Balance, Coordination and Chiropractic

00:06-03:58Chiropractic, Balance & Coordination
04:02-11:39Chiropractic & Balance
11:37-21:26 Chiropractic & Coordination
21:29-25:09Vitamin D, Falls and Balance 
25:15-30:11Coordination Activities/Exercises

Chiropractic, Balance & Coordination

Dr. Ben Boudreau: Tonight, chiropractic care for coordination and balance, just to kick us off here. The alignment of your neck, your spine, and your pelvis can affect your coordination and balance. Your mind communicates with your nervous system, communicates with the rest of your body similarly to a highway. If we have few road stops, a few traffic jams along the way, it’s not going to flow the way that it should. The nervous system will not communicate with the rest of the body with the muscles the way it should.

Chiropractic adjustments keep your neck and spine pelvis in alignment, taking the stress off of that nervous system, getting to the root cause to help your body achieve optimal balance and coordination. And that’s the idea now. Now, how do those restrictions get there? Well, that depends on the different stresses in your life. Whether it be a physical stressor from an old injury, right from the foods that we eat that can deteriorate our joints or make us feel worse. A good example is caffeine or emotional stressors, right? So having an overly stressful day can lead to a bout of vertigo or balance issues or inability to pay attention in your environment and take in the full effect of your environment.

Dr. Clayton Roach: Yeah, one of the things that know one thing that happens as we get older in our joints become less mobile. If you haven’t taken care of your joints, there’s less feedback making it to the brain. And you can imagine, you know, when you when you’re back in high school or even elementary where you did that little thing with the lemon and you put the electrodes in the water and the light bulb was able to come on and light up. Well, the brain lights up when there’s feedback coming from the spine, so it requires glucose, healthy fats to stay alive, but it also requires activation from the spine.

If you don’t take care of your spine, there’s less feedback making it to the brain. Certain parts of the brain are very, very important when it comes to balance, i.e. what’s called the cerebellum. Ok, so you know, definitely spinal movement contributes to the brain’s health. If you know someone with Parkinson’s, the deterioration can be fairly quickly. And then you start to have different symptoms based on the brain basically shrinking and dying, right? So definitely a link between the spine and the brain and balancing coordination, which we’re going to talk about tonight.

Chiropractic & Balance

Dr. Ben Boudreau: Absolutely. Just as a quickie here, a study so older adults in New Zealand who received 12 weeks of chiropractic care. I assume that’s once a week during a research study, had improved sensory-motor function after treatment and sensory-motor refers to the combination of systems needed for good balance and coordination. So sensory-motor, just like what Dr. Roach was talking about, is the ability for the brain to perceive information from the environment, send the information up to the light bulb and then the light bulb’s ability to send the information back down to our body and control our muscles that allow us to balance and coordinate a movement. So I thought that was a really cool study.

Dr. Clayton Roach: And basically, that’s what we call, you know, your awareness of three-dimensional time and space, right? Your brain knows where your body is that if you start tilting to the left, it knows to contract the exact muscles that you require in order to bring you back the midline. So if you lose that sense, that’s why people fall over. And then, you know, if you’re getting older, you have osteoporosis, the risk of hip fractures, which are going to talk about tonight as well. Yeah. So balance coordination, chiropractic nervous system all goes together and it’s all intertwined.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: Yeah, so chiropractic and balance, the importance of chiropractic care and balance your ability to stay upright and keep your center of gravity aligned with the place below you. Do you know that one in every three Canadians over sixty five will fall at least once a year? Right, so that’s one in three Canadians. Over eighty five will fall once every year and then falls often have serious consequences, of course, because our bones don’t hold on and maintain the amount of calcium and the density tends to drop as we age. And so the severity of a serious injury happening after a fall is skyrockets, and twenty-five percent will have a long-lasting impact after this fall, which I just thought is way too high.

Dr. Clayton Roach: While and just to mention, I think you mentioned this in the past conversation when you have a hip fracture, the reason why it’s dangerous is that the hip hosts, it’s one of the parts of the body that hosts the most marrow and fat inside that bone is the biggest bone of the body. So you have a hip fracture, a piece of fat takes off and gets caught into a smaller artery into the lung. You can get what’s called a fat embolism and die. Right? So that’s why a hip fracture is so important and the morbidity is so high depending on the age, of course. But yeah, definitely something that you can avoid and you should avoid.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: Absolutely. And so as we get older, our bodies undergo serious wear and tear. Dr. Roach had mentioned prior, you know, arthritis, osteoporosis, these will have significant impacts. These diseases and these processes will have significant impacts on the spine, its ability to move properly, as well as the inputs that the spine and nervous system will receive from the extremity. We talk a little bit about the sensory-motor system, right? When you undergo these changes, the spine is not operating properly, so it’s not getting the full effect from its environment.

Therefore, when the brain perceives this information, it’ll send back incorrect and aberrant movement patterns to the muscles leading to a fall or this activation of muscle musculature leading to weakness, et cetera. Our doctor will oftentimes check strength, steadiness and balance, and we’ll adjust the spine, put it into a proper position, allow the brain to process information more effectively by removing the interference, which will allow you to prevent falls and allow you to live your life to your optimum potential. At the end of the day.

Chiropractic & Coordination

Dr. Clayton Roach: Yeah, I mean, there’s a very common sense as garbage in, garbage out. You know, if you’re not doing the things that are proper for your brain and nervous system health and you’re putting garbage in the brain is going to put garbage out, meaning that it doesn’t know what to do and how to assimilate. The environment and adapt to it so that you can have the proper motor coordination to deal with the input that was just put into the brain. So, you know, there are many factors that go into your brain’s ability to adapt to the external environment, which we’re going to talk about tonight.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: Yeah, absolutely. Something as well that we can mention here is a problem called vertigo. A lot of elderly people will suffer from vertigo. We did do a hump day conversation in the past on vertigo and dizziness. And there was one type of vertigo called cervicogenic vertigo. Right. You have options in the spine which impair the inner ear’s ability to process the environment around you, leading to a bout of vertigo. It just goes to show you, you know, not just from the pelvis up, but in the cervical spine, you can have symptoms arise when you’re essentially when you’re next, not moving properly, leading to a bout of vertigo, which is when the world is spinning all around you.

There are different chiropractic techniques and as well as different tests that can be done, namely the Epley’s maneuver, as well as the Dix-Hall Pike test to help determine which canal the vertigo is being caused by fits in the posterior canal, lateral canal, horizontal canal. The chiropractic technique and the chiropractic care are consisting of all of these different ways of figuring, OK, well, why is the body out of alignment and how can we restore that?

Dr. Clayton Roach: Yeah. Yeah, and I mean, obviously, there’s different kinds of vertigos, and we talked about that in length on the on that home day conversation. But really, what we need to identify is the type of vertical first and then seeing how big of an impact chiropractic can be able to have based on that type of vertical. So it’s been mentioned the what we call positional vertical is when you would tell us, definitely, when I turn my head to the right, I get dizzy or when I turn my head to the left. So that’s a very specific type of vertical where it’s positional. And some people notice it. When you get up in the morning, you go to turn around to get out of bed.

They get dizzy, the whole room starts spinning, and that’s when we do a maneuver called Epley’s maneuver all that to say that if you’re having vertigo and balance issues might be worth your while to mention that to your chiropractor because there might be something that we’re able to identify quickly that may be other professionals has missed. Or maybe the were the first one or the first point of contact. You’re the first time, the first time for you to mention a bolt vertical to anybody. You know, you might be surprised to some patients say, Gee, you know, I never know. I never knew to tell you, but I’m sure glad I did, because now it’s gone because of a certain maneuver that we can do so. Just FYI.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: And so chiropractic care will also improve your posture, right, so often times I talk about with my patients all the time is, you know, the posture is the eye into the nervous system. It tells us how your nervous system is functioning and how your plumb lines are doing right and how much stress is placed on that system. But from some, from a perspective, that is much easier to understand. The further that your head goes forward, the further your alignment is away from your center of gravity.

The moment basically essentially the weight of your head increases, the further you are from the center of your body. And so that in itself will increase your chances of falls and then you’re going to have to rely on these aides, right? We call them walkers or canes to help keep you upright. Again, increasing your chance of a fall in chiropractic and the nature of removing the restriction of the spine will help with the alignment will help give you that confidence.

Dr. Clayton Roach: And when you think about it, it makes sense, right? Like if any of the listeners are female that we’re pregnant. One of the things that happens when you’re pregnant is you tend to be a little tipsy, right? So you lose your balance and coordination. Because why? Because your center of gravity is off. Well, we can’t take that belly away. We can’t take that weight away until the child is born. But in terms of posture, there’s things that we can do to help prevent that posture from worsening. And sometimes, depending on your age and different factors, we can reverse some of those postural changes that have happened over the years. So definitely leaning forward Neal and shifting your center of gravity is something that can enhance your chances of falling and not having a great outcome.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: Absolutely. Chiropractic imbalance. Not to be forgotten. Coordination, yeah, chiropractic and coordination. Yes, your coordination is your ability to perceive your environment around you and adapt to that, right? And so I’ve got this this guy right here, he’s juggling a couple of tennis balls there, and that is some great coordination. I don’t know about you, but that was probably the max amount of tennis balls that I could actually juggle. I could never get to the four to the tennis ball mark. And it took me a while to get to three. So my coordination is OK for I for an average Joe. But anything more, I don’t know.

Dr. Clayton Roach: You take a look at yourself, take a look at Cirque du Soleil and all these people that you know, are riding a unicycle on a balance beam, which is, you know, sitting on a boat to ball. Do you know what I mean? Like, it’s just crazy the amount of coordination that they have. The fine motor skills that you know that people need in order to do that. Even in professional sports, you know, being able to coordinate to swing a bat to hit, you know, a curve ball or, you know, swing a golf club.

A lot of people that are doing those sports even at an older age, maintained their coordination because they’re constantly stimulating the brain to work better and to grow right. The only way we grow is when we’re stimulated and push to the to the limit. Well, the brain needs that as well. And that’s why they tell people, you all do Sudoku and do these things. When we’re talking about coordination, you know you need to do activities that require coordination, right?

Dr. Ben Boudreau: And so the brain loves feedback, right? The brain loves different pathways, right? The sensory-motor pathway. And so you always need to keep the stimulated like Dr. Roach. You’re saying, you know, if you were doing something, let’s just say we were juggling to this ball since we were a child. Chances are you probably be able to continue to do that as you age if you practice, right? Just like riding a bike, you don’t lose it until way later on if you continue to practice. So like a very delicate highway in our body, you know the spine. The nervous system will send messages from one part of the body to another. And when there’s a crash or when there’s a traffic jam, it slows everything down.

Imagine that you didn’t use those pathways for a long time. You can’t expect that you’re still going to be able to ride the highway clearly without running into a crash at some point. So the brain’s going to run into trouble. Yeah. And so a chiropractic will do is remove that, that traffic jam. So that way traffic can flow smoothly from one connection to the other. It allows the brain to function optimally much more optimally than if you had those restrictions if you had those, those traffic jams in the way. In this case, it’s the misaligned segment, right? Fewer messages get through, and they’re sometimes they’re different. And so you could be moving a different arm or jerk a certain way and miss it, right? Whereas before you would have caught yourself prior to that.

Go ahead. Yeah, I was just saying leads to aberrant patterns, right? Yeah. Leading to mistakes in movement and movements. Eventually, it could lead to a fall. Or you can knock something over. Commonly, people say, Well, I was reaching for my glass of water and I knocked it over, right? So that pathway at some point is interrupted and the coordination wasn’t there.

Dr. Clayton Roach: And I like your analogy of the highway, because usually what happens in order to have fine coordination skills? The synapses in the, you know, the impulses of the brain need to take the quickest route, the most effective route. And what happens when you don’t lose use those pathways, you start to lose them and the body tries to find another way to get from A to B. It’s not going to be the most efficient way. It’s almost like we talked about, you know, there’s a traffic jam and there’s a detour while you’ll get there eventually, but it’s always slower.

Right. So what we got to try to do is hit those pathways again and reignite that most efficient route again. And when you do that, you’ll notice that you’re no longer using that detour route and you’re able to get to where you need to get faster. And in terms of our nervous system, those impulses make it they’re the most efficient way and you’re able to react quicker and be able to have much more coordination than you used to.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: Yeah. And so we talk a lot about Davis law and Wolff’s law. Data law is one of the tissues and ligaments that respond to the pressures that are placed upon them. They actually start to change the more and more that you practice, right? The brain works the same way, the more and more that you use certain pathways that your brain, the better and better you’ll get right. I can assure you that if you did a math problem every day, it might become a memory at that point. But you get pretty fast at writing that math problem out.

If you did it over and over and over again, you might remember the answer, but you can write everything down a lot faster. Yeah. And so your spine and your core just speaking a little bit about core stabilize your whole body, right? The core is almost like a cylinder that wraps around your spine. And so if your spine is functioning properly, your core will also tighten up properly as well. So every message that your body sends, it makes its way through your spine. It is along with your core. The main stabilizers for your body.

If they’re out of alignment or compromise, it can lead to problems with your balance and it’ll cause pain, coordination, loss of coordination and loss of mobility. So I have an example that I that I wrote out here and I’m just going to read it verbatim. So imagine that your pelvis is slightly out of a line with the back.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: To compensate, a section of the back may go slightly out of line. And this can also cause other parts of the body to be misaligned because they’re trying to compensate for the imbalances in the pelvis already. This will have a coordinate, and this will make an impact on your coordination and balance, and it’ll all likely cause pain to the nervous system that’s under stress and so commonly what you’re going to want to do. And what I teach people in practices is if you’re having difficulty in your spine comes out of alignment, you should work on doing a priming exercise, something very simple just to get your muscles to fire properly right before you take that first step of the day.

Because commonly, that first step for people in the morning is the worst step of the day, and you want to start your day off on the right foot. So why wouldn’t you prime your muscles? And so something that I teach oftentimes in practice and I’ll save that for those of you who make it in is a very simple exercise and it helps you to fire your core. It helps you to get things moving the way that they should. So this is a hint. You want to be able to move things better. You want to do a small little bit of exercise to get your muscles primed up before the day starts.

Dr. Clayton Roach: Yeah, I mean, no different than, you know, people that have plantar fasciitis, right, they don’t prime it. They take their first step and there’s like a nail going through their heel. And it’s because they didn’t properly stretch their foot prior to putting their foot on the ground to accept that ground force that was going through that foot. So yeah, absolutely. When you’ve been laying in the same position throughout the night for seven-eight hours, you definitely need to prepare your body to be able to accept the ground. Able to be upright and to accept everything that’s in that room know where the body is at and be able to take that first step in the proper way.

Ensuring that you’re not going to have, you know, that sudden jolt of pain somewhere or, you know, be the one that calls the chiropractic office and say, Man, you know, I was just putting my socks on and my back went out and I can’t move now. And that’s because more than likely there wasn’t that priming of when you prime and the lawnmower, right? You push the little button three times to get the gas or I don’t know what I’m saying, but you know, after you do that, the lawnmower starts. And if you don’t do it, it doesn’t start, right? So, you know, push your prime or button three times and then you should be good to go. You get to go.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: You know, the respiratory system is also important, right in feeding oxygen to the cerebellum, which is responsible for our coordination and balance. So the cerebellum allows us to process our environment, so it actually processes information for our environment from our environment, sorry and then sends it to our brain. It’s the first place that this information goes before it gets to the brain. A lot of times people will have poor posture, don’t have great diaphragmatic breathing, and so they’re not taking in the optimum amount of oxygen, right? The brain, the cerebellum Ben is not getting the proper amount of oxygen and it’s not breathing well and the information is being sent up to the cerebellum first and then the brain well, it’s not going to function properly, right? Yeah. And so we want to make sure that our posture is upright.

Dr. Clayton Roach: Yeah, and the cerebellum is the most oxygen-dependent part of the brain, right? So the cerebellum takes up a huge amount of oxygen that ever makes it to the brain. And when it doesn’t get it, it starts to atrophy, which means that the cerebellum gets smaller and smaller because it’s dying right. It’s getting it doesn’t have the girth that it used to have. It’s not know around and it’s not as full. And that’s the first thing you’re going to notice is going to be your balance coordination, right?

Dr. Ben Boudreau: And so another point about how posture is so important, you know, for the nervous system, but also for the way that the cerebellum and the brain get its oxygen. And so another thing to keep in mind, for those of you who are suffering with your passion and your balance coordination.

Vitamin D, Falls and Balance 

Dr. Clayton Roach: Absolutely. All right. So speaking of day one, this winter, we talk about this all the time, but you know, it comes up often because it’s important if you haven’t, you know, get the hint. Vitamin D, vitamin D, vitamin D.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: Mm hmm. So we talk about the importance of balance and coordination and posture and fall prevention, right? We talk about how one in three Canadians over the age of sixty five is going to suffer a fall this year, and twenty-five of twenty five percent of those who fall are bound to suffer a very adverse event. And some of those events being a hip fracture from oral fracture. And so the benefits of vitamin D when it comes to bone health are huge vitamin D with K2. K2, another supplement that helps with the absorption of vitamin D, helps with the absorption of calcium.

As we age, we tend to lose our bone mineral density. We lose the amount of calcium that’s in our bones to become more osteoporotic, more porous. Right. And so vitamin D will help with that, that absorption rate and keep it nice and high. Also, like Dr Roach Roach was mentioning, it’s wintertime. So we’re not getting our vitamin D from the Sun anymore. And so we have to be able to up that, not just for knowledge, for bone health, but also for our mood.

Dr. Clayton Roach: I had a gentleman this morning, actually the last visit. I said you know, he says, one of the things I can do, you know, just he had a heart attack and I said, Well, you know, just in general right now, you know, because it’s winter, you should take vitamin D. He bought our liquid and he came in this morning. I adjusted him. He says, Oh, by the way, he says, I can become a spokesperson if you want for the vitamin D. And this is what we’re talking about like two weeks. He said the energy that I have, he said, I thought it was just because I had had a heart attack. He says in two weeks, taking vitamin D is my energy is a world of difference. And he’s also because he has more energy during the day.

He’s sleeping better at night as well. That is also creating more energy when he wakes up, right, because he wasn’t sleeping well. It’s almost a vicious cycle. He was stoked that I, you know, and he’s, you know, he’s not taking a whole lot of it, but you know, the benefits have been amazing. Just a little thing again. When we talked about in the beginning, doing a little thing can create a huge thing, so he’s got more energy. What are you going to do? Now you can exercise the benefits of exercise, well, we really need to go through that, you know, I mean, like this is so one thing leads to another, and that’s phenomenal.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: Yeah. What they found is that those who were, you know, taking the vitamin D was also having fewer falls and they were having fewer accidents, right? If they did have a fall, they weren’t having these adverse events. There were also the ones that were more active moving around, you know, better able to keep that bone mineral density high. And we know when it comes to bone health, exercise movement, weight bearing exercise is best. If I can recommend anything to people, for those of you who might be struggling or you’re in the beginning stages of getting your life back, you know swimming is great.

You know, swimming being in the pool at least up to waist level, waist, waist height and water can help take the weight off that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to handle if you’re taking the full effect of gravity. Definitely would recommend that. And again, for fall prevention vitamin D, vitamin D, the list goes, the benefits go on and on. Yeah. Right. Yeah, so practical stuff. Yeah, some practical stuff this week, coordination activities to help with this coordination and balancers you don’t have to do. I was going to write coordination exercises, right coordination, exercise, exercise, you know, and I think people get so thrown off when they hear exercise. Yeah. You know these are coordination activities. So these are things that you can do at your house. These are things that you can do when you’re waiting for dinner to be done.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: If you put it in the oven and you’re, you know, it’s going to be ready in 20 minutes, this is something that you can do in two minutes. Right. So I’ve got a balloon tossing, right? Does anybody ever hear of a balloon toss? Right? Put your hands up because all of you at some point has done a balloon toss. Ok, I’m talking about when you, you know, you blow up a balloon and it’s hanging around your house for like multiple days after the party, right? And you’re just sort of kicking it around and you’re just kind of playing with it and then you’re keeping it in the air. That’s a balloon toss.

You’re working on keeping the object in the air and you’re using your hands to tap the object, right? And you’re balancing your coordination is being used in order to keep this balloon upright into the air. So you’re focusing on that, right? A very simple activity. You can do what they’re doing in the photo here where you’re just kind of tapping it up against the wall like a volleyball. Really easy stuff here. You don’t need a lot. You don’t have to go to the store and pay thirty dollars for, you know, an exercise ball. Just go to Dollarama when you know that there’s a birthday coming up by an extra big pack that’ll cost you like three bucks and then just save a few for your coordination activities.

Dr. Clayton Roach: I like that necklace.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: Yeah, yeah. If we’re going to know this is great.

Dr. Clayton Roach: Yeah. So basically, guys, I think what’s most important, I think in Ben touched on it like right before supper. The key is to be consistent. Right? Set aside five minutes, whatever you’re going to do and do it every day, right? The body loves rhythmic things that you introduce to us. So be consistent. Finger nose. I mean, you can vary this as you get better, right? You can do it with your eyes open. Do it with your eyes closed. Lift one leg up. Lift both legs up. No, I’m kidding. Definitely you can make that a little bit harder if you have, like a little foam roll, right, you can introduce that and try to do it while you’re on the foam roll or a half foam roll.

Now you’re a little more steady is just rounded. The minute you create an unsteady surface, the cerebellum and the brain light up even more because it’s got to use more muscles to be able to, you know, coordinate and be able to have balance. You’re just lighting up more brain the minute you create an unsteady surface where you’re standing, right?

Dr. Ben Boudreau: Absolutely. So the brain loves to be challenged. There’s a different way to do this, right? Really, it’s about changing the, you know, the world that’s underneath you, right? So whatever’s underneath there, you can make a more difficult right. If you’re you’re standing on an unsteady surface, some people will take a couch pillow, they’ll take it off the couch and they’ll just stand on that. That’s kind of an old-school way of testing balance as well, where you don’t have to buy anything. And then, of course, challenging your hands, challenging your hands movement to reach a certain task.

You know, if you’re reaching for something and then you put it back down, reach for something, put it back down things that are more useful in your day-to-day life, maybe more than pushing the balloon against the wall? I don’t know. But it’s all about having fun. And so if you’re doing activities, you want to make sure that these are things that you enjoy, things that you can easily stick into your routine and like, Dr Roach said, make sure that you have a consistent day throughout your kids, consistent times throughout your day. And you know, just again, you don’t have to devote there’s no set time limit a few minutes, right?

Dr. Clayton Roach: Just attending something and something easy, you know, just pick a day and brush your teeth with your left hand. If you’re right-handed you. I mean, just something to switch things up. A good one that I like Ben and you guys can do this. You can, you know, buy a bouncy ball that kids play with, get in front of a wall. With your right hand. Throw it on the ground, it’ll bounce in, the wall is going to come back at you. Catch it with your left-hand bounce coming off the wall. Catch it with your right hand.

That’s a great activity that when I took my chiropractic neurology diplomat that we that was recommended to do with kids that are autistic because it stimulates their brain a lot. So, you know, you might want to start just by right hand catching with the right hand, right hand catching with the right hand and do it the left. Then when you’re good, you can throw it the right catch with the left, throw with the left, catch with the right. So, you know, it’s fun. Well, dollar store, buy a little bouncy ball and have fun.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: Yeah. And for any of my patients that are watching tonight, if you guys see me tomorrow in the practice working on my coordination with you just in a second, just work my coordination. So December is a really special month because it’s the holidays. It’s the season of giving. It’s the season of, you know, just I think the season of basically where you if there’s one time of year where we can be a little more. Easier on ourselves and easier on others, it’s around the holidays. So we wanted to offer a very special supplement special for this month.

Dr. Clayton Roach: Yes. So typically, you know, every month we choose two or three supplements that are, you know. I think it’s 20 percent off. We do it every month. So for September four, sorry for September, for December, there are all 20 percent off. So if you want to pop by the office and you know by your year’s yearly supply for 20 percent off on us, then you’re very welcome to do that. If you’ve run out of certain things. December is a good time to do that right and 20 percent is more than the tax. So, you know, it’s a good savings.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: Absolutely. For those of you who are definitely on the magnesium or we’re on the vitamin D and omega 3s, those apply in the supplement deal as well. And so a great time to get in on that. If you have any of our supplement stamp cards, you know that if you purchase so many, you get 20 percent off anyway. So for those of you who are into that, make sure that you take advantage of that.

Dr. Clayton Roach: Yeah. And these supplements you would buy 20 percent off can go in your car. I mean, you’re not. Excluded from your card because you’ve got them at a discount. They all count towards that amount and in December, here’s what we’re doing.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: Yeah, so time

Dr Clayton Roach: To refer your friends. Yeah, so told December twenty-fifth what we’re doing is whoever comes in as a new patient. Instead of paying eighty five dollars. We’re only going to charge thirty-seven out of that thirty seven, twenty-five is going to go to a charity. All right. So we mentioned that last time that for every new patient who comes in, they get charged. Thirty-seven dollars were discounted from the eighty-five and twenty-five percent. Twenty-five percent. Twenty-five dollars of that is going to go to a charity. We still have not decided which charity that we’re going to donate to. We got a suggestion last time. If you guys have any other suggestions, please go ahead and give them to us, but we will be donating twenty five dollars for every new patient that comes in.

This is a great way to get friends or loved ones to give them the gift of health. And I say this many times, but you never know what your gift. Tell them about chiropractic care. Tell them your experience with chiropractic care, which is worth more than just seeing a chiropractor because you know, people remember, you know, a story. So if you can tell them a story and how chiropractic is made you feel, they’re going to remember that, and it’s probably going to have a better impact on you.

Getting them to go see a chiropractor versus just telling them, you need to go see a chiropractor. People don’t like to be told what to do so, but yeah, so they might come back to you and say, Man, you know, this totally changed my life. Thank you for caring enough to tell me about your experience. We’ve had that happen many, many times.

Coordination Activities/Exercises

Dr. Clayton Roach: And you know what? Do you know? Yeah, we do something special in the clinic, and, you know, I hope that you guys appreciate the amount of time that we spend on ourselves to be everything that we can to you guys. But we’re also blessed enough to work with a profession that’s pretty darn good. And you know, you need to be pretty bad to mess it up because we’re working with the nervous system. So, you know, if you put the right input and the right part of the spine and you take away the dams and the river can flow again from above down, then you’re going to get healthier from the inside out and hopefully need less of the outside in talking about medications and stuff like that.

That is what we do as chiropractors, and we’re blessed to be working with a wonderful profession that has pretty much no risk when it comes to treatments and only a big upside, which is getting your life back. Again, this is our 50th conversation, guys, thank you so much for being there with us. We totally appreciate every single one of you that shares and, you know, comments and show up and coming to our clinic and trust us with your spine, which is not a sense of responsibility that we hold at heart and we make sure that we deliver on our promise to be able to help you.

So thank you so much to everyone who has ever been on a Humpday conversation. We don’t take that for granted. We know there’s only a certain amount of time during the day. So for you to take your time to come here, we appreciate that.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: Absolutely, yeah, so, guys, thank you, thank you, thank you for those of you who have been tuning in from the bottom of our hearts. Definitely thank you. And around this holiday season too, especially we’re in December now reaching the conclusion of this year of twenty twenty-one. So, you know, hump day conversation number five zero. Thank you. Thank you guys for giving us the energy to move forward and giving us the energy to go into clinic and treat you guys and give you guys the adjustments that you deserve. So thank you. Thank you.

Dr. Clayton Roach: Absolutely. So this concludes our 50th conversation. Thank you to everyone we hope to see in the clinic very soon and look forward to serving you for many more years. Thank you so much. Have a great night, guys. Take care. Bye-bye.

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