Congratulations Maine!

January 9, 2011

Below is a press release that sent out last week. For Immediate Release January 7, 2011 Contact: Dr. Lou Jacobs – 207-807-1119 or drj@drloujacobs.com Portland Doctor has message for Governor LePage about addiction problemPortland, Maine — Governor Paul LePage has a serious drug problem. His state has recently been ranked #1 in the country for treatment rates for addiction to the pain killers oxycodone and hydrocodone. Dr. Lou Jacobs of Portland, Maine believes he has a partial solution to the problem for Governor LePage. Focus more on drug free healthcare for key health problems that may often be effectively treated without prescriptions. Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain, the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work. Back pain is the second most common neurological ailment in the United States — only headache is more common. For over 110 years chiropractic care has successfully treated low back pain and headache for a fraction of the cost of traditional medical modalities and without the risk of drug addiction. Chiropractic is the third largest healthcare profession in The United States. The foundation of chiropractic care since 1895 has always been...

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Holiday stress in Portland, Maine?

November 17, 2010

October through April are the most stressful months for most Mainers. It’s dark, cold, financially demanding, time constraining and energy draining. Family, friends, gifts and parties. As much as we love these things, they take their toll.Our ability to adapt to stress is a function of the master controller of the body, the nervous system. If the nervous system is not communicating properly with the rest of the body it’s like an internet connection that keeps dropping signals. The result? Poor function, poor adaptation to your commands. Fine tuning the nervous system and ensuring that there is no disruption to communication will make you more adaptable to your in-laws bickering, the turkey and alcohol binging and the kids not wanting to sleep. If you don’t know how your system is functioning you should have it...

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Let me rephrase that…..

October 15, 2010

The FDA does not deserve your trust. Botox for “migraines” is not only a diagnostic blooper, but a horrible choice for treatment. does this mean that they have a horrible misunderstanding of the human body and inflammation? Yes, it does. Should you listen to CNN and Sanjay Gupta? I’ll repeat myself. Under some circumstances,...

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Considering Back Surgery? Read this first!

October 14, 2010

All surgeries carry some risk. If you are going under the knife, it would be nice to know that your odds of being helped were pretty high. Chiropractors have tried to warn you of the risks of surgeries, now it’s not just us reminding you!...

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Dr. Lou’s stomach sleeping remedy – Portland, Maine

October 11, 2010

If you find yourself with neck pain AND you sleep on your back, try this: While lying in bed on your back, repeat the following 5-10 times“I am a back sleeper, I never sleep on my stomach, but if I do roll on to my stomach I will wake up and return to my back.” Step two involves a visualization:Close your eyes and imagine watching yourself sleeping comfortably on your back. Continue this exercise for 1-5 minutes. Repeat for at least one week before consulting Dr....

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Is that touchdown worth the risk of brain damage?

September 22, 2010

It is no secret that football is a dangerous sport. Repetitive hits to the head by kids running full speed. CRACK! If you have a child who plays football, you’ve heard the sound. While football helmets are better than ever, the demands being put on kids to hit hard are also greater than ever. The truth is, the helmets are not fully protective. Evidence highlighted in research and published in an article in TIME magazine last year shows that repetitive blows to the head are very strongly linked to brain damage later in life. If you ever played a team sport as a kid, you know how much it stunk to sit on the sideline. When you finally did get on the field, you’d play as hard as you could to stay there. Playing hard in football means not only using all your might to plow through or over other players, it also means saying you are ok when you feel a little dizzy, light headed or fuzzy in the head. Football has the highest number of brain injuries of any sport. With over 3 million kids and 1.5 high school students playing football it is suspected that there...

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