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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Can Trigeminal Neuralgia Cause Eye Pain?

Trigeminal neuralgia is dubbed one of the most painful neuropathic conditions. It primarily affects the face, jaws, and gums and causes searing or shooting pain that can last for a few minutes. Interestingly, besides the usual symptoms, some people who seek trigeminal neuralgia pain relief note that they also have mild to severe eye pain. Do you also experience a similar problem? If you do, we suggest going over our discussion on trigeminal neuralgia and eye pain.   Understanding Trigeminal Neuralgia and Eye Pain It’s not surprising that many people diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia experience eye pain. Studies explain that [...]

Ivana Trump’s Accidental Death Reminds The Dangers Of Falls and Vertigo

Ivana Trump, the ex-wife of Donald Trump, died in a freak accident after falling down a flight of stairs in her home in July 2022. While it's still unclear exactly how the fall happened, her death is a tragic reminder of how dangerous falls and spinning sensations can be. Sadly, the fall resulted in blunt force injuries to her torso, leading to her demise. But would she still be alive today if she did not fall down the stairs? Maybe. Falls can be incredibly dangerous, especially for older adults. It is the leading cause of fatal injury and nonfatal trauma-related [...]

Swimming Induced Headaches and How to Recover From Them

Swimming is a great way to get your body moving and stay healthy. But if you're swimming competitively, you may experience mild to severe head throbbing every time you go in for a dip. This can be frustrating and make you want to give up the sport. Luckily, there are ways for you to avoid getting headaches after swimming, like getting an atlas bone adjustment and avoiding dehydration. Let's deep dive into these techniques, plus the specific type of headaches that swimming can potentially trigger.   Kinds of After-swim Headaches Below are the three most common headaches swimmers experience after [...]

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?
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