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How our Chiropractor Helps Patients with Post Injury Trauma

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Could your chronic pain be due to an old traumatic injury? Dr. Chris Michlin is the only Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist in North Texas. Additionally, he also has advanced certification is whiplash care. Dr. Michlin frequently cares for patients suffering from chronic pain related to older injuries, like whiplash, that was never properly treated. In some cases, these patients may never have been diagnosed with whiplash at the time of injury and it is only years later that the fully understand the trauma their bodies have experienced. Atlas Orthogonal adjustments from Dr. Michlin are a safe, effective treatment that can get you back to health.

Could this be the cause of your pain? Here is what you need to know:

1. Even if you received treatment at the time of your injury, you may still need additional care

Unfortunately, conventional medicine may not provide the comprehensive care you need at the time of injury to fully support your body’s healing process. Treating the pain symptoms of a whiplash injury with medication, for example, will not address the root cause of your pain. Worse, this short-sighted approach could set you up for a lifetime of pain.
This is exactly what happened to one of Dr. Michlin’s patients, Christine, who both suffered a traumatic injury at the age of 14. This patient was struck by a car while jogging and landed on her head. While medical care treated her internal injuries and broken bones, it wasn’t until years later that she was diagnosed with whiplash.

2. It is never too late to get healthy

No matter how many other types of treatment you have tried or how many years it has been since your injury, it is never too late to experience the benefits of Atlas Orthogonal care. For example, even though Christine’s injury had happened ten years prior, Fort Worth Atlas Chiropractor Dr. Michlin was still able to treat her using Atlas Orthogonal Adjustments. In just three months, she experienced more pain relief than any other treatment she had tried in the last 10 years. You can read more about her journey back to health here.

Start your journey back to health today. Call us at 817-810-9111 today!

How Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Care Can Help Infants & Children

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Did you know that Atlas Orthogonal chiropractic care is beneficial for not only adults, but also infants and children? The first trauma a child may face is delivery.  An OB-GYN can use up to thirty-five pounds of pressure to pull a baby out by the head with the head and neck rotated. While necessary, of course, getting a baby checked for spinal alignment is critical for good health. Colic, ear infections, and other conditions that are considered to be “normal” rites of passage for infants and children may very well be symptoms of nerve interference.

Dr. Michlin is the only Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist in North Texas. The atlas is the top bone in the spine, sitting right at the brain stem. Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic care naturally supports whole body health from within by reducing the nerve interference that would otherwise hinder communication between the brain and body and the body and the brain.  Incorrect alignment in the spine affects the brain’s ability to seamlessly send messages through the central nervous system. Think of the nervous system as a major super highway: if there’s a blockage at the first on-ramp, information is unable to reach its final destination, much less begin the journey! However, if you could remove this blockage, messages could freely flow along the central nervous system. The atlas vertebra is this “first entrance”; it’s the single bone that controls the alignment of the entire spine. The Atlas Precision Adjusting Instrument is gentle, specific, and reproducible.

COPD Success Story: How Our Fort Worth Chiropractor Can Help

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A COPD diagnosis can feel scary and overwhelming. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with COPD, it’s natural to worry about how this diagnosis will impact your quality of life. While there is no cure for COPD, with effective care and condition management, COPD does not have to stop you from living an active life. At Back To Health Family Chiropractic, our Fort Worth chiropractor and wellness team provide comprehensive care for patients. This includes Atlas Orthogonal Adjustments that may make breathing easier for COPD patients.

How Atlas Orthogonal Adjustments Can Make Breathing Easier if You Have COPD

Our Fort Worth chiropractor is the only Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist in North Texas. Dr. Michlin recently helped a 69-year-old patient with COPD breathe easier thanks to Atlas Orthogonal Adjustments. The patient had known Dr. Michlin for several years. On a particularly bad breathing day, Dr. Michlin offered to adjust the patient in order to improve her breathing.

While the patient had no back, neck or joint pain, the patient did experience difficulty breathing due to COPD. The patient was skeptical about whether an Atlas adjustment would be helpful since her health problem with breathing-related. Frustrated by her struggles to breathe, however, the patient told Dr. Michlin she was willing to try an Atlas Orthogonal adjustment. After the adjustment, the patient expressed immediate surprise at just how much her breathing capacity had instantly improved. There is no cure for COPD, but as this patient experienced, Atlas Orthogonal adjustments can help make breathing easier. You can read her story here.

Why Choose an Atlas Adjustment for COPD

Atlas Orthogonal Adjustments are gentle, safe and effective. This upper cervical care brings correct alignment back to the cervical spine. The health benefits from Atlas Orthogonal Adjustments do more than just make it easier for you to breathe. This adjustment brings the entire spinal vertebra column into alignment, reducing nerve interference and enhancing your health. This “whole body” approach to care reflects Dr. Michlin’s commitment to empowering his patients to live healthier lives. Ready to Breathe Easier? Call Back To Health Family Chiropractic at 817-810-9111 today!

Chiropractic Care & Autoimmune Diseases: What You Need to Know

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If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, it is natural to feel scared and anxious. Autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and celiac disease can have a serious impact on quality of life.

Conventional Medicine versus Chiropractic Care: What’s the Difference?

Conventional medicine focuses on treating autoimmune disease symptoms, rather than the root cause. Doctors may prescribe medications like anti-inflammatory drugs, steroids or immunosuppressants. While these medications may help manage some symptoms, they are not a long-term treatment solution. In fact, the long-term use of immunosuppressants may even lead to additional health problems. Chiropractic care is different. While chiropractic care cannot “cure” an autoimmune disease, these treatments do focus on the root cause, rather than just symptoms. This holistic approach to care enhances whole body wellness from within and may produce the ability to go without the need for medication.

How Fort Worth Chiropractor Dr. Michlin Addresses Autoimmune Diseases

At Back To Health Family Chiropractic, our Fort Worth chiropractor Dr. Chris Michlin and Nancy Michlin follow a whole body wellness approach to care.

  1. Chiropractic care. Dr. Michlin starts by evaluating a patient’s nerve and spinal health. This includes the Atlas vertebra, the top bone of the spine. A nerve impingement at the Atlas vertebra can affect the brain stem’s ability to send and receive messages between the brain and the body. This nerve interface can trigger a negative feedback loop, shutting down the body’s systems. Atlas orthogonal adjustments help to alleviate nerve compression and stop the negative feedback loop at the source.
  2. Nutrition evaluation. Did you know that 80 percent of your immune system is in your gut? In addition to Atlas Vertebra adjustments, Dr. Michlin will assess your gut health. The wrong food in the gut can hurt the body’s ability to function. A full nutritional assessment will identify potential food triggers that are affecting gut health.
  3. Supplements. If we don’t have the right food in our guts, our bodies will not function. Nutrition supplements, together with dietary changes, can correct these problems. The right supplements can bring balance back to your gut and support whole body health from within.

For more information on the benefits of chiropractic care for autoimmune diseases, schedule a consultation with Dr. Michlin today. Call 817-810-9111 or click here for a map to our convenient location!

Atlas Orthogonal for Auto Injuries

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Did you know that even a “minor” fender bender can cause serious damage to your musculoskeletal system, leading to months or years of chronic neck pain and shoulder pain? Whiplash injuries occur when the force of a rear-impact accident “whips” the neck beyond its normal range of motion. Unfortunately, many accident victims assume that neck stiffness and soreness is simply a normal part of injury that will improve over time. While some minor cases may resolve themselves in a few weeks, moderate to severe whiplash injuries will not improve without proper treatment.

How Atlas Orthogonal Treats Auto Injuries & Whiplash Pain

At Back To Health Family Chiropractic, our Fort Worth chiropractor Dr. Chris Michlin holds an advanced certification in whiplash treatment. Dr. Michlin does not just manage your pain– his treatments relieve and eliminate pain at the source. Dr. Michlin specializes in the Atlas Orthogonal (AO) Adjusting Technique, as gentle and specific upper cervical care adjustment for bringing correct alignment back to the cervical spine after a car accident injury.

Here’s what you need to know about the benefits of chiropractic care for auto injuries and whiplash:

  1. Whiplash and auto injury pain will not “go away” on its own. Most moderate to severe cases of whiplash and auto injuries benefit from chiropractic intervention to correct alignment and eliminate pain at the source. Otherwise, a spinal misalignment will continue to compress nearby nerves and trigger pain.
  2. Atlas Orthogonal adjusting is gentle and safe. Atlas Orthogonal adjustments are gentle, safe and effective for treating whiplash pain. In addition to being a Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist, Dr. Michlin is certified to offer a wide range of full spine adjusting techniques.
  3. Treat your pain at the source. Pain medication simply “numbs” the brain’s ability to perceive pain. Once drugs wear off, pain returns. Atlas Orthogonal adjustments correct the underlying misalignment responsible for your pain.

Contact Our North Texas Chiropractor

Don’t delay treatment! The faster your body gets the care that it needs, the faster the healing process can begin. Dr. Chris Michlin is the only Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractor in North Texas. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment: 817-810-9111.

Fort Worth Chiropractor Uses Atlas Orthogonal for Sciatica Treatment

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Is chronic sciatica pain stopping you from living your life? Many people wait for pain to occur before taking steps to treat it. The pattern goes something like this. First, you experience that all-too-familiar shooting pain running down your lower back, buttocks and leg. Next, you call your doctor or chiropractor in search of pain relief. Your doctor may prescribe medication to numb the pain sensation, and your chiropractor will likely recommend an in-office adjustment to relieve nerve compression. Unfortunately, a pain response approach to sciatica can be counterproductive. While these treatments do relieve pain symptoms, waiting for pain to occur does not necessarily fix the root cause of the problem and does not allow you to break free from the cycle of sciatica pain.

Don’t Wait for Sciatica Pain to Strike: Start Atlas Orthogonal for Sciatica Treatment Today

Our atlas orthogonal chiropractor Dr. Chris Michlin believes there is a better way. Rather than simply treating sciatica pain when it occurs, Dr. Michlin’s mission is to help prevent this pain from happening in the first place. Dr. Michlin achieves this goal through Atlas Orthogonal Adjustments. Whether you just experienced your first episode of sciatica pain or have been struggling with this pain for many years, Atlas Orthogonal adjustments can make a difference for your health.

Discover Sciatica Pain Treatment that Addresses the Root Problem

“Atlas Orthogonal” refers to the Atlas vertebra, which is the top vertebra in the spine. It’s critical to keep this bone in the orthogonal or neutral position. Once this vertebra becomes misaligned, the body has no choice but to try to compensate by aligning the head incorrectly, which can cause a high shoulder, a high hip, and a shortened leg. Thus creating a “chain reaction” of misalignment throughout the body, including the lower back.

When the top “link” is back in place, the rest of the chain aligns correctly. Atlas Orthogonal treatment will bring alignment to your spine and alleviate sciatic nerve irritation.

As the only Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal chiropractor in North Texas and Fort Worth, Dr. Chris Michlin has helped hundreds of patients stop living with recurring sciatica pain episodes. Take the first step to wellness today: call Back To Health Family Chiropractic at 817-810-9111.

What Makes Back To Health Family Chiropractic Unique?

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Patients travel from all over the world to receive care at Back To Health Family Chiropractic and for good reason! From the moment you enter our wellness center, you will experience the difference that Back To Health Family Chiropractic can make for your health and well-being. We treat our patients like family. This means you can always count on our chiropractor Dr. Chris Michlin, our CEO and Certified Health Coach Nancy Michlin, and our entire wellness team to put your health first.

5 Ways Back To Health Family Chiropractic is Different:

  1. Only Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist in North Texas and An Advanced Certification in Whiplash.
    Our chiropractor Dr. Chris Michlin is the only Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist  in North Texas. While not all chiropractors go the extra mile to become board certified in this highly specialized type of chiropractic adjustment, Dr. Michlin knows that providing Atlas Orthogonal adjustments is essential to safely and effectively correcting his patients’ spinal misalignments. Recently, Dr. Michlin furthered his education in whiplash. He received an advanced certification in Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology through the Spine Research Institute of San Diego. With his education and experience, you know you are receiving exemplary care.
  2. Patient Care Truly Comes First.
    When you receive treatment at Back To Health Family Chiropractic, you can rest assured that you will receive the best care for your body’s needs. Dr. Michlin measures each patient’s x-rays within a hundredth of a degree to ensure a patient’s care is specific to his/her needs. At our wellness center, it is imperative that we give the best care possible from the moment patients call us to when they enter our clinic to when they leave. We want every patient to have a “WOW!” experience every time!
  3. We Care for Patients of All Ages.
    Dr. Michlin has adjusted patients of all ages, including a baby an hour old to over 100 years old! In the hands of a skilled chiropractor, you are never too young or too old to benefit from chiropractic adjustments.
  4. Our Philosophy: Whole Body Care for Whole Body Health.
    Did you know that what you eat could be contributing to your pain or health complaints? Our CEO, Nancy Michlin, is also our Certified Health Coach for our sister company, Back To Health 4 Life!, We help patients take control of not just their diet, but all aspects of their well-being, including their emotional health and stress reduction.
  5. Proven Results: Just Read Our Reviews!
    From our Google+ reviews to our “Success Stories”, we are honored to have helped so many patients achieve and exceed their health goals. We alleviate and eliminate pain and empower patients to live a full, active life.

Ready to take control of your health in 2016? Call 817-810-9111 today!

Chiropractic Care and Hormone Balance

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Both women and men can suffer from hormone imbalances. Traditional medicine would have you believe that the only way to correct your imbalance is hormone replacement therapy. Unfortunately, replacement therapy can have significant side effects, including headaches, nausea, pain and an increase in some types of cancer. Chiropractic care from our chiropractor in Fort Worth can help rebalance your hormones and lessen your symptoms without the side effects.

Hormone Imbalance Symptoms

Symptoms of hormone imbalance include random and severe mood swings, weight loss or gain, insomnia or sleeping more than normal, decreased libido, increases or decreases in hair growth and depression. If you notice these symptoms in yourself, you should seek chiropractic care for natural treatment options that will help your body balance its own hormones. Our treatments for hormone imbalances do not rely on replacement therapy or surgery. Instead, our goal is to help your body rebalance itself.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Restoring Hormone Balance

Dr. Michlin is the only Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist in North Texas. In aligning the atlas (the top bone in the spine) the communication between the brain and the body and the body and the brain is opened up. Hormones are released and regulated by the brain. If there is an interruption in your nervous system, it can affect your body’s natural hormone production. Chiropractic adjustments can remove minor misalignments in the vertebrae, which restores nervous system function throughout your spine and body.

In addition, we may recommend diet changes and exercise to help regulate your hormones. Eating an unhealthy diet is not only bad for your waistline; it is bad for your hormones. Nutrient deficiencies can cause decreased hormone levels, and by increasing your consumption of foods that contain the nutrients you need, your body will start to heal itself and stabilize your hormone levels.

Exercise can also improve your hormone levels. Low muscle tone and excess weight can lead to a decrease in testosterone levels, which results in irritability, mood swings and low libido. Exercising on a regular basis and building muscle mass can lower weight and raise hormone levels naturally.

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Back to Health Family Chiropractic Treats Auto Injury Patients

Auto injury patients can suffer a range of symptoms, from back pain to neck pain to whiplash. At Back to Health Family Chiropractic, Dr. Michlin is trained in diagnosing and treating spinal and soft tissue injuries. We are experienced in helping our patients find true and lasting relief from the back and neck pain that can often accompany whiplash and other auto accident injuries.

If you have recently been involved in a car accident in the Fort Worth area, do not wait to seek chiropractic care. We, at Back to Health Family Chiropractic, have a variety of different treatments and techniques we can use to help you feel better – and fast.

Fort Worth Auto Injury Patients Find Relief from Our Chiropractor

Fort Worth auto injury victms that have recently been involved in a car accident in and feel they may have suffered an auto injury such as whiplash, neck pain or back pain, your first call should be to our chiropractor, Dr. Michlin.

Fort Worth auto injuries can cause various types of pain, including neck pain, back pain, whiplash and headaches. Many of these symptoms are caused by a misaligned spine or soft tissue injury. Dr. Michlin is experienced in working with the Atlas vertebrae, the topmost vertebrae which supports a person’s head. If this particular portion of your spine becomes misaligned, it can be very painful and lead to further complications down the road. We are the only chiropractic office in North Texas who offers realignment of the Atlas vertebrae by a Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal Doctor.

Other treatments we offer at our Fort Worth office to rehabilitate and resolve various injuries and pain conditions include spinal adjustments, spinal decompression and soft tissue work.

If you have recently been involved in an automotive accident, it is important that you get in touch with our chiropractor as soon as possible. The faster you come to us at Back to Health Family Chiropractic, the sooner we can make you feel better and allow you to move on with your life.

Whiplash

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A motor vehicle collision can be a traumatizing and inconvenient experience. From a small fender bender to a major impact collision, your car and your body can be damaged during the event. Sometimes, the physical effects are not felt for days or even weeks after the collision. Your back and neck can sustain severe trauma resulting in painful symptoms that can worsen without treatment. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in motor vehicle collisions.

What is Whiplash?

The human head weighs 9 to 17 pounds and is supported by your neck alone. A sudden impact can cause your head to be thrown violently forward, backwards, to the side or in a combination of directions in less than three hundredths of a second. When the head hits the end range of its motion (is fully stretched in the first direction), it then snaps back towards the direction from where it started. During the process there are a multitude of forces that can happen to your neck including stretching, straining and shearing of the tissues. In some cases we have even observed tonsillar herniation of the brain which means that the brainstem has been pulled into the hole in the bottom of your skull where the spinal cord exits into the spinal canal. Your neck cannot manage the weight of your head moving in such a dramatic fashion.

Immediate symptoms of whiplash may be mild or severe. They may include muscle pain and stiffness in the neck and shoulders, headaches, dizziness, visual disturbance and brain fog. Left untreated we have seen continuation of initial symptoms that can increase in severity as well as long term consequences including but not limited to diagnoses such as chronic migraines, fibromyalgia and even misdiagnosed Multiple Sclerosis.

Whiplash Treatments

After a collision your neck might not feel sore at all, but this doesn’t mean you won’t have whiplash. Symptoms are often slow to appear and they can last for weeks, months or longer. Even those involved in minor collisions or “fender benders” with little or no vehicle damage are encouraged to seek treatment for any injuries that may have resulted. Live human crash studies have shown symptoms in individuals who were rear ended at speeds as low as 2.5 miles per hour.

Ice your neck immediately to reduce any inflammation or swelling that would result from strained muscles. Ice in a zip lock bag directly on the skin at the site of injury is the best approach. Leave the ice on the skin until the area gets numb (often about 20 minutes) before removing it. Repeat every hour as needed. Do not use heat directly on an inflamed area. While the heat may feel good initially, it will increase swelling and the pain will be worse a few hours later. Take a warm bath or shower to soothe your muscles and then use ice immediately afterwards in order to reduce the swelling and inflammation.

We highly recommend that you do not mask the symptoms and ignore the root cause of your injury. Omega 3 fatty acids such as are found in a high quality fish oil will help reduce the pain and swelling caused by inflammation. Pain killers such as Ibuprofen will also reduce inflammation but they have dangerous side effects and may delay your seeking appropriate care to treat the cause of the problem. Please use medication with caution and listen to your body.