Do you love wine?

Dr. Hawkins' wife, Stacy, will be hosting a wine tasting at the office on Sunday, December 8th at 1:00pm.

It will last a few hours, and you'll have the opportunity to see what kind of wine pairs best with certain types of food. Best of all, this wine is Keto and Paleo friendly!

If you're interested in attending this event or have any questions, please contact her by email at: stacypnp@gmail.com.

Meet the Staff Monday: Windi

How long have you been at IMSJC?
• A little over 5 years

Where were you born / where did you grow up?
• I was born and raised in Northern Alabama. Once I graduated college in 1998, I moved to Tennessee.

Tell us about your family….
• I have a 17 year old son, Carson that is a Junior in high school. His extracurricular activities (basketball, choir, theater, tennis) keep my calendar jam packed. My amazing parents still live in Northern Alabama. Although they sold the house I grew up in, they are now enjoying their 40 acre “farm”. They have been so supportive with helping me learn my new role of homeowner. (My dad and I stained my fence the week that the office was closed last month.) I have an older brother, Dan, who lives here in Spring Hill with his wife.

Did you attend college? What did you study?
• The University of North Alabama (Go Lions) / Computer Programming

What does a typical weekend look like for you?
• Cleaning house, running errands, paying bills (all of the adult things that no one wants to do)
• In the Spring/Summer I am most likely working in my yard or out on the lake with friends. If it’s Fall/Winter then you can find me watching college football. Roll Tide!

Share interesting facts that we don’t know about you.
• I am a sorority girl - ΑΓΔ.
• I am named after the song “Windy” by The Association (although my mother changed the spelling slightly)
• The summer that I was 15, there was a house fire where my parents and I lost everything. I came out of it with only the clothes on my back … which was a bathing suit.
• I got my first tattoo at the age of 42

What is your “go to” karaoke song?
• I have ONLY done karaoke once in public...
Although I do perform daily in my car on the 35 minute commute to/from work every day 😊

Do you have a favorite color?
• Earth tones / Fall colors

What is your favorite flower?
• Tulips

List your favorite and least favorite holiday.
• Favorite = Christmas even if my birthday is overshadowed by it
• Least Favorite = Labor Day because it is the end of Summer

What was your 1st job?
• Lifeguard – best job ever! I spent 6 fantastic summers working at the pool.

Where is the farthest that you have ever been from home?
• Lake Tahoe / Reno, Nevada (almost 18 years ago)

It’s laundry day. At the end of the day are the clothes: 1. In heaping piles on your bed 2. Folded and put away 3. Still in the machines because you forgot about them?
• #2 - My OCD has them folded and put away before I can call it a night.

Where is the most interesting place you have ever been?
• Swimming with Dolphins in the Bahamas, zip lining in Mexico, and scuba diving in Jamaica

What is your biggest fear?
• Being trapped underwater and drowning.

What is the latest concert/performance you attended?
• Lenny Kravitz – last concert
• Carson’s high school choir performance: The Wonderful Music of Disney

What is the first thing you bought with your own money?
• I remember my first credit card purchase when I was 18 years old. I used my JC Penny card to get an Alabama sweatshirt. I still have that sweatshirt….I wore it around the house just this last weekend (it’s just now good and broken in).

List 3 things on your bucket list.
• Hot air balloon ride
• Attending a Broadway play in New York City – this will get checked off my list in April
• Use my passport to travel more

What is the last show that you binge watched?
• 13 Reasons Why – Season 1 with my son

Have you ever been told that you resemble a celebrity? Who?
• When I was much younger – Molly Ringwald

What is a funny story that your family likes to share?
• I was home from college one weekend and answered the phone. The lady on the other end started asking me questions and getting irritated because I was clueless to what she was talking about. My brother was across the room laughing hysterically. I later found out that he had signed me up for a dating site for “Jewish Men Over 40” (This was before the internet and I was maybe 21 at the time). I still haven’t paid him back for that one!!!

Meet the Staff Monday: Aleah

Where were you born / Where did you grow up?
Nashville / All over Middle Tennessee – Wilson & Williamson Counties

Tell us about your family….
I’m married to my incredibly sexy husband, Daniel. He is the custom glass designer for Genesis Glass & Mirror in Franklin. Averi is my 12 year old “bonus daughter” who attends Spring Hill Middle School. When we are not working or going to school, we enjoy games and watching movies as a family.

Did you attend college? What did you study?
Austin Peay State University / Social Work & Elementary Education

How long have you been at IMSJC?
Almost 7 ½ years

What are some of you hobbies / interests?
Spending time with friends and family, reading (when I have the time 😊), and curling up with a blanket while watching a good chick flick

Do you have a favorite color?
Teal/Turquoise and Fuscia

What was your 1st job?
Babysitting by the age of 12 and then Miss Molly’s Ice Cream Shop at The Factory in Franklin

List your favorite and least favorite holiday.
Favorite = Thanksgiving / Least Favorite = Halloween

Who was your 1st celebrity crush and how old were you?
JTT (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) of course! I was probably 12 years old.

What is your favorite flower?
Gerber Daisies, Sunflowers, and Buttercups

Share interesting facts that we don’t know about you.
I was a professional cake decorator for 6 ½ years.
I have 3 tattoos.

List your top 2 “pet peeves”.
Bad grammar
Watching people on their phone/device at a restaurant while at the table. Interact people!

What is your favorite food/dessert?
Mexican food / Chocolate custard with cookie dough

What does a typical weekend look like for you?
Momming – Laundry, running errands, cleaning, church, and various family events

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
Sassy – Are you ready for it?!?!

Where is the farthest that you have ever been from home?
Sierra Leone’ Africa

What is the latest concert/performance you attended?
Averi’s talent show last Spring

What is the last show that you binge watched?
Parenthood & Living Undocumented

What one super-power would you like to have and why?
My husband says I have super sonic hearing; that I could hear and ant fart? 😊

List 3 things on your bucket list.
Travel to Hawaii
Travel to Ireland
Swim with Dolphins

Sciatica Pain?

If you’ve recently had pain down the back of your leg, WebMD or your neighbor probably told you that you have “Sciatica”. However, the term sciatica simply means you have pain along the sciatic nerve.

Sciatica is a symptom of something that is causing that pain, just like a runny nose is a symptom of allergies, an infection or a virus.

So now that we know what sciatica is, a better question would be “What is causing my sciatica”? There are multiple conditions that can cause sciatica. The most common causes are:
• Spinal Stenosis
• Lumbar Disc Herniation, Bulge or Prolapse
• Joint Dysfunction
• Piriformis Syndrome
• Peripheral Nerve Entrapment (Nerve irritation at a place other than your spine)
• Muscle Imbalances in the pelvis or leg

All of these conditions can cause low back or pelvis pain that goes into the buttock and down the back of the leg.
A thorough review of the patient’s history and a physical examination by a quality physician can help determine the cause of your sciatica symptoms. Whether it is any of the above conditions, they usually respond well to focused manual care in conjunction with rehab exercises. The majority of “sciatica” issues do not require surgery.

Once your health is restored, simple changes to your daily routine and incorporating specific exercises can eliminate sciatica once and for all. This type of instruction should be incorporated along with your treatment to facilitate the treatment process.

If you are experiencing sciatica, give our office a call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hawkins.

615-302-4747

CLINICAL MAGNESIUM

Our cells depend on magnesium to produce energy, to calm inflammation and pain, and to support healthy joint, bone, and muscle function. Magnesium also supports proper blood sugar regulation, cardiovascular functions, healthy gene expression, digestive function, and mental health. Magnesium deficiency is prevalent in the modern diet and is also depleted by stress.

Clinical Magnesium supports the following:
- Muscle and nerve health; for those people exhibiting spasms, those routinely developing cramps after exercise and individuals following extreme diets
- Bone and cardiovascular health; to delay and inhibit the onset of bone mass density (BMD) loss and the loss of endothelial cell function of the cardiovascular system

Ask the front desk about the supplements that we carry and how you may benefit.

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Corticosteriod Injection VS. Soft Tissue Manipulation

It is often asked whether a patient should get a “cortisone shot” or receive some other form of treatment for certain conditions such as tennis elbow, shoulder pain, etc. This a decision that should be made by the patient and their doctor after examining the risks, benefits and alternative forms of treatment.

When comparing the success of Soft Tissue Manipulation to Corticosteriod injections, the British Medical Journal found that the injections have been shown to be more effective for short-term relief. Corticosteriod injections, however, have a much higher reoccurrence rate of injury/ pain and have poorer outcomes in the long term when compared to soft tissue manipulation. Also, those who received soft tissue manipulation for their initial treatment sought significantly less other forms of treatment.

The study concluded that the corticosteriod injection does not aid in the healing of the tissue and does not correct any flaws in the biomechanics. A conservative approach to many soft tissue injuries would be to apply soft tissue manipulation and/or therapeutic exercises. This treatment would be aimed at releasing the structures that are tight and rehabbing the structures that are weak. If these are unsuccessful the use of corticosteroid injections is still an option that can be considered. Some of the risks associated with corticosteroid injections are avascular necrosis (especially of the hip) and the inhibition of certain connective tissue that aids in the healing process which therefore increases the risk of tendon rupture.

As with any form of treatment, there is "A Time and A Place" for everything, and this decision should be made collectively between you and your doctor.

K2D3 Supplement

Research has recently shown the majority of North Americans are deficient in Vitamins K2 and D3, especially during dark winter months, and thought to be directly responsible for a portion of adult bone breakage. It is suggested that supplementation with each can support the health of multiple metabolic systems such as the cardiovascular, immune, and musculoskeletal systems. Neither nutrient is found in adequate levels in the human diet, which is why supplementation is important.

• Vitamin D3 is required for absorption of calcium from the gut, regulation of serum calcium levels, and regulation of at least 1000 genes
• Vitamin K2 (also known as menaquinone-4, menaquinone-7, menaquinone-9) are required for modification of proteins that deposit calcium in bones

Is vitamin K2 the same as vitamin K1?
No, vitamin K1 is associated mostly with proper blood clotting, while the multiple varieties of vitamin K2 are thought to influence vascular and bone health.

What is vitamin D3?
Vitamin D is naturally produced in the human body mainly from sun exposure and a small amount from diet. Supplementation is required if we avoid the sun. Vitamin D3 helps to reduce inflammation and increases calcium absorption from the intestines, which are thought to be very important for bone health.

Can people take too much vitamin K2 and D3?
Only individuals on blood thinners such as Coumadin need to be concerned about K2. Vitamin D supplementation needs to be monitored in patients at risk for hypercalcemia, such as those with primary hyperparathyroidism, granulomatous diseases, certain cancers, thyroid disease, or use thiazide diuretics.

**Note - Patients on anticoagulant therapy should not take MK-7 or other K2 varieties without supervision and monitoring by their attending physician. Researchers suggest that 50 mcg is safe upper limit of MK-7 and other longer menaquinones (MK-8, MK-9) for properly monitored patients taking anti-coagulants12

Did you know that In Motion Spine & Joint Center carries a variety of supplements?
Anabolic Laboratories Ultra K2-D3 provides the recommended amount of vitamins K2 and a liberal amount of vitamin D3, the preferred form of vitamin D. As a pleasant tasting, chewable tablet, Ultra K2-D3 is easily taken by people who find it difficult to swallow supplements and need vitamins K2 and D3.

May 2019 - News Letter

Our office has received numerous denials on insurance claims over the past few months. 


Have you gotten questionnaires through the mail from your medical insurance company asking about additional medical policies?  Did you know that if you do not provide an updated “Coordination of Benefits” then your claims will get denied for coverage by your insurance?

If your account is flagged and claims denied,  you will need to call the Member Services phone number (located on the back of your insurance card).  This should only be a 5 minute phone call  where they ask if there is any other medical insurance coverage.  That’s it !! 

Please note that this information has to be updated on a yearly basis for ALL MEDICAL claims to get processed.  This information is not just for our office but for all other healthcare that you seek.

Memorial Day 2019

The office will be CLOSED on

Monday, May 27, 2019

for Memorial Day.

We will return with our normal business hours on Tuesday, May 28th.  Please give us a call to schedule treatment with Dr. Hawkins.  

615-302-4747


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Tuesday           12pm - 6 pm

Wednesday      8am - 5pm

Thursday            8am - 5pm

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