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Chiropractic Care for Headaches, Allergies, and Digestive Problems

By  Dr. Jon Thomas D.C PSc.D, Board Certified Chiropractic Physician.
Many people think Chiropractic is exclusively for neck and back pain. While it is very effective for that, there’s much more to Chiropractic care than “cracking backs” to relieve pain. Chiropractic is also very effective for treating other medical issues, from allergies to headaches to digestive trouble.
Nerves from the brain go through the spine and out to every part of the body. The spine significantly affects how organs throughout the body function. When the spine is out of alignment, it can cause problems in other parts of the body.  Chiropractic care helps the immune system to function properly, lowers blood pressure, and improves the body’s ability to adapt to stress.
“Research shows that spinal manipulation may be an effective treatment option for tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck. A report released in 2001 by researchers at the Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, NC, found that spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement for those headaches that originate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headache than a commonly prescribed medication.” American Chiropractic Association
One of Dr. Thomas’s patients found relief for a headache she had been suffering with for over a week. “I had a headache for over seven days straight. After taking pain relievers and seeing other health care providers, I came in to Vibrant Life Health Center desperate for relief! Dr. Jon located my problem, adjusted it, and the headache was gone!” Ramona said.
“Evidence suggests that chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, improves migraine and cervicogenic headaches.” The National Center for Biotechnology Information.
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There are two heavy allergy seasons in Northeast Florida. Many allergy sufferers sniffle and sneeze in the Spring when trees and other plants are pollinating. Many people also have problems in the Fall when ragweed is present. Some seek relief with over-the-counter allergy medicines. One thing many allergy sufferers are not aware of is that chiropractic care can be more effective than those medicines without the drowsiness or any of the side effects.
In an article for General Media Newspapers, Dr. Ira Shapiro wrote, “Although chiropractic care is not normally associated with allergy relief or chronic sinus trouble, it offers a profound and medically sound method for improving well-being and fending against common, everyday afflictions. This is achieved through the release of stress on the nervous system, which then permits the immune system to function more effectively — a requirement for all allergy sufferers.”
Digestive Problems
Digestive problems are rampant. Heartburn, abdominal pain, ulcers, nausea, diarrhea, and indigestion have become so common that many people have simply accepted their condition and are attempting to learn to live with it. Sometimes they turn to remedies which actually complicate their problems. Recent studies have shown that chiropractic adjustment can be very effective in the treatment of internal organ disorders.
Every cell, tissue, and organ in the body is controlled by the nervous system. Chiropractors remove various forms of interference in the nervous system, allowing various parts of the body to heal themselves naturally and without side effects. Maintaining a healthy nervous system and spine is one of the keys to wellness throughout the body.
“The nervous system controls digestive function from several different regions. The vagus nerve, which courses out of the brain stem and runs near the atlas bone innervates all the major organs of digestion and functions to stimulate the digestive process. Other major areas controlling the pace of digestion include the sympathetic nerves coming out of the thoracic & lumbar regions and the sacral parasympathetic nerve fibers. Spinal misalignment in any of these regions can lead to neurological compromise and altered digestive function. Several studies have demonstrated the power of chiropractic adjustments for restoring optimal function in individuals with digestive disturbances.” Dr. David Jockers in Natural News
To find out how chiropractic can help with allergies, headaches, digestion, or other health issues, call Vibrant Life Health Center today. You can set up an appointment to receive the following services for free:
Posture AnalysisThe Posture Analysis involves looking at the patient to see where any part of the body is out of alignment. For example, the spine should be straight and the head, shoulders, hips and feet should be lined up. Dr. Thomas will make note of any abnormalities, including the following:
  • Head is visibly tilted, shifted, or rotated in one direction
  • Head is jutted out in front of chest and shoulders
  • One hip is higher than the other, turned in one direction, or shifted to one side
  • One shoulder is higher than the other, turned in one direction, or the whole upper body is shifted to one side.
Tytron Nerve Scan
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The human body and all of its organs are controlled by the nervous system. These nerves run from the brain, down the spinal column, to various organs throughout the body. These organs include the heart, the lungs, and even the skin. Each of the nerves leaving the spinal column innervates specific areas of the skin.
The Tytron Nerve Scan provides detailed information about where in the nervous system any interference may be occurring. The Tytron accurately scans the full spine or upper cervical area. The visual imaging available with the Tytron shows the doctor and patient where the problems are. This enables the Vibrant Life team to specifically address areas of concern.
Consultation with Dr. Thomas
In a one-on-one consultation, Dr. Thomas will address any questions you may have and will present you with treatment options to help you achieve your health and fitness objectives.
One Patient’s Story
Cheryl, the wife of a Vibrant Life Health Center patient, writes, “The entire staff at Vibrant Life is professional, welcoming, and extremely knowledgeable. They put patients at ease. The office has a sense of personality and warmth to it that is out of the ordinary for a healthcare office! After three sessions with Dr. Thomas, my husband’s comfort level and range of motion have changed dramatically. Simple tasks that were grueling for him are now almost natural again.”
In this article, I have discussed some of the uses of chiropractic care in addition to relieving back and neck pain. Chiropractic care is also very effective for headaches, allergies, and digestive problems. I’ve also mentioned that new patients can get complimentary Posture Analysis, Tytron Nerve Scan, and a one-on-one consultation about their health.
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At Vibrant Life, we address all of the key elements to add vibrance and vitality to your life. This includes nutrition, chiropractic care, and fitness. If you need to consult with a chiropractor about your neck, back, or any other health concern, please contact our office to set up an appointment.    
Dr. Jon Thomas is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician. His practice, The Vibrant Life Health Center, is located in the Mandarin section of Jacksonville. His interest in health and fitness started early, and his athletic pursuits have included BMX racing, Professional Snow Skiing, Water Skiing, Baseball, Weight Lifting, and Martial Arts. After studying and learning from some of the top health experts throughout the world, Dr. Thomas dedicated his life to helping people of all ages to transform their lives. The objective for each patient is to initiate the body’s healing and to work progressively toward a body that functions optimally. Dr. Thomas is seen regularly on TV on First Coast Living, where he discusses the transformations of his patients. He also speaks at events throughout the community and writes informative articles to improve the health of residents throughout Jacksonville.


  1. Chiropractic changed my life! Most don't realize the power it has in helping heal the body. I've been a patient of Chiropractic for over 12 years, my seasonal allergies are gone, my shoulder injury is healed, I've learned how to read labels and determine what foods are good and bad, my Vertigo is gone and has not flared up for years! I took all 4 of my children to have Chiropractic regularly and by doing this I prevented 2 of my boys from getting tubes in their ears at a young age, they no longer get frequent colds, they understand the importance of their health and how to care for it. All this I owe to my Chiropractor who took the time to educate me and save my family! Dr. Jon has the only Cox 8 table in Jacksonville and this table is incredible, he is so specific with his treatments,my shoulder injury that I had for 20 years is now healed and with that my back and sciatic no longer flare up. Trust me when I say we have a great Dr. serving this city!

  2. t's amazing the number of ailments that chiropractic can cure. It just goes to show you how much of an influence our central nervous system has on our body.

  3. Our bodies can heal in miraculous ways when properly aligned. Chiropractic care is a must-have!

  4. I didn't realize that Chiropractic was effective for conditions other than aches and pains. However, it does make sense considering that everything in our bodies is connected to the nervous system.

  5. I have been receiving chiropractic care for over 20 years. I have seen it help people for many types of ailments including most of the ones mentioned in this article. Chiropractic just works.

  6. Thanks so much for writing about this. I had no clue that these ailments could be fixed with going to the chiropractor. I have horrible allergies and I have tried everything. I am usually so drugged up during the spring that I never remember much of what happens. I can not stand living like that. I will try the chiropractor.

    Chadwick Dutton @ Legacy Medical Centers