Wellesley Chiropractic Office Newsletter 10/16
Dear Friends,

Welcome to our November newsletter.  We have just celebrated our 34th year at Wellesley Chiropractic Office (September 24, 1982) as well as Dr. Erin Rosen's first year with as as a practicing chiropractor.  It has been a pleasure to serve the Metro-West area of Boston and we look forward to many more years together.

Please check out our latest newsletter.  We have changed the format in an attempt to better educate you about Chiropractic.  We are always being asked by patients if chiropractic can help with certain issues and usually the answer is yes.  We designed this newsletter in the hopes that you would be able more fully understand how chiropractic can have a beneficial affect on so many aspects of your health.

Please let us know if this was useful to you and share it with your family and friends.  Of course if you have any questions you can ask us when we see you in the office or contact us by email at;:wellesleychiro@gmail.com

Marty Rosen, Nancy Watson and Erin Rosen, DCs

The Doctors of Wellesley Chiropractic Office
Dr. Martin Rosen
Graduated from Life Chiropractic College in 1981
  • Certified SOT® Practitioner, Craniopath and Pediatric Practitioner
  • President Emeritus of SOTO-USA
  • Instructor for the ICPA and SOTO-USA
  • President Emeritus SORSI Research Board
  • Post-graduate faculty of 5 Chiropractic Colleges
  • Visionary member of the MACP and MCS member
Dr. Erin Rosen
Graduated from Life University in 2013.
  • Certified SOT® Practitioner
  • President Emeritus of the Life SOT® Club
  • Past member of the Research Track at Life University
  • ICPA instructor
  • Certified Kundalini and Vin Yoga Instructor
  • Kalsa Way Prenatal Yoga certified
  • Certified Nutritional Consultant
  • BS in Kinesiology
Dr. Nancy Watson
Graduated from Life Chiropractic College in 1981
  • Certified SOT® Practitioner
  • Instructor for the ICPA and SOTO-USA
  • Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor
  • Kalsa Way Prenatal Yoga certified
  • Post-graduate faculty of 4 Chiropractic Colleges
  • Visionary member of the MACP
  • Office manager of Wellesley Chiropractic
The Chiropractic Paradigm

Autonomic Nervous System

All input from the environment is processed through the nervous system (NS) by the  creation of electrical responses that are turned into chemical transmitters (neurotransmit te rs) or process facilitators (hormones).
Continual feedback and monitoring loops are created in the nervous system, especi a lly the autonomic nervous system (ANS).  This system is responsible for maintaining all vital functions 24 hours a day seven days a week.   This is an input dependent system.  It transports information to and from the brain to all cells, tissues and organs and is housed in the spinal column and cranium (head).  This protective system is intricately connected, dependent upon and influences the function of the ANS.  Therefore disruption to the function of the spinal column will directly affect the ability of all aspects of the NS to perform correctly.
Dural Meningeal System

The du ral meningeal system is connected from the coccyx, throughout the spine where the nerves exit between the vertebrae, into the cranium and around the brain.  The intimate relationship between the dural attachments in the cranium and spine are even more evident in the pediatric patient.  Tension in these membranes directly affects bone growth and developmental patterns.
In pre-ambulatory infants the stresses on the periosteum of the bone from abnormal dural/fascia mechanics acts much like the gravitational forces to mold, reshape and control bone growth and development.
As the child develops the interrelationship between the dura, fascia and muscles increases as ambulation and postural patterns develop.   The underlying mechanics set the stage for the muscle compensatory patterns and dysfunction we often see as children develop.

Sacro-iliac Instability

One of the most common injuries that affect the stability of the spine is a hyper-mobility of the sacro-iliac joint.  This is commonly called a sprain to the ligaments between your sacrum (tailbone) and ilium (pelvic bone).  It can cause low back pain, muscle spasms, leg and knee pain.  It is even implicated in chronic neck, upper back and shoulder pain.                    The subluxation of this weight bearing impairs the body's ability to maintain itself normally under gravity.  Simple acts like changing positions from sitting to standing can become very difficult.  Failure of this joint to function normally can affect the rest of the structural and skeletal system by creating muscular and neurological compensatory patterns.  These aberrant patterns may afford some relief for a period of time but eventually break down leading to more severe issues and dysfunction over time.  The longer the problem goes untreated the worse the end result usually is.

Pediatric Chiropractic Care

Damage to the spine and nervous system in infancy (especially in the first 2 years) can cause the development of abnormal neurological stress patterns that create compensatory patterns in the nervous system. 
These compensations can cause a decrease in functional capability, adaptive response, and decreased stress thresholds and therefore a decreased state of health.  While these patterns allow the individual to interact with their environment to the best of their ability, it is with less than
optimal function. 
In a recent study it was found the Somatic Dysfunction/Subluxations of the cranial, cervical, lumbar, and sacral regions was common in healthy newborns. In this study 99 out of 100 newborns were found to have some level of subluxation caused by the birth process
and the total somatic dysfunction was related to the length of labor.  This is why it is so important to have your child's spine and nervous system checked as soon as possible after birth. 

Temperomandibular (TMJ)/Jaw Joint

The TMJ is a complicated, complex, and compound joint.
The joi nt functions as one unit with mandible position affecting both sides simultaneously.
  The TMJ is further influenced by the associated capsule, disc, ligaments and muscles.  The TMJ not only affects the ability to eat, chew, drink, talk etc. but its effect on the cranium, and therefore the central nervous system, is also a factor to consider when dealing with TMJ issues.  The movement of the jaw and cervical spine (neck) is intimately related and often jaw dysfunction can affect neck and back issues and visa versa.  When evaluating spinal or TMJ function their direct relationship should also be considered.  Common issues like headaches, visual or balance issues and in the pediatric practice nursing and speech issues are often associated with TMJ dysfuncion.  Also clenching of the jaw, bruxism and certain forms of sleep apnea can be influenced by abnormal TMJ mechanics.   

Protecting Your Immune System

Researc hers at the School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist.  T he brain is like every other tissue connected to the peripheral immune system through meningeal lymphatic vessels.
  "We believe that for every neurological disease that has an immune component to it, these vessels may play a major role." Kevin Lee, who chairs the Department of Neuroscience. 
"This will fundamentally change the way people look at the central nervous system's relationship with the immune system." Lee said. 
What this implies is that your nervous system (NS) and immune system are directly related and that the function of the NS impacts how your immune system responds to the stresses in the environment.  The healthier your NS the healthier your immune system and the greater its ability to maintain your health.  

To Sum it All Up 
The science of Chiropractic is based on the relationship between the nervous system and its affects on the inherent metabolic processes in the body as well as its a bi lity to maintain a healthy internal environment.  The modality that chiropractic employs to facilitate proper nervous system function is the adjustment. 
The adjustment is a physical process. Its goal is to restore normal function to any area or areas of the spine or cranium that by the nature of their aberrant position have a negative effect on the ability of the nervous system to transmit the most effective and efficient impulses to the desig
nated cell, tissue, organ and system in the body. 
The affect of this abnormal position, called a subluxation, is global in nature.  This means that regardless of the subjective manifestation - symptom - that is created by the subluxation, an detriment to the overall health and function of the individual is created by its presence.  Removal of the subluxation gives the individual their greatest internal mechanism to heal and maintain their health.  Regardless of the symptom or disease process your body functions better when subluxations are removed or reduced.

Nutrition Corner - Inflammation!
By Dr. Erin Rosen

There are many influential factors in the development of inflammation in the body which can be addressed, altered, and avoided.

Before we discuss some of the ways to support your body in avoiding inflammation let's understand what inflammation is. Inflammation is "a localized protective response elicited by injury or destruction of tissues, which serves to destroy, dilute, or wall off both the injurious agent and the injured tissue."

Inflammation is commonly diagnosed in individuals with joint diseases such as arthritis, digestive dysfunctions and injuries such as sprains, fractures, and head trauma.  Inflammation due to acute injury plays a role in protecting the injured area and is reduces with the use of ice, rest, and rehabilitation.  Chronic levels of inflammation lead to much more destructive disease processes which place a high level of stress on the entire body.  A big part in the healing process for chronic inflammation is identifying the major area of dysfunction/stress within the body which is leading to inflammation.  This is the chiropractic approach to healing.  

Through the chiropractic adjustment we are identifying the vertebral subluxation which is placing an underlying stress to the nervous system.  These subluxations create different neurological and structural patterns within the body which we must compensate for and utilize more energy for basic functioning each day unless resolved.  When the primary area(s) of stress is identified by the chiropractor and normal vertebral position, nerve flow along with circulatory and lymphatic flow is restored the natural anti-inflammatory response may become more efficient.

Dietary choices are a big factor in the presence of inflammation within the body.  If you wake with "stiff joints," feeling puffy, notice joint inflammation, experience difficulty with digestion and irregular bowels take a look at the things you are putting in your body.  Sugar, processed foods, dairy, and undigested foods frequently lead to high levels of inflammation through out the body.  The inflammation is most commonly identified through the presence of pain, heat, redness, and swelling.

In addition to the presence of inflammation commonly seen throughout the body different birth traumas, head trauma, hormonal dysfunctions, and dietary choices can lead inflammation in the brain.  Brain inflammation has a global effect on all systems of the body.  It may contribute to cognitive changes, altered hormonal functioning, irregular pain patterns.  Long term inflammation of the brain can lead to Alzheimer's and other neurological disorders.

The supplements below have many benefits to aid in the fighting and prevention of inflammation:

General Inflammation
Joint Stiffness upon Rising
Digestive Inflammation
Inflammation following Acute Injury
Bromeline Plus
Ligaplex II
Blackcurrant Seed Oil
Boswellia Complex 
Linum B6
Boswellia Complex

Boswellia Complex



Martin Rosen, Nancy Watson and Erin Rosen DCs
Wellesley Chiropractic Office
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