Posts Tagged ‘Lazar Spinal Care.’

Chris’ Story

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Kelly’s Story – Migraines and Chiari I Formation

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Kelly says she found her salvation from these headaches. Enjoy.

Multiple Sclerosis: Can Upper Cervical Help?

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a progressive degenerative neurological disorder where the ‘insulation’ around the nerves (called myelin) breaks down.  Without this insulation, neurological signals aren’t able to travel as quickly as they once were, and neurological symptoms set in.  These symptoms involve numbness and tingling, unsteadiness, loss of strength, and vision changes, to name a few.

Conventional medicine offers drug therapy, and recommends stress management, physical therapy, and supervised exercise for those who suffer with MS.  One article states, “Only 3% of those taking [a certain drug]…stopped taking it because of side effects.”  However, known side effects of this specific drug are fever, chills, muscle aches, tiredness, depression, abdominal pain, increased liver enzymes, and blood cell count decreases. Other people in clinical trials for this drug mentioned feeling sad, tired, hot or cold, they experienced hives, rashes, bruising, yellowing of the skin, and a change in body weight (some gained, some lost).  The study went on to mention there were things health care providers could do to lessen these symptoms.  Their suggestion: prescribe other medications to treat the effects of this specific drug.

Keep in mind, these lesions involving myelin sheaths are in the brain.  While the mechanism of actions of MS drugs in the interferon family are, “still being investigated,” we do know that natural interferons (not the synthetics ones used in drug therapy) are used in the body to respond to certain types of infections, typically viral infections.  The point here is that interferons are involved in our immunity.  So, at the very least, these MS drugs alter our body’s immune system.  Further, since MS affects cells in the brain, it would be prudent for researchers to find out the effects these drugs have on the brain itself.

The great news is, there is research supporting the efficacy of specific Upper Cervical Chiropractic care for patients with MS.  One article discussed a 46-year-old female whose symptoms had completely disappeared after just four months of Upper Cervical care.  Further, MRIs of her brain as late as two years after the initial care began actually showed a decrease in intensity of the original lesions.  The side effects of Upper Cervical care involve better, more restful sleep, better mood, more regulated heart rate and internal body functions, decrease in pain, plus more.

Another study concluded, “A causal link between trauma-induced upper cervical injury and disease onset for…MS…appears to exist. Correcting the injury to the upper cervical spine…may arrest and reverse the progression of…MS.”

While there is no way to know whether or not your specific situation will respond this well to care, it is a great first step.  The worst case scenario is simply that your body will be functioning better, and you’ll still have to find another intervention for your MS.  However, the odds are in your favor when you are free from neurological interference, and removing neurological interference is the only thing we do at Lazar Spinal Care.

To speak with me about your specific situation, please email my office at, or call us at (734) 274-5107.  I will be happy to speak with you.

I Love It When People Get It

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

It makes me smile when people, “get it.” Whether it’s in a customer service setting and the representative does the right thing, or a doctor patient setting, when the light bulb goes on. No matter how you see it, when someone has an ‘aha’ moment, it’s a beautiful thing.

I was taking care of a lady yesterday and she has been suffering with intense hip and leg pain for the last 12 years. After one spinal correction, the irritation was removed from the nerve system, and she was able to bend over like never before, she could stand straight (instead of having one leg slightly bent to accommodate her misalignment), and she was ecstatic!

At the New Patient Orientation that night, she kept commenting on all the people she knew that would benefit from this type of specialty care. In other words, she got it. The light bulb went on. She realized in that moment that her health was a beautiful gift from God that she was just re-gifted. And now she wants to pay that forward.

We’re looking forward to helping more people. We’ve been re-thinking some of our systems in the office because people are having to schedule out into the future to get in, and some people have had to wait in our office (my biggest frustration to date). If you are a current practice member and like or don’t like something about your experience at Lazar Spinal Care, please let us know. We’ll do what we can to keep you smiling.

Thank you for getting it, everyone! You make it even more fun to take care of people everyday. And that’s exactly what we do best!

On purpose,

Dr. Lazar