Archive for June, 2011

Chaos Will Appear When You Set A Goal

Hello Everybody,

Good morning.  So in yesterday’s article we talked about the chaos theory and how important it is for us to monitor all of the areas in our life so that things do not start to fall apart.

Today I want to warn you about something that will absolutely happen to you.

Once you decide to do something in your life, the exact opposite of that objective will show up to challenge your resolve.  In otherwords, when ever you try to put organization into a system, chaos will present itself.

What do I mean…well one example would be that the moment  you start to change your diet and lose a few pounds…that is the moment that your spouse will decide to bake you your favorite cookies to suprise you.

Or the moment that you decide that you are going to try to get your employees to implement a new system at work, there will be a lot of chaos that will occur that will try to keep you from sticking to the new plan.

The challenges or chaos may be totally related to the new goal you are trying to achieve, or they may just be little “fires” that pop up and try to get you off track.

Why does this happen?  I do not know.  Maybe it is god’s way of challenging your resolve to see if you are truly willing to do what it takes in order to achieve a goal.

I don’t know why, but I do know that it will happen.  I have observed this phenomena in my personal life and thought I was crazy until I have read about this happening in many of my studies by many different authors.

So what do you do about it?  You ignore the “fires” and  stay the course.  As you stay your course and keep your blinders on while you are single mindedly heading toward your goal, the “fires” will simply fall off or disappear.

Trust me on this, and I am sure that if you look back on any goal that you have achieved successfully or not achieved that you will find these challenges had presented themselves.  The result of the goal, whether you acheived the goal or not, probably came down to your ability to focus and get through the challenges!

Tomorrow I will go over how to set these goals.

Have a great day!

Dr. Price
www.DrSeanPrice.com
850-862-2224

(Dr. Price is a Chiropractor serving the Fort Walton Beach Community.  Dr. Price has had much success in treating patients suffering from Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Whiplash (or other injuries suffered in a car accident).  Utilizing his nonsurgical spinal decompression technologies, Dr. Price has helped many patients find long term relief from chronic pain conditions such as sciatica, spinal degeneration, herniated discs, buldging discs, and arthritis.  You can find Dr. Price in Fort Walton Beach by visiting www.DrSeanPrice.com or call his office at 850-862-2224.)

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The Law Of Entropy- It Will All Fall Apart

Hello Everyone,

In yesterday’s article we talked about how “Leaders are Readers”.

Today I want to take the subject of reading, learning, and self improvement a step further.

Have you ever noticed that whenever their is an emergency in one area of your life, and you put all of your efforts into solving that emergency, you will eventually solve that problem.  However, once the problem is solved, have you ever noticed that when you return your attention to the other areas of life that at least one of those areas has began to fall apart.

For example, you and your spouse get into a huge arguement and it becomes an issue for you that consumes your mind and your time for 2 weeks while trying to resolve the issue.  Finally two weeks later you find peace and harmony in that area of life and then when you have the time and capacity to pay attention to the other areas you find that your finances have gone awry, or you have missed two weeks of workouts and dieting and so you gained a few pounds, or you have fallend behind in your spiritual studies and feel like you have lost some of your spiritual connection.

Whatever area of life it is, you will now have a new “fire” to put out.  Then after focusing on this new fire something else will pop up.

This is the life that many of us find ourselves leading, one catastrophy after another so that we feel like we can never get anything done that we want to do.

This is not unique to you and your life, this is the “Law of Entropy” rearing its ugly head.  The law of entropy is based on the physical principle that the universe is geared toward chaos.  If any area or anything in your life is left to its own devices, the tendency is for that area to fall apart.

In otherwords, if you don’t pay attention to and maintain your car, it will breakdown, your relationships- they will fall apart.  Your health- will go down hill quickly….etc.

So how do you balance everything in your life?  I will show you one way to do that in tomorrow’s article!

Check your inbox.

Have a great day!

Dr. Price
www.DrSeanPrice.com
850-862-2224

(Dr. Price is a Chiropractor serving the Fort Walton Beach Community.  Dr. Price has had much success in treating patients suffering from Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Whiplash (or other injuries suffered in a car accident).  Utilizing his nonsurgical spinal decompression technologies, Dr. Price has helped many patients find long term relief from chronic pain conditions such as sciatica, spinal degeneration, herniated discs, buldging discs, and arthritis.  You can find Dr. Price in Fort Walton Beach by visiting www.DrSeanPrice.com or call his office at 850-862-2224.)

Leaders are Readers

Hello Everyone,

I was laying in bed reading last night and a thought hit me.

I am getting comments almost daily on how much everyone enjoys the articles that I write and post, and how the information is really helping them in their daily lives.

These comments absolutely make my day.  They let me know that the time and effort put into writing and researching the articles are well worth it.  Thank you for those comments.

One question that I frequently get is “How do you know all of this stuff?”

Well, while I would love to say that I am just plain brilliant….I can’t.  I am just like all of you.  I think the only difference is that I have devoted the majority of my life outside of my family to studying and reading.

I read a qoute when I was 19 years old and just beginning my personal developement journey, and that quote was “Readers are leaders.”

In otherwords, the leaders in society, in family, in the work place….where ever, the leaders are constantly studying, constantly exploring new ideas and concepts….in other words, leaders are curious and constantly reading to learn new ways of improving.

That quote has directed my life.  Whether I am considered a leader or not is up to each individual.  I am really not interested in titles, I am more interested in simply gaining knowledge and sharing what I learn.

So my question to you is this, do you make a conscious effort to read and study the areas that interest you?  Whether you are studying health, spirituality, family, emotional developement, personal developement, business.  It doesnt matter.  You are here on this earth to accomplish something, something special and unique to you.

Almost all of my best ideas come to me when I am reading.  The same can be true for you.  Dive into books that will teach you something that interests you, its hard to tell what great life changing idea may pop into your mind while reading.

So I challenge you to set a goal…a goal for a certain number of pages that you will read over the next 12 months.  My personal goal for 2011 is 3000 pages.  I know that for many of you that is not a lot, but when raising 4 kids and running two businesses, that is all the time I can find.  What is your goal for the year.  Let me know.  Shoot me back an email at drpricedc@aol.com.

Thanks, Have a great day!

Dr. Price
www.DrSeanPrice.com
850-862-2224

(Dr. Price is a Chiropractor serving the Fort Walton Beach Community.  Dr. Price has had much success in treating patients suffering from Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Whiplash (or other injuries suffered in a car accident).  Utilizing his nonsurgical spinal decompression technologies, Dr. Price has helped many patients find long term relief from chronic pain conditions such as sciatica, spinal degeneration, herniated discs, buldging discs, and arthritis.  You can find Dr. Price in Fort Walton Beach by visiting www.DrSeanPrice.com or call his office at 850-862-2224.)

Car Accidents and Children

Hello Everyone,

So most of last week’s articles were spent talking about car accidents and the fact that 55% of people who were injured in a car accident would suffer from long term chronic pain.

I would like to continue this article series by discussing the importance of having your children checked if they were in the car with you.

You would not believe how many young adults I treat in my practice who have chronic pain and advanced degeneration in their spines which can be traced back directly to a car accident that happened when they were your children.

You see, when you are involved in a car accident, there is kinetic energy that is created (The energy possessed by a body because of its motion, equal to one half the mass of the body times the square of its speed.)  In other words, when two cars collide, their is an energy of motion that is passed from one car to another.

Physics states that in nature, energy follows the path of least resistance.  Well, in a vehicle, your body is the path of least resistance, and in your body, your spine is the part of your body that has the most joints with the most ranges of motion.  So in other words, not only will your body absorb the brunt of the kinetic energy created, in your body your spine will take the most damage.

This is the mechanism by how we are injured as adults in a car accident.  And it doesnt take much speed to be injured.

As you can see by the definition above, there are two factors in kinetic energy.  Mass of the object (vehicle) and the speed of the object (vehicle).

What does this mean, if you are hit by an SUV going a low speed it can cause the same amount of injury as a small vehicle that hit you going a higher speed.  In fact, there have been studys that show that injuries can be sustained in car accidents that happen at speeds that occur as low as 10 mph.

Now, imagine all of this kinetic energy going through a young child’s spine!

In tomorrow article I will discuss why it is of upmost importance to have your children checked after a car accident and I will show you proof of injuries that a child suffered who was having no pain at all.  It could change their life!

Have a great day and drive safe.

Dr. Price
www.DrSeanPrice.com
850-862-2224

(Dr. Price is a Chiropractor serving the Fort Walton Beach Community.  Dr. Price has had much success in treating patients suffering from Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Whiplash (or other injuries suffered in a car accident).  Utilizing his nonsurgical spinal decompression technologies, Dr. Price has helped many patients find long term relief from chronic pain conditions such as sciatica, spinal degeneration, herniated discs, buldging discs, and arthritis.  You can find Dr. Price in Fort Walton Beach by visiting www.DrSeanPrice.com or call his office at 850-862-2224.)

Insurance and Car Accidents

Hello Everyone,

In yesterday’s article we talked about car accidents and how they can cause chronic pain in 55% of all people who have been in an accident.

To continue, what most people don’t realize is that fortunately for us, when ever you are involved in a car accident, you can usually receive care at no cost to you.  Especially if you were not found at fault for the accident.

Another fact that most people do not realize is that in Florida you have up to 4 years to file a claim for injuries suffered from an accident.

Now keep in mind, your insurance company knows that a lot of the symptoms from a car accident injury do not even truly present themselves until as long as 6 months to several years after the accident.  You should never settle your bodily injury portion of your claim after a car accident.  If you fall for the “we will send you a check for ________” and take their money then  you are in turn settling your case and giving up your rights to treatment for the car accident.

This is why it is so critically important that if you or someone you know is involved in an accident, they need to be checked out immediately to see if there are any hidden injuries.  This goes for everyone in the car, yes even (and especially) children.

If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident, call the office and schedule your “Hidden Car Accident Injury Evaluation” to make sure that you are not going to suffer from any long term damage.  If we can’t help you, we will refer you to the appropriate professional who can.

Have a great day!

Dr. Price
www.DrSeanPrice.com
850-862-2224

(Dr. Price is a Chiropractor serving the Fort Walton Beach Community.  Dr. Price has had much success in treating patients suffering from Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Whiplash (or other injuries suffered in a car accident).  Utilizing his nonsurgical spinal decompression technologies, Dr. Price has helped many patients find long term relief from chronic pain conditions such as sciatica, spinal degeneration, herniated discs, buldging discs, and arthritis.  You can find Dr. Price in Fort Walton Beach by visiting www.DrSeanPrice.com or call his office at 850-862-2224.)

Car Accidents Cause Chronic Pain

Good Morning Everyone,

Today’s article will have a little bit of a different tone….

You see, I need your help.

There is a hidden injury out there that causes what I would say are the majority of the chronic pain that I treat in my office.

That hidden injury is untreated car accident injuries.

Most people follow one of two  paths after they have been in a car accident.

The first path is they are in a car accident, they don’t feel any pain immediately after the accident and then as time goes on they start to experience chronic symptoms that get gradually worse but since they didn’t hurt immediately after the car accident they don’t think that the pain is from the car accident, so they don’t get treatment.

The second path is that they do experience pain immediately, end up in the emergency room or their doctor’s office…get xrays taken and they have no broken bones.  They are then sent home with pain pills and muscle relaxers and are told that they are fine, will be sore for a couple of days but nothing to worry about.  Then when the pain either continues or comes back and gets progressively more chronic they don’t attribute it to the car accident because they were told that they were fine.

Either way, it is very common for symptoms from a traumatic injury like a car accident (even a low speed car accident that doesn’t cause much damage to your car) to begin to show up and become chronic months or even in some cases years after the accident.  This is when the patient ends up in our office…and they are much more difficult to help once they have healed incorrectly and their body has developed scar tissue and adhesions in the muscles…not to mention the dreaded arthritis and spinal degeneration.

So how can you help?  The average person knows and has influence over 52 people.  An average of 1 in 4 people are involved in motor vehicle accidents.  In the longest study ever performed on whiplash-injured patients (a study looking at the health status 17 years after injury), 55% of the patients still suffered from pain caused by the original trauma.(Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2002).  That means that each of you know approximately 13 people who have been involved in a car accident and 7 of them are at risk of still being in pain 17 years from now if they are not treated.

Keep your ears out.  If you hear of anyone who has been involved in a car accident, no matter how minor, have them call us at 862-2224 so that we can give them our complimentary “Hidden Car Accident Injury Evaluation” at no charge.  If we can’t help them, we will refer them to the people who can.

Thank you for your help.

Have a great day and drive safe.

Dr. Price
www.DrSeanPrice.com
850-862-2224

(Dr. Price is a Chiropractor serving the Fort Walton Beach Community.  Dr. Price has had much success in treating patients suffering from Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Whiplash (or other injuries suffered in a car accident).  Utilizing his nonsurgical spinal decompression technologies, Dr. Price has helped many patients find long term relief from chronic pain conditions such as sciatica, spinal degeneration, herniated discs, buldging discs, and arthritis.  You can find Dr. Price in Fort Walton Beach by visiting www.DrSeanPrice.com or call his office at 850-862-2224.)

The Marshmallow Study

Hello Everyone,

How can Marshmallow’s predict your psychology and your future health?

Walther Mischel began a study in the 1960’s called the Stanford Marshmallow Study.  Walter Mischel was a Stanford University Psychology

researcher and studied the importance of self discipline on future success.

In the marshmallow study, a group of 4 year olds was offered a choice.  They could have one marshmallow now.  But if they waited for 15

or 20 minutes while the researcher ran an errand they could have two marsmallows.

1/3 of the children immediately took the one marshmallow.  While some waited a little longer, they still ended up taking their

marshmallow before the instructor returned.  The final third of the children waited the full 15 to 20 minutes for the adult to return.

Later, when the children graduated from high school, a follow up study was done.  What they found was very interesting.  The impatient

marsmallow eaters were less self confident and couldnt put off immediate gratification to receive the two marshmallows were mer

productive and positive in life.  By being able to delay gratification in pursit of thier goals they had higher incomes, more lasting

marriages and better health.

The problem is that in our society, through speed of technology and advertising speed is encouraged.

When it comes to our health, speed is something that will usually end up hurting us in the long run.

Quick weight loss programs that allow more than 1-2 pound of weightloss on average per week usually have no long term benifit.  In fact,

most people who undergo “medical weightloss” or other quick low calorie diet programs never develope the proper habits and end up

rebounding to a weight that was more than their original weight, before beginning the diet.

Pain relief is another huge area of health that can be detrimental to your health.  Yes you can take an advil for immediate relief, or a

loritab, or a vicodin, or a darvocet…or what ever the pill of the day is.  But unfortunately the health effects of these are very

detrimental, from addiction to liver damage to death from gastrointestinal bleeds and liver failure.

This is why I have such a high level of respect for all of our chiropractic patients and those of you involved in our massage program.

You have chosen to go after the cause of your problem and fix it, even if there is not immediate gratification.  You have proven that

you are willing to “put in the work” for long term health.

And believe me, I trust that your health is not the only area of your life that you will be successful in.

Here is to you, and your self discipline.

Have a great day!

Dr. Price
http://www.DrSeanPrice.com
850-862-2224

(Dr. Price is a Chiropractor serving the Fort Walton Beach Community.  Dr. Price has had much success in treating patients suffering from Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Whiplash (or other injuries suffered in a car accident).  Utilizing his nonsurgical spinal decompression technologies, Dr. Price has helped many patients find long term relief from chronic pain conditions such as sciatica, spinal degeneration, herniated discs, buldging discs, and arthritis.  You can find Dr. Price in Fort Walton Beach by visiting http://www.DrSeanPrice.com or call his office at 850-862-2224.)