Dr. Derek Barrett, D.C. and Dr. Andrea Odbert, D.C. are the owners and lead chiropractors at Barrett Chiropractic in Wichita, Kansas. The couple met and accomplished their Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Cleveland University-Kansas City. Before their doctorate, Dr. Derek Barrett earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Physiology from Kansas State University, while Dr. Andrea Odbert finished a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Sioux Falls. They both have comprehensive training in several fields of alternative care, including a specialty in the Knee-Chest Upper Cervical Technique, as well as Chiropractic Pediatrics and Pre and Postnatal Chiropractic Care.

Technique/s: Knee Chest Upper Cervical, Chiropractic Pediatrics, Pre and Postnatal Chiropractic Care

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Blogs by Dr. Derek & Andrea Barrett

What To Do When You Have Fibromyalgia and Neck Pain

When you suffer from fibromyalgia and neck pain, it can be hard to know what to do. You may not realize right away that your symptoms are related to the same condition, so it can be difficult to find the most appropriate treatment for both conditions at once. Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes widespread muscle pain and fatigue in addition to other symptoms like sleep disruption and memory problems. Neck pain, on the other hand, is often experienced by people with fibromyalgia or other degenerative joint diseases such as arthritis or osteoporosis. However, there are treatments available that help [...]

Can Vitamin C help patients cope with vertigo?

Most of you have had vertigo once in your lives⁠—a queasy feeling that makes you feel like the room is spinning around even when you’re not moving your body physically. Vertigo can make your normal activities difficult, but luckily there's something many people are already doing that can help ease symptoms. Incorporating vitamin C in your diet might just do the trick of easing the accompanying symptoms of vertigo and reducing its chance of recurrence. It's one of the less known natural remedies for vertigo. Experiencing dizzying and spinning sensations can be debilitating, challenging, and upsetting, especially if it frequently [...]

8 Migraine Myths That Can Potentially Worsen Your Episodes

Upper cervical chiropractic doctors are no strangers to dealing with misinformation. That's because the internet has paved the way for myths and misconceptions to spread faster. Sadly, this often leads to challenges in dealing with conditions or symptoms. Do you happen to experience the same problem because of migraine myths? Start managing your migraine attacks better by crushing misinformation and learning the top 8 migraine myths and the latest facts and statistics that disprove them.    Myth #1 – Migraines only occur occasionally  While this might be true for a few people, statistics dispute this myth because as many as 4 [...]

By |April 10th, 2022|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 8 Migraine Myths That Can Potentially Worsen Your Episodes

Correcting an Atlas Subluxation Can Bring Chronic Fatigue Relief

CFS or chronic fatigue syndrome might not seem like a severe problem. But if you have it, you can most certainly relate to fellow patients who complain that they can’t muster the strength to get out of bed or attend to home or work chores. Have you ever wondered why it happens in the first place? Our discussion below will focus on atlas subluxation, one of the most likely triggers of CFS.  Hopefully, by understanding how atlas subluxation happens and affects the body, you unlock a sustainable and promising way to manage your chronic fatigue symptoms.   The Big Picture: [...]

By |February 13th, 2022|Categories: Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Correcting an Atlas Subluxation Can Bring Chronic Fatigue Relief

Getting to Know Oscillopsia: 7 FAQs Answered

Oscillopsia isn’t a word you encounter every day unless you have constant vertigo attacks. It’s also common among people who previously suffered from a head injury or those with meningitis and cranial neuropathy. If you suspect having this condition or want to know more about it to help a sick loved one, our list of oscillopsia FAQs below might help. Find out the answers to questions like “what is oscillopsia? and “can a chiropractor for vertigo help patients with oscillopsia?” as you read on.   What is Oscillopsia? Oscillopsia is a neurological condition that impairs your sense of sight. While [...]

What It Means To Have a Headache On Top of the Head

Besides being a common health complaint, headaches can be quite complex to figure out. This is because there are many types of headaches. One example is the headache on top of the head. Many people who experience it note that they feel excruciating pain and pressure on the topmost portion of their heads. Some also experience additional symptoms such as sensory sensitivity.  So what causes this? Is it something you should worry about? Does it require emergency medical assistance? Learn what it means to have a headache on top of your head in our blog post below.   Possible Explanations [...]

By |October 24th, 2021|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on What It Means To Have a Headache On Top of the Head

Gut Health, CFS, and Fibromyalgia – Are They All Connected?

Every fibromyalgia chiropractic doctor is no stranger to seeing patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). After all, fibromyalgia and CFS share several similar symptoms, and they frequently occur together. Interestingly, the similarity between them goes beyond their symptoms, as studies suggest that they both have a solid connection to a patient’s gut microbiota. If you have started seeking CFS or fibromyalgia remedies, such as seeing a cervical chiropractor for upper cervical adjustments, our discussion on gut health below might shed light on how you can manage your symptoms better.   CFS and Fibromyalgia: Similarities and Differences Most patients going to [...]

By |August 8th, 2021|Categories: Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Gut Health, CFS, and Fibromyalgia – Are They All Connected?

Whiplash and Other Underlying Causes of Vertigo

Vertigo is among the common symptoms that a sick patient reports when going to a clinic. As a result, finding long-term relief heavily involves retracing what caused the problem in the first place. In some cases, vertigo stems from cardiovascular diseases. On the one hand, other patients experience the symptom due to a previous head injury like a whiplash. Find out more about the relationship between whiplash and vertigo and other underlying health conditions as we discuss the topic further.    How Does a Vertigo Attack Feel? A popular but false belief among many is that vertigo is the same [...]

What Relief Options Are There for Migraines?

Migraines cause multiple symptoms that can affect our daily lives. Migraines are a prevalent neurological disease that can affect both men and women, young or old. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, 85% of migraine sufferers are women.  When paired with other conditions-- migraines and pregnancy, for example-- they can make performing even the most minuscule task a challenge. As established before, migraines can potentially decrease an individual’s quality of life. Fortunately, migraines can be avoided before they ever occur with some changes in your diet and lifestyle.  But first, let’s learn more about them to understand better how we [...]

By |April 18th, 2021|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on What Relief Options Are There for Migraines?

How Do I Care for My Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a medical condition marked by pain felt throughout the body. People diagnosed with this condition are always on a quest to find solutions. As a person with the syndrome, fibromyalgia chiropractic care might be a likely option for you. Upper cervical chiropractors help make sure that the bones in a person's body are aligned. If everything is in place, the body can function at its best. Since fibromyalgia is a condition that affects a person's musculoskeletal system, upper cervical chiropractors can check if a misalignment might be the root cause. Before we delve into chiropractic care, let us [...]

By |February 7th, 2021|Categories: Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on How Do I Care for My Fibromyalgia?
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