Welcome To Enso Chiropractic
A Chiropractor in Meridian, Idaho
Applying Chiropractic To Treat The Body As A Whole
What Makes Enso Different?
Enso Chiropractic has implemented multiple therapies to enhance patient relief. Dr. Summers uses chiropractic adjustment techniques such as Thompson, Diversified, and Chiropractic BioPhysics. But to compound on the Chiropractic adjustments, Enso Chiropractic utilizes:
- Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy
- Traction Therapy
- Nutrition Testing And Supplementation
- VibraCussor Massage Unit
The use of all of these various therapies allows Dr. Summers to treat the individual components of the body as it’s own defined piece of the greater unit. Dr. Summers treats each patient for their own unique situation, with the necessary and most effective techniques to return their body to a natural state of homeostasis.
If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort, or are experiencing a condition that other doctors haven’t seemed to have been able to fix, give us a call at 208-887-4747. Or, if you have a question and are unable to afford the time to make a call, email [email protected]
Meet Doctor Wade SummersDr. Wade Summers was born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho. As the third oldest of seven siblings, he attained his high school diploma at Skyline High School. Upon graduating high school, he served a church mission in New Zealand. When he returned home, he attended Ricks College (now known as BYU-I) and graduated with an Associates degree in Psychology. To continue his education, Dr. Summers attended Boise State University, and soon after graduating with his Bachelor’s degree, he met his now wife Heidal, still going strong sixteen years later. After having their first daughter, their first child together, and with his wife’s unending support and dedication, Dr. Summers began his journey of becoming a doctor.They sold their small business and moved to Dallas, Texas, where Dr. Summers enrolled in the Chiropractic College at Parker University. After graduating with a Doctorate of Chiropractic, Dr. Summers stayed in Dallas to work and study under some of the best doctor’s produced by his now Alma Mater. When the opportunity arose, and his education and advanced training was complete, Dr. Summers and his family (which was now one greater with the addition of their second daughter) moved back to Meridian, Idaho, and opened Enso Chiropractic.Dr. Summers’ passion as a doctor stems from the lack of health education in our culture today. Seeing society around him fall sick to unhealthy habits in nutrition, exercise and physical wellbeing, Dr. Summers was motivated to gain degrees in Psychology, Nutrition, and Advanced Anatomy. The culmination of his education was a Doctorate of Chiropractic. It is his formal education in these specialties that allows Dr. Summers to truly live out his motto; To Treat The Body As A Whole.
Natural Pain Relief – A Clear Path to a Better Life
Did you know, the number one cause of trips to see a general practice medical professional is low-back pain? Given our modern lifestyles, and our attraction to sitting down (car, office, car, couch, repeat) this might come as no surprise. However, when the pain sets in and the doctor is seen, we encounter a couple of major hurdles. Namely; frequent misdiagnoses of a true cause of our pain, and resulting poor remedies. For true pain relief, visiting a chiropractor who does more than just adjustments is the ideal choice.
You see, the problem with modern medicine, and a visit to a general wellness clinic for an issue like chronic low-back pain, is that patients are diagnosed and treated for the symptom, without addressing the cause of the problem itself. In most cases, the course of action by our trusted medical professionals is to manually “turn off” the symptom, rather than to fix the underlying problem. If a patient is experiencing low back pain, there are two paths of action; determine which actions throughout the day caused the back pain initially and address the resulting dysfunction, or disconnect the neural signals triggering the brain to experience the pain.
The true daunting characteristic of modern medicine, in our big-pharma inspired world, is that our MD’s have been primarily trained to assess symptoms (pain, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression etc.) in terms of a correlated chemical deficiency, and prescribe their regulated remedies (Zoloft, Chantix, OxyContin, Xanax, etc.). We are led to believe that our chronic pain is caused, or at least cured, by a lack of a chemical in our bloodstream, and that if we were to just supplement with an opium derived narcotic, we will be “healed”.
While it is undeniable that these medications do a great job of shutting off the signal to the brain that something is wrong, this result is akin to placing dark tape over a check engine light. Yes, you are no longer being made immediately aware that you are experiencing impending mechanical failure, but you are no less liable to blowing a head gasket the next time you attempt to merge on the freeway.
To carry on the analogy, the only way to truly avoid a catastrophic, expensive (painful to boot) situation is to visit a trained mechanic who can properly assess and remedy your situation. The body is no different. Pain is a signal from the body to the brain that something is incongruent and needs to be remedied. It is one solution to place tape over the check engine light and carry on, it is another to fix the problem before it manifests itself as something disastrous.
We at Enso Chiropractic believe that maintaining proper spinal integrity, and overall health of the nervous system, will allow the body to operate pain free and in an optimal state of health. However, if you are in pain, we have solutions to get you immediately out of it that are above and beyond just a chiropractic adjustment such as the following:
To discuss our therapies for pain relief, or to inquire about a total wellness exam, call us today! Just dial 208-887-4747, or press the call now button below!
Holistic Nutrition in an incomplete world
The twenty-first century allows advancements in technology, medicine and agriculture that provide us with a quality of life that has never been paralleled in the known records of human history. However, there is a double-edged sword to such rapid expansion of our species. Yes, our modern methods of agriculture allow us to grow food at an astounding rate and yes, we are able to place a greater number of calories in the mouths of many more people, for a far cheaper price. However, the majority of foods we are accustomed to eating are nutritionally hollow. This is not a knock on any one, or anything. But this honest observation of the lack of nutritional integrity in our modern diets, is the root cause of the majority of the illness that we see today. In a society of such comprehensive abundance, our lack of principled holistic nutrition is astounding.
The Center for Diseases and Prevention (CDC), in the October 31, 2008 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, reports the findings that the incidence of newly onset diagnosed diabetes in U.S. adults increased by an astounding 90% in the decade from 1997-2007.. This drastic increase is not seen in just diabetes. According to the CDC in 2016, close to 66% of adults were overweight, with 30% being certifiably obese, and the numbers are continuing to rise. The rising rates of these conditions are not only robbing our quality of life, but are literally robbing lives.
According to the CDC, there were roughly 215,000 deaths due to cancer in the year 1950. That number skyrocketed to roughly 600,000 in the year 2014, despite the rapid rise in quality of medical care. About 610,000 people die in the U.S. every year from heart disease, that is one out of every four deaths. The key factors for heart disease are high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking. About half of all Americans have at least one of these symptoms, and all three of these symptoms are diet related. Several other key indicators of heart disease are diabetes, obesity, poor diet, and excessive alcohol use – again, all diet.
Nutrition: more than meets the eye
One of the most important reasons to have a proper diet, aside from health and fitness, is maintaining the health of our digestive tract. Studies are being released weekly that link the gut microbiome (bacteria, both good and bad, in the digestive tract) and the human mind together, known as the gut-brain axis. Here is just one example. The human gut is often referred to as the “second brain”, and science is confirming that the bacteria in our digestive tract are a leading cause in what we experience as cravings. These bacteria essentially trick our bodies into craving the foods that keep them alive.
The health of the gut flora in mammals is directly linked to their physical well-being (it’s no wonder why dogs are such big fans of the smell test). The rise in popularity of probiotics and anti-inflammatory diets marks the fact that a tide is turning when it comes to how we approach our gut health. But the first steps to taking control of our gut biome, is to take control of our diet. Eating a diet rich in probiotics with fermented foods such as kimchi and sauerkraut, drinks such as kombucha and kefir, or whole food probiotic supplements, is a great way to make sure we ingest the bacteria our body needs. Doing so not only impacts the state of our gut and our health, but has a vast impact on our emotions and mental health as well.
Finally, what we can do about it.
Proper nutrition is about maintaining a proper balance of macro and micro nutrients, and achieving it in the most effective time structure for our own body. But the most important part of any proper nutritional program is the presence of a diverse selection of micro nutrients consumed daily. This is accomplished through sourcing a diverse assortment of fresh food (organic is best, but any is better than none) and properly raised meat (antibiotic and hormone free if possible) for consumption. If one is unable to eat the ideal diet in terms of types of food they consume, then supplementing with whole food supplements (and yes, the whole food part is the key) is a viable option as well. Supplements are a modern marvel, and if sourced correctly, can nearly make up for the lack of diversity in one’s diet.
The point of this article isn’t to point fingers about food choices, or to grand stand about nutritional knowledge. Our objective is to highlight the importance in understanding your own body, and doing your best to supply it with the proper food, vitamins and minerals that it needs to operate at a peak capacity. Whether this is done with a proper diet, or proper supplementation, having a diverse diet that is rich in micronutrients will have more effect on our quality of life than nearly all other decisions.
Dr. Summers understands the role of diet in overall health better than most. With a degree in nutrition and a passion formed in watching those closest to him fall ill, due in large part to diet, it has become a mission of his to establish protocols to help his patients find their easiest path to optimal holistic health. Listed below are some of the revolutionary practices Dr. Summers utilizes, and links to the pages that detail them more.
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