Up to 90% of people struggle with neck pain at some time in their life.  Some even endure migraines, dizziness, lack of sleep, and vertigo along with neck pain, while others deal with pain that travels down the spine, causing numbness and tingling.  Neck pain can cause an aching, burning, or sharp feeling that may be localized, but often times can even radiate into other extremities.


As debilitating as neck pain can be, it is not uncommon for people to simply “deal with it.”  But what if there was a way to thrive instead of just “survive the pain”?  Pain in the neck, and really anywhere in the body, is a signal from our bodies telling us that something is wrong and needs to be fixed.  Pain reliever and ice packs alleviate inflammation and pain for a time, but it only relieves the symptom; it doesn’t eradicate the true issue or cause.


Neurologically based chiropractic care gives us a solution, not just something to mask the pain.  After time and repetition with adjustments, people can see not only relief from pain, but better overall function.  How many people would give anything to get rid of pain?


But how amazing is it to have an option to have the best of both worlds – freedom from pain AND freedom from symptoms as your body starts to function optimally?!



“My neck pain was gone after a month of adjustments!”


I have suffered with neck pain since I was a child. I had an accident when I was young. The doctors said there was nothing else that could be done to ease the pain I was having. My neck pain is something that I struggle with every day. I was skeptical at first when I met Dr. Micheal, but I now understand how neurologically based chiropractic care works to remove nerve interference which affects my whole body. After one month of adjustments and through regular care, my body is functioning better. My neck pain is gone, and my back pain is much better. I’m also seeing some improvement with my allergies, knee pain and acid reflux. I’m very thankful for improved sleep which enables me to be more alert. I recommend for everyone whom I come into contact with to go see Dr. Micheal. He’s the best! Every time you come for an appointment you feel like you are surrounded by friends.  -Ashlee



Radcliffe, M., Oakley, P., Radcliffe, T., Garner, A., & Harrison, D. (2019). Resolution of Cervicogenic Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Headaches, & Vertigo Gollowing Reduction of Subluxation, Lateral Head Translation and Forward Head Posture in a 49-Year-Old Male: A CBP Case Report with 10-Month Follow Up. A. Vertebral Subluxation Res., 133-140.


Slagel, J., D.C. (2019). Resolution of Headaches & Neck Pain in a 59-Year-Old Male with Rheumatoid Arthritis Undergoing Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Case Report. Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research, J., 19-27.







Not many things are as frustrating as stomach pains and digestive issues. Adults and children alike suffer with conditions such as IBS, Crohn’s disease, constipation, acid reflux and overall poor digestive health.  It’s easy to just accept these health issues as a life sentence, but neurologically based chiropractic care gives people the freedom of less pain and better quality of life.


For example, a recent study showed the benefits of chiropractic care in an 8-year-old girl with pelvic unleveling and irregular bowel movements. After trying several things with little to no results, the girl’s parents decided to try chiropractic care. The girl saw improvements after 2 weeks of care, and after six weeks, her digestive issues were no longer an issue!  The best part?  It was the first time in her life that she was accident free!


“I can now incorporate gluten back into my diet again!”

In 2011, Callan found out she was severely intolerant to gluten.  Sometimes, her body would ache for two weeks at a time after eating gluten!  She had completely changed her diet and even the slightest contamination would upset her system.  She was in college, unable to eat most food at the cafeteria and was constantly having her studies interrupted by the anxiety she was now experiencing.  She had tried different forms of therapy and nothing was helping, not even medications.  She struggled through this daily routine for four years until finally, chiropractic entered her life.  After three months of care, she noticed significant decreases in her anxiety attacks, and after five months of care, she realized she could tolerate gluten if it was introduced into her diet much better than before!  Now, one year after her first adjustment, Callan will tell you, “I found that I am able to incorporate gluten into my daily diet again and I have not had a panic attack in months.”




“When I’m on schedule with my appointments and see Dr. Micheal

regularly, I have absolutely no IBS symptoms!”


I had IBS pain in my whole abdomen area with cramping, bloating, diarrhea and constipation.

My symptoms were very severe!  This had been going on for as long as I could remember.  I was hospitalized for five days when I was ten years old for these symptoms, and it has just continued to get worse over the years.


I had seen doctors who wanted me to take pills that would just cover up my symptoms and had bad side effects.  My IBS had gotten so bad that I thought I had a gluten intolerance or Celiac disease or something worse.


I was very skeptical when I heard chiropractic care could help with IBS.  I had decided to finish out my first appointment because of my husband, and I wasn’t planning to come back!  But, as I was going to get my x-ray, another patient came out of a room and stopped Saralynn to tell her that she was no longer taking insulin and one of her arms was no longer falling asleep; NOW they had my attention!  I decided to give it a try.


My results were subtle, so I didn’t notice fully what had taken place until about three weeks into my care.  I had McDonald’s food and said to those around me “I will pay for this!”  But I never did!!  When I’m on schedule with my appointments and see Dr. Micheal regularly, I have absolutely no IBS symptoms!


I would recommend neurologically based chiropractic care to others who are sick, suffering, or in pain.  I can now eat what I want!  I couldn’t fully understand how much better I was feeling until the holidays—I missed several appointments and began to be miserable again.

– Sara








Meeks, S., DC, Green, T., DC, & Evans, M., DC. (2019).  Resolution of Pediatric Encopresis Following Chiropractic Care to Correct Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Study & Review of the LIterature. J. Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, 2019, 6-10.


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





Especially during this time in our world, everyone is looking for a way to stay healthy and avoid sickness.  A single chiropractic adjustment can boost the immune system by 200%!  Everyone wants to live a healthy, pain free life free from sickness.

Chiropractic care offers an option for better quality of life.  Adjustments remove subluxation, or nerve interference, and therefore aid the body in functioning optimally.  As we age, our range of motion can decrease, so it’s important to get adjusted regularly as consistent care allows us the ability to do the things we enjoy longer.

Elderly patients could see better balance, improvement in walking, and less pain!  For example, a 70 year old woman in a recent study suffered with reduced range of motion and 20 years of pain.  She reported better head posture, balance, and range of motion after only a month of care!  She then continued with wellness care and hasn’t complained of returned symptoms!

Regular adjustments keep people out of the hospital and able to work and enjoy the lives they work so hard to build for themselves and their families.


“We did not get sick this past year!”


I have suffered with cerebral palsy, allergies, glaucoma, and pain in my upper back and shoulders for years. My pain level was not excruciating, but it was progressively getting worse. My allergies were severe and debilitating at times.


Before starting care, I went to different places trying to find relief for my back pain, but it was always temporary, and I needed something to last. Through a natural path, I found small relief for my severe allergies, but nothing I tried worked for everything.


I never had any doubts about Dr. Micheal and that chiropractic care would help with my overall health! When I came into the office, I thought the staff were very friendly, thorough and informative.


My husband is also under care at Integral Chiropractic Co.; he has struggled with lower back pain, sharp pain when standing, sitting, or even bending the wrong way. He had dealt with it for years and was ready to be rid of the pain as well. His first impression was how positive, uplifting and encouraging the office was for him. He saw improvements in his back pain, neck motion, his ability to run and even had better posture!


The first and almost immediate result I felt under chiropractic care was finally being able to sleep and fall into a deep enough that I could remember my dreams! Gradually the pain began to decrease, and I even saw my flexibility increase! It was an awesome thing to experience. My favorite result is that neither I nor my husband got sick once this past year!


I would recommend chiropractic care to anyone that is sick, suffering or in pain. My husband and I are now in less pain and are able to sleep and function so much better! There are even 3 generations of our family who are under care at Integral Chiropractic Co.! Everyone here is so friendly, and I am thankful for this natural way to health!


– Judy & Lee



Cuoco, J. A., Fennie, C. N., & Cheriyan, G. K. (2016). Hypothetical Link Between Osteopathic Suboccipital Decompression and Neuroimmunomodulation. Journal of Neurology and Neuroscience. 7. doi: 10.21767/2171-66.25.1000133


Blum, C., Mersky, J., Monk, R., Pick, M., & Salem, A., (2019). 10th Annual Sacro Occipital Technique Research Conference Proceedings: Kauai, Hawaii. February 28-March 2, 2018.  Vertebral Sublaxation Res., A. 29-33.






Recurring pain and symptoms can be anything from frustrating to debilitating.  Many patients often have no idea when pain or flareups will occur.  This can be disruptive in our busy lives and potentially cause depression and fear of the unknown.  So how can we predict these flare ups and keep them from happening?

Some patients prefer to just “work through the pain”  or “take it as it comes.”  Maintenance care has been found to be more effective than merely getting adjusted in the presence of symptoms.  Symptoms should not be treated as they come up, but rather work to prevent them from returning.

An important thing about chiropractic care is that consistent time and repetition yields the best results. Chiropractic maintenance can help pain not to return in the future.  Research has shown that maintenance care provides a patient with less pain in their life than just getting adjusted when there are symptoms present.  Improving the structure of the spine with chiropractic care can lessen the time and chance of a flare up so patients can enjoy a better quality of life.

Life is not just about being “okay,” but thriving!




At six months into my care, I am walking virtually pain free!


I have one leg shorter than the other, causing a limp, hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain and low back pain.  My hips were way out of alignment.  I’m disabled due to this condition, and have suffered with it for 21 years.  My orthopedist has done surgery on my right leg five times, and my physical therapist helped me to walk somewhat normally.


My wife was already a practice member with Dr. Micheal, but I was skeptical about trying chiropractic care to help with my symptoms.  However, I told Dr. Micheal that if my wife saw improvement, I would become a patient.  She improved, I became a patient, and I have nothing but praise for Dr. Micheal, his staff, and God!!!


At six months into my care, I am walking virtually pain free!  My hip, knee, ankle and back pain are almost eliminated completely!  I am walking just about normal with little to no limp.  My wife is being treated for fibromyalgia, back pain, degenerative disc, and sciatic nerve problems, and has seen improvement as well.


I recommend neurologically based chiropractic care with Dr. Micheal!  This unorthodox and different method has improved the quality of my life dramatically!

– Gary



Eklund A, Jensen I, Lohela-Karlsson M, Hagberg J, Leboeuf-Yde C, Kongsted A, et al. (2018) The Nordic Maintenance Care program: Effectiveness of chiropractic maintenance care versus symptom-guided treatment for recurrent and persistence low back pain – A pragmatic randomized controlled trial. PLoS ONE 13(9): e0203029. http/://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0203029

Nathalia Costa PT, et al., A definition of flare in low back pain (LBP): A multiphase process involving perspectives of individuals with LBP and expert consensus, Journal of Pain (2019), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2019.03.009







Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder affects more than 10% of children and often continues into adulthood.  Studies have shown that ADHD can stem from a non-adaptive nervous system.  These misfires between the brain and body can cause many challenges, including behavior, focus, emotional turmoil, forgetfulness, and lack of sleep. Many patients manage their condition with medication, although current studies are investigating how the adaptability of the autonomic nervous system can better help those who struggle with ADHD.


Misalignment in the spine can cause further dysfunction and neurological disconnection.  Neurologically based chiropractic care helps to restore proper function by remedying subluxation, which is the interference of the nervous system due to spinal misalignment.  A better functioning nervous system means better overall health, and without subluxation, our bodies can function the way God intended!



“I thought it would help some, but I never imagined it would help as much as it has!”


For most of my life, I’ve suffered with ADHD. I’ve taken many different types of medication, but nothing was helping me. My wife and I met Dr. Micheal at a health fair and he spoke with us about how with Neurologically Based Chiropractic care, our bodies would start to function better. After a few months of adjustments with Dr. Micheal, I was able to go off the Ritalin and Adderall I was on, and I’m doing great now! Through time and repetition, Neurologically-Based Chiropractic adjustments have helped me sleep better, plus, my low back pain and asthma are gone as well. We love coming to the office, the staff are very professional and knowledgeable. I definitely recommend Dr. Micheal, he’s helped me and my family. -Josh


“Anyone with ADD or ADHD who wants to find an alternative to drugs and chemicals should give this kind of chiropractic care a try!”


I have always had trouble focusing and staying on task, along with trouble sitting still, and general procrastination.  When I was a kid, I took Ritalin and/or Adderall.  This helped, but I did not like the way the medicine made me feel.


I was a bit hesitant when I heard chiropractic care could help with ADD/ADHD, but knew I didn’t want to take medicine again, so I gave it a try.  Anyone with ADD or ADHD who wants to find an alternative to drugs and chemicals should give this kind of chiropractic care a try!  I can see improvement to my ability to focus more and more after each visit.


My back pain was gone within a month; my neck pain was gone within about a month and a half, and my ADHD was noticeable getting better within two visits!  After five visits, my coworkers could notice the change in my behavior as well.


The office is beautiful and inviting, along with the whole Integral Chiropractic Team!

Dr. Micheal breaks everything down in a way that is easy for everyone to understand, which made me feel more comfortable.  I recommend chiropractic care, because taking care of yourself before something becomes a problem is always beneficial.

– Michelle





Robe, A., Dobrean, A., Cristea, I. A., Passarelu, C. R., & Predescu, E. (2019).  Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and task-related heart rate variability: A systematic review and meta-analysis.  Neuroscience & Biobehavorial Reviews, 99, 11-22. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2019.01.022.

Fairest, C., B. Chiro, & Russell, D., BSc (Psych), BSc (Chiro), Cert TT. (2019). Improvement in behavior and attention in a 7-year-old girl with ADHD receiving chiropractic care: A case report and review of the literature. Retrieved from http://jccponline.com/ADHD.html.







Spinal Degeneration is an often painful condition that erodes the spine’s ability to handle stress. The discs begin to lose water content that should be present to absorb shock during motion. While almost everyone experiences some level of degeneration after 40 due to the everyday wear and tear of life, the degeneration can be accelerated in those who have overly strained their spine. Some patients with spinal degeneration may eventually begin to experience numbness and tingling in the arms or legs in addition to back pain.


Prolonged spinal degeneration can significantly contribute to Multiple Sclerosis due to the altering of fluid flow between the spinal cord and brain. MS is also associated with disc dehydration, posterior disc protrusion, and abnormal posture. Recent research shows that 60% of people over 50 have some degree of degeneration. Chiropractic care can help restore proper function of the spinal column even with the presence of degeneration. Many patients with MS have seen much improvement in their condition with regular chiropractic adjustments!


“With consistent care my spurs, bulging disc and disc degeneration disappeared.”

I have suffered from severe chronic disc degeneration, spur complexes and a bulging disc for years. I tried physical therapy, other chiropractors and acupuncture with no change. Any medications I tried offered no relief.

I definitely had my doubts about coming to another chiropractic office, especially since I tried it before and didn’t see any results. I was reluctant to give it a chance, but I was desperate to get rid of the pain. Dr. Micheal was very patient and understanding with me. Everyone in the office was beyond nice. I decided to start care and see if I noticed improvement. After consistent care I noticed huge results. I could bend over and walk up stairs without pain in my back or legs. I no longer woke up with back pain and my MRI results came back as stable and near normal. My bulging disc, spurs and disc degeneration that I was previously diagnosed with had disappeared according to my MRI!

The whole office is very informed and knowledgeable.  I would definitely recommend chiropractic care to others.

– Trinell




Xydis Vasileiios G, Zikou Anastasia K, Kistadima Vassiliki, Astrakas Loukas G, Kosta Paraskevi, Argyropoulou Maria I. (2017). The association between multiple sclerosis and spondylosis: When and why. European Journal of Radiology http:/dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrad.2017.03.017










Neurologically based chiropractic care seeks to get to the root cause of the health concern, not just the surface symptom.  Unfortunately, when pain is severe, it’s difficult to see past just getting the pain to go away.  This rings especially true for patients that suffer with fibromyalgia.


This disorder is a chronic, musculoskeletal  pain that includes sleep issues, anxiety, depression, and memory problems.  Patients with fibromyalgia experience an increased sensitivity to painful stimuli, and research shows that the root of fibromyalgia comes from unbalanced activity in the spinal cord.


Chiropractors have been researching and working with the function of the central nervous system for over 120 years! Neurologically based chiropractic care has been shown to improve the nerve activity that causes fibromyalgia. One study showed that 120 patients who included chiropractic in their treatment for 12 weeks saw greater improvement in their pain and other symptoms than those who didn’t implement chiropractic care.  Those improvements were still present even a year later!


Adding specific, scientific, chiropractic care can help patients regain the freedom, health, and pain free life they wish to live.


“Very impressed with Dr. Micheal. I feel better mentally and physically.”

I’ve had severe pain for years now. I had severe pain in my back, neck, ringing in my ears, chronic fatigue and numbness in my legs, arms and feet. Some days it was hard for me to function properly because of the pain. I would find a temporary fix with physical therapy and I tried seeing an orthopedic doctor, neurologist and rheumatologist. When I first heard of chiropractic care, I was skeptical with the methods of treatment and had my doubts. But overtime, I was satisfied with my progress and started noticing less pain. The office environment is excellent, and the staff is always so joyful and uplifting. My husband started care and has also noticed less pain, improvement in his walking and more energy.
I would most definitely recommend neurologically based chiropractic care to others who are sick, suffering, or in pain. I love the way they educate you so you can understand what they do to help you! – Ginger







Mosutafa, I.M., & Diab, A. A. (2015) The addition of upper cervical manipulative therapy in the treatment of patients with fibromyalgia: A randomized controlled trial: Rheumatology International, 35(7), 1163-1174. doi:10. 1007/s00296-015-3248-7

Martucci, K. T., weber, K. A., & Mackey, S. C. (2018).Altered Cervical Spinal Cord Resting State Activity in Fibromyalgia. Arthritis & Rheumatology. doi:10.1002/art.40746



Low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability all over the world, causing financial and physical stress to those it affects. It’s important to think about all facets of pain, such as the areas affected, the source, and the depth; patients in pain need care plans that meet their needs for all areas affected, and neurologically based chiropractic care can help determine and treat pain at its source.


Suffering from back pain can be quite the challenge! Research has shown that patients with low back pain can benefit from not only surgery, but chiropractic care as well. Out of 67 patients with low back pain and over a period of two years, 41 suffered from low back pain for more than a year, and 12 had already been through a spinal surgery. After time and repetition of chiropractic care, these patients saw a 23% improvement in back pain after only one week of care. That number rose to 47% after one month!


People in pain need a solution, and neurologically based chiropractic care gives more than a “quick fix”; it gives the patient time to heal.



“I was ready for an answer without drugs or surgery.”


I have scoliosis and reverse cervical lordosis. I have struggled with both for years. I have had lots of tightness and pain in my neck, shoulders and back. In the last year it was severe, to the point of resorting to surgery if needed. I tried orthopedic shots but those only lasted for a few months till the pain came back. I also tried medications which helped but it didn’t heal the problem. I had my doubts about chiropractic care helping but I was ready to try anything. Thank God I said yes because after three years of pain I noticed 60% of relief after three visits. My first impression of the office and Dr. Micheal was God sent. I was looking for an answer without surgery or drugs. As time went on a lot of things got better. Sometimes the pain would move but resolve quickly. I have multiple family members who started coming as well. They have seen positive results and have experienced better sleep and mobility. The office is so encouraging, and they work well with my schedule. I would definitely recommend neurologically based chiropractic care to anyone who is wanting to give their body a chance to heal.

– Rachel


We are blessed to live in a time where modern medicine is readily available and often lifesaving!  It is important to remember though that medications do have side effects, and we must weigh the positive and negative effects of using medication.  Many decide to view medication as a priority rather than a last resort.


Acid-suppressive medications and antibiotics are prescribed often to people of all ages to treat several different symptoms. Unfortunately, in infants and younger patients, these drugs often do more harm than good.  Research has found that acid-suppressive medications and antibiotics that were given to infants in the first six months often developed allergic disease, including asthma, allergic rhinitis, anaphylaxis, contact dermatitis, food allergies, medication allergies, and allergic conjunctivitis.  It may be worth the effort to choose a more natural path first, as these medical issues can remain in the body for life!


For example, research supports amazing benefits of chiropractic care for digestive issues in infants such as GERD or reflux. Yes, medication is valuable when absolutely needed – but it shouldn’t necessarily be our go-to every time.  Instead of treating symptoms, chiropractic care creates the healthiest environment so every muscle, cell, organ, and tissue can function as God intended.


At Integral Chiropractic Co., this is Jaden’s story:

Ever since little Jaden was born, he has suffered with having dry, irritated skin with red patches all over his body. It would range from mild to severe where some patches would come and go while others would remain. His pediatrician prescribed steroid creams which resulted in zero results. Nothing helped his skin until his parents understood that neurologically based chiropractic care works to remove nerve interference which affects the whole body, even skin. Ashlee and Josh started bringing Jaden in regularly for adjustments when he was 14 months old. After his first adjustment, his parents noticed the patches started to fade. Then after just his second adjustment, his skin cleared up and seemed as if he had never had eczema before! One month is all it took for Jaden’s parents to know his little body was functioning better by seeing the outward symptoms disappear. Ashlee and Josh see the value in chiropractic care for the whole family. They are under regular care as well and have seen great results for themselves too!


When most people think of chiropractic care, they imagine seeking it out to deal with aches and pains, particularly things like back pain and stiffness in the neck. What you may not know is that chiropractic care can offer many other health benefits, including relief for things like coughs, colds, the flu, and other viruses. Additionally, receiving regular adjustments from a Johnson City chiropractor can do more than just relieve symptoms, as it can also help prevent illnesses in the first place. Chiropractic care focuses on influencing the central nervous system, which is directly connected to the immune system. This means that by keeping up with a schedule of regular adjustments, not only can you soothe aches and pains, but you will be able to keep your body healthier overall.

The Nervous System & Immune Strength

The primary focus of chiropractic care is the spine and spinal cord, which is a part of the central nervous system and allows nerve communication throughout the body. The central nervous system uses its channels to send messages to the immune system when there is threat of illness, triggering white blood cell production and a release of antibodies. If there is an issue in this communication, such as a misalignment of the spine, the effectiveness of the immune system can be drastically lowered, leaving you susceptible to illnesses. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to raise antibodies, which are the molecules that fight off bacteria and viruses. Visiting Dr. Micheal Bryan at Integral Health Chiropractic for a gentle adjustment can give your body the resources it needs to fight off illness and recover quickly if you do get sick.

Improved Immune Function

If you’ve already fallen ill, you’ll find relief in the ability to alleviate coughing, sneezing, and other symptoms, and you may be glad to reduce your dependence on pharmaceuticals. Ideally, you may even be able to prevent these ailments from taking place at all. In some cases, chiropractic care can even offer improved quality of life for those suffering from chronic diseases. One illness that severely affects the immune system is HIV; in one study, two young siblings with HIV exhibited a large number of symptoms as a result of their immunodeficiency, such as chronic infections, an inability to eat solid food, and needing a cane to walk. When these siblings received regular chiropractic care, they were able to begin eating solid food and other chronic symptoms subsided. They also saw a decrease in their viral load, a major victory for those with HIV.  These positive outcomes were attributed to chiropractic care’s effect on their immune systems.

Chiropractic Care for Overall Health

Whether you suffer from a chronic illness, have symptoms of something more acute, or simply want to prevent any illnesses, chiropractic care is an effective method for maintaining health and immune function. The team at Integral Chiropractic can offer gentle adjustments to ensure your central nervous system is keeping your body healthy. Schedule your first appointment with Dr. Micheal Bryan today to begin your journey towards improved immune system health.



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