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La Barbera Family Chiropractic, LLC

2719 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501      315-724-0368

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March 9, 2019

Welcome to our office's Chiropractic newsletter.  We'd like to entertain you, inform you and even inspire you a little. We'd love to hear from you; feel free to write to us with any questions or comments.

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Current Information

Recent Cases

Health Related Articles


Current Information

Hello Everyone! Welcome to another edition of our office newsletter. Feel free to e-mail me with any questions, comments or suggestions for future topics. We continue to strive to bring to you and your family the best possible holistic health care. Thank you for being part of our Chiropractic Family!


Our current normal hours are as follows:

Monday: 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Tuesday:   8:00 AM to 10:00 AM 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM *

Thursday: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Friday: Usually the last Friday of the month in the morning only.

* Any Friday we are open, we start the preceding Wednesday at 12:00 PM (noon).

PLEASE visit our web site for up to date changes to the schedule and special hours. If in doubt, give us a call.


IMPORTANT:  We are scheduling new patients 2 or more months in the future. We have a daily list of current patients waiting to get in for an appointment. If you have to cancel an appointment, you must call the office at least 4 hours before your appointment time so we can give the slot to someone else. A 24 hour notice is appreciated.

IMPORTANT:  If your insurance has changed, it is imperative that you bring in your new insurance card so we can update your information. Fees that cannot be processed properly because we do not have the proper information will become your responsibility.

Reminder:  If you have had a new injury or change in your health status, we must be notified before a regularly scheduled adjustment visit in order to allow more time to access your condition. This is especially important for anyone with Medicare, as there is an overwhelming amount of paperwork we must have prepared ahead of time. You may be asked to reschedule with a longer appointment time if I feel I will not have adequate time to properly treat you. This goes for an auto injury or serious fall or other trauma as well.

Appointment Reminders: If you feel that you are not adequately receiving a reminder (text or phone call), please let the office staff know. If you do NOT want a reminder, just let one of the staff members know. We can remove you from the reminder system. NOTE: Our text reminder system is a one way system. You can NOT respond to it. PLEASE call the office and leave a message if you cannot keep an appointment or need to change it.

Be sure to go to the first page of my web site ( and scroll down the main page. Click on the Reminder Preferences link to provide your preferred method of reminder and to view our HIPAA agreement.

Health Portal: If you are interested in signing up for the Microsoft Health Vault, please go to the first page of my web site and scroll down until you find the information. Otherwise, the next time you are in, we can simply have you sign an opt out form.

Food Sensitivity Testing: If you are interested in being tested for food and environmental sensitivities, we have test kits available for you to use at home. I charge you nothing for the kit or for my time to review the information. The cost to have the test done by the lab is $275.00. This may unlock the key to chronic health issues. Ask for more details the next time you are in for a visit.

Lending Library: We have a number of health related books available in our lending library. We just ask that you return them within 2 weeks so others may borrow them. If you have checked out a book and have not returned it, please do so at your earliest convenience. Titles include:

- The Wahl’s Protocol – Reversing neurological diseases through diet

- The Paleo Cardiologist (Please return if you have checked out – we are missing all of

our copies)

- Grain Brain

- Various Books on Vaccinations

- The No Grain Diet

- Infant Nutrition

- Natural Cures They Don’t Want You To Know

- The Homeopathic Treatment of Children

- The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Total Nutrition

- Perfect Weight America

- How To Raise A Healthy Child Despite Your Doctor

- Adrenal Fatigue

Cases of the Healing and Health

Headaches  – A 22 year old woman was first seen in September, 2018 with a 5+ year history of headaches, neck pain and back pain. She is symptom free with specific chiropractic care that included upper cervical specific (Atlas) adjustments and cranial care.

Headaches – A 20 year old woman started care in late October, 2018 with a long standing history of headaches since the age of 12. They are gone. Remove the cause and the symptom goes away. There is not a pill, shot, potion or lotion that can do what a specific chiropractic adjustment can do.

Infant Colic / Reflux / Nursing Difficulties – A 3 week old male infant started care in December, 2018 by his mother. He had several issues including Colic, Plagiocephaly (a mis-shaped head) and Nursing Difficulties. He was evaluated and found to have sacral, upper cervical and cranial subluxations. His mother reported improvements after his first visit. Within a few weeks, he was symptom free, nursing well and his cranium was drastically improved.

Nursing Difficulties / Restless Sleep – A 9 month old Mennonite Infant started care in October, 2018 for difficulties nursing and sleeping. He had his tongue and lip frenulum (the flap of skin that connects these structures to the lower jaw and upper lip) cut. That proved to not help at all. Care was started to include upper cervical care and cranial corrections. After the first visit, his mother noted that he was able to suck much harder. Within a few weeks he was perfect. He is now a much happier and robust little baby and everyone in the house is getting more sleep.

Learning Difficulties / Low Energy – An 8 year old Mennonite Boy (the brother to the baby above) was first seen in late November, 2018. His mother was concerned that he was not doing well in school and that he had no energy. Care was started and in less than two weeks, he was engaging in school and getting his homework done on his own. You can see the light come on in his eyes with only a few visits that included upper cervical, cranial and pelvic corrective adjustments. All of her children and herself are under care for the health of it.

Infantile Reflux / Ear Infections – An 8 month old male infant was brought in by his mother in late January, 2019 for Reflux and Ear Infections. He was on medications for both for many months. HOW does a new born baby have reflux? Something is not working correctly. Find and fix the cause and the symptoms will go away. That is exactly what happened after a few weeks of care. His cranium was distorted and he also had subluxations in his upper neck and pelvis. Care of infants and children is very gentle and highly effective. They respond so quickly because they have a robust system capable of fast healing, they have not had the underlying problem for decades and they do not think themselves sick. Animals are the same way. He is now an amazing, healthy and happy little guy with a great life ahead of him without drugs or surgery!

ADHD / Learning Difficulties – A 10 year old boy was first seen in July, 2018. He suffered from ADHD and Learning Difficulties. School and homework were a struggle. By the end of the first semester of school he was on the honor roll and doing better in school than he ever has. Specific chiropractic care has an amazing ability to unlock the potential in everyone.


Health Related Articles


5 Myths About Chiropractic Care

I still hear from my practice members that their Neurologist or Pediatrician told them to stay away from a Chiropractor because they can cause a stroke, paralysis or death. My favorite from the Pediatrician when chronic ear infections clear up after a few adjustments is that "It is just a coincidence" or my favorite "They out grew them". WOW! Ignorance is BLISS! Fact is, Chiropractic care is the safest health care system which can be proven by our 124 year old track record and the lowest malpractice rates of any licensed health care profession. Believe me, the insurance carriers would be charging us a pretty stiff premium if any of the supposed risks were minutely true. Safe, effective and affordable. What could be better?


ADHD and Chiropractic Care (See my case above)

There are no magic cures for everything or anything. Fact is, a better functioning nervous system can only help whatever the issue may be. When your brain, brain stem and spinal cord work better, so does everything else in your body including your ability to function as well as your immune system. Here is an article discussing this subject.


Blood Pressure (Hypertension) and Chiropractic Care

I am one of only a small handful of Chiropractors that specifically address the Atlas (upper cervical spine) vertebra (as well as Cranial Corrections). I’ve been certified in Upper Cervical Specific Technique since 1992 after completing a 1 year post graduate course in Spartenburg, SC. Among the many benefits of this correction is the possible reduction of high blood pressure. Several studies support this and ABC news did a feature report on this topic years ago. The Atlas vertebra, when subluxated, puts pressure on the brain stem which controls most involuntary and vital functions like breathing, heart rate, blood pressure and so on. It can also affect the flow of the Cerebral Spinal Fluid to and from the brain thereby affecting the entire nervous system. Therefore, perfect alignment here is critical. Here is an article addressing the effect on Hypertension.


Please visit our web site at and click on the RESULTS button to read about many more cases I have seen over the past 32 years.  If you would like to share your story in writing or by supplying a personal testimony, please write your thoughts down and send it in an e-mail to

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In Health From The Inside-Out,


Dr. La Barbera



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