Chiropractic, your spine, and the importance to the brain

Roger Sperry, a nobel prize winner on brain research, said “90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by movement of the spine”!  The spine and structure of the body have 90% of the connections to the brain and nervous system.  The nervous system of the body controls and regulates all tissues and organs of the body so it is key to health to maintain and take care of your nervous system.  The only healthcare sector doing so is Chiropractic!  This makes it absolutely essential to get regular Chirorpactic care to keep a healthy spine and functioning nervous system to be able to adapt to today’s environment.  Chiropractic puts the needed movement into the spine which keeps 90% of the nervous system connections to the brain healthy and working properly.

Chiropractic and the “Brain-Body Connection”

It is fascinating to see the research that is out there on how powerful and helpful the Chiropractic adjustment is in allowing the brain to fully communicate to the rest of the body via the nervous system.  Research showing that the Chiropractic adjustment directly affects the afferent input into the brain throught the nervous system via the adjustment and then improving the efferent output from the brain to the body.  Thus improving every aspect of the health of the body from improving the nervous system communication between the brain and the rest of the body.  This coming from the Journal of Neural Plasticity “WE DO KNOW THAT SPINAL FUNCTION DOES AFFECT BRAIN FUNCTION. THERE’S NOW SOLID EVIDENCE THAT ADJUSTING THE SPINE CHANGES BRAIN FUNCTION. THIS IS THE FOURTH TIME THAT THE EFFECT OF ADJUSTING THE SPINE HAS ON THE BRAIN HAS BEEN STUDIED. THIS LAST TIME IT WAS STUDIED AND CONFIRMED BY AN INDEPENDENT MEDICAL RESEARCHER.”   Lelic, D, Niazi, IK, Holt, K, Jochumsen, M, Dremstrup, K, Yielder, P, Murphy, B, Drewes, A and Haavik, H (2016), “Manipulation of dysfunctional spinal joints affects sensorimotor integration in the pre-frontal cortex: A brain source localization study,” Neural Plasticity, Volume 2016.

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Vitamin D3 Supplementation

Did you know that there are numerous amounts of research that link Vitamin D3 supplementation to helping boost the immune system, help fight off infections, overall healthy wellbeing, cancer prevention?!  We get our Vitamin D production in our bodies from being exposed to sunlight.  Through the winter months a lot of people aren’t getting this exposure and normal levels of vitamin D are key to staying healthy.  Vitamin D3 supplementation along with regular Chiropractic care can continue to keep your body and immune system functioning in tip top shape and keep you healthier!

Chiropractic and infants

Just a quick update on all of the infants and children we have been helping recently and over the years through gentle Chiropractic care with acupressure.  There have been a lot of new infants brought into our practice family and getting them checked for subluxation and nervous system pressure right after birth is key to their health and development.  Through the birthing process, c-sections included, a lot of stresses are placed on the infant’s spine and nervous system as they are welcomed into the world. Getting them checked to make sure proper aligment is set as well as a nervous system being free from pressures at the start of life is key to not only the development but also the health of a newborn.  The nervous system controls every cell, tissue, and organ in the body and needs to be functioning at an optimal level at all ages.  Taking care of your child’s nervous system through regular chiropractic adjustments even while healthy keeps them that way and allows the body to adapt to the surroundings it is put in. Not only do we help infant’s adapt through Chiropractic right after birth and prevent any health symptoms or issues, but sometimes symptoms such as colic, acid reflux, MSPI diagnosis, allergy, torticollis (only turning head one direction), and constipation bring infants into the office for help.  Dr. Ryan Tarnick.  Tarnick Chiropractic & Acupuncture, P.C.

Subluxations can reduce nerve impulses by 60% Choose Chiropractic

Choosing Chiropractic in Lincoln, NE benefits your overall health.

Vertebral Subluxation or misaligned vertebra in the spine put pressure on the nervous system and can reduce nerve impulses and communication by 60%.

Can you imagine how well your refrigerator would function if it were plugged in 60% of the time?  Probably not very well.  Just like our bodies wouldn’t function well if nerve impulses were reduced and communication was not 100% between the brain and the rest of your organs and tissues.

Getting regular Chiropractic adjustments is key to our overall health.  Our nervous system is our master control center communicating function of our entire body.  When spinal/vertebral pressure is on the nervous system, our body can not function as it is supposed to.  This makes Chiropractic an important part of staying healthy.  Dr. Ryan Tarnick, a chiropractor in Lincoln, NE, is your resource for chiropractic care in Nebraska.

Call Tarnick Chiropractic in Lincoln, NE at (402) 483-2900.

Infants with Acid Reflux & Colic are Helped by Chiropractic

Research published in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health documented cases of 16 infants who were suffering with colic or acid reflux and got complete resolution of their symptoms with chiropractic care.

“Research is revealing that injuries to the upper part of the neck may be a factor in a number of disorders. These injuries lead to misalignments in the neck that may compress the spinal cord and other nerve structures in the neck. This compression leads to nerve interference and can result in a host of disorders such as colic and acid reflux.”                -Dr. E Elster, Chiropractor and author of the study

Chiropractic adjustments to this part of the spine in infants with these symptoms respond well.  At our chiropractic office in Lincoln, NE, Dr. Tarnick utilizes a finger tip adjustment with the amount of gentle pressure that it takes to blanch the finger nail.  The parents will hold the infant as Dr. Tarnick places his fingertips along the spine to motion the vertebra off of the nerve with the Chiropractic adjustment.  Our office specializes in helping many infants and children with all sorts of health conditions because we remove nerve interference and allow the body to function properly.

(Research published in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health on May 9, 2009.)



Chiropractic adjustments affect the entire body

There is a new study on the benefits of Chiropractic that I want to share today.  This is a study in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, 1-9, called Objective Physiologic Changes and Associated Health Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments in Asymptomatic Subjects:  A Literature Review.  This study objectively measured physiologic changes and their associated health benefits subsequent to chiropractic adjustments in patient’s with no symptoms.  The research revealed significant improvements in patient’s respiration, Range Of Motion, Heart Rate variability, Cardiovascular function, immune function, muscle strength, overall athletic ability once chiropractic care was initiated.  They concluded that it is plausible that chiropractic care may benefit every function of the body and that Chiropractic adjustments affect the entire body.  That is amazing research for the fact that these findings were in patients that didn’t have any symptoms in the first place.  Take a different approach in your health, improve the wellness and functioning of your body through a Chiropractic lifestyle!  Dr. Ryan Tarnick, D.C.

Health Care (aka Sick Care) or Chiropractic and Acupuncture

In 2009, a study published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine found that “U.S. health spending will reach $4.3 trillion in 2017.”  This equates to $12 Billion per day, $500 Million per hour, and $8 Million per minute.  A 2008 Congressional report published in JAMA 2009, estimated that 1/3 of health care expenditures result in zero benefit.”  If you equate this 1/3 waste it comes to $1.4 Trillion per year, $4 Billion per day, $165 Million per hour, $2.7 Million per minute.”  That is a lot of money going to waste.  In this same article they found that “the benefits that U.S. health care delivers may not outweigh the harm it imparts.”  In 2003 in the New England Journal of Medicine they found “of the more than 3.34 billion drug prescriptions filled in 2002, 1 in 4 caused an adverse effect.”  I am not saying the health care system and pharmaceuticals are not needed; they are for certain ailments and diseases. But I am saying that we need to realize the way things are going now is making our country one of the sickest around.  Chiropractic and Acupuncture is a much more effective treatment for many ailments and health problems than pharmaceuticals.  Chiropractic and Acupuncture looks to the body’s ability to heal itself by removing nervous system interferences and balancing the body’s energy.  Chiropractic and Acupuncture is much more cost effective as well.  Over 7 years, people who chose Chiropractors as their primary source for health spent:  60.2% less in hospital admissions, 59% less hospital days, 62% less outpatient surgeries & procedures, and 85% less pharmaceutical costs.  Chiropractic & Acupuncture saves money!  Choose Chiropractic & Acupuncture!

Chiropractic- 10 reasons parents take healthy children to Chiropractors

Some adults may wonder why more and more children are starting to see chiropractors. That’s a good question and the answer is simple: whether we have a large spine or a tiny little spine, if that spine is creating nerve distress then our magnificent bodies cannot operate smoothly…


The nervous system is the ‘Master Controller’

The nervous system is the master controller of our body and if its communication channels become fuzzy, distorted or damaged then we experience all sorts of communication errors. For babies and children, this ineffective communication may play out as colic or irritability, an inability to suckle and breastfeed, poor sleep, developmental delays, digestion issues, asthma, behavioural problems, low energy, inability to concentrate, headaches, etc – the list is endless. In fact, regardless of what the end result or symptom may be, all roads lead back to the nervous system – to the body’s ability to self-regulate and function at a peak level. Continue reading

Ear Acupuncture

Ear AcupunctureIn our office, we use Chiropractic adjustments and Acupuncture to help your body heal itself. The nervous system controls every cell, function, and process in the body. Adjustments take pressure off nerves and allow innate power to flow properly. Restoring proper nerve flow or impulse allows your body to do the healing. All health occurs from the inside. Along with adjustments, we utilize Acupuncture to assist in the healing process. Acupuncture helps to balance out energy flow and promote healing. Although many people think of needles all over the body when they hear the word “Acupuncture,” there are other ways to stimulate points. In our office, we most commonly treat Acupuncture points located on the ear and see amazing results. Continue reading