Panic attacks, anxiety, and depression affect countless youth, teens, and adults. It is vital that we consider and do our best to take care of ourselves not just physically, but emotionally as well.  Mental health issues can be caused by past trauma or events, or just overload on the nervous system causing it to not function efficiently and properly. Physical symptoms should also be considered and addressed.  Mental health can manifest in physical ways, such as panic attacks, headaches, or irregular heart palpitations.

 

Our nervous system controls everything in our entire body, so if nerve interference is present, it’s no wonder we see fluctuations and dysfunction in mental health! Subluxation often allows for inflammation and a decrease in psycho-motor speeds that result in mental health disorders.  Many studies in children and adults have shown that after getting adjusted, patients have experienced less anxiety, less depression, fewer anxiety attacks, reduced anxiety medication, better sleep, more energy, and less heart palpitations! All because the nervous system is functioning better and more efficiently from the removal of nerve interference.

 

It is so important to find the root cause of our mental and physical health concerns instead of just treating symptoms.  We must understand that they are not separate but linked because of our nervous system.

 

“I was able to stop taking my depression medication!”

For years I struggled with anxiety. On some days, my anxiety was so bad I couldn’t take care of my kids! I had been to a neurologist once, but I felt like they didn’t really hear me out completely. I did have some doubts about chiropractic care because not much has helped me over the years. When I started coming to Integral Chiropractic everyone was very friendly and Dr. Micheal is great! I would recommend chiropractic care to others because I am currently off my depression medication!

– Rachel H.

 

Sources:

 

Batley, S., Aartun, E., Boyle, E, Hartvigsen, J., Stern, P. J., & Hestbaek, L. (2018). The association between psycho9logical and social factors and spinal pain in adolescents. European Journal of Pediatrics. Doi:10.1007/s00431-018-3291-y

 

Ochsner, A., DC, & DelVicario, J., DC. (2018). Resolution of Anxiety and Depression Along with Decreased Medication Usage in a 30-Year-Old Female Undergoing Chiropractic Care: Case Report & Review of Literature. A. Vertebral Subluxation Res., 2018, 152-159.

 

Merkt, M., DC. (2018). The Effect Upper Cervical Specific Analysis and Procedure Has On Children with Anxiety. J. Philosophy, Principles & Practice of Chiropractic, 2018.

 

Osuna, A., MNeuroSci, MSN, MS ©, DC. (2019). Resolution of Anxiety, Depression and Abnormal Heart Palpitations in a Patient Under Subluxation-Based Chiropractic Care. J. Philosophy, Principles & Practice of Chiropractic, 57-58.

 

 

 

The nervous system controls everything in our entire bodies, from pain and relief to every function of our organs. Simple processes such as regular bladder and bowel movements can be difficult if there is subluxation, or misalignments of the spine that put pressure on the nerves.

Patients from infancy to adult commonly suffer with bladder and bowel issues. Several studies have been done on children who would go 4-5 days without a bowel movement that should have been having one at least once a day. Administering laxatives often helps to give immediate relief, but chiropractic aids in correcting the cause at the source.

Removing interference in the spine allows the body to focus on its normal, necessary functions instead of the issues arising from the lack of function.

 

 

“We love this office; our family has benefited GREATLY since starting care!”

 

I had bladder and bowl incontinence for 10 years. I also struggled with mid, upper, and lower back pain, knee pain, heel pain and carpel tunnel! Each area would vary daily with pain levels. I had been to multiple other doctors and the pain was never helped. I had some necessary surgeries which did offer some relief! I had zero doubts that I would see improvement in my health when starting chiropractic care. My bowel constipation has seen improvement lately and my knee pain has also vastly improved! Another benefit to care that I did not expect is seeing such an improvement in my headaches/migraines! I have also had such better sleep; I have been able to stop taking my sleep medication! The whole office is exceedingly kind and professional. I love the Christian atmosphere! We love this office; our family has been greatly benefitted since starting care at Integral Chiropractic!

-Heather H.

 

Sources:

Martin-Marcotte, M., DC. (2018). Functional constipation in children: Which treatment is effective and safe? An evidence-based case report. Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics, 17(3), 1485-1489.

Mercovich, A. P. (2019). Resolution of Chronic Constipation & Dysautonomia in a Three-Year-Old Female Following Chiropractic Care: A Case Report & Review of the Literature. J. Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, 100-104.

 

 

Excessive cases of strep throat, enlarged tonsils, and sickness often lead some patients to having to surgically remove their tonsils.  However, tonsils and adenoids play a huge role in keeping our bodies safe from bacteria and illness.  Large tonsils usually are one of the first warning signs of infection in the body.

Recent studies show a two-year-old girl who got gentle chiropractic adjustments.  She was able to avoid tonsil removal because after a couple months of care, her adenoids and tonsils were no longer becoming enlarged!

Neurologically based chiropractic care corrects nerve interference so the body can function at its full capacity. Our nervous system controls everything, including our immune system. Correcting subluxation addresses the root cause instead of just putting out small fires.

 

“After getting adjusted, I rarely have sore throats or headaches!”

“I dealt with headaches, knee pain, back pain, IBS, and sore throats for many years. Weekly I would have headaches, sore throats monthly, and this would put me in bed for a few days. I had an appointment to get my tonsils removed but never went. I wasn’t sure if chiropractic would help, but I knew it couldn’t get any worse.

After getting adjusted, I rarely have sore throats or headaches! My back doesn’t hurt, and my knees only hurt when I’m driving for a long period of time. Overall, I have seen a lot of improvement! My entire family now gets adjusted and I would recommend chiropractic to others!
– Katie J.

 

Sources:

Shtulman, I., Collins, C., & Alcantara, J. (2019). Resolution of Adenotonsilar Hypertrophy, Associated Sleep Disordered Breathing & Avoidance of Surgery Following Chiropractic Care: A Case Study & Review of the Literature. J. Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, 95-99.

 

 

 

Proper sleep is critical to the body’s over all physical and mental health.  This means falling asleep and actually staying asleep without interruptions! Most of our body’s healing and restoration happens while asleep, so other health problems can occur later on if quality, deep sleep isn’t achieved.

 

Much in a child’s development is affected by adequate rest and sleep. Lack of sleep at any age can result in poor immune health, irritability, brain fog, lack of focus, and less power to heal.

 

Neurologically based chiropractic helps to remove nerve interference in the spine, allowing the brain and spinal cord to communicate properly for better overall function. One of the first positive changes many practice members notice is better sleep.  Better sleep leads to better mood and better quality of life!

 

“A good night’s sleep is an unexpected benefit of chiropractic!” 

 

I slept great again last night! Wow! I did not realize how poorly I had been sleeping, gradually getting less and less sleep at night and feeling tired throughout the day, until I started sleeping well. Praise God! A good night’s sleep is an unexpected benefit of starting chiropractic care. I’m expecting more ‘hidden’ benefits as I continue with Dr. Micheal Bryan.

-Donna

 

Sources:

Trosman, I., & Trosman, S. J. (2017). Cognitive and Behavioral Consequences of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children.  Medical Sciences, 5(4), 30. doi: 10.3390/medsci5040030

Porter, M., & Alcantara, J. (2019). Resolution of Sleep Disorder in an Infant Undergoing Chiropractic Care; Case Report & Review of the Literature. J. Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, 87-90.

 

 

 

 

Tensegrity: “Complex structures are in a constant state of tension and compression; the continual interaction of pushing and pulling forces perfectly balanced with one another lead to immense self-sustained stability and structural integrity.”

 

Architect Buckminster Fuller first introduced this concept in 1961 for the buildings he designed. Years later, scientists began to see the parallels of how our bodies work the same way!  They realized that the spine acts as a cornerstone of our body, keeping everything else balanced and in its place.

 

If spinal bones become misaligned, this puts pressure on our nerves.  These nerves deliver special messages for extremely specific functions in our body.  When that communication is interrupted, feeling AND function can cease to operate fully as it should. Neurologically based chiropractic care offers better quality of life, helping our bodies to start functioning better from the cellular level by restoring this loss of communication.

 

Getting adjusted not only regulates and helps to relieve pain, but can also result in better sleep, better immune system, and so much more! If there were any possible way to handle stress better, not be sick, and have more energy to spend time with the ones we love, wouldn’t we want to make that happen?

 

 

 

“The biggest difference is that it has improved my immune system!”

I got introduced to chiropractic when I was 18 years old and had watched my mother (who suffered from migraines her whole life) get amazing relief! I began going to the chiropractor because I understood the concept that our bodies were meant to be healthy and were meant to self-heal! At the young age of 18, I began to see the chiropractor to make sure that my nervous system is free of any interference. The biggest difference is that it has improved my immune system. After all, your nervous system controls and coordinates every function in the body, including your immune system. I now have been getting adjusted for over 12 years and I can’t remember the last time I was sick. When kids are sick around me and others are passing around the flu and cold, I may cough and sneeze for ½ a day and that’s it! Being a dancer, a runner, and a yogi, I have such great movement and just feel amazing! I keep coming back because I know that life happens and so does physical stress. There’s no getting rid of that. But, getting chiropractic care helps our bodies adapt to those stresses! My whole family knows the value of regular chiropractic care and we will continue to be checked for subluxations for the rest of our lives! – Jina

 

Sources: 

Bordoni, B., Marelli, F., Morabito, B., & Castagna, R. (2018). A New Concept of Biotensegrity Incorporating Liquid Tissues: Blood and Lymph.  Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine, 23. doi:10.1177.2515690×8792838

 

 

 

Most of us know that prevention is much easier than repair.  Especially when we’re young, we can easily forget how important our posture is and the affect it can have in adulthood. Posture plays a vital role in  back pain and other types of dysfunction that can happen down the road.

 

Neurologically based chiropractic care has the ability to help prevent problems before they even occur.  Research shows that chiropractic care improves posture, therefore aiding in lowering the probability of back pain in the future. Less subluxation of the spine equals better quality of life and the ability to do  what we love without the distraction of pain.

 

Everyone at some point plays video games, looks down at a phone, has to sit for long periods at a computer, or stand for long periods at work. Wear and tear is inevitable, but getting adjusted gives relief to the dysfunction that’s bound to happen.

 

 

 

 

“After his first visit Carson’s neck was relaxed!”

 

For years, Carson suffered with a stiff neck and an awkward upper-body sway as he walked.  He never enjoyed normal childhood activities such as running.  Nothing helped Carson until his parents understood that neurologically based chiropractic care works to remove nerve interference which affects the whole body.  Josh and Maria were willing to try anything for their 12-year-old son and started bringing Carson in regularly for adjustments.  After his first visit, his neck was relaxed. A stiff neck was all Carson ever knew up until this point.  After the second visit, he absolutely lost the sway in his upper body! Carson’s family is seeing amazing results in the way his body is functioning under regular chiropractic care.

“We recommend chiropractic care!”

“Chiropractic care has been well explained by Dr. Micheal and his staff, especially regarding cause, effect, and outcome.  Down the road, Carson will avoid medication and possible surgery by having this corrected.”

-Josh, Maria, & Carson

 

Sources: 

Gubbels, C. M., Werner, J.T., Oakley, P. A., & Harrison, D. E. (2019). Reductoin of thoraco-lumbar junctional kyphosis, posterior sagittal balance, and increase of lumbar lordosis and sacral inclination by case report. Journal of Physical Therapy Science, 31(10). 839-843. doi: 10.1589/jpts.31.839

 

 

What if we could be limitless? What if we could function at our best and full potential without pain weighing us down?  Thankfully, neurologically based chiropractic care can give us those options.

 

Believe it or not, back pain can actually increase mortality rate.  This makes total sense, because how can we focus on taking care of ourselves when all we can think about is how much pain we’re in? We must get to the root of the issue instead of just masking symptoms.  It’s time to stop letting subluxation take away our quality of life.

 

Many people choose chiropractic for other reasons, such as prevention. It’s much easier to prevent than fix, so giving our bodies the chance to function optimally before underlying issues occur is truly “nipping it in the bud,” thereby stopping many issues before they even start.

 

True, it may seem like an easier way out to just try and mask the pain – but imagine if there was a way to get rid of it completely.  Chiropractic gives us that option, and with time and repetition, we can allow our bodies to heal and function the way God intended – and wouldn’t it be amazing to truly live instead of just exist?

 

 

Lee’s Story:

For many years, Lee suffered with back pain, sharp pain when sitting or standing, and pain when bending over.  Unfortunately, this restricted his activities, including his love for running.  After receiving chiropractic care, Lee had less pain and was able to run again.  Even after having a couple major setbacks due to woodsplitting and ax work, he still saw improvement in back pain, neck motion, and better posture.  Lee’s wife and sons now also get adjusted, which has resulted in less pain for them as well. Lee recommends chiropractic care to anyone who is sick, suffering, or in pain. “The office is positive, uplifting, and encouraging.”

 

Sources:

Alcantara, J., Whetten, A., Ohm, J., & Alcantara, J. (2019). Ratings of perceived effectiveness, patient satisfaction and adverse events experienced by wellness chiropractic patients in a practice-based research network. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 36, 82-87. doi:10.1016/j.ctcp.2019.06.003

Roseen EJ, Lavalley MP, Li S, Saper RB, Felson DT, Fredman L. Association of Back Pain with All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality Among Older Women: a Cohort Study. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2018;34(1):90-7.

Hickman, W., DC, & Alcantara, J., DC. (2019). Resolution of Chronic Pain & Migraines Following Chiropractic Care to Reduce Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Study. A. Vertebral Subluxation Res, 79-82.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subluxation on one single nerve can cause a multitude of issues.  For example, Bell’s Palsy is a condition that causes partial to complete facial paralysis, resulting in one side of the face, eye, and mouth to droop. This can be pretty scary, as these symptoms are similar to those of a stroke!  Paralysis of the face can cause drooling, dry eyes, inability to make facial expressions, loss of taste, and headaches – just to name a few.  The facial nerve controls these functions, and if there’s pressure on it, there is no wonder we can see such a multitude of issues!

 

A recent study shows an elderly man with Bell’s Palsy who decided to try chiropractic after no lasting relief with steroids or eye drops.  After time and repetition with chiropractic care, his facial paralysis was completely gone!

 

It’s important to remember that chiropractic is not a cure, but when the brain, spinal cord and body can communicate without interruption, the body can function the way God intended.

 

 

Judy’s Chiropractic Story

 

My family and I did not get sick this past year!

 

Judy had pain in her upper back and shoulders, allergies, palsy, and glaucoma.  “My pain levels were often a level 6-7, the palsy was mild but progressively getting worse, and my allergies were severe and debilitating at times.”

Previous care only gave her mild or temporary relief. After getting adjusted, Judy says, “Some effects which were immediate were better sleep and remembering dreams.  Gradually the pain decreased, and flexibility increased.  My family and I did not get sick this past year! The office is very friendly, thorough, and informative.”

 

Sources: 

Preece, S., D.C., & Alcanta, J., D.C. (2019). Resolution of Bell’s Palsy in an 68-Year-Old Man Following Correction of Upper Cervical Subluxation: A Case Report & Review. J. Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research, 28-35.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bells-palsy/symptoms-causes/syc-20370028

 

 

 

 

Just as we take care of our skin, gut health, weight, or immune system, so we must care for the spine.  Our nervous system controls everything in our entire body, and one misalignment can cause a multitude of issues.  Spinal Stenosis is the narrowing of spaces in the spine, mostly seen in the neck and low back. The narrowing causes subluxation, or pressure on the nerves.  Our nerves communicate with every muscle, cell, organ, and tissue in our bodies, so when that message is distorted or halted, there could be dysfunction as well as pain.

 

A recent study involving a 66-year-old woman showed that after intensive chiropractic care, her spine curvature was greatly improved!  The benefits of improved function can mean less pain as well. Despite her degeneration and spinal stenosis, her body was able to itself so she could function and live the best quality of life possible!

 

Patricia’s Story: 

 

Patricia struggled with spinal stenosis and bulging discs for many years before starting care at Integral Chiropractic Co.  She used painkillers often to deal with the symptoms, but nothing got rid of the issue for good. She had doubts that chiropractic would work for her, at first, but after time and repetition with care, she is now able to lie on her stomach to sleep and her feet don’t get cold anymore due to poor blood circulation!  Her sons and daughter now also receive care, and her sons no longer have to have breathing treatments or take allergy medication! “My first impression of the office was that I loved everyone, they were all so nice and the atmosphere was very calming.”

 

 

 

Sources:

Weiner, M. T., Oakley, P. A., Dennis, A. K., Shapiro, D. A., & Harrison, D. E. (2018). Increasing the cervical and lumbar lordosis is possible despite overt osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis using extension traction to relieve low back and leg pain in a 66-year-old surgical candidate: A CBP case report. Journal of Physical Therapy Science, 30(11), 1364-1369. doi:10.1589/jpts.30.1364

 

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/spinal-stenosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20352961

 

 

 

When you think of chiropractic, one of the first things that comes to mind is probably relief for back pain.  However, neurologically based chiropractic care can provide improved overall health for many different health concerns.  Health can be defined as “an optimal state of function.”  True health is our bodies being able to function properly, as God intended, giving us the freedom to enjoy our life and work without a plethora of health concerns.

 

It may seem like a good idea or easier option to just cover up the symptom and get through the pain, but thankfully, chiropractic gives us the option to allow the body to heal as it was designed to do and get rid of the symptom at its source and.  Being pain free is amazing – but what if we could not only feel better, but function better, too? Focusing on our nervous system helps our bodies to uncover and work to eradicate symptoms instead of covering them up temporarily.

 

The result?  Less pain, less medical costs, and better quality of life to spend with those we love!

 

Sara’s Story:

 

Sara suffered with neck pain, lower back pain, numbness in her hands and feet, constipation, and TMJ for many years.  Her conditions were getting worse with time, and the pain was consistent and very distracting.  Painkillers didn’t seem to work, and steroid shots for her TMJ only provided temporary relief, then caused the pain to be worse!  She was slightly skeptical about neurologically based chiropractic care at first but found over time and repetition that her symptoms began to dissipate. Since being under care, her results include emotional healing, no more constipation, a renewal of balance, and more energy.  “At Integral Chiropractic, you’re able to relax and be yourself.  The doctor actually listens.  He is very informative, takes time to explain things, is very positive, and gives great advice for healthy living.”

Sources:

Goertz, C. M., Long, C. R., Vining, R. D., Pohlman, K. A., Walter, J., &  Coulter, I. (2018).  Effect of Usual Medical Care Plus Chiropractic Care vs Usual Medical Care Alone on Pain and Disability Among US Service Members With Low Back Pain. JAMA Network Open, 1(1). doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.0105

 

Emary, P. C., Brown, A. L., Cameron, D. F., & Pessoa, A. F. (2019). Chiropractic integration within a community health center: a cost description and partial analysis of cost-utility from the perspective of the institution. J Can Chiro Assoc 2019, 63(2), 64-79.