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Here is another great story of health and well being restored through NUCCA care…read Lourdes story below…

“When I first came to see Dr. Davis as was having right arm pain and weakness and tingling, facial pain, left jaw pain, sinus problems, sleeping problems and a vibratory feeling throughout my body!  Since I started with the adjustments a month and a half ago I am able to sleep better and more deeply, my sinuses are finally clear!  It is such a relief after suffering for so many years with this condition.  My arm is stronger and I can move it freely without pain.  No more trembling throughout my body or numbness at the tip of the fingers.  I am breathing so much better and have seen so many other changes in my quality of life and the health of my body. 

 I would encourage anyone to definitely try this type of care with the expectation that you are going to see good results with your problem and your overall health.  I love sharing my testimony of my successful experience with my family, friends, and co-workers.  I highly recommend Dr. Davis because he is not only an experienced Doctor who knows what he is doing but also an honest and compassionate person.

 I have really enjoyed my experience at Breath of Life.  Both Dr. Davis and Linde are very kind.  All parts of your care are very well explained.  I have also enjoyed the environment of the office from the nice music, the reading material, to the comfortable and cozy chairs for relaxing after the adjustment.”

Lourdes A.

Is your body working the way that it was designed?  If not, find out if NUCCA care could help you live the life that you were designed for….760-945-1345  www.nuccawellness.com

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Meniere’s disease is a triad of symptoms that affects one ear…hearing loss, vertigo and ringing in the ear.  This condition can be debilitating.  In Dave’s case the vertigo was so severe that he was having a hard time driving.  The ringing in his ears was driving him crazy and the hearing loss was so severe that he was unable to hear his 2 year old daughter crying in the night if he was laying on his good ear.  Here is his story…

“I had been diagnosed with Meniere’s Disease which included vertigo attacks, dizzy spells, ringing in the ear and fullness in the ear and hearing loss.  Since beginning care at Breath of Life Chiropractic all symptoms have improved.  The vertigo has stopped and the dizzy spells have diminished significantly.  The ringing in the ear and head has gone away completely!  The fullness sensation and hearing loss have also improved.  As an added bonus the lower back pain that I had suffered from for over 10 years has completely gone away! 

The NUCCA method is not a magic bullet treatment…your body needs time to heal.  But even three months into care I am still seeing positive changes in my health and life.  The personal relationship that has developed with Dr. Davis has been great.  It is very reassuring that someone else is so interested in my well being!  Thank you…Dr. Davis!”

David N.

Meniere’s Disease is a complex condition that many people struggle to find any answers for…the upper cervical spine has a unique connection to the function of the ear and many people have found the help that they need through upper cervical care.

Tell a Friend today…760-945-1345  www.nuccawellness.com

For more info about upper cervical and Meniere’s Disease check out these links… http://drtanase.com/2010/03/04/do-you-have-menieres-disease/ 

http://theatlasoflife.com/2010/01/20/from-menieres-disease-to-upper-cervical-an-interview-with-dr-kevin-broome/

http://www.erinelster.com/ConditionsDetail.aspx?ConditionID=9

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Hello everyone…Dr. Davis here from Vista…who do you know that has been told that it is too late for them?  Their degeneration in their spine is too severe and they cannot be helped?  They have been told that surgery isn’t even an option anymore.  They will have to just take pain pills and wait to die!!!

Well sometimes there is another option…upper cervical chiropractic…here is Connie’s story…she was 82 when she first came to our office….

“I was having constant pain in my lower back and into my left leg, it was getting to the point that I couldn’t even sleep at night because of the pain.  I went to my medical doctor and after doing an MRI he told me that I was going to have to live with it because I had bone on bone degeneration in my lower back and I was too old for any surgery.  After hearing about Dr. Davis’ office I came in to see if he could help me.  Progress was very slow at first…it took almost 2 months to start feeling the pressure come off of my lower back and left leg.  But the longer I was under care the better I felt!  Not only has there been a dramatic reduction in my lower back pain but I am also sleeping so much better now and my energy level is way up!

I am a very active person and now I can do the things that I want to do again!  I can move so much easier…I just feel younger!  At 82 years old I feel more relaxed and more rested than I have in a very long time!  Thank you Dr. Davis and Breath of Life.”

Connie P.

How does realigning the head and the neck affect someone with pain and degenerative disc disease in their lower back?  Find out more here (https://nuccadoctordavis.wordpress.com/2010/03/04/lower-back-pain-and-nucca-whats-the-connection/)

Tell a Friend about Upper Cervical Care today!  760-945-1345  www.nuccawellness.com

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Injuries to your spine during the rough-and-tumble years of childhood can set the stage for arthritis later on.

Maybe you know someone with arthritis in their hands or even their knees. But arthritis in their spine – now that might be a new one on you!

Arthritis of the spine is known by several names, including osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease and subluxation degeneration. It is actually quite common – but do you know what it is or what causes it?  

This is how it starts – after all – we’re talking about degeneration, which by the very nature of its definition means a process of deteriorating over time. In fact, the first phase of subluxation degeneration can take 20 years to develop!  

One of your spinal joints experiences some sort of trauma. When this happens, your body tries to stabilize the joint by splinting together the bones that make up the joint. It does this by moving calcium into the area of the inflamed joint; the calcium is what actually causes the splint to develop. As the calcium deposits built up, abnormal bone growth results. Subluxation degeneration eventually takes its toll on your body’s health, leading to other conditions.  

Maintaining proper joint alignment and movement is essential to prevent subluxation degeneration. It is best to have an upper cervical chiropractic examination as soon as possible after any type of spinal trauma to reduce your risk of doing damage to your spine.  

Keep in mind that trauma to the spine may occur during the birth process or during any of the “tumble and fall” years of early childhood and adolescence – right on up through the early adult years. In fact, it can take 40 – 60 years for full spinal degeneration to set in – that’s a long time to go without care for a vertebral subluxation that may have occurred when you fell off the bed at the age of two!  

Remember that upper cervical chiropractors are uniquely qualified to detect any type of degenerative change in the spine. The earlier it is detected, the better chance you have for total correction, protection against further damage and a real opportunity to experience what true health is all about!  

Upper Cervical Chiropractic can help to improve joint alignment and function and remember, we can also advise you on the best exercise to do to help relieve pain and keep the condition from progressing.   

Tell a Friend about Upper Cervical Chiropractic Today!!!  

760-945-1345  

www.nuccawellness.com    

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Sometimes you get more than you pay for…Jim came to our office hoping to get some relief from his 30 year battle with cluster headaches…he got that and a whole lot more!  Read his story below to see how Jim’s life has changed because his head is on straight again!!!

“When I first came to see Dr. Davis I was having loss of hearing in my right ear and balance difficulties, extreme headaches and pain behind my right eye, numbness and tingling into my right hand.   

 Since beginning care I have seen my balance improve and my hearing is significantly better.  I can hear voices out of my right ear again!  My headaches and eye aches are much less frequent and less severe…and I am taking less medications now.  I was taking up to two Percosets every day…now I am taking 1-2 per week.  My blood pressure has improved.  (https://nuccadoctordavis.wordpress.com/2010/04/08/lowering-blood-pressure-an-easy-adjustment) I am only 6 weeks into my care and I am looking forward to even more improvement in my health going forward!

 There is no question in my mind that Dr. Davis’s treatments have greatly improved my health.  Both Dr. Davis and Linde are very friendly.  The ambience in the office lends to a relaxed environment.”

Jim W.   

Since his original testimonial over a year ago…Jim has visited his audiologist and his hearing in his right ear has improved by over 50% since beginning upper cervical care!  Remove the interference with the function of the brain stem and the body works infinitely better!

Tell a Friend today!!!  760-945-1345  www.nuccawellness.com

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Your body inappropriately perceives the allergen as a threat.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic care doesn’t treat allergies
. So, why do so many people with allergies mention that they see improvement by receiving care in our practice?

It’s Not the Pollen

There are many signs of an allergic reaction. Itchy eyes. Runny nose. Sneezing. Skin rash. More serious reactions can include constricted air passageways, vomiting and even death. All this from a handful of peanuts, an encounter with a cat or microscopic grains of pollen in the air!

 Allergen Fear?

Your body inappropriately perceives the allergen as a threat.

If everyone reacted to these common substances, we could fix the blame squarely on the nut, dander, shellfish or pollen. But not everyone reacts.

What is it?

Inappropriate Threat

Your nervous system is the master system that orchestrates your immune system, glandular system, respiratory system and every other system that reacts inappropriately to an allergen. Normally, these systems help you respond and adapt to the world around you. But suffering from uncontrollable sneezing around a house cat is probably an inappropriate reaction.

If your nervous system isn’t working right, you don’t work right. So, rather than direct our attention to the countless potential allergens, we locate and reduce the disturbances we find to your nervous system.

  

How full is your adaptation bucket?

A Full Bucket

Each of us was born with the capacity to withstand or adapt to stress. If we’re unable to deal with things we eat, breathe or come into contact with it may be because our margin to adapt is used up.

Pretend that this bucket represents your capacity to adapt to the physical, emotional and chemical stresses of life. Every stressful encounter your body faces, fills up your bucket. If your bucket is already full and you encounter pollen, foods or other chemicals, your bucket overflows.

When that happens, people say they’re having an allergic reaction. But what they’re really saying is, “I’ve lost my ability to adapt. My margin is used up.”

Chiropractic: Nervous System

So, we don’t treat allergies. We look for ways to restore your ability to adapt to allergens by locating and reducing disturbances to your nervous system. Simple, really.

Who do you know that isn’t adapting to the stressors in their life?  Allergies?  Chronic Pain?  Sinus problems? 

Get on the path to better health today through Upper Cervical Care!!!

760-945-1345  www.nuccawellness.com

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Who knew a fun day at the amusement park could result in a whiplash injury?

When they hear the word, “whiplash,” most people immediately picture a rear-end motor vehicle accident. But there are other ways that whiplash injuries can occur, including:

• Assault, such as being punched or shaken

• Roller coaster rides

• Sports, especially contact sports such as football or boxing

• Falls

A whiplash injury occurs when the cervical spine (neck) is stretched beyond its normal range of motion in a forward (flexion), backward (extension) or sideways movement. The discs between the vertebrae, along with their associated muscles, tendons and ligaments can be stretched or torn, resulting in symptoms such as:

• neck pain, stiffness or tenderness

• headache

• dizziness

• numbness or tingling sensation

• muscle spasms

• irritability

• memory loss

• blurred vision

• ringing in the ears

• back pain

• swelling

These symptoms and related pain can show up immediately or up to 72 hours after the impact that caused the whiplash injury. And the pain and discomfort can last for months, even years.  Check out or post on how whiplash frequently predicts future problems here( https://nuccadoctordavis.wordpress.com/2010/06/11/whiplash-predicts-future-problems/)

An article in the British Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine stated that “chiropractic is the only proven effective treatment in chronic cases” of whiplash injury. The article reported the results of a study in which 26 out of 28 patients with chronic whiplash syndrome benefitted from chiropractic care. The authors also noted that “conventional treatment of patients with whiplash is disappointing.”  Convential treatment would include medications and physical therapy most commonly.

The goal of Upper Cervical chiropractic care is to return neck joints affected by whiplash to their normal position to relieve stress on affected nerves and strain on affected muscles. For best results, and to avoid the formation of scar tissue and unnecessary pain, you should make an appointment to come in for an examination as soon as possible after a whiplash injury.

Who do you know that has had a whiplash injury?  Tell them about NUCCA chiropractic today!!!  760-945-1345

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