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Environmental Factors Behind Thyroid Disease | Wellness Clinic

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ located in the base of the neck. It's in charge of releasing essential thyroid hormones which control the body's metabolism, the way the body uses energy. The thyroid gland's hormones regulate vital body functions, such as breathing, heart rate, central and peripheral nervous systems, body temperature and more.

What causes autoimmune thyroid disease?
As essential as the thyroid gland is, however, the body's own immune system can sometimes malfunction and attack this important endocrine organ, ultimately affecting its function. Autoimmune thyroid diseases, like Hashimoto's thyroid disease and Graves' disease, have been on the rise in the United States. While the diagnosis of thyroid disease has increased, many doctors still don't know the cause of the issue, but these have been linked to several factors.

Environmental Factors for AITD
A number of environmental factors have been associated with the development an…

Chiropractic Treatment is Efficient and Affordable

Chiropractic Treatment is Efficient and Affordable - El Paso Chiropractor


Back pain, and other symptoms caused by unexpected injuries or conditions, affect almost every individual at least once throughout their lifetime. Fortunately, there are numerous treatment options available to ease many irritating symptoms. Although the effectiveness of a procedure is a major factor when choosing the best treatment, it’s essential to acknowledge that cost is just as important a factor when we are considering our health care options. People want quality care that works without adding excessive medical costs.

According to recent studies, chiropractic treatment is both an effective and more affordable treatment option than other, more invasive medical procedures.

What is Chiropractic?


Chiropractic is a natural form of health care that targets disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system while focusing on the relation between the body’s structure, primarily the spine, and its functioning. A doctor of chiropractic, or DC, may utilize a variety of treatment approaches depending on the individuals type of injuries or conditions. 

Chiropractic doesn’t use drugs or surgery, instead, chiropractors primarily perform spinal adjustments and manual manipulations to correct spinal misalignment complications, ease pain and other symptoms as well as support the body’s natural ability to heal itself. They may also combine spinal manipulations with other treatments such as, rehabilitation exercises, relaxation techniques, heat and ice therapy, electrical stimulation, and counseling about diet, weight loss and other lifestyle factors by recommending dietary supplements.

In many cases, chiropractic care may be an individual’s primary method of treatment. A majority of people visit chiropractors for treatment of low back pain, neck pain and headaches.

Chiropractic Care is Cost-Effective



Through various studies, chiropractic has demonstrated to be a cost-effective alternative treatment option. Chiropractic care contributes to fewer medical expenses because, not only does it relieve the symptoms of an injury or condition, regular spinal adjustments and manual manipulations can actually help prevent further damage or injury as well as prevent the development of numerous conditions, thus avoiding additional medical expenses. When the body is functioning effectively, it has the ability to heal itself. Chiropractic treatment naturally helps restore the body’s own recuperative capabilities to promote a faster, safer rehabilitation process while avoiding side effects.

Furthermore, chiropractic helps individuals avoid other costly and often unnecessary medical procedures, including tests, surgery and expensive drugs. A subluxation, or spinal misalignment, can often cause nerve compression or impingement which may lead to symptoms of pain and discomfort. Other medical professionals generally recommend the use of medications to relieve the symptoms, but these can frequently only temporarily ease the pain of the injury or condition. Surgery can also be used to correct the issues, however, the procedure is still invasive and costly.

Chiropractic care promotes overall health and wellness by going to the root cause of the symptoms and restoring the original function of the body, improving the individual’s quality of life as well as providing an affordable, less expensive treatment option for many people that need health care for a variety of complications.

Achieving Fitness Goals: A Client’s Story


Dr. Alex Jimenez’s clinic and Push-as-Rx ®™ system has efficiently helped a variety of people to achieve their ultimate fitness goals and optimal health. Samuel Baldwin, captain in the United States army, was looking for the opportunity to train more when he found Push-as-Rx ®™ and he was immediately hooked. Samuel Baldwin believes Push as Rx is different from other gyms, with an environment where all the people and coaches are goal setters. Samuel Baldwin's life was impacted by Push-as-Rx ®™ to become better than ever before.




Dr. Jimenez’s clinic and PUSH-as-Rx ®™ system is leading the field with laser focus supporting our youth sport programs.  The PUSH-as-Rx ®™ System is a sport specific athletic program designed by a strength-agility coach and physiology doctor with a combined 40 years of experience working with extreme athletes. At its core, the program is the multidisciplinary study of reactive agility, body mechanics and extreme motion dynamics. Through continuous and detailed assessments of the athletes in motion and while under direct supervised stress loads, a clear quantitative picture of body dynamics emerges. Exposure to the biomechanical vulnerabilities are presented to our team.  Immediately, we adjust our methods for our athletes in order to optimize performance.  This highly adaptive system with continual dynamic adjustments has helped many of our athletes come back faster, stronger, and ready post injury while safely minimizing recovery times. Results demonstrate clear improved agility, speed, decreased reaction time with greatly improved postural-torque mechanics.  PUSH-as-Rx ®™ offers specialized extreme performance enhancements to our athletes no matter the age.

By Dr. Alex Jimenez



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