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Headache Relief with Cranial Therapy

Headaches are a common ailment experienced everyday by millions of people. Often times stress is the main cause. A recent study on 49 people demonstrated that cranialsacral therapy, a light touch therapy, showed huge improvements in peoples pain caused by cervicogenic headaches.  Click on the link to get the full case study. LINK

I have been utilizing cranialsacral therapy in my office for over a decade. I have seen it help with neck pain, headaches, hormonal stress and even difficulties sleeping.  I know this time of year can cause a huge amount of stress, especially for those of you going back to school. This month we are running a back to school special for all teachers, faculty and staff. Call and schedule your complimentary exam and you will receive a free cranialsacral therapy and energy work session! Share this on your page with someone who needs it or call today if that person is you! 434-260-6463

About the Author: Dr Tickel is one of seven chiropractors in his family. He has been practicing chiropractic, spinal decompression and several other energetic healing modalities for over a decade. Utilizing the bodies natural healing abilities he is able to get you out of pain, maximize your performance and help you heal your life.

Heads Up: Are you Developing “Text Neck”?

 The human head weighs about a 10 lbs. But as the neck bends forward and down, the weight on the head begins to increase. Every inch your ear is in front of your shoulders add 10 lbs of pressure to your back muscles. So if your head is 5 inches in front of your shoulders that add 50 lbs of pressure to your back muscles. Over time this not only tightens your back up, but it puts pressure on your nerves and causes arthritis in your neck!

New research published by Kenneth Hansraj in the National Library of Medicine which will appear next month in Surgical Technology International, shows that over time, poor posture from staring at smartphones will cause “text neck”, clinically known as Anterior Head Translation (AHT) which can lead to early wear-and-tear on the spine, degeneration and even surgery when gone untreated.

“Poor posture can cause other problems as well. Experts say it can reduce lung capacity by as much as 30 percent. It has also been linked to headaches and neurological issues, depression and heart disease.

​Posture ranks right up at the top of the list when you are talking about good health. It is as important as eating right, exercising, and getting proper rest.”

A recent randomized control study done on 40 patients who had Anterior Head Translation (Text Neck) as well as arthritis and pinched nerves in the neck and arms showed improvements in neck pain and arm pain after ten weeks of chiropractic care.

Patients that received chiropractic plus traction also showed significant improvement in nerve function and posture. These improvements were maintained at the one year follow up.


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Stress, on stress, on stress!

Baby alert!

Let’s face it – whether we thrive on it or hate it, stress is everywhere in our lives – at home, at work, and infused into the way we live our lives. Stressors come in all shapes and sizes. Some are small and only slightly inconvenient; others are major and life-changing. Stressors can be physical, mental, chemical, or emotional, but regardless of the form the stress takes, the body naturally reacts to all stress in the same way. This reaction is what leads to anxiety, tension, and depression, as well as more complex and serious health problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, digestive problems, and some types of cancer.

As many of you know my wife and I had our first child this month. His name is Liam. What an amazing and life changing experience! Along with the joy of everything came stress. Much of this stress was not only felt by my wife and I, but our baby Liam.

Time to Get Checked

I have been in practice for almost a decade and adjusted hundreds of kids. People sometimes will ask or say, “Why do I need to get my kids adjusted?” My answer then and definitely my answer now is, “Because the birth process is one of the most amazing, but traumatic experiences you will ever go through.” Getting a infant checked it so important to maximise health and wellness.

Starting off on the Right Foot.

Prolonged stress in young children can slow — or even stop — both brain development and physical growth. Prolonged exposure to cortisol released during the stress response can cause long-term damage to the developing brain, and can negatively affect the immune system. Remember physical, mental and chemical stress is all around us and will always be around us. Getting your spine aligned, eating whole foods, water, mindfulness and movement are essential for you and your entire family.

As always I appreciate you and looking forward to serving you in the future.

Dr Tickel

Is it time to get your spine checked? Call today!