Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician®

Dr. Savage has obtained the postgraduate designation of Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® (CCSP®) by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians™ (ACBSP™).

Dr. Savage of Savage Chiropractic Tucson AzThe CCSP® certification requires the doctor to attend a minimum of 100 hours of a 120 hour postgraduate program. This instruction is specific to physical fitness and the evaluation and treatment of injuries encountered in sports. Following the completion of these hours, the doctor must then take and successfully pass a comprehensive written examination.

This training will aid the doctor in the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries by enhancing his diagnostic skills and patient care. The CCSP® certification exists to provide a uniform standard of education that assures teams and athletes that the doctor has met a minimum level of competency in chiropractic sports medicine. Dr. Savage joins over 5500 others internationally who hold this designation.

Can Chiropractic care fight off cold and flu?

Spinal Structural Shift, Nutrition, Exercise; Interconnected Antiviral Strategies

It has been said that to articulate the obvious is sometimes revolutionary. All too often viral infections are treated as separate from the body being infected. The body must mount an immune response; therefore, whole body health is a prerequisite to an optimized immune response that can limit damage and promote recovery or avoid the virus altogether. The following four strategies; Antiviral, Antireplication , Immunonutrition, and Structural Support, have some overlap but that’s to be expected since each section may have an acute, chronic, degenerative and/or autoimmune phases.
Antiviral Strategies are actions we can take to block the working mechanism of the virus. Some anti-virus strategies are by eradication such as washing your hands, disinfectants or avoidance. Nutrition can play a role in your anti-virus strategy with the supplementation of licorice, zinc, grape seed extract and L-lysine. Malnutrition and relative nutritional deficiencies leave the host susceptible to more severe infections and can be a driving force in further viral mutation.

Antireplication strategies target the virus’s ability to high-jack the host cell’s DNA. Viruses attack the cell’s DNA converting them into “bad genes” and then leave them “on” to replicate, survive and propagate disease. Nutritional strategies include supplementation of alphalipoic acid, NAC and Phytonutrients (compounds found in plants; herbs, fruits and vegetables).

Immunonutrition refers to any nutrient that can affect and benefit our immune system function. Supplementation with zinc, Vitamin D3, vitamin A and C, Omega-3 fatty acids, Whey protein and the restriction of carbohydrates are all well tolerated and have shown a substantial anti-viral effect on many common viruses. Excess inflammation causes an induced immune system impairment that can be turned off by the addition of the previously mentioned nutritional components thus promoting healing. The avoidance of sugar is obvious.

Structural Support refers to optimal sleep, stress management, sustainable exercise, and nourishing diet along with probiotics and Chiropractic care. Many studies suggest that lack of sleep, too much stress and not enough exercise interfere with immune system function, increase systemic inflammation and inhibit lymphatic flow. Spinal adjustment has shown benefit for those with pneumonia and acute otitis media. It is worth noting that the brain and spinal cord constitutes the central nervous system. The central nervous system controls coordinates and regulates every function in the body. The central nervous system is housed and protected by the bones of the skull and the 24 movable bones of the spine. Any structural shift of these bones can interfere with nervous system function and leave the body susceptible to secondary complications like immune system compromise. Chiropractic adjustment to restore spinal function and reduce structural shift should be part of everyone’s cold and flu season wellness strategy.

Tucson Chiropractor – Redefines Wellness

Wellness Redefined
The term “wellness” has become very popular with the drugstore chains, health care practitioners, human resource managers and exercise facilities alike. However, no one industry owns or has defined the term “wellness.” According to The American Chiropractic Association definition “wellness care” is “an active process that promotes health and enhances quality of life.” Dr. Larry Savage prefers to use the word “Salutogenesis” instead of “wellness.” Salutogenesis is a term that means the creation of health and wellness.

What does this mean?
Dr Larry Savage, a chiropractic physician at Savage Chiropractic in Tucson Arizona, sheds light on this popular expression. “As a Chiropractor, my ultimate goal is help my patients create health from the inside out and enable a sense of ease in their life,” says Dr. Savage. Individuals who seek out wellness care are those who want to improve the ability of their body to resist the negative forces of every day stress. “Think of chiropractic salutogenic care as a part of a healthy lifestyle for the long term,” he says. “Identifying areas of the spine that are interfering with ease of movement and proper nervous system function make it difficult to have coordinated function.” Investing in a salutogenic wellness-care program today and focusing on your health, reducing physical and emotional stressors and optimizing your body’s potential to adapt to the stresses of life with improved spinal structural alignment will prepare you for a much happier and stronger tomorrow.

How can you start your wellness care today?
Let’s face it, everyone can implement healthy habits at any point in their life. Since wellness care is based on the salutogenic effect, your best bet is to seek out a doctor of chiropractic, such as Dr. Savage, whose focus is on the correction of spinal structural shift. “Therapeutic Chiropractic care in non-surgical treatments for neck pain, headaches and low-back pain are quite effective.” he says. Dr. Savage is currently offering all prospective new patients a complimentary wellness consultation to experience what everyone is talking about. At the appointment, Dr. Savage will consult with a friendly conversation to identify the best wellness strategy.

Dr. Savage encourages patients to drop by at least one hour before closing. Appointments are available as well. To schedule your complimentary wellness-care consultation, call 520.321.0331 or email His office is at 5667 East Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85712, right off Grant Road, east of Craycroft.