Monday, February 8, 2016

Beyond the back pain

Good morning...

I get to write this after the disappointing Super Bowl for many of my patients who are huge Panther fans. As a life long Cubs fan, I can help you..."Wait 'til next year!"

With that said..If you are reading this and anyone you know is suffering from back pain, neck pain, or headaches, I am terribly sorry. On the bright side, it is incredible easy to eliminate if not simply just manage it so that you can have a better life.

90% of neck pain, back pain, and headaches are mechanical in nature. This means that you have multiple spinal joints (facets) that are not aligned and not moving as well as they should. This is SO simple to fix. Many people do everything for the symptoms but are not aware of the cause of the symptoms. A poor moving spine affects not only the nerve, but also the muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood flow ( carries oxygen ), and circulation and drainage. THIS IS HUGE!

If you went to your family doctor with a cold. What symptoms could you have? Runny nose, sore throat, cough, fever, etc. You can treat each symptom or treat the cold and the symptoms obviously go away.

With neck pain, back pain, and especially headaches, people are treating the symptoms. I.E. muscle spasms, swelling, pain, etc. Treat the source of the problem, symptoms will go away. Even disc bulges and herniations are actually symptoms from a much simpler problem.


Here is a wonderful case example of additional symptoms beside back pain. If click this link that is from my website: SPINE CHART

That link will show you the relationship of spine and what that nerve controls. It is really an eye opener. Case in point. A patient of mine was referred here for lower back pain / sciatic pain. Older male (60's ) that has never been to a chiropractor. During his second month of care he says he will miss his next visit for another doctor's appointment. I ask, "what is going on?" He says he has to get his kidney checked as he is on the waiting list for a transplant. He has no cancer, but his kidney function is declining and they need to monitor it.

Fast forward 90 days...his back pain has decreased over 80%. His leg swelling has all but resolved. His last report regarding his kidney function...HE IS OFF THE TRANSPLANT LIST. His levels have improved to the point of IMPROVED function. 

Does this mean everyone with a kidney problem should go to the chiropractor? NO! It means never under estimate the power of the body to heal. Numerous cases in history of people with Stage 4 cancer and completely resolving. I see "other" symptoms from patients resolve too. The only changes in their life was chiropractic care at my office.

Take a look at that list. Are there any symptoms on there that you want RESOLVED...or do you want to continue to just fight the symptoms typically with medications with side-effects. Health is a choice...It is up to you! 

Be well for today and tomorrow. 


Monday, September 21, 2015

The RLS Challenge

STARTS: FRI morning when you wake up! Get excited!
ENDS: Sunday night when you go to sleep. (this never should end!)

RULES: You are only allowed to drink water! YES YOU CAN.
NO's: soda, diet soda, energy drinks, milk, coffee, teas, fruit drinks. ONLY clean water!

RULES: You must eat breakfast each day*. Get up early if you have to or make the breakfast the night before. You must have protein in the morning. Eggs are a great choice. If you want you can add a high quality protein shake in addition to the eggs, but without artificial sweeteners. (no Splenda or NutraSweet).
NO's: Breads, none. No white, wheat, white-wheat, whole grain, 40-grain, nothing. NO BREADS.

RULES: Eat 3 meals per day but *skip FRIDAY's breakfast if you had a large late meal on THURSDAY, for a little intermittent fasting. Try and make breakfast your largest meal of the 3, (but don't pig out or stuff yourself) and your dinner the smallest. Eat LEAN protein like chicken or fish and include vegetables with lunch and dinner. Grab some healthy nuts and snack on them between meals if you want.
NO's: very little fruits. Look at our chart below. Plenty of blue-berries are great. Too much fruit can be a sugar overload.

Breakfast tip: Crack 1 or 2 eggs into a muffin tin and add some veges and just a sprinkle of cheese for flavor and bake them. Then pop them out in the morning, warm them up and you are good to go.

C8H10N4O2...a.k.a. caffeine is not something you need. It really offers nothing to your health. If you are up for the challenge then this is a great way to get off it and get it out of your body. It really is a poison. You will have MORE energy without it.

RESULTS: Monday morning should be amazing for you. You will have more energy and more clarity. You will feel better all around with less cravings for sugars and breads. Don't be surprised if you have dropped several pounds.

All of this nutritional information and more is in my book located @ 

Be well for today and tomorrow! Dr. Sheppard, D.C.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

3 Big Wins! (for you!)

You know you may not have time to read these cases, instead scroll down and watch my videos. At my office, we are on a MISSION to help people live healthier lives, without the need for medications, injections, or suffering after painful spinal surgery. We want everyone to live with great energy and vitality that you can get at my office with chiropractic wellness care and excellent nutritional advice. 

AND...that is exactly what people are getting here. "Love it!"

When we help someone that is a win for that person. "WINS" is what we are about. I think I am a born again chiropractor. I mean, I love what I am doing. Nothing gets me more excited than when a person gets better with under my care. After 20 years of adjusting patients, I expect and know you WILL get better. Sometimes it's the different cases or that different situation that makes me more excited to come to my office and serve the masses.

This may benefit someone you know and care about.

3 "wins":

8 year-old labeled and poorly diagnosed with ADHD and told by her M.D. not to take my nutritional advice.
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71 year-old man with pain all over. The orthopedic said they can "try" surgery, but he may not wake up, 
his comments are "SHOCKING".
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58 year-old man with diabetic neuropathy, did not need 
a COLD LASER program treatment for thousands of dollars instead was helped for next to nothing.
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Be healthy for today and tomorrow!