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Chiropractic Miracles

I enjoy working on my patients to get them out of pain and back to the activities that they were previously unable to do.  And yet, it’s those miracle cases that are particularly satisfying. I recently had a patient whose mother brought her in so that I could work on … Read more…

Eat as Much as You Want and Lose Weight

We were having dinner with some friends recently.  One of them complained that she was having trouble losing weight.  She said this as she scooped a large amount of white rice onto her plate.  While this is not surprising, we were eating Burmese food, it perfectly underscored the issue at … Read more…

High Functioning People

I have always been fascinated by those who seem to function at a higher level than the average person. They lead more interesting lives. They get more things done. They seem more present and aware.  I do think a person’s state of health has quite a bit to do with … Read more…

My Walk of Temptation

Things started innocently enough when I went for a walk one evening.  It was just before dinner so I was definitely hungry. For the past year, I have changed my diet to eliminate carbs in the form of grains (breads, pastas, etc.) and most definitely simple sugars, not only candy … Read more…

Dr. Zollner Gets Sciatica

For the first time in my life I experienced sciatica. I must say it came as a surprise for me to feel that intense pain shooting down my right leg. It began all of a sudden after a day of working on patients. This is not to say I have not … Read more…

Influence of Sleep on Chiropractic Care

I have been sleeping so much better lately. It all began about a month ago when it was time to replace our old bedroom curtains. All this time I had been following the advice I give to my patients regarding getting plenty of high quality sleep. To this end, we … Read more…

Patience in Chiropractic Care

I find that I’m sometimes more impatient than my own patients for their complaints to get better. Just the other day I was working on a patient who had developed sciatica (pain from the low back running down one or both legs). Any time a condition involves radiating pain, whether it’s … Read more…

Purpose

Just a few weeks ago, I had one of those patient encounters that literally brought tears to my eyes. I had been working on an eight-year-old child. Her parents brought her in because she had been suffering from pain in her back for several years. X-rays performed by a medical … Read more…

Staying Young

I turned 49 just a couple months back. I know I won’t get much sympathy from a lot of my patients who are older than that. But I must confess it hit me harder than I thought it would.  If you have a mathematical tendency like I do, you look … Read more…

Ideal Exercise

Many times a patient will ask me what I did over the weekend. I’m often a bit hard put to come up with anything concrete beyond the fact that I did errands or some reading. But one of the things I usually do, as part of my continuing efforts to … Read more…

How to Improve Balance

I was hiking a trail in Yosemite during Thanksgiving this year.  As I walked along relishing the fresh air and the beauty around me, I soon became aware that navigating a rough trail is very different than walking on flat concrete.  It’s more work.  I realized that I had to use … Read more…

Dr. Zollner’s Goals in Providing Chiropractic Care

My favorite part of being a chiropractor is working with patients – helping them get better and seeing the changes in their lives. My least favorite is writing reports and doing the paperwork that seems to come with any sort of modern healthcare practice. I recently started using a voice … Read more…