The Perfect Storm Workshop – Autism, ADHD, SPD, Epilepsy and more!

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What are you waiting for? It’s completely free!

The Perfect Storm is one of my favorite workshops because it’s packed with such valuable information. One of the most common things I hear after the workshop is “WOW! I had no idea the nervous system worked like this.”

You’ll learn how the nervous system is supposed to develop as well as learn where the development can be thrown off course. In this case we’ll be covering the 3T’s which essentially are the key factors that play a critical role not just in neurodevelopment but overall health as well.

Lastly, you’ll learn what action steps you can take to get your child’s neurodevelopment balanced again and you will learn how Chiropractic is playing a crucial role in their health and function.

My favorite thing about the Perfect Storm Workshop is… It shows that there is hope. There’s hope for all kids. That is why I specialize in working with children with Autism, ADHD, SPD, Epilepsy, as well as other neurodevelopment disorders.

Yours in Health,

Dr Brady

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How many times have you started off the New Year with a goal and were so excited for a whole 3 weeks before you gave it up? This happens so often to many of us.

We start of strong and have every intention of crushing this goal. We’re excited until we have slip up. We think we’ve ruined it all, might as well throw in the towel now.

I want to encourage you that this is never easy and nobody is perfect. Everyone has their slips and falls. Each time you get up after you fall will make you that much stronger.

For me a big shift occurred when someone told me that “Little victories equal big goals.” Lets say you have a big goal of losing 40 pounds this year. When you first look at 40 pounds, it seems daunting. When you step on the scale and see you “only” lost 3 pounds this week, it’s easy to see the goal as far away.

Let’s break up that goal into smaller goals, say 2 pounds a week. That changes things doesn’t it?

Before you know it those little victories of 2 pounds a week add up to a major goal!

All processes take time! So enjoy those little victories along the way. You’ll stumble and you’ll fall at times, but in the end you’ll hit your goal and realize that every fall was a lesson learned and growth took place!

Stick with it, stay strong, and have some fun along the way. A goal isn’t fun if there are no rewards along the way.

Live With Vitality!
Dr Brady

Stopping Headaches for GOOD!

Chiropractic and Headaches: Are There Normal Headaches?

One of the most bizarre things I’ve heard recently is a patient told me they get “normal” headaches. Since when have headaches been “normal”? They are common but not normal. Thousands of people suffer unnecessarily from headaches on a regular basis. The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that around 47% of the world has had at least one headache in the last year. It is estimated that 2-3 million people chronically suffer with migraine headaches, that can be debilitating and life altering, not just for them but also for the family and friends that love them.

The World Health Organization defines a headache as the most common disorder affecting the nervous system. It also states that it is the most under-estimated and under-recognized disorder throughout the world. Many people are taking a wide variety of medications with dangerous side effects to be able to function normally on a regular basis.

It’s More Than Just A Headache

A headache is a sign that something is affecting our nervous system. Like many symptoms, it is our body’s way of letting us know that something is wrong. Most of the time these issues can arise from a subluxation in the upper neck.

In the picture to the left you see the skull and the cervical spine. The first two vertebrae in your neck lie in very close proximity to your brainstem making it’s proper alignment very crucial. Also all blood vessels, nerves, and cerebrospinal fluid must pass through this first bone in your upper cervical spine. It is very common for headache sufferers to also have recurring sinus congestion, due to poor drainage, which may lead to sinus headaches.

As you can see from the picture, a subluxation in the upper cervical spine can interfere with the delicate balance and flow of the many fluids and nerves that must pass through this tiny pathway. If these are interfered it with it can cause a lot of stress to the nervous system as a whole, but can also interfere with proper blood supply to the brain and meninges, this is the tissue that holds your brain in place and keeps it from knocking against your skull. The meninges have a lot of blood vessels running through it and are very sensitive to pain. The meninges extend into the spinal canal and protect the spinal cord. Any twisting or torsion of the meninges may show up as a headache.

Headaches are a signal from the body for help. Many times we try to cover up that signal by taking a pill or prescription to cover that up, but that doesn’t address the CAUSE of the headache. It’s not until you address the cause of the headaches or migraines that you will find relief for good!


Get To The Root Cause of Your Headaches

At Vitality Family Chiropractic in Westlake Village, CA we use state of the art, NASA-certified technology to get to the true underlying cause behind your headaches. By using this technology we can let you know what the problem is and how long it will take using objective and accurate testing that’s pain-free and radiation free.

Ready to get started? Email us or call [PRACTICE PHONE] today!

Chiropractic Myth: Chiropractors Aren’t Real Doctors

A statement I have heard far too many times is “Chiropractors aren’t real doctors.” I always ask this question in response, “What’s a doctor?” Seems like a silly question, but you’d be surprised at the responses you can hear. It seems most people, when confronted with the question, give me a response along the lines of “Someone who diagnoses and/or gives medicine.”

But what are doctors really by definition? It’s derived from the Latin word doc?re, which means to teach. Essentially a doctor is meant to be a teacher. But what should a doctor be teaching? Judging by the definition I get from many people, they aren’t meant to teach, but more to point out what is wrong, name it, and give you something to “fix” it.

Which path leads to greater health: 1) Waiting until something happens and when it finally comes around deal with it then or 2) Take care of the body God has given you now and insure optimal functioning and health of your body now, so that these issues won’t manifest themselves? Which seems like a better strategy?

So if doctors are meant to teach, they should be teaching on health right? What does our society tend to study and focus on right now? Sickness and disease. How can a doctor teach about health, if all they study is sickness and disease? Shouldn’t they be studying health and be teaching about how to be healthy instead of just fixing what’s going on. What kind of dentist would tell you just to come in when something hurts? A horrible one! We understand taking care of our teeth and maintaining healthy teeth, but with the rest of our body we follow this mindset of “wait and see,” which cannot lead to health.

So lets ask the question again, what makes a real doctor? A real doctor is one who is committed to see you reach your complete and full health, not waiting until something happens. That first sign that something is malfunctioning in your body can be your last. We’ve all heard the story of a guy he seemed completely normal, then during a round of golf on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, he drops dead of a heart attack. Was he healthy before the heart attack? No, it has been going on for years.

As your doctor, I’m committed to helping you reach your full and complete health. My job is to activate the unlimited potential for health that starts right inside of you and help you achieve the life you’ve always dreamed. I desire that kids have a life without limits and are able to fulfill their God-given purpose that they were put on this Earth to do.

Start you journey to health. [PRACTICE PHONE]

Once You Go To A Chiropractor…

You’ve heard it before, “Once you go to a Chiropractor, you have to go for the rest of the your life.” I’ve always found this question funny, but really this question stems from a lack of understanding of the intention and purpose of Chiropractic. Many people when they think about the reason to see a Chiropractor, they usually are thinking about back problems or pain. Most of them think, just get “cracked” a couple times and feel better and get on your way. To be honest, there are Chiropractors that do focus solely on the pain and how you “feel.” However this is missing the boat on the true benefits and purpose of Chiropractic. Chiropractic’s intention is RESTORATION: to restore balance and function of the nervous system by removing subluxations located within the spine. The removes stress on the most important system of your body, which allows you to not only feel better, but actually function and live at a higher capacity.

Neurology has shown us that only 10% of our nervous system is dedicated to how we feel, the other 90% being dedicated to our Autonomic System, which is the part of our nervous system that governs our unconscious functioning, such as digestion, heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, absorption, energy distribution, liver functioning, filtration by the kidneys, etc. That list could go on forever, because our nervous system governs all the functions in our entire body. The other 90% of our nervous system is focused on how our body functioning and only 10% on how you’re feeling.

So does it make sense to focus so much on how you’re feeling, when that’s only 10% of what is important for your body? Of course not. Chiropractic is focused on this 90%, how you function!

So I will have to go the rest of my life?

It’s the same as brushing your teeth, you want to keep healthy teeth so you need to maintain them and take care of them. Or take going to the gym for example. Once you get a membership you always have to go right? Wrong, you chose how healthy and fit you want to be. Same with Chiropractic, you chose how healthy you want your nervous system to be.

Of course, I would love for you to become part of the Vitality Family and experience health and vitality for your entire family. I want the best for you and I know that through a healthy and fully functioning nervous system, you get TRUE health and get the most out of life!

“Once you go to the Chiropractor, you’ll experience LIFE and health like you never thought was possible!”

Proper Backpack Care

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Proper Backpack Care

How much does your child’s backpack weight when they head off to school in the morning? Do you know? It’s okay if you don’t. The truth is that most parents don’t know but you need to. A backpack weighing more than 15% of your child’s bodyweight can damage their developing spine.

5. Every Sunday empty out your child’s backpack and review that they have stuffed inside. You would be surprised what items accumulate inside that add unnecessary weight. If this is a teenager, find out if they need to carry all their books all the time, or is their schedule Monday, Wednesday and Friday different from Tuesday and Thursday?

4. Check the backpack straps for proper shoulder placement, making sure that the bottom of the backpack is two inches above the waist and resting in the curve of the lower back.

3. Continue weekly reminders that wearing the backpack on both shoulders prevents postural problems.

2. Weigh your child’s backpack once a week to determine if it is within the safe range of 15% or less of your child’s body weight.

1. If your child is not under regular wellness chiropractic care, check our child’s shoulder and head level at least once a month to determine if they are showing early signs of repetitive stress on their growing spine. A Family Wellness Chiropractor who is trained to detect the early signs can perform this exam. Like dentistry, early detection and correction is key to better health.

The Secret to Weight Loss and Ideal Weight!

You ready? Here’s the big secret!

There is none…

That’s right. Probably not what you were hoping to hear. I wish I had a secret potion, lotion, or pill that could do it for you but here’s the truth, even if there was you wouldn’t want it.

Why? Think about this.

There is a reason for everything in life. There’s a reason we don’t maintain our ideal weight and there’s a reason diets don’t work. It’s because it’s missing the most critical component. It’s not a lifestyle.

That’s why diets don’t work. In the mind of someone who’s on a diet, it’s temporary. You should be eating to live.


When I left college I weighed 235 pounds. To put this is in perspective I weight 190 pounds now and I actually look bigger and feel stronger than I ever did in college. I tried cleansing, I tried paleo, I tried all sorts of tricks but nothing stuck. Now I have no problem keeping weight because my LIFESTYLE has changed. I get asked a lot how I lost all the weight. There’s no secret. I failed for awhile but eventually I learned to truth.

Now I eat to live. I eat foods that give me energy and fuel my body, not tax it. I work out regularly. Not to look good (although that would be a perk) but to feel good. Working out is just as much a mental treat for me as a physical gift.

If you want to truly lose weight and feel great. You must change your lifestyle. It’s time to start thinking differently about why you eat and what your goals for your health are!

Eat to live, don’t live to eat!

Chiropractic and Sciatica: Treating the Cause Not Symptoms

Sciatica is a painful condition affecting the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve originates from the lumbar spine in the low back and travels past the pelvis and down the leg. Common symptoms of sciatica are leg pain on either side beginning at the back and traveling down the leg to the knee or the foot. Although many patients experience back pain as well, often times it is not as severe as the leg pain. They may also experience burning and/or tingling down the leg as well.

Cause Behind the Sciatic Pain

Often the cause behind sciatica is trauma, which can be either a singular incident left untreated or repetitive stress that has built up over the course of time such as sitting, heavy lifting, etc. This trauma causes either the pelvis or one of the lumbar vertebrae (located in the lower back) to come out of their proper positioning and get stuck. This can cause inflammation and over time start to wear down the disc, causing it to bulge into the narrow pathway the sciatic nerve exits from. This bulging has been shown to be a major cause behind the sciatic pain.

Individuals suffering with sciatica often get massages or physical therapy and see benefits, but often they are short term. Some try medications, which rarely help, but even if they did they would only be masking the pain, not correcting the cause.

Some eventually end up in surgery to create more space for the nerve to pass through uninhibited. This surgery is expensive and not always best for the patient. Unfortunately large portions of these patients who undergo spinal surgery end up seeing the problem only return awhile later.

People who have tried Chiropractic as their choice of treatment have seen phenomenal results around the world and often forego surgery altogether. Many patients note that many other symptoms of their daily life improve, better quality of sleep, and more energy throughout the day.

How Can Chiropractic Help Sciatica?

Chiropractic addresses the real cause behind the issue, which is the misalignment of the vertebrae or pelvis that is affecting the nerve. Through the Chiropractic adjustment proper motion and alignment is restored and over time the issue can be resolved.

Like all processes, healing takes time. Patience, and commitment are the keys to proper healing and resolution. The alternative, drugs or surgery, may give the immediate gratification but only mask the problem.

Live the Life of Vitality You Deserve

At Vitality Family Chiropractic we assess your problem through multiple lenses. The first is through our physical exam where we assess for inflammation and motion in the joints of the spine. The second is through our nerve scans, which use Surface EMG and Thermography to determine the exact areas of stress on the central nervous system. The last is through X-rays, which will help assess the extent of the issue and the underlying cause behind the issue. From there a specific plan is set up for you, to get you back living the life of vitality you deserve.

We encourage you to take the first step towards your wellbeing. If you’ve been suffering, help is available now.

Call (805) 379-3653 today!

Numbness and Pain in the Arm or Hand

One of the more common symptoms that bring people to a Chiropractic office is numbness and pain down the arm. Neck pain is often associated with this as well. Many believe that it is a circulation problem; similar to when you fall asleep on your arm and after awhile you feel the “pins and needles” sensation down the arm. This however is not the case. Many probably wish they could just “shake it off” but it is not possible. The real cause behind the issue is irritation to the nerves that travel down the arm.

Getting to the Source of the Problem

The nerves that travel down the arm and into the hand originate from the neck. The nerves that exit the spine must exit between two vertebrae with a disc in between them. When one of these vertebrae come out of their normal alignment and get stuck in that position, they lose their ability to go through normal ranges of motion. This causes inflammation to build in the area and the muscles located near the nerve to tighten. If this misalignment is left untreated the condition may worsen causing degeneration to the disc and further irritation to the nerve.

Many people suffering with this condition have had incredible results through Chiropractic. Dr J.K. Paterson took 364 patients suffering from neck pain, 115 of which had numbness and tingling down one or both arms. 90% of these patients had 100% resolution of their complaints through Chiropractic adjustments. Why? Chiropractic addresses the cause of the issue, the irritation to the nerve from the spine.

How Can We Help?

At Vitality Family Chiropractic we take a multi-faceted approach to determining the true cause behind your problem.

First, our physical exam will determine help determine the areas of the spine that seem to have lost normal motion, as well as any areas that could be compensating for the problem.

Second, we will take scans of your nervous system using Surface EMG and Thermography. These scans highlight areas of the nervous system that under stress.

Lastly, we will take X-rays of your spine to determine the extent of the problem.

From there we will have a specific plan for you to get you back living the life of vitality you deserve.

If you are tired of suffering, give us a call at [PRACTICE PHONE].

Chiropractic and Posture: What’s the Big Deal?

Posture is the window to health?

What’s the big deal? Why is my Chiropractor so interested in how straight up I look? Truth be told, it’s way more than just how you look. Posture can tell a great deal as to how well you function.

Walk through an exercise with me. I want you to sit in “perfect” posture. Sitting as tall as you can, head above your shoulders. Now turn you head to the right and left and notice how it feels. Ok. Now try it again, but this time I want you to jut your chin out in front you. Notice a difference? Of course you did. Changing your posture changes the way your spine is able to move and position itself.

Structure Determines Function

It’s important to understand that the spine is much more than just a sack of bones, ligaments, and muscles. It’s the protective housing for your Central Nervous System, which consists of your brain, spinal cord, and the nerves that exit from the spine. Your central nervous system controls and coordinates function of your entire body.

Changes in the posture of your spine, can adversely affect the function of your central nervous system. This in turn can cause a wide variety of health concerns. When the spine doesn’t move correctly and gets “stuck” in an abnormal position, this creates tension and stress and the delicate nerves that exit from the spine, connecting brain to body.

Bad Posture Leads to More Stress

This can also leave your body more susceptible to stress. Stress comes in many different forms such as physical (car accidents, falls, posture), chemical (diet, toxins, environment), and emotional (work, relationships, loss). When your central nervous system is adversely affected, it doesn’t allow your body to deal well with stress very well. This can leave you feeling more stressed, worn down, tired, achy, etc.

When stress builds up in your body, it takes a toll. It can affect your muscles, mood, and even your vital organs, which are supplied by nerves that exit the spine. All organs need optimal connection to the brain to be able to function properly.

Have you had your spine and nervous system checked with a complete examination recently? If not, contact us or give us a call at [PRACTICE PHONE].