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La Mesa Chiropractor | La Mesa chiropractic care | CA | Health Information

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                                                       Gary M. McDowell, DC, CCSP, QME
          Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner | Qualified Medical Evaluator

8300 University Avenue
    La Mesa, CA 91942 
       619-670-7700

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Please use this section of our Web site to educate and inform yourself and family about the health issues that affect you daily. We will update this information from time to time to keep it up to date and relevant to the subjects that interest you. If you have any questions concerning anything you read in this section, please contact us and we will be more than happy to answer your questions.

Chiropractors believe that when your body is in a state of homeostasis, or balance, all of its varied systems function properly to repair or reverse injury or disease.

It is a holistic approach to patient care, one that focuses on a patient's total wellness, or well-being, instead of specific diseases, or ailments. This intricate physiological and biochemical interrelationship among various parts of your body-including its spinal, musculoskeletal, neurological, and vascular systems-is what chiropractors dedicate themselves to exploring and treating, with special attention to nutrition, exercise, and healthy emotional and environmental relationships. When one or more of these systems is impaired, your body ceases to function normally and your resistance to disease is compromised.

Lifestyle counseling is a critical part of what chiropractic care involves-from providing advice on lifting techniques, sleep, posture, exercise, and nutrition and diet, to ergonomic work environments and sports and recreational injury prevention.

Exercise and other kinds of physical activity can go far in keeping your body strong and healthy, able to fight disease and ward off injuries from pulling, pushing and lifting. A healthy and fit body also generally recovers faster from injury and pain. Like exercise, proper nutrition provides a wealth of benefits-both physical and emotional-that contribute to your body's strength and its ability to ward off disease and disability. A healthy diet translates into a healthy body; the proper mix of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are the best recipe for ensuring your skeletal, muscular, nervous and circulatory systems function smoothly.

These articles are meant to be a starting point in your quest for better health and wellness. We encourage you to continue your health education by reading books, magazine articles and following local and national news stories. If you discover some information that you think would be of interest to others, please forward the information, and we'll look into incorporating it into our site.

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La Mesa Chiropractor | Health Information. Dr. Gary McDowell is a La Mesa Chiropractor.