Natural methods of healing and health produce more good in your life than bad. The inverse is just as true, the more unnatural items in your body leads to unnatural results that harm. Quality of Life is an accumulation of every right and wrong decision of a lifetime, that result is our health.
About 2 times a month we have patients come in the clinic with extremely specific excruciating pain around their rib cage. They mistake this pain for a heart attack which eventually leads them to visit the E.R. . After all the tests come back negative they end up in our practice still in pain needing help. The patient identifies the pain by taking a deep breath or upon inhalation, it persists until the tissue around the rib is mobile again.
Upright posture is complex and maintained mainly by postural reflexes in the midbrain that utilize sensory input from the visual, proprioceptive, and vestibular systems.
We are a natural healthcare facility that is solely focused on getting you in the best health of your life. We utilize all natural methods to get you well. One of the most powerful healing methods is movement. Health begins at pelvic floor and core stabilization. Moving to advanced movements, lifting heavy weight or pushing your endurance to quickly can lead to a lifetime of injury and dysfunction and ultimately compromised quality of health.
Migraines are almost a lifetime sentence of medication which is a horrible prison-like reality to be trapped. Migraines can be biomechanical, metabolic, or a combination of the two. Usually, when an individual has one-sided migraines the problem has a heavy biomechanic dysfunction. When the migraine pattern is on both sides, switches sides, or randomly moves around the head dictates a higher metabolic dysfunction. “Metabolic” means a problem within the organ systems of the body.
Your feet should never hurt. If you have foot pain at any point during your day then there is a problem somewhere in the lower half of your body. If you have pain associated with hip, knee, or ankle pain it's extremely likely that the foot problem is linked and is the same problem. Most Individuals will have an injury that will come and go away multiple times throughout the year.
Without proactively addressing the core tenets of the Five Foundations of Health, it is easy to slip into the modern, American way of managing symptoms. This method has left us sick, in pain, and worn out. At Archetype, we believe that addressing these Five Foundations of Health will not only help us feel better, but allow us to live well.
As we shift gears from being in the Winter months and now getting into the heart of Spring here in Birmingham, more and more people have been coming into the office. Of the many types of patients we see, we have had so many of our patients coming in being pregnant. They have ranged from, "we just found out!" to week 34-36, "just get me out of pain!"
First off we were meant to move, our ancestors walked on average of 19,000 steps per day. Our brain is dependent on the reception of 19,000 steps per day. On average the modern human gets 8,000 maybe 10,000 if they are “active”. With this being said the modern human “you & me” are moving significantly less than what our “template of life aka DNA” says we need to each day.
Most professionals look at problems with the human body as isolated events. This is wrong and they will not get rid of your problem. They will waste your time. Find the right doctor for your injury, stay away from surgery until you have gone through all of the correct mediums of fixing your problem naturally, “without surgery or drugs.”
Here at Archetype, we have many services that are available for our patients that aid in or assist with the chiropractic adjustment. Today I will be talking a little bit about cupping, its benefits, what to expect, and what is going on when you are getting cupped during an appointment.
Have you ever been in a hurry and stepped off a curb wrong, rolled an ankle and had some discomfort with a minor limp for a day or two? Ankle sprains are common for all people, not just athletes. Here at Archetype, we deal with all types of injuries, big and small, including the ankle sprain.
Where do you go for your information? In today's society it is just as easy to find misinformation as it is to find reliable information. Here at Archetype, we are dedicated to providing you with the correct information to help you become the best and healthiest version of yourself.
How important is it is to move consistently? Movement is directly linked to breathing fresh air. Oxygen to the brain is critical to you living a fruitful happy life. How do you maximize it? Read more to find out.
Natalies story of how she was terrified to visit a chiropractor, until she realized the benefits and relief it provided for her chronic back pain.
Find out why it's important to get your ribs adjusted in order for your brain to work at its optimum.
Find out why dry needling is an important therapy for chiropractic patients and athletes. The full list of benefits can be found below!
Almost every professional sports team in America has chiropractors as part of their health care team to assist in keeping athletes healthy. Professionals need chiropractic care but so does every other person on planet earth. Exercise is crucial for a human to be healthy and chiropractic care is 100% needed to keep an athlete moving consistently. We hope you enjoy the information of chiropractic care and athletes. Thank You for reading.
Many of you as patients have been admonished by your chiropractor and/or chiro-wise friends for self-adjusting (ie “popping your own back”). While there is no denying that doing so can provide short-term relief, it’s not a wise long-term solution. Here’s why.
Have you ever had a sharp stabbing pain with each breath? An even deeper breath makes the pain significantly worse. Some people describe this feeling as being just as bad as having a heart attack, while others feel an intense and constant dull ache that will not go away behind their shoulder blade. It's hard to explain what it feels like unless someone has experienced it for themselves because after they've been adjusted by the chiropractor, if they are skilled at mobilizing ribs
In this blog post by Dr. Belinda Palmer we discuss the Signs of the Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (STNR): Poor eye-hand coordination. Abnormal or skipped crawling. Difficulty tracking or catching a ball. Messy eater. Difficulty adjusting binocular vision from distance to near. Poor learning abilities. Anchors feet behind chair legs while sitting “W” position when sitting on the floor. Reading and writing are easily lying on the floor with the legs extended. Difficulty aligning numbers for math
In this article, I discuss the role back braces play in low back pain treatment, and how they can be detrimental to your recovery if you suffer from low back pain.
Every day I talk to patients who are nervous about their adjustment. While it’s totally natural to be nervous about any new experience, I’d like to point out some facts that put the true safety of chiropractic into perspective.
Headaches shouldn’t be a normal part of your daily life.When I meet patients for the first time, they often tell me that they just have those normal headaches so it’s not one of the reasons they came in to see me. Then I ask “how often are you having those normal headaches?”. 3-4 times per week is a very common answer.
We are in a time where more people want a quick fix to acute or chronic pain. Believe me, I wish there was a fast solution, but that’s not the reality we live in. It’s true that the more you educate yourself and seek out what works versus what doesn’t, the better you will be in the long run. Ultimately, when we choose what seems to be the speedy resolve, the outcome result in most cases is masking the problem or making it worse. The best place to start is finding a more natural approach.
I’ve followed these principles of health for the past 14 years. If you’re consistent with them you will be rewarded with a level of health others want and will consistently ask you what you’re doing. You have your health once, once lost, it’s extremely difficult to regain it back.