2015 – November Newsletter

Posted on: November 1st, 2015

Reef Chiropractic Care          

Dr. Brian C. Baker



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November 2015


I’ve taken a bit of an hiatus from the newsletter, so don’t fret, you’re still on our exclusive list.  If you’ve been feeling like something has been missing in your life, now you know this is what it was!  Relax and read on….


Can you believe the holiday season is coming upon us?  Stressed?  Calm down.  Just in time, the Fairfield Kiwanis to the rescue with their famous Poinsettias!  Check out below.


Due for a tune up?  Use this moment to call, or go to our website and request an appointment.  I’ve missed your bones!


As always, please feel free to share this newsletter with friends and family.



Kiwanis Poinsettias
Here’s an opportunity to decorate for the holidays and help out children and families in the process.  Its that time of year again when the Fairfield Kiwanis offers their unsurpassed Poinsettia plants.  This is big!
I’ve recently ended my term as President of the Kiwanis Club of Fairfield and I can now focus all my energies on making sure there is a Poinsettia in every home, business and church in the greater Fairfield area. Please help!
These are NOT your sad and lonely Home Depot Plants!  These are florist quality.  Larger, healthier, and fresh from the nursery.  Local pickup will be at Spear Miller Funeral Home.  If you order 5 or more I will personally deliver them to you (locally)!
We have two delivery dates, 11/28 and 12/12 and this year’s plants are looking great!  They are 8”–20″ tall with 12-15 blooms in a foil wrapped pot.  You can order in your choice of Red, White or Pink. They are priced at $25 each.
Please share this with anyone you know.
“Poinsettias so beautiful it blew my mind! – Everyone



Prevalence of disc degeneration in asymptomatic adults? Common

Thirty-three articles reporting imaging findings for 3110 asymptomatic individuals met the study inclusion criteria. The prevalence of disk degeneration in asymptomatic individuals increased from 37% of 20-year-old individuals to 96% of 80-year-old individuals. Disk bulge prevalence increased from 30% of those 20 years of age to 84% of those 80 years of age. Disk protrusion prevalence increased from 29% of those 20 years of age to 43% of those 80 years of age. The prevalence of annular fissure increased from 19% of those 20 years of age to 29% of those 80 years of age.


Dr. B: “This is why we should never rely on X-rays, CT or MRI alone to make the diagnosis.  The clinical symptoms MUST match the imaging findings.”                                                                                                                                        PubMed



Dollars and Common Sense



Doctors Throwing Fits

Here’s an article for the nurses and doctors out there. Full disclosure:  I’m married to an RN.  So Doc if this is you…..



Vitamin D Toxicity Extremely Rare

For those of us who choose to take Vitamin D here is some interesting news.  The concern is that because vitamin D is fat soluble, there is a toxicity risk.  I recommend taking 2000IU per day for most people.  However, if your blood levels are low, below 30ng/ml, let’s discuss whether a higher dose is appropriate.  



Chiropractors as Primary Spine Care Providers
Chiropractors have the potential to address a substantial portion of spinal disorders; however the utilization rate of chiropractic services has remained largely unchanged for decades. Due to the overwhelming burden of spine care upon the health care system, the establishment of a ‘primary spine care provider’ may be a worthwhile niche position to create for society’s needs.  

Seniors don’t bounce back fast from car crashes

Many seniors injured in motor vehicle crashes remain in pain for months afterwards, which negatively affects their quality of life, including the ability to live independently, suggest the results of a study of older auto accident victims treated in emergency departments.  More than half on pain meds 6 months later, study shows.



Link Between Junk Food and Depression

Of our many modern diseases, one of the biggest burdens on society is an unexpected one: depression, according to the World Health Organization. And what we eat may be contributing, finds a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.



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