There are many ways to benefit from visiting Dr. Matthew Egan, DC at Egan Family Chiropractic ! You may hear many stories from friends and family members telling you how they have improved their lives through chiropractic care because chiropractic treatment is based on you as an individual. Here at Egan Family Chiropractic , we understand how each individual has a different life, causing them to function differently. We understand that different types of pain require different types of adjustments. Here are the top 5 ways you can benefit from chiropractic care with Dr. Matthew Egan, DC:Read more
At Egan Family Chiropractic , we understand how auto accidents can be stressful, frustrating, and downright scary. Dealing with an auto accident correctly and immediately is a key factor is ensuring the best results possible for your case. Please take these guidelines provided by Dr. Matthew Egan, DC into consideration in order to stay calm and prepared in the event of an automobile accident:
It’s true that accidents happen! If you find yourself in an auto accident in California, try to remain calm and follow these steps. If you have any questions, call your Chiropractor San Rafael at (415) 785-7131 today to help you through the process so you can get back to enjoying your life!
As a nation, we have become very dependent on antibiotic pills. This results in drug-resistant bacteria and other “super bugs” that keep evolving faster than scientists have time to research, making it hard to fight them off. Antibiotic pills were not always the solution because they were only invented in the 1940’s. Before that, our ancestors used many different foods and herbs that are known to defend your health, rid infections and stop diseases from spreading. In fact, many holistic doctors still practice these types of antibiotic treatments instead of resorting to pills. Here are the top 12 natural antibiotics our ancestors once used and that many all natural healing doctors still use today:Read more
At Egan Family Chiropractic , we notice a lot of people out there who are so busy being concerned with how they look, they forget to be concerned with their actual health. There is a huge difference between being body conscious and being health conscious. Here are some critical differences between the two:
Fatty Foods. Health conscious people know that it’s important to eat a reasonable amount of healthy fats in order to have improved hormones, nerves and cell membranes. However, body conscious people tend to avoid fats out of fear that it might make them gain weight.
Your bones are living tissue that are continuously being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis happens when the building of new bone tissues cannot keep up with removal of old bone tissue. This causes extreme bone loss within the body and the bones to become severely and dangerously weak and brittle. Patients with Osteoporosis have such weak bones that simple stressed on the body such as bending over or even simply coughing can cause the bones to completely fracture.
The bones that are at highest risk of injury with Osteoporosis are the hip, wrist, and spine. Bones that bear the most weight (such as the pelvis, femur, and lumbar vertebrae) are also mainly affected by Osteoporosis.
What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease of the central nervous system causing debilitating pain that spreads throughout every part of the body. If you suffer from Fibromyalgia, you may experience symptoms such as headaches, painful menstrual cramps, restless leg syndrome, cognitive and memory problems, and trouble sleeping. The most common visible symptoms associated with Fibromyalgia include chronic body pain and psychological problems. Fibromyalgia causes the central nervous system to be overly sensitive to the impulses of pain that are received from numerous sensory organs located in the body. Because this is a disease of the central nervous system, other problems such as tingling and numbness are extremely common.Read more
What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is the joint disease usually occurring when the protective cartilage on the end of your bones wears down overtime. This cartilage is a firm and slippery tissue that allows almost completely smooth joint function. However, for patients suffering with osteoarthritis, the nice and slippery surface of the cartilage becomes bumpy and unsmooth. Eventually, with no cartilage left, painful bone on bone friction is the end result. This disease can damage any part of the body, however it most commonly affects the joints in the hands, knees, hips and spine. In fact, many people suffering from Osteoarthritis describe extreme and chronic shooting pain and stiffness in the knee and hip joints. They often suffer from tenderness, swelling, stiffness or crackling of the joints.Read more
When your body comes across anything it does not immediately recognize, your immune system will attack it. Foreign things such as invading microbes, plant pollen, or chemicals can be under attack by your immune system, which is a process commonly known as Inflammation.
Inflammation is not all bad. In fact, it is fundamental for our entire body’s healing process. Chronic inflammation, however, can lead to a multitude of illnesses. Chronic inflammation can cause many unwanted diseases such as accelerated aging, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, food intolerances, atherosclerosis, diabetes, fibromyalgia, heart disease, and in extreme cases, even cancer.
Within a healthy body, the immune system and nervous system work seamlessly together to create the absolute best responses. This allows the proper healing and adaptation for the body. When your spine becomes misaligned, it can cause neural dysfunction and stress to the body, leading to poor coordinated immune system responses. Chiropractic adjustments at Egan Family Chiropractic are a wonderful holistic and drug free treatment approach that can benefit the immune system by helping boost the coordinated responses of both the nervous system and immune system.Read more
Cardiovascular disease (including heart disease and strokes) is the number one cause of deaths in the United States. Each year, more than 1.5 million people suffer from heart attacks and strokes, making 1 in 3 deaths caused by the disease. These disturbing statistics are causing people to become more aware of the choices they make in order to keep their entire body at optimal health, including keeping their hearts in healthy shape.
While chiropractic care at Egan Family Chiropractic is well known for back pain, neck pain, leg pain, headaches and migraines, Dr. Matthew Egan, DC can also provide another treatment option to take into consideration, especially when seeking help for a healthy heart.