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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:

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.

 

 

 

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

 

Sources:

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