Archive for August, 2011

Why Are You Tired All The Time But Still Normal?

Hello Everyone,

Today we will begin our article series on Thyroid Success.

I have a question for you.  Why do you think that many people suffer from thyroid symptoms when their lab tests are still normal?  Why would someone still have thyroid symptoms when the TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is between .35 and 5.0 which is the “normal lab range?”

Most likely, the physician ordering the tests only ordered one thyroid test, which is the TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone).  The doc may have ordered other metabolic tests such as a CBC, Lipid panel, etc…but as far as the thyroid is concerned, many times the TSH is the only one ordered.  Once the TSH is seen to be in between the broad range of .35 to .5 then you are considered normal, there is nothing wrong with you.  But- and this is a huge “but”– the optimal level or “functiional level” for TSH is 1.8 to 3.0.

So you could still be normal in the eyes of medicine and typical normal values but abnormal in the functional or optimal range.

Normally it is only when your range is above 5.0 that your medical doctor will put you on a thyroid hormone such as Synthroid or the generic levothyroxine.

But as I mentioned, in a typical physicians eyes, if your thyroid TSH is within .35 to 5.0 then YOU ARE NORMAL!  There is nothing wrong with you.  “It’s all in your head!”

Even though you may be experiencing thyroid symptoms: extreme fatigue, hair falling out, intolerance to cold, easy weight gain, etc…you are NORMAL!  Well, you and I both know that someone suffering from these symptoms are not normal!  If you were, you wouldnt be suffering from these symptoms.

You could be within the normal .35 to 5.0 but still be outside of the normal functional range of 1.8 to 3.0.

Your TSH level could be at 4.2, and that is why you are having the problem; it is outside the “optimal” or “functional” range.

The same is true for any other of the thyroid blood tests such as total thyroxine (TT4), Free Thyroxine index (FTI), Free Thyroxine (FT4), Free Triodothyroxine (FT3), and the three or four other tests that need to be run on your thyroid to get to the exact cause of your problem.

If you know someone who is suffering from thyroid symptoms or has a thyroid condition, have them give us a call at 850-862-2224 for a free consultation.

Tomorrow we will be talking about the most common cause of hypothyroid in the U.S….

See You then,

Dr. Price


Pain vs. Problem

Hello Everyone,

In today’s article I am going to continue from  yesterday’s article, and I am going to explain to you why your symptom is not the most important thing to me….

But first….thank you for all of the interest in the our new “8.0 Spa” in Destin.  A lot of you are taking advantage of our invitation to come in this week for our pre-launch week.  Our Spa in Destin is unique because it is invitaiton only.  And I am giving all of you the first invitations.  We are almost out of our 17 $30 Gift Certificates that I purchased for the First 17 of you.  These can be used toward any service that you receive by Friday of this week.  If you call to get a gift certificate and they are all gone, you are still invited to come out for some wonderful pampering, it will just be at full price.  Call the office at 862-2224 to schedule your appointment today.

Ok….back to the subject at hand.  So the best way to illustrate pain vs. problem is this.  I have three patients that come in to see me:

Patient number 1:  30 year old male suffering from Sciatica (pain shooting down the leg)

Patient number 2:  25 year old female complaining of constipation.

Patient number 3:  50 year old male complaining of erectile dysfunction.

All three of these patients come in to the office.  I sit down with them and do a detailed history.  I do a customized detailed neurological and orthopedic exam.  I shoot their x-rays.

Three different patietns…three different complaints…it makes sense that I would go to the protocols for treating constipation, erectile dysfunction, and sciatica and come up with three different treatment plans. This make sense right?

This would be the procedure if I was treating the “pain” or the “symptom” or the “named condition”.  However…as Chiropractors we are trained to treat the “problem.”  The problem with all three of these Chiropractic patients was a subluxation in the Lumbar Spine, putting pressure on the Lumbar nerve, cause three different expressions of the problem.

Would laxatives, or viagra, or pain pills have fixed this problem?  No, they would have “handled” the symptom…which would have allowed the problem to continue to get worse, and cause more symptoms.

You see, as chiropractors, we do not treat symptoms.  I absolutely do not treat erectile dysfunction, constipation, asthma, infertility, and so on.  I dont even really treat sciatica.  I do not treat symptoms.  I treat cause…. I clear the nerve interferenc in the body and allow the body to heal itself.

This is where the miracles happen.  This is how we change lives.  Once the body begins to heal itself…all kinds of cool stuff happens.

Lets make some cool stuff happen to you today….come on by for an adjustment.

See you soon,

Dr. Price

Do Chiropractors Care About Your Pain?

Hello Everyone,

Happy Monday!  I hope you all got the kids off to school safely today.  I cannot believe that summer is already over.

Just a quick reminder, dont forget to come by or call the office to get your $30 Gift Certificate to our new Spa in Destin.  This gift

certificate is good for any esthetician service at the spa and you will get yours when you schedule your first appt this week.  This is

our prelaunch week and we are trying to work out the kinks, so I paid for 17 of these gift certificates and I still have a few left…so

come by the office tonight or call me to schedule your service and I will make sure you get your gift certificate.

So back to today’s article.  Have you ever heard that Chiropractors are not really interested in your symptoms?  That Chiropractors are

not really interested in your pain?

Well, the truth is, we are very interested in how you feel.  Your relief is very important to us.  We are trained, however, to take it

one step further.  We are not just looking at your symptoms, we are looking at your FUNCTION!  You see, symptoms are easy to get rid of,

but if you dont return proper function…your body will continue to “mal” function….and your symptoms will return (or some other

manifestation of your problem will occur)

We are trained to help restore normal function.  When you restore normal function then the body can heal itself.  When the body heals

itself then you are able to best fulfill your purpose on this earth.

So…are Chiropractors interested in symptoms?  Absolutely….but it is not just about your back pain, neck pain or headaches…it is

about getting your full health back…that is what we are trained to focus on.

In tomorrows article we will talk about the difference between your pain vs. your problem….and what to do about it.

Have a great day!

Dr. Price

Lets Talk Arnold

Today I want to talk about Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Now I’m NOT going to talk about the recent news
about his personal problems etc – but about what got
him to the top of everyone’s awareness, and how he’ll
probably recover from his pending divorce and
status problems.

Arnold has been quoted as saying:

“The last three or four reps is what makes the
muscles grow. The area of pain divides the
champion from someone else who is not a champion.

That’s what most people lack: having the guts to
go on and just say they’ll go through the pain no
matter what happens. Strength does not come from
winning. Your struggles develop your strengths.
When you go through hardships and decide not to
surrender, that is strength.”

And when I look back at every successful person, I
see this as being true.

Every single one of those people went through massive

Just think of some names you know… Richard Branson.
Sam Walton. AND Ray Kroc.

All of them struggled…”

Dr. Erich

(My words now…) As Dr. Erich continued he was speaking in
terms of business and the struggles that go along with it….

However, this same philosophy and concept can be applied to
your health, your relationships, whatever challenges you have
in your life.  After all, your challenges are what become your
“testimonials” after you have overcome them.

Whatever your health challenges are…get out of your comfort zone
and do what is necessary.  Get your regular adjustments and
massages.  Adjust your diet if need be.  Get regular exercise.

If you are comfortable you are not growing as a person.
YOu are sitting in your comfort zone and it is only when
we step out of our comfort zone that we can reach new

Have a great Monday!

Dr. Price

P.S.)  As you all know, Kelly and I have partnered
with the Rankins to open 8.0 Spa in Destin.  We are
about to open the doors to our unique spa concept in
about 2 weeks.  8.0’s will be a unique concept and I would
like to offer you an invitation to be the first to
take advantage of our awesome services.

We are scheduling for Esthetician services (facials and
skin rejuvination) right now.  If you take advantage of
my personal invitation to you by Thursday September 1 then
I will arrange to have a $30 Gift Certificate waiting for
you when you come in for your appointment.

Since this is a new business with a lot of start up costs
I can only arrange for 17 of these Gift Certificates, so
call us at 862-2224 to schedule your appointment, right now
before you forget!

I Think She Otter Feel Better