Dr. Naomi Johnson, DC specializes in restoration and maintenance of health utilizing a unique combination of brain based chiropractic care and funcitional medicine. She studied cell and molecular biology at the University of Maine before attending Palmer College of Chiropractic where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2002. She has completed training in Functional Medicine through the Kalish Institute with a focus on adrenal and female hormones. She has attended numerous post-graduate seminars on nutrition, brain health, concussion recovery and the effects of chronic inflammation on health. She is also a Certified Impairment Rater for the AMA Guides.
Brain Based Chiropractic.
What controls and coordinates every function in your body?
That's right, your brain. Your brain's ability to perceive and respond to your internal and external environment is the most important factor in determining your overall health and well-being. Anything that disturbs the ability of your brain and body to communicate effectively is considered a "stressor." Stressors can be physical - injuries, accidents or infections. They can be emotional - relationship issues, financial pressures or past traumas. Or they can be chemical - processed foods, pesticides on our food or contaminated water supplies. When our stress response system becomes overwhelmed it can lead to chronic pain, fatigue, headaches, mood swings, sleep disturbances, hormonal imbalances, decreased immune system function, or digestive issues. According to the CDC, approximately 90% of visits to doctor's offices are due to stress related conditions. When your stress response system is dysregulated, your body shifts into survival mode, and you will not be able to heal no matter how many medications or supplements you take.
Our office utilizes a computerized Stress Response Evaluation, postural exam, as well as lab tests to determine how well you brain and body are able to communicate. If there is an inefficiency in your brain's ability to communicate with your musculoskeletal system you may experience back pain, neck pain, or headaches. If the communication between your brain and immune system is compromised, you may become more susceptible to infection or struggle with an autoimmune condition. If the communication between your brain and gut is affected, you may suffer from indigestion or irritable bowel symptoms.
Optimizing communication between your brain and the rest of your body is one of the most important things that you can do for your health.