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Over 75% of us will experience foot problems in our lives. It's no wonder, considering that our feet endure 5 TONS of pressure every year. In this episode, discover:

--How your back, neck, or knee pain may be connected to problems in your feet.

--How chiropractic care should be your first option in treating foot problems (such as Plantar Fasciitis, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Hallux Valgus (bunions), Shin Splints, & Iliotibial Band Syndrome).

--The computerized analysis that can diagnose one of 45 abnormal motions in the feet.

--The treatment that Dr. Prather days has "almost 100% results" in improving circulation and has even helped patients avoid amputation of toes and feet.

--Why oncologists refer patients to Dr. Prather to help with the neuropathy that comes as a side-effect of chemotherapy.

--How custom orthotics retrain and rehabilitate the function of feet.

--The mineral that Dr Prather "has not had an exception" in eliminating foot odor.

--How neuropathy and nutrition are linked.

--Why women have more feet problems than men (and why flip-flops and baby shoes can harm feet).



18.6 million people visit the doctor every year with knee problems--the most common musculoskeletal complaint. Knee problems can cause additional issues in the feet and lower back. In this episode, discover:

--Why Dr. Prather has a high success rate in treating knee issues.

--How knee misalignment is the fundamental issue of knee problems (even AFTER surgery).

--Why your low back pain might be caused by knee misalignment.

--The effectiveness of treatments such as Chiropractic, Acupuncture. Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound, and Diathermy.

--How a torn meniscus can be healed without surgery, and why surgery does NOT fix a tear (but actually damages it more).

--Why athletes should have chiropractic knee adjustments on a regular basis to avoid injury.

--The various knee problems such as Osgood-Schlatter Disease, Patellar Tendinitis, Ligament injuries, Bursitis, and Arthritis.

--Why a nutritional imbalance (low Copper, low Manganese, or low Vitamin C) can be a cause of knee problems.

--The story of a gentleman who was told he needed surgery on his knee, but no longer does after Dr. Prather's treatment.

--The EFAC Cream that helps patients find relief from joint pain.



We are in Week #8 of our series, "Your Health From Head To Toe". The hips are too often overlooked as a problem for those with low back or leg pain. In this episode, you'll learn:

--How hips are the root cause of a patient's problem 30% of the time, but only diagnosed correctly 5% of the time.

--That hip replacement surgeries are doubling every few years.

--Why Dr. Prather says hip misalignment is the reason for increasing hip problems.

--How most of the imaging is done on the low back, while imaging of the hip is neglected (which too often leads to a misdiagnosis).

--Why a doctor MUST be able to reproduce a patient's pain for a correct diagnosis.

--The consequences of misdiagnosing a hip issue, such as unnecessary surgery or treatments without any benefit.

--How the life of a hip replacement is about 15 years. And how the second hip replacement surgery does not go as well as the first one.

--That recovery time after a hip surgery can be cut by 50% with proper Chiropractic care.

--Why proper nutrients and minerals can reduce the amount of pain medication a patient needs.

--Why Dr. Prather says chiropractic combined with rehab is necessary for long-term results so that the problem does not have to be fixed again.



We are in Week #7 of our series, "Your Health From Head To Toe". Low Back Pain is the #2 reason for all doctor visits, costing the economy in $50 billion direct costs and $100 billion in indirect costs EVERY YEAR. In this episode, you'll learn:

--That 50% of all people will have an episode of Low Back Pain every year, with the number of people dealing with back pain on the rise every year.

--Why you are more likely to suffer from back pain if you work in a sitting position.

--How the cause of Low Back Pain is only correctly diagnosed 1-out-of-9 times! And why Dr. Prather's examination differs from the traditional medical model.

--The best treatments for Low Back Pain: Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy/Exercise, and Massage. And why recent Standards of Care for Low Back Pain have been changed away from prescription opiates.

--Why Dr. Prather says prescription opiates actually CAUSE increased pain. Plus, how Acupuncture increases the body's own natural opiate production, decreases inflammation, speeds up healing time, and causes scar tissue to go away.

--How studies by orthopedic surgeons show that surgical patients for back pain always have a WORSE long-term outcome compared to those who do not have surgeries.

--Why The Prather Practice is able to achieve success with Low Back Pain by using a combination of treatments and a team-based approach of therapists.

--The low numbers of patients over Dr. Prather's 30-year career that required a referral for surgery.

--The Auriculotherapy Therapy treatment that is "the most proven therapy in the entire world" that is "extremely good for Low Back Pain and Sciatica".

--The over 200 Homeopathic, Herbal, and Enzyme remedies in The Prather Practice natural pharmacy that are more effective than pharmaceuticals (and without the dangerous side-effects of drugs).



We are in Week #6 of our series, "Your Health From Head To Toe". In a world where people spend more time working on computers, there are increasing issues in wrist and elbow Repetitive Strain Injuries. In this episode, you'll discover:

--The main elbow and shoulder conditions, such as: Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's elbow), Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis elbow), Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

--How Carpal Tunnel is misdiagnosed 40% of the time--causing the surgery to fail--when the real problem is the palmaris longus muscle.

--The difference between disease care (drugs and surgery) and Structure/Function care in treating these issues.

-How a chiropractic adjustment can provide "instantaneous" and "immediate" relief from these issues.

--Why Acupuncture is the best method to deal with inflammation and provides results "quicker than any other method". 

--How Trigger Point Therapy can release muscles that are in chronic spasm. 

--The benefits of treatments such as ultrasound, diathermy, electrical stimulation, and liniments. 

--How Vitamin B-6 (the nerve vitamin) can provide relief for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and why Manganese and Copper can have a huge effect on tendon and ligament strength.

--The stretches and exercises that help wrist and elbow issues. (And why rehab of injuries does NOT have to be painful.)

--How to prevent injuries of the wrist and elbow.




We're in Week #5 of our series, "Your Health From Head To Toe". Dr. Prather says that you are "almost as old as your spine". 80% of us will be sidelined at some point in our lives because of back problems. It's the #2 reason for missed work. In this episode, find out:

--How to avoid unnecessary pain and unnecessary expense by maintaining your spinal health.

--How the upper-cervical area of your spine impacts your entire nervous system.

--Why untreated spinal injuries can lead to long-term degeneration. (And why too many hospitals wrongly tell accident victims they are fine after an accident.)

--That you'll have a 40% chance of having surgery if you see an orthopedic surgeon, but only a .5% chance of having surgery if you see a chiropractor first.

--That one study showed 50% of young men had a bulging disc. But just because you have a bulged disc does not necessarily mean you'll have a problem with it. (Plus, how SMOKING can cause a bulged dic.)

--The natural anti-inflammatories that work better than pharmaceuticals without the side effects. Plus, how acupuncture relieves inflammation.

--How chiropractic adjustments have a bigger impact on blood pressure than pharmaceuticals. And how they also help asthma, ear infections, and stomach pains because of the change in the nervous system. (And the story of the patient whose acne cleared up because of the adjustments!)

--Why ADD and ADHD can be settled down by chiropractic adjustments, and how autism is impacted by an improper flow of cerebrospinal fluid.

--Why decompression therapy is a cheaper and more effective option than surgery to treat protruding or bulging discs in the back or neck. Plus, how it puts the body into healing mode and "reverses the aging process".




We're in Week #4 of our series, "Your Health From Head To Toe". Dr. Prather says about half of his patients have some sort of shoulder or arm condition, many of whom have given up on finding relief from past injuries. In this episode, you'll learn:

--Why Dr. Prather has about a 90% success rate with shoulder and arm issues, even getting improvement in situations like Rheumatoid Arthritis that have severe damage.

--How the combination of a broad array of treatments offered at The Prather Practice is the key to their successful results.

--How to reduce your chance of having surgery from 25% to 2%, plus have better outcomes compared to the surgical option. (Hint: Which doctor you see FIRST makes all the difference.)

--Why Structure-Function health care is vital for those with repetitive motion injuries, such as athletes. And the difference between Passive Care and Active Care, BOTH of which are necessary for patients.

--How Acupuncture is an excellent anti-inflammatory and stimulates healing (even eliminating scar tissue both externally and internally). And why Acupuncture is a better option for pain relief than addictive opioid drugs.

--The "Rapid Release” tool (nicknamed "the muscle mower") that helps break up scar tissue and muscle tension in a relaxing way that patients love.

--How patients benefit from treatments such as Diathermy, Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation, Auriculotherapy, and Microcurrent.

--How "Trigger Points" can cause pain and dysfunction. Plus, the Trigger Point therapies Dr. Prather uses to provide relief to his patients.

--Why it is so important for patients to be supervised when doing precise rehabilitation exercises in the Active Care phase of treatment.

--Why Dr. Prather finds Carpal Tunnel is more often than not Palmaris Longis Syndrome. And how Dr. Prather is able to help his patients find a more effective alternative to surgery.



Dr. Prather calls it "THE most important thing you can do for your health." The Atlas Orthogonal Adjustment is a gentle chiropractic adjustment of the first vertebrae in your spine. In fact, 80% of us need this adjustment without even realizing it. In this episode, you'll discover:

--How the Atlas Chiropractic Adjustment impacts the lower brain stem in one of the most important areas of the body, controlling all systems of the body.

--Why it is considered the most difficult adjustment to make in the body.

--Dr. Prather's own personal testimony how this adjustment helped his Graves' Disease as a young man and inspired him to help others.

--The two systems in the body that must be working properly for the rest of the body to work correctly.

--Why television personality Montel Williams called the Atlas Orthogonal Adjustment "the greatest thing that ever happened " to him to relieve his symptoms from Multiple Sclerosis.

--How the technique helps any type of nerve problems, central nervous system issues, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), high blood pressure, headaches, migraines, ADD/ADHD, seizures, digestive problems, and vision issues.

--How a young woman's acne was even helped by the Atlas Orthogonal Adjustment, and how it helped solve a 12-year-old boy's bed wetting problem.

--Why everyone should be checked for this adjustment at least once a year.

--The testimony from a patient who was involved in a car accident and credits the Atlas Orthogonal Adjustment as the procedure "that changed everything" and gave him 100% improvement.



We are in part 2 of our series called "Your Health From Head To Toe".  80% of us will have TMJ in our lives, often being unaware that is the cause of our health issues. In this episode, discover:

--How TMJ is one of the joints that gives feedback to the brain about where the body is, giving it a global effect on the body. And how your jaw actually contains a disc.

--The surprising emotional effect of the jaw due to a nerve that goes directly to the brain's emotional center. (It's why the jaw tightens when you get tense or nervous.)

--Why TMJ is connected to suicides, and the amazing story that inspired Dr. Prather to get involved in treating TMJ even as a student.

--How you MUST have the Atlas (the first vertebrae in your neck) properly aligned in order to fix TMJ. And how TMJ causes pelvis, shoulder, and elbow problems.

--How TMJ is a major cause of unresolved headaches, and how Dr. Prather usually knows the source of headaches just hearing the patient describe them in the consultation.

--The gentle adjustment techniques Dr. Prather invented himself for TMJ that feel like a "puff of air" to the patient.

--Why Acupuncture is extremely helpful in relieving TMJ, especially in helping inflammation and with "immediate results".

--How Auriculotherapy (micro-current stimulation of ear Acupuncture points) is "the most proven treatment in the entire world" and how it helps long-term TMJ patients.

--That lymphatic congestion connects to TMJ and vertigo issues. And how short-wave Diathermy helps drain lymphatic congestion.

--The exercises you can do to help TMJ. And what you should do when you wake up in the morning to release the jaw muscle. Plus, the supplements helpful for TMJ.



We begin a 10-week series called "Your Health From Head To Toe" with a discussion on Headaches.  90% of all Americans will have a headache at least once this year. But 45 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches (meaning between 10 and 15 days every month). In this episode, find out:

--How 75% of chronic headache sufferers give up on seeking medical help after 3 years because they find no relief.

--The different types of headaches, both primary (tension, migraines, and cluster) and secondary.

--How Chiropractic adjustments are the best treatment for cervicogenic headaches, specifically the Atlas Orthogonal Adjustment of the top neck vertebrae in which Dr. Prather specializes.

--The role TMJ has in headaches, especially in the temple area. And the specialized Chiropractic adjustment technique for TMJ that Dr. Prather invented.

--How Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, and Massage can help with headaches.

--The role hormones, food allergies, and mineral imbalances can play in migraine headaches.

--That one of the side effects of prescription drugs for headaches is...rebound headaches! And why prescription drugs should NOT be relied upon by those with chronic headaches.

--The tests and exam diagnostics you should have done to determine the root cause of your headaches. And why patients found relief at The Prather Practice after being unsuccessful in finding help at some of the top headache clinics in the world.

--How headaches can indicate something more serious and the symptoms you should especially be aware of.

--How hypoglycemia can be a cause of unexplained headaches along with dizziness and shakes.



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