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The 7th APCDF Annual Assembly was held in Manila on January 10th , 2014, at the Diamond Hotel, Roxas Blvd. Manila. The weekend events included the APCDF Council meeting and Assembly with representatives from throughout the Asian Pacific region. Special guest was Dr. Richard Brown, Secretary-General of the European Chiropractic Union who outlined the successful history of the European Federation and how vitally important the regional federations are to the development of chiropractic in areas where the profession is small in size, as in Asia.

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The Chiropractic Patients Federation Asia, Philippine Chapter was launched during the evening functions and the first Community Service Awards was held by the federation to recognize media people who had favorably highlighted chiropractic. Recipients were GMA TV5 Feature reporter Jessica Soho and PTV 4, Reporter Jackie Say. The former award recognized Ms. Soho’s team for representing chiropractic as a learned profession offering a non-surgical alternative to neck surgery for degenerative discogenic cervical spondylosis ; and Ms. Say for representing chiropractic as a non-drug alternative for headaches.

The Chiropractic Patients Federation Asia will grow its membership from all the supportive chiropractic clinics and its advocacy focus will be on public health and public relations, lobbying support for the passing of a Chiropractic Act that will define and regulate the chiropractic profession in the Philippines, and other support programs for the chiropractors caring for the Filipinos, such as chiropractic missions for the poor and recruitment of chiropractic students for a future Manila chiropractic college.

Historically, the Philippines took 27 years to finally form a professional association after the first Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) set up a permanent chiropractic clinic in Manila, Dr. Jameson Uy in 1986. For the first decade there were around a dozen Chiropractors who came to practice in the Philippines of which just a few remained:

Dr. Uy. Dr. R. Mitchell, Dr. W. Brush, Dr. M. Camara and Dr. B. Adorable.  The next decade saw the doubling of the total clinics from 5 to 10. When I opened my chiropractic clinic in 2006 in SM Bacoor I was the 10th DC in the country; preceded by Dr. J. Pardis, Dr. S. Pizarro, Dr. J. Tan and Dr. H. Motley plus the first 5 still in practice.

Since 1988 the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) has held a seat for the small presence of chiropractors in the Philippines. January 2014 we find 25 chiropractors in permanent practice mostly in the major urban centers of Manila, Cebu and Davao where less than half are Filipino citizens and the others are foreigners with Filipino families. In 2012 the Asian Pacific Federation of Chiropractic Doctors (APCDF) was established to develop the profession in the region, including the Philippines. The Philippines has held a council seat since its inception and I am a current officer. In 2013 came the formation of the Association of Professional Chiropractors of the Philippines.

Yours in Public Health,

docMIKE

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50 Comments

  • Reply
    enhan
    07/14/2013 at 1:09 am

    Doc Mike,

    I would like to know in which School do I have to study the Chiropractic?

    • Reply
      admin
      07/15/2013 at 1:00 am

      Hi Enhan,

      There are 45 University level chiropractic programs: 18 in the USA, 2 in Canada, 3 in UK, 4 in Australia, 1 in Switzerland, 2 in Brazil, 1 in Chile, 2 in Mexico, 1 in New Zealand, 2 in Spain, 2 in France, 1 in Denmark, 1 in Sweden, 2 in South Africa, 1 in South Korea, 1 in Japan, 1 in Malaysia. Your choice…

      The new standards require an equivalent of a B.Sc first, after 12 year Int’l level high school. Although some countries have slight variations to this for their citizens, foreign student standards are strict. Be prepared to spend 5 years to train as a chiropractor as the course involves extensive basic sciences and clinical sciences, a formal 1-2 year internship.

      Citizenship or permanent residency may offer government student subsidies, depending on your country’s laws. I am not familiar with the details of these, just have heard some are offered in places.

      In closing, I can say that Chiropractic is a most honorable profession and a delightful career. My extreme pleasure to have been caring for my patients over these past 35 years (a decade to go before retirement I suppose, IF I retire at all). docMIKE

  • Reply
    Mohammed Alfattah
    07/17/2013 at 3:02 am

    Hi Dr I’ve red a lot about you. I am from Saudi Arabia I am 40 years old. I have back pain sometimes I can’t move, please I need to see you this month I tried to call but no Answer please let me know if I can take an appointment this month.

  • Reply
    admin
    07/19/2013 at 11:08 am

    Dear Mohammed, I am coordinating with your sister to arrange an evaluation for you. We should have something worked out soon. docMIKE

  • Reply
    thom zydervelt dc
    09/26/2013 at 12:45 pm

    Hi I am a practicing chiro in nz for the last 20 years and am in the process of selling up
    here and exploring the Philippines to retire. I am interested in meeting chiros practicing there and seeing where best to settle. I would be interested in working part time. I am
    a Palmer Graduate 1983 so may know some of the docs there. cheers Thom

    • Reply
      admin
      09/27/2013 at 1:00 pm

      Dear Doctor Zydervelt,

      I would be most pleased to entertain your interest in semi-retiring in the Philippines. We are not fully regulated at this time but there is a process of registration to undertake. What part of the Philippines interests you the most? Please email me directly at michel.tetrault@gmail.com.

      docMIKE

  • Reply
    hussam moria
    09/30/2013 at 7:39 pm

    Hello sirs.

    I’m Hussam from Saudi Arabia. Heard a lot about you. Hope to get the right treatment at your clinic. I have a back pain with serious pain. I would like to register an appointment in 12th of October. I’ll be in manila on the 11th of October. Please can you reply for the confirmation. Hope to see you soon ..

  • Reply
    earl
    10/13/2013 at 6:46 pm

    docmike,
    is your sm bacoor clinic still open? im from cavite and im planning to see a
    chiropractor due severe back pain.

    thanks!

    • Reply
      admin
      10/13/2013 at 8:27 pm

      Dear Earl,
      Our SM City Bacoor clinic has been open since Dec 2006 but you will need an appointment. Please call 46.686.1430. Immediately, for severe low back pain, you should apply ice over the area of pain 30 minutes every two hours until you can be seen. docMIKE

  • Reply
    earl
    10/14/2013 at 8:43 am

    Doc mike,
    i will be calling today to se an appointment this week. Ifam in shock that the ice
    compress u are recommending is the exact opposite of what the doctor told me to do and what the physical did to me, they gave me hot compress and ive been doing it at home for 2 months already. 🙁

  • Reply
    Bernardo B Dadea
    10/26/2013 at 3:06 am

    Doc Mike,

    Are you the same doc mike I read in a Dumaguete forum on chiropractors? I stay in Dumaguete whenever I am not here in Doha, Qatar. It would best serve my spine if I could meet a chiropractor when I go on leave next summer. Would you know any licensed chiropractor in or near Dumaguete City?

    Best Regards,
    Bernardo B. Dadea

    • Reply
      admin
      10/26/2013 at 8:42 am

      Dear Bernardo,

      Yes, we can look for a chiropractor in Dumaguete in 2014. Dr. Michael Berovic is relocating from the USA next year and will be setting up a branch of Mabuhay Chiropractic Clinics in Dumaguete; so look for that announcement on our website http://www.chiropractic.com.ph. Dr. Berovic has already begun the registration process following DoH/PITAHC guidelines and just needs to complete the final steps once his clinic is ready to open.

      In the meantime, if needs arise you can see Dr. James Pardis in Cebu, Ayala Center or any one of our 3 Manila branches.

      Take care and God Bless,
      docMIKE

  • Reply
    Dr. Shannon Payne
    11/20/2013 at 1:56 am

    Dr. Mike, my husband and I live in Texas, and we are extremely interested in relocating to the Philippines. Especially after the horrible storm that took place, I feel a great need to help the people of the Philippines. I have been in practice since 2008, focusing on soft tissue manipulation, myofascial release, and chiropractic care. I have been in the Healthcare field for 15 years.

    It is extremely exciting to hear of all your hard work and efforts in establishing a school in the Philippines.I am open to visiting and attending the conference in January. I really would like your guidance as far as what are the procedures setting up a practice or even working with another doctor in the Philippines. Perhaps the new school will need an instructor or advisor?

    We are interested in relocating to Manila, or even a rural setting. I would love to Talk to you. Please contact me on this email address.

    Sincerely, Dr. Payne

    —> responded in private, 11-20-13

  • Reply
    Daisy Tiu
    02/11/2014 at 3:51 pm

    I would like to ask if there is school here in the philippines which i can study chiropratic therapy.

  • Reply
    Lea
    02/12/2014 at 11:30 am

    Hi! I am a registered nurse here in the Philippines and am very much interested to being a chiropractor someday. Is it possible for me to pursue this directly? If so, where can I take the course here in the Philippines? Thanks!

    • Reply
      admin
      02/12/2014 at 11:46 am

      Dear Lea,

      The Philippines desperately needs more chiropractors but even more so it needs to start a chiropractic college so many quality individuals can study locally and build the profession. At present you will need to upgrade your university courses to qualify for admission in a foreign chiropractic college, then undergo a 4-5 year formal study to graduate as a Doctor of Chiropractic. You are welcome to drop by and meet with me and discuss this matter in person to better guide your future. Please call my Forbes Park clinic at 812-6903 to set a time.
      docMIKE

  • Reply
    Maria Agustin
    02/24/2014 at 12:18 pm

    Hi DocMike! My eldest sister has been diagnose of Bursitis in her shoulder. She underwent rehab therapy but the pain hasn’t been completely gone. She still suffers from frozen shoulder from time to time.. Taking medications for this illness also caused recurrence of her Psoriasis symptoms. I told her to look for a Chiropractor instead, but didn’t know who I’ll recommend to her. Lucky that I got the chance to spot this blog.. Pls ..may I know which of your clinic would you recommend her to visit? Your reply will highly be appreciated!!
    Thankz so much! Belle A.

    • Reply
      admin
      02/24/2014 at 4:33 pm

      Hello Belle and thank you for your question. Bursitis may not respond fully to physiotherapy care for two reasons I can think of right now: either the diagnosis was partial or incomplete or the nerve supply to the shoulder from the neck may be compromised. These are two good reason for her to undergo a second opinion, one by a chiropractor. I would be happy to see what more we can do. Just call my Makati clinic (812-6903) for schedules and availability. Also check our website http://www.chiropractic.com.ph Yours, docMIKE

  • Reply
    Kyle Jamero
    02/26/2014 at 9:22 am

    hi doc Mike, I work at a company that sells ergonomically designed furniture and was looking to contact the chiropractic association of the Philippines. But I found several without any website. Who should I contact and is it really Chiropractic Association of the Philippines, or Philippine Chiropractic Association, or Association of Professional Chiropractors of the Philippines? Thank you!

    • Reply
      admin
      02/26/2014 at 9:47 am

      Dear Kyle, The Association of Professional Chiropractors of the Philippines was approved in September 2013 by the SEC; however to this date there has been no General Assembly. This will supersede all previous association attempts to formalize a Philippine chiropractic association once it meets and elects its representatives. As in other countries, sponsorship helps the association to function when the products or services are beneficial to chiropractic patients. Since there is no precedent for any product endorsements in the Philippines your presentation may be regarded as premature at this time. More traditional product lines have not been endorsed yet, it may be a while for the timing to be right for your company. In the meantime, please become more familiar by undertaking chiropractic care yourself and show support, sort of pay it forward. Take care and God bless, docMIKE

  • Reply
    rundolf john respicio
    04/28/2014 at 6:19 pm

    Hi doc, i’ve been suffering for back,shoulder and my joints are constantly crackling for about 7mos now..my mri shows that i only have straightened cervical alignment..my pt says that its just a back spasms..can chiropractic cure my case..thanks

    • Reply
      admin
      04/29/2014 at 3:43 pm

      Dear John,
      Muscle problems are mostly self resolving within 3-6 weeks. If the pain persists beyond that there is something else to identify. Usually there will be a spinal misalignment responsible for what you are describing and for the straightened neck. A Chiropractic evaluation will be an upgrade to your current studies as we are the spinal experts in our communities. You may find a clinic nearest to you and call for an evaluation. http://Chiropractic.com.ph/clinic
      Warmest regards, docMIKE

  • Reply
    Kim
    05/18/2014 at 4:15 pm

    Hi doc, i have been diagnosed with cervical radiculopathy due to neck strain (whiplash) that i got from an accident months ago. My arms, hands, and left leg are starting to be in pain. My work requires walking and driving most of the time and I want to be free from pain. Driving causes me headache due to the nerves that are compressed on my neck. I am undergoing rehabilitation in a good hospital. However, I want to seek second opinion on a chiropractor. I am scared because I am only 25 and I dont think I feel improvements as of this moment. Do you have clinic anywhere in Imus area doc or in Alabang? Can this pain still be manipulated and not go through the lower portion of my body? Thank you very much,

    • Reply
      admin
      05/19/2014 at 8:01 am

      Dear Kim, Whiplash is a very common cause of the neck pain and nerve pains you are experiencing. In other countries where Chiropractic is a very well established profession most people know to go to a chiropractor when they experience a whiplash injury. There may be a place for rehabilitation in minor cases but overall chiropractic has offered the best care for whiplash. In the Philippines there are so few chiropractors it is only the fortunate few who know to see a chiropractor. You are correct in being concerned about long-term effects of this type of injury and so my staff will contact you for an evaluation. docMIKE

  • Reply
    erwin cai
    06/16/2014 at 5:31 pm

    Hi, I got in an accident due to whiplash a year ago but still experiencing pain. Been doing therapy for a year so i d like to know where can I find a chiro in manila

    • Reply
      admin
      06/17/2014 at 10:44 am

      You are fortunate indeed to take your injuries of this nature to a chiropractor. In the Philippines you can email chirophilippines@gmail.com and make this inquiry to reach the national association. You can also verify that your choice is a qualified chiropractor near you through the association website http://www.chirophilippines.com/index.php/directory. One day they might actually tell where these doctors’ clinics are located or link to their website.

  • Reply
    marvin apostol
    07/06/2014 at 10:47 pm

    good day, im from the philippines and currently suffering from lower back pain for the few months now. i want to know how to be relief from this pain, i already consulted the ortho but no findings found.. pls help me cause this pain affects my job.. thanks..

    • Reply
      admin
      07/07/2014 at 9:25 am

      Dear Marvin, sorry to hear of your back troubles however 80% of the adult population typically suffers from lower back pain sometime, so you are in good company. For 120 years the chiropractic profession has helped millions who suffer as you do. Sadly, doctors of medicine are simply not well training in this area of healthcare as your own experience tells us. They confess to me their frustration at being limited to pain medication or light rehab. Chiropractors are well trained to locate the CAUSE of your back problem and based on these findings an appropriate course of care can be implemented. Since there is no chiropractic professional school there are only a handful of Chiropractors in the Philippines who are all trained abroad. Fortunate are the few that find us. You can call 812-6903 for a location nearest to you. docMIKE

  • Reply
    admin
    11/04/2014 at 8:45 am

    Dear Colleagues,

    We are pleased to inform you that the Association of Chiropractic, Malaysia (ACM) has organized two seminars that will run in-conjunction with our first Annual General Meeting (AGM). Brochures are attached that should give you a broad outlijne of what to expect over the two and a half days of 28th to 30th of November.2014. From the Friday Afternoon Special “Doctors Only Session” with Ngaire Cannon, all attending Doctors of Chiropractic will be able to revitalize their practices On the Saturday and Sunday the ” Basic Activator Seminar” will be brought to you by Dr John Waterhouse On the Saturday Chiropractic Assistants will begin to learn how to become “Star Chiropractic Assistants” under the guidance of Ngaire Cannon. Ngaire’s program will also extend throughout the Sunday Morning. More details are available on our website http://www.chiroacm.org. Yours sincerely, Dr R Graham Hunt AM DC MCSc Dip LS FICC FACC President Association of Chiropractic,Malaysia

  • Reply
    admin
    11/04/2014 at 8:48 am

    Dear Dr. Hunt,

    All the best to the Association of Chiropractic, Malaysia and with your Annual General Meeting this November 28 to 20, 2014. I will forward this notice to the Chiropractors in the Philippines and with those who frequent this blog.

    docMIKE

  • Reply
    Aira Gee
    03/15/2015 at 12:37 am

    Dear Doc. Mike,
    I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 11 years old with 30° S curve (CTLS). My orthopedic doctor suggested bracing, but we refused. My parents decided to try Chiropractic and I was treated for 3 yrs. The curve lessen. But the therapy was stopped due to school matters. I am now 21 years old (still studying) and have my scoliosis getting worse. I am still hoping if Chiropractic can still deal with 50° (T5-L1) curve. I can manage wearing brace but surgery is a big no in my options list (everybody wants a conservative treatment). No movement is limited. I can still swim and play badminton properly. I can only experience pain whenever I sit in a bad posture or carry heavy loads. Thanks in advance doc. Hope to hear from you. God bless.

    • Reply
      admin
      03/16/2015 at 7:26 am

      Dear Aira, it is surprising to hear that a 30′ curve increased to 50′ after Chiropractic care but it is not unusual to see that life can be lived normally even with a 50′ curve. The truth is Medicine uses scare tactics to force conscientious parents into having their children undergo surgery when only in rare cases is the surgery really justified.

      Fact is people with 50′ curves need Chiropractic care for the same reason people with perfectly straight spines do also, to correct spinal misalignments that cause pain, restrictions and other health problems. You will continue to benefit for Chiropractic care at various times in your life. It would not be incorrect to say that properly administered Chiropractic care would prevent your spinal curve from increasing, but it would be misleading to tell you that your curve can be significantly reversed; improved perhaps by 10% to 15% is very likely. Hope this helps you in making smart decisions about your spinal health. Be well!

      • Reply
        Aira Gee
        03/18/2015 at 1:44 pm

        Thank you for responding. In my case, I’m really not expecting alot getting back my straight spine, just wanted it to look nicer in appearance. I have been checked again by the doctor yesterday for the second time. He recommended me to wear boston brace and asked me if I can handle wearing it for 23hrs./day. I find no choice. This coming friday I’ll be heading to PGH for fitting. I asked if I can do chiropractic treatment inspite of having braces. He did not say no, nor yes. It’s up to me. As we all know it will do no harm in my case, instead it will help a bit in managing the pain. Could you help me where can I get a treatment near Cavite area? I’m from Imus, Cavite. My previous chiropractor is from Pasay city and by this time I know he’s way too old already to do services. Thank you again in advance doc!

  • Reply
    Paul
    07/20/2015 at 1:50 am

    Hi doc,
    How to become a chiropractor like you? Im in the philippines. Is there any school that offer that?

    • Reply
      admin
      08/04/2015 at 11:11 am

      Dear Paul, Chiropractic education is not available in the Philippines. All Chiropractors in the Philippines are 8 year graduates from American standard universities. You may come by my clinic and speak with me about this topic to best guide you in your desire to become a chiropractor. Call +632-812-6903 to arrange a meeting. docMIKEhttp://www.docmikeblog.com/wp-admin/edit-comments.php#comments-form

  • Reply
    Marose amparo
    11/21/2015 at 6:43 pm

    Hi doc.
    Ask ko lang po about my mother situation now sa kanyang likod. Nanghihina na po sya di na po makatayo ng matagalan. Sabi po ng dr. Need na nya maopera sa lalong madaling pahanon kung hindi tuluyan na sya mababalda. Sabi ng dr. Need nya magpalagay ng brace sa likod. May pagasa pa po ba sya? Baka po kc di na din nya kayanin ang operasyon. 66 years old na po sya. Sana po masagot katanungan ko.

    • Reply
      admin
      11/24/2015 at 8:05 am

      Dear Marose, Sorry to hear of your mother’s problems. These lower back conditions are not associated with age but more-so with what time does with a chronic spinal misalignment. Surgeons want to help but their only option defaults to surgery, of course. Chiropractic may have an alternative solution that can only be determined by a personal evaluation. In our clinics we find that less than 10% of the people who ask for a second opinion still end up needing surgery. We help the other 90% with variable results depending on the severity of the underlying condition. Please call for an appointment so we can look at her case. Call 812-6903 or text 401-5119. docMIKE

  • Reply
    Emma Uy
    11/23/2015 at 11:18 pm

    Dear Doc Mike: Greetings! I am from Marikina City,Philippines. But currently working here in Taichung City, Taiwan . I have a friend , a Taiwan national ,who studied chiropractic and currently undergoing his hospital training in one of the hospital here in Taichung City.He asked for my help on how to find a legal channel to practice Chiropractic Profession in the Philippines. As i am browsing google , i chance upon your ” docMIKE’s Blog.Being a pioneer in this honorable profession, we deem you can give us an information as to what proper Phil. government agency to approach for accreditation? What are the requirements? Because he wants to practice in the Philippines after his hospital training. I will be going home to Philippines on Dec.7 for a one month vacation. If ever i can receive a reply from i may find time to visit our government agency that you can direct. very truly yours, this is Emma Uy, God Bless!

    • Reply
      admin
      11/24/2015 at 7:59 am

      Dear Emma, I will gladly assist in a fellow chiropractor to serve the Filipino. I will require very specific information first before I can offer assistance to your friend as the requirements are very strict.

      1. Name of Chiropractic College
      2. Year started studies
      3. Year expected to graduate
      4. College graduate of what University
      5. Citizenship

  • Reply
    Fritz Anne Tadena
    03/20/2016 at 1:49 am

    Good day, Dr. Mike! I’ m a graduate of BS PT and since then I’m interested in chiropractic. Do I need a master degree or post-graduate course to study this profession? Are there any chiropractic schools here in the Philippines?

  • Reply
    kevin almeda
    07/20/2016 at 9:44 pm

    hi doc Mike,

    i’m a medical student here in the philippines and i am interested in doing research about chiropractic, im just wondering if there is already established chiropractic program that is approved by the department of health and CHED that can be integrated in any educational institution. our school in integrating Integrative medicine in its curriculum.

    thanks

    • Reply
      docMIKE
      07/21/2016 at 12:09 am

      Dear Kevin,
      Chiropractic education is not available in the Philippines at this time but you are correct that it would require CHED approval in one of the most prestigious universities in the country to conform with existing International standards. Regarding your comment on integrative medicine, you are sadly mistaken that chiropractic is included in this ideology. In our experience integrative medicine is focused on “medicine only” and chiropractic’s ideology is opposed to medicine in its very design and delivery of healthcare. Natural healing is the basis of chiropractic. I am saying that chiropractic as a holistic and naturalistic healthcare focused profession that does not integrate well with the alopathic philosophy of medicine. Not that the patient community does not benefit from us working together bringing our separate and distinct disciplines to provide workable solutions. In this situation the correct terminology would not be Integrative but Collaborative. In my view, after nearly 40 years in practice, the role of medicine in society needs to decrease and the role of chiropractic needs to increase to the degree that it is available in every community as a mainstream healthcare profession that offers an alternative to medicine. The benefit is in its conservative methods of care (read less drugs and surgery) and chiropractic’s focus on preventative health by addressing early the lifestyle contributors to chronic disease Vs the testing and early detection offered by the medical profession. Both are needed but you can see why Chiropractic needs to drastically increase.
      Thanks for your interest.
      docMIKE

  • Reply
    Selina Marie Cano
    08/11/2017 at 11:12 pm

    Hi, I’m Selina from the Philippines. I’m interested to study chiropractic but I’m not sure if its available in our country. Also, I’m also pursuing BS Psychology. What schools are availabe for this profession, what subjects do I need to take and how long does this profession take? Thank you for taking your time

    • Reply
      Michel Tetrault
      11/24/2017 at 4:53 pm

      Selina, Chiropractic education may be available sometime in 2018! Read: http://www.docmikeblog.com/how-long-is-the-chiropractors-education/
      More on that later but you should first experience chiropractic care. Please visit our website and arrange to under go regular chiropractic experience. You mentioned deciding between this and Psychology. How else can you decide? docMIKE

  • Reply
    Edward
    11/22/2017 at 4:15 pm

    Hi Doc Mike,

    I’ve stumbled on your blog looking for a recommended chiropractor in manila as I have eye twitches and a stiff portion on my neck (right side) for 3 years now. I have been to doctors and even tried acupuncture but to no avail. Thank you and hope to hear from you.

    Edward

    • Reply
      Michel Tetrault
      11/24/2017 at 4:34 pm

      Dear Edward,

      Desperation is often how people find me. Yes, your condition is within the scope of Chiropractic. The autonomic nerves in your neck that travel to your eye muscles can be irritated by spinal misalignments in the neck area. Smart move for you to take is to have tn=hat checked. We are very few chiropractors in the country. You can find the clinic nearest to you at http://www.chiropractic.com.ph docMIKE

    • Reply
      Michel Tetrault
      11/24/2017 at 4:34 pm

      Dear Edward,

      Desperation is often how people find me. Yes, your condition is within the scope of Chiropractic. The autonomic nerves in your neck that travel to your eye muscles can be irritated by spinal misalignments in the neck area. Smart move for you to take is to have that checked. We are very few chiropractors in the country. You can find the clinic nearest to you at http://www.chiropractic.com.ph docMIKE

  • Reply
    avon
    07/16/2018 at 5:55 pm

    HI Doc Mike,

    I was diagnosed with Trigeminal Nueraglia 2 years ago but i believe it’s been going on for 5 years. I’ve been taking NT medicines for 2 years on and off ( 8 months on meds , 2 months off) however, i’ve been looking for alternative medicine (herbal intakes, acupuncture etc.) to reduce my meds dependencies. My sister came accross this chiropractor online and would like to ask if you can help me with my condition.

    Thanks

    • Reply
      Michel Tetrault
      07/19/2018 at 1:15 pm

      Dear Phoenix, Facial pain may result from upper neck problems. We have seen people recover from neck care and their facial nerve pain has also gone away. We don’t specifically treat Trigeminal neuralgia, like Migraine headaches that we don’t treat; but when we check necks and correct the spinal misalignments we find, there are significant improvements in these conditions. I recommend a chiropractic spinal examination as a starting point. Hope this helps. docMIKE

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