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

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Sources:

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.