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Some conditions chiropractic care may be able to help you with:  

 

Fatigue  

 

You don't have to feel exhausted.

 

Feeling tired, drained, exhausted, and depressed -- these are symptoms commonly known as fatigue. Fatigue is often an indication of more severe changes occurring in the body. Chronic fatigue may be the first symptom of neurodegeneration (brain degeneration). It may also be a sign of changes in physiology. Diabetes, thyroid disease, and adrenal fatigue are all underlying causes that may be leading to your chronic fatigue. With the the right testing you can receive the answers that you need to discover what is contributing to your exhaustion. Don't let this problem continue on and continue to steal valuable time away from your family, friends, work, and life.

 

The first step to living your life to the fullest is yours to make, so take action and get the energy back in your life.

 
Headaches

Every day people suffer from pain that is being directed inside their head. The term we use for this is headaches.

 

Headaches are very common pain, but it is important to understand that they are not normal.  They are a warning sign that some part of the body is malfunctioning.  Most people just rely on medication like aspirin to deal with headaches.  What these people do not realize is that they are simply hushing their bodies' voice telling them something is wrong.  Spinal dysfunction, brain dysfunction, and even muscle tension can send pain signals to the nerves, arteries, and veins inside their head to cause these headaches.  It is important to discover what is causing the headaches and then receive the appropriate treatment to correct the cause.

 

Chiropractic care can relieve and correct the problem causing the pain.  We want to help you live your life pain free.  There are also ways you can help yourself, like keeping active and getting daily exercise.

 

Fibromyalgia 

 

Pain is the most prominent symptom of fibromyalgia. It usually affects the entire body, although it may start in one area, such as the neck or shoulders, and spread to other areas over a period of time. Fibromyalgia is a form of generalized muscular pain and fatigue. The name 'fibromyalgia' means pain in the muscles and the fibrous connective tissues (the ligaments and tendons).

 

You or someone you know may be experiencing moderate or severe fatigue with lack of energy, decreased endurance, or the extreme exhaustion resembling that which you experience while suffering from the flu. In many cases the fatigue is an even more severe problem than the pain. Headaches, especially tension and migraine headaches, are common with fibromyalgia. Abdominal pain, bloating, alternating constipation, bladder spasms, and irritability may cause urinary urgency or frequency. Your skin and blood circulation can be sensitive to temperature changes, resulting in temporary changes in skin color.

 

Have you been suffering from fibromyalgia?  Maybe you've been in pain for months or even years. Some suffer only minor symptoms, while others feel the debilitating affects of fibromyalgia and are kept from participating in their life, making even simple daily activities almost impossible.

 

The sad truth is, many who suffer from fibromyalgia they are told that they just have to live with it, or even worse, "it's all just in your head."  Most are given no true relief from the suffering.

 

The exciting fact is that at Fulda Family Chiropractic we are helping people who are suffering from debilitating fibromyalgia get their life back.  The truth is that in most cases of fibromyalgia, the problem really IS in your head -- you see, fibromyalgia is often caused by neurological deficits.  Through a thorough neurological evaluation, Dr. Graber can find out if your fibromyalgia is neurological, and if so, where the deficit is located in the brain.  Then we can treat that area of deficit.

 

Treatments can include gentle ‘neurologically specific’ adjustments, eye exercises, warm water calorics and many other activities. These techniques coupled with a full neurological and nutritional workup have enabled us to help most of our patients get rid of their chronic symptoms no matter how long they have been experiencing them.

 

Imagine how different your life would be if you were free from the burdens that fibromyalgia causes you. We want to help you achieve that.

 

You wake every morning feeling like you were up all night (and maybe you were).  Even though you may have been sleeping all through the night, you could be experiencing sleep disturbances.  There are over 70 different types of sleep disorders and are all categorized in three areas:  Lack of sleep, disturbed sleep, and excessive sleep.


 
Sleep Disturbances

Sleep disturbances occur throughout the night without you even knowing it. This can be caused by many different problems.  Keeping your body in shape, dieting correctly, removing caffeine, and developing a good lifestyle can help in many of these cases.  Many people who are suffering from insomnia, sleep apnea, and other sources of sleep deprivation are actually suffering due to an area of brain dysfunction.  When there are areas of the brain that are not working as effectively as they should, other areas begin to overfire.  Many sleep problems result from the "Mesencephalon" overfiring.  Dr. Graber performs thorough neurological evaluations to discover if there is brain dysfunction.  If there are areas of dysfunction, chiropractic care along with Brain Based Therapy can help.

There are five stages of sleep that your body must go through to achieve a good night's sleep. This cycles over and over throughout the night.

 

Stage 1:  Light sleep and relaxation of the muscles.

Stage 2:  Activity in the brain slows and eye movement stops.

Stage 3:  Brains waves become slow (delta waves) and small quick waves occur.

Stage 4:  Brains waves are all delta waves.

Stage 5:  (REM) Rapid Eye Movement; dreams occur.

 

It usually takes about an hour and a half to complete one cycle.

 

Sleep is needed for your body to function properly, so take care of yourself and do what it takes to achieve a good night's sleep.

Sinus and Allergies 

 

Your body has its own built-in immune system to protect you from outside elements such as dust, pollen, pollution, etc. If your immune system is not working properly you may suffer from watery eyes, a running nose, sneezing, or many other threats of sickness.

 

Histamines cause most sinus and allergy problems, and most people treat these problems with anti-histamines. These medications will dry the membranes and suppress the symptoms, but they are not a cure. Stress can often be a factor in why your immune system is not working properly and when that's ignored, your body cannot correct itself.

 

The nervous system and immune system, when working properly, can work as a natural healing aid and help to correct your sinus and allergy symptoms.

 

Mood Swings 

 

Most people that have mood swings don't even realize how unpredictably their moods can fluctuate.  They can become irritable and unreasonable over the smallest of things and sometimes are quite difficult just to be around. Medical doctors mostly treat these symptoms with medications compiled of chemical solutions that may have negative side effects worst than the symptoms themselves.

 

Mood swings may be the result of a person’s body missing a natural and needed ingredient. Chiropractors take a natural approach to treating these symptoms through diet, supplements and exercise. Many chiropractic patients have found relief and can live normal, healthy lives again.

 

Pain 

 

When pain occurs, it's a sign that somewhere in your body a problem has surfaced.  People shrug pain off every day thinking it will work its way out, but that may not be the case.  You might need to seek professional help to correct and maintain the problem.

 

There are two types of pain:

 

Acute Pain - This pain is new to the body and can be caused by an injury, such as a sprain, cut, broken bone, etc. The pain can be mild to severe and will usually dissipate with healing.

 

Chronic Pain - This pain is different and might be accompanied by insomnia, exhaustion, even weight change, and can last six months or more.  Many look to painkillers to alleviate the symptoms, and this seems like the right thing to do - after all no one wants to live in the discomfort of pain.  Quite often painkillers will mask the cause of the problem by reducing the amount of pain.  Doesn’t it make more sense to find the true cause of the pain and treat it directly? Chiropractic care can be your answer to a better lifestyle.

 

Click here to view a presentation by Dr. Graber on chronic knee pain:  facebook.com/FuldaFamilyChiropractic/videos/1611801695515775/

 
 

Vertigo/Dizziness 

 

With symptoms of vertigo and/or dizziness, it is essential that a thorough evaluation be performed to locate the cause.  There are a number of possible reasons that you might develop these conditions.  The most common cause of true vertigo (spinning) is BPPV, also know as benign positional paroxysmal vertigo.  This condition occurs when you develop debris in the canals of your inner ear.  These canals are designed to help orient you and give your body feedback about movement. When debris is lodged within these canals, your brain begins to receive mixed signals, leading to disorientation. With this condition, changes in head position may induce the vertigo, and the vertigo will be severe in nature.

 

Another common cause of vertigo is cervicogenic vertigo.  This vertigo results from poor proprioceptive feedback from your cervical spine (neck).  When you have joins in the spine become misaligned it can lead to dysfunction of your sensory systems and disorientation.

 

The third most common cause of vertigo/dizziness is cerebellar degeneration.  Your balance center called the vestibulocerebellar system is heavily dependent on the health of your cerebellum.  The cerebellum is located at the base of the skull.  When the cerebellum degenerates, you may suffer signs of disorientation, poor balance, and an ataxic gait (walking like you are drunk when you are not).

 

These are a few of the most common presentations of vertigo/dizziness we see in our office. It is important when suffering form vertigo that you are thoroughly examined by a practitioner skilled in this area.  Dr. Graber's advanced neurologic studies give him the expertise to determine the cause of your vertigo and how to correct it.  Call our office now to schedule a free consultation.

ADD/ADHD, and Autism 

 

The statistics are staggering. Shocking facts about ADD/ADHD:

 

1. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), also known as attention deficit disorder (ADD), affects approximately 6% of the population, while less than 2% receive treatment. The rates of ADHD are no higher in the U.S. than in other countries. For example, in China 8.9% of the population is reported to have ADHD. Puerto Rico reports a rate of 9.5%, Japan reports a rate of 7.7%, Germany reports a rate of 8.7%, and India reports a rate of 29%.

 

2. Out of 100 people with ADHD:

 

  • 35 won't finish high school.

  • 25 will repeat at least one grade.

  • 52 are abusing drugs or alcohol.

  • 40 tried alcohol and tobacco at an early age.

  • 19 are smoking cigarettes (compared to 10% of the general population).

  • 75 have interpersonal problems.

  • 20 have set fires.

  • 30 have engaged in theft.

  • 25 will be expelled from high school for misconduct.

 

3. Numerous studies show that approximately 50% of inmates have been found to have ADHD.

 

4. People with ADHD have a higher percentage of motor vehicle accidents, speeding tickets, citations for driving without a license, suspended or revoked licenses, medical visits, and emergency room visits.

 

5. Parents of ADHD children divorce three times more often than the general population.

 

What makes my program unique? 

 

We treat both sides of the brain.

 

In order to fully understand ADD/ADHD, we must look at them in terms of “hemispheres,” or sides, of the brain:  Right Brain (Hemisphere) vs. Left Brain (Hemisphere). When we understand what each side normally does for a child when they are in balance (integrated),  we can understand what goes wrong when there is an imbalance (functional disconnection).

 

Right Hemisphere:

  • The “brake” pedal

  • Withdrawal responses: stop movement, stop thought

  • Controls gross motor: posture, big movements

  • Likes Low Frequency Stimulation

  • The “Where” part of the brain

  • Social learning: how to apply knowledge

  • Non-linear, “creative”

  • Non-verbal communication: face, eyes, body

  • Stimulated by novel, new stimuli

  • Reading, math comprehension

  • The “sad” brain

 

 Left Hemisphere:

  • The “gas” pedal

  • Approach responses: initiates movement, initiates thought

  • Controls fine motor: small movements

  • Likes High Frequency Stimulation

  • The “What” part of the brain

  • Memorization of facts

  • Linear

  • Verbal fluency

  • Likes routines, sameness

  • The “happy” brain.

 

The Brain Out of Balance:

  • Loves TV, Videos, computer

  • Like sameness, routines, rituals

  • Often great memory

  • Normal and often above average intelligence

  • Poor social skills/poor verbal skills

  • Tantrums, poor emotional control

  • Very self-directed, not very passive

  • Tendency to fidget or stay moving

  • Tend to fixate (perseverate)

  • Often have “sensory” issues

 

Why the language delays?

 

The right hemisphere is responsible for non-verbal communication. Non-verbal communication is the foundation of verbal communication:  Understanding one’s feelings, and understanding facial expressions, body language, etc. Without these basic pillars of communication, appropriate verbal communication is delayed. So one method to encourage appropriate speaking in these children is to work on building the foundation—non-verbal communication.

 

Why are there “sensory” problems?

 

Sensory problems most often are not a problem with the particular “sense.” Often the problem is with the frontal lobes and inappropriate withdrawal responses to the sensations.

 

Traditional treatment options = medications. These traditional treatments don’t take into consideration the issue of HEMISPHERIC IMBALANCE. Which side of the brain needs more help, right or left? What specific areas of that side - Parietal lobe? Temporal lobe? Frontal lobe? Cerebellum?...

 

What is the “metabolic capacity?”

 

It's knowing when enough is too much. What is the stamina of the area? We don’t want to over stimulate or exceed metabolic capacity (EMC).

 

How do we successfully help patients with ADD/ADHD?

 

By using specific metabolic and neurological testing and support. We evaluate your child with both metabolic and neurological tests, and we then use specific therapies to support both of these areas.

 

Call now to schedule your child for a free consultation with Dr. Graber. We may be able to change your child's life forever.

 

Herniated Discs 

 

Have you been told you need surgery for a herniated disc? Dr. Graber specializes in the treatment of severe low back injuries including disc herniations, disc bulges, spinal stenosis, and degenerative joint disease.  If you are suffering pain from an old or acute disc herniation, it is important to weigh your options BEFORE you have surgery.  If you have already had a failed surgery it still may not be too late.  At Fulda Family Chiropractic we have a state of the art rehabilitation center that may help resolve disc injuries WITHOUT surgery.

 

The combination of state-of-the-art technology with Dr. Graber's expertise in the field of functional neurology allows for us to give you the most comprehensive spinal recovery treatment program available.  If you would like to see if you are a candidate for Dr. Graber's care, call our office now!

 

Thyroid Problems 

 

Are you suffering from thyroid symptoms? Have you had your thyroid checked? Are you on Thyroid Replacement Hormones? Do you still feel lousy?  You are not alone. According to the National Women’s Health Information Center, 1 in 8 women will experience a thyroid disorder during their lifetime. This fact may surprise you... that’s because most doctors are only vaguely familiar with thyroid disorders.

 

There are six common patterns of hypothyroidism and only one of them even responds to thyroid hormone replacement.  Not only that, but traditional lab tests such as TSH and T4 CANNOT tell you which pattern of thyroid dysfunction you have.  For your thyroid disorder to be properly managed, don't you think its important to have all the information? That's why Dr. Graber's approach is a comprehensive metabolic and neurologic approach.  If you or someone you love is suffering from thyroid symptoms, call us today.

 

Sciatica 

 

Sciatica is characterized by pain traveling from your low back down the back side of your leg.  This pain can be debilitating and frustrating for you.  The first step to discovering how to help get you back on the move is identifying the exact area that your sciatic nerve is being compressed. Specific chiropractic adjustments may be used to restore alignment to your sacroiliac joint.

 

At Fulda Family Chiropractic we also have the most effective technology to help you in the most time-efficient manner possible.  Therapeutic active rehabilitation can offer instant relief to most patients suffering with sciatica.  Spinal decompression, low level laser therapy, and ultrasound therapy all offer effective treatment options to you.

 

Whiplash Injury 

 

If you or someone you care for is involved in a car accident, be pro-active and call our office to get scheduled for a free post accident consultation.  Even in a minor collision muscles in the spine are torn, and if not treated appropriately may lead to spinal decay! Take care of your spine... You only get one! With our revolutionary accident recovery program you can be sure you will get the best results in the fastest time possible. So don't wait.

If you have been in an accident, your car insurance is fully liable now, but if you delay you may be left with the bill later on!

 

We regularly see patients who suffer from chronic pain associated with an old automobile injury.  Many of these people never received treatment for their injuries because they felt like they were "minor" or "not serious" injuries.  Now, they suffer chronic, unrelenting pain because they did not realize the damage that can be done in even a mild automobile collision.

 

Whiplash injuries are very treatable, and most patients respond very well to conservative, research-based chiropractic care.  Not only that, but if you receive treatment for your injuries immediately after the accident, your auto insurance covers your treatment 100% most of the time, regardless if it was your fault or not.  When you let time lapse between the accident and your treatment, like many of the patients I mentioned above, you may have to pay money out of your own pocket to receive the care you NEED.

 

Warning signs you may have suffered a spinal injury:

  • Headaches

  • Neck and/or Back Pain

  • Stiffness in Joints

  • Pain with Movement

  • Bruising

  • Fatigue

  • Nausea

  • Upset Stomach

  • Dizziness

  • Difficulty Sleeping

  • Numbness

  • Tingling

 

At our office, we use state of the art technology to accurately determine the extent of your injuries. We assess the range of motion in the spine, which is one of the key indicators for whiplash injuries.  We use digital x-rays to accurately view injured joints, and look for instability in the joint complexes.  This technology is extremely important in the case that you're entitled to a legal settlement due to your injuries, as it allows us to objectively document the degree of injury you suffered.

 

In addition to chiropractic treatments, we also have a nationally certified massage therapist, and a revolutionary neurological and spinal rehabilitation center in our clinic.  We have all aspects of the care you may need covered to manage your whiplash injury appropriately under one roof.

 

Therapies we have that may be used in your care and are covered by your car insurance:

  • Chiropractic Care

  • Deep Tissue Massage

  • Electrical Muscle Stimulation

  • Ultrasound Therapy

  • Traction

  • Neuromuscular Re-education

  • Spinal Decompression

  • Low Level Laser Therapy

 

With a whiplash injury it is also important that you are able to receive further medical treatment and legal representation if appropriate.  I regularly work with many medical doctors right in our community, and I can assure you that if necessary, we will get you to the appropriate medical doctor to co-manage your case.

 

Most of all, we want you to know that at our office you will be well taken care of.  We care that you get the treatment you deserve and need.  Remember, don't ignore the warning signs after a car accident.  You can receive a FREE consultation with me to review your accident history and advise you of the next step.

 

Diabetes 

 

Have you been diagnosed with diabetes?  Have you been told that you are on your way to developing diabetes?  Are you already dependent on insulin?

 

If diabetes, metabolic syndrome, or insulin resistance are terms you are familiar with, it is very important that you take action now to stop the downward spiral that will follow.  It's very important to understand that diabetes is a chronic disease that affects your arteries, your nerves, your eyes, your adrenal glands, and really every organ system in your body.  Dr. Graber regularly helps patients that are suffering with diabetes and complications of the disease.  Through comprehensive lab work Dr. Graber will be able to identify areas of concern, and will help guide you through the procedures necessary to end this vicious cycle.

 

Did you know that a large percentage of diabetics are actually suffering an autoimmune condition? Everyone is quick to tell you that you are diabetic because you don't exercise enough, or because you eat the wrong foods. The truth is that many diabetics are actually suffering from an autoimmune condition.  In autoimmune diseases your immune system attacks your pancreas and other organ systems leading to blood sugar dysregulation.  Have you been tested to find out if you are autoimmune?

 

 Call our office now to schedule a FREE consultation with Dr. Graber!