Dr. Breuwet is the founder and owner of Upper Cervical Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is dedicated to Upper Cervical Care, specifically the National Upper Cervical Care Association (NUCCA) technique. He has been a Hawaii chiropractor for more than five years. A former General Manager in a company in the hotel industry, he switched career after ten years to follow his ultimate passion of providing natural health care to patients. He then studied at the Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he learned the various types of chiropractic and fell in love with the most specific and precise form of chiropractic care—the NUCCA technique. Since his graduation, and to this day, he continues to pursue and practice the said method.

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Obesity and Back Pain: How are They Connected?

Obesity is a widespread problem in the country, affecting about 42.4 percent of our population. It’s a serious health concern that puts a person at more risk for various health problems, including low back pain. Notably, many obese patients seeking upper cervical care experience worse symptoms than those with an average or normal body mass index.  But what’s the connection? Why do obese people experience worse pain in their back?   Obesity and Achy Backs – A Closer Look Besides putting undue pressure on the pelvic bone and spinal column, studies claim that obesity has other effects on an achy [...]

Body Posture and a Pinched Nerve: What’s Their Link?

Maintaining an excellent body posture goes beyond reflecting your personality or developing your self-esteem. As we tell most patients seeking an atlas bone adjustment, the way you walk or sit can significantly impact your spinal health. Unfortunately, it can also contribute, or trigger the development of severe health problems. To help you figure out how your body posture can impact your daily life, let’s touch on its role in developing radiculopathy or a pinched nerve.    Who Develops Radiculopathy? Radiculopathy may sound like a highly complex health condition. However, in truth, it only refers to a pinched nerve problem. Most [...]

By |July 11th, 2021|Categories: Pinched Nerve|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Body Posture and a Pinched Nerve: What’s Their Link?

What Causes BPPV and Other FAQs on Positional Vertigo

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is among the top reasons why patients see an upper cervical chiropractic practitioner. It triggers a spinning sensation every time a patient tilts his or her head. Even the slightest movements such as rolling to the other side of the bed or nodding can trigger an attack.  So, how much do you know about BPPV? If you frequently experience vertigo attacks due to this condition, our list of FAQs on BPPV below might help shed light on this widespread yet poorly understood condition.    #1. How many people have BPPV?  BPPV accounts for about 8 percent of [...]

Planking The Right Way Without The Back Pain

If you are one of those who wish they can go to the gym and workout, but their busy schedules stop them, then you found the answer to your dilemma. According to an upper cervical chiropractic professional, planking is the solution for people who live such busy lives. Count yourself lucky because about a minute is all you need to spare to complete your first session. And take note, you do not need any special equipment to get started. Before you go ahead and start planking, it is best to know the basics to get the most out of this [...]

Pinched Nerve in The Neck is No Child’s Play

As a kid, pinching our playmates was part of our playtime routine. We sure didn't mind the red marks back then. Now that we are older and more attuned to our body, we might be feeling a few pinch-like sensations that do not elicit the same fun reaction we had when we were younger. Although there are various likely reasons for this discomfort, one probable cause is a pinched nerve. If it is felt around the neck area, it is likely a pinched nerve in the neck or cervical radiculopathy.  The neck is medically referred to as the cervical spine, [...]

By |January 10th, 2021|Categories: Pinched Nerves|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Pinched Nerve in The Neck is No Child’s Play

Why Are Concussions And Whiplash Linked To Migraines?

Many believe that migraines have a genetic link. However, this is not true in all migraine cases because some arise spontaneously. Numerous migraine cases start or worsen through the years after a patient suffers from an injury or accident. One out of seven daily chronic headaches are due to a head or neck injury, and it can be any physical trauma to the neck or head. Migraines can be a very crippling condition. They include symptoms such as: Throbbing head pain Sensitivity to sound, light, and smells Nausea Vomiting Dizziness   The Migraines And Whiplash Connection Whiplash happens when the [...]

By |October 11th, 2020|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Why Are Concussions And Whiplash Linked To Migraines?

Why Do I Suddenly Have Vertigo?

Contrary to popular belief, vertigo is not a disorder but a symptom of a disease. Vertigo is a feeling that you or everything in your surroundings is whirling or spinning. But in truth, you are just having false sensations of movement. People with vertigo may sometimes barely notice the attacks, or they may complain of severe pain that forces them to just lie down until the unbalanced feeling passes. Vertigo attacks can appear without warning. Also, vertigo episodes can occur anytime, ranging from a few seconds to even a few days. As a result, daily tasks can become extremely hard [...]

Fibromyalgia: Dissecting the Condition and Reducing Your Risk

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition. It tends to wear you down physically and emotionally. Fibromyalgia is very difficult to diagnose since this condition shares common symptoms with other diseases. For this reason, this condition is tough to understand. There is currently no special test that can precisely identify fibromyalgia. People with fibromyalgia suffer from these symptoms: Persistent and widespread pain all over the body Numbness and tingling in the joints, and muscles throughout the body Fatigue Disordered sleep Cognitive and memory issues Headaches, including migraines Facts about Fibromyalgia – What It’s Not Over the years, the understanding of fibromyalgia [...]

By |April 12th, 2020|Categories: Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Fibromyalgia: Dissecting the Condition and Reducing Your Risk

2020 Guide to Migraines: Facts vs Lies

Since we’ve reached a new decade, this would be the perfect time to get rid of age-old misconceptions about illnesses, particularly migraines.  If your goal is to achieve lasting relief from migraines, your first step should be recognizing the lies about the disorder. Continuous belief in lies hinders patients from getting the right treatment. Therefore, letting go of the myths shall help you reduce or eliminate successfully the symptoms that accompany your condition. The Truths About Migraines Before we go over the migraine lies, let’s first discuss what migraines truly are.  Causes pounding or throbbing head pain Migraines are one [...]

By |January 12th, 2020|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 2020 Guide to Migraines: Facts vs Lies

5 Things the Internet Often Gets Wrong About Meniere’s Disease

Meniere’s disease is not one of the most common health conditions, but it is undoubtedly recognizable by the symptoms it produces. Starting with severe and debilitating bouts of vertigo, this condition also causes worsening hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ear) as it progresses. There is also a feeling of fullness in the affected ear(s).  While there is a lot of useful information about Meniere’s available online, there are certain things that get repeated from site to site that simply are not correct. Whether it is poor research or lack of experience, it doesn’t change the fact that you [...]

By |October 13th, 2019|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 5 Things the Internet Often Gets Wrong About Meniere’s Disease
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