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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.