We are so excited to witness lives that have been changed through upper cervical chiropractic! Please join us in celebrating the success of our practice members! Please scroll down to read about their journey through health and healing with Via Vitae Chiropractic.
Migraines Since Birth & Endometriosis
Kaitlin has struggled with health her entire life. She was diagnosed with chronic migraines when she was only three days old and she began having them three or more times a week. After that, she was diagnosed with Wilson’s disease, endometriosis, and gastroparesis, along with many other health concerns. She constantly suffered with nausea and severe abdominal pain. At one point she became unable to gain weight and process nutrition, so she was hooked up to an IV for ten hours each day in order to receive proper nutrition. She endured this regimen for four years, constantly being fearful of germs and having to focus on sterilizing her environment to avoid getting sick. She tirelessly searched for answers with every kind of specialist possible, but “no doctor looked at me as a whole; just as individual parts and organs,” Kaitlin said. She had multiple surgeries to help reduce or eliminate her symptoms, sadly to no avail. She eventually gave up hope knowing that her life would always be filled with these debilitating migraines and other severe health problems. She was also told that due to her endometriosis, she would never have children.
When Dr. Babin met Kaitlin and learned of her debilitating migraines, he encouraged her to try upper cervical chiropractic care in hopes that it would reduce the frequency and intensity of her migraines. At first she was not sure if it would help due to her history, but she decided to give it a try. “After ten years of endometriosis, I had my second menstrual cycle of my life within hours of being adjusted. After about a month, my migraines were completely gone and so was my nausea.” Kaitlin never felt hungry and doctors told her that the nerves in her stomach that would cue hunger were dead and would never work. However after being adjusted through upper cervical chiropractic, Kaitlin finally felt hunger for the first time in her life. She was shocked at the results!
Since beginning her journey with upper cervical chiropractic, Kaitlin has been able to eliminate all drugs she was taking for her health concerns. In addition, she and her husband are ecstatic to be expecting the birth of their child in April 2019 and she has continued to receive upper cervical chiropractic care all throughout her pregnancy! “Dr. Babin is one of those people you meet and he instantly makes you feel comfortable. He looked at me as a whole and he let me tell him my whole story and what I wanted my future to be. He has given me back my life and I am now able to enjoy life. Everyone needs upper cervical chiropractic care, whether they have pain or not!”
Numbness and Tingling
Veronica is a vibrant, kind young woman with exciting dreams for her future. For months Veronica was suffering from acute pain in her upper back, shoulders, and neck. The pain was so severe that her hand began to become numb each and every day, causing activities of daily living to be challenging and frustrating.
Veronica’s condition finally drove her to seek medical treatment in hopes of reducing her pain and improving her quality of life. She went to her primary care physician who told her that she most likely had carpal tunnel and referred her to a specialist. She was then diagnosed with loose joints and was given exercises to perform. Sadly, the exercises did not help Veronica and even made her condition much worse. She expressed to the specialist that she felt as though the pain was stemming from her shoulder and neck area, but they continued treating Veronica’s numbing pain in her wrist. Veronica turned to medication in an attempt to control her pain, but she was not content.
Upon meeting Dr. Babin at Via Vitae Chiropractic, Veronica decided to try upper cervical chiropractic care in desperate hope of reducing her pain and numbness. After only a few visits, Veronica started reporting a significant relief from her pain and discomfort. “After a couple of weeks, I no longer experienced numbness in my hand,” Veronica exclaimed. She was surprised at the extent of symptoms that upper cervical chiropractic care can reduce and sometimes even eliminate! “I feel like my overall health has improved. I have better posture and it is easier to lift and carry things, as well as exercise. I can exercise longer because I no longer have pain or numbness.” Carpal tunnel syndrome is a commonly misdiagnosed condition and many people suffer from the same symptoms as Veronica, believing that they have to cope with this condition. However like Veronica, many of these people could truly benefit from upper cervical chiropractic care and may see pain relief through this natural healing method. Veronica says she would highly recommend seeking chiropractic care with Via Vitae Chiropractic. “The staff is very nice, helpful, and great with children. They do everything they can to help their practice members feel comfortable and to fix their health concerns.”
Debbie is a kind, vibrant woman who radiates joy and the love she has for her beautiful family. One day, she reached behind herself to close the car door and was overcome by excruciating pain in her left shoulder. From that point forward she was never able to reach behind her back without the agonizing shoulder pain that would sometimes travel into her neck and arm. She lost complete range of motion in her left shoulder, leaving her unable to even dress herself and lessening her quality of life. “I soon found myself unable to sleep at night because I simply could not get comfortable. The discomfort was truly impacting my life in a negative way.”
Debbie was suffering from a severe case of frozen shoulder. The medical advice she received was to increase Advil in order to reduce inflammation and they would re-check her in six months. “I was reaching my wits end as I did not want to have surgery, nor did I want to continue using Advil on a daily basis.” Once Debbie’s husband began treatment at Via Vitae Chiropractic, he encouraged her to see Dr. Babin for her frozen shoulder but she was hesitant. “I was uncertain if chiropractic care could help my shoulder pain. In addition, I had previously had a cervical fusion and I wasn’t sure if this care would work for me now.” After learning that Dr. Babin uses a different approach to chiropractic care called upper cervical chiropractic, a gentle and specific technique, Debbie decided to give it a try.
After only six appointments, her range of motion was much improved, she started sleeping at night, began dressing herself, and was able to stop taking Advil altogether. “My treatment results were amazing! In three months, my neurological scan was much improved. The pain was gone!” Debbie is now pain-free and is happily telling everyone she knows about the life-changing beneEits of upper cervical chiropractic care. Debbie loves being a practice member at Via Vitae Chiropractic. When asked about her experience, she said that “VVC is very high tech and professional. Dr. Babin and his staff made me feel so welcome and comfortable that I was excited to begin my journey of healing there. Dr. Babin is the most caring and passionate doctor I have ever met. He truly believes in his practice and explains to you exactly how upper cervical chiropractic works.”
Jillian became a practice member at Via Vitae Chiropractic because she was
suffering from severe chronic migraines for as long as she could remember.
She experienced these debilitating migraines multiple times a month, lasting for days and sometimes even weeks. Her condition was drastically interfering with her life as a working wife and mother and was greatly reducing her quality of life as a whole.
She searched for answers by seeing a specialist about her condition. The Birst terrifying concern was that she had multiple sclerosis or possibly a tumor. Once those were ruled out, she was diagnosed with chronic migraines and was then put on medication to help prevent them. However, that was not enough. Jillian was constantly taking pain relievers every day just to manage the pain she was experiencing in order to continue working and taking care of her sweet family. “I decided that I had to do something different and started researching methods that did not include medication.”
Upon learning about Via Vitae Chiropractic and how they can help reduce migraine symptoms, Jillian was skeptical if it would work but was willing to try anything at this point. “Dr. Babin took the time to explain everything to me and the mechanics behind conditions. He blew me away with his attention to care, smarts, and patience.” After beginning upper cervical care, Jillian’s migraines initially got worse but she knew to trust the process. “Within weeks, I became migrainefree!” Jillian was so amazed that focusing on the atlas, the Birst bone in the spine, could have such a great impact on reducing the frequency and intensity of her migraines. “We are so programmed to think that medicine is the answer - but I found that sometimes it is an easier solution than that.”
Thanks to consistent upper cervical chiropractic care, Jillian is now able to enjoy a beautiful, migraine-free life with her husband and their child. “Not only is Dr. Babin an excellent healer who truly cares about his patients’ health, but his staff is just as warm and wonderful. It’s always a happy day when I get to see them!”
KEVIN SUFFERED FROM BACK PAIN, NUMBNESS IN HIS HANDS, AND SLEEP APNEA FOR YEARS…
It greatly interfered with his daily life and drastically reduced his quality of life. He would wake up choking for air after sleeping only a couple of hours. Find out what happened once he began consistent upper cervical chiropractic care in the video below!
Severe Rotator Cuff Pain
Linda is an active woman who loves to play pickle ball with her friends. This sport can be described as a cross between tennis and badminton and it can be very intense on parts of the body. Linda played pickle ball often until something stood in her way. She began to suffer with severe shoulder pain, known as Shoulder Impingement Syndrome. This condition would cause her to have severe pain any time she would move her arm, especially when playing pickle ball. Worried that she might have torn her rotator cuff again, Linda had an MRI taken. However the MRI did not leave her with answers, so Linda continued trying to endure the excruciating pain. Sadly, she gave up her favorite sport as she was no longer able to play with the amount of pain she was enduring. Linda was encouraged to seek chiropractic care in hopes that it would relieve her symptoms.
She came to Dr. Babin expecting that he would adjust her shoulder. When the doctor told her he was going to adjust the first bone in her neck, the atlas, she became very confused. Dr. Babin explained how upper cervical chiropractic care allows the nervous system to optimally function by placing the vertebrae in the spine into their proper place, removing nerve interference and allowing the body to heal. Although doubtful this treatment would work, she agreed to continue. “The first treatment fixed my problem. I jokingly told Dr. Babin that it must be magic,” Linda said. Since Dr. Babin removed the interference in her nervous system by adjusting the atlas, the rest of the nervous system was able to function better as the rest of her spine aligned itself back into its proper place. This allowed her body to heal and caused her symptoms to reduce.
Today, Linda has happily returned to playing pickle ball pain-free. “Dr. Babin was very professional and pleasant. He was willing to explain anything I asked. I would definitely recommend upper cervical chiropractic care no matter the problem!”