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Welcome Introducing The Balanced Spine, a refreshingly unique chiropractic company that is redefining the way you visit a chiropractor. We are the chiropractic wellness company for people who know they need care delivered in a different, less invasive way without compromising the professional service they are used to when visiting their primary care doctor. It's for the people who want the benefits of chiropractic but may have been frightened by the thought of the twisting, cracking and popping that is typically associated with the adjustment. Breaking these perceptions, The Balanced Spine uses efficient, precise, corrective care without cracking or popping the spine (really, we do not use this type of adjusting, nothing against it, we just do not approach care this way). It's for people that want to see results sooner than later, with that in mind, we have perfected the way that we care for our patients so all of the office visits are fast, educational, and yield lifelong results. It's for people like you.   The Balanced Spine tends to differ from modern medicine on one basic way: we take a holistic perspective. That is, we consider the whole body, not just the obvious symptoms of illness. And not just the physical body with all its interconnected systems and functions, but also your mind, emotions, and spirit, your lifestyle, and the way you are affected by the world around you.   Our efforts are targeted toward working in the Chiropractic's and the public's interest to promote high standards, sustainable results and strategic alliances in Chiropractic Services and Products.   We aim to establish The Balanced Spine as the world's chiropractic resource for services and wellness products while preserving our strong ethics, standards and philosophy as we grow.

Whole Family Care At The Balanced Spine we recognize that creating and maintaining good spinal health makes sense for all ages. Some nine million Americans; young and mature, see their chiropractor every year. Babies and children grow quickly, and their muscles, ligaments, and bones develop rapidly. A jump, tumble, or fall can jar the body, affect the spine, and then go undetected for years. Even simple factors, such as a heavy backpack or an ill-fitting car seat, can have negative effects on a child's health. With that said it is evident that babies and children have much to gain from chiropractic care. Regular spinal exams can provide peace of mind for the parent. It is far easier to correct the misalignment early on during childhood rather than waiting for years to address a problem that has really set in. Make an appointment to get your family checked this week at no additional charge. Inquire about our flexible weekday schedule, as well as our 10-minute drop-in family checks available every Saturday for your convenience."


Your Spine-It’s responsible for so much! Make sure it’s aligned. Areas & parts of the body related to each vertebra

Symptoms, warning signals, that you are out of alignment

Headaches, migraines, tension, C1----------------------------------------------------------------- Back of head pulsating or throbbing discomfort C2----------------------------------------------------------------- Various areas of the head Jaw muscle or joint aches and pains C3----------------------------------------------------------------- Side & front of neck Dizziness, nervousness, vertigo C4----------------------------------------------------------------- Upper back of neck C5----------------------------------------------------------------- Middle neck & upper arms Soreness, tension and tightness felt C6----------------------------------------------------------------- Lower neck, arms & elbows in back of neck and throat area Pain, soreness and restriction in the C7----------------------------------------------------------------- Lower arms & shoulders shoulder area

T1------------------------------------------------------------------ Hands, wrists, fingers, thyroid Bursitis, tendonitis T2------------------------------------------------------------------ Heart valves & coronary arteries Pain and soreness in arms, T3--------------------------------------------------------------- Lungs, bronchial tubes, pleura, chest hands, elbows and/or fingers T4--------------------------------------------------------------- Gall Bladder, common duct T5------------------------------------------------------------- Liver, solar plexus T6------------------------------------------------------------- Stomach, mid-back T7------------------------------------------------------------- Pancreas, duodenum T8------------------------------------------------------------- Spleen, lower mid-back

Chest pains, tightness or constriction Asthma, difficult breathing

Middle or lower mid-back pain, discomfort and soreness

T9------------------------------------------------------------- Adrenal glands T10-------------------------------------------------------------- Kidneys T11-------------------------------------------------------------- Ureters T12-------------------------------------------------------------- Small intestines, upper/lower back

Various and numerous symptoms from trouble or malfunctioning of: thyroid, heart, lungs, gall bladder, liver, stomach, pancreas, spleen, adrenal glands. kidneys, small & large intestines, sex organs, uterus, bladder, prostate glands

L1---------------------------------------------------------------- Lliocecal valve, large intestines

Low back pain, aches & soreness

L2------------------------------------------------------------------- Appendix, abdomen, upper leg L3---------------------------------------------------------------------- Sex organs, uterus, bladder, knees L4---------------------------------------------------------------------- Prostate gland, lower back L5---------------------------------------------------------------------- Sciatic nerve, lower legs, ankles, feet

SACRUM------------------------------------------------------ Hip bones, buttocks

COCCYX--------------------------------------------------------- Rectum, anus

Trouble walking Leg, knee, ankle and foot soreness and pain

Sciatica, pain or soreness in the hip and buttocks

Rectal trouble


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Value-Added Offerings

Our Unique Advantages:       Networked locations       Multiple location choices       Confidential patient chart availability       Convenient payment options       Modern equipment       Primetime schedules of care with your choice time-slots       Low-to-no wait time       Boutique-style clinics       Intriguing and serene       Top-notch reputation       Guaranteed results       High success rate       Accountability of care       Wellness programs & workshops       Frequent seminars, convenient locations       Large network of corporate alliances       Enterprise wellness care provided onsite       Open communication with other healthcare providers       Industry leaders in intra-healthcare cooperation       Value-added visits combining technique with wellness education       Treatment and instruction       Accessible locations       Plentiful parking       Convenient clinics       Close proximity to corporate centers       Whole family care       10-minute drop-in family checks on weekends available


NUCCA in the news

The Balanced Spine is part of a growing trend within the chiropractic industry, recognized for its gentle effectiveness and long-lasting results. This special technique of chiropractic care that has gained worldwide recognition is called NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association), and has been touted in the news by the likes of Montel Williams, Good Morning America and other notable news and public information organizations.

In early 2008 Good Morning America ran a story on an intriguing study that linked NUCCA chiropractic care to lowering blood pressure and reducing neck pain, medicine-free. In a double-blind study with a 50-patient group, where 25 were treated and the other half were given “placebo treatment,” the results showed that the “treated” patientsʼ blood pressure was lowered by an average of 17 points, and stayed that low even 8 weeks after treatment. Mentioned in the story was this advice: “Before you go out and get your neck adjusted, you should know that only a handful of chiropractors are qualified to do this kind of thing.” The doctors at The Balanced Spine are members of this elite “handful” that practice this specific technique which yields such amazing results.

In an equally impressive interview Montel Williams gave a testimonial for the specific upper cervical chiropractic technique during The Montel Williams Show, which aired on the Fox network January 2008. The following excerpt is transcribed from the television broadcast: “I'm not certain because I haven't done the scientific research on it to know if this can work for everybody else out there, but I want to tell you I suffer from MS (multiple sclerosis), I have extreme neuralgic pain in the lower extremities, I'm in pain 24 hours a day seven days a week 365 days a year, and then I go to see this doctor, I've had pain in my feet, I've struggled with my balance, so Dr. Erica set me to see a man who I will tell you now, 12 days ago... and there's not a person that knows me who will not confirm this, if you just ask them, everybody who sees me, I am walking differently, my pain is less, I have already regained strength in my left leg, my left leg has dropped because I found out that my pelvis was tilted, it's dropped back down, they are now the same length, it's the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me, take a look at this...”

It is this same special chiropractic technique that The Balanced Spine utilizes each day in helping our patients to regain their freedom from pain and disease.


Praise

“Good customer service. Doctor is very communicative about the process and what he is doing. Good results.” –Thomas W.   “Healing without pain. But of course Dr. Schallman and Amber are my favorites.” –Thomas T.   “The staff is really nice, the offices are very relaxing.” –Daniel W.   “Near to Microsoft, good customer service, effectiveness of the treatment, and definitely Amber!!” ;-) –German M.   “There is generally no wait, itʼs a comfortable environment in the office, and the staff is very personable and friendly.” –Kristina S.   “Dr. Fryer listens, offers advice for movement, diet, stretching; positive nondrug answers, takes necessary time with patients.” –Eilial Z.   “Hospitality of staff and no long wait.” –Jerome M.   “Friendliness, timeliness. The doctors also do a great job explaining what the different tests, results, and exercises do and mean.” – Stephon W.   “Availability and lack of wait. Your staff is always cheerful and friendly.” – Janelle K.   “(I really like) the doctor and the pleasant gals.” –Arlene B.   “Effective care, last-minute appointments when necessary. NUCCA approach is better for me than other approaches Iʼve tried.” –Susan L.   “Iʼm in and out! No waiting. Professional environment. Nice, friendly staff. Dr. Fryerʼs honest advice makes a difference. No beating around the bush.” – Theresa D.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a subluxation? In simple terms, a subluxation is when one or more of the bones of your spine (vertebrae) move out of position and create pressure on, or irritate spinal nerves. The condition, called atlas subluxation process, or ASC, can deliver total postural and body function consequences. Two major effects occur in the body due to the presence of the ASC: 1. One始s entire posture below the head will shift based on the injury that caused the ASC. This occurs because your eyes and ears need to be level with gravity for proper brain function. If the head is out of balance with the body below, this can create tension and tightness throughout your body, and can cause discomfort in tendons, ligaments, joints and muscles. The longer this is left uncorrected the more damage is created, causing the body to break down over time. 2. The misalignment causes a continuous and constant stress response due to the altered position sensors of the upper neck that are vital to overall health and vitality. This alteration can have debilitating physiological consequences. (a.) Continuous stress hormones are released leading to Chronic Stress Response, (CSR being the cause of all chronic disease in humans!) (b.) Increased inflammatory process occurs further inflaming areas of postural and organ stress. How did I get this way? Trauma is the usual cause of your ASC - from birth trauma like forceps delivery to falling as a baby, to auto accidents. Sports injuries and repetitive stress injuries can also cause the ASC. Sitting, slouching and time left uncorrected all make the problem worse and worse. How do we correct it? Based on findings from the X-Rays that are taken, the doctor will determine a specific correction vector. Using a precise technique, the doctor will restore normal neck position back to a relaxed position.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I maintain the correction? The doctor will give you specific instructions and targeted exercises to help you maintain your correction. The misalignment correction will get stronger over time as your new alignment becomes your new habit with regular monitoring and specific adjustments during your care at The Balanced Spine.

How long is it going to take? There are three phases to your care: 1. The initial phase of care or, “Base Camp”, takes 6 weeks and is designed to give your body the best chance to take care of the inflammation process that has trapped you in your current state of health. If, however, we get to the end of 6 weeks and youʼre feeling better and we stop care here, your body will not have had enough chance to get stronger and more stable, and you will fall back into inflammation again. 2. The second phase of care is “Correction”, and is designed to make your new corrected position your strong normal position. This is where the true healing occurs, but as a general rule it takes approximately one month for every year you have been misaligned. The Doctors of The Balanced Spine will see you less frequently during this phase of care. 3. The third phase of care is “Wellness”, and simply requires maintenance of your spinal correction. The average patient at The Balanced Spine has appointments during this phase of care about once every two months, up to twice a year. Wellness at The Balanced Spine is more than just maintaining your alignment. During all phases of your care, your doctor will help you reach whatever wellness goals you desire through our customizable wellness themes that will support your spinal corrective care.


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Health and Wellness Workshops

Blood Pressure: Surprising new research that reveals a natural, safe and noninvasive technique to lowering your blood pressure. This technique outperformed all of the leading blood pressure medications on the market today and was recently featured on Good Morning America. Womenʼs Health Find out the most up to date research on womenʼs health. During this workshop learn how to improve the longevity and improve gender specific topics like thyroid problems. The doctors will show you natural ways to avoid hip fractures and osteoporosis, and all natural anti-aging remidies to use in your daily routine. Our gift at this information session will be techniques to help you look and feel younger! Headaches: The Balanced Spine doctorʼs are known as headache specialists and enjoy teaching people how they can avoid having terrible headaches in a medicine-free environment instead of trying to cope with the wear and tear they put on your body. Even one headache a month will equate to almost two weeks of your life year lived in unnecessary pain. We have the solution to 90% of all headaches! We will decode your headaches, classify them and show home remedies you can implement right away! Stress: Stress is also known as the “silent killer” and is the number one trigger to a heart attack. Heart attacks kill more Americans in the United States than any other disease. Learn how to avoid the initial start to a heart attack and heart disease overall with this all important lecture. In corporate settings we will raffle off a free one hour massage to help with stress and increase employee morale. It creates a fun lunch and some excitement! Nutrition/ Weight Loss and Eating for Maximum Performance: This workshop explains the proper methods of combining appropriate food groups for optimum digestion, maximum energy and also, if sensibility applied, will result in weight loss for those that need to shed some extra pounds. He also uncovers the secrets to fueling your immune system and eating to decrease your risk of cancer! This is a rare lecture that we will show you how NOT to become a patient of any doctor. Healthy Living to 100 You can learn how people are living longer and with a better quality of life. During this workshop, The Balanced Spine will apply the techniques doctors use with pro athletes on improving quality of life and apply them to the “corporate athlete” like you. Learn how to live without any limits. “Live like you mean it!”


Our net worked locations The Balanced Spine is linked so you can schedule a visit at any of our locations which is a great feature for someone who works in one city and lives in another.

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