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Have you ever fallen down? Fallen out of a tree? Been hit in the head or face with a hard object? Run into another person? Have you ever been in an auto accident? Motorcycle accident? Bicycle accident? Quad accident? Have you ever been knocked out? Knocked “silly”? Had your bell rung? Lost consciousness for a few seconds or even longer? These types of accidents (and much more!) often result in an extreme shaking of the head, often violent, known as a “concussion.” Symptoms of a concussion are known. They are a headache, disorientation, amnesia, poor balance, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, memory …

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Automobile Accidents

Symptoms of whiplash can take up to a year (or longer) to manifest themselves. Some of the primary symptoms are neck pain and stiffness with the loss of range of motion, headaches, shoulder or arm pain and/or tingling or numbness, tinnitus, blurry vision, and more.

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Oh, My Aching Knees!

How many times have you heard someone say that! Every joint in the body has muscles that cross the joints that (hopefully) are balanced enough to keep them aligned. There are 650 muscles that move 200 bones and hold these bones in their proper alignment. By “proper alignment” I mean they are aligned in such a way that the ends of the bones, i.e., the joints, fit perfectly together. What happens if they’re not lined up the way your genes dictate that they should be aligned? These misalignments cause pain because they have become inflamed! “Arthros” is a Greek word …

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After the Dental Appointment

Did you know that the number one cause of TMJ is dental work? Your trip to the dentist may have long-lasting effects other than just a cute smile and straight teeth. Your jaw pain, misalignment, headaches, body aches and pains could be the result of that last visit to your dentist. It’s important to understand that this isn’t the dentist’s fault. They need to get their hands inside your mouth to do the necessary work and get the job done. If the dentist has larger hands, then they may need to open your mouth wider, stretching, and consequently turning off muscles …

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Muscle Weakness From Trauma

Have you told your buddies that the flag football or basketball games are now just a distant memory and that you don’t do that anymore… not because you don’t want to but because you hurt too much afterwards?

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My Left Shoulder

This is the most severe of all the shoulder surgeries and the hardest to rehabilitate. Thankfully, I already had muscles turned back on from the original trauma by seeing several of my colleagues who specialize in Applied Kinesiology.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

In the case of CTS, one of the simplest cures is to turn on and re-balance the muscles of the forearm, or arm, or shoulder. That’s it. Not “exercise it”, not “stretch it”, not “ultrasound it”, or “cold pack it”, or “hot pack it”, or anything like that.

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Ow! My Back Hurts!

My name is Dr. Joel Vickers, and as a trained Applied Kinesiologist I can see (with posture analysis) test (by manual muscle testing) and correct (through Applied Kinesiology muscle balancing techniques) postural distortions caused by muscles that are turned off and are no longer pulling their own weight. Call the Nutritional Healing Center of Ann Arbor at (734) 302-7575, and I will help you get out of pain and…get back the strength you once had.

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Applied Kinesiology: What Can It Help?

My name is Dr. Joel Vickers. I am a Doctor of Chiropractic and I specialize in a diagnostic technique known as Applied Kinesiology. (Read the bullet points below to see how it can benefit you!) In March of this year, 2014, I made the decision to come to Ann Arbor to help Dr. Schmidt with his clinic’s Chiropractic needs. Being trained by Dr. Schmidt in Nutrition Response Testing, I already understood how a patient’s nutritional status could impact their body’s ability to heal and “hold” its Chiropractic adjustments. As a Doctor of Chiropractic who specializes in Applied Kinesiology, there are …

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How are Your Wheels?

Your feet are your wheels. They are your connection with the ground, and if they are out of alignment or crooked from trauma (ie, jolts, jars, falls, etc.) then they can make your walking or running experience miserable.

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