Year in Review 2021

02:31 – 05:52Year In Review: Headaches 
05:53 – 08:22Year In Review: Pillow Talk
08:23 – 11:00Year In Review: The Kinetic Chain 
11:01 – 14:24Year In Review: Home/Office Ergonomics
14:25 – 17:25Year In Review: Structure Dictates Function 
20:30 – 24:00Year In Review: Boosting Energy Naturally 

Dr. Clayton Roach: This is where we realize how much stuff we actually covered in a year, right? Holy geez. Thank you for mentioning this Ben because this year was bonkers. Like, this is by far our best year when it came to the Angel Tree drive. So for those of you who aren’t familiar, the Salvation Army, we put a little tree on our counter and there’s like a tag that says eight-year-old girl, five-year-old boy, and you take that tag and you go shopping for whoever that person you picked was. If it was a five-year-old girl, you go and you buy a Barbie or something.

Well, you know what? This year was like a killer. Like, we have the best patients and I say this all the time. It was amazing. I say this story about three years ago or four years ago, the people that always pick up the toys, they set a date and they come in and they pick them up. The person that was picking them up started crying when he walked into our clinic. And the reason he was crying is that in the three previous businesses that he had been in, there weren’t any toys. There was like one or two. And you know, in his mind, that was like the worst day because, you know, these people that do this like thrive on, you know, on doing this.

And when he got into our clinic and he saw the lineup of toys that we had like, you could tell that it just brought joy to his face, that he was going to be able to make all these kids happy. So I just want to say that this year was our best year ever, and I just want to say thank you to everybody that added stress to their routine before Christmas to have to go buy another gift to help these kids out. So thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: Yes, absolutely. And again, yes, I want to just reiterate what Dr. Roach said. You know, it just goes to the type and quality of patients and type of people that we have in our practice, and this is the type of community that we want. To create is a community that helps and supports others. And doing a small thing like picking out a toy and bringing it to our office goes a long way for people at this time of year. And so thank you guys so, so much. You’re going to make a child very happy this year.

Dr. Clayton Roach: Amazing. Thank you. Well, 2021 recap. Yeah, so we had this episode where we talked about various different headaches. So this is a very prevalent topic. I would say this is probably condition number three in terms of ranking of what we see in our clinic back pain, neck pain, headaches. And we talked about ways to help headaches.

Year In Review: Headaches 

Dr. Ben Boudreau: Yeah. And that was, you know, one of our big hump day conversations, OK, well, we talked about the causes of headaches. In one episode, we talked about the types of headaches and then we want to give people five different ways that they could help with headaches. And just for review; magnesium. Can we just talk about this for a minute, we talk about magnesium all the time because this is a year in review. Magnesium is a very special supplement, very special for a lot of people.

Most people with chronic pain, back pain, neck pain, headaches are lacking magnesium, and we find the supplements that we carry at our practice work very well in terms of treating this type of condition, or at least helping with some of the symptoms and reducing that nervous system activation. So muscle relaxation and sleep. Two of the things that you need in order to overcome headaches in some cases. So never underestimate the power of a very good, high-quality magnesium supplement.

Dr. Clayton Roach: Yeah, absolutely. We’re just not talking about headaches. It’s a natural muscle relaxer, so it’s huge with various different things. Like a lot of people, some of my patients use it for restless legs, right? They can’t fall asleep because their legs are like jumping out of bed. It’s fantastic. So it’s one of the supplements that the beautiful thing is there are no side effects. Like the only thing is if we take too much, you’re going to start getting loose balls. But other than that, it’s very safe, which is the beauty of magnesium and so much of an upside.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: Absolutely. Other ways are food triggers. Watch out for some of those foods that are high in MSP and high in salts. Not great for headaches. Make sure you’re staying well hydrated. We can’t stress enough how important drinking a healthy amount of water is in terms of not just headaches, but many other parts of the way that you’re feeling and the nervous system function, as well as smell triggers. So avoiding some of those really strong smells, we talk a lot about chemical stress and chemical irritants that have an impact on your nervous system. So you want to lower that fatigue as much as possible.

Dr. Clayton Roach: And get adjusted right. Like, that’s one thing that chiropractic is phenomenal at is headaches because most of the time it is going to be cervicogenic headache. So basically, you’re getting tension from the neck being dysfunctional. So getting chiropractic care. I mean, I’ve had so many people just, you know, leave an appointment and say, Man, my headache is gone, right?

Because you’re just decompressing that pressure at the back of the neck that typically will kind of radiate and you’ll get the frontal eye sword that you get in the back of your eye. So spare yourself the grief of dealing with headaches and there are no amount of normal headaches. I ask that all the time, what’s the normal amount of headaches? And they say, Oh, one or two a week, I’m like, No zero, right? So there are no normal amount of headaches. So if you’re getting them, get checked. Our number one hump day by numbers was our number one hump day.

Year In Review: Pillow Talk

Dr. Ben Boudreau: Yeah, and this was a great hump day conversation because you guys, viewers, you brought this conversation up. You were the ones that said, we want to hear about what we can do at home. What kind of mattresses do we need in order to help us fight off some of the things that we’re going through. In the way that we look at pillows as chiropractors, the way is that it helps to keep your adjustment. It helps to maintain that structure.

And so you want to find a pillow that’s going to help maintain the adjustments that we’re doing here in practice. So oftentimes, what they recommend in the literature is a medium-firm pillow. And in this segment here we call it to love it or dump it. So we went through all the different pillows and we talked about why we liked it, the pros and cons, and we either loved it or we dumped it.

Dr. Clayton Roach: Yeah. And, you know, as chiropractors, you look at the pillow in terms of where does it, you know, what are the head and neck look like in reference to the rest of the spine? Right? So when you’re laying on your side, you know, is your head higher than your spine like the goal is to have everything be horizontal parallel to the floor. And then there are different pillows if you’re a back sleeper versus a side sleeper.

I know one thing we mentioned with mattress, and that’s one thing that I always tell people don’t get caught up with the whole pillow top thing, you know if you’ve got a four-inch pillow top by the time you’re through that four-inch pillow top, even though your mattress might be medium or firm, it seems like you’re in a soft mattress because you’re sinking into that pillow top. So I’m not a big fan of those pillow tops. Don’t get caught up in the whole memory foam thing. They’re very warm sometimes. So, you know, do your research.

The good thing is now you can buy a mattress and you’re not stuck with it, you can return it. I think most of the companies allow you to return it twice. So, yeah, a good night’s sleep is important, and if you’re not comfortable, you’re waking up in pain. Chances are good. That’s what you were laying on the previous seven or eight hours, and that’s probably your mattress or your pillow.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: Yeah, absolutely. And in a good way to think about a mattress and a pillow, it’s almost like it’s more like an orthotic. And I don’t like to say that, but an orthotic for the cervical spine. You don’t want to start with something that’s too deep of a pillow, right? If you’re talking about a wave pillow. You want to start with something that might be a little bit lower of a curve. That way, you’re not trying to put your spine into a position that’s not ready for.

Year In Review: The Kinetic Chain 

Dr. Clayton Roach: Yeah, this next thing, you know, you know, the saying goes, you know, it’s all connected, right? We’re all connected. And you know, we talked about what was called the kinetic chain. And the kinetic chain is basically just the order of the joints as they’re all forced into movement as soon as we strike our foot on the ground. As soon as we strike our foot on the ground, the ground reacting forces go through our body. And if there’s any part of that kinetic chain that’s off, it’s going to create stress in the area above or below.

So we actually brought in this whole concept on a few different presentations and how it could create knee problems, hip problems and how when things falter at the base, they falter at the roof, right? And they falter is kind of like a house, right? Its the foundation is crooked then the rest of the house is going to have issues. And I mean, I can’t tell you how many times it goes through this. When I go through a report with a patient on how everything is connected, we say it and we even laypeople say, Yeah, we’re all connected.

You know, the hip is connected to the knee. And yes, but to be able to put it into words when somebody comes in with a problem and seeing how a lower back problem could be connected to why they have headaches or how an ankle sprain they had when they were a kid could be showing up in their opposite hip now, right? So this is a very important concept that we kind of brought on to our patients that actually kind of stuck because some of my patients are actually using the word kinetic chain, right? That’s right. You talked about the kinetic chain, you know when they’re coming in with knee problems. So it’s beautiful to see that we kind of, you know, added a little bit of vocabulary into their life.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: Absolutely. Yeah. And like we said, we spoke with, can I claim many, many, many times before when we talked about our knee osteoarthritis knee pain segment, our hip osteoarthritis segment or hip pain segment or shoulder issues when we talk about our rotator cuff issues and how they may connect to the neck as well, and cervical spine positioning, plantar fasciitis, that’s another conversation that we had as well and many, many, many more. We talked about rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, inflammatory arthritides and inflammatory conditions like MS and Parkinson’s. And these all play roles in the kinetic chain and how the nervous system can have an impact on not just the structures that it’s around, but structures that are away from it as well.

Dr. Clayton Roach: Yeah, yeah, I know I love this. I love this concept because you can bring in the concept of the kinetic chain in almost any problem. And the last two years, 2020, 2021, even two thousand people might die. Yeah, anyway, it became the work-from-home model lifestyle. Many people that wanted to work from home and their employer didn’t want them to work from home finally got to do it. There were some issues with working from home, right?

You realize how important ergonomics were to a healthy spine. Many of you guys came in after two weeks of being at home. God, you know, my neck is killing me and on your grabbing your traps and you’re getting the headaches. And so we kind of hit it off with this Hyundai presentation because it was so prevalent and still is because. A lot more of you are working from home.

Year In Review: Home/Office Ergonomics

Dr. Ben Boudreau: Absolutely. And so some of the advice that we gave that day to name or place the monitor at arm’s length away, too close, not too far restraint and hands at or below the elbows, right? So never above. So you’re not flexing your wrist too much leading to the carpal tunnel? Right? Adjust the hair like a chair, hair tight chair height. So knees are level

Dr. Clayton Roach: With what’s in that glass Ben. It’s not just water, but

Dr. Ben Boudreau: Hey, don’t forget to stand and move every 30 minutes. So you know one position right there finding, you know, there’s not one position that’s completely terrible for the spine, but they say that if you move around, it’s probably going to be best. So always changing positions is the best kind of position for the spine. It loves movement and it loves different positions. And so you should always get used to that, something that I learned today on the radio. For those of you who work from home for twelve points ninety-nine, you can purchase some type of device that moves your mouse every 12 minutes.

Dr. Clayton Roach: Would you want that?

Dr. Ben Boudreau:  Well, in case, because some of the work monitoring systems when you work from home are that your mouse moves every so often, it should move every so often if you’re working right? So there’s a device that you can buy of 99 that’ll move the mouse for you. Now, Nice didn’t hear it here first, but in the area, just letting you guys know. No, but no one position, there’s no one perfect position for the spine. The best position is to keep yourself moving and so you should get up, walk around or at least shift positions every 30 or so minutes.

Dr. Clayton Roach: Also, you almost become like the robot vacuum, right? It just takes off. I love it. Yeah, exactly. Yeah. So one of the things that I think I touch base on that works on that hump day was that the eye should be about two-thirds of the way up on the monitor, right? So two-thirds of the way up, that’s usually a good height. If you guys ever come into the office, which I know most of you are, you can take a look at the sit-stand us that we have in the office.

So they were cheap, but they were like one hundred and thirty dollars. I think we bought these at Costco, so you can find them in many other retailers, but they’re very simple. There’s like a little switch or handle on the side that you can kind of bring it up and down. And that was a great, cost-effective, economical way of making changes so that the ergonomics are better. So it doesn’t have to be it doesn’t have to break the bank. All right.

Year In Review: Structure Dictates Function 

Dr. Ben Boudreau: So we talked a lot about low back pain sciatica, right? These types of issues chronic low back pain. We talked a lot about arthritis and the low back and alignment is something that we talk about all the time as well. So we look at the lumbar lower doses here and we talk about, well, you know, if you’re under chronic stress and your spine, you’re going to start to lose the curves in the low back. And so for us, alignment, crucially important as chiropractors, we look to re-establish that alignment the best that we can. And that way we can take as much pressure off the nervous system as possible and allow the body to heal to the best of its ability.

Dr. Clayton Roach: Yeah, yeah. And when we talk about structure, we’re most of the time we’re talking about the curves and the essential curves that we have in the spine and the lower back in the mid-back of the neck. And how structural care helps bring back some of those, some of those curves. So that structure is more optimal and when structures are more optimal, the function is more optimal. There’s like a saying that goes that structure dictates function. So when the structure is falling apart, then your function is going to be falling apart as well.

So the lower back alignment is crucially important, and it starts off at the pelvis, which kind of sets the stage for a proper musculature. Decrease inflammation. Nerve health. And you know, many, many people today, I had the guy who said, I’ve got a problem with the suicidal nerve, and it was referring to the sciatic nerve. And he says, Man, this is just killing me. So I actually went through this whole process of explaining how to structure the lower back is important.

And you know, the holes on the side of the nerves and how the roots come out of there and if they’re compressed and you’re going to have pain going down the leg. And so what you guys learned there, you know, you have to realize that now having followed us to these Humpday conversations, you know, more than 90 percent of the people out there, right? So you know, that’s great.

Dr. Clayton Roach: And give your give yourself a little pat on the shoulder because we covered a lot of stuff. So one thing I want to do now, I just want to make take a little quick break and I want you guys for those of you who are alive tonight and if you’re listening to it tomorrow morning. Just take a few seconds to write in the comment section. What do you love the most about our Humpday conversations?

Ok. And that’s going to help us because, you know, as we look into the new year, you know, whether or not we’re going to make changes to Humpday conversation or how we’re going to make these, I think it’s important for us to understand what you guys liked from Humpday conversation. Why were you guys live every night? Why did you tune in to YouTube the next day? Like what excited you about Hunter’s conversation? If you can write that comment kind of a testimonial about what you like the most about the Humpday conversation, that would be fantastic.

Dr. Ben Boudreau:  Yeah, I think that’s great. I would love to hear back from people. This year, we started doing something a little bit later in the Humpday season where we started to actually introduce guests, and this is something that we want to continue doing going forward as well. And so and they were great. I thought all of our guests this year brought something individual, something different to the channel. And we learned a lot as you guys were learning about these, about these types of topics.

I mean, having Dr. Bryan Rade on the show, I know that that was a very popular Humpday conversation. Of course, our first guests on the show, on the show, John Kostis from author Molecular Products. Yeah. And Emily Conroy, Northeast from Comfort, Orthotics and Bedford, right. So in our community and Dr. Scott Warrior. From the Fasting for Life podcast, so a lot of really great guests on the show.

Dr. Clayton Roach: Yeah, I mean, all these people like what we’re going to try to do and what kind of. Promote a little bit next year, we’re going to try to do a lot more guest appearances, and what we want to do is reach out to leaders in the field. Experts in their field, like Dr. Bryan Rade, is an expert when it comes to natural naturopathy, right? We want to hit the experts in each field and expand outside the health care industry a little bit. We may speak to a financial planning guy or we might, you know, we’re kind of open to the shifting a little bit in the new year.

But we definitely want to lean on the experts because obviously, you know, Dr. Ben and I are great at what we do in terms of chiropractic care and we have a certain knowledge set. The minute you start to think that you know everything, then you start to fall apart. We want to make sure that we leverage people that are out there that can share amazing stuff as all these people did, and everybody benefits like Ben said. Like, we learned tons from these people and we would need up the next morning and say, Wow, you know, do you know that you know, and we would touch base the next day and talk about what was said, and it was great for us. So we hope that you feel the same way when it comes to these experts that we brought on.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: Absolutely, and so I think it shows us just a lot more about how we can leverage our friends in the profession to allow for better health for you guys, for the people that are on the show and how we can open the doors and introduce people to new and healthier ways to take care of their bodies. Yeah. And so not only about the importance of self-care, but also about the importance of taking advantage of some of these health care providers and what they can do for you. Yeah.

And so I thought this year was huge, hugely important, and the guest appearances are something that we want to keep up. Yeah. Energy. Energy. Yeah, I thought the energy conversation was great as well for a way to boost people’s morale, energy levels, how can we make the nervous system function better for you instead of working against you, especially when we were feeling seeing a lot less sunlight this year? So we wanted to find ways, OK, well, how can I naturally boost my energy?

Year In Review: Boosting Energy Naturally 

Dr. Clayton Roach: Good slide, it’s kind of it’s a telling slide because we talked about vitamin D, right? And vitamin D is super important nowadays. I got to talk about this. Like today, I had a conflicting conversation with a patient who is doing fantastic since I put him on a certain amount of vitamin D. The doctor was like, you can’t take that much vitamin D. But the information that she provided was not correct. It’s too bad because the patient feels like they’re now in a position of conflict with their GP.

But the patient knows that it’s helping them. They know I’m probably right but doesn’t want to upset the medical doctors. They will get tested for vitamin D levels, which will confirm what I know is right. But you know, again, you know, sometimes you’ve got to you got to be careful the information you get and sometimes people go outside their realm in terms of what they know. And I feel wholeheartedly this patient needs that. But vitamin D is super important as well as vitamin B12, right? We talked about vitamin B12.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: Yeah, absolutely. It’s a huge cold factor in the role of energy production in the body. And so vitamin B12 is huge. Vitamin D, as well as iron and making sure that your red blood cells are getting to where they need to go. So supplements as well just aren’t as a side note here until the new year, our supplements at the office are 20 percent off right now. And so for those of you that are running low on your supplements, you might want to make a trip over to our office and take a look at some of the supplements that we have.

They’re all very high-quality supplements with great absorption rates. And like I was talking about at the beginning of the conversation, magnesium is excellent our magnesium product is excellent and does very well for our patients, especially those like Dr. Roach was saying with headaches and restless leg and sciatica. So definitely worth a shot to go along with the chiropractic care. I find they work very well.

Dr. Clayton Roach: Yeah, and this is a good lecture from Dr. Bryan Rade with in terms of cellular energy, we talked about how to feed the cell. So if you can look at this episode would also be Dr. Bryan Rade the whole one hour on cellular energy. And in terms of vitamins, just FYI, we’re probably going to carry two more brands next year. So again, we’ll have a bigger library of supplements available.

There will be, you know, pharmaceutical grade. We just found that some of the companies that we deal with right now, and it’s the same with everybody. A lot of them are backorders. So the more companies that we deal with and again, we’re not going to go down in quality the two lines are going to carry are going to be just as equally good. But when one is a backorder, we can probably order from another company. Yes. Yeah.

Dr. Ben Boudreau:  Yeah, so the gift of health promotion is what we’re doing right now in the practice, and so we are doing initial consultations for I believe the price is somewhere around thirty-seven dollars and we’re donating a portion of that twenty-four dollars to a charity. And this is until the new year as well. You get a complimentary treatment at the practice as well if you choose to continue care. So it’s a great time of year.

If you want to give the gift of chiropractic the gifts of health to a family member friend if you yourself are looking to come into the practice and have an assessment done, this is what the season is all about and it’s a great time of year to get in because like we said, you know, the stress levels are a little bit higher. I’m in the office and I know that people are feeling it and they’re ready for, you know, the holiday season or a time off, however, they’re going to spend it. And so if you know someone who needs it, send them in.

Dr. Clayton Roach: Yeah, and this is typically a time where everybody’s bucket is full and, you know, water starts to spill over. And that’s usually when people have problems. And the last thing you want to do is start the new year having the same goals as last year, but not following through, right? So if you’ve had enough of your lower back pain and headaches and whatever you’re suffering from, it may be time to get professional help and have a, you know, identify what’s wrong. Get a proper diagnosis.

The biggest thing is that you need to be listened to so that somebody can have an idea of what you’ve what you’re coming in with, what you’ve tried like because 90 percent of what we’re going to diagnose, we can probably diagnose from just a health history alone, right? And I’m sure you’ll agree with that. Ben with the health history just drives the diagnosis. But unfortunately, nowadays, like, you know, these phone consultations and you know, the medical system is tapped out right now, like it’s very, very busy and it’s frustrating.

I don’t want to blame anybody, but it is what it is, right? It just is what it is. So we want to make sure that, you know, we’re going to listen to you, we’re going to take care of you and come up with a proper diagnosis, proper treatment plan and then move forward.

Dr. Clayton Roach: And hopefully a year from now, you will have made the same goals the year before, but just follow through and now you’re so much more ahead. And guys, when you feel better, you want to do more. So now you start picking up different health habits. You’re eating better, you’re exercising. You know, that has an impact on your heart health. It has an impact on your cholesterol. So now it’s the ripple effect that started just from a visit to the chiropractor that made you feel better, give you more function and then, you know, promoted other things that are helping you in various different ways.

So again, as Ben said, it’s $37 just to correct. Ben is $25 goes to, I believe the portion of that twenty-five dollars is going to a charity, so we’re going to decide what that charity is prior to Christmas, and we’re going to do that. So if you haven’t done that yet, the visit doesn’t have to be in December. You can book your appointment for January, obviously, because we’re going to run out of time. But as long as you call in December, we’re good to go. All right.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: So one of the things, too, was that about the gift of health and about sending people in something that people are realizing right away is after having their spine adjusted as to how well they feel for those that have been coming for a few weeks. How much better they feel just after that adjustment. You know, one of the big wins that I had this week was a patient of mine who just started with me.

Was like, I haven’t been able to feel for five years. And so I thought we did the adjustment I told her, you know, after your first adjustment, you’re usually a little bit sore, so I don’t want you to be alarmed by that. And so the next day that I the next time that I saw her, she came in and she said, Yeah, I definitely felt it. You know, I felt sore, but she was like, I enjoyed that feeling because I hadn’t been able to feel what it was like to have that type of soreness in a very long time.

Yeah, she said it was a different type of soreness than the soreness that I was used to. Yeah. So we just kept building and building and building. And we’re into our second week together now and every time that she comes in and it’s her first stop of the day, this patient. It is like, I love coming here because I know every time that I leave, I’m going to feel something.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: Yeah, yeah. And that was one of the greatest things that I had. One of the greatest things that I’ve encountered so far is, like a doctor working in the chiropractic field. And one of the things that. I. Sort of. Was. You know, because you always think about from this, from this scientific lens, and you’re always so everyone is always so, you know, this way or that way. And this was just a time where the patient was telling me, you know? Just how much it really meant to them. Yeah. And so I was I was just so blown away and definitely a huge win. And so if you’re if you know someone who could use this.

Who could use chiropractic care? You need to let them know about what’s going on. Because you never know just how far-reaching the things that you do today can have on the people tomorrow and Dr. Roach talks about that, you know, just the little things that you’re doing today can be so far-reaching and the impacts that you make on others tomorrow. That person can thank you. You’re just down the road. This person would have never known about chiropractic care. Had it not been for some of the people that told him about it?

Dr. Clayton Roach: Yeah, and I think people, people always downplay really what they’re feeling to others because they don’t want to burden others with their problems. So you think you know somebody because you think people are being honest with how they feel and somebody says, I got back pain and you’re like, Oh, he’s got back pain. But people don’t understand that it’s not the pain, but it’s what is preventing them from doing so.

What they’re probably not telling you is their back pain is not allowing them to play with their grandkids. They feel terrible about that. It’s crushing them on the inside, but they’re not sharing their part of the story. So sometimes you have no idea their back pain. They’re telling you they have the impact that that’s having truly on their life and their quality of life, right? So I always tell people, don’t keep chiropractic a secret because it’s amazing as much as you guys see chiropractic offices, chiropractors see right now.

And I’ll be, you know, I’ll be nice. Probably seven percent of the population sees a chiropractor seven percent, so you figure ninety-three percent. I have no idea about chiropractic and maybe the noble chiropractic, but it’s just totally it might not be close to what really you guys know because of your experience, right? So don’t keep chiropractic a secret.

Dr. Clayton Roach: If they’re elsewhere, it doesn’t matter. It’s not about us, it’s about helping people and wherever they’re at, like I got people that are, you know, I said, Oh, I’m moving to Florida. Can you find me a chiropractor in Florida? Absolutely. Because I don’t want it to end after you leave Roach Chiropractic Centre. Like, I want chiropractic to become a lifestyle for you, just like Ben and I have been doing it just like, you know, some of my patients who have been with me for 16 years and they just know that they’re better off with chiropractic care.

And many of them, you know, some of them can verbalize it very well. Some of them can verbalize it. Not so well, but they just know that they’re better off with chiropractic care because they do remember how they were when they first started. And the ripple effect of what chiropractic care has had on their life, right? Just a little time. This conversation, like we have a conversation like these Humpday conversations happen in the clinic because sometimes people will say, you know, you have supplements here, like, what do you recommend? You know, so we have many Humpday conversations when people come in and that, you know, sometimes people will start adding things in their lives outside of chiropractic care.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: Absolutely. And having that ability to feel what it’s like to have their joints moved right, you’re going to know what your joints, what your body is capable of when you get adjusted. Yeah. If not, you’re just going to feel like what you feel like. What your nervous system is, is doing to you working against you, right? So.

Dr. Clayton Roach: And I’m sure you’ve had these feelings, these patients Dr. Boudreau people, you know, you get, you adjust them and they’re like, take a deep breath. And it’s like, I’ve never been able to breathe this way. Like because we’re so compressed during the day, right? Like, we’re stressed, we’re sitting, we’re hunched over and, you know, multiply that over days and months and years. All of a sudden you’re sympathetic.

The nervous system gets lit up because we do an adjustment in your middle back and your brain all of a sudden gets feedback from the spine it hasn’t had in a long time. And boom, all of a sudden you start the transition to health, and every day you come in, you’re closer to your goal of having a better spine, better functioning nervous system, better everything. So, you know, I tell people like, it’s not going to be one adjustment, it’s going to do it. It’s a process that’ll get you to a point where you can have a lifestyle that’s congruent to your age.

And so many people are so much older than their chronological age is. And they’re like, you know, they don’t know where they got off the train, but they did get off the train at one point, and their life has just been, you know, unravelling ever since. So we just got to, you know, but one thing back into their life. One thing leads to another, right? So it’s fantastic.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: Yeah, absolutely. One of the most tangible things that I can tell somebody about chiropractic care is that it’s about the little changes, right?

Dr. Ben Boudreau:  Because chiropractic care is a lifestyle, it’s something that you work on. It’s about fine-tuning the stressors, right? We’re not looking to shock the nervous system. I always tell patients this, you know, every adjustment is a little bit different. The adjustment that I give to Jane is going to be different than the adjustment that I get to Joe, for sure. Yeah, right. Because a nervous system can only handle so much, and that’s the key to being a chiropractor is to understand just how much a person needs compared to one patient to the next.

Right? And so you’re always working on how can I maintain that adjustment? How can I maintain the structure and integrity of my nervous, spine and nervous system? Yeah. And that’s where we come in to make those little changes. So it’s never about a time limit. There’s no time limit that you need to have it done by. That’s the beauty of chiropractic care. That’s the beauty of what we do. But it’s about making healthier choices.

Dr. Clayton Roach: And it doesn’t matter what age you are, right? I just want to stress this in people, you know, probably next week I’m going to see a baby that was born yesterday. One of my patients, you know, and I was suggesting her when she was pregnant and the last day she came in, she was starting to have contractions that were like five minutes apart. It’s a little close for my comfort, but I’ll give you the adjustment today and then we’ll see how it goes. And she had her baby yesterday.

But you know, at the other extreme, you know, I had a patient. She’s been with me for three years. Anyway, she fell not too long ago, and you know, she’s been struggling with her back. And you know, finally, we got it resolved and she’s back to where she was before, and I could see that she was really afraid when she fell. Her personality changed. She was like a bright light coming into the office. And then she becomes like, it was like a dimmer switch that didn’t, you know, turn back and you know, everything was, you know, she wasn’t smiling as much as before.

And what she told me when she got better as she was afraid that her daughter was going to have her put into a home and out of her. Because she could no longer take care of herself because, you know, she had a hard time, you know, bathing, she had a hard time dressing herself up and that day, you know, she had tears in her eyes and says, you know. You gave me it. When she called her life back in a way because it’s just now I’m able to stay in my house, that was the biggest thing.

Dr. Clayton Roach: She was fearing to be taken out of her house because her daughter thought that she was going to be able to take care of her or herself, right? So you never know the impact you’re going to have on the people that you see. And sometimes, you know, I’ll see people. I’m like, I know, I don’t know what I’m going to be able to do with them, and they become the most miraculous case that, you know, I’ll see all year. So, you know, never count anybody out. And the power of what chiropractic care can do for you or a loved one.

I think you guys by now understand that you know, we’re big fans of chiropractic and we live it and see it and drink it and eat it every day. And we love doing what we’re doing and we love you guys and we want to thank you for the wonderful year that you’ve given us. You know, we sat in front of our computers every night, Wednesday, every Wednesday night. And did you know, hump day? We got fifty-one episodes, which is pretty cool.

And you know, it would have been pretty boring. Just you and I Ben and nobody, you know at the other end listening to us. So thank you so much. And if you guys love these hump days, make sure you give us a thumbs up and a little heart here and there. And again, make sure in the comment section just let us know what you loved about the conversation. That would be very, very appreciated. And it’s going to give us a little bit of guidance for next year.

Dr. Ben Boudreau:  Absolutely. Yeah, so again, guys, thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts and happy holidays as well, right? Because this is our holiday episode. This is our year in review Hump Day Conversation and again, we did fifty-one topics. You can find all of those episodes on our YouTube channel. You can find them as well on our Facebook page. But YouTube, we just find this a lot more organized so you can like our YouTube channel. You can like our Facebook channel, and that’ll give you access to all of our sessions from this year. I’m sure you’ll find something on there that you could watch over and over again.

Dr. Clayton Roach: Yeah, yeah. And for those of you who participated in the Angel Tree again, thank you for your generosity. We are going to turn around as well as we said during this episode for the gift of health. Any appointments in December. Twenty-five dollars is going to get donated to a charity. We’re going to choose that. Make sure that we’re contributing as well. So we look forward to your comments in the comment section and we look forward to another phenomenal year with Dr. Ben Boudreau and me.

And although Humpday will have probably a little bit of a different spin, it’ll still be great content and I’m sure you will learn something from every episode that we will pull out. We’ll put out. So thank you so much. Have a great holiday season. Merry Christmas, happy new year. And we look forward to your continued support and loyalty to our clinic. We never take that for granted and we look forward to seeing you every day.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: Yeah, absolutely. Thank you, guys so much, thank you, thank you. Thank you. This was Hump Day conversation number fifty-one. I’m Dr. Boudreau and that is Dr. Clayton Roach from Roach Chiropractic Centre in Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada, signing off for the last time in 2021. We will see you all in 2022.

Dr. Clayton Roach: Thank you so much, guys. Have a wonderful night and we will see you soon. Take care. Bye-bye.