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How Our Chiropractor in Fort Worth Treats Rib Pain

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Are you suffering from rib pain? If so, it’s natural to feel frustrated with conventional approaches to care. Many medical providers take a “wait and see” approach or recommend medication to minimize pain symptoms. Unfortunately, a “wait and see” approach and medication won’t address the root cause of pain. Worse, depending on the location of your rib pain, it could later be confused with heart disease or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This can lead to unnecessary treatments that never address the real cause of your pain.

Dr. Chris Michlin is the only chiropractor in Fort Worth who is the only Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist in North Texas. He provides atlas orthogonal and/or activator adjustments to address rib pain.

3 Things You Need to Know About Rib Pain

1. Ribs are connected to the spine and sternum.

The rib cage includes the sternum (breastbone), the 12 thoracic vertebrae and 12 pairs of ribs. Each rib forms two joints with the thoracic spine in the mid-back. If one or both of these joints becomes restricted, you may experience pain in the chest or the back or a radiating pain sensation from the ribs.

2. Back pain could be a symptom of rib joint restriction.

Common symptoms of rib joint dysfunction include pain in the back, typically underneath the scapula or shoulder blade. You may experience sharp pain when breathing, especially inhaling or pain sensations that “wrap” from the chest to the back.

3. Atlas orthogonal adjustments can help relieve rib pain.

The spine is like a chain-link fence. If a single vertebra is out of alignment, this misalignment can impact the entire spine. This includes the joints that connect in the mid-back with the ribs. Atlas orthogonal adjustments are designed to bring correct alignment back to the spine. Adjustments from our chiropractor in Fort Worth may help to address joint restriction in the thoracic spine and where the anterior joints connect with the sternum. Dr. Michlin also uses an activator for rib adjustments. With the activator, he is able to adjust right at the sternum, at the spinal column, and around the entire rib cage for an immediate alignment.

Call Back To Health Family Chiropractic Today!

Dr. Michlin, the only Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist in North Texas, provides drug-free treatment for rib pain. Schedule Your Appointment with Back To Health Family Chiropractic Today: Call 817-810-9111

How Chiropractic Care for MS Can Make a Difference

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A Multiple Sclerosis (MS) diagnosis can be scary and overwhelming. At Back To Health Family Chiropractic, Fort Worth chiropractor Dr. Michlin is here to help. Dr. Michlin provides comprehensive, holistic care that supports whole body health from within. This approach can help patients eliminate or better manage their symptoms and improve their overall quality of life by addressing nerve interference.

Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Atlas orthogonal care addresses nervous system interference.
    A misalignment in the atlas vertebra (the top of the cervical chain) can impact the brain’s ability to effectively send and receive messages. Atlas adjustments help to bring correct alignment back to the cervical spine, which reduces nervous system interference.
  2. Impingement at the brain stem can block cerebral spinal fluid flow.
    A 2011 study conducted by FONAR found that impingement at the brain stem may impact cerebral spinal fluid flow. Atlas adjustments may help to improve this flow in patients medically diagnosed with MS.
  3. Customized care makes a difference 
    Dr. Michlin works closely with each patient to design a customized care program that addresses their specific wellness needs. At Back To Health Family Chiropractic, we recognize that each patient is different and faces unique health concerns. Our customized approach can integrate nutritional counseling and wellness care to enhance a patient’s whole body health from within.

Next Steps: Improve Your Health with Atlas Orthogonal Care

Curious how our Fort Worth chiropractic care could enhance your life? We invite you to read more about the benefits of atlas orthogonal care and MS in our “MS Success Stories.” Our patients share their personal experiences with how chiropractic care has made a difference in their lives.

Call us today at 817-810-9111 to schedule your appointment today with the only Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist in North Texas, Dr. Michlin.

How Fort Worth Chiropractor Address Scoliosis

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Has your child recently been diagnosed with scoliosis? A scoliosis diagnosis can be both overwhelming and scary. Curves that measure over 25 degrees may progress into adulthood, impacting your child’s quality of life and health. Scoliosis may also cause unexpected and debilitating side effects, like severe headaches. As a parent, you want the best for your child, and it’s natural to worry about which scoliosis treatment will be most effective for your child’s needs.

At Back To Health Family Chiropractic, Fort Worth chiropractor Dr. Chris Michlin has helped families just like yours navigate scoliosis diagnosis and treatment.

Why Traditional Bracing May Not Be Effective for Scoliosis Treatment

Scoliosis treatment typically involves a full metal brace to correct spinal curvature. Unfortunately, this treatment approach is not always the most effective option. Bracing is designed to halt curve progression. However, hard braces have a number of downsides, including the loss of muscular strength and joint stiffening. A scoliosis brace can also stress the ribs and constrict breathing and bone growth.

Scoliosis and Chiropractic Care: What You Need to Know

Children who are at a high risk for curve progression based on their age, skeletal maturity and curve measurement at diagnosis may benefit from a combination of chiropractic care that integrates Atlas Orthogonal adjustments and full spine care. Benefits to this approach include the possibility of curve reduction or prevention of further curvature, as well as relief from secondary scoliosis symptoms, such as headaches and back pain.

Dr. Michlin is the only Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist in North Texas. Scoliosis specialists have flown in from New York to share their patients with Dr. Michlin, because the benefits from the Atlas Orthogonal care can be so dramatic.

Scoliosis success stories from Dr. Michlin’s patients speak for themselves:

“Julia is an eight-year girl who has scoliosis. By wearing a soft scoliosis brace and receiving atlas adjustments, Julia’s spinal curvature had a 17-degree reduction in less than seven months.”

“Our 12-year-old daughter Alison had been suffering from headaches since she was 8 years old. The headaches were getting progressively worse as the years went by until she was diagnosed with scoliosis. From the moment we met Dr. Michlin, we knew in our hearts that our daughter’s pain and suffering will finally come to an end. Under Dr. Michlin’s care, Alison began to feel better and better every day. Today she is headache-free with lots of energy.”

Our Fort Worth chiropractor understands that every scoliosis case is unique and will work closely with your family to find the right treatment for your child’s needs.

Help your child take the first step Back To Health today: Call 817-810-9111

Ear Infection Treatment Success Story: How Our Fort Worth Chiropractor Can Help

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Chronic ear infections can be especially frustrating for the parents of young children– especially if the only treatment options your doctor offers are antibiotics. At Back To Health Family Chiropractic, our Fort Worth chiropractor Dr. Chris Michlin believes there is a better way. Adjustments to the atlas vertebra may help address the root causes of recurring ear infections and support your child’s health.

How Atlas Orthogonal Adjustments Can Help Address Ear Infections

Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist Dr. Michlin recently helped Grant, an 18-month old who had been struggling with ear infections since he was nine months old. Here’s what Grant’s mother has to say about her experience with Dr. Michlin:

“When we first started coming to Dr. Michlin, Grant was only 17 months old. Grant had been struggling with ear infections every month since he was nine months. It was a repetitive thing– every month we’d go to the doctor and every month they’d prescribe a higher strength antibiotic. I didn’t feel that was the answer and I believed there must be a better way.”

Grant’s mother spoke with Fort Worth chiropractor Dr. Michlin about chiropractic care to address chronic ear infections.

“I found out after doing a lot of research that upper respiratory issues, including ear, nose and throat issues, can be caused by a misalignment in the top vertebra. I was looking for someone with Dr. Michlin’s level of expertise.”

“When Grant first started treatment, he was finishing his last dose of antibiotics from the doctor– and he hasn’t had any since,” says Grant’s mother. “Since Dr. Michlin has been adjusting him, Grant has not had any ear infections. Atlas chiropractic care works.”

For Grant’s mother, finding Dr. Michlin has truly improved her son’s quality of life.

“I feel like I am doing a better job as a mother. I’m proud that I looked into other options that have helped him get better and really improve his quality of life.”

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.