Reasons to see a Chiropractor


In the past decade, prescriptions for Ritalin, a stimulant medication commonly used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), increased five-fold, with 90 percent of all prescriptions worldwide consumed in the United States. As many parents grow leery of the traditional medical approach to ADHD, doctors of chiropractic are offering promising results with non-drug treatments that focus on postural muscles, nutrition and lifestyle changes that affect brain activity.

Some children may simply have difficulty learning certain subjects, but the current system—in a sense—prompts school officials to encourage their parents to have the children diagnosed with ADHD.

Doctors of chiropractic and chiropractic neurologists offer a non-drug and non-invasive treatment alternative for ADHD patients that targets the underlying problems, not just symptoms.

Chiropractic neurologists are trained to identify the under functioning part of the brain and find treatments to correct the problem, to help that hemisphere grow.

While chiropractic neurologists have found success in treating ADHD and learning disabilities by providing the necessary brain stimulation, they also recommend nutrition and lifestyle changes that may help correct or prevent biochemical imbalances that cause ADHD.

If you or your loved one is diagnosed with ADHD or has the symptoms, contact our Office today.  Chiropractors are trained to identify neurological problems and find individual non-invasive treatment modalities. We can also assess your nutritional status and help you find the diet that will help you manage your condition.



Millions of people suffering from a wide variety of conditions, allergies included, have benefited from chiropractic care even though chiropractic is not an allergy treatment. Why? Because chiropractic is a method of health care that permits your body to function at its best. That is especially important if you suffer from allergies. But first, let's find out, what is an allergy? Your immune system keeps you 100% natural, organic, unadulterated you! It recognizes and destroys anything not supposed to be in you: bacteria,* viri, pollutants, dust, pollen, drugs, tumors, dead pieces of your own cells, and even artificial hearts and donor organs.** (Metal and plastic, however, don't trigger an immune reaction.) A healthy immune system means high resistance to disease and infection, better ability to deal with stress, and greater health and well-being.


When you have asthma, two main things are happening in your lungs: the muscles around the airways are constricted and inflamed. Constriction and inflammation narrow your airways, which cause symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. There is increasing evidence that, if left untreated, asthma may cause a long-term decline in lung function.
A Chiropractor can help because a spinal misalignments cause many health problems because vertebrae pinch important nerves and restrict their effectiveness.

Auto Accidents/ Whip Flash

Even a minor automobile accident can have major effects on your health!
When one automobile is struck by another, thousands of pounds of force are exerted on the neck and spine. Whiplash occurs when the head and neck are thrown or "snapped" back and forth very quickly. The painful result is injury to the ligaments, soft tissue, and discs of the neck and spine. Whiplash also causes impingement, stretching, or irritation of the nerves and the spinal cord.

Whiplash can also cause headaches, numbness, pins and needles in the face, chest, arms or hands, anxiety, neck pain, back pain, ear ringing, dizziness, hearing loss and/or blurred vision. Too many people who have been in a traumatic automobile accident do not receive Chiropractic Care. That is the reason why over half of the accident victims never completely recover from their injuries and may live on pain killers for years to endure repeated surgery. Chiropractic care can make the difference between true recovery and healing or lingering pain and disability.

Unfortunately, Chiropractic is not yet available in emergency rooms and medical doctors are not trained to locate and correct spinal nerve stress. As a result, millions of accident victims leave the hospital with as much spinal nerve stress as they had when they entered. They may continue to suffer for months, years or even decades afterwards

Back Pain

Among people seeking back pain relief alternatives, most choose chiropractic treatment. About 22 million Americans visit chiropractors annually. Of these, 7.7 million, or 35%, are seeking relief from back pain from various causes, including accidents, sports injuries, and muscle strains.

Bed Wetting

Bed wetting has a number of causes:
•    Lower level of the anti-diuretic hormone (ADH)
•    Smaller bladder
•    Deep sleeping
•    Medical conditions, such as diabetes, urinary infections
•    Stress or other emotional disorders, common to teenagers
There a solution that has demonstrated a great deal of success in eliminating the causes of bedwetting. This solution is available though Chiropractic treatments that locate and correct the causes of bedwetting.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrom

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a repetitive stress injury (RSI). This category of injuries is caused by repetitive motion, such as typing or assembly line work, which causes pain and injury over time. The earlier that an RSI is diagnosed and treated, the better the outcome can be. Diagnosis includes physical examination and possibly x-rays. Typically, the chiropractic treatment for RSI includes manipulation of the affected wrist and elbow, as well as manipulation of the upper spine.


As your child is being born, the neck and back vertebrae can go out of alignment due to the stretching and compressing of the body as it emerges into the world. If your delivery included a prolonged pushing stage, forceps or vacuum extraction, or other form of assisted delivery, the chances of a misalignment are great.

If the misalignments, called vertebral subluxations, are big enough, the functioning of major systems in the body can be compromised. The digestive system can be affected and ineffective digestion of breast milk and formula can cause major discomfort in your baby, leading to colic episodes.

Many parents are wary of taking their small, helpless babies to see a chiropractor. However, it’s the adjustments that a chiropractor will right the misalignment of your baby. The Chiropractor wills basically applying gently pressure with the finger to areas on the neck and back.


Ear Infection

Ear problems can be excruciatingly painful, especially in children. With 10 million new cases every year, ear infections (otitis media) are the most common illness affecting babies and young children and the number one reason for visits to the pediatrician—accounting for more than 35 percent of all pediatric visits.

Chiropractic treatment mobilizes drainage of the ear in children, and if they can continue to drain without a buildup of fluid and subsequent infection, they build up their own antibodies and recover more quickly.

Head Aches

If you are suffering from headaches, you’re not alone. Nine out of ten Americans suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing, and some cause debilitating pain and nausea.

An alternative to the pain would be spinal manipulation.  The primary form of care provided by doctors of chiropractic – may be an effective treatment option for tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck.

Neck Pain

Your neck, also called the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. Incredibly, the cervical spine supports the full weight of your head, which is on average about 12 pounds. While the cervical spine can move your head in nearly every direction, this flexibility makes the neck very susceptible to pain and injury.

Neck pain can be a result of man different situations. If you are experiencing any type of pain or discomfort call our office today.

Pinched Nerves

When spinal bones lose their normal motion or position, it can cause one of two types of nerve disturbances, a compressed lesion and a facilitative lesion.

A compressed lesion is also known as a pinched nerve. What surprises many is that it's actually quite rare. More common is a facilitative lesion, when a nerve root is stretched, twisted or chafed. Think: hard tissue rubbing on soft tissue. Our job is to locate these areas of your spine and reduce their impact on your nervous system.



The chiropractic approach has been a blessing to countless women with such problems. Chiropractors correct the vertebral subluxation complex (a dangerous condition in your spine that interferes with the nervous system and causes a state of "dis-ease" or reduced health and wholeness) that can lead to disease.


During pregnancy, weight-bearing changes occurs. This can cause an added stress to the spine. Chiropractic care during pregnancy not only can help you to stay more comfortable, but can also help to facilitate your birth.

Chiropractic care during pregnancy has been shown to significantly reduce the length of time a woman labors.



Sciatica is most commonly a result of a misaligned lower spine that is pinching the root of the sciatic nerve. This subluxation can apply a good deal of pressure on the sciatic nerve and cause severe pain. A faulty pelvic alignment could put the gluteal muscles under duress and the sciatic nerve will be pinched as it passes through the buttocks. A slipped or herniated disc is another cause of sciatica and is usually a result of trauma from a fall or accident. Less commonly noted causes would include arthritis, tumors, diabetes, vitamin deficiencies, and any degeneration as a result from long-term stress on the lower back. Often traumatic events are not the cause of sciatica. Standing, sitting, walking, running, heavy lifting, bending, twisting, or even sneezing can bring on symptoms.

It is important that you contact your chiropractor when the pain originally begins. A number of sciatica treatments can be prescribed (that don’t include surgery or medications) to help with your sciatica. The first thing your chiropractor will do is review your complete medical history to determine when the problem began and the possible causes. Then a complete physical and chiropractic exam is performed, and x-rays may be taken.


Almost anyone can help to identify a child or adult with scoliosis just by viewing the person in a standing position, preferably bare-chested and in shorts, and observing the following: One shoulder may be more elevated than the other, one scapula (shoulder blade) may be more elevated or more conspicuous than the other, there may be more room between the arm and the body on one side when the arms hang relaxed at the side., one hip may look to be raised or more prominent than the other, the head is not in plumb with the pelvis, when the person is viewed from the rear and asked to lean forward until the spine is horizontal, one side of the back seems more raised than the other,  The child or adult should be sent to a healthcare professional, such as a chiropractor, for further assessment once scoliosis is suspected.

Slipped Disk

A disk will either bulge or herniate. A bulge is when the inner fibers of the outer portion of the disc tear, allowing the inner material to cause a bulge, kind of like a bad tire. A herniation is when the inner and outer fibers of the outer portion of the disk tear, allowing the inner material to actually "leak" out.  A herniation is worse but often they both cause the same symptoms...back pain, leg and buttock pain, numbness, weakness are the most common. In order to fully diagnose a disk condition, an MRI is a must.  The MRI is definitive in giving us the most accurate picture of what is going on.

Chiropractic has been a natural solution helping people with a variety of disc problems.


Chiropractic stress release involves touch; this factor alone sets the stage for release of muscular tension. The chiropractic administers one or a series of manipulations ("adjustments") to the spine and surrounding musculature. The adjustments restore fatigue or stress by removing nerve irritation, releasing muscular tension and improving blood circulation.

The combination of stress reduction techniques and chiropractic care allows the body/mind to do what it innately knows best: to heal and rejuvenate itself for vital living!

Chiropractor - Coral Gables, Dr. Alan Creed, 1427 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables FL, 33134 305-446-1718