June 28, 2013

What High Heels Really Do To Your Body

It’s no secret that wearing high heels day in and day out can put a toll on your body. This infographic outlines the often dramatic effects of high heel wearing, probably making the ladies cringe. From a spinal aspect, heels cause an increase in the low back curve (lordosis). This increases the amount of stress on vertebrae and discs and can amplify any pre existing conditions in that area. We can help our heel-wearing patients at Crevar Chiropractic with feet subluxations by adjusting the bones of the feet and re-aligning them. Creating movement in the feet allows for pain relief and […]
May 15, 2013
Can Surgery Prevent Cancer?

Can Surgery Prevent Cancer?

In a controversial move, Angelina Jolie announced yesterday that she had a double mastectomy, surgically removing both of her breasts even though she does not have breast cancer. She carries the BRCA1 gene, which supposedly predisposes women to developing cancer. In an op-ed piece she penned for the New York Times, Jolie revealed that doctors had estimated she had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer. While widely praised for her move, Jolie’s decision and the announcement of that decision weigh heavily on those of us in the medical field that prefer […]
March 25, 2013

Movement Disorders: A Functional Perspective

In the article entitled ‘Movement Disorders: A Functional Perspective,’ my colleague, Dr. Matthew Antonucci, and I discuss the basics of movement disorders – a neurological condition that causes any type of non-purposeful movement, such as tremors or restless leg syndrome – and how our role as functional neurologists can help with these disorders. We use techniques that treat individuals as a whole. In other words, the symptoms and the condition are not treated, but rather the cause of the problem is treated at a neurological level. Please view the article below to find out more about movement disorders and how […]
March 25, 2013

Chronic Disease Linked to High Levels of Stress

In conjunction with my colleague, Dr. Matthew Antonucci, I had the opportunity to publish several articles for the Charleston edition of Health & Wellness Magazine that illuminate various aspects of functional neurology. One of these articles, shown below, discusses how the body responds to stress and the position that one’s autonomic nervous system takes as it categorizes stressful situations. Stress negatively affects all aspects of life and exacerbates most conditions based on your body’s inappropriate responses to it. Diseases such as diabetes, OCD, depression, obesity, and even cancer have been linked to stress. Functional neurology focuses on the “connectivity” of […]
March 25, 2013

Autism: Connecting the…Neurons

In the series of Health & Wellness Magazine articles I published with my colleague, Dr. Matt Antonucci, we took the opportunity to write specifically on Autism and functional neurology. With April being Autism Awareness Month, it only seems appropriate to address the ‘largest childhood epidemic in history’ and how functional neurology is the most effective therapy for a child with a functional disconnection. Functional neurology provides an extremely specialized type of health care that ASD patients can benefit from due to the functional-based approach to understanding and treating the conditions. To read more about Autism and the specific practices that we provide […]