Theresa Rose Zigler

Daughter of Christy and Mike Zigler

mallen-granddaughter


Doctor Cure Thyself by Dr. Ed Mallen, DC

Ed Mallen Chiropractor, West Palm Beach, FLGrandchildren keep us young and force us to think about the future. Annie’s daughter, Christy, my step-daughter, gave birth to the beautiful girl. We are so excited to welcome her to the family. There is always growth around us and it’s good to keep our eyes focused on improving and growing at all times.

Many years ago, I started this practice with the goal of providing quality chiropractic care at affordable prices. I wanted to help people improve their well-being and live their best lives using non-invasive and natural health care.

Over the years, I’ve built a team of caregivers who share my vision, and I’m very proud of them. Mallen Chiropractic has grown significantly.

The last time I raised prices was over five years ago, and I’m pleased that I provide one of the most reasonable clinics in the area. Yet, in order to continue to deliver the best care for our patients, it’s necessary for us to adjust our prices slightly.

The new fee schedule will go into effect on April 15. Adjustments will go up $5 from $40 to $45. Massages will go up $10 from the current $70 to $80. These remain competitive for the area.

In the meantime, you can take advantage of current prices in a package deal. I don’t push these, but we do offer them for the convenience of patients who want the option of prepaying at a significant discount.
One advantage of a package is that you might be more likely to maintain a good schedule of adjustments.
This is something I recently decided to commit to, seeing my own chiropractor on a regular basis. My body really functions much better when I do so. In any event, see below if you’re interested.
-EJM


Breaking News about Common Heartburn Medication

Heartburn is a common nuisance when stomach acid splashes into the esophagus. If it is an infrequent problem, it is likely easy to manage. However, many people suffer from chronic heartburn and take drugs to manage it. Some of these drugs may be more trouble than they’re worth.

Researchers recently found a link between proton pump inhibitors and long-term kidney damage. The study, reported in JAMA Internal Medicine, in January of this year, revealed a 20 to 50 percent higher risk of chronic kidney disease for those on the drugs versus those who did not use the drugs.

The study doesn’t show a direct cause and effect between the two. Yet, the researchers did find that with higher doses, the risk increased as well which strongly suggests that this link must be taken seriously.

Millions of people take this class of drugs to deal with heartburn symptoms. Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid are three that belong to this class of propton pump inhibitors. They relieve symptoms by reducing the amount of stomach acid. These drugs were already linked to early kidney problems, bone fractures, and severe intestinal problems. Yet, this study is more troubling.

Doctors have to weigh the benefits and the risks of any treatment and there may be instances where these drugs might be indicated. Yet, studies like this underscore the careful consideration and caution patients should use to deal with their symptoms.

The study claims that too many people are on these drugs who don’t need them. Patients on proton pump inhibitors should speak to their doctor about these new findings.

Additionally, there are options to try that are natural and safe.

The timing of meals, the types of foods eaten, and what you do between meals can all have an effect. People with heartburn are often better off eating several smaller meals rather than three big ones. Also, it’s important to not eat close to bedtime. You might try raising your chest to sleep utilizing gravity to help keep acids in the stomach.

Some studies are examining Aloe juice as an alternative to treating this issue. Results are promising.

And as it is always recommended, losing weight, exercising, and not smoking will help reduce heartburn symptoms.

If you are interested in more suggestions to treat your heartburn naturally, don’t hesitate to speak to Dr. Mallen. He has developed a natural protocol to treat patients with heartburn with great success.


Current Special: Through April 15, 2017

Chiropractic Package:
10 adjustments/$300
A savings of $100 if purchased as a package

Massage Package:
5 (50 minute) massages/$300
A savings of $50 if purchased as a package

Above package prices good until April 15, 2017 and must be used within one year of purchase. Packages purchased after April 15: 10 adj/$350, 5 massage/$350.