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.

Dr. Tickel in CVILLE Weekly

“Chiropractor combines physical and emotional treatment”

April 16, 2016

Laura Ingles

Tickel is one of seven chiropractors in his family—the practice is in his blood. Early in his career he practiced as a traditional chiropractor, focused on the ideal curves, he says, “obsessed with getting the spine straight from the front and curved from the side.” Tickel then moved into tonal, light-touch work, which is less concerned with alignment and more focused on “the freeness of your neurology, your spinal cord is able to oscillate free like a guitar string.” Then came the energetic work, “the emotional stuff,” through which he’s able to ask the body what kind of trauma is causing pain and what it needs for relief.

“I just noticed people weren’t getting better,” he says of the traditional, back-cracking chiropractic work. “I see that people get better quicker when the treatment is more integrated, and they stay better longer. Their alignment holds longer, they’re able to process stress better. I’m able to get people better in fewer visits, and they just don’t need it as much anymore.”

Tickel says the body experiences three types of trauma: physical, chemical and emotional. Physical and chemical are straightforward—a broken leg and exposure to the toxins in new paint, for example—but emotional is more nuanced. It can be more intense, yet it gets less attention in the medical world.

“Emotional trauma tends to not get the credit that it’s due as far as how bad it’s tearing us apart,” he says. “A lot of times we don’t think emotions are beating us up physically as much as they are. Sometimes on the table I’ll have patients crying or having some kind of emotional releases, and a lot of times those emotional traumas are actually the things that are causing their physical pains.” CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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.


Washington Post

Archieves of Physical Medicine and Rehab

Ideal Spine

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!

Dr Tickel’s Blue Mountain Bucha Recipe

Just finished my first batch of ‪#‎kombucha‬. ‪I named it #‎Bluemountainbucha‬ Here are some of the possible probiotic benefits of kombucha:

-Improved Digestion
-Weight Loss
-Increased Energy
-Cleansing and Detoxification
-Immune Support
-Reduced Joint Pain
-Cancer Prevention ‪#‎cvilleschiro‬

Homemade Kombucha Recipe


  • 1 SCOBY (you can purchase this at a local health food store). I bought mine at Rebecca’s #Rebeccasnaturalfood @Rebeccasnaturalfood

  • 4 green tea bags (I used organic)

  • 1 cup organic sugar

  • 1 gallon of water


  1. Boil 64 oz of water (8 cups) in a large pot.

  2. Add 4 green tea bags and allow to steep for 20 minutes. Remove the tea bags.

  3. Add 1 cup of sugar and stir well.

  4. Allow the tea to come to room temperature and pour into a clean one-gallon mason jar or crock.

  5. Add 64 oz more water to the jar and place the SCOBY (along with any KT it came with) into the jar.

  6. Cover with cheesecloth or towel, and secure with a rubber band.

  7. Allow the homemade kombucha to ferment in a dark place (mine was in the pantry) for 7-10 days. Remove the scoby and store it in a glass container for you next batch. After this add a cup of organic fruit or berries. I strained the kombucha and fruit before bottling to get rid of any pulp. Bottle in tight sealed glass bottle or jar. Let it sit at room temp for 3 more days and then put it in the fridge to cool. Then enjoy!