Sunday, December 11, 2016

Chiropractic is the Key to a Better Operating System

A computer’s operating system is the vital component that enables the device’s hardware and software resources to function as one. But when the system is compromised by malware or a computer virus, its performance can suffer or even lead to a total device crash. Our bodies, and the systems that keep us operating, can be compared to the interworking of a computer. Our hardware is our muscles and tissues, our software is nerve signals, and our operating system is the nerve system itself.  Just like a computer’s operating system, it is our nerve system that enables our hardware and software resources to function together as one.   
The nerve system is composed of the brain, spinal cord, spinal nerves, and the peripheral nerve system, the latter consisting of large, long branches of the spinal nerves and numerous successively narrower and smaller branches of those branches. The brain, as the center of the nerve system, originates signals that coordinate the activities of all the other physiological systems.1 These signals are transmitted down specific pathways to reach specific target structures. These targets – the cells – that comprise the tissues and organs of your cardiovascular, respiratory, lymphatic, gastrointestinal, and endocrine systems, are what keeps you alive. The cells do their job and then transmit responses back to the brain via the nerve system. These responses consist of status reports, requests for additional materials, and other information regarding local conditions. The brain processes this new information and issues new instructions.
It's easy to see how the now commonplace analogy between the brain and the computer came to be. However, it's critically important to recognize that the brain is most definitely not a computer. Regardless of the ability of lightning-quick systems to rapidly sort through huge masses of data, such processing speed and relative accuracy are not the manifestations of intelligence. Rather, these computer feats are wonderful mechanical accomplishments owing to human ingenuity. In the absence of human designers and programmers, there would be no supercomputer.
In contrast, human consciousness utilizes the human brain to arrive at new solutions to problems. These novel solutions are emergent, meaning they could not be predicted by analysis of the information at hand. Computers are not capable of emergent behavior. Thus, our animating principle not only guides the functioning of our bodies, but may also guide our choices, decision-making, and functioning in the world.
Your nervous system, via innumerable main lines, branches, and local connections, links your brain and spinal cord with every other structure in your body. But nerve interference can disrupt normal functioning within this exceedingly complex system, causing transmission of necessary information to be delayed or cut off, and by creating errors in the information stream itself. Such problems may cause pain, symptoms, and, ultimately, disease. Regular chiropractic care helps detect and correct spinal misalignments, the most common sources of nerve interference. In this way, regular chiropractic care helps restore more normal functioning and helps us gain increased levels of health and well-being.

By: Nevada Chiropractic Association
  1. Banos O, et al: The Mining Minds digital health and wellness framework. Biomed Eng Online 2016 Jul 15;15 Suppl 1:76. doi: 10.1186/s12938-016-0179-9.



Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Top 5 Mistakes People Make After an Auto Accident

The Top 5 Mistakes People Make After an Auto Accident

By: G. Dallas & Associates
Each year, millions of people are injured and killed in car accidents in Nevada and across the country. These types of collisions are always traumatic and can be especially devastating if they lead to loss of life or permanent injury. Unfortunately, the mistakes people make after a car crash can exacerbate the situation. Simple, avoidable mistakes can mean you get less than you deserve from your insurance company or you lose your right to pursue a legal claim.

Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Accident

The most common car accident mistakes Las Vegas and Nevada attorneys see include:

1) Leaving the scene of an accident.

It’s pretty common to panic after a serious auto collision, but leaving the scene of an accident is against the law. If you find yourself in a car accident, remain calm and stay on the scene until tow trucks and law enforcement get there. Keep in mind that even if the other driver doesn’t want to report the car accident or claims they can simply wave off the accident, leaving without exchanging information can mean the other driver later falsely accuses you of a hit and run.

2) Failing to get medical advice.

You may think you were lucky enough to not be injured after a car accident. However, unless you are a doctor, you may not be able to make that evaluation for yourself. Always get a full medical checkup after a car accident, particularly if you may have hit your head. Only a medical professional can rule out possible head trauma and other serious injuries.

3) Not getting all the details about a car accident.

Always exchange contact information with the other driver, get contact information for any witnesses and get the full insurance details from the other drivers involved in your collision. In fact, make it a point to get as much information as you can.
Make sure accurate information makes it into the police report. Ask for a copy of the police report and get any incorrect information changed. Even if you’re not sure whether you want to pursue a legal claim, you may find out later on you are more seriously injured than you initially thought and having the facts in place may help you if you decide to pursue legal action.

4) Not reporting the accident.

Even if it’s just a minor collision, always report the accident to the police. Never let someone convince you to avoid the hassle of calling the police. If you decide to seek a claim with your insurance company later on or if you decide to pursue a legal claim, not reporting the accident can hurt your case.

5) Not getting legal representation.

You may think that because you have car insurance, you don’t have to worry about contacting an attorney. This is not the case. The process of seeking compensation or even filing an insurance claim can be complex and fraught with difficulties. An experienced auto accident attorney has the legal knowledge to represent you and offer legal advice. They can also take care of the extensive paperwork and details of your legal claim so you can focus on your physical and emotional recovery.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Chiropractic Care in Las Vegas- Car Accidents, Back Injury, etc...

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractor in Las Vegas, NV for Personal Injury, Back Pain Relief, Pain Management & More

According to the ACA, American Chiropractic Association; Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is mostly utilized to treat neuromusculoskeletal conditions, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. Chiropractic is proven to help patients with neuromusculoskeletal injuries including: whiplash, neck and back back, headaches, low back pain, knee pain, sciatica, radiculopathy, shoulder pain, piriformis syndrome. Many of these issues are the after affects of an automobile accident or some other serious injury.

Doctors of Chiropractic, referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians often practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors are trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises and they have a wide range of skills. As well, doctors of Chiropractic will often recommend nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling services.

Dr. Teddy Sim will offer the assistance you need to become—and remain—pain free while reducing the future effects of accident injuries. For individuals who have not been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you can still see Dr. Teddy Sim if you are suffering unwanted pain from a sports injury, arthritis, or just woke up with a stiff neck call us now. If your pain was not caused by an accident or you are not sure how the injury occurred, we can assess your symptoms and provide you with assistance to help with your pain. Our office will provide the experience and equipment to get to the root of your pain, no matter how severe.

Call us today at 702-277-1371 and start managing your pain at ChiropracTED, LLC. 



Thursday, April 7, 2016



Teenage girls
Scoliosis seems to mainly affect girls between the ages of 8 to 18.

Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. Scoliosis begins as a postural distortion and may become a permanent deformity. A subluxation is the misalignment of the vertebrae in the spine. Scoliosis is a permanent subluxation that must not be ignored.  Allowed to advance, it may interfere with the lungs, heart and many other vital organs.

Three Causes:

  1. Congenital-  genetic predisposition
  2. Habitual-  behavioral routines
  3. Idiopathic-  unknown cause
Regardless of cause, early detection can be helpful.

Obvious Clues

- An alert parent may notice that a high shoulder or low hip make clothing fit poorly.
- Uneven shoe wear offers a clue. B
- Back and leg pains may develop but are often dismissed as “growing pains.”

Wait and See?

If you ignore its progression, scoliosis may often worsen. Severe cases may involve unsightly bracing or surgery that attaches steel rods, forcing the spine to straighten.
Schedule Chiropractic adjustments to help improve function & structure of the spine.

Natural Approach

A schedule of specific chiropractic adjustments may help improve the function and structure of the spine. As muscles are retrained and strengthened, posture may improve.
Bring your child in so we can discuss your concerns and explore the possibilities.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Isn’t a certain amount of sideways curvature normal?
    Any type of sideways curvature is abnormal. From the back, the spine should appear straight. When scoliosis is present, there are usually two curves. A primary curve in one direction and a compensatory curve in the opposite direction.
  • Isn’t scoliosis caused by a lack of calcium?
    No. However, there are a growing number of people who believe uncorrected spinal damage from the birth process may be involved. Some theorize that “walkers” may prematurely interrupt the crawling stage so essential for proper spinal development.
  • Do heavy back-packs cause scoliosis?
    Not necessarily, however this is a growing concern. Make sure your son or daughter use both shoulder straps on their back-packs so the weight is evenly distributed. Weigh their bag. Make sure it doesn’t exceed 10% -15% of their body weight.