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The Twists of Chiropractic

by: Kimberly Braun

Learn more about the world of chiropractic from Christopher Bretz of Bretz Chiropractic here in Sarasota. This branch of healthcare is the most popular form of alternative medicine in the United States.

The Twists of Chiropractic

Life experiences, as small and subtle as they can be at times, fuel larger decisions such as where to live, what career path to take, and with whom we desire to build a relationship, just to name a few. Dr. Christopher Bretz is no exception. His choice to be a chiropractor comes from the inspiring example of his eagle scout troupe leader who was himself, a chiropractor. Even though chiropractic has been around for a long time, I am sure his personal role model was still considered on the fringes of supported health care options 20 years ago.

This is no longer the case. It seems chiropractic, covered by many insurance policies today, acts as a bridge between the branches (erroneously named I believe,) of mainstream and alternative medicine.

When you think of the practice, first thoughts floating into your mind could be the force with which you are adjusted, yet chiropractic is anything but aggressive. Laying on a table, the spinal expert will confidently twist you in one direction or the other, sometimes isolating certain parts of your back and giving a quick, sharp jolt. This jolt brings a vertebrae, or part of your spine, into alignment.

These manipulations are directed to open the flow in your spine so that YOU can bring yourself back into healthy balance. They are a stepping stone to better blood, nerve and oxygen flow, giving relief to muscles working hard to cope with the ways you are out of alignment and reducing inflammation.

Bretz chiropractic is an amazing office. Tucked away in a small corner of a Publix plaza near Honore and Clark, it has an unassuming look. Who would think he has a cutting edge imaging machine (with the lowest radiation possible,) to get a good look at your spine? And a class IV Laser using wavelengths of light to aid in spinal decompression (if you have ever had a bulging or herniated disc, carpel tunnel, myofascial discomfort or even tennis elbow, this would be a ticket of relief for you!)

Christopher Bretz knows that our health is largely in our hands, so as he helps you with his expertise and equipment, he also teaches you how to strengthen yourself in a room devoted to stretching and specifically targeted exercises.

Who knew chiropractic could be so life giving? If you haven’t tried it, you do not know what you are missing. Bretz Chiropractic will be present at Celebrate Wellness Fest on March 10-11, 2012 for you to try out (;) but if you do not want to wait, visit or call 921-2225.

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