Travel Pain On Your Vacation. Everything You Need For Pain Free Travel!

September 28, 2019

Prevent pain from ruining your vacation. Travel pain is not part of your plan! Tips and tricks right here!

How To Avoid Travel Pain Traveling is filled with risks for back and other types of pain. Understanding the risk factors will allow you to prepare for those you can’t avoid, and avoid those you can. Most healthy minded people like you and I, don’t want to break a healthy routine, or drug free lifestyle, just because we are traveling. Any time you set out on a journey with pre-existing issues, your risk of problems is greater. Planning ahead is key. Even if you don’t already have injuries, issues or vulnerabilities that you know of, it’s still a great idea to plan. Factors to Consider What will you be driving, flying in or traveling by? Will the seats be good and with enough leg room? Will you carrying much? Does your suitcase have wheels or will you be carrying it? Will you be driving on bumpy roads or other surfaces that could be pain triggers? On what kind of bed or surface will you be sleeping on once you arrive? Will your accommodations involve unusual or steep steps? Will you be taking the pillow you are most used to, or will you be using what you find on the...

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Why Does Dr. Lou Cook For Patients At his Portland, Maine Chiropractic Office?

August 20, 2019

Dr. Lou, Chiropractor in Portland, Maine. Show us another chiropractor that feeds his patients! Call (207) 774-6251 to find out what's on the menu!

Why Do I Cook For My Patients? ~Dr. Lou I’d say on average, I cook about 15-20 hours a week, mostly on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I cook for my family, my friends, people I care about. Food really brings happiness to peoples lives. It’s a great way to continue caring for people on the weekend, after a week of caring for people in the office. My mum used to care for us by preparing food. My mother in-law does the same thing. I do the same thing. After 2 years and 65 cooking videos on Youtube, patients often ask when I am going to “cook for us at the office.” The Truth. I can’t cook at the office, but I do want to share my food with those I care about. I spend nearly 50 hours a week at the office. The community of people who come to us for care are people with whom I could easily spend time with outside of the office. We have a uniquely wonderful group of people coming to us each day. Cool people, creative, friendly and compassionate people. I have patients who bring me eggs, who bring me beer, who bring...

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Back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, headaches, migraines, sciatica and Your Maine summer.

August 8, 2019

Don't let pain ruin your Maine summer. Call Dr. Lou. (207) SPINAL 1

The Top 7 Reasons People Call Our Office For Help During A Maine Summer. When you live in Maine, and summers last for only a couple months, the last thing you want to do is miss it. Most people we know don’t leave the state between June and September, in an effort to make the most of our warm weather months. Pain and disability prevent us from doing the things that we  love. Golf, swimming, sewing, gaming, biking, running, sailing…all compromised. For many the worst thing is not being able to play with their kids and spend time with friends and family. Whatever you love to do in the summer, if you can’t do it, it’s a real bummer. If the average lifespan is 78 years of age and you miss 1-3 Maine summers because of back pain, that’s a huge loss. That’s over 4% of your summers spent hurting! If, like many Mainers, you have guests visiting, and they have disabling pain issues, that may ruin your Maine summer too! Disability by association. Having neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, headache, migraine or sciatica will ruing your summer in any combination. As the truth about medications...

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Dr. Lou’s Marinara Mondays! Healthcare that feeds your family – All in one office!

August 5, 2019

Dr. Lou's Marinara Mondays! You may call it different, we call it cool & delicious.

Your wish is our command. Since starting his cooking channel on Youtube, Dr. Lou has been getting requests for an opportunity to taste some of his food. Dr. Lou is on a quest to make “Maine’s BEST Marinara.” Every Monday in August will be “Dr. Lou’s Marinara Monday.” Marinara Monday will extend into the rest of the week until all of the marinara has been given away. Any active practice member, or new patients to the office, will be eligible to win a 750ml bottle of Dr. Lou’s Marinara Sauce. Do you really want a chiropractor who cooks? Many doctors have hobbys. Sailing, collecting watches, hunting, travel. Everyone spends time doing things they love, outside of the work they do. But do they share it with...

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Lifetime of ADHD medications for your kids? Try this secret “alternative.”

July 24, 2019

Creative ideas for helping your kids not need a lifetime of ADHD medications.

Are you concerned about your child being on ADHD medication for the rest of their life? Is your child taking medication for ADD or ADHD and you don’t want them on the drugs? Does your child have medically diagnosed ADD or ADHD? Did you know that the part of the brain that regulates emotion, insight, empathy, intuition, communication and body language is affected by chiropractic care? It’s called the Prefrontal Cortex. Kids with ADD and ADHD respond well to chiropractic care. NOT for back pain, instead, their brain responds to chiropractic adjustments! It’s like a brain “re-boot” much like when you reboot your computer to make it run smoother.     Experts Say ADHD Is A Lifelong Condition.  We often complain about “having” to do things for the rest of our lives. Working out, brushing our teeth, paying taxes. What if your child starts a medication and it changes their brain chemistry to the extent that they can’t chemically come off of the medication later in life. This often happens with anti anxiety medications, anti depressants, and other medications started at an early age. The NIH says “in general, we haven’t really found any adverse effect of long-term use.” In general? Haven’t...

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Dry Needling Near Me. Acupuncture For Pain Relief. Portland, Maine.

July 9, 2019

What is dry needling and what is it used for? Who does it? Who is the best professional to perform the procedure? Do your homework!

What is “dry needling”, what is it for, who can perform it? “Dry needling” is a somewhat common practice in Physical therapy and orthopedic offices, which uses acupuncture needles to reduce pain and tension in joints and soft tissue. Dry needling is a western medical approach, and not traditional Chinese medicine or acupuncture as most people know it. Dry needling is a buzzword/legal term typically used by PT’s and other practitioners, most often who are not traditionally trained in Chinese medicine. Any acupuncturist or chiropractor licensed to perform acupuncture, can apply the same technique as “dry needling,” it is just a pain based application of acupuncture needles. For the Maine Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAAOM) stance on “dry needling”, click HERE In the state of Maine, chiropractors with 200+ additional hours of training and testing may receive a certification in what is called “chiropractic Acupuncture.” In other parts of the country, 200-300 hours allows them to be certified in “Acupuncture.” Chiropractic acupuncture is a legal term to be used to “identify” a chiropractor performing/licensed to practice acupuncture. The training is a stripped down version of TCM and acupuncture school – meaning that all the western medical sciences, human physiology, pathology,...

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Worried about your child’s future with ADD, ADHD, SPD, or ASD?

June 19, 2019

Follow the link to access the e-report and a sensory processing disorder questionnaire for you to fill out and have reviewed by Dr. Lou for free.

CREATING A SAFER, MORE CERTAIN FUTURE FOR YOUR CHILD WITH ADD, ADHD, AUTISM OR SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER. The number one concern among parents with child who has processing disorders, is their future. What will happen when they, the parents, are gone. Will the child be able to care for themselves? How much will need to have been saved for their care? Who will take care of them? How will they manage in their current state, but as an adult? It is these fears that drive parents to do everything they can to help their children reconnect, adapt and thrive, even if only a little bit. Sometimes the little bit is the difference between independence, relative independence or none at all. If you, the parent, can’t sleep at night because of worry for your child’s future, but you feel like you have tried everything, it may be time to look at the science from a different perspective.  CLICK HERE TO SLEEP BETTER AT NIGHT! I would like to think, based on conversations with parents, that even a 1-5% improvement in a child’s function would make the child’s life dramatically better, and the parent’s worry decrease a bit. It’s hard enough...

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What would happen if your spine fell out?

May 20, 2019

What will you do if your spine falls out? What exactly does that mean?

Say what? When your spine falls out, life will be very unpleasant. Can you imagine, your spine falls out, eliminating protection of the spinal cord and spinal nerves at the same time your ability to stand upright is over? No more posture, no more flexibility, no more nerve control of everything from movement to digestion of your food. On an “unpleasant scale”, this is a 10 out of 10. The good news is your spine can’t “fall out.” The bad news is, it can degenerate, become fixated and immobilized, it can force you to hunch over after the pain of wear and tear sets it. Sound terrible? It is. We see it everyday. People come in with terrible pain and immobility, health issues and complaints. Their issues seemingly came out of nowhere, but that’s only because they didn’t feel them materializing. These are predictable problems from neglecting the spine. Forget the pain for a moment and consider the disability. Unable to work, unable to make dinner, unable to play with kids, grandkids, earn a living and care for your family. Unable to enjoy your retirement. This is not intended to scare you, it’s intended to warn you. Much like...

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Bell’s Palsy – One Reason You May Not Want To “Wait And See What Happens.”

May 14, 2019

Bell's palsy seems to benefit from acupuncture. Rather than sitting around to see what happens, take action today and try to speed up results. Call Dr. Lou at (207) 774-6251

Do you find “waiting to see what happens” to be as frustrating as most people do? Tired of waiting around, doing nothing, to see when your Bell’s palsy gets better? Do you want to be proactive? Bell’s palsy is a type of facial paralysis that impacts one side of the face and leaves it looking droopy. It makes it hard to close the eye on the affected side, makes it hard to drink from a cup, and it may dramatically impact one’s appearance. It often looks like the affected person has had a stroke. It is not a stroke though, it is caused by damage to the “facial nerve.” Acupuncture has been reported by many patients to have seemingly sped up the process of healing and improving function. Acupuncture may stimulate the facial and other nerves, as well as muscles, leading to a speedier gain of control over ones facial tone and movements. Despite being fairly rare at 200,000 cases a year in the U.S., Dr. Lou has worked with people with bell’s palsy dozens and dozens of times. The majority of the time, people notice a more rapid improvement than they were otherwise getting. The question is, are...

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If you miss this health opportunity today, you will NEVER have the chance for it again.

April 20, 2019

Nothing would make us happier than to help you live life to its fullest. Nobody lives forever, but some people live like rock stars.

If you miss this health opportunity today, you will NEVER have the chance for it again. In recent years the average American lifespan has been somewhere in the neighborhood of 78 years. That’s 28,470 days. When you do the math, it’s easy to calculate roughly how much time you have left if you are lucky. Now, we’re all the product of all of our lives decisions. “We are the sum of our parts.” You will never get this day back, you will never have the opportunity to start something good on this day, ever again. Late is always better than never, but early is much better than late. People who are struggling, suffering, hurting, not sleeping, depressed, frustrated, sick all the time, they, you, won’t get these days back. The opportunity fo today is not coming back. You will never again have the opportunity to call a chiropractor TODAY. There is a saying in Chinese, “Talk doesn’t cook the rice.” YOU have to TAKE ACTION, for things to happen. Thinking about it is only “potential energy.” Science has shown us that getting adjusted by a chiropractor impacts far more than just your back. Your brain, your nervous system, your spinal healthy,...

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