Dr. Robin L. Baker Wausau , Wisconsin United States of America bakerborski.com
I recently went through somewhat of a traumatic time in my life. I started having severe pain in the right side of my head and extending down to my shoulder. I went to the clinic to find out the cause and hopefully the solution. I was seen by four different physicians and two specialists. During these six weeks I was prescribed several types of drugs and diagnosed for many problems, something different each time. I had blood work, CT scans and a MRI, all showing nothing wrong. I was in a great deal of pain and very frustrated with the medical field as to why they could not help me. I could not work and I sat home all day terrified of when my next headache would be.
My good fortune came when I found out that the person who did my MRI had my same symptoms a year before. She told me about Drs. Baker and Borski and how they had helped her. I was hesitant to go to a Chiropractor but I was at my wits end and was willing to listen to anyone who really cared about my getting better. I made the appointment the next morning and after I met with Dr. Baker for a consultation, I was pleased with what I heard. I was still a bit unsure if this could help me, but encouraged also. I went back in on Monday for Dr. Borski to adjust me. By far the best medical decision I have ever made. I had small headaches for about the next 2 days, but nothing like what I had been through the previous weeks. From that Wednesday on I have not even had a hint of a headache and have not taken any drugs, which by the way were tearing my insides up.
I want to thank Dr. Baker and Dr. Borski as well as their staff. I can only say that I wish I would have found you earlier and I feel fortunate that I found you at all, as I truly believe that medical doctors would still be trying to cover up my pain with drugs, unsuccessfully. I have and will continue to tell everyone I hear that has pain like I did to locate an Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractor. Thank you again.
Baker Borski Chiropractic will strive to assist the families of our community with service, compassion, and the chiropractic principles of wellness. We will empower our patients with the knowledge of the body’s own innate ability to heal itself without interference to achieve optimum wellness so that they may fulfill their full lifetime potential.
Chiropractors’ perspective on health and disease emphasizes two fundamental concepts:
The structure and function of the body influences how the body functions and its ability to heal itself.
The mind-body relationship is instrumental in maintaining health and in the healing process.
We are Atlas Orthogonal chiropractors, which means that not only are we licensed Doctors of Chiropractic with seven or more years of education, but we have also completed extensive post graduate training. We use many techniques to detect and correct subluxations - misalignments of the bones which cause irritations to the nervous system, reducing the body's ability to cope with stresses to the immune system.
Atlas Orthogonal Adjustment
Atlas Orthogonal Upper Cervical Technique
This method focuses on the structure, function and bio-mechanics of the upper cervical spine (neck). The Atlas is the top vertebrae of the spine and supports the head. Orthogonal means at right angle to or square. If the Atlas is not square to the head and spine (referred to as subluxated) then the head and spine are by necessity out of alignment. We use an adjustment instrument that is safe, gentle, and delivers a precise impulse to the exact area needed as determined by X-rays, without physical manipulation.
Utilizing a hand-held instrument referred to as an activator, this instrument delivers a very precise adjustment. One of the gentler chiropractic techniques, this method is a good alternative for people who are sensitive to being touched, have reduced range of motion, whiplash, those with osteoporosis or arthritis, and for children, the elderly or people who do not like the “popping” sound of getting adjusted.
Thompson Drop Technique
A "segmental drop table" is used to enhance the motion of the segment or area to be adjusted, most commonly the mid-back, low back and pelvic area.
Spinal decompression technique also known as Flexion and Distraction is a low-force adjustive procedure that slowly stretches out the spine. It can be administered to the lumbar (lower back) and cervical (neck) spine for a variety of conditions. It is effective in treating bulging, slipped, ruptured and herniated discs (without cauda equina syndrome or progressive neurological deficit), facet syndrome, spondylolisthesis, sprain/strain, scoliosis and spinal stenosis.
Dysfunction due to sports injuries, car accidents, overuse or postural imbalance can happen in any joint in the body and can accumulate and progress subtly over years, leading to pain in or around the spine even though the root cause is somewhere else. Adjustments and mobilizations can be performed on almost every joint to restore motion.
Cranial Sacial Technique (CST)
A gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system ?comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, we release restrictions in the craniosacral system to help improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
Cold Laser/Low-Level Light Laser Therapy
Light energy is used to directly stimulate the body’s cells to do what they were created to do. Low level lasers from the Cold Laser machine penetrate deeply into the skin and work by restoring abnormal cellular function. Cold Laser uses a non-heat producing light laser, which is locked at a specific wavelength that is optimal for treatment and can penetrate deeply into tissue
The process of bringing the spinal structure back to its normal condition often requires the retraining of those muscles and ligaments that have become weakened and stretched through long periods of misuse or injury. This retraining process begins with the first adjustment and generally requires a series of carefully planned treatments to fully achieve permanent correction.
You will have a private consultation with the doctor about family history, diet, medications, exercise, your job and past healthcare experiences as well as what you are concerned about at this time and the future.
A medical, physical, orthopedic and neurological evaluation will be conducted which, may include the use of x-rays or other diagnostic procedures to enable the doctor to most accurately assess your health concerns. A spinal examination and analysis will help determine any structural abnormalities affecting your health. All of these findings contribute to a more accurate and complete picture of your health status. Every patient is unique and we will design a custom treatment plan to best meet your individual needs.