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Category Archives: Before and After – UC Chiropractic Cases

A mother in her 40’s with leg weakness and low back pain (video)

A mother in her 40’s with leg weakness and low back pain (video)

Can a gentle release in the neck unlock the low back and increase strength in the legs?

Many patients struggle with lower body issues, whether it be pain, discomfort, or weakness in the low back, hips, or legs. Because these issues are near or below the waist, they seek solutions that start at the waist and below.

And this makes sense, and many people find a solution that works for them…

But some people do not get any better just focusing on the location of the pain or weakness…Which leads them to start looking for a slightly more holistic perspective.

What if the whole body is actually involved?

What if the patient needs someone to evaluate their balance from their head to the feet? What if the problem is not just local, but also global?

In the video below we do a brief review of a case of a woman in her 40s who experienced weakness in her legs and serious low back pain. She found healing in releasing her neck and the resulting posture shift, as her body was allowed to process prior trauma from a few accidents and injuries.


Hello, this is Dr. Zachary Ward here at Life in Alignment Chiropractic, in Auburn Hills, MI.

We are continuing our series “10 Patients in 10 Minutes” specifically talking about a mother in her 40s who was experiencing leg weakness, specifically in her ankles and the knees, and also a lot of low back pain…Very painful while she was driving.

What you’re looking at right now is this patient’s posture.

Hopefully you can see the way that her low back is over here. And her upper back is over here.

And the way she is leaning this way, and although you can’t really see her neck because the hair is in the way, you can see the way her head is off this way…Kind of insinuating her neck is going over to the right as well.

So this is the before and after of the neck after the first correction.

The before image is on your left, and the after image is on the right.

What you’re looking at is the junction of the head and the neck here. The junction of the head of the neck here.

What you should see is the way that the head comes off to the right. And how it comes back to the mid-line. And how the way the neck comes off to the right. And how it comes back to the mid-line.

And I’ve gone ahead and superimposed a graphic of the cervical spine over top, so you can kind of imagine it.

The this is the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh neck bone (cervical vertebrae). You can see the way that this rises up on the left side. This is leaning over to the right. And then how this starts to balance on the vertical, and the neck is not leaning as far this way. And the head comes back over here.

Any questions about this patient or any of the cases you’ve seen in this series, you can go ahead and give me a call at 248-598-4002. Or you can look me up at LIAChiro.com. I’m a structural and upper cervical chiropractor here in Auburn Hills, MI. Dr. Zachary Ward.

What does a reverse neck curve look like when it corrects (video)

What does a reverse neck curve look like when it corrects (video)

We look at two cases of serious reverse curve (C-shaped) moving towards straight, with two different symptom patterns: head/neck and shoulder. These cases are featured because they are realistic both in the their changes, and their time frames. There are different kind of reverse neck curves Recently I took a moment to answer a question… Continue Reading

Upper cervical chiropractic and torticollis (congenital)?

Upper cervical chiropractic and torticollis (congenital)?

Does neck alignment matter in torticollis? Below is a story of Baby M who is currently undergoing care to improve her neck and body alignment to see if it will help her torticollis. This story has been updated as of April 30, 2019. See below. What is congenital torticollis Not long after birth some babies… Continue Reading

Three millimeters to headache freedom?

Three millimeters to headache freedom?

Many cases of chronic and recurring head pain (like tension head ache, migraine, etc.) are treated by focusing on the head…Where the pain appears to be. But many cases of chronic headache may actually be stemming from biomechanical problems in the neck and deserve to have an evaluation from a chiropractic provider, especially one with… Continue Reading

Vertigo can be caused by neck alignment (video)

Where vertigo comes from is a huge question that a lot of people have. Especially because vertigo symptoms are so confusing, and can include and be confused for dizziness, nausea, lightheadedness, and evenĀ  migraine, anxiety, and motion sickness. As an upper cervical chiropractor, I am very aware of the primary causes of vertigo symptoms, which… Continue Reading

Why Patients Love Our Chiropractic Care

Upper cervical chiropractic at Life In Alignment is different. And different is good.

Fewer adjustments

Fewer adjustments

There are common patterns to spinal breakdown that must be corrected for the best changes in symptoms. We focus on the areas that get the most return on your investment.

Results you can see

Results you can see

All healing takes time. But outside evidence of positive inside changes should be quick in coming. View images from the before and after gallery to see what kind of results you might be able to see in your own spine.

What you need meets what you want

What you need meets what you want

Relief care, corrective care, or long term wellness.Find out what it's going to take for each, and then pick the plan that fits your goals, budget, and lifestyle.
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