Your frame work needs attention too! I have been a chiropractor since 1996. I would love to share my personal story with you. While I was working as a para-legal on my way to law-school, my back locked up following the birth of my son. I was completely immobilized. My son was born by cesarean section only because I was ignorant at the time. However, with the back pain I was experiencing, the orthopedists wanted to cut me open again. After having a c-section there was no way anyone would ever cut me open again.
I found a chiropractor who cared for me. I saw her almost every day for several weeks until I could finally bear weight on my legs. Keep in mind I had a newborn at home. Getting to my feet again was an accomplishment. After several more weeks the pain was gone and I was starting to feel like myself again. This encounter changed my life. I remain under chiropractic care to this day.
Most people find chiropractic for similar reasons; they have pain. When I tell someone that I am chiropractor, the response is always about a pain they are experiencing. It is unfortunate that most people limit their view about chiropractic to the idea of pain. The world of chiropractic is ever expanding just like traditional medicine. The chiropractic profession has many specialties. I hold several advance credentials: Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics, Neuro Developmental Specialist and completed curriculum for a Master’s in Nutrition. Most doctors love to learn and I am no exception.
So what is “Brain Based Health Care”? As you travel around my website, you quickly learn Connect My Brain focuses on the brain. Chiropractic is a tool I use to help integrate an individual’s brain. Many years ago I was adjusting a little girl who became very startled by the adjustment. This was something new for me but lead me to where I am today. Many people, adult or child, have physiological components that do not communicate as expected. When your brain is not receiving a clear message from the body, an adjustment will interrupt the current message allowing the individual an opportunity to change communication circuits.
If you are starting on this page, I encourage you to review the NeuroFeedback tab. Part of the evaluation is to perform a Stress Response Test (SRE). The SRE identifies if a chronic pattern of stress exists. Your neurological assessment will reveal balance, under or over-aroused system. Balance is our goal for all patients. An under-aroused system is equal to ADD (Attention Deficient Disorder) and an over-aroused system is equal to ADHD (Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder).
Today, more than ever, individuals receive many labels. Labels, such as: AD(H)D, Aggressive, Anxiety, Clumsy, Coordination Dysfunction, Frontal Lobe Dysfunction, OCD, ODD, PDD, PTSD and the list goes on. There are many areas of the brain that when the frequencies are not within an expected range then symptoms will manifest. Each of these labels identifies frequency disruptions. The good news is you can change your brain. Neuroplasticity is the way your brain reorganizes itself through out your life. If you keep it flexible, stressed managed, and fueled, your brain is teachable. You can change your pattern through neurofeedback…read more to learn how.