Dr. Kelly Baltuska’s Chiropractic Treatment Table

This is my favorite piece of equipment. (Besides my hands)

ChiropracticTable                   Here is my Leander Motorized Flexion-Distraction and Motion Adjusting Chiropractic Table. It was built in Lawrence, Kansas. This table allows me to adjust the patient while their spine is in a continuous, automated, passive flexion motion. This provides a smooth, predictable and repetitious motion, both in distance and frequency. It allows the patient’s spinal tissue to relax and stretch, providing me the opportunity to apply a very comfortable corrective force to encourage natural healing and optimal expression of the patient’s Central Nervous System.

As the patient’s spine oscillates, I apply specific contacts throughout the spine, pelvis, hips, ribs and head creating a negative pressure in the Inter-vertebral disc between two consecutive spinal vertebrae. This causes fluids to be imbibed, re-hydrating the discs while also stretching out all of the soft tissues that surround the spine and ribs.

I am very proud of this piece of equipment, and I have seen numerous patients slowly lie down because of excruciating pain and rise after their adjustment with a huge sigh of relief and enormous smile on their face. Consider this your invitation to discover Chiropractic, and experience the wonderful relief that accompanies a spine that is free from restriction.

In good health,

Kelly Baltuska, DC


Vitamin D

Vitamin Sun

vitaminSunVitamin D is the vitamin of the sun. When our skin is exposed to sunlight, UV rays activate a blood soluble form of the vitamin termed D3. There have been a many important discoveries in the past few years about the health benefits of having optimal levels of this vitamin in our body and it is shocking to think that up to 85% of Americans may be deficient. There are small amounts of vitamin D in a few foods. Unfortunately it is nearly impossible to get the proper amount that your body needs from food.
A powerful article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition identifies vitamin D’s potential for contributions to good health in the adaptive and innate immune systems, the secretion and regulation of insulin by the pancreas, the heart and blood pressure regulation, muscle strength and brain activity. Furthermore, it demonstrates that 36 different organ tissues in our body respond biologically to vitamin D. Similar to the past newsletter about Omega 3 Fatty Acids, optimal vitamin D levels has been shown to reduce the risk of death from ALL CAUSES.
Most of us do not expose our skin to the sun for long enough periods throughout the year to maintain adequate Vitamin D levels. It is a great idea to add this one as a supplement for your daily use. A generous dose for adults would be 5,000 units each day and it may be a good idea to double up in the winter months. Be sure to buy D3 as opposed to D2 because D3 is the type that your body creates with sun exposure. For more information, please visit http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/

Your local contact for preventative healthcare,
Kelly Baltuska, DC

My Primary Treatment Goal

Your skull and the 24 bones of your spine house and protect your brain and your spinal cord. Your brain and spinal cord together are your Central Nervous System or CNS. This is responsible for controlling all of the functions of your body systems including: musculo-skeletal, hormonal, gastrointestinal, nervous, reproductive, lymphatic, respiratory, circulatory and cardiovascular. The CNS expresses itself through the peripheral nervous system or PNS via nerve roots that stem from both sides of each spinal segment. They continue all throughout your body, running back up into your head, and all the way to the tips of your fingers and toes and to your organs.
The Intervertebral foramen or IVF and are the small tunnels between two consecutive vertebrae that the nerve roots must travel through before continuing to the rest of the body. This is the primary area of concern with chiropractic care. Intersegmental dysfunction at different levels of the spine can cause pain, restriction and inflammation in this area, which can compromise the nerve roots, thus inhibiting the optimal function of your nervous system.
It is my primary goal to search for these restrictions throughout your spine and adjust them with a high velocity, low amplitude thrust with my hands to restore range of motion, decrease pain and inflammation, to allow your nervous system to express itself to a greater potential, so that natural healing may take place.
You may notice a difference in your symptoms right away and for others, it may take a few treatments. Immediate sensations reported from patients include: a sigh of relief, being able to breathe an easier and fuller breath, feeling lighter on your feet, more relaxed with decreased feelings of stress, a calming and soothing feeling, more energy, more global range of motion etc. All of these are wonderful immediate results but the beauty of chiropractic is in the bigger picture. Regular chiropractic adjustments have been shown to improve the immune system and prevent or stop the progression of disease and illness, and improve overall performance. Chiropractic works wonders as the primary treatment for a wide range of ailments by eliminating the need for more invasive procedures or prescriptions with potentially dangerous side effects. Be sure to schedule your next adjustment soon, as chiropractic works even better for prevention than it does for correction.
Adjust to health,
Kelly Baltuska, DC