Macomb Twp Chiropractic Chiropractor Chris McNeil

Macomb Township Chiropractic, located at 48866 Hayes Rd, in Macomb Township, Michigan, is set to launch their new and improved website in 2022.  The new website will replace their current website,, and will be titled  The new website will focus on the Macomb Township office, headed by Chiropractor Dr. Chris McNeil, and the unique services they provide.  The office is unique because it focus’ on biophysics chiropractic techniques.  Most chiropractors just treat back and neck pain, but Macomb Township Chiropractic is concerned with finding the root cause of your pain & correcting that problem. Chris McNeil, Macomb Twp. Chiropractic, wants you to achieve “optimal health through proper nerve function.”

The new website will have a new and improved look, and provide helpful information for you to discovery what chiropractic can do for you. It will explain all the unique services the office provides from manual spinal manipulation, electrical nerve and muscle stimulation, spinal decompression therapy, and postural rehabilitation.  The new website will also focus on helpful tips for becoming healthy and maintaining your optimal health goals.  It will feature fun and informative videos so you can see first-hand what a visit at Macomb Township Chiropractic will be like.  It will provide easy links for new patient scheduling and paperwork, basic insurance information and questions, and will give you options to contact the office staff directly.  

The new website will let you get to know Dr. Chris McNeil Macomb of Twp Chiropractic and his philosophy, as well as all he hopes to achieve for you if you become a patient at the office. He believes healing “begins from the inside out” and regular chiropractic adjustments will give you optimal health.  You will have the opportunity to meet the friendly staff that will help answer any questions you may have, and be there for assistance for each of your visits to the office.  The office has recently welcomed two new staff members to their team: Ivory and Patricia.  They both bring with them an openness to learn and to help all the patients in the office, and a vibrant young approach to daily work activities.  The new website will provide their background information and personal bio’s for you to get to know them better, and well as a recap on the two senior staff members, Kayla and Marie, who have each been with the office for numerous years.

The office will continue to run and promote its successful $20 new patient special offer through Facebook and Instagram.  You will also be able to take advantage of this special on the new website as well.  The special covers your first visit, which includes a complete consultation and a set of chiropractic x-rays, which normally cost $150.  The x-rays give Dr. Chris the ability to see the structure of your spine, as well as identify any misalignments, disc problems, or bone spurs you may have.  These x-rays provide the tool to get an exact assessment of your problem areas and weaknesses to your structure so the Doctor can make accurate recommendations and corrections for your health and healing.  “Misalignments in the spine not only cause pain but dysfunction for the entire body” (Chris McNeil, Macomb Twp. Chiropractic).

So stay tuned for the new and improved Macomb Township Chiropractic Website! Coming to you in 2022!

Get Healthy For the New Year with Macomb Township Chiropractic

Macomb Township, Michigan – December, 2021

The holidays are almost over, and with that bring the need to once again get back to healthy living.  While the holidays can bring us cheer from extra family time, shopping, parties, and fun, they also give us extra stress, over eating and drinking, and unhealthy changes in our normal daily routines.  Lack of healthy habits not only makes us feel bad, but can lead to serious medical conditions in the long run.  

So now is the time to get healthy for the New Year and Macomb Township Chiropractic wants to help.  They are offering tips for making and keeping New Year’s Resolutions, and providing ways for you to get healthy again.  

New Year’s Resolutions are a tradition and common thing for people to do for the New Year. We all look for ways to change bad habits, accomplish goals, or improve ourselves.  The reason most people fail with their resolutions, however, is because they set unrealistic goals for themselves.  Here are some simple tips from Macomb Township Chiropractic for getting healthy with your New Year’s Resolutions:

  • Get back to eating healthy. Cut out the fast foods and try to eat more fruits and vegetables. Plan out your meals, and take lunch to work rather than buying it. Don’t deprive yourself of your favorite things; it’s ok to have a bite size portion of ice cream or half a candy bar; whatever it may be, remember moderation is what counts.
  • Cut out alcohol or at the very least, cut back. Alcohol adds extra, empty calories, can cause lasting health issues, and can affect our metal health. Reach for a water instead of that drink!   
  • Get moving again.  Exercise is not only good for your heart and overall health; it helps you lose those few unwanted pounds you may have gained over the holidays, and helps with your energy and moods.  It has a positive effect on your mental health and overall body function.


  • Get Chiropractic Care! Chiropractic can help you get healthy and help you achieve your New Year’s goals in many different ways.  Chiropractic not only helps you feel better by taking away your aches and pains, it helps overall healing of every tissue, muscle and organ in our bodies.  Your brain controls every function in your body, and it does that through the spine with the trillions nerves that come out of it.  A misaligned spine is a miscommunicating brain.  With regular chiropractic adjustments, “proper position restores proper communication from your brain to your body” Chris McNeil, Macomb Twp. Chiropractic.  


Whatever your goals may be for the New Year, Macomb Township Chiropractic can help you achieve those goals! Whatever they may be, from being able to work out or run again, playing with your kids or grandkids, or just being able to take a walk around the block without any pain, they can help.  “Even if you can’t change everything, change the things you can” Chris McNeil, Macomb Twp. Chiropractic.

Sources: Macomb Twp. Chiropractic, Chris McNeil,,, mindtweak, American Health Association

Contact info: Macomb Township Chiropractic, 586-566-2273

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Macomb Township Chiropractic Offers Post Pandemic New Patient Special
2020 was a whirlwind of a year for everyone, and with the stress of the pandemic and the
many lives it has affected, Macomb Township Chiropractic Chiropractor Chris McNeil has made it a mission to support and treat those who needed it the most, safely and effectively.
With the uncertainty of the world amidst the global Pandemic, People were forced to
work from home, and have been stuck at home for nearly a year now. Forced to sit in chairs and
work stations that are not designed for office work, getting weak muscles, poor posture, and
causing injuries that can take not only a physical toll, but a mental one as well. Many people are also over worked because the business where they work is understaffed. That can also lead to a whole host of repetitive over use issues, or little traumas.
Dr. Chris McNeil at Macomb Township Chiropractic Chiropractor is here to help those who are suffering from back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, sciatica, hip pain, headaches, numbness,and those who are just simply over worked.Times are hard, but health should not be neglected because of it. Nor, should anyone have to live in constant pain, if they don’t have to.
“When it comes to health and healing, it should be on the forefront of everyone’s minds.
Especially at a time like this. Being under chiropractic care doesn’t just help
with pain relief, but it can also help with overall health as well.” Dr. Chris McNeil states.
Macomb township Chiropractic understands that times are hard and the world is still
trying to get back to the “norm” and went so far as to extend the $20 pandemic special that Dr.
Chris  had started when the crisis hit in early March of 2020. The offer includes a
complete consultation, a full set of X-rays, and the doctors report of findings. All for just $20!
To take advantage of this limited time, special offer and to get back on the road to health
and healing, head on over to Macomb township Chiropractic’s Instagram or Facebook page and
make an appointment today. Or contact the office at (586)566-2273 and a team member will
gladly set up an appointment at their earliest convenience for those who need it most!
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Macomb Township Chiropractic in Macomb County Michigan is a state of the art posture, disc and spine rehab facility.  Their goal is to correct the cause of many health issues related to abnormal and unhealthy alignment of the spine and posture such as: neck pain, back pain, headaches, migraines, sinuses, shoulder and arm pain, hip and leg pain, sciatica, disc bulges/herniation as well as auto accident injuries.
When the spine and posture are out of the normal and healthy positions that can cause pressure on the spinal discs and pinching on the nerves that exit the spine which control all of the bodies functions. This can lead to aches and paihbn as well as other health issues since those same nerves that exit the spine control every organ and cell in a persons body. When we correct the alignment of the spine and posture and take the pressure off the nervous system you can heal better and feel better because the nerves control everything," Says Dr. Chris McNeil Macomb Twp Chiropractic Chiropractor.
One of the ways Dr. Chris McNeil, Macomb Twp Chiropractic chiropractor, can determine if a person has deviations from the normal and healthy posture and spinal position is with state of the art postural digital x-rays.  By analyzing the postural digital x-rays Dr. McNeil can determine where there are misalignment's causing nerve pressure and what treatments and therapies can be used to get a patient, feeling better and to correct the posture and spinal malignant with his posture rehab program.
Macomb Twp Chiropractic has many different ways of reaching out to the community to help those residents who are suffering or looking to get healthier. They often participate in community events providing free health assessments like at the Macomb Township Tons of Trucks, Shelby Township Art Fair and the Dodge Park Farmers Market in Sterling Heights. Since many of the community events in Macomb County Michigan have been canceled or postponed because of the COVID-19 Corona Virus Pandemic, another way this Macomb Township Chiropractic Clinic uses reach out to those people in the community suffering with health issues and looking to get healthier is through Facebook and Instagram.
Through their Facebook page ads Chiropractor Chris McNeil at Macomb Twp Chiropractic can reach thousands of people with innovative videos and pictures. They are also offering a YUGE discount for the first chiropractic visit with a complete Chiropractic Health Assessment including a consultation, health history and digital postural x-rays (if necessary) for only $20. That can normally cost $300 or more!
So if you live in Macomb County or near Macomb Township Michigan keep your eyes out for Dr. McNeil's videos or pictures on Facebook and Instagram and click on it to schedule your $20 Chiropractic Health Assessment.
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During these stressful and ever changing times in Michigan and Macomb County in the midst  of the Corona Virus COVID-19 global pandemic there have been a lot of misconceptions and unknowns. Michigan's governor, Grethchin Whitmer, has taken on much scrutiny and blow back from many of her decisions pertaining to the closing of business, schools and the stay at home quarantine executive order for the residents in Michigan.
In the beginning of the COVID-19 break out most businesses where forced to close and most workers were forced to stay at home unless essential to maintaining the critical infrastructure of society.  Some offices and workers in healthcare and public health were on the list of  those essential businesses and professionals allowed to stay open and operate since the beginning of the pandemic. Since Doctors of Chiropractic are primary care physicians they are an essential service that was allowed to remain open during the entirety of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Strictly adhering to the CDC guidelines for healthcare professionals and health care offices during the COVID-19 pandemic, Macomb Township Chiropractic, in Macomb County Michigan, was one of those professional offices that remained open since the very beginning of the stay at home executive order by the governor. "Chiropractic offices were one of those professions that was allowed to remain operating since doctors of chiropractic are physicians and considered essential to the infrastructure," said Dr. Chris McNeil of Macomb Township Chiropractic.
Those business that were deemed essential to the infrastructure were made to follow strict guidelines put forth by the health department and the Centers for Disease Control to assure the health and safety of the people in the community. Some of the CDC guidelines that were implemented as a part of the daily routine at Macomb Twp Chiropractic included: social distancing, mandatory wearing of masks for all patients and employees, increased sanitation protocols and COVID-19 Corona Virus symptoms screenings for all patients at each visit.
Chiropractic care can be a crucial part of keeping other critical infrastructure workers healthy and able to continue to do their jobs. Because of the executive stay at home order many of the critical critical infrastructure workers have had to work many more days and hours to help those infected by the COVID-19 Corona Virus. This extra  workcan lead to many health issues that chiropractors help with including: neck pain, back pain, disc bulges,  headaches, hip pain, numbness as well as other health conditions. Dr. Chris McNeil, Chiropractor and clinic director at Macomb Township chiropractic, said "We treat a lot of essential workers like doctors, nurses, grocery store workers, police, fireman, road workers and other first responders.
Without the essential care we provided chiropractors many of our other workers and professionals essential to operating the critical infrastructure of our society may not be able to do their jobs. For more information on Macomb Township Chiropractic visit their Facebook page or website
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The month of February brings us Valentine’s Day and celebrations of love. Macomb Township Chiropractic, in Macomb Township, Michigan, got into the fun as well. They had a Valentine’s Day “guess the hearts” contest for all their patients, and gave away dinner and a movie for two! The office has regular fun promotions for their patients, as well as sponsoring food and clothing drives to help the needy in the area. They also have a “patient of the month” campaign, in which they chose one patient to showcase their progress, and who has been an example of an all-star patient following their treatment plan and referring their family, friends and co-workers who are suffering with aches, pains and other health issues..

For the Valentines promotion, a bowl filled with candy hearts was  placed out for all patients to guess the total number of hearts. The promotion gave each patient one guess, and additional guesses if they gave Macomb Township Chiropractic a Facebook or a Google review. Many patients took advantage of the promotion and helped spread the good word of hope and healing to others that Macomb Township Chiropractic can provide. Dr. Chris McNeil, Macomb Township Chiropractic Chiropractor, initiated the promotion to show his appreciation to all his patients, as well as opening the door to new patients brought in from the promotion.

The winner of the Valentine’s Day promotion  actually guessed the exact number of hearts, 623, and surprised everyone. He was in disbelief himself, but enjoyed a nice dinner and movie with his wife! He was quoted as saying “believe in yourself!” It’s promotions like this that bring together the patients and staff, and make the environment a fun and inviting place to be!

Macomb Township Chiropractic specializes in some very unique, state of the art treatments that only 1% of chiropractors in the country do. They offer disc decompression and postural rehabilitation, which helps correct spinal misalignment's and disc problems, which gently separates discs in the spine. They also offer neurological nerve assessments to all new patients, which can pinpoint exact areas in the spine that are having nerve interference. This state of the art test shows the patient exactly where their problem areas are, and gives Dr. McNeil a good visual in making accurate recommendations for care. These same tests are also given as follow up’s for patients to show them their progress after their care has begun. Macomb Township Chiropractic is located at 48866 Hayes, Macomb Township, Michigan, and is on the SE corner of Hayes and 22 Mile Rd. They can be reached at (586) 566-2273.

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The Macomb Township Chiropractic headed by Clinical Director, Chiropractor Dr. Chris McNeil, is sponsoring yet another event this summer with the Shelby Township Art Fair.

The Shelby Township Art Fair is a show that is a family friendly event featuring a variety of arts, crafts, music, activities, and various vendors that are found locally within Macomb Township. Macomb Township Chiropractic will be doing free health assessments using their state of the art technology at their very own booth.

The health assessment includes a free neurological scan that will look for inflammation and nerve pressure within the
spine. Nerve pressure is caused by misalignments within the spine which causes pinching on the nerves. The clinic will be having Dr. Chris McNeil Macomb Twp Chiropractic Chiropractor and his team members working at the booth.

The booth will not only include a free health assessment for the adults but also a kid’s table in which children can make Fruit Loop bracelets. Children are very important to the Macomb Township Chiropractic and are encouraged in addition to adults to come into the clinic for chiropractic care.

For anyone wanting to schedule a new patient consultation with the Macomb Township Chiropractic, they can call
for an appointment at 586-566-2273. Or visit


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 Macomb Township Chiropractic Chiropractor, in Macomb County MI, Chris McNeil is continuing to help the people of Macomb Township through his technology and techniques of chiropractic care. Dr. McNeil has been using a culmination of techniques and practicing chiropractic for over 15 years and is well experienced in his field.  

 Additionally the clinic specializes in auto accident cases, in which patients do well with rehabilitation techniques, specifically in disc decompression therapy, since most auto accident patients have disc injuries.

At Macomb Twp Chiropractic Dr. Chris McNeil works with his chiropractic assistant team consisting of Kayla, Office Manager, and Sarina, Chiropractic Assistant. The team members assist Dr. McNeil in, greeting visitors to the office, screening/making phone calls, assisting in making X-Rays and scheduling appointments .

Dr. McNeil seeks the absolute best of employees when recruiting for his clinic. Team members are meant to be kind, helpful, and productive, all and many more qualities that Sarina and Kayla possess themselves. As Dr. McNeil’s clinic continues to grow - more patients coming in every day - he needs more workers to complete the daily routine of the office which is why Varun was hired as a new chiropractic assistant for the clinic joining Sarina as the second assistant. Varun is a newly graduated high school senior from the International Academy of Macomb.

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Macomb Township Chiropractic is kicking off the 2019 season by sponsoring the Dodge Park farmers market this year.  There is no better way than to start off the summer then by visiting the newly renovated Dodge Park, shopping at the farmers market, listening to live bands and enjoying dinner and desert from one of the local food carts.

Dr. Chris McNeil, Macomb County Chiropractor at Macomb Township Chiropractic, is the lead doctor and clinical director for the chiropractic office. He will be giving out free health assessments to all attendees every Thursday from 3pm to 8pm at Dodge Park. He uses NASA certified technology to pin point exactly where there may be any type of nerve interference in the spine that could be causing aches, pains and other health issues. The health assessment is fun, informative and only takes a few minutes. Just look for the blue table under the pavilion that says Macomb Twp. Chiropractic and you can get your free health assessment.

Dr. McNeil is even offering a special deal to all participants that visit this year’s market who may be interested in seeking chiropractic treatment!  This offer includes a consultation with a complete health history, a full neurological evaluation as well as computerized muscle testing for just $20. Normally the new patient consultation, exam, and assessment costs $150 at the office, so this $20 special is a great deal to take advantage of.

The market starts on June 28th and goes until September 27th, 2019. For any further questions regarding the market, or to schedule a new patient appointment, contact Macomb Township Chiropractic at (586) 566-2273, visit their web site or email them at

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Macomb County Michigan Chiropractor Chris McNeil Offers State of the Art Chiropractic Care and Technology

For over 15 years, Dr. Chris McNeil, Macomb County Michigan Chiropractor, has offered the latest science, technology and techniques of chiropractic care including: Chiropractic Bio Physic postural and spinal rehabilitation technique, Kennedy Non-Surgical Disc Decompression Therapy, NASA certified technology to detect nerve interference, as well as having an onsite digital postural x-ray suite.

Dr. Chris McNeil is the first chiropractic physicians to be certified in Macomb County Michigan in the Chiropractic Bio Physic postural and spinal rehabilitation technique and also one of the first chiropractors to be certified in the Kennedy Non-surgical Disc Decompression Therapy.

Dr. McNeil has dedicated his life into the practice of Chiropractic care, because he believes strongly that a proper and healthy spine will no doubt have the rest of the body functioning at its absolute best. He has treated thousands of patients and rehabilitated their spines back to the normal posture position, and preventing many from having surgery. He has provided patients with not only pain relief, but has also helped to repair disc injuries, and many other conditions that plague the people of today.

For more information on Dr. Chris McNeil Macomb Township Chiropractor Macomb Count Michigan visit

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 Macomb Twp. Chiropractic Chiropractors Chris McNeil and Franklin Norton are doing a fund raiser this year to benefit a local Macomb County Charity.  For the toy and clothing drive Macomb Township Chiropractic is putting on this holiday season, the office is collecting donations of toys, dollars and clothing to be donated to Turning Point.  

Turning Point is a local non-profit charity whose mission is to provide programs and resources that enable victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault to regain control of their lives.  Hundreds of woman and children are left homeless due to domestic violence and Turning Point is a place where they can go for food, clothing shelter and support. 

“There are hundreds of kids that are homeless who will not have a Christmas this year because of domestic violence. That’s why we and are doing a toy and clothing drive to benefit Turning Point, “said Chris McNeil Macomb Township Chiropractic Chiropractor in Macomb County MI.

In return for a donation of dollars, toys and cloths the Macomb Township Chiropractic clinic will be giving out a FREE gift. This “Gift of Health” includes a consultation, nerve assessment and full set of postural chiropractic x-rays for only $49. “This is a huge discount off the normal price of these initial chiropractic services, which could be up to $300 or more,” says Dr. Frank.

Dr. Norton also stated the cost of the initial examination and x-rays is often a barrier to people coming into the chiropractic office to get evaluated to see if chiropractic care can help many people with the health issues.  “This way we can give back to the community in more ways than one,” said Dr. Frank.”

If you are a resident of Macomb County and were thinking about checking out chiropractic care this could be your chance to not only see if chiropractic care can help you, but also help Macomb Township Chiropractic in their fund raising efforts.

You can visit Macomb Township Chiropractic by clicking here on the Macomb Township Chiropractic Google Maps  link or call 586-566-2273 for more info or to schedule an appointment and donate to Turning Point.




 Michigan Chiropractor Dr. Chris McNeil of Macomb Township Chiropractic and Metro Detroit Chiropractors says, “It may be hard to decipher which chiropractor is right for you.”  Here are a few reasons why you should choose Metro Detroit Chiropractors Chiropractic clinics.

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Many are hesitant to schedule an appointment because they are not sure if their insurance will cover care or not. However, a lot of policies do actually cover chiropractic care, but it just varies with each individual. The Doctors at Metro Detroit Chiropractors in Macomb Township and Ferndale understand. Health insurance may cover a chiropractic, exams and xrays, but it may cover nothing at all.

At Metro Detroit Chiropractors they accept all types of insurances and even offer complimentary benefits check so one can know exactly what their insurance charges before they incur on any charges. “The following are some insurance companies that may cover chiropractic care,” says Macomb Township Chiropractor Chris McNeil: “Blue Cross Blue Shield, BCBS, Aetna, United, Total Health Care, Medicare and many more.”

If a person is injured in a car accident, their own auto insurance should cover ALL of their care, with some exceptions.

Don’t let your insurance deter you from getting to the root cause of a health issue. Metro Detroit Chiropractors in Ferndale and Macomb Township Chiropractic and accept most insurance, and will make it affordable for anyone who may not have health insurance. Call now to get scheduled, and take control of your pain. The offices are conveniently located for the residents around the counties of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne to anyone who is suffering from pain.

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           With new technology expanding the forefronts of today’s society, it seems as if there is a solution for everything nowadays thanks to the vast evolution of science. However, when it comes to health, there is no limit as to what can be achieved to further expand the understanding of health care. Thanks to the inner workings of NASA certified technology, the world of Chiropractic care now has a better way to detect nerve interference and get to the root cause of any health problem.

Macomb Township Chiropractic Chiropractors Chris McNeiland Franklin Nortonuse the latest in state of the art technology, including an infrared thermal Scan, and an S.E.M.G muscle test. S.E.M.G standing for Surface Electromyography which is a device that measures the amount of electrical activity within the muscles, when they are contracting, caused by muscle tension.

Muscle tension and nerve interference, is caused when bones are shifted out of proper alignment, putting pressure on the nerves causing them to be irritated and inflamed, leading to aches, pains, and even dysfunction.

The testing gives an accurate assessment of the entire spine starting at the base of the skull and finishing at the tail bone. The test measures in three colors; Green for mild, blue for moderate, and red for severe levels of nerve interference.

Patients from all over Macomb County are getting a better idea of health and healing with this new system in place. Not only have the patients been more on board with care, but the doctors at Macomb Township Chiropractic are getting better results because of it!

Dr. Chris McNeil Macomb Twp. Chiropractic Clinic director explains, “With the surface EMG muscle test, and the infrared thermographic scanner, I can now get a precise examination of any acute stress on my patients spinal nerves, and deliver specific scientific chiropractic adjustments to that exact area of the body, relieving any built up muscle tension.”   

Nerve interference can wreak havoc on a body and develop into underlying weaknesses that could go undetected for years. Orthopedic textbooks state that in an early stage of nerve interference there may not be any symptoms at all. In fact, it can be present for up to an entire 10 years without any indication of it.  

To give a better understanding of nerve interference in the spine, here’s a breakdown of what can happen in each area. Starting in the lower back, multiple levels of nerve interference can shoot through the hips and down into the legs causing not only aches and pains, but numbness, and tingling that travels all the way down into the feet if left there long enough. These nerves also control digestion, the urinary track, and reproductive system as well, so some very crucial organ systems involved. 

In the mid back, aches and pains can also be felt, but dysfunction can also be present in the Respiratory system, the cardiovascular system, and the upper digestive track.

In the neck, nerve interference controls the musculature between the shoulder blades, and down the arms. Aches, pains, stiffness, and decrease range of motion are the many symptoms associated with that kind of blockage. Headaches, migraines, TMJ, dizziness, vertigo, sinus issues, ringing in the ears, thyroid conditions, immunity problems -just to name a few, are also an array of issues that plague people on a regular basis if interference is left there long enough.

Dr. Franklin Norton is no stranger when it comes to dealing with high levels of nerve interference. He says “Over 78 trillion nerves exit from the bottom of the brain and travel to every muscle, cell, tissue, and organ of the body. With basic science we know that every nerve exits through the brain stem and travels down into the spinal cord delivering specific messages, to specific functions. With that being said, when there is interference blocking those messages from getting through, symptoms can arise globally throughout the whole entire body.”

This technology is at the leading edge of health care assessments and reporting.  It is performed to determine areas of abnormal muscle imbalance. These imbalances may be caused by spinal subluxations and may interfere with the communication between the brain and other parts of the body.

It is safe, effective, reliable, and accurate in terms of being used. Chiropractors can now continue to recommend care plans with an even greater accuracy and confidence when using the INSiGHT scanning systems.

Let nerve interference be a thing of the past, and make an appointment today at Macomb Township Chiropractic and visit for more info.





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Chiropractors Near Macomb Township MI

With over 25 chiropractors in a 5 mile radius in Macomb Township  it may be a little difficult to determine which one is the right choice for someone. It’s easy to pick a clinic based on its cheesy reviews, but how does one actually know exactly what they are signing up for? At we make it easy for everyone on why we are the right office for them!

As soon as a patient walks through the door they are greeted with the friendly faces of the office staff. It’s very important to make all patients feel very comfortable and welcomed. From day one, being a new patient with us, we give you a step by step tour and explanation of where everything is in the office, what goes on, and how the body works. We have all our patients sign in on our daily note to track exactly how they are feeling that day, and the progress they are making with the treatments.  

Macomb township chiropractic chiropractors Chris McNeil and Franklin Norton specialize in spinal rehab and disc therapy. Less than 1% of chiropractors in the country do what do here. We have special traction tables that are used to put motion into the spine and stretch spinal joints. Disc decompression therapy is a gentle treatment that helps to heal disc bulging, herniation’s, and degeneration. It separates the bones in the spine to create suction in the disc to help pull the bulges, and heal it. We are certified in both techniques, and have the latest in technology and research.

  We see all types of patients from newborns, all the way up to the elderly. Every therapy and treatment is unique and special with each of our patients. It’s very crucial to let our patients know from the beginning that just like how Rome wasn’t built in a day, what is going on in their body didn’t happen in a day, and it’s not going to go away overnight. Healing is a process that takes time and repetition so if you stick with it, you will be pleased with the outcome.

We have a state of the art postural x-ray suite right at the office to give us an exact assessment of your problem areas so we can treat you accordingly. We also have a massage therapist on staff that is very attentive and works wonders on the body! When we want to find out where there is any nerve interference we use NASA approved technology that gives us an exact assessment of the issue.

At Macomb Township Chiropractic we enjoy working with the community. For example, we do a food drive around thanksgiving and donate food to a charity. Around Christmas time we donate gifts to needy children. We also visit local businesses and do back safety, and ergonomic classes or massages free of charge.

With our successful treatments, and all we have to offer in the office we accommodate to everyone’s needs. We also offer a complimentary consultation with the doctors to get a more one on one experience and recommendation for your health, and once that is done and you feel more comfortable and ready to commit, we will even go so far as doing a free benefits check on your insurance, because we do accept all types of insurances!

With all that being said, I think the choice is very clear that Macomb Township Chiropractic is no doubt the right choice for anyone. Not only do we have the most effective treatments, but we care about our patients, and that’s what we believe is the most important thing at the office!

Visit our web site to find out more about the different conditions we can treat and also therapies we use.


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Macomb Township and Ferndale Chiropractors Reveal New Treatments For Migraine Headaches

A significant amount of people suffer from Migraines each and every day. It can be characterized by the varying intensity, accompanied with nausea and the sensitivity to light and sound. Chris McNeil Chiropractic Clinic director at Macomb Township Chiropractic and Metro Detroit Chiropractors know exactly what to do when it comes to Migraine headaches. With an issue like migraines, it can be caused from all sorts of problems like a pinched nerve, or a disc herniation. Coming in to the clinic, and finding out exactly what may be causing the migraine headache and how to treat it can definitely save someone from a life full of pain!


A migraine headache can be identified by a severe ongoing pain in one’s head. 60% of sufferers say they feel the most prominent pain on only one side of their skull. Migraines are most prevalent between the age group of 45-64 years old, and can be hereditary. The most common group of people affected by migraines, at a high percentage of 75%, are women.

Symptoms of a migraine may include; nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, and sound. Treatment for migraine headaches are usually treated with strong prescription medication- that often has an everlasting list of side effects- sleeping, chiropractic care, or dietary changes.

A few highly effective treatments we use here at our clinic, to treat the issue is with traction therapy.  Traction therapy gently pulls the joint of the upper spine and head relieving joint related pressure therefor, reliving the migraine. Another successful treatment we use is with Ultrasound therapy. It has a deep heat that is used to relax the muscles at the base of the skull and increase circulation. By decreasing the muscle tension, the increase in circulation is very helpful for the relief of migraines. 

“Disc Decompression Therapy is one of the treatments that help make a SIGNIFICANT difference in migraine sufferers,” says Dr. Franklin Nortin of Macomb Twp Chiropractic. It gently pulls the joints of the neck,  spine and head, relieving joint, nerve and disc related pressure. Spinal rehabilitation is an important part of helping patients gets the most possible benefit when it comes to certain pains in the body. Essentially, it can help patients recover as quickly and completely as possible.

If you suffer from migraines, you know firsthand, on just how upsetting the negative impact can be on one’s daily life. From sleeping problems, to work issues, and not spending enough family time with your loved ones; finding out the proper treatment can most definitely make a dramatic and positive change in one’s everyday life!


Dr. Chris McNeil Chiropractor and Macomb Township Chiropractic and Metro Detroit Chiropractors clinic director sayys,“Migraine headaches can be caused by a multitude of factors like hormones, diet, and genetics. However, one of the most common causes of migraines, and the causes most effectively treated by a chiropractor, and nerve , joint or disc pressure,” With a wide variety of different tactics, and therapies used in the clinics to treat Migraines, their patients find great relief and results that last a lifetime! 

If you’d like to contact Macomb Township Chiropractic or Metro Detroit Chiropracotors in Ferndale to schedule your no risk free consultations with one of the doctor’s visit for more info.

Direct download: migraine_podcast.mp3
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What is a Bulging Disc?

                   Bulging disc, also knowns as a Disc Herniation, are the most common reason related to pain in the spinal area.

         Bulging discs occur when pressure on a spinal disc damages or breaks down the once healthy disc, causing it to compress or change its normal shape.

          Here at Macomb Township Chiropractic and Metro Detroit Chiropractors in Ferndale, we deliver an effective treatment that helps by opening the disc space to alleviate the pressure and tension from the area. By relieving the disc pressure, this allows the irritated nerve to be reduced, which helps to subside the related pain. It also diminishes the reflex of a muscle spasm.

          One specific treatment we use is called Spinal disc decompression. It creates a negative pressure within the disc, and it essentially retracts the disc herniation. To begin, we place a special harness on the upper abdomen and lower pelvis to act as a stabilizing intermittent traction. It gently separates the spine causing a pulling and release effect. When it is appropriately applied, it creates separation within the intervertebral space creating a vacuum like suction. The vacuum effect pulls the disc herniation back into the intervertebral disc space, and in return reduces the problem.

          Our doctors, Dr. Chris McNeil (Macomb Twp Chiropractic and Metro Detroit Chiropractors Clinic Director), Dr. Franklin Norton and Dr. Peter Andersen are no strangers when it comes to dealing with Disc Herniation. In fact, it’s one of our more common conditions we see and treat. The longer an issue gets left untreated, the longer it takes for the treatment to be effective. It’s best to come in as soon as possible, and not delay the healing process.

It’s always a good thing to come in and get checked out to see if you have a herniated disc, to prevent future problems. Visit our website to find the nearest location and call to schedule your appointment now.


Direct download: what_is_a_disc_bulge_pod_cast.mp3
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Macomb Twp. Chiropractic Chiropractors Reveal Causes and Treatments for 3 Common Headache Types

A large number of people suffer with headaches every day, but all headaches are not same. No matter what the type of headache they most always affect the headache sufferer’s life in a negative way.  Knowing the kind of headache one has can ensure proper diagnosis and treatment because the differences between headaches can be very distinct, but sometimes this difference is very subtle.

“There are many types and causes of headaches and main way to differentiate between headaches is to know the different symptoms associated with each kind of headache”, says Dr. Chris McNeil Macomb Twp. Chiropractic Clinic Director.  

A tension headache is characterized by tightness on both sides of head and sometimes accompanied by the tightness in neck. It can last from 30 minutes to several days. Tension headaches can affect people of all ages

Two main causes of tension headaches can be from a major trauma, like a sports injury or car accident, or from a minor trauma like a repetitive job or poor posture. Major or minor trauma can put significant tension on the nerves, muscles and joints of the neck and create the symptoms of a tension headache.

Symptoms of a tension headache include tightness around the head and neck with a headache that radiates like a hat band.  Common treatments of tension headaches may be medication, heat therapy and chiropractic treatments.

A very large number of people get affected by migraine headaches every year, and 75% of these people are women. Migraine headaches are characterized by severe pain in head and 60% of the sufferers feel pain in one side of the head. Migraines are most prevalent between the age group of 45-64 years and tend to run in families.

“Migraine headaches can also be caused by nerve, muscle and joint tension, but other factors like hormones, diet and genetics can play a part” said Dr. Chris McNeil Chiropractor Macomb MI.

Symptoms of a migraine headache may include nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound. Treatments for a migraine headache may include strong prescription medication that often has side effects, sleeping, chiropractic treatments or dietary changes.

Cluster headaches are usually located in the eye region. The reason why these kinds of headaches are called Cluster headaches is that they occur three to four times a day in a short duration of time. This is an excruciating type of headache typically experienced by men between the ages of twenty to fifty years.

Cluster headaches can be caused by chemical stress from medication, msg or, artificial sweetener. “Cluster Headaches can also be caused by mechanical spinal cord tension, depression or anxiety,” says Dr. Frank Norton. Symptoms of a cluster headache can include sharp stabbing pain around the eye, nasal congestion and eye redness and irritation. Remedies for cluster headaches may include dietary changes, breathing exercises, medication and chiropractic care.

No matter what type of headache one may suffer from they almost always have a negative effect on one’s life.  From problems sleeping, working or spending time with family, finding out what type of headache and the proper treatment can most often make dramatic positive changes in a person’s life! 

Visit for more information on headaches and office locations.


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Many people that suffer from sciatica do not know what causes this common problem or what can be done to fix the cause of their sciaticaMacomb Township Chiropractic Chiropractors Chris McNeil and Franklin Norton have state of the art therapy that can often correct the cause of the sciatic pain.

The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest nerve in the human body. Sciatic radiculopathy is defined as pain that travels into the buttocks and or down the back of the leg along the pathway of the sciatic nerve. Sciatica can travel all the way to the calf.  People can also suffer with numbness in the legs and feet and weakness of the muscles.

The most common cause of sciatica is from a disc bulge or herniation.  Another cause of sciatica is abnormal posture and spinal alignment.

To determine the cause of sciatica the doctors at Macomb Twp. Chiropractic perform a detailed consultation to discuss when and how the sciatica began, an examination with orthopedic testing, X-rays and MRI.

Chiropractors at Macomb Township Chiropractic clinic may have the therapy and treatments to take the pressure off of the sciatic nerve and to help the body heal.  Disc Decompression Therapy is used to reduce disc pressure on the sciatic nerve.  Postural rehabilitation technique is used to attempt to restore a normal postural and spinal position to relieve joint and sciatic nerve pressure, but also can help to relive disc pressure.

For the residents that live in Macomb Twp. or Macomb County who are suffering with back pain, sciatica, leg pain, numbness or muscle weakness visit or contact Macomb Township Chiropractic at 586-566-2273.



 If you suffer from back pain and you live in or near Macomb Township Michigan, Macomb Twp. Chiropractic is a Chiropractic Clinic and Disc Decompression Therapy Center that can help you get out of pain and heal quicker.

Macomb Township Chiropractic prides itself on being one of the most advanced chiropractic rehab centers in Macomb County and in Michigan. Macomb Township Chiropractic Chiropractor Chris McNeil was the first chiropractor in Michigan to certify in Chiropractic Bio-Physics, which is the most researched and published of any of the hundreds of chiropractic techniques in the chiropractic profession. This advanced technique is somewhat of a mix of physical therapy and chiropractic care.  Nick named Chiropractic rehab; CBP (or Clinical Bio-mechanics of Posture) uses specific spinal and postural x-ray analysis, postural analysis, postural adjustments and postural traction to remodel the spine and posture closer to a normal and healthy position. Macomb Township Chiropractor Dr. Franklin Norton gravitated towards this rehabilitative technique because it was a way he could help prevent his younger brother from having scoliosis surgery, as did his sister.

When the spine and posture become misaligned from the normal healthy position, weather from a major trauma (such as a car accident) or a minor repetitive trauma (such as working on an assembly line) the pressure and stress builds up on the muscles, joints, discs and nerves and can leaded to pain and other spinal injuries. This nerve, joint or disc pressure can be minimized or eliminated through the rehabilitative techniques at Macomb Twp. Chiropractic, thus relieving and correcting the cause of the pain.

In addition to performing CBP spinal rehab in the clinic, Macomb Twp Chiropractic offers non-surgical disc decompression therapy.  In fact, it’s one of the first clinics in Michigan who perform disc therapy and CBP together. These are two of the most innovated and advanced chiropractic methods to help people with not only back pain nut many other spinal related problems too.

Disc therapy is non-invasive procedures by which a special treatment table that’s connected to a computer allows the doctors to gently separate the bones in the spine and allows a suction within the bulging, herniated or degenerated discs. This suction allows the damaged disc material to be pulled back into the disc and off of the spinal cord and spinal nerves.  Disc Decompression therapy is a very effective treatment for those people who suffer with back pain, sciatic, neck pain, arm pain and numbness related to bulging, herniated or degenerated discs.

The combination of these two advanced and innovative rehabilitative treatments greatly speeds up the doctors ability at Macomb Twp. Chiropractic to not only get a person out of pain, but to help avoid injections, surgery and the back pain from returning.

For more information visit or call 586-566-2273 for an appointment.

Direct download: Macomb_twp_back_pain_pod_cast.mp3
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Every year Macomb Twp. Chiropractic gets involved with community outreach and helps to raise money for a worthy cause in their community.   Typically during the holiday season the doctors and staff will try to raise money and collect gifts for those children who are less fortunate than many of the children in our community by doing a toy drive fund raiser.

“This July, working together with Helping Hands Gifts, Macomb Township Chiropractic is throwing a fund raising event called Christmas in July,” said Chris McNeil Macomb Township Chiropractic Chiropractor.  For the friends and family of their current patients, or other residents in Macomb County, Macomb Township Chiropractic has a special Pain Relief Package, and a portion of proceeds will go to benefit needy children in Macomb County during Christmas time this year.

The pain relief package is for those who suffer with back pain, disc bulge or herniation, neck pain or headaches and includes a 1 on 1 consultation with the doctor to discuss the current pain issue, a health history review, spinal and disc examination, 2 –X-rays, the 1st treatment and 1 hour massage. The total value of all of these services is normally $210,  but with the Christmas in July promotion until the end of July all of those services are only $79.  Plus, a portion of that $79 will be donated to Helping Hands Gifts which will benefit the needy children of Macomb County at Christmas time. New and current patients are also urged to donate a new toy which will be given to Helping Hands to give away this Christmas.

After the doctor reviews the test results and x-ray films he will be able to let the person who is suffering know what’s causing the pain, if they can help and how long it could take to fix the problem. If it’s something they can’t help that is causing the pain, the doctors will refer the patient to a specialist who may be able to help the problem.

If you live in Macomb County and are suffering with back pain, a disc bulge or herniation,  neck pain or headaches, and you are looking to get rid of your pain, Macomb Twp. Chiropractic has the perfect opportunity to see if they can help you out. Plus you’d be helping out a needy child this Christmas.

If you are interested in taking advantage of the Christmas in July Pain Relief Package, helping a needy child and scheduling an appointment at Macomb Township Chiropractic call 586-566-2273.




Direct download: Christmas_in_July.mp3
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Macomb Township Chiropractic Offers Massage Therapy for Neck & Back Pain Relief

Massage Therapy at Macomb Township Chiropractic can not only help to relieve stress on the body and the mind, but it can also help improve chiropractic care and treatment outcomes.

When a person has neck or back pain, there are usually muscle spasms as well.  This is typically because of disc or joint pressure causing irritation to the nerves that go to those tight muscles.

Massage therapy can help to reduce muscle tension and spams which can impede a person’s ability to achieve optimum disc healing as well as spine and posture correction,” said Macomb Township Chiropractor Chris McNeil.

The chiropractor’s job is to reduce the pressure on the nerves going to the muscle that is in spasm, by using chiropractic treatments and other therapies to restore the spine and posture to a more normal and healthy position, and reduce the pressure from the joints and discs.

At times the chiropractor may utilize other therapies to assist in restoring the normal spinal and postural position. Massage is one of the therapies that the chiropractor often uses in conjunction with chiropractic treatments.

Massage therapy can help to relieve muscle spasms, or trigger points, caused by nerve pressure so the body is looser and more flexible.  This will ultimately allow the chiropractic treatments to be more effective and long lasting.

Macomb Township Chiropractic Chiropractors Chris McNeil and Franklin Norton specialize in two advanced and specialized techniques that greatly increase chances of neck pain, back pain and disc pain suffers to fully cover, and now they have added massage therapy to their arsenal of therapeutic procedures.

One of the specialized chiropractic rehab techniques the Macomb Township Chiropractors perform is call Clinical Biomechanics of Posture. This method of care mixes traditional chiropractic techniques with physical therapy and specific postural rehab to re-train the spine and posture closure to a normal and healthier position.

Another therapy performed in the clinic to assist in the healing of bulging, herniated or degenerated discs and is called non-surgical disc decompression therapy.   This gentle procedure uses specialized equipment to separate the bones of the spine to create a negative pressure or suction within the damaged disc. This suction can reverse the damaging effects of disc bulges or herniation by pulling the disc material back into its proper potion and off the spinal cord and nerves.

It also helps to revive degenerated discs and increases the disc space to release nerve pressure.

Along with massage therapy the doctors may use heat, stretching, ultrasound or vibration therapy to reduce muscle spasms for a more effective treatment.

If you are a resident of Macomb Township or Macomb County, and you are suffering with back pain, sciatica, neck pain, headaches, auto accident injuries, disc bulge or disc herniation, Macomb Township Chiropractic may be able to help you get you out of pain and back to your life.


To schedule an appointment call the office at 586-566-2273 and visit for more information.



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Ferndale and Macomb Township Chiropractors Chris McNeil, Frank Norton and Peter Anderson Diagnose and Treat Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Auto Accident Patients

When people are involved in an auto accident there are a lot of different injuries that can happen.  The most common injuries that are treated at Metro Detroit Chiropractors auto injury clinics in Macomb Twp and Ferndale MI are: neck pain, back pain, disc injuries, sciatica, headaches and numbness.  However, there is a common injury that is often undetected and undiagnosed for many injured in an accident, and it can have devastating effects on a person’s life.  This injury is called traumatic brain injury or TBI.

During an auto accident there can be a rapid acceleration and deceleration. A rapid acceleration can occur when you are sitting at a red light or stop sign and you suddenly get rear ended. This causes your body to rapidly accelerate in milliseconds.  A rapid deceleration happens when you are driving and suddenly the traffic in front of you stops and you come to a crashing halt.  During a rapid acceleration or deceleration the forces on a body are extreme. “Not only can these forces cause ligament sprains, muscle strains, disc bulges and herniations, but they can also cause damage to one’s delicate brain tissues,” said Dr. Frank Norton at Macomb Twp Chiropractic.

As the body and head whip around during the impact the brain bounces around inside of the skull.  The delicate brain tissue is easily damaged which can cause a multitude of symptoms. Some of the common symptoms associated with a traumatic brain injury are: memory loss, headaches, dizziness, balance problems, vision disturbances, speech problems, ringing in the ears, sleep disturbances, problems focusing or concentrating, anger, anxiety and depression.

“After an initial diagnosis of TBI our doctors can refer the patient to a specialist for further diagnostic testing and treatment” says Chris McNeil, Chiropractor and Macomb Twp and Ferndale Chiropractic clinic director.  A neurologist can perform an EEG or order an MRI to determine if a brain injury occurred. The neurologist may also prescribe medications to help relieve some of the symptoms the patient may be experiencing.  A neuro-psychologist can perform a cognitive assessment to find deficits in brain and cognitive function.  Physical or Occupational therapy can be prescribed to perform cognitive, speech and balance therapy.  Neuro Quant MRI performs volumetric analysis and can be ordered to determine if any brain atrophy has occurred over time as a result of the TBI. Lastly, chiropractic treatments can help reduce headaches and other symptoms.

“Patients suffering from a TBI can have different levels of severity, from simple forgetfulness to stabbing headaches and disorientation” said Dr. Peter Anderson of Metro Detroit Chiropractors in Ferndale MI.  From lost sleep to inability to work and care for themselves or their family members, the many symptoms associated with TBI take a hearty toll on ones life.  Often time’s people with traumatic brain injury are need of a medical case manager to assist the patient in scheduling transportation and doctor’s appointments. The case manager can also gather records from different doctors and provide them to the insurance adjuster or to the patients attorney. In severe cases of TBI the patient may even need to live and an assisted living facility staffed with nurses and occupational therapist to assist with rehabilitation and the activities of daily living.

Traumatic brain injury is very common and should be taken very seriously. Unfortunately, going to the wrong doctors can cause a missed diagnosis which could lead to a permanent brain injury.  

Contact the nearest  clinic to schedule an appointment if you believe you or a family member has a TBI that  is not getting the proper testing and care.


Direct download: TBI_traumatic_brain_injury.m4a
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On Saturday January 28th 2017, from 10am – 2pm, Macomb Twp. Chiropractic , located at 48866 Hayes Road in Macomb Township. MI,  will be hosting their annual PATIENT APPRECIATION DAY.  The event is held at the Macomb Twp. Chiropractic Clinic to give appreciation and to give back to their patients. 

     At the patient appreciation day there will be free food, door prizes, free massages, free chiropractic treatments and a chance to win Red Wings tickets.

     For the family and friends of current patients who may be suffering with neck pain, back pain, headaches or disc injuries, the clinic is offering  a detailed consultation, an orthopedic exam, 2 x-rays and a treatment for only $50.  “All of those services can normally be up to $200.  Plus, every time our patients refer a family member or friend they are entered to win the Red Wings Tickets,” says Dr. Frank Norton Lead Chiropractor

     The new patient offer is also available to the public, but there are only 16 spots available for new patients, so you must RSVP right away to reserve your spot.  “Call the office right away so you don’t miss out” says Dr. Chris McNeil Macomb Twp. Chiropractic Clinic Director. 

     If you’re suffering with neck pain, back pain, headaches or disc related pain, call the office at 586-566-2273 to reserve your spot and to enjoy the festivities at the Macomb Township Chiropractic Patient Appreciation Day.



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Neck or back pain caused by a bulging, herniated or degenerated discs can be a life changing and debilitating condition that often leads harmful medication, injections or spine surgery. Thankfully, the chiropractors at Metro Detroit Disc Decompression Therapy Clinics offer a non-invasive, non-surgical alternative that may be able to help disc pain sufferers get out of pain, avoid surgery and get their life back.

The spinal discs are located in between each on the spinal bones (spinal vertebrae) in the neck, mid-back and low back. The most common types of disc injuries are a bulge, herniation or disc degeneration (spinal arthritis). “Disc injuries usually occur because of a major trauma such as an auto to accident, fall or sports injury, or a minor trauma caused by repetitive actions over a long period of time.” says Dr. Frank Norton of Macomb Township Chiropractic.

Common symptoms associated with a disc injury are back pain, leg pain, sciatica, neck pain, arm pain and numbness or weakness in the hands or feet. The pain can be dull and achy or can become severe causing stabbing and shooting pain. Many people suffering with a pinched nerve caused by a disc bulge or herniation often complain of an electrical shock type of pain into their arms or legs. “The pain can become so debilitating that people suffering with disc injuries may have trouble sleep, bathing & showering or even getting dressed. Some people also are disabled from work or can no longer do house & yard work, enjoy time with family or recreation,” said Dr. Chris McNeil, Macomb Twp. Chiropractic Clinic Director.

Disc injuries are typically diagnosed through orthopedic testing, MRI or x-ray films. When a disc injury is detected by a medical doctor they often prescribe pain medication or anti-inflammatory drugs. “Medication cannot fix a disc injury but simply covers up the symptoms associated with the disc injury or decrease the inflammation caused by the disc pressure,” said Doctor Peter Andersen of Metro Detroit Chiropractors in Ferndale MI.  If the pain persists the doctor may then prescribe chiropractic, physical or massage therapy, which can help decrease the pain and increase strength, but these types of physical treatments often do not fix the disc injury. The next step before disc surgery is usually epidural injections. Once again, this is only a temporary patch to the problem and many people have to have disc surgery.

Disc decompression therapy is a type of traction that uses sophisticated software to gently separates the bones of the spine pulling the disc material back into its proper place. Its non-drug and non-surgical and it has no side effects un-like drugs and surgery. In fact, many people who have neck or back surgery have to have another surgery or their pain just comes back. The doctors at Metro Detroit Decompression Therapy Clinics have great success with helping injured discs to heal which may prevent neck or back surgery.

Visit and call the nearest disc decompression therapy clinic in Macomb Township or Ferndale Michigan, and one the spinal disc decompression therapy doctor’s therapy can help to determine if this treatment can help you to get out of disc pain, avoid surgery and get your life back.


Direct download: Metro_Detroit_disc_decompression.3gp
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Metro Detroit Auto Accident Doctor Uses Dynamic MRI Technique to Detect Hidden Disc Herniation’s

Auto accident injuries can cause a host of health issues. The most commonly treated injuries following an auto accident are called soft tissue injuries. A Soft tissue injury is damage to the muscles, ligaments, tendons or spinal discs throughout the body.  Although soft tissues injuries to the muscles, ligaments and tendons in the neck and back can be painful, disc injuries caused by an auto accident can lead to lifelong pain and permanent impairment.

Ferndale and Macomb Township Chiropractor Dr. Chris McNeil says “Disc injuries can impair you to the point where you can no longer work, perform house and yard work and enjoy recreational activities. That’s why it’s imperative to get the proper diagnosis and treatment immediately following an auto accident.”

For this reason the doctors at  Metro Detroit Chiropractors Auto Injury Clinics use state of the art MRI techniques to help to identify and diagnose hidden disc injuries. One such technique is called Dynamic Cervical MRI.  This is a simple yet grossly underutilized diagnostic technique in which the cervical spinal MRI (neck MRI) is performed in not only the neutral supine laying position, but an MRI is also taken with the patients head and cervical spine stressed in the flexed position and also stressed in the extended position. This is also called “STRESS” MRI.

“When you are laying on your back getting an MRI done, you do not have the normal stresses and weight placed on your body compared to if you were standing, moving and dynamic. Sometimes a disc injury won’t even show up on an MRI if you are just lying flat and still. However, if you are putting the normal stresses on the body, like when you are standing and bending, you may see a disc injury. That can make the difference between a patient getting the care they need and benefits they are entitled to or not,” says Wayne and Macomb County MI Chiropractor Chris McNeil.

Dr. McNeil has even performed a case study with a local MRI facility on one of his auto accident patients who came to his office with MRI results from a doctor and MRI facility that did not have dynamic MRI’s done.  “After examining the patient it was clear to me that she definitely had significant disc injuries. However, the MRI she brought in showed no disc pathologies. So I ordered Dynamic Flexion and Extension MRI’s at one of the MRI facilities we send to. Sure enough the results showed disc herniation’s. We now  were able to get her the proper treatment for her neck & arm pain with hand numbness. Plus her lawyer had some fire power to fight her auto insurance company, which cut her off because their IME doctor said she had nothing wrong with her. Thanks to this simple test the patient was able to get the care she needed to recover and her lawyer had the information needed to win a big settlement.”

Contact: Dr. Chris McNeil
Address: 10575 Morang Dive, Detroit MI. 48224
Organization: Metro Detroit Chiropractors

In this straight talk Chiropractic pod cast Macomb Township Chiropractor Dr. Chris McNeil Discusses how Presidential the presidential candidates have POOR posture. Specifically how Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz all have forward head posture. Forward head posture can cause neck pain, upper back pain headaches, pinched nerves and numbness as well as arthritis and disc injuries.

Macomb Twp. Chiropractic is part of the group who also has an office in Ferndale MI. Both offices also treat conditions like: Low Back pain, Sciatica and Disc Herniations.

Direct download: posture_podcast1.3gp
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Macomb County Michigan Chiropractor Dr. Chris McNeil Chiropractic podcast details the 3 most common types of headaches and treatments for Macomb Township residents.

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How To Prevent Back Injuries This Fall

When the seasons change, particularly from summer to fall, there is a lot of housework, yard work, and fall cleanup to do. Oftentimes, we get patients coming into the offices who have injured their back from doing different activities around the house and in the yard related to fall cleanup. Here are some different types of injuries and tips to help show you how to prevent these injuries by the clinic director and chiropractor Chris McNeil.

Whether the injury happened indoors or outside; Macomb Twp Chiropractor Chris McNeil wants to make sure that you get some relief.

 That’s why Chris McNeil, the clinic director at Macomb Township Chiropractic and Metro Detroit Chiropractors recommends visiting one of our clinics as soon as possible to get checked out.



Direct download: prevent_fall_back_injuries.3gp
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Thanksgiving Food Drive promotion

In our clinics, we love to give back to the community. That’s why, starting in November, Chris McNeil, Macomb Township Chiropractic and Metro Detroit Chiropractors’ Clinic Director, will spearhead a special promotion that is called the Thanksgiving Food Drive. With this Thanksgiving Food Drive promotion, we are going to try to help as many people in the communities we can with neck pain, back pain, headaches and arthritis pain. With a non-perishable donation of at least 5 canned or boxed food items, you can receive a consultation with the doctor, a detailed examination, a massage, bed treatment and some therapy.


When we have a promotion like the Thanksgiving Day Food Drive promotion, we typically start to spread the word to our current patients in the office and hand out flyers. We'll have the office plastered in flyers about the promotion and decorated for fall. We put out a press release by Chiropractor Chris McNeil to try to stir up a buzz for this promotion. There will also be a Chiropractic podcast by Dr. Chris McNeil for Macomb County MI residents. The more people we can get in the office who are suffering with neck pain, back pain, headaches, or arthritis pain, who receive the free consultation exam, massage, bed treatment and therapy, the more we can give back to those who are less fortunate and in need in our community, since the food donations are going to be given to a local food bank.


If you have a friend or family member suffering with neck pain, back pain, headaches or disc injuries, you can go to to find the nearest office to call and book the appointment.

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 Hi, this is Dr. Chris McNeil Chiropractic Clinic Director from Metro Detroit Chiropractors. We have three locations – Macomb Township Chiropractic, Ferndale Chiropractors and East Detroit Auto Injury Clinic.

Today in this podcast I would like to talk about a new technology that can help many people with the relief if neck pain, back pain, headaches, disc injuries, auto accident injuries and many other injuries.  This new technology is called the therapeutic laser.  The therapeutic loser has been around for some years but is much more widely used and utilized in therapeutic settings today. The therapeutic laser uses different wave lengths and frequencies of laser light to stimulate the body's tissues and healing response. In essence, the therapeutic laser will help to speed up the healing process of the body. Now how does the therapeutic laser help to speed up the healing process of the body? The therapeutic laser uses the natural powers of the body, enhancing cellular metabolism, increasing oxygen absorption, increasing waste elimination of your cells. So wherever the laser is shined on and used it will help to increase the healing speed of that tissue.


Now there are essentially two different types of lasers that we use in a clinical setting to assist the body in the healing process. The first kind of therapeutic laser is called the cold laser.  The cold laser can be different wavelengths but essentially the cold laser is 500 miliwatts or less in power. Typically in the office we use a 800 nano meter down to 600 nano meter range therapeutic laser and this laser that is under 500 miliwatts it's called the cold laser. It works phenomenally to help flush out inflammation in injured tissues, to help decrease pain, to help increase strength and it is a part of our treatment program in many instances.


Now another type of laser we use in the office is called the hot laser.  This laser is called the hot laser because it is powered at 500 milliwatts or above, excuse me I should say above 500 milliwatts. So a milliwatt is a half of a watt, 1000 milliwatts is one watt. So any therapeutic laser that is over half a watt, that's considered a hot laser. And why is it called a hot laser? Well if you hold it in one place on the skin it can heat up and really be uncomfortable.  So with the hot laser we have to continuously move the laser over the tissue that is injured.  But for the cold laser we can set it on that area and let it sit there and absorb that laser light.


Here is a great analogy of how the therapeutic laser works. Just as our body absorbs the ultra violet light that is given by the sun and creates vitamin D, uses that light to create a beneficial outcome in our body, the therapeutic laser does the same thing. So how do we use the therapeutic laser in the clinical setting? Well for people who are suffering with neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, wrist pain, hip pain, leg pain, knee pain, ankle pain. Pretty much where ever there is a joint, we can shine the laser in the painful, damaged area and that will begin, increase the healing speed of those tissues.


I have a great testimonial for the laser myself. A couple years ado I was mountain biking and I flipped over the handlebars and I had my arm outstretched and I actually broke my wrist right next to the thumb, so I broke my arm next to the thumb and I started using the therapeutic laser daily, several times a day.  Now how do I know my wrist was fractured? Well I actually had it x-rayed and a CT scan that confirmed that I did have a fracture. So after frequent use of the laser the healing speed was so rapid that after only three weeks I was back to riding my mountain bike again. So that is just a great testimonial.


What else can we use the laser for? We have patients that suffer with facial pain, tick de la rue or trigeminal neuralgia that can really help with nerve problems. People who have numbness and tinglings and burning sensations any where in the body. We can also use it in areas where there needs to be extra healing don, burns and abrasions.  Well we don't use that in the office for burns and abrasions. Originally that's what they were using that type of therapy for to increase wound healing. One of the really great  uses for therapeutic laser that we use in the office is in conjunction with our disc decompression therapy. So many times we have patients that come into the office suffering with disc injuries such as disc bulge, disc herniation or degenerative disc disease which is arthritic discs and we have a special treatment which is called disc decompression therapy which gently separates the bone in the spine creating a negative suction to help increase nutrient absorption and actually pull the disc matter back into place which is bulging or herniated. So when we use this therapy in conjunction with the therapeutic laser it significantly increases the speed of recovery. So people who have excruciating back pain or neck pain, the disc can cause sciatic pain. The disc can cause weakness in the legs or feet, or weakness in the arms or hands. Disc injuries can cause numbness, tingling or burning in the arms, legs, hands or feet.  So that's a great modality to assist or physical medicine in the office to help increase the healing speed of the body.


Now before we ever use the therapeutic laser on any patient we always do a detailed consultation with the patient discussing their health matters, how they were injured, how long it's been there. Typically we see two ways that a patient's been injured. Either through a major trauma like an accident, a fall, sports injury, trip and fall, things like that, or it's a minor trauma and it's a repetitive injury over time, like working on the line repetitively, working at the desk, always looking one way or twisting one way all the time or always looking down at your computer, or always looking down at your phone or your books at school. 


So that's a minor trauma, or a micro trauma a repetitive trauma and that can wear on the body and end up causing neck pain, back pain, disc injuries and all kinds of other problems. So once we do the consultation and we determine how long the condition has been there, then we'll do9 our examination, we'll do orthopedic tests, neurological tests, we'll do range of motion studies, we'll take an iPad posture picture and then determine what condition the posture is in. Because if that posture is out of alignment that can cause excess nerve tension and disc pressure and joint pressure and that can cause pain.  A lot of time we'll get x-rays and that will determine if there is any mis-alignments in the spine which could also tell us if there is any nerve tension, disc pressure or joint pressure.  And when we do do the disc decompression therapy during the consultation, if we are doing a consultation for disc therapy we definitely want the prospective patient to bring in their MRI or CT results whether it's the MRI report or the disk, we can look at that and then that will help us determine how severe the problem is and how long it could take to fix. Obviously, the longer something has been there the worst it is, the longer it's going to take to fix, but the good news is that we do have new, advanced treatments like the therapeutic laser to speed up the healing process and help get people back to sleeping through the night; help get people back to being able to bathe and shower and getting dressed without pain, and getting back to doing house and yard work without pain and actually back to work without pain, or the recreational activities and sports and things that they like to do for fun, and of course time with the family and friends; getting back to those things.


So today's podcast, Dr. Chris McNeil, Chiropractor, Chiropractic Director for Metro Detroit Come to the website and call the nearest office and schedule your free consultation and we'll help you determine if the therapeutic laser is the treatment of choice for you. I hope you enjoyed this podcast. Be well.

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 Chiropractor Chris McNeil Talks Chiropractic Remedies

for Migraines in Latest Podcast


More than 28 million people suffer from migraines in the United States each year.  That means that at least one person in every family will suffer from migraines in their lifetime.  Finding relief from the debilitating suffering that goes hand in hand with migraines can literally mean the difference between life and a living death.  Chris McNeil of Macomb Township Chiropractic, Ferndale Chiropractor and East Detroit Accident Injury Clinic recently addressed this topic in his recent podcast where he describes the ways of diagnosing issues that can lead to migraine pain and various treatment modalities that have been effective in the treatment of patients who visit the practice in search of help.

“I wanted to do a podcast on migraines since it was something so many of my patients had come to me with,” says Chiropractor Chris  McNeil.  “It's incredibly heart-breaking to hear people talk about days spent in their rooms with the windows drawn, their eyes covered, and no sound at all—just bare isolation and pain.  I wanted with my podcast to explain that there are treatments that work for a lot of people that don't include the types of tolerance-inducing drugs that so many people around here in Detroit are being given.  I encourage anyone who is experiencing migraine pain, from adults to children, to at least give chiropractic remedies a try.”


The Metro Detroit Chiropractors starts with a complete consultation examination, involving X-rays and a posture picture, and then analyzes the information for any type of therapy that can give patients some  relief right away.  That could include heat packs on the neck, inter-segmental traction and massage to help open up the joints and relieve muscle spasms, or instrument adjusting which stimulates the nerves that helps the muscles relax.  Ice is also used to help reduce the muscle spasms and decrease the inflammation that could be in the neck related to the misalignments, nerve tension, joint pressure and disc pressure. The approach is about testing the patient's response and then adjusting until they find what works. 


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Chiropractor Chris McNeil Discusses Disc Treatment and Therapies in Latest Podcast 

Lower back pain is an incredibly common ailment today and one which drives people to chiropractors for help in treating.  There are multiple reasons for lower back pain, such as: sprains, Spondylolisthesis, injury, skeletal irregularity, herniated discs, and sciatica.  This is by no means a comprehensive list.  Spinal issues can stem from a wide range of causes and conditions, including tumors, which is why it is so important to seek diagnosis from a medical professional rather than allowing self-medication or self-treatment to go on indefinitely.  This is the topic of the latest of Dr. Chris McNeil's Chiropractic  podcasts, one where he explains the causes of back pain and addresses some of the disc treatment options available for those who have these symptoms.


“Discs are a shock absorber,” says McNeil.  “They play a vital role in how the body functions.  Having a nice plump disc is essential to a healthy body and nervous system.  When people experience disc issues it can disrupt their whole life.  I wanted to get this information out so that people understand that even if they've tried more conventional therapies we have had a great deal of breakthrough in our treatment practice.  Chiropractic medicine has really grown even in the time that I have been practicing.  We are always finding new ways of addressing pain and issues in our patients and sharing these modalities with each other to create a web of information that can be applied to instances in our own practice.  This latest podcast was informative about what causes disc issues and some of the approaches that I use in my own Detroit chiropractic clinic to deal with those.”


Dr. Chris McNeil Macomb Township Chiropractic Clinic Director explains in the podcast that the typical physician approach to back injury is to mask the symptoms with pain pills, which does little but prevent people from seeing how bad the condition is deteriorating.  The approach used by chiropractors at the Metro Detroit Chiropractors Clinics is to perform non-surgical disc decompression therapy.  They use a special table that gently tractions the bones in the spine that causes a negative vacuum or a negative suction that over time pulls that disc material that disc matter back in and pull more nutrients into the disc and help the disc heal. Other treatments include: cold laser, hot laser, ultrasound, micro stimulation, modified vibration therapy, heat and ice massage, and chiropractic adjustments.  Research has shown that 85% of the patients who use this therapy have what they listed as “favorable results.” 


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Do you suffer from chronic pain everyday? Do you use pain relieving drugs with no relief? Are you considering back surgery? If so, then you need to know about this non-surgical breakthrough medical treatment called spinal decompression therapy. Listen to Dr. Chris McNeil Chiropractor Macomb Twp and Ferndale as he talks about non surgical disc therapy. Dont settle for drugs, injection or surgery because ther are alternatives. If you you have a dis injury and live near Ferndale or Macomb Twp Chiropractor Chris Mcneil can help.  in this podcast Chris McNeil Chiropractic Clinic Director will tell you how he help people with disc injuries avoid neck or back surgery.

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THis months podcast with Chiropractor Chris McNeil (Clinic Director of Macomb Twp Chiropractic, Ferndale Chiropractor and East Detroit Chiropractic clinic) covers same basic ways to avoid back pain this summer. Some of these tips are no brainers but people either forget do them or just never heard about them. For more information on ways you can avoid back pain listen to this podcast by Chris McNeil Chiropractor.

Chris McNeil Chiropractic Clinic Director in Macomb Twp, Ferndale and Detroit Michigan talks about Quick Tips For Home Pain Relief. In this podcast he discusses using ice packs to reduce inflamation and pain. However, if you suffer from neck pain, back pain or headaches its important to come into the clinic for a FREE consultation to find out what is cuasing your pain and what to do to fix the problem. Visit to find the chiropractic pain relief clinic Chiropractor near Macomb twp, Ferndale or Detroit MI.

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Dr. Chris McNeil is a chiropractor and clinic director of Macomb Twp Chiropractic, East Detroit Auto Acident clinic and Ferndale Chiropractor. In this podcast he discusses whiplash auto accident injuries. Whiplash auto accident neck and spine injuries are the most common auto injuries. Dr McNeil disucsses the mechanisms of injury, common conditions and symtopms caused by whiplash (neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, arm pain, numbness), and common treatments and therapies used in the clinic. If you have been injured in an auto accident and you live in Metro Detroit, visit

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Chris McNeil Chiropractor, Doctor  & Auto Accident Treatment Clinic Director of Macomb Township ChiropracticDetroit Auto Injury Chiropractic Clinic and Metro Detroit Chiropractors Ferndale Chiropractic clinic, talks about auto accident injuries, the do's and dont's, treatments and therapies and much more. If you are suffering with neck pain, back pain, headaches, arm or leg pain, hip pain or numbness visit the nearest clinic.

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 A Macomb Township-based chiropractor pleaded to residents to reconsider spinal surgery. Christopher S. McNeil, Chiropractic Disc Specialist, who has touted that his business specializes in the non-surgical treatment of bulging, herniated or degenerated discs, says "try disc decompression therapy before surgery, you wont regret it".

Listin to this podcast to discover how disc decompression therapy can help you to avoid surgery, get our of pain and get your life back.

Dr. Chris McNeil is now offering a free no risk consultation with a certified Decompression expert at his Macomb Township and Ferndale Chiropractic & Decompression Clinic. To receive your free consultation, please call their Macomb Township office at: 586-566-2273.


Disc Therapy! Dr. Chris McNeil, Chiropractor and Certified Decompression Physician,  Explains Spinal Disc Decompression

If you suffer from low back pain caused by bulging or herniated discs, sciatica, or pain that shoots down your legs and you’ve tried everything, from taking pain medication, to physical therapy, chiropractic care and even injections, spinal disc decompression can be the answer. Visit for more information.



The spine has bone, muscle, nerve, and ligament that maybe injured in an accident or trauma. When ligaments are damaged the condition is usually permanent and progressive either now or both now and in the future. This can cause a lot of pain, both acute and chronic as well as other neurological consequences. The spinal sprain is the most commonly diagnosed spinal injury and sprains can be mild with no clinically detectable increase in joint laxity, to severe where a complete ligament disruption can result in significant joint laxity.

When a ligament that holds the spine together is damaged it can be accurately and reliably measured using computer assistance. Computerized radiographic mensuration analysis (CRMA) is one test Dr. McNeil and the treating physicians of Metro Detroit Chiropractors use to objectively quantify the severity and precise location of spinal ligament injuries caused by a major trauma such as an auto accident. Dr. Chris McNeil explains, “It’s important to test for spinal ligament injures. CRMA helps us determine the location and the severity of any spinal ligamentous laxity and instability. The information we get from this testing can help to develop or modify both the patient’s treatment plan as well as any other diagnostic testing referrals that may be needed.”

A common auto injury the Metro Detroit Chiropractors physicians are looking to rule out with CRMA is called Alteration Of Motion Segment Integrity (AOMSI). Loss of Motion Segment Integrity occurs when they have measured ligament laxity, instability or sub-failure to an injured spine that meets the AMA Impairment Guides Measured Criteria. . “This injury is perhaps the most common cause of impairments and disabilities related to spinal injuries” said Dr. McNeil. Computerized analysis of flexion/extension X-rays by a board certified medical radiologist can help determine the severity and location of a patient’s damaged and injured ligaments. With CRMA the measurements are precise and follow peer reviewed care standards published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and are adopted by the International Chiropractic Association.

By documenting a patient’s auto accident injuries it can help the patient to access any benefits that they may be entitled to from the auto insurance carrier. On page 18 of AMA Guides To Impairment Ratings 5th Edition is states “Thorough documentation of medical findings and their impact will also ensure that reporting is fair and consistent and that individuals have the information needed to pursue any benefits to which they are entitled.” CRMA is one of the ways doctors can objectively support their patient’s auto accident injury claims.

“Most doctors are very good at assessing damage to the bone, muscle and nerve, but virtually have no diagnostic work up for the spinal ligaments” says Dr. McNeil. Since ligament injuries are usually permanent, CRMA test results helps doctors to better manage their patients and make life or work modification guidance on what they should or should not do. Test Results can also help to establish permanent impairments, disabilities and objectively support a prognosis for future care.

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Releive Bacl Pain - Dr. Chris McNeil, Chiropractor and Chiropractic Clinic Director, Reveals 5 Ways to Relieve Back Pain Over the Holidays

"You don’t have time to worry about back pain over the holiday season" says Dr. McNeil. A lot of people suffer from back pain over the holidays because of long hours standing and constant walking while looking for holiday presents. Another cause of back pain is pulling big packages off the shelves in the store in improper ways. Some people also complain about having back pain due to bending over while wrapping presents for long hours.  Back pain can be an uncomfortable feeling in the back but can turn into something very serious if ignored. Once left untreated it can affect the quality of life. You might even find that the pain and muscle tension can even keep you from sleeping, working or even enjoying the holidays. So, it is essential to find ways to relieve this common condition to make your holidays more memorable and at the same time prevent the condition from worsening. To help have a pain free holiday season, Dr. Chris McNeil, Chiropractor and Chiropractic clinic director, reveals "5 Ways to Relieve Back Pain Over the Holidays".

1.    The first thing you always can do with increased pain or a new injury is rest.  Take frequent breaks from whatever you are doing and alternate between sitting down, to rest your back muscles, and standing up and walking around, to keep the muscles working and the joints moving.

2.    Ice therapy can be used to decrease the swelling in the injured area.  Swelling and inflammation ultimately irritates the nerve in your low back and causes the muscles to tighten up.   Using an ice pack for 20 minutes every hour can great decrease the pain and swelling associated with back pain.

3.    Hot packs can be utilized to minimize muscle tension.  When the back is injured and the muscles tighten up and go into spasm, heat packs can really help relax the tight muscles and provide some relief.

4.    Heat rubs and patches can also be to loosen up tight muscles in the back.  These heat liniments are especially helpful when you have to be on the go. Applying thermo genic creams, lotions or patches can provide some relief to help you get through the day.

5.    A back support may be a life saver when your back pain is severe. When your spine an posture are misaligned, causing nerve and joint irritation, your body will often become antalgic shifting your rib cage to one side.  A back brace from the drug store may help support to take some pressure of your back muscles, nerves and joints and provide you with some relief. A back brace shouldn’t be worn more than 6 hours at a time so you should consult with your chiropractor before trying a back brace.

"These five ways to relieve back pain are very helpful. However, if you have an underlying problem that is causing your back pain, such as misalignments in the low back causing nerve or joint irritation, these 5 pain relievers may only be a temporary patch until the true problem is fixed.  So, it’s always a good idea to get checked out by a chiropractor at the first sign of back pain.  That way you may be able to avoid any severe back conditions that may not only keep you from doing your Christmas shopping, but also sleeping, working or enjoying the holidays" says Dr. McNeil.

To make holidays more fun and pain free, consider Dr. McNeil's "5 Ways to Relieve Back Pain Over the Holidays". For more information, please feel free to visit the website at

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You can also listen to a pod cast by Dr. McNeil on "5 Ways to Relieve Back Pain Over the Holidays" by clicking here  

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Chiropractor Chris McNeil is chiropractic clinic director for . After suffering extensive injuries in an auto accident as a teen ager, he attribributes his recovery to Chiropractic care and other physical medicine, as one of the reasons he became a chiropractor. Because of his prior experience with his rehabilitation he is devoted to assisting others in his community to recieve the same types of care so he speializes in auto addicent injuries in his clinic. In this podcast the doctor disucsses the "Top Ten Auto Accident Injury Mistakes".

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