Dr. Derek & Andrea Barrett

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.

Visit Dr. Derek & Andrea Barrett's practice website

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

Blogs by Dr. Derek & Andrea Barrett

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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