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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Cholesteatoma and Other Triggers of Spinning Sensations

Have you ever heard of cholesteatoma? What about other triggers of vertigo attacks like positional vertigo and Meniere’s? If you’re not familiar with these conditions, you might find out quick discussion helpful. Read on to learn about the usual triggers of vertigo and the leading remedies that patients use, such as atlas bone adjustment, in our discussion below.    What health problems set off vertigo attacks?  Unknown to many people, vertigo isn’t a separate condition but an indication of an underlying problem such as cholesteatoma. Hence, if you want to prevent spinning sensations from taking over your life, you will [...]

How Painful is Trigeminal Neuralgia?

People suffering from trigeminal neuralgia experience extreme pain and suffering in the face even from the most mundane and menial tasks. This condition is also described as the “most excruciating pain known to man.” Can you imagine dealing with severe debilitating facial pain triggered by the simplest, everyday activities? Luckily there are safe and effective trigeminal neuralgia treatments to help you manage the pain and symptoms. You can also consult with a licensed chiropractor to calm down trigeminal neuralgia using natural methods. This painful condition is also called “tic douloureux,” French for “painful tic or twitch.” It might come as [...]

Is Vertigo Hereditary? It’s Time for More Natural Interventions

It’s one of those days when you experience another vertigo attack and you visit your doctor to get a new prescription of Serc to get rid of the extreme discomfort caused by dizziness. You wish there’s an alternative for traditional medicine, a natural remedy, or perhaps a chiropractor for vertigo that might help. But you just feel stuck because you feel the need to replenish your Serc stash; otherwise, you might get another vertigo attack anytime, and that drug has become your security blanket. If you stumbled upon this blog post and at the same time thinking that there might [...]

By |December 26th, 2021|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Is Vertigo Hereditary? It’s Time for More Natural Interventions

Does Fibromyalgia Always Cause Pain?

Millions of people across the USA struggle with a neurological condition that doctors refer to as fibromyalgia. Typically, fibromyalgia causes consistent mild to intense pain in several body parts. It also triggers other equally debilitating symptoms like brain fog, anxiety, depression, and headaches.  Some people diagnosed with this condition seek a doctor, neurologist, or fibromyalgia chiropractic practitioner for relief. Others also manage their symptoms with the help of medications like anticonvulsants, antipsychotics, painkillers, and antidepressants.  Most patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia have a hard time doing day-to-day activities because of random flare-ups. Many also wonder if it’s a life-long problem that [...]

By |October 24th, 2021|Categories: Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Does Fibromyalgia Always Cause Pain?

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
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