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.
Have you ever suffered from a pinched nerve? This condition usually brings gradual pain. For example, if yours is in the neck, you will feel the pain that radiates down to your shoulders, arms, and hands. In addition, pinched nerves in the lower back can radiate down to your buttocks, legs, and foot. Maybe you have questions such as can a chiropractor fix a pinched nerve? Yes, they can help, especially if a displaced or misaligned bone is why your nerve feels undue pressure and stress. Some may ask if it’s possible to unpinch a nerve at home. Yes, there [...]
Vertigo is a condition that causes your sense of balance to go out of whack. It can be frightening to experience, especially when it sets off other health mishaps like nausea and vomiting. While this condition is often associated with head trauma or a fall, genetics may be another potential trigger. In this article, we'll talk about the chances or link between vertigo and genetics, and we'll even throw in the best vertigo relief form that you can try to address and manage this debilitating symptom. Probable Causes of Vertigo When you hear the word "vertigo," it's easy to [...]
It's common for many people to experience and complain about low back pain. Even regular Upper Cervical Care patients complain about the discomfort when they have back aches. Fortunately, there are different ways you can try that can potentially help get rid of your chronic low back pain naturally. The rise of professionals working from home with no proper office chair or work setup can also contribute to many patients seeking low back pain relief. Unfortunately, this type of pain can interfere with your daily tasks. As it worsens, you may struggle with your usual activities, including bathing, driving, or [...]
If you have a pinched nerve, the first thing to do is consult with your doctor, as you might need surgery. However, there are alternatives for managing pain and addressing the underlying cause of pinched nerves without resorting to surgery. Here are the details on the available options. Some Facts About Pinched Nerves A pinched nerve is a common problem that can cause pain in the neck and back. It's also often referred to as nerve compression, though this term can be misleading. While pinched nerves are certainly compressed, they don't necessarily become pinched by something that fits into [...]
Meniere's disease is a vestibular disorder indicated by vertigo, hearing loss, ringing in the ears, and a sensation of ear fullness. It is not uncommon to have an ear infection related to Meniere's disease, which is often addressed with medication such as antibiotics. However, antibiotics are not the healthiest choice for any vertigo-related conditions as they are likely to reoccur. Fortunately, there are various natural and available forms of vertigo relief that people can choose from, to help manage their symptoms of Meniere's disease and reduce their dependency on prescription medications. Meniere's Disease in a Nutshell Meniere’s disease is [...]
Some people say you're not getting any younger when you start to have lower back and knee pain. While there is some truth to it, they don’t only happen to older adults—even children and adolescents can get them! Regardless of your age, sitting on your desk for too long, lifting something heavy, and engaging in sporting activities may bring out symptoms you are not used to, such as lower back and knee pain. It pays to get yourself familiar with the common causes of lower backache and knee pain so you can identify and catch symptoms. Straight out ignoring the [...]
Have you ever experienced unexplainable arm itching? Usually, itching occurs because of irritation, a skin condition (like dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis), or an allergic reaction. It can also happen after a rigorous workout session because the capillary beds and arteries need to expand to accommodate the increased blood flow. Interestingly, itching, specifically on one arm, can also occur because of brachioradial pruritis, a chronic neurological condition that affects the forearms. Besides itching, it can also cause burning sensations that can worsen at night. Flare-ups can also occur after prolonged exposure to the sun. While it can disappear after limiting sun [...]
Can a chiropractor help with vertigo? Most people asking this question suffer from prevalent causes of vertigo like Meniere’s disease or BPPV. However, a small fraction traces the root cause of the problem from a relatively unknown or misunderstood condition. If you belong to this small group of people and you want to shed light on the reason behind your uncomfortable symptoms, you can check out our list of uncommon causes of vertigo below. #1. Benign Recurrent Vertigo (BRV) BRV or benign recurrent vertigo is a poorly misunderstood vestibular problem that causes spinning sensations, photophobia, sensory sensitivity, and tinnitus. Some [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]