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DUKES CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH CLINIC, P.A. For more than 30 years, Dr. Brenda Dukes has served the greater Plant City area with the goal of helping patients achieve health mentally, physically and spiritually. She founded Dukes Chiropractic Health Clinic, P.A. with the motto "to love, to serve, and to give out of abundance". Dr. Dukes attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry. She then continued her education at Life University in Marietta, Georgia, where she received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1984. In November 1992, Dr. Dukes then earned a Diplomate in Neurology to expand her knowledge of the treatment of nervous system dysfunction. She is also Board qualified in Orthopedics. Dukes Chiropractic Health Clinic emphasizes improving your overall health in an effort to reduce pain and illness. According to a 2011 report from the Institute of Medicine, about 100 million American adults suffer from chronic pain- about 40% of people over 18. Dr. Dukes is specifically trained to identify, locate and correct the root cause of communication interference between the brain and the body by means of the nervous system. Dr. Dukes and her team educate patients on the value of the nervous system in the function of organs and structures. “The organs and structures want to function, but if you don’t have nerve flow, it just won’t happen properly,” said Dr. Dukes. Gray’s Anatomy, an iconic medical textbook, describes the nervous system as the master control system of the body: “The nervous system controls and coordinates all organs and structures of the human body. Misalignment of the spinal vertebrae and discs may cause irritation to the nervous system, which could affect the structures, organs, and functions.” Dr. Dukes says this statement solidifies why she and her team are hereto aid and assist patients in improving their quality of life. When pain and illness rob one of a sound quality of life, chiropractic care can help patients achieve a pain-free life, gently and effectively. Unlike traditional medicine, chiropractic uses a non-invasive and drug-free approach. According to the 2018 Gallup-Palmer College Annual Report, 79 percent of Americans prefer to try other ways to address their physical pain before they take pain medication prescribed by a doctor and 52% of people PAGE

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chose a chiropractor for effectiveness. Furthermore, in 2017 the American College of Physicians published updated guidelines in the Annals of Internal Medicine, citing heat therapy, massage, acupuncture and spinal manipulation (a centerpiece of chiropractic care) as possible options for non-invasive, nondrug therapies. According to the guidelines, prescription opioids should be a last resort for those suffering from low back pain, as the risk of addiction and overdose may outweigh the benefits. “We are so thankful many are seeing the documented studies that support and validate chiropractic care,” said Dr. Dukes. “We are so pleased to see advancements in research for doctors of chiropractic.” Dr. Dukes and her team create an individualized approach to caring for each patient’s needs by way of the neuromusculoskeletal system. At Dukes Chiropractic Health Clinic, patients will receive a holistic approach, looking for underlying causes of disease, discomfort, and pain. The team of highlyqualified and trained professionals at Dukes Chiropractic Health Clinic create a comprehensive wellness program, personalized to each patient’s needs. Treatment is central to regaining quality of life and central to the practice. Dukes Chiropractic Health Clinic, P.A. offers care for joint pain, neck and back pain, pregnancy care, nutritional screening, spinal pelvic stabilizers, headaches, as well as auto injuries. Additionally, the practice offers cardiovascular testing with the Digital Pulse Wave Analyzer, a FDA-approved diagnostic tool which

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FOCUS Magazine Plant City Edition Issue 18-08 August 2019

FOCUS Plant City 18-08  

FOCUS Magazine Plant City Edition Issue 18-08 August 2019

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