• maricopa, az, arizona, 85139, 85138, harshe chiropractic, brandon harshe, chiropractic, chiropractor, innate intelligence

    Don’t Let YOU Down!

    When a patient steps into my office, that chiropractic adjustment doesn’t end until that patient is noticeably better and I have done all I can to balance the spine by removing a vertebral subluxation (misalignment of the C1 and/or C2 vertebra). Restoring proper balance to the spine, which removes pressure from the nerves and allows the body’s innate intelligence to…

  • Where Neck Stiffness & Upper Back Pain Come From

    Neck stiffness and/or upper thoracic (upper back) pain is very common and can be caused by a number of different reasons. Sleeping on a pillow that’s too flat or too fluffy can cause neck stiffness or upper back pain. A car accident, even a minor fender bender, can cause neck stiffness or upper back pain. Spending too much time hunched…

  • chiropractic, maricopa, brandon harshe, chiropractic philosophy, chiropractor, 85139, 85138

    “What else do you do besides chiropractic?”

    When your C1 vertebra misaligns (we call this a vertebral subluxation), your head will tilt to one side. Your brain has a righting reflex to keep your eyes level with the horizon. All of the remaining vertebrae in your spine will be in misalignment, along with your shoulders and pelvis, to keep your eyes level with that horizon. On the…

  • frozen shoulder, shoulder pain, shoulder rehab, shoulder exercise, ywtl, chiropractic, chiropractor, maricopa, az, 85139, 85138, brandon harshe

    YWTL for Shoulder Pain

    Shoulder pain is one of the most common problems I see in my office. In my experience, if arthritis, ligament/tendon damage, and a torn rotator cuff is ruled out, shoulder pain is always a result of a misaligned C1, C2, and/or 1st rib. But can anything be done about it before, and until, you see a chiropractor? Actually, yes. A…

  • The Pain of (a) Misaligned Rib(s)

    I adjust a lot of ribs in my practice. The symptoms that result from a misaligned rib can be shortness of breath, sharp muscle spasms, intense dull muscle aches, and overall misery. Many patients have described the feeling of having a heart attack when their rib(s) misalign. They realize better after I adjust their rib and they can breath a…

  • chiropractic, chiropractor, cervical spine, cervical lordosis, cervical kyphosis, arthritis, forward head posture, ihunch, slouching, posture

    DIY Gentle Cervical Home Rehab

    If you’ve followed me on social media for a little while, you know that I talk about reversing the amount of flexion our bodies undertake on a daily basis, i.e. sitting hunched in front of a computer or staring down at the phone for long periods of time. I won’t get into ergonomics like I have in the past, but…

  • black history month, harvey lillard, dd palmer, ryan building, fred rubel, rubel college of chiropractic, clarence reaver, reaver college of chiropractic, bj palmer, bobby westbrooks, american black chiropractic association, willard smith, jerry hardee, sherman college of chiropractic,

    Black History Month in Chiropractic

    Black history in the chiropractic profession is a very obscure subject. 95% of what I’m sharing here, I only learned in the last two days. I found these tidbit both interesting and eye-opening. Hopefully you do, too. Enjoy! 1.) Harvey Lillard was an African American owner/operator of a janitorial business in the Ryan building in Davenport, IA where DD Palmer…

  • The Truth About Back Pain

    Some staggering facts about back pain from the American Chiropractic Association… Worldwide, back pain is the single leading cause of disability, preventing many people from engaging in work as well as other everyday activities. Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year. Back…

  • chiropractic, subluxation, vertebral subluxation, migraine, aura, tension headache, cluster headache, retinal migraine, ocular migraine, hemiplegic migraine, brandon harshe

    Headaches & Why You Get Them

    Everyone gets headaches at some time or another in their life—some more frequently than others, and some more intensely than others. Headaches are classified as primary or secondary. Examples of primary headaches are tension headaches, migraines, and cluster headaches. There are a lot of moving parts as to how and why primary headaches occur, but no one-size-fits-all reason that fits…