Common Issues

454983987High Blood Pressure

New reports on WebMD indicate that proper chiropractic adjustments “have the effect of not one, but two blood pressure medications with no side effects”. Results showed that subjects had a significant decrease in their blood pressure. The first bone in the neck, the Atlas is linked directly to the regulation of blood pressure. Click to read the article here

 

lakeland_fl_chiropractor_testimonials“Since getting specific adjustments at New City, my primary care doctor has taken me off all my high blood pressure medication, my blood pressure is normal! I no longer need these medications which I took for 13 years. Thank you!”
-Jan C.

 

 

 

 

 

128933401Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

For years research strongly supported that the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel stems from problems in the spine of the neck. The spine has a direct link to the health of the wrist, due to the nerves. Nerves that start in the neck branch down to the shoulder, to the elbow, wrist and fingers. A misalignment of a vertebra in the neck can lead to a variety of wrist conditions.

Dr. Barker explains how Chiropractic helps Carpal Tunnel. Click the image to watch the video.

 

lakeland_fl_chiropractor_testimonials“ I was experiencing numbness in my right hand and forearm. The doctors showed me how the mis-position of my neck was causing a pinched nerve. Since starting care at New City I now have complete feeling back in my hand and arms.”
-Justin M.

 

 

 

 

 

176779874Allergies/Sinus Issues

Every year in the USA 60 million people suffer from allergies and sinus related issues. Allergies/sinus issues occur due to a poorly functioning immune system. One of the best ways to improve immune system function is to improve nervous system function through chiropractic. Ronald Pero, Ph.D., chief of cancer prevention research at New York’s Preventive Medicine Institute found that chiropractic patients had a 200 percent greater immune-competence than people who had not received chiropractic, and 400 percent greater immune-competence than people with cancer or other serious diseases. Pero concluded that “chiropractic may optimize whatever genetic abilities you have” so that you can fully resist serious disease. Click here to read the article

“Since I started being adjusted I have noticed a huge improvement in my allergies. I have had less sinus pressure and congestion. I have noticed I get sick a lot less. I feel amazing, Thank you.”
-Joan J.

lakeland_fl_chiropractor_testimonials“ I have suffered with allergies and neck and back pain for a long time. Since coming to New City chiropractic I am completely off my Zyrtec allergy medication with no more neck or back pain! I wish they were around 15 years ago, because I would have had a better quality of life.”
-Leonard N.

 

 

 

 

lakeland_fl_chiropractor_testimonials“ Our whole family has had allergy issues, we took Sudafed, flonase and allegra. Just though “this is life”, have to deal with it. Since starting care we are off ALL sinus and allergy Medications!”
-Kimberly and Ian. F

 

 

 

 

 

 

178856847Posture

Think about how healthy people usually stand? According to the American Journal of Pain Management “Posture effects and moderates every physiologic function from breathing to hormonal production. Spinal pain, headache, mood, blood pressure, pulse, and lung capacity are among the most easily influenced by posture”. Take a deep breath in and out, now stick your head out and roll your shoulders in and take another breath. It’s much harder, reducing lung function by up to 30%. The American Geriatric Society posted an article that showed a “44% increased death rate with 1.7-cm of hyperkyphosis, due to association with restrictive pulmonary disease and poor physical function. Click here to read the article

lakeland_fl_chiropractor_testimonials“After my spine was examined I learned things about the posture of my neck that I was unaware of. Why would I wait to have problems that can be corrected now while I am young? Today, I’m walking straighter and taller thanks to God and Dr. Barker.”
-Catherina D.

 

 

 

 

lakeland_fl_chiropractor_testimonials“ I have had poor posture and soreness due to it. Since starting care at New City Chiropractic I feel so much better about myself both mentally and physically. I am a new person due to all of this. Thank You.”
-Alex B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

128926250Depression

The rise in depression rates are growing among adults and now children. Many antidepressant medications are loaded with dangerous side effects. Neck pain and back pain often accompany those who are depressed. Preliminary research supports that chiropractic adjustments may ease depressive symptoms. Recent research shows that “The process of a spinal adjustment is like rebooting a computer. The signals that these adjustments send to the brain, via the nervous system, reset muscle behavior patterns. This is the first time that anyone has used EEGs to prove that there are definite changes to the way the brain processes information after chiropractic care.” Click here to read the article

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stomach/Digestive Issues

Acid Reflux research has been linked to problems with the lower and upper part of the spine. The research shows that patients with IBS and Acid Reflux have a significantly higher risk of back pain. Interference to these nerves may cause dysfunction to proper bowel and stomach function. Click here to read the article

“My back pain is no longer unbearable. My digestion and stomach problems have drastically reduced. I can now go out to eat without having to run to the bathroom. This has changed my life. Thank You.”
–Brittany K.

 lakeland_fl_chiropractor_testimonials“I was having a lot of stomach aches, digestive issues and constant itchy skin. I was told to just take antibiotics and allergy meds for a possible infection. Since coming to New City I am so much better. I have very minimal digestive problems, no itchy skin, off all allergy and antibiotics. I’ve lost 35 pounds and feel like I’m getting much better and that I am finally being heard and helped!”
-Charity D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shoulder Pain

Misalignment of the cervical spine leads to stressed muscles not only in the neck, but also the entire shoulder. Nerves may become impinged, causing the muscles to spasm and function poorly.

“I had frozen shoulder for some time. Through Chiropractic and spinal exercises I was given, I am now able to use my shoulder and arm again without restriction. Thank You.”
– Winona A.

lakeland_fl_chiropractor_testimonials“ I had a right shoulder problem, and my wife had sciatica. I tried chiropractic before. Since coming to New City Chiropractic I no longer have shoulder pain and Cindy isn’t having problems anymore either.”
-Donnie and Cindy L.

 

 

 

 

 

480567075Knee Pain

Your spine is like a car, if your car is out of alignment what happens to the tires? They will wear out more on one side. Your body is no different. When your hips are misaligned it will cause a wear pattern on the knee, ankle and foot below. Sacroiliac (sacrum and pelvis) and Lumbar (low back) misalignments may affect the hip and, in turn, the leg alignment putting an extreme amount of strain on the entire low body including the knee.

“I was a runner for years. Due to recent knee problems I had to stop, I was gaining weight and overall frustrated. After I started Chiropractic care, we started to correct my spine. My knee pain has diminished”
-Steven S.

lakeland_fl_chiropractor_testimonials“I had right knee pain and lower back pain for as long as I can remember. Since starting at New City, my chronic lower back and knee pain have almost disappeared! Years of sports and competitive cheerleading, my pain was unbearable. Now I can finally live a pain-free life! Thank you New City!”
-Brianna B.