Dr. Richard Cicala is the owner of Balance Living Chiropractic in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Besides earning a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree, he is also a Certified Financial Marketing Professional (CFMP). He studied at Palmer College of Chiropractic, located in Davenport, Iowa, where he obtained several awards and honors. At some point, he was one of the few people selected to join a Chiropractic Mission trip to Brazil. During the 10-day outreach program, he adjusted around two thousand people. Upon graduation, he interned at Balanced Living Chiropractic under the direction of Dr. John Kowalczyk, who eventually sold the practice to him. Dr. Cicala is a chiropractor that focuses on the NUCCA, Orthospinology, and Activator procedures. His passion is to touch thousands of people’s lives through his expertise.

Technique/s: NUCCA, Orthospinology, and Activator techniques

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Stop These 7 Exercises If You Have Sciatica

To alleviate the pain of sciatica, doctors recommend sciatica exercises. They urge an active lifestyle because it releases your body's natural pain relievers against chronic pains. But not all exercises are good for you: some actually cause more harm than others! Check out this article to determine which ones and why they shouldn’t be done when suffering from low back or leg pains caused by sciatica.  #1. Burpees Burpees have long been a favorite exercise choice for individuals looking to get their blood pumping and burn calories. Unfortunately, those with sciatica or lower back pain should avoid this type of [...]

Does Benign Vertigo Go Away?

If you’ve ridden a roller coaster or traveled on a boat, you surely are familiar with the swaying, swirling feeling you experience once you get off. This spinning sensation is close to vertigo. However, vertigo does not need a thrilling ride to occur. Unfortunately, this symptom can be triggered by even a slight head movement, urging 150,000 people to look for vertigo remedies each year. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo or BPPV is the most common kind of vertigo. If you have BPPV, keeping your head still at all times can save you from an attack. As the name suggests, changing [...]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Facts and Statistics

Do you always seem to feel quite exhausted even when you wake up in the morning? Do you experience other symptoms like difficulty sleeping, sore throat, hair loss, cramps, and flu-like symptoms? If yes, chances are you have chronic fatigue syndrome. It’s also quite likely that you have been trying to find the most suitable way to cope and live a normal life. Good thing, managing chronic fatigue syndrome is not utterly hopeless as you now have options to tap into remedies like a chiropractic atlas adjustment. Learn everything about chronic fatigue syndrome management below.    Essential Facts and Stats [...]

By |April 25th, 2021|Categories: Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Facts and Statistics

Lockdown Back Pain: The Cause and Ways to Avoid It

With many countries enforcing lockdown protocols, many people don’t have a choice but to stay at home 24/7. This has decreased physical activity as more and more folks skip their usual trip to the gym or morning workout routine. Furthermore, the situation has pushed companies to embrace the work from home setup. Unfortunately, these massive changes have increased the risk for various health issues, including chronic back pain. So how can you manage this situation? Is there a way to get rid of lockdown back pain? Can natural remedies like upper cervical care help you cope? Let’s answer all these [...]

By |February 28th, 2021|Categories: Back Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Lockdown Back Pain: The Cause and Ways to Avoid It

The No-Spin, Natural Way to Overcome Vertigo

People who have struggled with spinning dizziness are just as confused about the supposed care options and hacks as they are about the condition itself.  Online and on television, one can see a myriad of medications that offer relief.  There are also oils and other kinds of products supposed to help defeat dizziness. With all the advertising and marketing content, how can you find no-spin, reliable information? Are there natural and safe ways to overcome vertigo? Many individuals who have suffered from spinning dizziness for years found relief when they worked with a chiropractor for vertigo.  Before we delve into [...]

By |December 27th, 2020|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The No-Spin, Natural Way to Overcome Vertigo

6 Hacks to Sleep Well Despite Fibromyalgia

It is one of the most debilitating health challenges any human being could have.  Pain in different parts of the body, sensitivity to touch, and even loss of sleep are only a few of the burdens people with fibromyalgia need to bear. The good news is, there are now essential oils for fibromyalgia that could be used to help induce restful sleep. But before looking at ways to win the battle of over sleeplessness, let’s look at what this ailment really is. What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a disorder that affects the signals leaving the brain to various parts of [...]

By |October 25th, 2020|Categories: Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 6 Hacks to Sleep Well Despite Fibromyalgia

When Should I Go to the ER for Sciatica Pain?

When someone suffers from a pinched sciatic nerve, it can be tormenting. Sciatica sufferers often deal with back pain or leg pain, and sometimes even weakness, tingling, and numbness join in. It frequently starts as achiness in the lower back, then the pain spreads towards the buttocks, and down through the back of the leg. The streak of pain usually affects only one leg. Sciatica is not a medical diagnosis but rather a symptom of an underlying medical problem. Here are some possible causes or conditions that stem sciatica from happening: Neck or head injury Lumbar disc treat or herniation [...]

The Role of the Atlas in Vertigo and Meniere’s Disease

Vertigo is a false sensation that a person or his surroundings are spinning. It is the primary symptom of Meniere’s disease. Vertigo episodes caused by Meniere’s disease can be very severe and sudden. At least 100,000 Americans get the Meniere’s disease diagnosis every year. Meniere’s usually develops in people aged between 20 to 50 years old. Meniere’s Disease Symptoms Recurring and severe vertigo Hearing loss Tinnitus A sensation of fullness in the affected ear Nausea and vomiting Getting Meniere’s Disease Diagnosis The main method that doctors do to diagnose Meniere’s disease is through a hearing test. Doctors may suspect you [...]

By |June 28th, 2020|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Role of the Atlas in Vertigo and Meniere’s Disease

Fibromyalgia And Heart Disease: What Connection Binds Them?

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic health disorder that causes intense fatigue and extensive muscle pain. It can be life-changing for people who suffer from it. It often interferes with their everyday lives.  Individuals with fibromyalgia experience tenderness and intense pain throughout their bodies. Some would say that it is an arthritis-related condition, but it is not. FM does not trigger damage or inflammation to the joints, other tissues, or muscles. Fibromyalgia is a condition often related to chronic pain conditions, including: Vulvodynia Endometriosis Chronic fatigue syndrome Inflammatory bowel disease Internal cystitis Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ OR TMD) Who Are The [...]

By |April 26th, 2020|Categories: Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Fibromyalgia And Heart Disease: What Connection Binds Them?

How Long Does It Take for Sciatica to Go Away?

Sciatica can be an excruciating condition. So if you are living with this health problem, you are no doubt wondering, how long does it take for sciatica to go away? The short answer is – however long it takes for whatever is irritating the nerve to stop doing so. Of course, you may not even know what is affecting the nerve or how sciatica occurs in the first place. Does that mean you’re doomed to be in pain forever? Fortunately, there is a way to find relief from sciatica pain, and it doesn’t have to take that long. We’re going [...]

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