#97 Can NUCCA Help With Scoliosis?

“Can NUCCA fix my daughter’s scoliosis?” I’ve had this question asked many times throughout practice. With the NUCCA technique, we claim to affect postural distortion in patients as long as they are holding the correction. So, can we affect scoliosis, the king of...

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#96 How Does A NUCCA Adjustment Work?

After the first NUCCA adjustment, most patients wonder how such a light pressure behind the ear could do anything to help the low back or the TMJ or the headaches. Many patients remark that they hardly feel anything during the adjustment. So how could such a tiny...

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#95 My Baby Has Torticollis, Now What Do I Do?!

Torticollis can be brought upon due to the way your baby was positioned in utero. In some cases, infants develop torticollis after birth due to the birth process itself (especially cesarean, vacuum extraction, and forceps deliveries). Such interventions during birth...

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#94 Can I Exercise While Under NUCCA Care?

Exercise is an important part of many patients' daily routine. It can help regulate proper blood sugar levels and metabolic activity. It can improve emotional health by means of endorphin release. It can maintain healthy joints by lubricating joint spaces and...

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#93 The Dangers Of Screen Time

How often do you find yourself throwing in a movie or turning on an easy Netflix series to keep the kiddos distracted or to pass by time? While this may be helpful, and needed on occasion, it is important to carefully plan out and control the amount of screen time we...

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#92 Your Posture Is Not Your Fault

When I talk to patients about their posture, many will hang their heads and remark something like “I know, it's bad” or “I need to work on my posture.” Many of these patients think that their “bad” posture is entirely their fault. Nothing could be further from the...

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#91 Psychological Stress

Let’s talk psychological stress! There is a lot of stress in our lives, especially recently with our current COVID-19 crisis! But did you know how far stress actually impacts our bodies at a physiological level!? Let’s first talk about two kinds of stress. We have our...

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#90 Your Headache Might Be a Neck Ache

Many patients seem surprised when I tell them that the source of their headache, or even migraine, may be caused by referred pain from a problem in the neck. Typically, patients seeking mainstream medical care for headaches are left to an anti-inflammatory such as...

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#89 Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Some of the most frequently asked questions we get regarding pregnancy and chiropractic are, Is it safe? and How can it be beneficial? First off, the techniques that we use in our office are extremely safe for all of our pregnant mommas! We have pregnancy pillows that...

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#88 How Can Your Liver Be Associated With Weight Gain?

The Liver is an incredibly important, but neglected part of the human body. We hear a lot about the heart, brain, thyroid and adrenals, and for good reason! They are all important. However, the liver is as equally important and yet, is under appreciated and is not...

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#87 Connect With Friends and Family

Connect With Friends And Family We have all been given extra time with this Corona Virus lock down, and I was lucky enough to have a friend schedule a Zoom chat with a group of 20 friends that I played rugby with over 15 years ago. Many of these guys I have not spoken...

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#86 This Is The Perfect Time To…

MEDITATE! When stress is at its highest, I have personally found meditation a powerful and effective way to keep your mind focused and prevent it from running wild with unnecessary fear, doubt and negativity. Complaining doesn’t change anything and being terrified...

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#85 Vitamin C & Corona Virus

I am sharing and interesting article from the New York Post. This article explains that some New York hospitals are treating their patients with high doses of Vitamin C. In this article, they state that patients in China who were given Vitamin C, did better than those...

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#84 Spring Back Into Gardening

It’s that time of the year again! Time to put away the snow shovels and bring out your gardening tools. As the weather begins to warm up, don’t let the fear of a sore back prevent you from getting outside in your garden. However, some people do forget how...

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#83 W.H.O. Recommends Avoiding Ibuprofen For Coronavirus

The W.H.O. (World Health Organization) has backed a recommendation by the French health minister, that Ibuprofen may worsen the effects of COVID-19 and should be avoided. A recent study in The Lancet Medical Journal, theorized that an enzyme boosted by Ibuprofen could...

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#82 Read This Before You Say No To Tea

There is 1 fact we know about viruses: they don’t do well in heat. That is why your body raises its internal temperature when it detects that a virus has entered. We call this response a fever. Tea is usually warm, and I heard an interesting hypothesis by an...

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#81 Spring Back Into Health

Spring Back Into Health Spring is a time for new beginnings.  This blog offers some simple tips to help you “Spring Into Health” by springing back into action this season!  Below are some easy guidelines to follow that can help you on your journey to a healthier,...

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#80 Control What You Can Control

In times of stress and uncertainty, I have found it a useful practice to decide what you have the power to control and what you don’t. Then, focus all your energy on controlling what you can. Any energy spent worrying or stressing about what you have no control over...

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#79 Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning Spring is upon us and everyone is in a craze to get their deep spring cleaning underway! But let’s slow down and really consider what are in those cleaning products that we have under our sinks! Did you know that 1 out of every 3 chemical cleaning...

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#78 Swollen Feet & What You Can Learn

I had a patient come in the other day with swollen feet and she asked for my help. Her feet were fine, so the next aspect of the body to look at is the heart. The heart pumps the blood and if the heart is unable to pump the blood back up from the ankles, then...

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#77 When, Where & How Are You Going to Get Healthy?

When, where and how are you going to get healthy? This seems like an odd question, and the reason I ask it is, we have a very limited conscious capacity for self-control. That is why most people gain and lose weight over & over again. They are never able to fully...

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#76 Supplements for Allergies

Herbs and Supplements for Allergies Flowers are blooming and the grass is growing which means pollen is all around and the scent of freshly mowed grass fills the air. These wonderful signs of summer also mean allergies are in full force for some of you. Most often...

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#75 Fever, Sweats & Cough… Why?

Following up from my last blog, after my daughter: Addie’s fever had subsided, she developed a cough. This is very common, but you can also start coughing and sneezing up mucous as well as begin sweating. What this means is your body is winning the battle and it is...

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#74 What We Did When My Daughter Had a Fever

My daughter: Addie just had a fever for a few days, and I wanted to share what we did to help her body heal and fight off whatever was bothering her. Hopefully you will find this valuable. A fever is the body intentionally raising its temperature to perform 2 very...

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#73 Controlling Mental Stress: Part 3

One important and over looked part of mood control is good digestion and stomach/gut health. Serotonin is produced in the gut and helps monitor mood control if you are feeling stressed out, anxious or depressed. Taking large amounts of probiotics everyday can help...

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#72 Controlling Mental Stress: Part 2

Controlling your stress is the key for a healthy life. As we talked about in the last blog, gratitude is very important, but exercise is as well. Intense, physical exercise that raises your heart rate, releases all kinds of chemicals in your body that affect your...

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#71 Controlling Mental Stress: Part 1

Having the right mindset and controlling mental stress is the key to a healthy and successful life. Everyone knows this, but few are able to do it. One practice I have found very helpful in controlling stress, is to practice gratitude. Stress is not an event; it is...

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#70 What’s Your Tendency?

I am not perfect, and I don’t ask any of my patients to be either. It’s all about your tendency. There is a principal that was created by Werner Heisenberg, who won the Nobel Prize in 1932 after being nominated by Albert Einstein, called the Heisenberg Uncertainty...

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#69 Can NUCCA Help Your Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is the scientific name for ringing in the ears. This can happen from nerve damage due to prolonged exposure of extremely loud noises. In those cases, there is nothing you can do. But what about the many cases of people who have had no exposure to loud noises...

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#68 Everything You Need to Know About Allergies

What Are Allergies? Allergies are the hypersensitive immune responses to allergens. Allergens are, essentially, any substance that comes in contact with the body that your body deems foreign and triggers an inflammatory response. While these substances can be found in...

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#67 3 Reasons to Start Drinking Celery Juice

For a few months now, I have been juicing celery most mornings, and I absolutely love it!!! It definitely cleanses the body, but for those of you who need some more motivation to start juicing celery, here are 3 big reasons: 1.) It helps support your gallbladder and...

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#66 Depression & NUCCA Chiropractic

According to WHO, in the year 2017, 300 million people around the world have been diagnosed with depression. Of those 300 million, there is a growing rise in children and young adults with depression diagnoses. Although science and studies have not pinpointed the...

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#65 Be Thankful!

We have had a pretty mild winter. Lots of beautiful snow for kids to play, and the packers made the NFC championship game with a roster that was not the most talented. There are always reasons to be thankful if you have the courage to look at the glass as half full....

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#64 Trust Your Body

One of my main duties, after fixing someone’s alignment and advising them on holistic ways to heal, is to help them trust their body. You started from 2 half cells, a sperm and an egg, and from there your body and mind developed. This intelligence within you created a...

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#63 Is Your Health a Priority?

Over half of all bankruptcies are caused by medical bills. Just about everybody I know would say being healthy and enjoying life is one of their most prized possessions. And yet, so many people have health as their lowest priority. Genetics are only responsible for...

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#62 Thank You For a Better Way!

When I made the decision to switch to NUCCA, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Had I known it was going to take years of going to the office at 5am or 6am, studying the textbooks, then taking care of my patients until 7, 8, 9 or even 10pm at night, I...

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#61 How Long Do Adjustments Hold?

This is the question that most chiropractors don’t want to talk about. The average adjustment doesn’t hold for more than a few minutes, because you have not changed how the body is handling gravity. With traditional chiropractic, you get up off the table after your...

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#60 Exercise for Heart Health: A Surprising Secret

I used to think running, biking and other steady state exercises were good for your heart. It turns out, they are not. Marathon runners have slightly fewer heart attacks than people who do not exercise at all. The type of exercise that had the fewest heart attacks...

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#59 What Allows You to Heal?

Healing happens when you are in alignment, have good nutrition, get enough rest and minimize stress. Your spine is the foundation of your posture and protects your nerves. It must be in alignment for your body to heal and function optimally. Your body must have good...

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#58 Making Change Doable

So many times, when I try to improve an area of my life, I try to change 3, 4 or 5 things simultaneously and fail and then get frustrated. The best way to change is to commit to one thing. Drink 10 glasses of water, walk 20 minutes every day, take 20 Chlorella every...

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#57 Sickness is Darkness

One of the best analogies for sickness and disease is darkness. When you have darkness, you look to turn on the light. You won’t try to remove or get rid of the darkness, you will try to figure out how you can turn on the the light. There is something preventing the...

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#56 What is Wellness Care?

What is Wellness Care? Contrary to what many people may think, Chiropractic care doesn’t always have to be related to pain! The sensory nerves that communicate pain comprise only 6% of the nervous system. By the time there is pain, the whole body may be well on its...

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#55 Diets VS. Detoxes

There is a huge difference between a diet and a cleanse. Dr. Terry and I were just having a conversation about a family member of hers that was dieting by only drinking coffee with tons of cream and sweetener. That’s it! They basically starved themselves and of...

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#54 The Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Pregnant Woman

More and more women are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care during pregnancy. The most common complaint that women seek chiropractic care in pregnancy is for low back pain associated with the constant changes the body is going through while...

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#53 Dizziness: How Does This Happen & What Can Be Done?

What causes dizziness and what can be done? Dizziness is a brutal condition, and there are not many treatments that are very effective in treating it. Dizziness occurs because of brain stem dysfunction. This happens because of pressure from the dentate ligaments that...

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#52 Healthy Shoveling

Winter is officially upon us and in full force. Lately, we all have been experiencing the byproducts of our Wisconsin winter with snow! With all the snow comes the daunting task of shoveling all of if up! In the process, we often find ourselves feeling sore, achey,...

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#51 When Did Common Sense Become Uncommon?

Common sense used to say, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, and there was a lot of truth to that. Apples provide healthy living water and they are especially good for your liver. However, in today’s high fat world, many people are not eating enough fruit or...

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#50 Treating Ear Infections & Aches

My daughter recently woke up early one Saturday morning, crying and grabbing her ears. This is typically a sure fire sign of an ear infection, in children. I did not check her ears to confirm the infection. I did take her that next morning to my office and she was out...

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#49 What Fuels Your Liver?

The new high fat and no-carb diet, also known as the "Keto Diet", is very popular and it will help you lose weight, but is it healthy? One aspect of this diet is that your liver runs on glucose, which comes from carbs. If you are not eating and drinking carbs, then it...

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#48 Say “I Love You” More

Quality relationships are one of the forgotten cornerstones of a healthy, happy and successful life. The worst punishment for a prisoner is solitary confinement. I once heard a speaker say, “Our belly buttons have no useful purpose other than to remind us that we came...

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#47 Is Pain Good?

This weekend, I borrowed my father-in-law’s power washer to try and clean some awnings. After using it on the awnings for a few seconds, my wife and I realized that the washer was too strong, and the awnings would tear apart. I went to move the washer and touched the...

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#46 The Secret to a Healthy Life Is…

There are no magic potions or quick fixes. It is true that most people, after their NUCCA adjustment have some improvement, but some don’t. Almost all adults will have good and bad days as they heal. The key to health and healing is not mysterious then. It is simple...

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#45 Living Well with Chiropractic Care

Numerous studies show that people who go to the chiropractor are happier & healthier, but why??? Chiropractic care releases long-term stress on your brain and nervous system, letting you be more of the lovable, happier, healthier version of yourself that you were...

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#44 What You Know Is Not That Important

We all know we should drink more water, exercise more, eat more greens, and get plenty of sleep. However, the only thing that matters is what you do. Water only helps if you actually drink it. This year I have increased my commitment to exercise, read and write more....

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#43 Do You Understand Pain?

Pain is one very important way the body communicates to the brain. Pain represents that #1, there is damage. This damage can be good or bad. It is very important to understand the two different pain messages. Bad damage needs to be stopped and allowed to heal vs. good...

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#42 Back Pain & Decompression

Back Pain? How Spinal Decompression and Chiropractic Adjustments Can Help! Most individuals who are suffering from back pain have pain that is “organic” in nature, meaning that the pain is not caused by serious conditions such as cancer or fractures.  The good news...

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#41 Stress Trumps Everything

Stress is the great trump card. We can fix your alignment with NUCCA, help the discs heal with decompression and advise you on supplements to help your body heal, but many times even all of that won’t help the person who is chronically stressed. Being in alignment,...

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#40 Food For Thought: Fighting Inflammation Through Diet

Food For Thought: Fighting Inflammation Through Diet First off.. What is inflammation anyways?! Inflammation is your immune systems natural in-borne defense mechanism to fight off invaders such as viruses, bacteria, or other toxins and trauma brought into our bodies....

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#39 Chiropractic Care For Children

An increase in chronic childhood disease is part of the reason parents today seek alternative health care for their children. Chiropractic care is an effective and affordable alternative to traditional medicine to addresses children’s health conditions involving the...

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#38 What Do Drugs Actually Do?

Drugs mimic a function your body already performs. That is why all drugs carry side effects with them. Sometimes, it can be necessary if your body needs help and if you will not make the necessary changes to your habits. In this case, the drugs will keep you alive...

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#37 Are Your Sleep Habits Effecting Your Health?

Are your sleep habits affecting your health? We have so many demands in our life whether it be hectic jobs, family activities, or daily errands, it is often hard to find time to relax. More often than not, we sacrifice a good night’s sleep. To ensure a good night’s...

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#36 Winter Blues

Mind, Body, and Soul-How To Conquer The Winter Blues  Winter is undoubtedly and officially here. That means the days are  shorter and the weather is colder. During this time, it is much easier to slip into a funk and get down in the dumps. Here are FIVE TIPS for fun...

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#35 Natural Health Isn’t Easy

This week, my daughter has been sick, or what my father would say, she’s having a “healing crisis”. She has had a brutal cough, her eyes have been watering and she has been whining non-stop. Two nights ago, she was in my wife and I’s bed and up all night coughing...

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#34 Starting Your Exercise Program

As the weather warms up in a few months, it always motivates a lot of my patients to start exercising again  this is a great idea. But if it’s not done correctly, it can lead to injury and pain. Here are some helpful tips for for you to consider when starting an...

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#33 Proper Walking Techniques

Walking is such a great form of exercise for people of all ages. Walking is low impact and can provide the most health and longevity benefits. Over 80 million Americans consider themselves walkers. We see people walking day and night – indoors at malls, at parks and around our neighborhoods. Walking is second nature to […]

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#32 Be Proactive For Better Health

The number of people experiencing some sort of chronic pain every day of their lives is alarming. In fact, many Americans have resigned themselves to pain because they simply feel it’s a normal condition. According to a recent survey by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), close to one in two Americans say pain is part of […]

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#31 Stretch Every Day And Avoid Low Back Pain

Low back pain is a common complaint among so many people today. For many, it is ‘normal’ to have low back pain on a daily basis – chronic low back pain. Chronic pain is often defined as pain lasting more than 12 weeks. A National Institute of Health Statistics survey indicates that at 27%, low […]

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#30 Healthy Living Habits

The start of a new season brings awareness of the things that you may like to do in the coming months. Along with the goals you set and plans you make this fall, take time for yourself and make HEALTH part of your every day for the upcoming months. We are faced with so many […]

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#29 Do Not Ignore Scoliosis

It is estimated that 5 to 7 million people in the United States are affected by scoliosis. Although there are many common back conditions, scoliosis has the most potential to create a great amount of discomfort and immobility. Luckily, chiropractors can provide relief for patients and getting proper care for this issue is vital for […]

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#27 Boost Your Immunity With Chiropractic Care

Studies have shown that chiropractic care can have a positive effect on the immune system. A study found that people under chiropractic care had a 200% greater immune competence than those without! Another study conducted at Life University took a group of HIV positive patients and applied chiropractic care on them for six months. After […]

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#26 Neuropathy and Fibromyalgia

Chiropractic care supports the nervous system and helps restore structure. It is in this way, that neuropathy and fibromyalgia patients can see relief through our care as nerve pain and muscle pain is removed. What is neuropathy and the common symptoms associated with it? Dr. F.J. Schofield: Neuropathy is, if you break the word down, […]

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#25 Treating Neuropathy and Fibromyalgia Pain Naturally

There are natural and drug-free ways to treat the pain associated with neuropathy and fibromyalgia. These conditions can be treated with the combination of adjustments and proper nutrition. Neuropathy and fibromyalgia are both nervous system issues. Neuropathy means nerve disorder. The nerves that leave the spinal cord and go to every cell tissue and organ […]

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#24 Top Reason to Try Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care

The number one reason to try Upper Cervical Chiropractic care may be that you’ve tried everything else. On our website westbendchiropractor.com you can watch a video of Sam, a patient of mine. She had been everywhere – doctors, chiropractors, neurologists, TMJ specialists, and others with no results. We were able to help her. If you’ve […]

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#23 Anxiety and Depression

Upper cervical chiropractic care can restore proper blood and spinal fluid flow to the brain which controls moods. Adding probiotics and vitamin D to your diet will also help with mood control allowing the body to fight off feelings of anxiety and depression. What are the differences between anxiety and depression? Dr. F.J. Schofield: That’s a […]

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#22 Upper Cervical Chiropractic Helps Anxiety and Depression

Upper Cervical Chiropractic checks the alignment of the upper neck. When the upper neck goes out of alignment, it can negatively affect the brain and the spinal cord in three main ways. One is it prevents proper blood drainage from the brain so you’re getting bad blood in the blood. When that happens, we have […]

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#21 Asthma and Allergies

Upper Cervical Chiropractic care improves the function of the nervous system and helps improve the immune system. We see great improvement in many patients who come to us suffering with allergies and asthma. People may not realize that chiropractic care can improve asthma. How does it help? Dr. F.J. Schofield: Well, you want to understand […]

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#20 Practice Smarter, Not Harder

People of all ages are heeding the advice to get active for the many benefits that exercise offers. It’s always great to get the heart pumping and the endorphins flowing. Being active and physically fit can seem like the healthiest thing for someone to do. However, being physically active increases the risk for injury and the […]

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#19 Allergy & Asthma Relief With Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care

Inside your upper cervical spine is your spinal cord and your brain stem. The place for the central nervous system, your brain and spinal cord. Your upper cervical spine is designed to protect that area. When the spine goes out of alignment, it effects blood flow to the brain, cervical spinal fluid flow to the […]

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#18 ADHD

Chiropractic care is effective in helping kids manage the effects of ADHD by improving the upper neck alignment which restores the nerve and spinal fluid flow to the brain which helps brain function and nerve function. Can you tell the difference between a child with ADHD and a child with just a ton of energy? […]

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#17 Helping Kids with ADHD

Ideally, I would recommend every kid, when they’re born, come in and get an upper cervical chiropractic adjustment – get their neck in alignment. Now with ADHD, the first thing I would recommend is, let’s get their breakfast sorted out. Let’s look at this kid’s breakfast. What are we giving them? Are we giving them […]

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#16 Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis

Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis are disorders caused by brain cells breaking down. Upper Cervical chiropractic care along with a diet rich in probiotics, good fats like Omega-3s and Vitamin D can help improve the symptoms and quality of life. Can you give us an understanding of Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis? Dr. F.J. Schofield: Yes. […]

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#14 Chiropractic for Whiplash

Whiplash damages soft tissue and forces bones to shift out of alignment causing inflammation, pinched nerves and other problems in the future. Seeking chiropractic care after an auto accident is crucial because chiropractors can get the spine and neck back in alignment and prevent long term damage. What are the most common injuries sustained in […]

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#13 Auto Accident Victims Should Seek Chiropractic Treatment

It’s really important for auto accident victims to seek chiropractic treatment for a couple of reasons. You can be out of alignment and not know it after a car accident. Yale has done studies that a 2.8 mph car accident can injure soft tissues. Many times you can be knocked out of alignment and not […]

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#12 Chiropractic for Migraine Headaches

Chiropractors can help people suffering from migraines by adjusting the neck and head to get the body in alignment. This normalizes nerve function thus releasing nerve pressure in the head. What are the main causes of headaches? Dr. F.J. Schofield: By far, the number one cause of headache is misalignments in the neck, so your […]

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#11 Migraine Relief with Upper Cervical Chiropractic

The number one thing you see with a migraine sufferer is their neck is out of alignment. We call that a subluxation in chiropractic. In my West Bend practice we see that all the time. Their neck is out of alignment. It affects blood drainage from the brain. It affects cerebrospinal fluid flow to the […]

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#10 Chiropractic for a Healthier Pregnancy

Chiropractic care can help pregnant women by reducing back pain, pressure and muscle tension. Chiropractors get the body in the best alignment to ensure good baby position and an easier delivery. Please explain why pregnant women can benefit from chiropractic care. Dr. F.J. Schofield: First off, a lot of times with pregnancy, you just see […]

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#9 Benefits of Chiropractic Care During and After Pregnancy

Chiropractic care can help during pregnancy by getting the mother’s body in the best alignment possible. That is going minimize joint, nerve, and muscular tension, so it is going to minimize and reduce the amount of pain Mom is in. Another side benefit we have noticed is that it helps the baby get in the […]

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#8 High Blood Pressure

There are natural ways to help lower blood pressure including losing weight, eating a diet rich in greens and healthy oils and fats, and receiving chiropractic care. Upper Cervical chiropractic can lower blood pressure by aligning the lower part of the brain stem and taking pressure off the nerves and blood vessels. What is happening […]

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#7 Lower High Blood Pressure with Upper Cervical Chiropractic

With high blood pressure, essentially, your heart is working harder than it should. When you are exercising, working out or working in the yard, your heart rate increases to pump blood throughout your body so your blood pressure increases.  And it should, because you need more blood to feed your muscles. Now, what happens with […]

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#6 Bell’s Palsy and Trigeminal Neuralgia

Bell’s Palsy and Trigeminal Neuralgia are serious conditions that include facial numbness or facial pain. Upper cervical chiropractic care can help people suffering with these conditions by adjusting the head, neck and spine to get them in alignment and release pressure off the facial nerve. What are Bell’s Palsy and Trigeminal Neuralgia, and what causes these […]

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#3 Don’t Irritate Your Nerves

The word “pinch” doesn’t usually bring a smile to our faces. In fact, it probably makes us think “ouch!” A pinched nerve is caused by too much pressure from surrounding tissues. The compression irritates the nerve and interrupts its ability to function properly. Pinched nerves most commonly occur in the neck or back (sciatica) and […]

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#2 Ways to Prevent Ear and Sinus Infections

With ear and sinus infections, what is happening is virus bacteria have gotten into those areas – you have a foreign invader. So how does that happen? Well, one way that can happen is that your neck is out of alignment and creating nerve pressure, so the nerve doesn’t work right and the area of […]

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#1 Ear and Sinus Infections

Upper cervical chiropractic care gets the upper neck in alignment which takes pressure off the nerves and allows the body to function properly. This helps the sinuses and the ears to drain fluids properly, preventing infection. Can you describe what occurs in the body when someone has a sinus infection? Dr. F.J. Schofield: Sure. A […]

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