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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Atlas Misalignment: A Hidden Cause of Low Back Pain

Low back pain is a common problem that becomes almost a fact of life as you age. Reports show that 50% of adults over the age of 60 experience lower backache. It is one of the leading causes for doctor visits among the age group. This condition also comes with a hefty price tag, all due to costs for healthcare bills, disability payments, and missed days of work. Fortunately, figures of back pain injuries have been decreasing thanks to the implementation of preventive actions and the availability of better education about proper lifting techniques. Explaining the Spine Structure The spinal [...]

Vertigo Medicines Versus Natural Therapy – Which Is Better?

Vertigo is a false sensation of movement that can leave a person feeling like spinning or tilting. If you deal with bouts of vertigo, you may have gone to the doctor. For sure you need help on preventing this unpleasant sensation and relieving its accompanying symptoms. Unfortunately, many people never even find out what is causing their vertigo. As a result, doctors are practically guessing the best way to provide relief. You may experience a lot of trial and error. Or you receive a medication prescription for symptoms rather than the resolution to the underlying problem. We’re going to look [...]

By |June 16th, 2019|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Vertigo Medicines Versus Natural Therapy – Which Is Better?

7 Things Everyone Should Know About Fibromyalgia

Whether you have fibromyalgia or you know someone who does, there are certain things that it is important for everyone to know about this chronic health condition. We are about to reveal some important knowledge, including the fact that natural relief is available to patients who are suffering from an underlying problem that we frequently overlook. #1 Fibromyalgia Pain Is Widespread, But Also Focused on 18 Tender Points While pain can occur anywhere in the body, there are 18 specific tender points of fibromyalgia. The interesting thing about those points is that four of them are in the neck and [...]

By |April 21st, 2019|Categories: Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 7 Things Everyone Should Know About Fibromyalgia

5 Daily Habits to Protect Yourself from Chronic Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common reasons worldwide for missed workdays and doctor visits.  Most people, about 80% of adults, will experience back pain at least once in their lifetime. Unlike other health conditions that may favor men or women, back pain doesn’t discriminate.  Men and women are equally affected, making back pain one of the most burdensome conditions a person can experience. One of the most difficult parts about back pain to address is the spectrum of how it can present.  It can range from a dull, achy annoyance to sudden, sharp, and debilitating pain. Back pain [...]

By |February 17th, 2019|Categories: Back Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 5 Daily Habits to Protect Yourself from Chronic Back Pain

8 Vertigo Facts to Help You Understand Your Condition Better

Vertigo is an extremely common symptom, but that doesn’t mean it is well understood, either in the medical community or by people in general. If you suffer from chronic or recurring bouts, what should you know? We're going to address eight important vertigo facts. Then we will give you a natural way to get your life back on track. 1. What is vertigo? It is the false sensations of movement. If often feels like the room is spinning. However, even the feeling that things are tilting or swaying is also vertigo. So it can be the feeling you have after [...]

By |December 16th, 2018|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 8 Vertigo Facts to Help You Understand Your Condition Better

6 Fibromyalgia Triggers to Avoid

Most people who suffer from fibromyalgia have at least some pain all of the time. However, pain levels can fluctuate and change locations, seemingly at random. It is one of the reasons this syndrome is so difficult to diagnose. If you don’t happen to be having a bad pain day when you see your doctor, you may not be experiencing pain at enough of the diagnostic trigger points (11 of the 18 are necessary for a diagnosis). One thing that can help you to reduce how often the condition flares up, or at least to predict when you may have [...]

By |October 21st, 2018|Categories: Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 6 Fibromyalgia Triggers to Avoid

Ways to Get Vertigo Relief that No One Talks About

If you are frustrated by years of struggling under the burden of recurrent cases of vertigo, you are far from alone. In fact, this is one of the most common ailments a person can face, especially after the age of 40. Vertigo is a tricky symptom since it can be connected to a number of different diseases, some that affect the ears and some that affect the central nervous system. We’re going to introduce you to a natural therapy that can provide benefits for both, along with some other ways to improve your situation. Here are some ways to get [...]

By |September 16th, 2018|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Ways to Get Vertigo Relief that No One Talks About

Your Guide to Lasting Sciatica Relief

Back pain alone can be bad enough, but when the pain starts radiating down your leg and causes numbness, tingling, or weakness, then you might have sciatica.  The term sciatica refers to a problem with the sciatic nerve. It originates in the lower back and travels through the buttock down the back of each leg. Your sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in the body.  It is consists of nerve roots that branch off of your spinal cord in the lower back. As it courses down each leg, portions of the nerve branch out to innervate parts of the [...]

All About Meniere’s Disease and It’s Symptoms

Meniere’s disease, while rare, is very frustrating to those suffering from it. It has a number of symptoms that can cause the person to be out of commission until they subside. The name Meniere’s disease was coined in 1861. The French physician Prosper Meniere had a theory about a group of symptoms that attacked all at once. He felt these symptoms were coming from the inner ear rather from the brain, which was the accepted belief at the time. Once his theory became more and more popular, the name Meniere’s disease started to be associated with the inner ear and [...]

By |June 17th, 2018|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on All About Meniere’s Disease and It’s Symptoms

Everything You Need to Know About Ocular Migraines

Migraines affect up to 12% of people, meaning that about 39 million people are dealing with this debilitating neurological condition in the US alone. There are many categories of migraines, and one of those is ocular. What sets this type of a migraine apart? The patient experiences visual symptoms. If that sounds like you or someone you know, we encourage you to consider the following article. We will conclude with a natural way that many migraine sufferers are finding relief. What Is an Ocular Migraine? Since the term ocular migraine describes migraines with visual symptoms, this category runs the gamut [...]

By |April 15th, 2018|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know About Ocular Migraines
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