What Are Your Symptoms?

February 21, 2018

What is your symptom and how are you going to deal with it? Need help? Call Dr. Lou at 9207) 774-6251

What Do Your Symptoms Mean? Migraine Whiplash Neck Pain Shoulder Pain Back Pain Hip Pain Headache Sciatica These are the top reasons people call us for help. These diagnoses are symptoms of an underlying problem. Sometimes the root of the underlying problem is something serious, but more often these are symptoms of wear and tear on your body. Chiropractic care may help you resolve these symptoms and the underlying issues that have caused them. We are lucky as humans to have a built in security alarm. Your symptoms always mean that there is something going on, whether serious or not. Pain and dysfunction NEVER happen for no reason. There is always a cause and the effects are the symptoms. Often compared to the oil light in your car, the symptom is the fire alarm, the carbon monoxide alarm, or other warning signal to get out or get help. When you feel one of these pains, you need to decide how you want to deal with it. Let’s use the warning light on your car for this example. Once symptoms appear (oil light), you can choose to put electrical tape over the light and it will no longer bother your eyes, or...

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We had 4 patients today who had a fall on the ice beneath the snow after yesterday’s storm.

February 9, 2018

Don't slip and fall on the ice! It's hiding under the snow! IF you fall, you know who to call: Dr. Lou (207) 774-6251

What Lies Beneath….The Snow. Don’t be fooled! Just because the snow looks soft and fluffy from today’s storm, doesn’t mean there aren’t hazards beneath the surface! Slip and fall accidents leave people injured, missing work, missing family time and falling short in all activities of daily living if the fall is a bad one. Beneath the snow lurk hazards that will ruin your day, week or year if you aren’t careful. Below are a four of the main culprits that are awaiting your arrival! Hazard 1: ICE Ice beneath the snow is easy to slip on. One false move and you’ll be in a world of hurt, may miss work, may not be able to pick up your kids or sit down on your butt. A broken tailbone is the last thing you need. Hazard 2: POTHOLES Twist your ankle, fall on your hip, say hello to urgent care or the ER. Not a fun way to spend a Wednesday or Thursday afternoon. Hazard 3: LEGOS Legos are always a stepping hazard. Hazard 4: CAR TRACKS Believe it or not, packed snow under a car tire can be nearly as slippery as ice. Just pay attention. Hazard 5: CRACKS...

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Dr. Lou’s Kitchen – The Maine Chiropractor Cooks Too!

August 10, 2017

Dr. Lou's Kitchen - A cooking show with Dr. Lou Jacobs - Maine Chiropractor - Portland, Maine - Call (207) 774-6251.

How does Dr. Lou eat? Here’s an inside look at what happens in his kitchen. Dr. Lou likes the principle spoken of by author Michael Pollan. “If you don’t make it, don’t eat it.” If you aren’t willing to churn the ice cream or bake the pie, you don’t get to eat them. Eating well is critical to your overall health. Dr. Lou wants to help you by showing you how easy it is to “do good” by your family and provide them with exciting, healthy meals. “Dr. Lou’s Kitchen” is a new playlist on Dr. Lou’s youtube channel (Mainechiropractor). High quality, easy to understand cooking lessons will be posted regularly for your enjoyment. This is exactly how Dr. Lou eats. Chiropractic is about optimizing nervous system control and healing and diet affects these in a positive or negative way, depending on what you eat. Maine is over 60% overweight or obese. Obesity in Maine kills more Mainers than anything else.  Eating well is a life saver, eating poorly will kill you. Dr. Lou is not only a Maine chiropractor, he is also a pretty good cook. He’s taught cooking classes for years here in Maine and in Kansas City. The...

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Why Do I Have Back Pain? Wallet Breaking Your Back?

July 25, 2017

Diagnosis, Plan of Action, Correction of the problem. 1 2 3 Chiropractic with Dr. Lou Jacobs. Effective. Efficient. Always Straightforward. Lou Jacobs, DC, CACCP. Call for help today! (207) 774-6251.

Why do I have back pain? The problem. The cause. The solution. “In a field of horses, don’t look for zebras” they told us in school. It’s usually an obvious cause to a common problem if you look closely. And indeed, but for the few odd cases, people and their problems are pretty predictable. In my 15 years of practice the majority of folks who haven’t had a clear cut trauma have suffered because of a long term accumulation of one or many of the  following causes: Mental stress. Too much sitting or standing. Heavy physical labor. Sleep position on the stomach or side with a leg up. Being overweight or obese. Lack of exercise. Repetitive motions over long periods of time. Lots of driving or commuting. Bending over for long periods of time at work (hygienist, dentist). Sitting on a wallet in your back pocket Time + Stress = Problems. Many men keep their wallet in their back pocket for years and then fail to figure out that it’s the cause of their back problems. Imagine a car with 13″ rims on one side and 20″ rims on the other. Or maybe a woman who wears a 5 inch heel on one foot...

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Prevent Face Wrinkles While You Sleep!

March 15, 2017

Face Wrinkle Protection While You Sleep. Stop creasing your face! Solutions and more! www.drloujacobs.com

Face Wrinkles – Non-Surgical Prevention! Every night when you go to sleep, you may be adding wrinkles to your face if you do this one big no-no. The solution is simple and costs nothing. Not only is sleeping on your stomach a major cause of neck pain, shoulder pain and headaches, it also causes you to visually age more quickly. Solution: Stop Sleeping On Your Stomach. Not sleeping on your stomach is easier than you might think. My technique, explained in the video below, has helped hundreds, maybe thousands of people switch from their stomach to their back while sleeping. Imagine this. 8 hours a night of smashing your face against a pillow.  Night after night, that pressure adds up and creates and accentuates wrinkles. Imagine this. You sleep on your back and while you are sleeping, your face wrinkles are decompressing and flattening out. Gravity to the rescue. The longterm effect of sleeping on your back may be a smoother face and will certainly reduce your risk of neck degeneration, pain, headaches, shoulder pain and tension. Don’t sleep on your stomach. Dr. Lou Jacobs is a chiropractor in Portland, Maine. He may be reached on twitter @drloujacobs or...

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Doctors Don’t Know What’s Wrong With Me.

March 5, 2017

Doctors Don't Know What's Wrong With Me. Maybe it's time for a second opinion from a doctor who views the body through a different microscope? Call Dr. Lou Jacobs for answers to why your brain is not regulating and healing your body properly. 15 years experience in U.S. and Europe. Call (207) 774-6251.

What do you do when doctors don’t know what’s wrong with you? You know something is wrong, they’ve done all the tests, you’ve spent thousands of dollars, your family is tired, you can’t sleep, they have no answers, your stress, anxiety and frustration are through the roof. Doctors have some of the answers, but they don’t always have ALL of the answers. Some limitations of doctors include: Education, Knowledge & Judgement. Philosophy. Personality. Inclinations & Persuasions. Testing tools and materials. Skill of applying “their medicine”. Doctors are human and they are only as good, as these things are good. We’ve all experienced it. So what do you do if doctors don’t know what’s wrong with you? You go somewhere else. There’s no such saying; “everything happens for no reason”. If you have a problem, there is a cause. Guaranteed. Because one doctor can’t find the cause, doesn’t mean it can’t be found, it means that doctor can’t find it. It may mean that their tools or their ability to comprehend or understand the cause may not be there. If their personality, inclinations, persuasions don’t allow them to see potential causes, they’ll never find it. Think about this. Without the...

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One leg is shorter than the other! What’s that mean? A short leg?!

December 5, 2016

You’ve been told “One leg is shorter than the other.”   Do you have a short leg? When you have a short leg, the discrepancy may be anatomical or may be functional. Either one leads to problems. (Dr. Lou’s video linked here.) Problems like pain, arthritis, immobility, hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain, foot pain, low back pain. Dysfunction in the joints often leads to nerve dysfunction called vertebral subluxation and this condition leads to reduction in function throughout the body. Often without you even feeling it.   Anatomical leg length discrepancies are due to one leg actually being physically shorter than the other. The bone is short. Functional discrepancies are due to muscle tension, spinal and pelvic subluxation, low back torsion or scoliosis and a number of other causes. When all leg bones are the same length but wear and tear, tension, imbalance and asymmetries are present, these are issues that can be corrected. When a leg bone is anatomically shorter than the other side, heel lifts and shoe modifications will balance things out.   If you’ve been told that you have a leg length difference, you should call our office, be evaluated by an expert and then...

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Get adjusted before or after a workout?

November 30, 2016

Should you get adjusted before or after a workout? The most truthful answer ever recorded.   The answer to this and many other questions may be found on Dr. Lou’s Youtube channel. You see, understanding your purpose of the adjustment dictates when to get it. Dr. Lou Jacobs has worked with hundreds of exceptional athletes and has experience with the benefits of timing adjustments appropriately....

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Dr. Lou Jacobs, Maine’s Rock Doc Chiropractor | (207) 774-6251

November 29, 2016

Like a professional musician, you want a chiropractor with good hands. The adjustment is everything. Call Dr. Lou for a great adjustment. Trusted by some of the best musicians in the world. (207) 774-6251

Finely Tuned Specialty. Rock & Roll Chiropractor in Portland, Maine     For over 15 years I’ve worked with musicians as a chiropractic graduate student and as a licensed chiropractor in Portland, Maine and Bucharest, Romania. What started out as a specialty for local musicians turned into a different game about seven years ago.   Eight or nine years ago I was hired to work a large show by a company that I ended up being less than happy with. After the show I spent a great deal of time beginning to create relationships and connections in the industry that would lead me to the musicians. My Rock Doc specialty was born.   I began getting gigs with some of music’s biggest names and they just kept coming. Repeat customers, offers to go on the road, direct cell phone numbers and other signs that I’d arrived. While I am happier at home with my family than on a 300 square foot tour bus, the opportunities I have had reminded me of the value of family as well as the obvious thrill of being part of the rock & roll lifestyle on a top shelf level.   I often wonder how...

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Chiropractic and Martial Arts – A Portland, Maine Perspective

May 17, 2016

The Salubrious Dr. Lou Martial Arts & Chiropractic   Martial Arts & Chiropractic go hand in hand. Here’s why.   All martial arts are physically and mentally demanding. Focus, speed, flexibility, control, spacial awareness, reflexes, muscle memory, physical resilience and a host of other qualities come in to play. These often simultaneously demanding requirements are all controlled by the brain. The brain is your master controller, the hard drive and server of your human computer network. Control and communication to all cells of the body must be optimally functional for you to get the most out of your body. This is true whether you are practicing MMA, Ju Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do, Jukado, Karate or Aikido.   Because of the physical and mental demands and even physical abuse you put your body through to learn a martial art, things get thrown out of whack. When your body gets jarred around, subluxation of the spine often results. Subluxation is a misalignment of the spine that leads to nerve irritation and results in decreased nerve communication. This interference decreases function in the areas that the nerves control. If those areas happen to be your feet, legs, neck, hips, stomach, adrenal glands or other...

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