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December 2017 Newsletter and Hours Wakefield, Narragansett, RI

Posted: December 1, 2017
By: Dr. Jay Korsen

December 2017 Newsletter

 

December Hours:

We will be CLOSED on Monday, December 25th and Friday, December 29th.

 

Well, as most of you already know, Dr. Brianna has joined our team at Back To Health Chiropractic! She is taking walk-ins and has extended an introductory offer to adjust our patients for only $20 until December 31st! All new patients must still follow the instructions on how to become a new patient on our website www.backtohealth.org but she is only charging $20 until December 31st. She's already adjusting nearly 30 people a day and everyone has been giving us the 'thumbs up' on the way out. Kids seem to really love Dr. Brianna so we've put another train table in room 4so she can keep the kids amused after their adjustment while she's taking care of the parents.

Also on a positive note, I'm healing at a miraculous rate! Based on what was found on the MRI, my recovery can only be described as a true miracle of God through my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I can't thank everyone enough for all the prayers. I have remained on a plant-strong anti-inflammatory diet and I'm still taking a bunch of whole food supplements and herbs. I really have to thank my wife Lori for putting in hundreds of hours studying the proper use of these supplements which I have personally benefited from. If you want to ask her any questions about supplements or herbs, you can contact her by email at lorikorsen@gmail.com. She's currently not charging for her 'friendly advice' and is doing phone consultations which she's told me everyone seems to prefer in this day and age where time is everyone's most valued commodity.

I'm still keeping my daily patient visits at 50 maximum by appointment only while I continue to heal but it's a huge relief to me that Dr. Brianna is able to take care of those people who need to get in the same day they call. I completely and totally love Chiropractic and watching people more fully express life and health after their adjustment and it's plainly clear and abundantly obvious that Dr. Brianna feels the same way. I'm so grateful that God sent her our way.

There have been some absolutely amazing research studies published recently on the topics of "Reduction of Labor and Delivery Time Due to Chiropractic Care", "A Reduction of MS symptoms following Chiropractic Care", "Resolution of Breech Presentation Confirmed by Ultrasound Following Chiropractic", "Resolution of Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia and Headaches with Chiropractic", "Resolution of Hypothyroidism & Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Chiropractic", and literally hundreds more studies can be found by going to our website and scrolling down to the bottom of the home page. Click on any of the health articles and then type any health topic into the Health Topic search bar to the right of the article. This is a relatively new feature we've added for you.

Dr. Brianna's message to our practice family:

First, I want to start off by thanking all of you who have given me the warmest welcome I could have possibly received.I feel beyond blessed to have the opportunity to be serving and sharing my passion for Chiropractic in the Narragansett community.

A bit about me: Im a Long Island native, who spent nearly four years in California, studying Chiropractic and exploring the west coast.Prior to Chiropractic, I earned a Bachelors in Health Studies and a Masters in Education.I spent two years teaching middle school health and science in New York City.It wasnt until a back injury that happened while playing soccer, that I found my true calling, Chiropractic.I was drawn to the philosophy that we have everything we need, and that the body is so intelligent, it is capable of healing itself.I am driven by my passion to help individuals, families and communities realize their full potential by living healthier, more fulfilling and connected lives through Chiropractic. When Im not in the office, I enjoy practicing yoga, spending time in nature and with family and friends, learning to cook healthy meals, reading or setting off on my next adventure!

Looking forward to seeing you soon,

In Improving Health and Faith,

Dr. Jay, Dr. Brianna, Roberta, Kathy, Lindsay and Lori

 

PS- Don't forget the 20th Annual Christmas Tableaux December 2nd and 3rd from 5:30-7 PM at the PerryvilleBible Church (just off Rt. 1), at 220 Moonstone Beach Road, Wakefield, RI 02879. I'll be one of the guides walking guests through 9 scenes that tell the Christmas Story including a live nativity, real animals and a cast of dozens and dozens from several local churches.


Dr. Brianna, Walk-Ins, $20 visits and $20 New Patients

Posted: November 26, 2017
By: Dr. Jay Korsen

You spoke, we listened...  

An overwhelming number of people expressed their desire to have WALK-IN availability in the office so we've hired an AWESOME Chiropractor to make that happen again.  Dr. Brianna Salvia will be welcoming walk-ins in our practice once again.  Beginning MONDAY, November 27th, she will be in the office the following hours:  (No Tuesday morning this week due to a previous commitment she has)

Monday- 8:30 - 1  and 3 - 6:15

Tuesday- 8:30 - 1 and 3 - 6:15 (only 3-6:15 Tuesday 11/28)

Wednesday- 8:30 - 1 and 3 - 6:15 

Friday-   6:20 AM - 1:30 PM

Saturday- 7:30 AM - 11AM

**Dr. Jay will still be by appointment only during our normal office hours while he is healing.**

Dr. Brianna Salvia is a graduate of the prestigious Life College West in California.  She is a Long Island native and has relocated to Rhode Island to serve our community.  She was the recipient of the Emerald Award for Clinical Excellence and grew a large pediatric practice as an intern at the Life West Clinic.  Dr. Brianna has also done Chiropractic mission work in both India and Mexico where she adjusted nearly 100 people a day.  She has already proven herself to be a true servant and embodies the Give, Love, Serve message that our office has strived to uphold over the last 17 years in Southern Rhode Island.  She is proficient and has mastered all the techniques we presently use and those we have used in the office in the past.

On a personal note, I want to say that I don't trust many people to take care of my own spine and I found Dr. Brianna to have a special gift of being able to adjust with finesse and skill.  She is truly remarkable at adjusting and I'm grateful to have her as my new Chiropractor!  When my patients move away and they ask me how to find a Chiropractor, I tell them to go to whomever is adjusting the most children in the area because the parents have already screened out the ones they don't trust.  It comes as no surprise to me that she was the intern at the Life West Clinic that took care of the most children!  She is caring, skilled, confident and we are proud to have her on board!

Please help us welcome Dr. Brianna to the office with this SPECIAL OFFER: Dr. Brianna will be offering her adjustments at our old fee of $20 Until January 1st  AND all her NEW PATIENT VISITS only $20!  WOW!  Take advantage of this special offer she is extending to all our patients to grow her practice.

Here she is adjusting during her mission trip in India and receiving an award at Life West Chiropractic College from my friend and President of the College, Dr. Ron Oberstein:

 

The monthly newsletter will follow in a few days... be on the lookout! 

In Health and Faith,

Dr. Jay

 

 

 


November 2017 Newsletter

Posted: October 29, 2017
By: Dr. Jay Korsen

November 2017 Newsletter and Hours

 

Please note:  In case this is the first email you've read in a while, we are now a 100% by appointment only office.  Please call to schedule your next appointment. I think you're going to like not having to wait when you get to the office. 

Because I am only scheduling 6 people an hour instead of trying to keep up with 12-15 people walking in each hour, there's hardly ever a wait but it's created a need for people to arrive either 5 minutes early or on time for the appointment. 

Unfortunately if you arrive 5 or more minutes late for your appointment, we will have to reschedule you for another appointment and it will count as a Missed appointment.  Your first missed appointment will be forgiven and there will be no charge as everyone is entitled to a second chance.  If you miss 2 appointments (not necessarily in a row) you will have to pay for that appointment next time you're in.  In other words, you will have to pay for the visit time you scheduled but missed or did not arrive on time for.  If you miss two appointments in a row, we will require that you come pay for those two appointments in person before being allowed to schedule your next visit.  Thanks for understanding why this is a necessary new policy that goes hand in hand with scheduling. 

And Now The Great News...

Although my disc looked pretty gnarly on the MRI and it was expected that I would have to go to surgery to fix the problem, I followed the advice I have given to many of you over the years and I have made a miraculous recovery.  I am nearly pain free and I was able to adjust patients in the office all last week.  Everyone wants to know exactly what I did to recover so here's as complete a list as possible.  

- PRAYER- prayer played a huge role in my recovery from injury so thank you all for your prayers!

-Chiropractic Adjustments- I was adjusted several times a week by both Dr. Zimmer in Wakefield and Dr. Nicole Wheeler-Glover in Richmond. 

- Standard Process Whole food supplements and herbs- I took Ligaplex to help the ligaments, Glucosamine Synergy to help the joints, Drenamin, Rhodiola & Ginseng and Adrenal Complex to support my adrenal glands while taking the prednisone, Zymex to help my gut health (where the immune system lives), Prosynbiotic for gut health, Catalyn which is a whole food multi-vitamin, Tuna and Cod liver oil to decrease inflammation, and one VERY EFFECTIVE herbal anti-inflammatory herb complex called Boswellia Complex that contains Boswellia, celery seed fruit, ginger rhizome, and turmeric rhizome.  This stuff is as effective as the prednisone in my opinion, without the nasty side effects!!  WOW!  I also took a homeopathic/ herbal complex called Formula 303 to help my muscles relax and to get a deeper sleep while I healed.

-COMPLETE change in my diet- I've always had a "plant strong" diet but I knew I had to make radical changes to get a radical result. If you give your body the right nutrients, it knows what to do with them to repair the body.  So, I began the Gerson diet.  It's a radical diet for cancer patients and people with life threatening illnesses but it's a completely anti-inflammatory diet too.  I've eaten only raw or steamed vegetables since October 10th which is when I got injured.  No sugar, No salt, No oils except for the fish oils, and no grains of any kind including corn, rice or wheat.  It's a radical diet but the results I've gotten are radical as well. I've lost 15 pounds so far which is 15 pounds off my injured disc in just 3 weeks.  If you want to try this you can google the Gerson Diet but if you want to get similar results in a not so radical way, let me know in the office and we can set up an appointment for you to speak to Lori or me outside regular hours about doing a 10 day or 21 day purification program.  <--- Click this link for a GREAT purification overview, cookbook, and resource.  Page 26 tells you more about the program.  (https://www.standardprocess.com/Products/Literature/1-Degree-of-Change)

- Acupuncture- I saw Dr. Hannah Redd nearly daily in the beginning to get my chi flowing.  Energy medicine is very powerful in the hands of a skilled acupuncturist like Dr. Redd!  I have always and will always HIGHLY recommend her!

-My Medical Doctor- There is a time and a place for a great MD.  My MD is Dr. James Gloor in North Kingstown.  He's the one that took care of me when I had a tick disease that nearly ended my career several years ago.  This time he gave me a course of steroids that took the pressure of the disc off the nerve and allowed the healing process to begin AND gave me some relief from the pain allowing me to bear weight on my leg without bending over at the waist at 90 degrees.  He has a new walk-in at 7260 Post Rd.

-Light stretching and exercise-  You're pretty limited in the exercises you can do with a torn or bulged disc so I began doing Tai-Chi and easy Qi-Gong flowing movements.  I also just recently became a student of a Tai-chi and Qi-gong sensei and will be studying both those arts.

-Rest- often times the hardest thing to do is to be still.  I gave my body time to rest and sleep.  It's true that the body heals itself when it's resting.  I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to give my body the time to rest.

-Reduce the Stress that caused the problem- Often easier said than done, I know.  For me, it was adjusting up to 150 or more people a day and doing it with a technique that was too physically demanding on my body.  Now that I am limited to adjusting 6 people an hour or a maximum of 50 people a day, and using the Arthrostim adjusting instrument, my body is recovering quickly. 

 

The BEST NEWS- The ironic part of all this is that PEOPLE LOVE how thorough yet gentle the new adjusting technique is.  People have reported that their adjustments have lasted longer and the adjustments are so much more comfortable.  I can be infinitely more specific at correcting subluxations with the Arthrostim adjusting instrument and with the new Vibracussors that are on the way, even the muscles will respond faster and more effectively after the adjustments.  It's true that there's a silver lining in every cloud!

OK, that was another long newsletter but it's what everyone was asking for this week in the office.  We are booking out 2 or 3 days since the spaces are limited so make sure you schedule at least 2 or 3 days in advance for your weekly or bi-weekly check-up.  Your first visit back since my injury will be at the same fee you paid last time so there are no surprises.  Then, going forward, you'll use our new easy and affordable fee system.  I'm looking forward to seeing you become, once again, a BRIGHT LIGHT!

In Improving Health and Faith,

Dr. Jay, Roberta, Kathy, Lindsay and Lori

 


Important Update... Please read

Posted: October 14, 2017
By: Dr. Jay Korsen

Just an update:

I am healing better! As it turns out, adjusting using the technique that involves putting people on their side (side posture adjusting) and sitting back onto my hand (anterior adjusting) has taken a significant toll on my spine because of the sheer volume of people I have served each day and week.


We will be returning to the office on Monday the 23rd WITH some necessary changes:

We are going to be SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS and ENDING THE WALK-IN POLICY. This will allow me to come back at a lighter schedule to continue to heal from the torn disc in my lower back. Scheduling will allow me to continue to serve my patients and it will eliminate or drastically reduce the wait time in the office even during days and times that were usually very busy. You can leave a message on the office answering machine or call the office during our normal office hours.


We will be using the ARTHROSTIM EXCLUSIVELY as my doctors have forbidden me from performing any anterior or side posture adjusting as it may cause irreparable damage to my spine. I will still be adjusting the neck the way we have in the past for you with or without the instrument .  I've used the Arthrostim exclusively on many of you already and I use it exclusively on my wife as well so I know it's effective at correcting subluxations... plus, kids love it.


For your first visit back, the fee will remain the same ($20), thereafter, there will be a change in the fees. Our new fee system will be $40 for an adjustment if it has been more than 1 month since the last visit, $30 if it has been less than one month since the last visit and $25 for seniors. For the first month I am going to honor the Membership plans and then reassess the following month.


In the meantime, if you need to be seen before we reopen, or prefer the side posture or anterior adjustments I used to perform on the mid and lower back, I suggest Dr. Shane Zimmer in Wakefield (401 308-2173), Dr. Nicole Wheeler-Glover on 112 in Richmond (401 539-2617), Dr. Andrea Fontain-Schiller on Post Rd. on the border between EG and Warwick (401 419-2691), Dr. Stan Dezjot in Westerly (401 742-0337) or Dr. Herb Curtis in Lincoln (401 334-3900).


Thank you for all the healing prayers. Although I really whammied myself, I trust God and the innate power of the body to heal itself and I am doing all the things that I have told you over the years and in the orientation to heal better.

In Health and Faith,
Dr. Jay


October 2017 Newsletter and Hours

Posted: October 1, 2017
By: Dr. Jay Korsen

October 2017 Newsletter and hours

Please note the following changes to our schedule:

We will be CLOSEDFriday-SaturdayOctober 13-14th, and 20-21stto attend conferences in GA and NJ.

 

Well, the last week of September Lori and I traveled to the beautiful, tropical state of Wisconsin. I know that seems like an odd choice of vacation spots and you would be absolutely right. Although the state is very beautiful and we did get to go hiking once in Devils Gate State Park, we spent several days in a seminar put on by Standard Process and learned more about nutrition and nutritional supplements to help you and your family. The conference took place at and near their farm and processing plant. We did get to inspect the farm (over 600 acres of it and growing) and we were taken on a tour of their processing plant and laboratories which is less than a mile from where they grow the organic produce they use to make the supplements. Believe me, they're VERY picky about their organic status and purity of their products and they go to great lengths to ensure that they keep their organic status on their farm. Lori and I were very impressed since we've been using these products ourselves for nearly 26 years. We chose to use Standard Process for Lori's prenatal vitamin regime 25 years ago since the vitamins are of such high quality. Back then we merely trusted they were the best quality you could find, now we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are.

Of course, Lori will be doing the nutritional supplementation consultations in the office but now I have a working knowledge of the products and can suggest specific supplements to her for individual patients as well. For now, I'm just too busy adjusting to get involved with the nutritional side of the practice so, again, I ask that you respect that boundary in the office. I will be glad to speak with you about supplements after hours by email or phone but I want to concentrate on Chiropractic when I'm in the office and Lori knows WAY more than I do at this point.

Having said that, we learned some VERY COOL natural ways of taking care of some very common problems with whole food supplements and herbs. I myself am going to order a 21 day detoxification program from Standard Process. I'm going to do it myself just as a reboot because of it's ability to reduce toxins, reduce inflammation, and provide a nice side effect of weight loss in the process. We were told that the average person loses 9 lbs on this program but some have done much better. It's important to note this is NOT a weight loss program. Weight loss as a result of this one group of supplements called the '21 day purification program' is merely the side effect of eating an extremely clean diet with their 'shakes' and supplements that support several organ systems in the process. Let me know in the office, by telling the front desk receptionist, if you would like a live presentation by Lori and I on the detox/ purification program to explain how and why it works. We might consider doing that one evening if there's enough interest.

How's this for exciting... there are specific and effective protocols we learned using whole food supplements and herbs to support many common conditions that people come into the office with in addition to the subluxations they have. Some of the protocols for supplements even help patients hold an adjustment longer.("Supports" is the lingo you have to use when talking about supplements because of our friends at the FDA, so you can read in between the lines if you deem it appropriate.)

Here are a few examples:

Overall vitamin + mineral deficiencies- Catalyn+ Min-tran

Digestive support-Zypan(I saw this work first hand this weekend- wow)

Immune system support-Congaplex

Blood sugar support-Diaplex

liver support- AF Betafood(Primarily beet juice so eat your raw beets or take this!)

Allergies support- Antronex

Probiotic support- Prosymbiotic+ Zymax(wow, this stuff is well researched!! Intestinal health IS immune system health!!)

Under a lot of stress?? Adrenal support- Drenamin to repair the adrenal glands, Adrenal Dessicated as a first aide short term help. (Feel burnt out or want to strangle someone? Talk to Lori about your adrenal glands!)

How about everyone asking, "How do I hold my adjustments longer?" Well, here's a possible solution: Musculo-skeletal support- Ligaplex2, Fish oil and Boswallia (This is a little different than the Ligaplex1 I've been taking with Glucosomine Synergy for my joints. Ask Lori to explain this a little more if you have any questions.)

We were also taught about supplements that act VERY QUICKLY, like in minutes or hours for constipation, sore throats, raw or irritable stomach, super burned out adrenal glands, female cramping, and allergies.

Can you tell I found the seminar very informative and exciting? The above is only a fraction of what we learned in the seminar.If you want to explore these and other supplements on the Standard Process website, you can do so with your own Patient Direct account! This allows you to purchase the supplements you want directly from the company. We can sign you up for that after a mandatory one on one consult that the company requires.Even the workers at the farm and processing plant have to go through their on staff chiropractor or nutritionist to be able to receive their monthly allowance of whole food supplements. They take this very seriously. The best way to meet with Lori is to fill out the system survey found next to the front desk and turn it in to our receptionist or email it to Lori at lorikorsen@gmail.com.

 

Want to see what we saw and meet the people we met there? Click on the link or the picture below... http://www.spexternal.com/Practice-Tools/Videos/seasons-on-the-farm_1920x1080.mp4

 

If you want to find out more about the 21 day purification program, check this out... http://www.spexternal.com/Practice-Tools/Videos/Purification_1280x720.mp4

 

I wanted to give everyone a heads up that as of January we will be having a cost of living increase in our fees. We're going to be charging 30an adjustment for our patients that have been in within the last 30 days to make maintenance care affordable. The fee will return to last year's fee of 40 an adjustment for those that come to the office less than once a month. The Senior fee will be $25 as it was last year. I promise more details will follow in the next two months and the fees will not change until January 1st.

 

Lastly, I wanted to share great new chiropractic research just published. Even with advances in nutrition, exercise, etc... In the end, the Chiropractic Adjustment is so essential to good health.

Improvement in Alpha Brain Waves, Coordination and Emotional Regulation in a Pediatric Patient with Chiropractic Care Using Network Spinal Analysis
Matthew Mancuso, DC & Janet Cheng, DC CLICK HERE TO READ

 

Improvement in Cervical Curve, Dysautonomia and Quality of Life in a Patient with Multiple Sclerosis using the Pierce Results System: Case Study & Review of the Literature

Eric Jaszewski, D.C. & Connor LaVallie, D.C. CLICK HERE TO READ

 

Improved Health Outcomes in a Woman Experiencing Chronic Post-Partum Back Pain
Marie Hoying, DC & Joel Alcantara, DC CLICK HERE TO READ

 

Resolution of Vision Loss in a Teenage Girl Following Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Case Study & Review of the Literature
Brendan Saffron D.C. & Brett Murdock D.C. CLICK HERE TO READ

 

Resolution of Seizures in a 20-year-old Male Following Chiropractic Care to Reduce Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Study & Review of the Literature
Jeremai Hafer, D.C. & Jianina Foltz, D.C. CLICK HERE TO READ

 

I hope you enjoyed this month's newsletter!

In Health and Faith,

Dr. Jay, Lori, Roberta, Kathy and Lindsay

 

 

 

 


September 2017 Newsletter and Hours

Posted: August 26, 2017
By: Jay Korsen, DC

September 2017 Newsletter

Important dates to remember:

We will be closed Monday, September 4th for Labor Day.

We will be closed from September 23rd- October 1st to visit the Standard Process farm in the beautiful, tropical state of Wisconsin.  (we'll bring you back an organic soil sample :)

If you like to mark your calendar in advance, I will be gone for conferences in NJ and GA Friday-Saturday October 13-14th, and 20-21st. and to speak in Kansas City on Saturday November 18th.

 

This month I'd like to address a Chiropractic question that's come up time and time again.  "What's the difference between all the different Chiropractic techniques you use in the office?"  As you may or not know, I employ over a dozen different techniques for the adjustment of a subluxation.  Some of these techniques are done manually (or by hand only), some utilize a "drop piece" built into the table, some are used only on a specific part of the spine like the toggle recoil table which is used only to adjust the first two bones in the spine.  Another technique utilizes the Arthrostim which is the computerized, electrical instrument hanging on the wall in each room,sounds like a woodpecker or jackhammer and 'taps' the vertebra back into alignment.  Other techniques are very very gentle like the SOT or sacral- occipital technique and on and on and on.  

Interestingly enough there was a research study by a Chiropractic research team in New Zealand that explored the benefits of many of the techniques and the effectiveness of each technique for different cases.  The researcher actually made a video of her results and I'd like to share it with you.  Unfortunately, direct access to those videos costs about $1500 a year and I only charge $20 a visit, so I am going to share a link to the video on another Chiropractor's site.  Below the video on the page you link to, you will see that there are 20 or so more videos the researcher made which make her research easy to understand as she explains the results in plain "New Zealand" English.  Check out this link https://www.vidalifestyles.com/videos/chiropractic-techniques/    or click on the picture below which shows the book she recently wrote about Chiropractic as well:

 

Boy oh boy have I seen an increase in seasonal allergies in the last few weeks.  Is it me or is it hitting our community early this year?  If I had a dollar for every runny or stuffed nose, sinus headache, congestion, scratchy throat, middle ear fluid, asthma and dizziness complaint I heard this week, I would have enough money to give to the food bank to feed Rhode Islanders for the entire year. So, what do we do about these allergies that are presenting in epidemic proportions?  I'm so glad you asked!  It goes back to the basic 5 things I've talked about in the New Patient Orientation to keep ourselves healthy.

#1. I would be remiss if I didn't remind you that a clear connection between the brain and the body free of Vertebral Subluxations is essential to allow the body to function at it's optimal.  After a specific Chiropractic adjustment, people report that their allergies are less severe, they are able to breathe better, their dizziness decreases or goes away, ears feel better, etc...  So, why does that happen? There's lots of great research but don't take my word for it.  Check out this link to a study called: Chiropractic Care of a Pediatric Patient with Asthma, Allergies, Chronic Colds & Vertebral Subluxation .  Here's a link to a list of over 20 research articles about how Chiropractic adjustments improve symptoms of asthma... http://www.chiro.org/research/ABSTRACTS/Asthma.shtml .  Make no mistake, Chiropractic doesn't "treat" anything including allergies or asthma but the body does function and heal better when in adjustment.

#2. Diet is a nasty word.  I mean look at the first syllable- die!   None the less eating the correct foods is essential to decreasing the effects of seasonal allergies on your body.  Like I said in last month's newsletter, an anti-inflammatory diet is critical for adults and children alike.  As many people already know, Supplementation, as in vitamins and herbs, can really make a huge difference when it comes to seasonal allergies and they are way safer compared to medications.  My wife Lori suffered for years with seasonal allergies.  She is so sensitive to allergens in the air that it was part of the reason we moved from Cincinnati to Rhode Island.  Luckily, Lori has learned how to use whole food supplements, herbal remedies and homeopathic remedies to nearly eliminate her seasonal allergies.  If you're interested in learning how that's done, fill out one of the system surveys in the office and drop it off for her to evaluate and she'll set up a free consult with you to discuss it.

Check this out for a better explanation about environmental stresses, allergies and your immune response: https://www.standardprocess.com/Products/Literature/Pollen-Seasonal-Other-Stresses-Brochure  

#3. Exercise is critical to maintaining your health.  You don't need to train for a marathon or lift weights like Arnold schwarzenegger, you just need to move your body on a regular basis.  Try Qi-gong for lower back or Qi-gong for neck and shoulders by Lee Holden.  His videos can be borrowed from the public library or sometimes you can even find them on YouTube for free as well!  I think you'll love it as much as I do as it combines Qi-gong, yoga and palliates in easy and fun routines. Check it out!!

#4. Get your 7-9 hours of sleep a night.  When does the body heal itself?  You know the answer to that... When it's resting!  If you have any questions about what the right positions to sleep in are or how many pillows to use or how to get out of bed correctly, check out the BACK INJURY PREVENTION CLASS for free online at this link: https://vimeo.com/52128880 .

#5.  BE POSITIVE!!  Research has shown that Stinkin Thinkin leads to all sorts of diseases!!  And listen, you're not alone if you're feeling blue, depressed, scared or angry BUT THERE IS HELP!  Along with your regular Chiropractic adjustment, and #2-#4 above, I adjust and know personally several AWESOME psychologists in the area that can help you get back to the positive, uplifting, energetic person you know you can be and they can often help you accomplish that WITHOUT drugs.  Should you need medical help, my friend Dr. Alex Scagnelli  can help and if he can't, his helpful staff in Warwick can direct you to the right medical provider for your unique problem.  I trust him implicitly.

 

I know that was a lot of information and enough links to great videos and research articles to keep you busy for at least a month.  I want you to know how much I appreciate you having put your trust in my office.  Allowing me to take care of your family by detecting and correcting your subluxations is an honor and a responsibility I do not take lightly!  The over 60 new patient referrals we get each month is humbling and I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for trusting me to take care of your friends and family.

I also want to thank you for all the positive feedback about our new venture with the Standard Process vitamins and it's Mediherb line that my wife Lori has been helping you with.  If it were not for the nutritional support I get from the Glucosomine Synergy and the Ligaplex I take for my joints, I couldn't do the physically demanding job I have without pain. At least a dozen patients have reported good results with the same supplements and I'm excited to see if the allergy protocol that Lori has found successful for herself is beneficial to the literally hundreds of you who reported to me last week that they were experiencing the effects of seasonal allergies already.  Although Lori's approach to your health through supplementation and my approach to your health through Chiropractic are different, our goal is the same... helping your body to Heal Better.

 

In Health and Faith,

Dr. Jay, Lori, Roberta, Kathy and Lindsay


August 2017 Newsletter and Hours

Posted: July 27, 2017
By: Jay Korsen, DC

August 2017 Newsletter

Important dates to remember:

We will be CLOSED on Friday August August 4th and Saturday August 5th

 

Thank you for all the emails regarding this past Tuesday.  We had to take that day off to check on my son in Boston.  He had a little fender bender.  The Fantastic news is that he was uninjured.  The not so good news was that it was not worth fixing the car so it was totaled.  We thank God for his protection of Ryan and for Uber which is now his means to get to and from work.

When you come to the office, you will notice a large stand-up sign next to the front desk.  It's to promote a new venture we're getting into at the office.  I have been running a little experiment on myself, my wife and several of my patients.  I've been taking two supplements called Ligaplex and Glucosomine Synergy.  Although I've been getting checked and adjusted each week for the last 30+ years, I have had severe joint pain in the  shoulders, knees and other joints due to what I thought was wear and tear.  Chiropractic's purpose is to detect and correct subluxations in the spine so the body can function and heal better but as you know it is not designed to be a pain reliever.   I've been taking these supplements since January and I've had little or no joint pain and that's what the other patients that have tried it reported as well.  I wanted to make sure it wasn't something psychological or just a placebo effect before I suggested it so I waited 8 months to even mention it to you.

The company that makes the supplements is called Standard Process.  My family has been using them since the early 1990's.  They produce whole food supplements. Standard Process was even our choice for pre-natal vitamins that my wife, Lori, took during her two pregnancies because of the purity of the products.  I just never wanted to 'mix' nutrition into our practice but in the face of such overwhelming evidence that these whole food supplements have a dramatic effect on health, we are going to make them available to our patients.  Because of my OCD, Lori and I are going to visit and tour their organic farm in Wisconsin this September to see how they grow the produce and raise the animals that they put in the supplements. This is not a 100% organic line but some of the herbs and veggies they use to make their supplements is indeed organic and grown on their own farm.

Lori is going to be doing most of the consultations and she has been studying these supplements and common homeopathic and herbal remedies as well.  As you may recall, she is the one that put together the homeopathic/  herbal and nutritional protocol that healed my broken ribs in just 10 days.  Nutrition is an ever evolving science so she and I will be learning as we go to help you.  

Everyone that fills out a Systems Survey in the office (found in the box attached to the Standard Process sign) will have their information put into a computer system called Maestro and an individualized report will be generated with nutritional recommendations. Lori will then set up an appointment to meet with you OUTSIDE our normal chiropractic hours.  One thing we will not be doing is stocking any vitamins or supplements in the office. You will get a special code to sign up for a Patient Direct account with Standard Process which will give you the control over which supplements you want to buy and which ones you choose not to buy based on our recommendations.  

I know this is an exciting addition to our practice but I will not discuss the supplements during normal office hours so that I can focus solely on Chiropractic and detecting and correcting subluxations.  I thank you in advance for respecting that boundary.  

Along the lines of nutrition, everyone seems to be very concerned about how to get inflammation down naturally.  Although there are Standard Process supplements and herbs to help with this and they also have a 21 day cleanse, start by adding anti-inflammatory foods and eliminating the inflammatory foods shown in the video below (http://bit.ly/2tHQmG4)...

OK, I want to add one more video that I thought was a great and captivating explanation of Chiropractic.  I think you'll get a kick out of it and learn a lot about why I love Chiropractic so very much!  (http://bit.ly/2eSeJht)...

OK, I think that's enough for this newsletter without going on more about the research that's come out in the last month.  Suffice it to say that if we give science enough time, they will prove everything that I have observed in practice these last 28 years.  Until they do, I'm going to keep bringing my 'A' game while adjusting you because I have learned that there is no plan 'B'.  (thanks for reminding me of that Seth W.)

In Health and Faith,

Dr. Jay, Roberta, Kathy, Lindsay and now, my wife Lori


July 2017 Newsletter

Posted: June 30, 2017
By: Jay Korsen, DC

July 2017 Newsletter

Please note:

We will be CLOSED Monday July 3rd and Tuesday July 4th

We will also be closed the morning of Monday July 10th and be open from 3- 6:15 PM only that day.

As many of you know, I will be away for the 4th of July weekend officiating the wedding of my brother to his bride. It's incredibly humbling and my honor to be able to do this for them. Although I began seminary school at Trinity College Of The Bible, I decided not to complete my course of study there when I realized that I already had a 'ministry' as a Chiropractor. I was able to be ordained as a minister through the Christian National Church to perform this ceremony so now I suppose when you come to the office, it will be 'one stop shopping'. You can get your spine aligned and be 'forgiven all your sins' through complete absolution by the powers vested in me now. (don't get too excited, I'm only kidding)

 

You know that I don't consider it appropriate for me to 'preach' my faith or try to convert anyone in my office. I do give subtle and subliminal hints of my faith in the office as you may have noticed. There is a sign that takes the place of a ceiling tile above the adjusting tables says, "I move the bone, God does the healing." I have always thought that this statement is both an expression of faith and is scientifically accurate. You see, although I can remove the interference between the brain and the nearly 70 Trillion tissue cells in your body, that in and of itself can not heal you. The time in between the adjustments is when the healing occurs. You see, the body was designed to be a self healing and self regulating organism. It works perfectly all the time unless there is interference. We chiropractors call that interference a Vertebral Subluxation. Once the subluxation is removed, the body, once again, begins to heal better. You see, no matter what kind of doctor works on you, the body needs no help to heal itself, it merely needs to have whatever is interfering with the healing process removed. And That is Science!

 

I've mentioned before that I authored two Chiropractic text books called Chiropractic Cash Only Practice which can be found by doing a search for my name on Amazon. As a result, I get the opportunity and privilegeto help other chiropractors create the practice of THEIR dreams because, if you hadn't guessed, the practice you come to at our office is the practice of MY dreams. I thank YOU for being a big part of that. Often I am called away from the office to speak to chiropractic groupsand I appreciate that you understand that in doing so, we are helping rid the world of the predicament of our species. The predicament of our species is that when we are subluxatedand hurting, we can't treat our family and friends and co-workers the way they deserve to be treated. That hurts relationships and has even bigger implications on our society. My goal is to eliminate the predicament by teaching as many other chiropractors to help their community at a higher level.

 

When you did the Amazon search of my name, you may have seen a third book as well. That book is calledManna For The Spirit. It's a 365 day biblical devotional. In fact, as we speak, I am about half way through writing the next book calledA Second Helping Of Manna. You can actually follow along as I write a new page every day or two and post it for comments on my personal Facebookpage or on the page entitled Manna For The Spirit. Again, I'm not into evangelizing in the office. I'm more of a 'Johnny Appleseed'. I like planting seeds by having a Bible available in each room of the office to read and if you don't have one athome, let me know and I will give you a copy of your own. Even though I don't usually start a faith conversation in the office, know that I respect wherever you are in your faith walk and if you want to take a moment to talk about it, I would be glad to make time after or before hours to meet with you.

 

OK, so now you know about some of the things I do in my spare time when I'm not adjusting 100- 150 people a day in the office but that's not all of the things that I'm passionate about. In addition to spending time with my wonderful family, I'm also a Science Geek. In particular, I love reading scientific research papers and Chiropractic research journals such as The Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research,The Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health -Chiropractic,The Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research, andDialogues- The Journal of Philosophy, Principles & Practice of Chiropractic. I subscribe to all of them to stay informed and to be able to provide cutting edge care to you and your family. Here are a few new articles that were put out in just the last month:

Improved Allergen-Specific IgE Levels in an 8-year-old Female Following Chiropractic Care to Reduce Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Study & Selective Review of the Literature Mackenzie A. Korthuis, BSc, DC, Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic ~ Volume 2017 ~ Issue 2 ~ Pages 82-92 Conclusion:Objective food allergy improvements were documented following chiropractic care

Resolution of Otitis Media in 10-Year-Old Child Following Improved Cervical Curve using Pierce Results System: Case Study & Review of the Literature, Jordan Cooper, DC & Luke Howell, DC ,Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic ~ Volume 2017 ~ Issue 2 ~ Pages 93-108 Conclusion:This case demonstrates how specific chiropractic care to remove subluxations resulted in resolution of otitis media and restored the cervical curve. (otitismedia is another name for ear infections for those still reading along :) )

Improvement in Parkinsons Disease Symptoms Following Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Case Study & Selective Review of the Literature, Russell Friedman, D.C. & Sarah Powers, D.C., Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ June 5, 2017 ~ Pages 22-30 Conclusion:This case presents evidence of a link between vertebral subluxations, postural distortions and the expression of Parkinsons disease and advocates that more research needs to be conducted for healthcare providers to best serve patients with neurodegenerative disorders.

Resolution of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Following Chiropractic Care to Reduce Vertebral Subluxation,Kahlid Mankal, B.S., D.C. & Meghan Jenks, B.S., DC, Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ June 12, 2017 ~ Pages 113-118 Conclusion:This case demonstrates the reduction and improvement of obstructive sleep apnea and associated sleeping problems following consistent subluxation-based chiropractic care in a 51-year-old male. This case provides additional evidence to the literature of the positive effects subluxation-based care can have on the improvement of obstructive sleep apnea.

 

I always like to end with something funny and although I do not approve of any drug commercial on TV, This one is Back To Health Chiropractic Approved... https://youtu.be/vP5O3SLM6iE

drugs

This is another one of my favorite drug commercials... Extra strength Forgetitol... https://youtu.be/hLDz1IbYzMk

 

OK, that was a little different... Hope you enjoyed it. See you in the office in the next 7-10 days!

 

In Health and Faith,

Dr. Jay, Kathy, Roberta and Lindsay


June 2017 Newsletter

Posted: May 29, 2017
By: Jay Korsen, DC

June 2017 Newsletter

Hard to believe that June is upon us already.  I want to prepare you that this is going to be a VERY busy summer and fall.  I have several commitments including speaking engagements along the east coast, seminars I will be attending throughout the country, Spiritual retreats and concerts, not to mention that I will be officiating my first wedding for my brother.  Please be sure to mark down the dates I will be out of town with each of the next 5 newsletters.  
 
Important dates:
-We will be Closed Saturday June 10th- Thursday June 15th to speak at a conference in Philadelphia.
-Just a heads up about July- I will be closed the Saturday before July 4th and closed on July 4th for my brother’s wedding.

 
***This will be the first year I will not be able to attend the 17th Annual Katie DeCubellis Memorial 5K race on Sunday, June 11th.  Dr. Shane Zimmer has agreed to fill in for me there and have information about Chiropractic and possibly check a spine or two as well.  I encourage everyone to participate in this important fundraiser for an important cause.  John and Meg DeCubellis travel extensively and work tirelessly to speak to schools and impress upon teens and adults alike about the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol.  Even if you don’t run or walk in this race, sign up for it or donate to the foundation anyway because the money goes to a great cause.  Check it out at:  WWW.KDMF.org
 
 
OK, now we’re done with the formalities…
 
I’m struck with how often I’m asked the question, “What health issues do you treat with Chiropractic?”    My answer, “None!
 
You see, in my practice the intention is simply to help unleash the full healing potential of your body by detecting and correcting any and all subluxations in your spine.
 
“What exactly does that mean?”, you may ask.  (And that would be a great question.)
 
What that means is that there is no pill, potion, lotion, cream, injection, magnet, oil, herb, ultrasound, needle, food, elixir, massage, exercise, “special machine”, incantation, etc. or a Chiropractic adjustment that can cure even a single disease or condition.  I’m sure you know someone that tried one or more of the above to treat a condition or disease and it “didn’t work”.  That’s because healing comes from within when there is no interference between the brain and the tissue cells.  
 
In other words, the body is designed to heal itself when there is a clear, uninterrupted message along the nerves to and from the tissue cells and the brain.  In Chiropractic, we call this the safety pin cycle.  You can watch a 1 minute video I made to simplify this very complicated neurological process by following this link ->  http://bit.ly/2rgsB9N
 
Let’s explore that a little further.  What if the brain couldn’t get a clear, uninterrupted message to your thyroid to produce a chemical called thyroxin?  The result would be symptoms like Fatigue, Increased sensitivity to cold, Constipation, Dry skin, Weight gain, Puffy face, Hoarseness, Muscle weakness, etc.  Any pharmacist will tell you that medications for that won’t make the thyroid work, it will just “treat the symptoms”.  Chiropractors don’t “treat” thyroid problems but when we detect and correct subluxations, the brain is once again able to communicate with the thyroid.  If the thyroid is still healthy enough, the signals from the brain will cause it to once again produce thyroxin and the symptoms may go away.  Did we “treat” the thyroid?  No!  We detected and corrected the subluxations- that’s it!  Does this apply to any tissue, gland and organ in the body?  You bet it does!
 
Let’s try that from the other end.  Let’s try that from the tissue cell to the brain.  What if the subluxation is causing severe numbness to the hands or feet and you can’t feel them any more?  You accidentally put your hand on a hot stove but the hand can’t get the message to the brain that the surface is hot.  What can a pill or potion or lotion or any treatment from outside the body do to fix that? NOTHING!  Only one thing can correct this problem.  Removing the interference between the hand and the brain and restoring the connection is the only thing that can solve the problem.  Unless the nerve is severed by trauma, a principled, specific, scientific, Chiropractic adjustment can restore the connection between the brain and the body.  We don’t “treat” the numbness, the pain, or any symptom, we detect and correct subluxations to restore the connection, to ‘close the safety pin’ so to speak.
 
Here’s a fun video from ancient history that will be fun for the over 40 crowd that explains how the nervous system works.  It’s from Schoolhouse Rock!  For those under 40, a telegraph was like a text that was sent along telephone wires using a special code called Morse Code.  Once the telegraph (text) arrived, a man from Western Union (the guy in the blue suite and hat) would bring it to your house by bicycle or car to deliver the message.  OK, enough of that!  Just watch it and enjoy!  -> http://bit.ly/2s7viZ5 


Still confused?  Maybe Homer Simpson can explain it better for you.  Click here for his take on Chiropractic (no pun intended) ->  http://bit.ly/2rP9HY9
 
Thank you for trusting us to detect and correct subluxations in your family’s spine. 
In Health and Faith, 
Dr. Jay, Roberta, Kathy and Lindsay


May 2017 Newsletter

Posted: May 9, 2017
By: Jay Korsen

 

May 2017 Newsletter

I’ll bet you’re wondering why I waited until now to send out this month’s newsletter.  Well, I wanted to send it as close to the Saturday we would be off as possible as a reminder.  So…

Important dates:

-We will be Closed on Saturday, May 13th to attend the Rainbow Race.  Registration begins at 8 AM at John and Cindy’s Harvest Acres Farm in Richmond.  The race benefits those with mental disabilities.  The Rainbow is a symbol of God’s promise and provides hope to those who may feel hopeless.  Get out and support this worthy cause.

 

Well, the office is officially without our Dr. Steve this month.  I have spoken to him and he is in good spirits, working for another chiropractor near New Orleans and is finally re-united with his girlfriend there.  I think I speak on behalf of everyone in saying that he will be sorely missed but we all wish him the best of luck and continued success in his new home.

We have already had an exciting beginning of the month...

-Our very own Jess Swisher set an all new power-lifting record for the state of RI last weekend!  We want to congratulate her and remind you that if you’re considering a tattoo, she and Aaron are great tattoo artists and are located in Wakefield at Marcos Tattoo.  

-We had the privilege of checking 8 newborn babies in the last month for subluxation!  5 of them needed to be adjusted and the other 3 were unsubluxated.  All of them are now healthy, happy and are free from nerve interference with completely aligned spines.  Keep popping out those babies and bringing them in to get checked!  

- FYI, I am a member of the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) founded by my old friend Larry Webster.  Before he passed, I learned the Webster Technique from him.  It has been shown to be effective at providing more space for the baby in the pelvic basin and many breech babies have turned after the technique.  It is an easy, gentle technique to remove subluxations of the pelvis of a the pregnant mom.  Spread the word!

-We have a new whiteboard in the Living Room (reception room). We invite you to grab the dry erase pens and write a short note about how your life has improved while under chiropractic care to encourage others.  While you’re at it, if you would take a moment to do a Google review of our office, that would be really appreciated.  You have no idea how many people use those reviews to choose a chiropractor to visit.  I thank you in advance for taking time out of your day to do that for us.

 

-Research, Research and More Research!!  You know I subscribe to several journals to keep up to date on current research in chiropractic and I attend several seminars each year to both speak about chiropractic and learn from leaders in our profession.  Here are a few cool new findings:

          -Resolution of Symptoms from Arnold-Chiari Malformation in a 6-Year-Old Male Following Reduction of Vertebral Subluxation with Knee-Chest Upper Cervical Care: Case Report & Selective Review of the Literature   Ray Drury D.C. & Chase O’Keefe D.C.

          -Resolution of Seizures & Improvement in Quality of Life in a 22-Year-Old Female with Epilepsy Following Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care   Matthew Hartenburg, D.C. & Anna Denton, D.C.

          -Resolution of Symptoms in a Patient Suffering from Meniere’s Disease Following Specific Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Case Study & Review of Literature

Jonathan Chung D.C. & Cory O’Connell B.S., D.C.

          -Resolution of Breech Presentation Confirmed by Ultrasound Following Webster Technique: A Case Study & Review of Literature  Jason Cherry DC & Natalie Wilson, DC

          -Resolution of Fever in an 11-year old Male Following Chiropractic Adjustments to Reduce Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Report & Review of Literature  Danielle M Gergen, DC, Nicholas C Okins, DC

          -Improvement in Speech & Coordination Following Chiropractic Care in a Child with Developmental Delays and Vertebral Subluxation: Case Report & Review of Literature  Melissa Ferranti DC & Joel Alcantara DC

 

Oh man, I could go on and on about all the new research that’s coming out proving what we have always hypothesised about chiropractic…

Subluxations interfere with the transmission of nerve impulses (LIFE) from the brain to the body and when we apply a specific, scientific Chiropractic adjustment to remove that subluxation, the brain can once again communicate with the tissue cells and the body begins to immediately HEAL BETTER.

It is for this reason that we accept all cases, regardless of condition and make our fees so reasonable that EVERYONE in our community can afford our care.  While it is true that there are some people we need to refer out to also be seen by our medical counterparts in town, it is our intention to provide chiropractic care to anyone and everyone that desires to be subluxation free.

I do not practice medicine in any way shape or form.  We do not diagnose or treat any condition or symptom here.  We detect and remove subluxations with a chiropractic adjustment only.  “Medicine is the study of disease and what causes a man to die.  Chiropractic is the study of health and what causes a man to live.”- BJ Palmer.

Thank you for trusting us to detect and correct subluxations in your family’s spine.
 

In Health and Faith,

Dr. Jay, Roberta, Kathy and Lindsay