A U.S. government survey claims that 1 in 10 U.S. children now has ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) a condition that makes it hard for children to pay attention and control impulsive behavior. This is a 22 percent increase since 2003. In all, this brings the number of U.S. kids with the disorder to over 5 million, about 1 million more than had it a few years ago. Why the sudden increase? There is no such thing as a genetic epidemic. It seems to have become more or less the catchall designation for children who do not behave well!
One wellness expert says it’s due to processed food including specific additives, environmental toxins, allergic reactions, increased number of childhood vaccinations, fluoridated water, emotionally unstable home environments and increased rates of birth interventions that lead to birth trauma and lack of oxygen in the newborn. He says some scientists are now aiming their research at finding genes that may make a person more susceptible to this disorder, but they haven’t found a combination yet.
One child and adult psychiatrist with some thirty years of experience in working with individuals with ADHD has said, “This is a neurological issue, this is a wiring issue that has nothing to do with will power and character and has everything to do with wiring. So the trick is to help children and adults learn how to modify and modulate their central nervous system.” LEARN HOW!! Boy do I have a solution for you Mr. Psychiatrist!!
The brainstem modifies and modulates the function of the central nervous system. It is housed in the upper cervical spine at the level of atlas and axis directly below the base of the skull. Physical, chemical or emotional trauma in an individuals’ life can cause these two vertebrae to misalign straining and/or stressing the brainstems ability to function properly. Here at the Besso Clinic we identify, analyze and correct this phenomenon without drugs or surgery allowing the body to fully adapt to its’ internal and external environment so it can express health. Come and see what we can do for you!!
Have you ever wondered why migraines in women tend to happen more frequently compared to men? Migraines are extraordinarily prevalent, affecting over 38 million Americans. Of those 38 million, 28 million are women, making women three times as likely to suffer from migraines than men. While there is still much to be understood about migraines, there are a few things unique to women that might help explain this discrepancy:
During a migraine episode, there are not many things a person would avoid to find some relief. More often than not, the solution lies in healing individual migraine symptoms with medications, such as pain relievers and anti-nausea pills. Whether it concerns over long-term medication use, side effects, or otherwise, many people are looking for a different solution.
To learn more about the connection between head and neck injuries and migraines and other headaches download our complimentary e-book Natural and Drug-Free Ways to End Your Migraines below.
Migraines in women are influenced by many factors, such as hormones, blood flow, drainage of cerebrospinal fluid, and nervous system function. All of these factors are related to the spine, particularly the positioning of the upper two vertebrae in the neck. The C1 (atlas) and C2 (axis) vertebrae provide a ring of protection around the brainstem. The brainstem, a critical part of your central nervous system, is responsible for relaying signals between other parts of the brain and body. A disturbance in these signals can lead to abnormal changes in any of the factors listed above that contribute to the formation of migraines.
Upper cervical chiropractic is a way that many women (as well as children and men) are finding lasting relief from their migraines. Upper cervical chiropractic addresses specific atlas and axis misalignments that can be causing abnormal nervous system function. If your migraines fluctuate with changes in your menstrual cycle, or due to other hormonal factors, then an upper cervical misalignment may be an underlying factor. If that is the case, we are able to assess for and correct this misalignment, which can restore your body's balance back toward normal. This may lead to natural, lasting relief of migraines.
To schedule a complimentary consultation for migraines in women, clinic call 330-845-5910 or just click the button below.
Headaches seem to be almost a daily part of life for some people. It may surprise you to find that there is an incredible range of causes for these headaches. We’re going to look briefly at 9 types of headaches people get. Some of the headache causes may surprise you. Then we will consider a natural means of getting help for headaches.
To learn more about the connection between head and neck injuries and migraines and other headaches download our complimentary e-book Natural and Drug-Free Ways to End Your Migraines below.
In many of the cases noted above, neck pain is common with a headache. Even if neck pain is not present, a misalignment of the upper cervical spine may still be to blame for headaches. If you are experiencing frequent headaches, especially if you have experienced any kind of head or neck trauma in the past, upper cervical chiropractic may be able to provide you with some natural benefits.
To schedule a complimentary consultation with the Besso clinic call 330-845-5910 or just click the button below.
It's that time of year: orange barrel season!
The barrels let us know there is a construction site ahead, to drive cautiously, and to look out for the broken areas in the road. As much as we dread this time of year because it tends to slow down our commute, we know the construction is needed to smooth the roads, fill potholes, and make our driving experience easier and more fluid.
Ever feel like you need some orange barrels in your own life? Many of our Patients have felt the same way. They come in to our office on the verge of having surgery, another shot of medication, or another procedure done because they are so eager to get some relief.
What they often find with NUCCA is that they can avoid the surgery, more medication, and yet another procedure. And they can get the relief they are in need of naturally.
Read what one of our Patients had to say about her experience with NUCCA care at Besso Clinic.
"I am so glad that I chose to get relief care at the Besso Clinic of Chiropractic. I had tried a few other things before coming, but being a hair dresser, surgery wasn’t an option. My friend told me about Dr. Besso, and I had never tried chiropractic in the past. To be honest, I was afraid that the adjustment would be painful. Dr. Besso put me right at ease, letting me know it was non-invasive and very gentle. Every adjustment I’ve had has been pain free with huge benefits.
All of my neck, shoulder, hand, and arm pain that I have had for 3-5 years is gone. My hip pain has improved greatly, and as an added bonus my blood sugar has improved. My quality of life is definitely better all the way around, and my energy level has improved as well.
I was skeptical at first, as I am sure most are. I can tell you now, that I do definitely recommend the Besso Clinic and I will try to get the word out about NUCCA relief for pain. I so appreciate being treated with professionalism and kindness by all staff and Doctors."
-Robin M., Barberton OH
If you are ready to try an alternative to what you have previously tried to relieve your pain, please consider calling our office today to see how our technique can possibly help you live the life you want. We are always accepting new patients and would be happy to meet you!
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Getting to the "root" of the problem with NUCCA
Have you ever thought that there was more to your condition than what you were told?
Many patients of NUCCA care have felt the same way and have found answers to issues like yours with this unique technique. Sometimes it was just a matter of exhausting all other possibilities; sometimes it was a chance discovery while researching symptoms online; and sometimes it's from a trusted friend's referral. One way or another, when a patient hears about NUCCA and decides to give this technique a try, they often are able to get to the "root" of the problem.
SUCCESS STORY: Read what this Besso Clinic patient has to say about her experience with finding some answers to her symptoms with NUCCA care.
"When I first sat down for a consultation with Dr. Besso I asked him how Fibromyalgia was diagnosed. I feel like I have suffered with Fibromyalgia like symptoms for up to 15 years. I had achiness in both arms and hands. It had gotten so bad I was having a hard time blow drying my hair and felt like my upper arms were weak. I also was struggling with fatigue: I felt like I could sleep for a month. I seemed to have constant congestion.
By the time I came to the Besso Clinic my carpel tunnel symptoms were getting worse. I would wake up with weak hands and had dull and shooting pain down my arms. I was, actually, scheduled a carpel tunnel surgery and had been diagnosed with neck and hand arthritis. I let Dr. Besso know that I was concerned about losing the use of my arms and hands.
What a blessing it’s been to find Besso Clinic! Dr. Besso found the real cause to my carpel tunnel symptoms. The problem wasn’t in my wrists after all; the nerve pinching was coming from my neck. So, after receiving upper cervical relief I was able to cancel my carpel tunnel surgery!!!
I followed Dr. Besso’s prescribed relief and I now have less pain, less sinus problems and more energy. It’s a simple and effective procedure and you are in and out quickly. The staff is so nice, helpful and professional. I would recommend the Besso Clinic because Dr. Besso had a great bed side manner and he actually cares about his patients." -Meg G.
If this sounds like you or someone you know, please call us and we will have you meet with Dr. Besso to see how NUCCA may be able to help you. 330.689.1234
NEW Wellness Services!
Besso Clinic has partnered with It Really Works Weight & Wellness Center to bring a satellite office to Stow! We have a location in Canton, Ohio, for our friends south of us.
Our Wellness Centers offer a holistic approach to total body wellness. We provide a medically directed weight loss method that includes one on one coaching by experienced professionals who have lost weight utilizing the protocol. Our Offices also offer NUCCA Upper Cervical Care, Yoga Classes, Cooking Classes, Massage Therapy, Spa Nights and Wellness Seminars.
Look for upcoming special events on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/ItReallyWorksWeightWellness.
Or see our website at itworksweightwellness.com.
Meet our Weight Loss Coach, Menka
“Over three years ago, I started on an amazing journey with Ideal Protein, a medically sound, scientifically based weight loss program. Since then, I’ve personally brought the program to all kinds of patients and have helped them lose hundreds of pounds and get their lives restored!
Dieters have been able to reduce or eliminate all sorts of medication, increase their vitality and zeal for life, and reclaim long-lost confidence and inner strength. As a medical professional, I am thrilled to see the real, reproducible and predictable results of the protocol.
I also know firsthand the struggle of weight loss. I grew up in the ballet world where weight was a constant issue. This conflict led to trying anything and everything to lose weight. But, nothing ever lasted. That is until I completed the Ideal Protein protocol. I decided to try this program because I knew I needed to not only lose weight, but I needed to get healthy. I lost almost 50 pounds after going through all 4 phases, and I have now kept the weight off for over 3 years and live a much healthier lifestyle. I feel great, have more energy, and am so passionate about sharing Ideal Protein with everyone I know and care about.
For me, it's not just about seeing you lose weight, or hitting a certain number on the scale. I'm most interested in seeing you get healthy, resetyour body in the right direction, extend your life,andbecome the best you that you can be.
I'll be your biggest cheerleader, and cannot wait to see you succeed at reaching your goals!
Call me to schedule a consult! 330.689.1234.”
We also now offer Therapeutic Massage to compliment your Chiropractic Care!
Therapeutic Massage is site specific manual therapy on dysfunctional or injured areas and the muscles that support and/or surround it.
Our Licensed Massage Therapist (licensed by the Ohio State Medical Board) will use a variety of techniques which may include light or passive touch to calm spasm and to warm the tissue before deeper work; Precision Neuromuscular Therapy to aid in quicker response to the intended release process; Assisted Range of Motion to help restore flexibility; and other approved massage modalities.
Massage Therapy may help in recovery from minor injury to post-surgery, sports injury, chronic pain sufferers, auto-accident victims, sinus pressure relief, migraines, etc. Massage sessions are coordinated with the current Chiropractic Plan that Dr. Besso has recommended for you.
See our brochure for more information on this new service at Besso Clinic.
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Enjoy your summer!
Too many meds?
Many of us are taking one medication to overcome the effects of this medication which leads to the need for another medication and so on and so on... Does this sound like you or someone you know?
Our bodies are not meant to ingest so many chemicals. In fact, our body is constantly working to maintain, or get back to, a state of homeostasis or balance. When we rely on outside, unnatural forces to "heal" us or make us feel better, our body is NOT in its natural state.
So what is the answer?
Chiropractic Care is a wonderful, natural, and safer way to help our body regain some normalcy, balance and better health from the inside out.
Chiropractic Doctors strive to remove the barriers that are keeping the body from being able to heal itself naturally. This is done by pinpointing the area where there is interference, and then through adjustments, remove or lessen that interference.
This is one of the best success stories we've received! This patient suffered from a variety of illnesses, had seen countless doctors, and was on a lot of medication.
Then she came to Besso Clinic...
"When I first saw Dr. Geoff Besso, the all over body pain and aches from Fibromyalgia were so severe I was taking pain meds & ibuprofen every two hours 24/7. The brain fog was so bad that my short term memory was impaired to the point of quoting my phone number and address incorrectly for three weeks before I realized it. I had no energy and was sleeping off and on all day long. The osteoarthritis was so painful I couldn’t write or sew and had difficulty even holding a book. (It affected all my joints and back) I had asthma, heart palpitations, acid reflux and LPR.
I’ve been suffering for 25 to 30 years. In 2006 I had quit my job due to the pain and short term memory loss affecting my productivity. In 2007 I was determined fully disabled. My family doctor treated my symptoms for over 20 years with heart medications, heart catheritization, stress tests, medications for acid reflux, inhalers, and increasing Aleve to four tabs every four hours instead of four a day. My family doctor didn’t believe in Fibromyalgia and thought the pain was all in my head. The pain was so severe in my knee that I went to an orthopedic doctor needing a total knee replacement due to arthritis. I saw a Rheumatologist for the pain and he diagnosed me with osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. He prescribed pain meds, Lyrica, ibuprofen and sleeping pills.
When I first saw Dr. Besso, I was a little skeptical that the relief he laid out for me was going to be a cure all, so to speak, for all I was going through. But within three visits my pain level was lessening. After six weeks the pain was so much less that I could go eight hours without pain meds. Now at twelve weeks my discomfort for Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis is being handled. The pain in my hands have diminished so I can write and sew for several hours a day and not hurt during or afterward either. The brain fog has cleared. The pain in my shoulders is gone so I can now sleep on my sides which I couldn’t do for 20 years. My hot flashes have subsided. I have more energy and not falling asleep every two hours.
The staff is so kind and treats everyone like family. Dr. Besso has made a believer out of me. I’m spreading the word. The changes I’ve experienced are amazing!!!"
-Fay E. Tallmadge, OH
Wow. Amazing is right! And we are so glad to have been given the opportunity to help her!
If you know someone who needs help like this, please contact us today for a consultation. 330.689.1234.
We are so proud to say we are participating with the Stow-Munroe-Falls Rotary Club for their annual Hero’s Day.
Saturday, May 17, 2014 8:30 AM - 1 PM.
We will have the great opportunity to serve local heroes like Veterans, former Police officers, Firefighters, and their surviving spouses.
Our Team will be assigned a home in our area and we will work for just a couple hours on making their home a little more beautiful for them to enjoy.
So who's with us? We need YOU to make our Team great!
Please call 330.689.1234 to sign up,
or let us know at the Front Desk.
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Hello Spring! And allergies, sinus problems, headaches...
It's finally here! Spring brings sunshine and longer days, warmer weather, and color starting to peek through.
As much as we are grateful for the change of scenery, some of us dread this season because it also means allergies, sinus pressure, headaches, and respiratory problems.
According to an article by Tracy Miller of the New York Daily news (published March 20, 2014), "Allergists are predicting a sneezy spring in the Northeast because of the long, cold winter and higher-than-average snowfall.
"We're going to get a bumper crop of pollen starting, I would bet, next week," said Dr. Paul Ehrlich, an allergy/asthma/immunology expert at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. "Because the weather has been so cold, we sort of picture trees sitting with their hands on their hips saying 'alright, we'll wait, and then we'll pour on the pollen.'"
"The cold weather actually makes it better for trees to pollinate," agreed Dr. Timothy Mainardi of Hudson Allergy Tribeca. "We had a tremendous amount of snow this year, and all that moisture is currently being drunk up by the trees."
Some people will experience a slight delay in onset of their spring allergies because the cold weather has kept trees like birch, oak and maple from releasing their pollen, Ehrlich said."
So what do we do?
Here are some helpful tips to keep allergies, sinus headaches and respiratory problems in check this spring:
1. Don't drag the pollen inside. Take your shoes off at the door as much as possible so less pollen makes its way in your house.
2. Close your windows and dust overhead fans. As tempting as it is to fling open the windows, it's better to keep them shut so as to not allow allergens to enter through the window. If you use a ceiling fan, be sure to give it a good spring cleaning so you don't end up circulating more dust through the room.
3. Put some elbow grease into your spring cleaning. Wash down your walls, get rid of clutter, clean all sheets and comforters, dust the blinds and baseboards, everywhere that you can reach and clean thoroughly. This will help to reduce the dust and potential allergens in your home. If you are unable to do this, hire a professional company to help.
4. Keep your immune system as strong and healthy as possible by eating fresh, clean, nutrient rich foods. (Ask Dr. Besso about the It Works! Greens supplement to help keep your immune system strong, or click here for more information.)
5. Be aware of the pollen count in your area before you plan your outdoor activities. Look it up online by zip code for the day's pollen count at pollen.com.
6. Try sipping on a warm beverage to help ease congestion and keep you hydrated.
7. Know your sinus pressure triggers and do your best to avoid them. This sounds obvious, but sometimes we need a reminder!
8. Replace your air filters in your air conditioner in the house and car to help keep allergens at bay.
9. GET ADJUSTED! By keeping your nervous system functioning properly with regular chiropractic visits, we help the body to better defend against outside forces trying to break in and break down various systems. Call Besso Clinic today for a Spring adjustment! 330.689.1234
Dr. Besso has helped many patients who suffer with allergies, sinus pressure and infections, pressure headaches, and various conditions related to springtime issues. Jane F. had the following to say about her experience with NUCCA relief at Besso Clinic:
"I have been plagued with chronic bronchitis, severe sinus infections, and adult asthma for six years! These issues caused fatigue, sleep troubles, decreased memory and ultimately depression. I went to four experts with no help. I was taking steroids, inhalers, and breathing relief care during the day and sometimes during the night. I was also on antibiotic regimens every other month.
I had asked God to please find me an answer! That’s when my cousin called and told me about Upper Cervical Care. I told her I was out of options so I’d go.
In November I walked into The Besso Clinic of Chiropractic and this was my answer from God! It is such a gentle procedure with powerful results! I am now free of: Steroids, antibiotics, albuterol, and inhalers. I can even walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes daily, whereas before I couldn’t even walk up my stairs without stopping and catching my breath!
Since my breathing is better, fatigue, and sleeplessness are almost a thing of the past!!!
Thank you God! Thank you Dr.Besso & Staff."
If you know someone who suffers with similar issues like Jane's, please call our office at 330.689.1234 and we will be happy to schedule a time for them to meet with Dr. Besso.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Besso Clinic has added Therapeutic Massage as a service to our patients!
- Site specific manual therapy on dysfunctional or injured areas and the muscles that support and/or surround it
- A Licensed Massage Therapist (licensed by the Ohio State Medical Board) will use a variety of techniques which may include light or passive touch to calm spasm and to warm the tissue before deeper work; Precision Neuromuscular Therapy to aid in quicker response to the intended release process; Assisted Range of Motion to help restore flexibility; and other approved massage modalities.
- May help in recovery from minor injury to post-surgery, sports injury, chronic pain sufferers, auto-accident victims, sinus pressure relief, migraines, etc.
Dr. Besso and our LMT will discuss the appropriate length of time that will be best for your specific case and will prepare a recommendation for Massage Therapy based on your individual needs.
Please ask Dr. Besso about this service the next time you are in for your adjustment!
Happy Spring, Friends!
Look for an announcement about our participation with Hero's Day this May! We will need all the hands we can get to help the Stow Rotary Club spruce up the homes of local heroes!
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March 2014: Kids and Chiropractic Care
At Besso Clinic, we know the joy, laughter, and tremendous blessings that having a child brings. We also know that it requires the highest level of responsibility to raise a capable, competent, compassionate little person and to set them up for their greatest success in life.
As your healthcare provider, we want to share with you how Chiropractic care can have a great impact on your children’s future health and well-being.
"But it's just a little fall... Should I be concerned?" We hear this all the time from parents in our office. The fact is, the same falls and spills you had as a kid that are now contributing to your discomfort in adulthood are the same ones that can potentially haunt your child as they get older.
From birth to adult, the trauma our bodies go through can contribute to:
-vision problems -ear infections
-asthma/respiratory problems -repeated infections
-sinus infections -allergies
-poor concentration -irritability
-poor posture -mobility issues
Does your child suffer from any of these conditions? If so, now is the time to bring them in.
SUCCESS STORY: Please read the following Success Story written by one of our patients who consulted with Dr. Besso about her son, Jackson.
“Jackson began NUCCA relief at Besso Clinic at age 2. He was suffering from labored breathing at night and episodes of sleep apnea. At birth he was diagnosed with torticollis (slight neck tilt) so we first sought the advice of a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. By 1 year old his condition was said to be corrected, though he continued to snore loudly and have very broken sleep patterns each night. My husband has asthma, so that was our next pursuit. We tried an inhaler for 2 months with no improvement. Next we tested for allergies-just cats of which we did not have one. We then ended up at an ENT who recommended a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, not the choice we wanted to make for our 2 year old. Fortunately, we were informed of The Besso Clinic and decided to come in for a consultation. It was made obvious to us after the first appointment that Jackson suffered from a misalignment- perhaps residual of the torticollis. After the first month we noticed significant improvement in Jackson’s breathing, energy, and overall disposition-he was definitely feeling better!
All the members of The Besso Clinic are extremely professional, and personable. Our experience has been superb!
The best part of Upper Cervical care is that it is HIGHLY effective in relieving symptoms and so simple that a 2 year old will cooperate for the office visits. It’s the best and only solution to our concerns. My husband and I are very much advocates of the care given at The Besso Clinic and are hopeful chiropractic care will be the choice of many parents over medication or surgery for their children.” –Emily C.
THE BOTTOM LINE: What if your child is relatively healthy and does not suffer from a chronic condition? Do they still need Chiropractic care?
Quite simply, the answer is yes! Getting your little one started on the path to better health and wellness is essential for their current and future health!
Talk to someone at Besso Clinic today about bringing in your little one! From toddler to teenager, we would be happy to help get them on a path toward health and wellness!
Enjoy the start of Spring and Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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"Can I go home and shovel after my adjustment today?"
Dr. Besso's recommendation is no. Too much strenuous activity like shoveling can actually un-do what Dr. Besso was able to accomplish with your adjustment today. Every patient is unique, so be sure to ask him at your next appointment.
Protect your investment!
Using these tips will help to keep your health and wellness goals in check. Dress in layers, warm up the large muscle groups, and take your time in this cold and snowy weather.
Your spine and body will thank you for it!
SUCCESS STORIES: Low Back Pain
You know that Dr. Besso has helped your neck, but did you also know that NUCCA can help low back pain? If we address the spine from the top down, it only stands to reason that NUCCA adjustments can have a positive impact on the ENTIRE spine, including the low back, hips, and legs.
Read these two Success Stories of Besso Patients who at one time suffered with low back pain.
“I sought out Besso Clinic for relief because my friend had received such great results under the NUCCA care and I thought I could finally find relief as well.
I had consistently suffered from severe pain in my hips, back and legs for years. I felt like I had run out of options. I tried anti-inflammatory medications that never worked; saw my medical doctor, and even an orthopedic doctor that told me the only option left was to have my hip replaced.
When I first started care at Besso Clinic I noticed a difference within the first couple NUCCA relief. The pain is less severe and less frequent, and now I can do some of the things I was previously unable to do like exercise!
I have recommended many people that I know to come see Dr. Besso. Overall, I have received excellent patient service and I am always greeted with a smile and kind words; they are awesome!
-Victoria M. Akron, OH.”
“When I initially met with Dr. Besso in July of 2010, I was thinking my days of golfing were nearing an end.
Increasing lower back pain, chronic in nature, was inhibiting my golf swing as well as less severe activities. My primary care physician recommended a expert with surgery being the only practical alternative to medication (which I am not a fan of).
I began relief care at the Besso Clinic under the care of Dr. Besso and noticed significant improvements in the first few weeks of relief.
Step by step, over the next several months my back problems progressed from what I would describe as severe, to moderate to mild!
The progress was so outstanding I continued visits with Dr. Besso on a monthly basis. Today, I have virtually “Forgotten” about my back pain! I am back to golf, hiking, biking, and many other activities I previously enjoyed.
-Wayne S., Wadsworth, Ohio”
FEBRUARY TIP: When snow falls and it’s time to shovel the driveway, remember to keep your low back in good shape with regular adjustments, stretching, and better shoveling habits.
For more on how to keep your low back in better condition, please talk to Dr. Besso at your next appointment.
If you know someone who has low back pain that is keeping them from living the life they want, please refer them to Besso Clinic. We are committed to helping our Patients reach their health and wellness goals – from the top down, inside out.
Ask someone at the Front Desk about how to refer a friend today!
disabilities, ADHD, asthma and diabetes has more than tripled!
routinely put into vaccines?
safety of federal vaccine policies.”