Health & Wellness
Chiropractic care is holistic in nature and our main goal is whole health wellness.
Health and Wellness Conditions
Some of the chronic conditions that I often provide consultation for are:
Other symptoms include muscle pain, impaired memory or mental concentration, insomnia, and post-exertion malaise lasting more than 24 hours. In some cases, CFS can persist for years.
Moreover, because many illnesses have fatigue as a symptom, doctors need to take care to rule out other conditions, which may be treatable.
Common difficulties for CFS patients include problems coping with:
- a decrease in stamina that interferes with activities of daily life
- memory and concentration problems that seriously hurt work or school performance
- the changing and unpredictable symptoms
- loss of independence, livelihood, and economic security
- alterations in relationships with partners, family members, and friends
- worries about raising children
The priority of the treatment plan is to address these issues first
- Fatigue and sleep problems
- Memory and concentration problems
- Depression and anxiety
- Dizziness and light-headedness
I will consult with each patient individually about nutrition, lifestyle changes and exercise programs that would be beneficial.
There are some special concerns that I take with Lyme disease the biggest being the amount of inflammation that is often present. With the use of some natural products, we can help minimize this aspect of the disease, which does not mean the prescriptions will not be necessary at times but hopefully we can reduce the frequency and the duration of those prescriptions. Also by, creating a healthier body by reducing and removing subluxations, function improves and the body improves its ability to manage the disease.
- Blood vessels
- And Brain.
Anyone can get lupus, but it most often affects women. Lupus is also more common in women of African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American descent than in Caucasian women.
From a chiropractic perspective I am not treating lupus what I am doing is helping the body improve its ability to function. Often this means an improvement in symptoms, including the frequency and intensity. This allows the patient an increased quality of life.
MS is caused by damage to the myelin sheath, the protective covering that surrounds nerve cells. When this nerve covering is damaged, nerve signals slow down or stop. The nerve damage is caused by inflammation. Inflammation occurs when the body’s own immune cells attack the nervous system. This can occur along any area of the brain, optic nerve, and spinal cord. Symptoms vary, because the location and severity of each attack can be different, usually there are periods of remission between attacks, and they can last months or even years. Fever, hot baths, sun exposure, and stress can trigger or worsen attacks. It is common for the disease to return (relapse). However, the disease may continue to get worse without periods of remission. MS symptoms can appear in many parts of the body, depending upon the damage to the nervous system.
From a chiropractic perspective I am not treating multiple sclerosis, what I am doing is helping the body improve its ability to function. Often this means an improvement in symptoms, including the frequency and intensity. Often these chronic conditions have specific stresses to the body and we can work to minimize the impact that this has on the body. This allows the patient an increased quality of life.
Research with chiropractic and both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s have demonstrated improvements in cognitive function as well as physical function. Although it was not cured, it decreased symptomatology and seemed to slow the progression of the condition in many cases.
- Nutrition and diet
- Stress and anxiety levels
- Neurological issues and complications
- Misalignment of the spine
Every child is different with or without special needs and I have always worked hard to make their visits comfortable and enjoyable. As a chiropractor, I am working with the nervous system. The nervous system controls, co-ordinates and regulates how everything in the body works. The reason this happens is to allow the body to adapt and change, to allow for interactions and responses. I am not treating their conditions or “curing” them, I am helping them improve how their nervous system functions. In addition, just as each of us is different this means different things as well. Always my goal is for them to be healthier and have a higher quality of life.