• misaligned ribs, chiropractic, Maricopa, az, Brandon Harshe

    Why a Misaligned Rib Can Steal Your Breath Away

    I adjust a lot of ribs every single day. 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 on the left side of their chest. They each realize they don’t have…

  • maricopa, chiropractor, chiropractic, cheap, near me, harshe chiropractic, brandon harshe, pinal county, in maricopa, 85139, 85138, vertigo, dizziness, dizzy, subluxation, vertebral subluxation

    Why Your Head Is Spinning From Vertigo

    Vertigo ranges from somewhat common to very common, with the National Institute of Health estimating 20% to 56% of the population experiencing vertigo each year. Vertigo is a sensation of spinning dizziness, the kind that feels as if the room and/or your surroundings are swirling around you. It is common in the elderly and in pregnant people. It is common…

  • sciatica, chiropractic

    Why Sciatica is Such a Pain in the Butt

    Sciatica is one of the most debilitating conditions anyone can experience. It can also be one of the more complicated conditions anyone can experience because of the extreme pain involved. What is sciatica? Sciatica most often arises from a pinched nerve in the lower lumbar spine, or the low back. This is significant because the sciatic nerve is formed by the…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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, 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…