February 17, 2015

New Technology Helps Relieve Pain

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – Dr. Marty Rukeyser, a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist is excited to announce the first Acoustic Compression Therapy technology on the Treasure Coast is now available at Life Chiropractic. The PiezoWave machine uses focused sound waves to treat the areas of pain. It is extremely effective in treating pain caused by joint injury or inflammation even in chronic conditions that have failed other types of treatment. “We have used the new technology successfully to treat conditions in the neck, spine, shoulders, elbows, wrists, ankles, knees and hips,” stated Dr. Marty Rukeyser. This new system uses the same technology that is used in breaking up kidney stones. By creating a sound wave that can be focused inside tendons, ligaments, cartilage, muscle or bone, our system […]
January 6, 2015
Health Insurance?

A Little Bit About Insurance

One of the most common questions we get from new patients is “Do you accept my insurance?”  They are under the impression that if we don’t they can’t come see us.  This could not be further from the truth! Our office offers affordable fees for patients with or without insurance.   We can check on your plan and let you know what coverage you have, including what your deductible and co-payments are.  The deductible is the portion of your medical care that you must pay out of pocket before the insurance pays anything.  After that insurance will pay a portion of the bill based on what your co-payment is.  The co-payment is the amount that you have to pay out of pocket every time you visit the doctor even […]
January 5, 2015
Thyroid Disease

Thyroid Disease

If you’re overweight and tired you’ve probably suspected that it’s your thyroid. It’s just one of those things. In fact I have worked with more than a few patients that were excited when I told them they had problems with their thyroid. It was such a relief to know there was a reason for all their struggles. The thyroid is a gland in the front of your neck that’s pretty much the gas pedal for the whole body. The hormones that are made in the thyroid tell all the other parts of the body to do their jobs. So when the thyroid is working right your body burns calories doing all the things it should: growing, healing, moving, staying alert and warm. When it is working too slow […]
January 5, 2015
Gluten Free

To gluten or not to gluten, that is the question

  Gluten free products are advertised more and more as a healthy alternative but most people don’t understand what gluten is or if they should be worried about it.  Gluten is a protein found in healthy foods like wheat, barley, rye, and wheat varieties like spelt, kamut, farro and durum, plus products like bulgar and semolina.  In addition to being in breads and pastas gluten is used in many packaged foods, soups and sauces as a filler or as a thickening agent.  Checking the labels on processed foods is the only way to find ingredients that contain gluten.  Look for the grains mentioned above plus:  brewer’s yeast, oats, and malt.  Oats don’t contain gluten but are most often contaminated with it by being processed on the same equipment […]