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Go to the root issue and make a plan to resolve it and relieve the issue of its hold on your life. Sometimes its more than one issue but you can’t fix the problem until it has been identified.

Step 2: Recovery

Rewind the clock and undo some of the damage as much as possible by making better choices, allowing for natural healing, and encourage newer and better lifestyle choices going forward.

Step 3: Right Living

Re-training your mind and body and maintaining your new healthy living habits and lifestyle choices will ensure optimum potential in your life moving forward.


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Upcoming Workshop!

Hello Everyone! Last Thursday night we packed out our office for my newest health talk, which is POWER BRAIN (part I). We had 22 people attend and they really enjoyed it and are now applying the secrets and techniques we covered. My point, please register now for the next POWER BRAIN (part I) encore. I will be doing the same talk on Thursday Feb. 4th at 6:20 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. This is really critical stuff for your overall health but specifically your Central Nervous System. The younger you are,...

January 2015 Newsletter

It’s here! The awaited January edition of the Advanced Life. Click here or the picture below to read our January newsletter....

How to Find the Right Chiropractor for your Sports Injuries

Chiropractors are part of America’s third largest primary healthcare profession. With hundreds in each state, it is evident that finding the right one is a rather difficult task. Fortunately, it is not impossible either. Here are 5 factors you should look for on your search for the right chiropractor. 1 – Reputation The most important factor to analyze when searching through a list of recommended chiropractors is their reputation. Even with years of experience, some chiropractors do not prove as beneficial as others. When it comes to sports injuries,...

Lumbar Back Pain and Chiropractic Treatment

Many individuals experience lower back pain, also referred to as lumbar back pain, below the rib cage in their body, which causes extreme pain and discomfort. It is usually contracted by individuals because of different work related activities which involve the lifting of heavy objects or long and strenuous hours for operating various machines at the workplace. Chiropractic treatment is reputed to be highly beneficial for relieving the pain of the individuals suffering from lower back pain. What Is Lumbar Back Pain? The lumbar or lower back area, provides...

Diet for your Disc Injury – Know what Works

An Apple a Day Keeps the Spinal Surgeon Away One of the cardinal rules that all chiropractors go by is to rely on the human body’s own abilities to heal its own self. In fact, this is exactly why most chiropractors say that patients who suffer from potentially debilitating conditions such as herniated discs can prevent the condition by eating the right kind of foods. Almost 80% of the population suffers from back pain and would rather resort to minimally invasive back treatments to make their pain a passing...

Neck Disc Injuries – Cervical Disc Prolapse and Chiropractic Treatment

Neck disc injuries are contracted by individuals mostly because of the different body postures, during work. The long hours spent in front of the computer start to take their toll, and individuals experience tingling pain and sometimes a numb feeling in their arms and fingers, which are signs of a neck disc injury. Chiropractic is very effective in the treatment of individuals suffering from different neck disc injuries, like cervical disc prolapse. What Is Cervical Disc Prolapse? Cervical Disc Prolapse is a medical term for a slipped disc in...

Chiropractic Care to Relieve Symptoms of Pregnancy

A woman has to get used to the uncomfortable symptoms of pregnancy for 38 to 42 weeks. There are ways to relieve such pain through medication, but they can pose potential side effects on the mother and the child. Chiropractic care, on the other hand, has shown to have remarkably alleviated the symptoms of back problems associated with pregnancy. Therapy, nutrition and exercise are the basics of the treatment that makes chiropractic and pregnancy go hand in hand. Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy Chiropractic treatments are non-invasive and address the...

Back Pain – Understanding Spinal Manipulation Techniques

The time comes when every home remedy you’ve experimented with simply doesn’t get rid of that nagging back pain, and you’re left with no choice but to get a professional opinion. Lucky for you, chiropractors are well-versed experts who have been trained in the art of remedying back problems and it certainly pays to get to know some of the spinal manipulation techniques that are employed. Spinal Manipulation Vs Spinal Mobilization  Remedial techniques essentially zero in on a common objective – restoring or improving joint function by significantly reducing...

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Chiropractic

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Being one of the most commonly occurring behavioral disorders, ADHD can be diagnosed at a very early stage. Three main elements namely hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity can be the basis for this disorder and can be obvious at a very early age. Although, it is common for children to be inattentive and run around, the inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity for ADHD comes forward in an exaggerated manner. To be diagnosed with ADHD, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders- IV (DSM-IV)...

The 3 most Common Sports Injuries and How to reduce their Risk

Over 200 million Americans participating in a sport at any given time, so there are bound to be sports injuries. Every year, up to 5% of the American population incurs a sports injury and has to rest at home while the injury heals. Chiropractors know that this number can be reduced significantly. Here is a closer look at the 3 most common sports injuries and how the risk of attainment can be reduced. 1 – Traumatic Injuries Traumatic sports injuries are probably the most common types of injuries in...

Failed Back Syndrome – The Result of a Failed Spinal Surgery

Failed back syndrome is a term that is used to define a failed spinal surgery that causes continued pain to the patient. Not much can be done regarding a case of failed back syndrome apart from performing a second surgery. Chiropractic care has, however, introduced means of therapy and adjustment to the spine that can significantly reduce the ill effects of the syndrome with undergoing surgery. The truth is that outcome of a spinal surgery cannot be predicted precisely.  Sometimes an MRI scan can show an abnormal image which...

Chiropractors – Helping Alleviate Back Pain, One Treatment at a Time

Back pain is a problem that affects 15-20% of all Americans every year. From the general rigors of every day work to the excess weight many carry around on their body, back pain gets to us all. However, there is an easy and non-invasive way to that very pain. Chiropractors have worked for over a hundred years, perfecting their art and liberate people from their back pain. Causes of Back Pain For most people, back pain is usually moderate to severe. For most, the cause of pain is simply...

Diet for a Herniated Disc – Heal through Nutrition

Chiropractic treatment plans also include diets for herniated discs. A herniated disc is a back condition that occurs when one of the spongy discs that cushion the vertebrae breaks open or bulges. The condition is also known as a ruptured or slipped disc. As discussed the spine is made up of 24 moveable vertebrae each of which is separated by a soft tissue like shock absorbers that are known as discs.  A traumatized disc inflames painfully. If it is left as it is it can often lead to disc...

Top 4 Core-Building Exercises

The human body has 29 core muscles located in the back, abdomen and pelvis regions.  They help to give a person a stable center of gravity, while helping in controlling movements, supporting whole of the back and giving out a semblance of stability. These core muscles form the foundation on which the movement of the body is based.  Strong core muscles tend to resist injury and form a protective cushion for the whole spinal column. However, weak core muscles can cause a person to develop a poor posture, pain...

Disc Injuries – Thoracic Disc Herniation and Chiropractors

The demanding activities and tasks at the workplace and the lifting of heavy objects at home, causes pain in the back and neck region of the body, which if not treated appropriately, can result in serious disc injuries. Thoracic spine herniation is a medical condition, for which chiropractic offers effective treatment methods. What Is Thoracic Disc Herniation? Thoracic disc herniation is a type of disc injury in which the upper back region of the body is affected and a tingling pain permeates throughout the affected area. In some cases,...

Welcome to your Potential

Ready for Gentle, Caring and Affordable Natural Health Care? Then let’s get cracking’. Dr. Michael J. O’Connor DC, Chiropractor, invites you to our total healthcare & physical medicine facility. We are conveniently located at 801 West Granada Blvd., Suite 101, in Ormond Beach, Florida 32174.

Neck Pain

Stop living with pain in YOUR neck!

If you have neck pain, you could end up with restricted ability to turn and bend.

Back Pain

Do You Have Back pain?

Is it Getting worse over time?

How did this happen?

Get some answers and some relief.

Disc Pain

Disc Problems – Can Lay YOU on your back!

Discs are simply the spacers between your spine. They act as shock absorbers. Have you ever ridden in or seen a car with bad shocks?

Auto Accidents

Have you have been in an auto accident?

The Pain Gets Worse Over Time…

If you have ever been in an auto accident there is something you should know…


Are YOU living with pain and discomfort?

If YOU are sick and tired of living with pain and discomfort… Are you asking yourself, “What is going on?”

Pinched Nerve

Pinched Nerves – Cause Long Term Pain and Discomfort!

Do You Have A Pinched Nerve?

A pinched nerve is really a nerve that has pressure on it due to your spine being out of alignment.

Work Injuries

Work Injuries Can Cause A Lifetime of Pain… What is a work injury? It is an injury sustained from an accident while on the job or from a repeated motion while working, which can cause damage over time. You should always take every precaution, to take care of yourself and protect yourself from possible damaging effects, whether it be at home or at work.


Headache – The Worst Pain In The World! Stop Suffering… There is no reason to live with headaches. If you can even call suffering with headaches, “living”. You would fix it if… You would not put up living with any other unacceptable condition.