Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Rockford NUCCA Chiropractor Helping Myasthenia Gravis

LaVerne began NUCCA care in 2008. After 6 months, he described changes in his body..."I'm feeling stronger," he wrote. Myasthenia Gravis is considered an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks its own nerve endings. You can think of it as though the muscles cannot "hear" the signal coming from the brain. Medication is the only remedy, according to the predominant practice in the USA today. However, we know that the immune system is being managed by a particular center in the brain (solitary tract nucleus) which is taking information from other areas in the body. Now if the body is twisted and out of balance, do you think that it will be giving distorted information to the brain?
With the NUCCA procedure, we are able to bring balance back into the spine and entire body. Interestingly enough, the immune system likes this. We can see evidence of this in the fact that LaVerne reported being off all his medications in October of 2013, and he feels fine!
What a fine example of how the body can heal itself when we restore balance in the body! If you're ready to get balance back into your body, call us at 815-398-4500.

Friday, January 3, 2014

NUCCA in Rockford IL Reaching Out...

Experiences from the Intern
                Only around half of the students at Palmer College actually get to be rewarded with an internship.  Students must finish 250 adjustments prior to starting their 10th and final trimester in order to intern with a field doctor.  This was a priority for me because I felt that the learning experience under a field doctor would let me receive more one on one mentoring.  The experience I have gained under Dr. Schalow thus far has been tremendous.
                I have learned a lot from Dr. Schalow in the short month that I have been at 1st Step Chiropractic.  I will share with you a few of the things that I feel are the most important.  First, I have never met anyone who cares about their patients more than Dr. Schalow.  All of the patients here are happy to come in and get checked.  He truly cares for each and every one of his patients and wants them to get better.  Second, I have learned how thorough you must be in order to get great results.  It takes a lot of skill and patience to get the results that Dr. Schalow does.  Many chiropractors run patients in and out the door in a matter of minutes.  Dr. Schalow takes the time needed for each patient and ensures that they receive the quality care that they deserve.  Lastly, I have learned the amount of hard work and hours that you must put in to be a successful chiropractor.  A lot of hard work and countless hours go into running a practice that many patients don’t see or notice.
                In chiropractic school, we always hear about all of the miraculous cases that get well under upper cervical specific chiropractic care.  It is often hard to believe these stories because of not being able to see them on a day to day basis during school.  At 1st Step Chiropractic, I have seen a wide array of cases get better under Dr. Schalow’s care.  I see all of these miraculous cases every day here.  Seeing how a precise realignment of the atlas vertebra can affect so many conditions gives me the motivation to work hard for my future patients.  I thank all of the patients of 1st Step Chiropractic for giving me the opportunity to learn.  Lastly, I thank Dr. Schalow and Dr. Orem for their guidance and mentoring that they have given me.  I’ll end with a great quote from the developer of chiropractic, BJ Palmer, “You never know how far reaching something you think, say or do today, will affect the lives of millions tomorrow."
In good health,
Matt Morris