2019 October Spine and Health Trivia

  1. What is the is #1 cause of chronic headaches? Subluxations of the cervical spine. (Headaches are one of our favorite conditions to treat because we get such great results using our unique approach)
  2. What is the “Purpose Statement” of Nokomis Chiropractic and Wellness? Helping you, express life to the fullest… Bonus Point…  why?
  3. What is the definition of health?  (A state of optimal physical, mental, and social well-being; NOT merely the absence of disease or symptoms)
  4. What controls and coordinates all of the 37 Trillion cells of YOUR body. (Brain and Nervous System) (That is why it is called the master control system)
  5. Why is it important to get your spine checked if you are in an accident of 8.2 miles per hours or more…even if you don’t have any immediate pain? (Research from Yale University found that an impact of only 8.2 mph can cause tissue damage and permanent long-term problems if not corrected shortly after the accident.)
  6. Do you follow us on Facebook and Instagram? During the Month of Oct when you follow us you can get the code for extra prize tickets.
  7. Spinal misalignments resulting in spine stiffness and nerve dysfunction are called……...twisters, spinners, Subluxations, or dislocations?
  8. What is the best reason to refer a family member, friend or co-worker in to our office during the month of October to get their FREE Chiropractic Evaluation and 1st Adjustment. (Because everyone would benefit from knowing how their spine and nervous system is doing… just like getting a dental checkup… and there are a lot of people who are suffering with problems that chiropractic could easily help)
  9. What are your 7-neck vertebrae, 12-mid back vertebrae, and 5-low back vertebrae called? (Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar)
  10. What are 5 reasons to get adjusted besides pain relief: 1) prevent arthritis and degeneration, 2) optimal immune system function, 3) increased mental health, 4) better sleep and 5) better posture)
  11. Are drugs like Tylenol, Aleve, Aspirin, and Motrin safe? NO!!!  (Over 16,000 people in the United States die annually from liver and kidney damage from these commonly used over the counter medications)
  12. What percentage of Americans have a chronic health condition? 60% What percentage have at least 2 chronic conditions? 42%
  13. Are Americans the most drugged up people in the world?   YES…(The United States consumes 56% of all the prescription medications and 80% of Opioid pain killers prescribed annually Worldwide… BUT the U.S is only 5% of the World’s population.)
  14. Name 5 things in your life that fall apart if they do not receive preventative maintenance: (your health, relationships, house, car, and teeth.)
  15. What are the most common conditions chiropractors treat children for? (Ear infections, asthma, allergies, bed wetting, colic and headaches.)
  16.  Do we recommend that typical “healthy” adults or children get a flu shot? NO… why? They are only ever 15%-50% effective and there are serious safety concerns with them having extremely high levels of heavy metal toxins, including aluminum and formaldehyde. You would have to weigh 500lbs to be able to safely process the high levels of these toxic heavy metals.
  17. What are some of the common effects of “Whiplash”? Stiffness/general achiness, shoulder/neck/arm pain, headaches, dizziness, numbness/tingling/weakness, nausea, and sleep problems
  18. What are the three types of Chiropractic care? 1) Pain/Symptom Relief care 2) Corrective Care (correcting the cause of the problem) and 3) Wellness/Maintenance Care
  19. BONUS POINT… which is the most important type of care: (Wellness)
  20.  What can subluxations of your middle back cause? (ulcers, acid reflux and indigestion) (drugs like Nexium and Prilosec are one of the largest money makers for pharmaceutical companies, but they don’t actually fix the problem)
  21.  What controls your immune system? (Your nervous system)
  22.  What is the True cause of most colds, flu, sickness & disease? (Lowered immune resistance)
  23. BONUS POINT…..Explain (we all know people that do not get sick even though they have been exposed to the same bacteria or viruses that other people who do get sick are exposed to…so, is it a questions about the bugs and viruses or really an issue about the level of health of the person)
  24. Did you know? … Your “No-fault” car insurance typically pays 100% for your Chiropractic and Massage treatment when you have been in a car accident, regardless of who caused the accident.…and getting treatment DOES NOT raise your rates.
  25. How much money does the pharmaceutical industry spend in the United States each year on advertising directly to the public in order to create a demand for their drug? money spent on DTC—mostly TV commercials and glossy magazine ads—went from $2.1 billion in 1997 to $9.6 billion in 2016. And of that $9.6 billion, about $6 billion was for marketing prescription drugs (More than they spend on research and development)
  26. What is INNATE intelligence? (The intelligence you were born with, that runs your body without you thinking about it) (ie. increase your heart rate when you run, or digest the food you eat)
  27. What general supplements do Dr. Matt and Dr. Olson recommend that all adults should take? (Vit D, Calcium/Magnesium, Fish oil, Probiotics and a Multi-vitamin)
  28. What is Sciatica? (the numbness & tingling pain running down the back of the leg into the foot or toes caused by Subluxations and pinched nerves of the Low Back)