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    “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…

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    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…

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    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…

  • chiropractic, chiropractor, upper cervical chiropractic, high blood pressure, hypertension, brain stem ischemia, vertebral subluxation,

    How & Why A Specific Chiropractic Adjustment Can Lower High Blood Pressure

    A 2007 study in the Journal of Human Hypertension proved that a specific chiropractic adjustment of the C1 vertebra (aka Atlas) lowered blood pressure significantly. In the 8-week double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 25 hypertensive patients received a specific upper cervical chiropractic adjustment via the NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association) method and another 25 hypertensive patients received sham adjustments. The NUCCA…

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    Dr. Gonstead Said it Best!

    Want to know what kind of chiropractor I am? Want to know how I practice chiropractic? Want to know what kind of chiropractor I had already decided I wanted to be before I ever got into chiropractic school? The answer to all those questions is… The kind of chiropractor Dr. Gonstead described above. THIS is the chiropractor I am, this…