Volume 11, Issue XII THE OGDEN VALLEY NEWS Page 15 15 June 2000 Simple Ways to Test for Spinal Nerve Interference By Lewis D. Harper, D.C. To enjoy optimum physical and emotional well being, our bodies have to be working properly, with a nerve supply that can relay electrical impulses from the brain to every organ and cell, and back again — without interference or distortion. From past articles we know that if there is interference from subluxations we can experience various responses including pain, stiffness, reduced immune response or dysfunction in one or more of the body’s other life support systems. If we are lucky the body will trigger symptoms to let us know that there is something wrong. Yet, too often, the effects are so subtle we don’t realize anything’s wrong until it is too late. The only safe and effective way to correct the interference and remove the subluxations is to go a chiropractor for specific adjustments. Adjustments are specific application of forces to facilitate the body’s correction of the spinal nerve interference. Doctors of chiropractic are the only health professionals with extensive training and experience necessary to detect and correct subluxations. The following are 10 easy spinal exam procedures, which may indicate the presence of vertebral subluxations. It is best to perform each of these tests on yourself each month. To assure the health of family members — including children — they should be tested as well. If there are positive results on any of the test, you should see your family chiropractor as soon as possible. The first six tests involve range of motion. For each test stand in an upright and relaxed position. Your movements should be slow and gentle. [f you cannot turn or bend the full distance, mark the appropriate box in the chart. If you experience any pain or discomfort, check the box as well. Test 1: Rotation — turn your head slowly to the right, then to the left. Do not move your upper body. You should be able to turn so that your chin is nearly parallel with your shoulder. Test 2: Lateral Flexion — Bend your head slowly to the right, then to the left. Do not raise your shoulders. You should be able to bring your ears within an inch or two of your shoulders. Test 3: Flexion/Extension — Bend your head slowly to the front, then to the back. You should be able to look straight up and straight down. Test 4: Rotation — Turn, from the waist, to your left, then to your right. Don’t move your hips or feet and keep your head in line with your upper body. You should be able to rotate about 45 degrees in each direction. Test 5: Lateral Flexion — Bend from the waist to the right, then to the left. You should be able to bend 45 Parade Entries Sought By Christine Mau The Huntsville 4th of July celebration is a culmination of Ogden Valley working together to show patriotic pride. Last year’s theme of “75 Years of Huntsville-Yesterday & Today” leads into this year’s theme— “Huntsville 2000 Into the Future.” portray the ideal future they would like for Huntsville as an entry in this year’s parade. This ideal may be reflected in a float that symbolizes keeping the past alive into the future so we will never - forget our heritage. The invitation to let your imagina- traditionalists, please put For the more together summertime a float showing your pride in the 4th of July. It has been the tradition of many families to have making a float part of and/or floats, and for the three best decorated Those interested in participat- ing, please contact Christine Mau ASAP at 745-3230 to register your float or entry in the parade, or for more information. Bands are specifically being sought to join in this year’s parade. Get your parade seat early. The procession begins at 10:00 a.m. morning with their decorated bicycles. 6:00 aam. Wake Up Call 7:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Mini-Marathon Begins Breakfast Flag Raising Ceremony Jet fly Over Parade: Huntsville 2000 — Into the Future 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.am. Registration for Mini-Marathon Patriotic Band Program in the Park Patriotic Program in the Church Game Booths Open 11:00 a.m. Bake Sale 12:00 p.m. Auction 1:30 p.m. Entertainment Begins 2:00 p.m. Junior Rodeo 8:00 p.m. Music in the Park 6:30 p.m. 10:00 p.m. Melodrama FIREVEORNS: the morning of the 4th. Parade entries need to be ready for line up at 9:00 a.m. Children participating in the parade need not pre-register but are welcome to come and join in the fun Tuesday CELEBRATE THE 4TH OF JULY IN HUNTSVILLE! 6:15 a.m. | forward, then backwards, you parallel from the floor, and waist. Keep your back straight and your head inline with the rest of the body. Do not bend your knees. You should be able to bend forward until are with the backward enough to look straight up. For these next four tests you will need to stand in front of a full-length mirror or have a partner examine you. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths and “shake” all the tension from your body. When you feel totally relaxed, open your eyes and remain perfectly still. Examine your reflection but don’t attempt to “correct” any postural problems — just note them in the results. You might find it easier to first make several straight lines — horizontal and one full-length vertical line on the mirror surface with tape or soap. We will use these lines to compare our posture. Test 7: Midline — Draw an imaginary line vertically through your body, from the top of your head, through your nose, chin, belly button and down to your feet. Is the line parallel to the vertical line on the mirror or is it out of balance? Test 8: Ears — Draw an imaginary line horizontally through your ears. Is it parallel to the lines on the mirror or is it out of balance? Test 9: Shoulders — Draw an imag- inary line horizontally across your shoulders. Is it parallel to the lines on the mirror or is it out of balance? Test 10: Waistline - Draw an imaginary line horizontally through your waistline. Is it parallel to the lines on the mirror or is it out of balance? Test Results Normal Restricted Pain Test | Test 2 Test 3 Test 4 Test 5 Test 6 Balanced Imbalanced Test 7 Test 8 Test 9 Test 10 If any of these tests indicate restricted motion, pain or tenderness or imbalance, see a doctor of chiropractic immediately for a full evaluation. Prevent problems before they arise and you will be able to enjoy life to it’s fullest. If you would like a copy of the full self-test procedures without any obligation, please contact Harper Rocky Mountain Chiropractic at 745-0977. family reunion activities. We hope to see this tradition continue to grow. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded for the small and large bikes. 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