that 90 mg of peppermint oil and 50 mg of caraway oil resulted in 67% of patients reporting “much or very much improved” in their symptoms of functional dyspepsia.
Infantile Colic: A 2013 study found that peppermint is at least as effective as the chemical “simethicone” in the treatment of infantile colic.
University researcher, Alex Ford, concudes that peppermint oil should be the first line of defense against irritable bowel syndrome. A condition characterized by abdominal pain and irregular bowels, that affects between 5 to 20 percent of the population.
“Most of the (effective) species are really from the family Lamiaceae, or mint family,” Pavel Kloucek, a scientist at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, told Discovery News. Kloucek and his team analyzed several essential oils to see how well they could, in vapor form, kill the bacteria responsible for Listeria, Staph, E.coli and Salmonella infections, and more. While peppermint’s germ killing powers have been previously documented, the new study is the first to report the antimicrobial activity of two other mint members - Mentha villosa and Faassen’s catnip - along with another non-mint herb, bluebeard. Kloucek explained that plant essential oils are lipophilic, meaning that they gravitate towards fat. “And luckily, in the cell membrane of bacteria, there is plenty of fat, which serves as a sal,” he said. “Essential oils are attracted to this fat and , as their molecules squeeze in between the fat molecules, they cause leakage of the membrane.” Like water poured on the wicked witch in The Wizard of Oz, the leakage causes a meltdown that can eventually kill the bacteria. If foods were treated with essential oils to prevent illness, the obvious problem to overcome is the oils’ potent taste. While strong mint flavor is desirable in a candy cane, it might not work well with other foods. The solution, according to Kloucek and his team, is to carefully match the oil with the food. “To overcome unwanted flavors an essential oil with the best scent best fitting to the taste of the treated product in the lowest possible concentration, should be used,” he said. “You will probably not use garlic essential oil to treat grapes, but for some semi-finished meat products, it can be suitable.
Monique Lacroix, a professor at the INRS-Institute Armand-Frappier, in Quebec, told Discovery News, she agrees that, “essential oils have a powerful antimicrobial property.” She particularly liked Kloucek’s study because it addressed the volatile nature of the oils by studing them in their vapor phase, as opposed to direct application.

Here are some other uses and studies done on Peppermint essential oil.

Ø Tuberculosis: a 2009 study found that inhaled essential oil of peppermint was able to rapidly regress tuberculous inflammation, leading the authors to conclude: “This procedure may be used to prevent recurrences and exacerbation of pulmonary tuberculosis.”
Ø Allergic rhinitis (hay fever): A 2001 pre-clinical study found that extracts of the leaves of peppermint inhibit histamine release indicating it may be clinically effective in alleviating the nasal symptoms of allergic rhinitis.
Ø Shingles Associated Pain (Post-Herpetic Neuralgia): A 2002 case study found that topical peppermint oil treatment resulted in a near immediate improvement of shingles associated neuropathic pain symptoms; the therapeutic effects persisted throughout the entire 2 months of follow-up treatment.
Ø Memory problems: A 2006 study found that the simple aroma of peppermint enhances memory and increases alertness in human subjects.
Ø Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea: A 2013 study found that peppermint oil was found to be effective in reducing the chemotherapy-induced nausea, and at reduced cost versus standard drug based treatment.
Ø Prostate Cancer: Pre-clinical research indicates that peppermint contains a compound known as menthol which inhibits prostate cancer growth.
Ø Radiation Damage: Pre-clinical research indicates peppermint protects against radiation induced DNA damage and cell death.
Ø Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1: Peppermint has been found to have inhibitory activity against acyclovir-resistant Herpes Simplex virus type 1.
Ø Dental Caries/Bad Breath: Peppermint oil extract has been found to be superior to the mouthwash chemical chlorhexidine inhibiting Streptococcus mutans driven bio-film formation associated with dental caries. This may explain why powdered peppermint leaves were used in the Middle Ages to combat halitosis and whiten teeth.

Like all plant medicines, extreme caution must be exercised when using extracts and especially essential oils. Also remember that more is not always better. A recent study on the use of rosemary in improving cognitive performance in the elderly found that a lower ‘culinary’ dose (750 mg) was not only more effective in improving cognition (as measured by memory speed) than a higher dose, but the highest dose (6,000 mg) had a significant memory impairing effect. The illustrates quite nicely how less can be more and why an occasional nightly cup of peppermint tea may be far superior as preventive strategy than taking large ‘heroic doses of an herb only after a serious health problem sets in. 

To your health,

Dr. Dave Spicer 

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Joint Eze 111

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Joint Eze is a result of over eight years of clinical research and case study. The active ingredient that I have chosen is a very hight quality German Chamomile. I have also added a natural vaso-dilator and a premium organic anti-microbial mix to complete our recipe. This synergistic natural blend works not only to reduce inflammation and pain, but most suprisingly, after using this product on a nightly basis for a 30 day or so period - joint glide and the associated cartilage, ligaments and tendons begin to resume increased normal function. In most of our case studies, a reduction of about 80 percent of discomfort is about the norm. Some tissue work may be required as a I will explain below. Usually my patients rush into physical activity thinking they are back to a vital youth level. This may produce a re-injury to the earlier problematic area. I know that there is a tendency to "catch-up" on those weekend projects - but a slow conditioning and strenthening of the connective tissue is usually required. So start work routines more patiently. Take a break each fifteen minutes or so, drink some purified water, rest the pervious injured area. To increase circulation use a counter-clockwise rotation (for the extremities), or a backward roll (for shoulders) to achieve this.Tissue Work: I usually divide the body into four quadrants. This will simplify the way the and up and the forwards and up tissue patterns work. To start, picture a plane passing through the body between the eyes down to the navel (this divides the right and left sides of the body), and continue by dividing each leg down the middle of the knee cap to the feet. Now, picture the arms divided by placing the arms at the side of the body with the thumbs forward (the thumbs are the dividing plane for the arms etc). The other plane can now be pictured by placing your arm down to the side of your body - and visualizing a vertical plane that passes through the body (just like the position of your arm etc.) - thus dividing the front and back portions of your body. The therapeutic pattern that you will use to reduce scar tissue and promote faster healing is a "forward and up" pattern (for the sides of the body - like neck, arm, or leg etc.) and a "side and up" tissue work for the front or back portions of the body (like shoulders, back etc.) Along with the tissue work, a simple nutritional base will be needed for the body to use in repairing the weaker tissues. I usally have my patients use a Standard Process product called Catalyn or E-Poise for this task. For cases requiring greater tissue repair I may use Chlorophyll Complex or some of the other live organics for this purpose. Application of the Joint Eze III is simple. Just drop on the desired site - spread it out and let it soak in (usually 2 min.). Avoid contact with eyes and sensitive areas of the skin.

To your health,

Dr. Dave Spicer 

Dr. Dave's Testimonials

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"I have worked as an Registered Nurse in Western medicine for 35 years. During that time, I have worked in a variety of settings: hospitals, a doctor's office, dental offices, Army Nurse Corp (R), and Public Health. In none of those settings, was "alternative medicine" taught or even discussed. Several years ago, I became aware of and eventually very interested in natural medicine, homeopathy,connective tissue repair, chiropractic, etc and decided to seek treatment from long-time friend Dr David Spicer. What he has taught me has helped greatly with osteoarthritic knee pain and bilateral carpel tunnel type pain in both hands. Over time under his care, I have also learned that instant cures don't happen frequently---it has been well worth the treatment time to achieve the positive results I am now enjoying."“ 
Sandy M. 
Fort Smith, AR. 
“"I was having some bad digestive problems. I went to 3 different doctors and none of them could find the problem. The last one I went to kept insisting that I had acid reflux, and although I kept telling him that I didn't, he wouldn't listen to me. He insisted that I needed to have a colonoscopy and a throat scope. So I scheduled it, and afterwards, he said everything was fine in my colon and I didn't have acid reflux either, just like I told him. Then he proceeded to put me on Nexium, and then later on Prilosec. Things didn't get better.

One day, a friend told me about Dr. Dave, so I called and made an appointment to see him. He diagnosed my problem right away. My liver was a little weak, I was lacking digestive enzymes and I didn't have enough stomach acid to digest my food. So he put me on some natural supplements and I started to improve soon after. I am completely well now, thanks to the Lord, and to Dr. Dave.

Dr. Dave treats not only the symptoms, but the cause of the problem, and the whole body. I highly recommend him to everyone who needs help with their health.".”

Margertte A. 
Fort Smith, AR.
"As a student in high school and a dancer, I was very active. In my sophomore year, I started getting sharp pains in my right side. They felt a lot like muscle cramps and so I thought is was no big deal. I continued dancing and staying active. Eventually it got to the point where I couldn’t go through a dance class without having to sit down because the pain was so great that I had to quit dance and could barely walk to my classes without stopping to rest. My teachers were really understanding and would often let me sit on the floor because when I curled up the pain wasn’t as bad. I went to a local doctor at a family clinic and they diagnosed me and re-diagnosed me with acid reflux disease. The medicine they gave me didn’t help at all. I finally went to a specialist and we collectively decided to schedule me to have my gallbladder removed. After the surgery, I felt great. The pain was gone and I was able to move off to college – finally feeling healthy.

For six months I lived without pain. Then in mid-March, I woke up one day and the pain was back! It was heartbreaking. I was afraid and tired of the pain. My second semester of college in my freshman year was terrible. I took the pain medicine left over from my surgery almost every day just to get through the day. I didn’t want to live like this. It was dangerous and I was afraid I might get addicted to the pain medication.

When I got home that summer, my mother and I went to a gynecologist, thinking they might be able to help. They found a cyst on my right ovary. We scheduled to remove it, hoping the pain would go with it. I woke from surgery and it was still there!!! The doctor told me to give it time. It was still there two weeks later! My mother and I prayed for answers, but the doctors had none to give. They had no idea what was wrong with me.

As my mother and I emerged from the doctor’s office, we were hopeless. As we sat in the car – angry, frustrated and hopeless, God told my mom to drive until he told her to stop. We ended up at Dr. Dave’s. There was no one in the lobby and we were able to go right in without an appointment, which we later found out hardly ever happens. Dr. Dave was able to talk to us for two hours. In the first 15 minutes, he was able to diagnose me. I had airborne bacteria that had been living in my body for four years! It was attacking my systems and was weakening my body. Dr. Dave put me on a pretty easy regimen, which I strictly followed. I started feeling better and the pain started to go away. By three months, I had no pain whatsoever. I haven’t had any pain since September 1, 2009. Dr. Dave honestly saved my life. He is one of my heroes. I give God full credit, but I thank him for using Dr. Dave as a tool to fix what was once broken and diseased. There is hope."“

E. Small

Van Buren, AR