Methods of Evaluation

Chiropractic Care & Functional Neurology

We have united the mechanical evaluation of chiropractic with the fundamentals of the neurological exam. The result is a safe, comprehensive and thorough way to evaluate, track and resolve conditions in the spectrum of nerve, muscle and joint.

Adjustments are tailored to fit the needs of each individual's age, status and capacity. Options range from low-force “Activator” technology to more standard corrections done by hand. For patients with complex neurological findings, a clinical neurology approach is used to rehabilitate function.

Stress Management

NET is an integrative medicine technique that uses a methodology of finding and removing neurological imbalances related to the physiology of unresolved stress. NET is a tool that can help improve many behavioral and physical conditions.

Results from a peer-reviewed, published study demonstrated significant changes in the NET group, as compared to the control group, in the functional connectivity between the cerebellum (including the vermis) and the amygdala, parahippocampus, and brain stem. Likewise, participants receiving the NET intervention had significant reductions in autonomic reactivity based on heart rate response to the traumatic stimulus compared to the control group. This study is an initial step towards establishing a neurological signature of treatment effect for the NET intervention.

Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine is a biological systems–based approach that focuses on assessing and addressing the root cause of disease. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may contribute in numerous ways to an individual’s illness.

Working parameters are assessed primary through consultation, guided survey, clinical investigation and laboratory findings.

Services

Initial Chiropractic Examination ($85): Dr. Whitham will take a thorough history and review of systems, followed by a comprehensive examination of the areas of specific complaint; including functional muscle tests, central and peripheral nerve distress, local flexibility, joint integrity, cranial nerve status and vital functions. Dr. Whitham may choose, based on his findings, to take radiographs (x-ray) to better assess the situation and ensure proper correction. Further evaluation, such as blood, saliva or urine laboratory testing, hair mineral analysis or questionnaire completion may be requested before making final decisions. If Dr. Whitham is able to accept your case, a full report will be scheduled detailing the complete findings, cause (if known) of discomfort, recommendations for care (including risks and any alternate options for treatment) with specific expectations for progress.

 

(NOTE: Appropriate & Necessary images included in initial exam at no cost.)

 

Follow-up images:

Cervical X-rays:    $30/image

Thoracic X-rays:   $45/image

Lumbar X-rays:    $45/image

Extremity X-rays: $30/image

 

 

Chiropractic Adjustment ($50): After a complete Functional Chiropractic Examination and current history, specific corrections are made to restore proper alignment, balance and coordination to the neural structures and surrounding tissues (bones, muscles, tendons, fascia and ligaments). Patients find we are able to accommodate all age ranges and body types with our wide array of techniques designed to produce maximum comfort and ease.

 

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Neuro-Emotional Technique(NET)/Stress & Sensitivity Evaluation ($85): Dr. Whitham will take a thorough history and review of systems, followed by a comprehensive examination of the areas of specific complaint; including physical inspection, vital functions, and common substances for sensitivity. These typically include: brain neurotransmitters, hormones, endocrine system factors (hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal, thyroid and reproductive system) and immune regulators. Further evaluations, such as basic and expanded food groups, vitamins, minerals, blood, saliva or urine laboratory testing, hair mineral analysis or questionnaire completion may be requested before making final decisions. If Dr. Whitham is able to accept your case, a full report will be delivered detailing the complete findings, cause (if known) of discomfort, recommendations for care (including risks and any alternate options for treatment) with specific expectations for progress.

 

Neuro-Emotional Technique (N.E.T.) ($60): Based on principles of Classical Conditioning, Nobel-Prize winning research in brain-body receptor chemistry and the Chiropractic Adjustment, N.E.T. allows the body to release stored mental stress (limbic system) from the physiology through a simple, non-invasive process. After experiencing this procedure many patients report feeling less stress, increased mental clarity, enhanced productivity, diminishment or elimination of physical symptoms (i.e. chronic pain, headaches, food and environmental hypersensitivities, weight gain, organ dysfunction and chronic fatigue). Alive With Energy Clinic is one a few clinics in the Midwest with Physicians certified in N.E.T.

 

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Nutritional/Functional Medicine Initial Evaluation ($85): Dr. Whitham will take a thorough history and review of systems, followed by a comprehensive examination of the areas of specific complaint; including physical inspection, vital functions, dietary analysis, metabolic status, and potential nutritional weaknesses. Further evaluation, such as blood, saliva or urine laboratory testing, hair mineral analysis or questionnaire completion may be requested before making final decisions. If Dr. Whitham is able to accept your case, a full report will be scheduled detailing the complete findings, cause (if known) of discomfort, dietary and nutritional medicine recommendations with specific expectations for progress.

 

Stress Management Consulting with Ashley Justine ($100/hr): A systemic approach to stress management utilizing a long-form consulting format.

 

Basic Blood Lab Screening (Price Varies): CBC, Chemistry Panel, Thyroid Panel, Lipid Panel, Hormone evaluation,

Mononucleosis screening, C-Reactive Protein, Rheumatoid Arthritis Factor, Homocysteine Value and others are available at Dr. Whitham’s recommendation through our local laboratory provider.

 

Saliva Hormone Testing (Price Varies): Saliva testing gives accurate, time-specific information regarding male, female, stress and sleep related hormones.

 

Saliva/Urine Neurotransmitter Screening (Price Varies): Urinary neurotransmitters may be assessed in conjunction with a therapeutic neurotransmitter precursor program or to determine a potential symptomatic cause.



Injectable Nutrients ($20/inj): When certain indicators exist, Dr. Whitham may recommend intramuscular injections of specific nutrients and/or medicines to aid the body’s recovery.

 

Hair Mineral Analysis ($150 initial/$110 retest): A small, inconspicuous sample of hair is collected from the nape of the neck and analyzed by our laboratory for standard mineral, trace mineral and heavy metal content. Patients are given a full report outlining their specific deficiencies and patterns, along with a thorough explanation of mineral function, metabolic typing, nutritional recommendations and graphical representation of findings. Mineral deficiency or excess may indicate the need for nutritional support, mineral balancing or biomedical detoxification.

 

Body Composition Support/Ultra Meal: Enhance overall nutrition, improve body composition, lose weight or supplement with a FDA Certified Meal Replacement containing only natural ingredient and no artificial sweeteners.

 

Biomedical Detoxification: The human body is subject to ever-increasing loads of dietary, chemical, environmental and emotional toxins. Over time, the accumulation of these materials may lead to chronic fatigue, joint pain, digestive discomfort, decreased mental clarity, lack of well-being and a number of other symptoms. Dr. Whitham has put together several patient-friendly approaches to properly managed detoxification.

 

Insulin Resistance: Improve upon a dietary protocol looking to achieve balanced glucose/insulin ratios.

 

Pre/Probiotic Formula: Digestive health is a key to whole body wellness. Nutrient absorption begins in the gut, where materials are transported into the blood stream for use. Increased usage of processes and refined foods, increased antibiotic use and decreased water intake can have damaging effects to the intestinal lining. Dr. Whitham will help and select the appropriate prebiotic or probiotic formula for you.

 

Omega-3 Products: The newest research is showing the value of Omega-3 rich foods. Quality fish oil supplements provide a large usable dose of EPA (Eicosapentnoic Acid) and DHA (Docosahexanoic Acid), which may aid in joint pain, cardiovascular health, visual function, brain health and brain development in infants.

 

Pregnancy Essentials: The expecting mothers’ dietary and nutritional requirements vary from the average individual. Pregnancy Essentials offers the mother’s body support for a healthy pregnancy.

 

BioFreeze: Natural topical analgesics (pain relievers) can be used to diminish muscle pain and soreness quickly and effectively.

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Posture Pump At-Home Device: Therapeutic Ellipsoidal Cervical Traction has shown in research to improve cervical disc issues, restore/improve the cervical curve and reduce tension-type neck pain. Use this in conjunction with your Chiropractic Adjustments to improve the quality of correction.

 

Cervical Therapeutic Pillows: Therapeutic pillows are tested and recommended by the doctor for added support when uncomfortable sleep positions are found to be contributing to the symptom picture. Allowances are made for proper side and back sleeping postures that enhance nerve system function and maintain structural alignment.

 

Interferential Muscle Therapy ($30): Utilizes pulsed electrical current to aid in muscle healing and repair, diminishing swelling and improving functional movement.

 

Infrasonic/Ultrasound Therapy ($30): Utilizes sound to aid in muscle healing and repair, diminishing swelling and improving functional movement.

 

Posture Pump Therapy ($30): Utilizes Ellipsoidal Cervical Traction to diminish pain, improve spinal movement and curvature.

 

Auricular Therapy ($45): Utilizes pulsed electrical current at specific points on the ear for reduction of pain, alcohol/smoking cessation, and stress management.

 

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