Our nervous system is a miraculous structure, controlling every muscle, cell, organ, and tissue in our entire body. The brain stem extends from the brain,  passing through the very top spinal bone called the “atlas” bone and turning into the spinal cord.

 

Subluxation is interference in the spine that puts pressure on the nerves. This causes not only aches and pains in the body, but dysfunction to integral organs and functions in the body. Removing an atlas subluxation can help alleviate pain in the head or neck, and anywhere else in the spine as well.  Neurologically based chiropractic adjustments are gentle and specific enough to alleviate misalignments in the spine, allowing for optimal communication from the brain to the spinal cord so that the body can feel and function at its best.

 

In  Greek mythology, Atlas was a Titan who held the heavens upon his shoulders. Our own Atlas works much the same way!  The spine – and even before that, the atlas – is the gateway to health.

 

 

“Over the past year, the symptoms and issues I initially had have improved. My headaches are almost non-existent!”

 

Becky suffered with headaches and tingling/numbness in her arms and fingers for many years. “The headaches would get pretty severe, and the numbness and tingling in my arms and fingers would interfere with my work. I saw my doctor for headaches but didn’t find any relief. Thankfully, I’ve been able to tell an improvement since coming to Integral. The office is very impressive, warm, welcoming, and God-loving! Over the past year, the symptoms and issues I initially had have improved. My headaches are almost non-existent! My brother and sister-in-law are also under care, and their symptoms and concerns have improved since being seen. I would certainly recommend chiropractic to others!”

-Becky

 

“I’ve been able to reduce acid reflux drugs and have no more sciatic pain.”

 

Sam dealt with sciatic pain, blood pressure issues, and knee pain for two years, even having to have a knee replacement. “The pain was moderate, but enough to cause discomfort. Chiropractic care has been very helpful for me. I’ve been able to reduce acid reflux drugs and have no more sciatic pain. The progress was slow at first, but the pain disappeared after six months.  I generally felt better in progressive time. My wife now also is under care for back pain. The experience has been great, and the staff is always friendly. I know that they care for our physical health.”

-Sam L.

 

 

Sources:

Liu J-X, Thornell L-E, Pedrosa-Domello! F. Muscle Spindles in the Deep Muscles of the Human Neck: A Morphological and Immunocytochemical Study. Journal of Histochmestry & Cytochemistry. 2003:51(2):

175-186. doi: 10..1177/002215540305100206.

 

 

 

Countless patients deal with a difficult recovery process, whether it be from an illness, injury, or surgery. Studies show that often after dealing with sickness such as cancer, the body is still in a “fight or flight” mode, causing the patient many of the same symptoms that they had during their illness.

Unfortunately, just because the current malady is gone, if the body is still in “fight or flight mode,” it’s not really getting any stronger or adapting the way it needs to.  This can cause many other health issues as well. One way to improve our recovery times is to remove nerve interference from the spine.  Chiropractic allows us to progress our adaptability, which gives us the strength to handle any stress, from chemical, physical, to mental.

Recovery will always take time to heal, but neurologically based chiropractic care allows our bodies to heal the way they are supposed to and generally in less time in comparison to people who choose to not get adjusted during recovery. Removed subluxation increases communication between the brain and body via the spinal cord so all systems can recover and function optimally!

 

 

“I have felt better than any given time since my accident since starting care!”

 

Six years ago, I shattered both my C5 and C6. I had to have surgery and fragments of the shattered disk had to be removed from the spinal fluid. My symptoms were: high blood pressure, vomiting, left arm pain and numbness in thumb of hand. The surgery recovery was a long process. I got prescribed medications post-surgery and sent to physical therapy. The symptoms persisted after six years. I was excited to try to receive care at Integral Chiropractic because I preferred the technique they utilized when adjusting compared to hand manipulation. I was overly impressed with the staff kindness and everything is kept clean and tidy. As of Sept 2020, I have felt better than any given time since my accident! I would recommend Chiropractic Care to others! They are patient and caring. I am thankful for the love they have for the Lord and that they genuinely want to help you get better!

– Amy T.

 

 

Sources:

Janke, O.J., & Russell, D. (2019). Improvement in Vagal Function in a Post Breast Cancer Patient Receiving Chiropractic Care: A Case Study. Journal of Medical Cases. 10(6). 171-178. do: 10.14740/jmc3306

Harden, J., D. C., & Smedley, L., D. C. (2019). Improvement in Vestibular Dysfunction & Quality of Life Following Chiropractic Care in a Male Suffering from PostSurgical Complications for Vestibular Schwannoma: A Case Report & Review of the Literature. Vertebral Subluxation Res., A. 34-44.

 

 

 

 

 

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or acid reflux affects 65% of infants and countless adults as well.  Some may eat certain foods for special events, knowing they may regret it later, or choose to avoid those foods altogether! Many patients resort to medication to alleviate symptoms, but sometimes even that doesn’t totally take away the discomfort and unfortunately it usually does not alleviate the cause of the problem.

 

Studies have shown that deterioration in the lumbar spine is linked to causing reflux! Therefore, patients with deteriorated spinal alignment in the lumbar region are more likely to develop reflux at some point in their lives.  Improving the spinal structure improves digestive function as well.  Neurologically based chiropractic adjustments allow the spinal cord and brain to be able to communicate correctly so all of our systems, including the digestive system, can function as they should.

 

Instead of avoiding food and cuisine we really enjoy, or suffering after every meal, neurologically based chiropractic care allows us the possibility of eradicating the issue at the source!

 

“I’ve been able to reduce acid reflux drugs and have no more sciatic pain.”

 

Sam dealt with sciatic pain, blood pressure issues, and knee pain for two years, even to the point of having to have a knee replacement. “The pain was moderate, but enough to cause discomfort. Chiropractic care has been very helpful for me. I’ve been able to reduce acid reflux drugs and have no more sciatic pain. The progress was slow at first, but the pain disappeared after six months.  I generally felt better in progressive time. My wife is also under care for back pain. The experience has been great, and the staff is always friendly. I know that they care for our physical health.”

-Sam L.

Sources:

Egan, As., DC, & Alcantara, J., DC, (2019). Resolution of Gastroesopageal Reflux in an Infant Following Chiropractic Care to Reduce Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Report & Review of Literature. J. Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, 46-54.

Imagama, S., And, K., Kobayashi, K., Machino, M., Tanaka, S., Morozumi, M., … Jasegawa, Y (2019). Increase in lumbar kyphosis and spinal inclination, declining back muscle strength, and sarcopenia are risk factors for onset of GERD: a 5-year prospective longitudinal cohort study. European Spine Journal, 28(11). 2619-2628. doi: 10.1007/s00586-019-06139-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Sources:

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.