May 2019 Health Newsletter

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We are pleased to announce another set of healing hands has joined Newman Chiropractic. Please welcome Sherry Ezell, who has recently relocated with her husband from Kona, Hawaii! She has been licensed for over 22 years, certified in both Neuromuscular and Medical massage. She has worked closely with Neuro and Orthopedic surgeons thru the years to treat patients both pre and post surgery. And in some cases helping prevent patients from having to have surgery. She has been working with Chiorpractors for the past 12 years to treat people with chronic and acute pain. From working with cycling teams for several years to golfers and MMA fighters, her techniques are specific to pain and rehab. She also does an amazing job for the average patient like myself!  Sherry is offering all our patients a discount for their first massage, with $5 off a 30 minute and $10 off an hour massage. Currently her availability is Tuesday 3pm-7pm, Wednesdays and Fridays 8am -2 pm. She will have some Saturday appointments as needed. Please call or text her to set up your appointment at 808-494-5103.



Please join us in giving a warm welcome to our offices, Elizabeth "Niki" Smith, BSBM, LMT.  She is taking space in our suite #2, room #1 this May.  Niki moved to Arizona in July 2017 from Dupont, Washington. She is an Air Force Veteran with 14 years of service. She served 8 years as a Clinical Medical Technician and EMT and then 6 years as an Officer/Health Administrator in a Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. Niki moved to Arizona to attend Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, where she graduated as a Master Massage Practitioner with over 1000 hours of training. She considers herself as an energetic body worker and therapeutic massage therapist. Niki has a warm, motherly and intuitive touch that allows for a truly unique healing session. Her specialties include Energectic Myofascial Massage, Medical Massage, Polarity therapy, Cranial Sacral Unwinding, Reiki and Life Coaching. *UPDATE: Niki is here and ready to see patients Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9 am - 6 pm and every other Saturday 9 am - 3pm. Schedule at or call 253-576-7489

Welome Gretchen!

As many of you have heard Jeanne Dunham will be taking some time away this summer and enjoying the beautiful northwest! Her good friend and colleague Gretchen Hall will be filling in for her during the summer months. Gretchen is a native to Mesa and has practiced massage for 10 years in both Chiropractic clinics and Spa settings. She specializes in deep tissue, therapeutic and relaxation massage. She also uses reflexology and prenatal massage. Her availability will be during the day on Mondays and Saturdays and weeknight evenings upon request. Please schedule at  or by contacting Gretchen directly at 623-980-5635






Current Articles

» Awaken Your Wellness-Hemp 101-May 15th 6PM
» Pain In The Text Neck
» Walking Away Back Pain
» What’s With The “Pop”?

Awaken Your Wellness-Hemp 101-May 15th 6PM

Ever wondered what all the hype is over Hemp? For the past year I have researched and tried different topical CBD creams for arthritis in my thumb joints. Many of you are aware of this and have tried some of these same topicals to only get temporary relief.  Well the first week in April a friend introduced me to a high quality hemp extract that is broad spectrum sourced from 100% organically grown hemp. I am happy to say I have had amazing results with this new product and want to share it with as many of you as possible. Please join us to learn about the life changing benefits of the theraputic compounds in hemp, specifically CBD and the newest research on CBG. We will give you a short course on the science and introduce you to a premium-grade CBD/CBG oil utilizing the latest in sonicated nano-technology. Learn about the Endo-Cannabinoid system, phyto-cannabinoids and hemp oil. Join us Wednesday May 15th at 6pm here at our office for a very informative evening!

Author: Dr. Shanlyn Newman
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Pain In The Text Neck

Spending too much time texting?  Hooked on social media?  Have you shifted from watching movies on a TV to watching them on your shiny new tablet?  With these new habits and activities come new stresses on the body.  "Text Neck" is the not so old term used to refer to pain and irritation to the neck and upper back as one looks down at their electronic device over extended periods of time.  This poor posture with the head in the down position causes irritation and damage to the cervical spine (neck) and upper thoracic spine (upper back).  Muscles and ligaments of the neck and upper back as well as the joints of the spine are all vulnerable, resulting in pain and stiffness.  Even the nerves exiting the spine in the neck and upper back areas can become irritated, resulting in local or radiating pain into the arms.  So what to do you ask?  The first step is raising all devices so they're at eye level and avoid looking down for extended periods of time where your chin is approaching your chest.  Also, limit your time on electronic devices and ensure that while in use, you take frequent breaks every 20-30 minutes.  If you’re at the point where you are noticing pain and stiffness during or after use, there is help.  Your local doctor of chiropractic is a spinal expert and can accurately evaluate and care for a wide variety of spinal and soft tissue conditions, including text neck.  Chiropractors utilize a number of safe and natural treatments focused on restoring motion and balance back to the spine and supporting soft tissues, eliminating the associated pain.  If you believe you might be suffering from text neck or another spinal/soft tissue disorder, call your local chiropractor today for a non-obligation evaluation today!

Source:, May 2019.
Copyright: LLC 2019

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Walking Away Back Pain

European researchers have supporting evidence that moderate physical activity is beneficial for many people with acute low back pain. In a recent study, researchers found back pain sufferers had a reduction in their level of back pain after 10-15 minutes of treadmill walking at a self-selected speed. A word or caution: Those suffering from back pain should always seek the advise of their licensed chiropractor or other health care professional prior to initiating any physical activity when pain is present. Only a licensed health care provider can determine if physical activity is safe and/or appropriate for your particular condition.

Source: European Spine Journal 2003; Vol. 12, No. 2.
Copyright: 2003

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What’s With The “Pop”?

If you've been to a chiropractor in the past, you may have noticed that your chiropractic procedure was associated with a popping sound. This sound is actually quite normal and is created by the negative pressure within the joint resulting in the release of nitrogen gas. In fact, this is what occurs when cracking your knuckles. With certain chiropractic procedures delivered by licensed doctors of chiropractic, this noise is completely normal. However, there are many times when the popping sound isn't heard. New research performed to evaluate neck pain and the presence of an audible "pop" heard immediately following the chiropractic procedure indicates the lack of an audible "pop" does not necessarily contribute to the reduction of pain or overall effect on the nervous system. In other words, that audible "pop" is not required to get great results!

Source: JMPT. Vol. 34, Issue 1. January 2011.
Copyright: LLC 2011

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