October Trivia Tidbits

October Trivia Tidbits

chiropractic patients

apologize as this may be a bit long but October is Spinal Health Awareness Month and we celebrate by playing a trivia game with our patients. Here is a list of the trivia we are focusing on this year.

The average American eats 42 pounds of corn syrup each year.
25% of all the vegetables consumed in this country are eaten as French fries. The number one fruit is the tomato most of which is eaten as catsup.
3.The United States ranks _______ out of 39 industrialized countries regarding the quality of health of the population. (37th)

4.Chronic Fatigue, low immune system, cancer, MS and osteoporosis, cognitive impairment in older adults and increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease have been linked to low levels of Vitamin D.

5.The United States consumes _______ percent of all the medications in the world. (56 %)

6.Polls show that most people rate their Health and Relationships as the most important thing in their life.

7.What are the most common conditions chiropractors treat children for? (Ear infections, asthma, allergies, bed wetting, colic and headaches.)

8.In the 1800’s only 2% of the population died of cancer, now 22.5% die of cancer.

84% of all antibiotics used in the United States are given to animals that we eat, usually not for treatment, but to increase growth and size of the animal. (if your meat is not organic or say antibiotic free… you are getting antibiotics in your diet.)
10.Over 16,000 people in the United States die annually from “over the counter” Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory medication (NSAIDS) such as Tylenol, Aleve, Aspirin, Motrin, this is more than the number of people that die from HIV/AIDS.

11.What are the three types of chiropractic care? Relief care (treating symptoms only) Corrective Care (correcting the cause of the problem) and and Wellness/Maintenance Care (optimal function of the brain and nervous system).

What is the best way to avoid catching the flu or any other bug or virus? To have properly functioning immune system.
13.What is a Subluxation? (A mis-alignment of one or more vertebrae that causes decreased joint motion and puts pressure on a nerve which causes interference to the messages between the brain and body.

14.If there is interference to the messages between the brain and body, what happens?( the body will not work at 100% so you will have a lower level of health and lowered immune resistance)

15.What is the true cause of most all sickness & disease? (Lowered immune resistance) Not a bacteria or virus.

16.There are 31 pairs of spinal nerves which extend down the spine from the brain and exit through a series of openings between the vertebrae.

17.Some of the most common effects of “Whiplash” are: stiffness/general achiness, shoulder/neck/arm pain, headaches, dizziness, numbness/tingling/weakness, nausea, and sleep problems.

18.It only takes an accident of 6MPH to cause “Whiplash” injury. (Have you seen our website video?)

19.What is the definition of health? (A state of optimal physical, mental and social well-being; not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.)

20.What is INNATE intelligence? (The intelligence you were born with that runs your body without you thinking about it) (ie healing of a cut, increase in your heart rate when you run, sweating when you are hot)

21.Why are the exercises you do at home important? (They help strengthen and stabilize the muscles and ligament of your spine allowing you to get long term sustainable benefits from your Chiropractic adjustments.)

22.The pharmaceutical industry spends over 4 billion dollars each year on advertising directly to the public in order to create a demand for their drugs. For every $1 spent on basic research, $19 is spent on marketing and promotions.

23.What percent of our nervous system perceives pain? (10 %)

24.According to a Yale hospital study, how many people die while in the hospital each year from properly prescribed medications? (100,000 -140,000)

What is the best way to have a strong immune system? 1) Get adjusted so your nervous system is strong 2) Take proper nutritional supplements (especially Vitamin D) 3) Get proper rest and exercise… and avoid sugar.
26.There are 45 miles of nerves in the skin of a human being. (45 miles)

27.Sciatica is the numbness, tingling, pain or burning running down the back of the leg into the foot or toes as a result of pinching or irritation of the sciatic nerve resulting from a subluxation of the low back.

28.The effects of “Whiplash” can take weeks, month or even years to cause pain or symptoms.

29.Your car insurance covers your “Whiplash” treatment (Chiropractic, Medical, PT, Massage etc) typically at 100%.

30.The _______ System controls and coordinates virtually every organ, system, function and structure of the human body. (Nervous)

31.” Winter time depression” (Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD) is just one health problem caused by a low level of Vitamin D. (Ask how you can get a FREE Vitamin D test)

92% of Americans are deficient is some RDA minimum recommendation. (we recommend all patients should be on a Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D, Omega-3, Calcium and Probiotics
33.More than 85% of Americans experience back pain at some time in their lives.

Does Dr. Olson recommend that healthy children and healthy adults get a flu shot? NO
Why not get a flu shot? 1) There is less than a 50% chance on any given year that the flu shot will have the correct strains of the flu causing people to be sick because the vaccine is made a year in advance. 2) The flu shot is a vaccine that contains dangerous substances like Mercury and Formaldehyde 3) Many people get side effects (sick) from the flu shot. One of which can be …DEATH
36.Name 5 things in your life that fall apart if they do not receive preventative maintenance: (Your health, relationships, house, car and teeth.)

If you have any further question or want to talk with one of the doctors about these or any other health related issues, please call us at 612-822-0149 to schedule a time. Our office is located near where Minneapolis meets Richfield meets Edina.

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Nokomis Chiropractic and Wellness
5313 Lyndale Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 822-0149