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Shadelands Chiropractic

2815 Mitchell Dr, #101
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 930-9522

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Joseph A. Baratta, DC

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Week of: Monday, February 26th, 2018
Courtesy of:
Joseph Baratta, D.C.

2815 Mitchell Dr. #101
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 930-9522
“Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished?
Yes, work never begun.”
~ Christina Rossetti
Mental Attitude: Sense of Purpose Protects the Brain. 
A review of data from the Health and Retirement Study indicates that seniors who feel their life has purpose have a 30% reduced risk for developing dementia. 
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, January 2018
Health Alert: Hearing Loss May Lead to Other Problems. 
After reviewing health data concerning 3,777 older adults for 25 years, a team of French scientists reports that that seniors with self-reported hearing loss have an increased risk for disability, depression, and dementia. However, the investigators did not observe these associations among those who wore a hearing aid. The researchers conclude, “These results highlight the importance of assessing the consequences of treating hearing loss in elders in further studies.” 
The Journals of Gerontology, January 2018
Diet: Mediterranean Diet May Keep Older Adults from Becoming Frail. 
A systematic review and meta-analysis of past studies examining associations between adherence to a Mediterranean-style diet and the development of frailty revealed that people who consumed a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and nuts were less than half as likely to become frail over a four-decade period than seniors who consumed a more high-fat Western-style diet. Researcher Dr. Gotaro Kojima adds, “Our study supports the growing body of evidence on the potential health benefits of a Mediterranean diet, in our case for potentially helping older people to stay well as they age.” 
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, January 2018
Exercise: Set Goals When Using Activity Monitors. 
In a new study, researchers followed 400 healthy adults for six months and found that when people used activity monitors without a specific goal in mind, their activity declined and their heart health failed to improve. Researcher Dr. Luke Burchill notes, “When paired with activity goals—such as 7,000 to 10,000 steps a day or 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity each week—these trackers can be powerful tools for increasing physical activity.” 
British Journal of Sports Medicine, December 2017
Chiropractic: Do Lower Extremity Injuries Increase Low Back Pain Risk? 
Each year, about one in twelve soldiers will experience an episode of acute lower back pain (LBP). A recent study found that a previous injury to the lower extremities increases a soldier’s risk for developing LBP by about 70%. They authors of the study conclude, “These findings suggest that a potential second order effect of [lower extremity injury] is an increased short-term risk for developing LBP, which should be considered during rehabilitation planning.” 
Medicine and Science in Sports Exercise, December 2017
Wellness/Prevention: Improved Screening and Treatment Reduces Breast Cancer Deaths. 
Due to improvements in screening and treatment, researchers report that the survival rate of breast cancer patients rose about 32% between 2000 and 2012. Lead researcher Dr. Sylvia Plevritis explains, "Mammography is an important contributor to the reduction in breast cancer mortality… But the overall benefit is greater largely because of the advances in treatment." 
Journal of the American Medical Association, January 2018
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Robin T *****


I have been going to Dr Baratta for about 25 years. So 25 years ago I had a bout with my back I mean couldn't get out of bed. It was a Sunday and my husband was in the yellow pages looking for a chiropractor luckily Dr Baratta is in the front of the alphabet so it didn't take long to find him. Anyway he said to meet him at his office in 30 minutes we did he fixed the problem and he didn't even charge us extra for a Sunday. Ever since we've been with him. He's an excellent chiropractor always feel listened to and he's always honest like when my back is in bad shape he'll say come in 3 times a week but now it's better still not quite perfect and he'll say every two weeks I never feel like he's trying to make money. He always has gone above and beyond and has always fixed whatever problem I have had with my back



Bonnie S *****


Dr. B is great Chiropractor. I began seeing him a few years ago after being scared away from Chiropractic medicine by a poor Doctor. Other recommendations sent me to his door. After years of abuse to my back I found it hurt to sit, stand, or walk without pain. I'm virtually pain free unless I do something bad. Dr. B keeps everything level, an stretched an more mobile, allowing me to walk 3+ miles a day an bike 45 miles per week I am 68 years young. The office staff is always friendly and professional. Dr. B also treats my husband and neighbors. I highly recommend Dr. Baratta. A very happy mobile pain free client!!



Courtney W *****


I have been a patient of Dr. Baratta's since 2012. Dr. Baratta has helped to relieve chronic pain issues including neck and back pain, and debilitating headaches. He always takes the time to be present and communicate. Dr. Baratta is excellent!



Dave B *****


Dr. Baratta is the best chiropractor in the area! I went to see Dr. Baratta for preventive measures. I did not have much pain, but with my profession back problems are a real issue. Dr. B was thorough and knowledgeable during my appointment. After his adjustment, I left his office with improved posture and flexibility. Dr. Baratta gave me advice to remain healthy during work and was genuinely concerned with my health.

10/10 would recommend!





2815 MITCHELL DR., #101


(925) 930-9522



Providing Superior Health and Balance Through Chiropractic

'Chiropractic care is more than just making the pain disappear. It is about learning, understanding and taking care of your body to improve your quality of life.'

Dr. Joseph Baratta is one of the longest practicing chiropractors in Walnut Creek, California.  For 30 years, he has been helping patients of all ages live healthier, pain-free lives through his gentle therapeutic care, and is known for his compassionate and sincere bedside manner.

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Walnut Creek Chiropractor. Dr Joseph Baratta provides Back Pain, Auto Injury, Joint Pain, Headache, Neck Pain, Migraine, Shoulder Pain to the following locations: Concord, Pleasant Hill, Clayton, Martinez.