Although back pain can affect people of all ages, it is particularly prevalent in people aged over 60, who are more likely to be facing issues caused by the degeneration of the joints in their spine. Research indicates that back pain is related to earlier mortality, suggesting that steps need to be taken to stop it in its tracks, as early as possible.
There was an interesting news headline the other day…”Opioids could kill nearly as many Americans in a decade as HIV/AIDS has killed since the epidemic began in the early 1980s.” In fact, death from opioid use has tripled over the last 15-18 years…it is no respecter of persons, not age, sex, or ethnicity. So how do we stop this epidemic, and still manage our pain?
Chiropractic Neurology is one of the most exciting new breakthroughs in health care that I have experienced in my practice to help my patient’s. It has allowed me to improve the health and treat conditions that I would have been totally at loss to help prior to my functional neurological training.
There are millions of car crashes in the Unites States every year, many of them major in damage and injury. But even those that seem like minor accidents can leave long-term, painful symptoms and/or disabilities for the victims.
Many of these injuries affect the spine, which causes both chronic back and neck pain, possibly for years.
I am Dr. Michael Taggart, a board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic, practicing in Kirkland, WA since 1992. I have had over 20 years of clinical experience and specialize in chronic conditions. I have advanced training in neurology, spinal rehabilitation, functional endocrinology, laboratory testing/interpretation, and nutritional therapy.
Let me introduce you to “Brain Based Therapy
Your brain, believe it or not, is like plastic!
Just as plastic can be molded to change its functionality, with the proper encouragement, the brain can change it’s functionality as well!