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Laugh Your Way To A Better Marriage

Posted by Dr. Gray on Wednesday, October 15, 2008

As you’ve read here, and I’ve told many of my patients, one of the three major causes of subluxation or dysfunction in the body is emotional stress. In marriage, we all know that stress is a regular event. Whether it’s with each other, with the kids, with finances, with work, etc., husbands and wives have a tendency to rely on each other for the alleviation of stress.

Unfortunately, when spouses try to communicate with each other, they often don’t know, realize, or acknowledge the most significant barrier to men and women arriving at a successful conclusion… Men and women speak different languages!

Let’s face it, folks. Men speak male, and women speak female. Although there are some similar words in the two languages, they often have different meanings. The result, of course, are misunderstandings that are blamed on one another… when neither is actually at fault. So… you may start a conversation with your spouse in an attempt to alleviate one stressful situation, and end up adding another stressful situation.

This added stress, therefore, can then lead to physical manifestations… aches, pains, headaches, etc.

Mark Gungor is a christian comedian who released a video series called “Laugh Your Way To A Better Marriage.” The following clip is a hilarious look at the difference between men’s brains and women’s brains. Enjoy!

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Laboring Over Lower Back Pain

Posted by Dr. Gray on Tuesday, July 29, 2008

As if pregnancy isn’t challenging enough with its emotional ups and downs, weight gain, etc., recent evidence suggests that low back pain (LBP) is a major factor as well. A 36-question survey of 950 pregnant women revealed that 70 percent of respondents experienced LBP at some point during their terms.

Anonymous surveys were distributed to pregnant women participating in prenatal classes throughout New Haven County, Conn., over a period of 18 months. The surveys found that LBP was more common among younger pregnant women and those with a history of LBP both during and independent of previous pregnancies. Survey respondents also indicated that LBP had negatively affected sleep patterns and some daily activities. Of the women who reported LBP to their doctors, only 25 percent received treatment recommendations. These results show that LBP is prevalent during pregnancy; sadly, it seems that few of these patients’ primary care providers did much to help.

Pregnancy notwithstanding, LBP can be disruptive if left untreated. Don’t let LBP take the joy out of your pregnancy. Your doctor of chiropractic can recommend a safe and gentle treatment plan.

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