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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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?

What is Vertigo and How Can Spine Realignment Help?

Hundreds to thousands of people tend to ask questions online such as “what is vertigo?” because it’s a very common symptom. University of California – San Francisco explains that roughly 40 percent of Americans experience vertigo at some point in their life. The symptom tends to vary in quality, duration, and intensity between different individuals. Some would describe it as a few-minute long shaking or dizzying sensation. Others compare it to motion sickness that comes and goes. It can also come with other symptoms such as: Aura or visual disturbances Vomiting or nausea Hearing changes Spatial disorientation Difficulty to stand [...]

Why Am I Getting Tension Headaches Everyday?

Tension headaches are one of the most frequent kinds of headaches. They can be very common because stressful situations often trigger them. However, just because they frequently happen (every day for some people) does not mean we should accept them as part of our lives. We can’t allow these tension headaches to make us suffer when we can certainly do something to stop them. Let us learn more about this type of headache, so we can better become ready for them.  The reason why tension headaches occur every day differs for every person. There are a few factors that may [...]

By |October 4th, 2020|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Why Am I Getting Tension Headaches Everyday?

10 Things That Cause Fibromyalgia Flares

Fibromyalgia is a health disorder popular for causing chronic pain all over the body. The severity and frequency of the pain and other symptoms are dependent on each person. Here are a few of the most common fibromyalgia symptoms: Excessive fatigue, even after a night of bed rest Widespread pain in the joints, muscles, and other body tissues Difficulty staying asleep or getting enough quality rest Memory problems, trouble keeping focus and concentration Gastrointestinal issues, like IBS Fibromyalgia is a disorder, a pain-processing one. In other words, a person with fibromyalgia has a different way of processing pain. For example, [...]

By |August 2nd, 2020|Categories: Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 10 Things That Cause Fibromyalgia Flares

Can Yoga Help People Suffering From Vertigo?

Vertigo is a sensation of spinning and imbalance caused by a disturbance in the sense of equilibrium in the brain. Often, it affects the inner ear, in the region that monitors the directions of motion. It is also sometimes caused by calcium or fluid build-up or even a virus. Some tests have proven that specific yoga postures can improve balance and stimulate the nervous system. Therefore, yoga has value in helping prevent vertigo from happening. Vertigo Causes and Symptoms Vertigo or dizziness mostly occurs when the inner ear is not receiving enough blood flow. Viruses, like those causing the common [...]

Migraines and Seizure Symptoms, Auras, and Treatment Medication

Migraines and seizure often go hand in hand. In our article today, we will take a closer look at both of these conditions. We will also discuss symptoms, including aura, which can be associated with both migraines and seizure. Additionally, we will define migralepsy (basically, a migraine seizure) and compare some of the medications used as treatment. Finally, we will conclude by discussing how some patients have found natural help.  Migraines: What Are They?   Migraine is a neurological condition comprised of a number of symptoms that may vary from patient to patient. While the most common symptom of migraine is [...]

By |April 12th, 2020|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Migraines and Seizure Symptoms, Auras, and Treatment Medication

Fibromyalgia and Lupus: Understanding the Key Differences

Two conditions that sometimes get mistaken for one another are fibromyalgia and lupus. Why does the confusion happen? Basically, it is because both conditions can cause widespread pain throughout the body. However, that is pretty much where the similarities end. So how can you tell the difference between fibromyalgia and lupus? We are going to take a closer look at some more similarities between fibromyalgia and Lupus. Then we will discuss the critical differences between these two different health conditions. Finally, we will conclude with a natural therapy that has benefited fibromyalgia patients in case studies.  Similar Symptoms of Fibromyalgia [...]

By |February 16th, 2020|Categories: Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Fibromyalgia and Lupus: Understanding the Key Differences
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