I don’t think anyone needs to tell those of us who live in Houston what a crisis feels like.
We’re going to be experiencing the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey for quite a while.
As we were opening up the doors in the offices of Houston chiropractor Ennis Chiropractic, the question came up: What DOES a crisis do to your health?
A dispatcher came in the other day talking about general soreness and a really stiff back; she had been on eleven days of dispatch calls without a break and was having trouble getting around. When she came to our Houston chiropractic office for help, I shared something that she was surprised to hear: the stiff back is something we’ll certainly address, but there are plenty of other things we need to talk about.
Stress, lack of sleep, changes in diet, and emotional duress all take a toll on the body and the central nervous system, but you don’t often experience the repercussions of those problems until later on. When a crisis hits, endorphins flood your system and you feel better than you really are. As “the moment” wears off, your body struggles to keep up. If you do not take time to recuperate, you’re going to experience issues not only in the short term, but throughout the rest of your life as well.
As a long-time chiropractor in Houston, I’ve helped hundreds of our neighbors address the issues in their spine and central nervous system that cause and worsen the kinds of complications seen from crisis situations. I’m opening my doors to the community NOW so that you can come in, learn about your body’s current state, and decide for yourself how best to begin restoring your optimal health. Your body was meant to be a self-healing, self-regulating organism. With my help, you can address the complications and return to this state.
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Dr. Michael Ennis has been helping patients in Houston, Texas to get healthy, stay healthy, and have the best life possible for the last 25 years. During that time, he has treated a variety of problems, but one comes up more often than anything else: lower back pain.
“Lower back pain is something that a lot of people experience.” Houston chiropractor Dr. Ennis explains. “Unfortunately, a vast majority of people don’t take the time to understand WHY they are experiencing lower back pain, which means that they aren’t able to address the root cause and get away from it.”
Dr. Ennis goes on to discuss the notion that lower back pain can be a pretty serious issue. When you experience lower back pain, it is a symptom of a problem – not the problem itself. Many people are quick to reach for pain killers to dull the symptoms. This is the equivalent of putting electrical tape over the “check engine” light in your car! You won’t experience the warning anymore, but it sure doesn’t address the problem – ignoring it only makes it worse.
The problems that bring lower back pain are most commonly found in the spine and how the spine is aligned. Over time, a person may do things to develop and worsen alignment issues in their spine. As those problems continue to develop, they bring lower back pain and a variety of other problems. Pain relievers won’t address the root cause and “just dealing with it” won’t make a person any healthier, either. The body is a self healing, self regulating system that is designed to have optimal health. When optimal health can’t be obtained, a chiropractor is the best choice for addressing the issues and restoring health.
“People in Houston don’t come to me because of the pain they experience in their lower back. They come to me because of what that pain stops them from doing. If you are a grandparent, you want to be able to play with your grandchildren, but lower back pain can make you sit out from making those memories. If you’re an athlete, lower back pain can cause you to miss workouts or practice, impacting your performance. If you work in the service industry, lower back pain keeps you from connecting with your customers and really making the difference you want. No matter who you are or what you do, lower back pain causes an incredible number of complications and stops life from happening. I’m tired of this and I want to do my part to help.”
Dr. Ennis is offering a new patient special to sufferers of lower back pain so that they can understand what he does, how it helps, and what the cost is to get healthy. The first appointment is only $79 and includes 1-on-1 time with Dr. Ennis to discuss personal health history, an initial set of chiropractic exams to discover the root problem, and a personal plan for addressing the problems, the anticipated costs, and the length of time to get out of pain. If you’re excited about the potential for change and ready to get started, Dr. Ennis can even begin your care the very same day!
“If you’re in Houston and want to get healthy, please give me a call. I offer gentle and pain free adjustments that are simply unlike anything you’ve ever pictured with a chiropractor. I have many patients who are ready to share their stories of transformation with you, too. I want to take care of my neighbors so that we can all get healthy, stay healthy, and have the best life possible.”
When you go to the grocery store, you’ll undoubtedly pass an aisle near the pain relief and cold medicines that is chock full of energy products. From little shots of liquid to full size drinks and other oddities, the energy drink market is an incredibly large one. Whether you work long hours, work odd hours, or are busy chasing pets and children, there aren’t many of us who haven’t tried one of these products or at least thought about doing it.
But why are these products emerging NOW? Why haven’t they been around for decades? Are we just getting more tired than the generations before us? Dr. Michael Ennis with Ennis Chiropractic in Houston weighs in on the subject of low energy and the ways we address it.
“I absolutely think that there are many people today who don’t take care of themselves and are feeling more tired more often because of it. The digital revolution has made it incredibly easy to stay connected no matter where we are or what time of day it may be and many people feel compelled to stay connected. When you’re ‘on’ for too long, your body’s sleep rhythms have trouble keeping up and your body can’t get the healing time it needs.”
Having low energy and feeling tired throughout the day is the body’s way of warning us that we need to have some down time to recuperate! Energy shots, drinks, and supplements try to “override” those warnings by pumping extra vitamins into the body quickly so that you can “jump start” yourself and get back on the move WITHOUT the vital rest that your body needs.
“I don’t suggest the use of energy drinks or supplements to any of my patients – they’re a really bad idea if you step back and think about it.” says Dr. Ennis. “You don’t want to mask the symptoms that your body is expressing to you and you sure don’t want to try to bypass those symptoms. You need the rest, you need to unplug, and you need to make sure your body is at optimal health so that your rest is meaningful.”
“When you have alignment issues in your spine, it causes havoc throughout your body. Your central nervous system winds through your spine, so when you have an alignment problem, it’s like putting a kink in a garden hose. When a hose is kinked, water can’t get through to take care of the plants at the end of the hose. From a distance, the hose looks fine, and there is SOME water coming out, so you could convince yourself that there is no reason to worry about the kink. Unfortunately, malnourished plants quickly die! Your body does the same thing – when your organs don’t get their instructions from the brain or when blood doesn’t flow properly to all parts of your body, you can’t operate efficiently. When your body can’t operate efficiently, your rest does little to restore you. This means that getting eight hours of sleep STILL won’t address your low energy problems. You really need to find and address the kinks so that you can restore yourself with good sleep and get out of the low energy “fog” that you probably feel.”
Dr. Ennis is combating low energy by offering new patients the ability to come in, discuss their health history with him, complete non-invasive chiropractic screenings and tests, and then get a personal action plan for addressing any problems that Dr. Ennis may find. Ennis Chiropractic in Houston specializes in addressing neck and spine issues that cause problems like low energy, sleeplessness, and similar issues. Dr. Ennis offers adjustments to get you back to 100%, but they are pain free and much more gentle than other chiropractors.
Learn more about how Ennis Chiropractic in Houston can help you naturally and safely address low energy issues so that you can get healthy, stay healthy, and have the best life possible.
Dr. Michael Ennis has been a Houston chiropractor for the past 25 years. During his time working in the area, he has treated many members of the community for a variety of issues, including migraines, fibromyalgia, lower back pain, low energy, athletic injuries, and neck pain. Dr. Ennis wants to talk about your neck pain so that you can better understand his position and how he can help.
“Neck pain is one of the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed issues that I see in my Houston chiropractic office.” says Dr. Ennis. “Many medical doctors look at neck pain as little more than the twisting of an ankle or the stubbing of a toe. In time, it will subside, so they will give you pain pills to dull the pain and mask the issue altogether.”
Many people who experience neck pain look to their medical doctor first, but should be aware of the kind of care that a chiropractor in Houston can give them. “I don’t believe in masking the symptoms and masking the pain – that isn’t true HEALTH care to me.” Houston chiropractor Dr. Ennis says. “Neck pain can be caused by a variety of things, and I have the technology and expertise to discover the root cause and then address the root cause. This enables my patients to feel better, STAY better, and have the BEST life possible. It’s why I became a chiropractor in Houston in the first place.”
Neck pain is certainly a symptom of an issue and it is most likely an issue in the alignment of the spine. You may “sleep funny” and wake up with neck pain, but that one night’s rest didn’t cause the pain – it exacerbated the problem and your body is using the pain to warn you about it. When your spine is out of alignment, you can develop subluxations at various points in your spine. As your central nervous system courses through your spine, these subluxations can choke off blood flow and nerve communication to any part of the body, resulting in disease, discomfort, and chronic problems.
If you’ve never visited a Houston chiropractor before, you may not know that there are specialists of many different types, areas of focus, and methods of procedure. If you haven’t been to a chiropractor in the last few years, you probably have a very outdated image of what an adjustment looks and feels like. Dr. Ennis with Ennis Chiropractic is an “Upper Cervical” specialist Houston chiropractor. He focuses on your neck and spine and how they help (or hurt) your central nervous system’s ability to communicate with your brain and primary organs. His adjustments are NOT what you’d expect, either! You may be picturing a doctor “snapping” “cracking” and “popping” necks and backs with sharp twists and rough pulls, but that is extremely outdated. In fact, Dr. Ennis specializes in a gentle and safe adjustment that puts very little pressure on your body and is pain free.
Stop dulling the symptoms of neck pain. Stop missing out on life’s precious moments because of neck pain. Get to the root cause of the problem so that you can get better, stay better, and have the best life possible. Contact Dr. Michael Ennis and schedule a pain free appointment today. He is ready to be YOUR Houston chiropractor!