FAQ

I’ve struggled with headaches for years. I’ve tried a number of doctors, but none of the medications they’ve prescribed have helped. Can you help?

At Vibrant Balance, our focus is not on diagnosis and “treatment” of symptoms. Instead, we identify the various patterns that create distortion of health and imbalance of body. We’ve worked with hundreds of patients with many types of headaches, ranging from tension headaches to migraines with positive results. In most cases, the severity and frequency of the headaches significantly diminish, or the headaches vanish altogether.

Medications typically provide temporary relief for headaches without addressing the source. We work to understand the factors contributing to your headaches and support you in making the necessary life changes to alter or eliminate the headache pattern. Our experience has shown that headaches, like any other pain signals, are an indication that your body is asking for change. We seek to discover the behavior, perceptions or body imbalance that holds the headache template and gently coax it to reorganize.

Our focus is on helping you discover the resources and develop the awareness to create the change your body is calling for. The outcome? Very often, a headache-free experience!

I’ve suffered from back pain for years. What would you suggest?

Chronic back pain is seldom a one-cause and one-cure situation. Among the many factors which contribute to ongoing back pain, the most common include unresolved tension in the spine, abnormal postural distortions, unresolved physical injuries and mental /emotional patterns that have a protective function. Instead of just giving you a pop or a twist for the temporary relief, we provide an approach that will help you discover and change the patterns that have “held you back”. We will guide you through a process that will assist you to release obsolete patterns and re-connect with a higher level of function.

I work at a computer, and I have constant neck pain. Can you help?

When it comes to computer work, most people don’t have an optimal ergonomic setup. Typically, even people with excellent workstations may get neck and back pain from long hours at the screen.

The problem is that most people don’t notice, or just outright ignore the body’s cues and feedback telling them to move, shift or take a break. Instead, they regularly push ahead, even though their bodies are developing chronic distortion and building up considerable tension in the process.

Our solution: we will help you get reconnected and in-tune with your body’s cues. You will be able to stay present and be aware of the exact positions you body needs to be comfortable and balanced.

Instead of having neck pain to let you know that you are not attending to your body, our care will make it easier to tune in and stay fluid and flexible instead.

Between operating my business and needing quality time with my family, I’m finding the stress overwhelming. How can you help with this?

Having too much to do and not enough time to do it is an epidemic stress in our culture. Consistently high stress levels cause the primitive brain to act in ‘fight or flight’ mode. This results in increased muscle tension, rounded shoulders, breathing shallow, and decreased blood and oxygen to areas of the brain and body that are responsible for relaxation, ease, creativity and growth. A ‘busy’ life is typically not the problem. The problem is the inability to shift and “unplug” from the stress-causing factors that are overwhelming.

We can help you discover how to release tension from your body and to respond to, and manage the stress without constantly carrying it inside. Expect to work with us twice a week for about eight weeks to get the process going. You can discover how to release tension from your spine and nervous system, learn helpful exercises and have new skills to decrease stress levels quickly and naturally.

What conditions or symptoms do you work with?

Our main goal is not just the “treatment” of symptoms.  Instead, the focus is to optimize the way your nervous system functions through brain -body communication. This ‘reorganizes’ the nervous system at a higher level and creates the opportunity to heal truly.  By releasing tension areas in the spine and cueing the nervous system to release old patterns of defense, we have helped thousands of people experience relief or improvement in the following areas:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Whiplash
  • Anxiety
  • Head injury
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Digestive Challenges
  • Sciatica
  • Strain Injury
  • TMJ
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hip injury
  • Depression
  • Headaches of various types
  • Sleep difficulties

What kind of results can I expect?

In most cases, pain and tension will be significantly reduced within a short time.

You can expect to feel more relaxed, at ease and flexible. Breathing will become deeper and easier.

The great news is; that’s just the beginning. As your body shifts out of the “fight or flight” mode, you’ll begin to experience more clarity, a sense of inner calm and peace. The fluidity and lengthening of your spine increases, as your posture shifts to healthier alignment. The life-changing benefits continue to grow from here.

What is the technique you use and how is it different from traditional chiropractic methods?

With 30 year’s experience, Dr. Lampshire has gathered a very gentle, and effective skill set. A combination of Unwind Manipulation, Network Spinal Analysis (NSA), CranioSacral therapy, Sacro-Occipital Technique, Applied Kinesiology, and various breath and mindfulness methods allow for new healing possibilities. This helps patients resolve tension patterns that occur when the spine experiences physical injury or when the body is expressing the effects of mental or emotional stress.

Traditional spinal manipulation is a tool that Dr. Lampshire may use. In many cases though, instead of trying to adjust or align your spine through forceful manipulation, Dr. Lampshire may be able to use light pressure or gentle unwinding motion on specific areas of the spine. This approach will usually initiate a wave-like movement and breathing pattern to occur along the spine, releasing tension and helping your body to de-stress and let go. Twisting, popping or cracking is often not necessary.

What is the science behind your methods?

It may seem remarkable how a light contact in the right place at the right time can initiate such change! Yet, this work is a cutting-edge approach at the frontier of body mind research.

A retrospective study of over 2,800 patients through the University of California- Irvine Medical College documented the improvements in quality of life in the majority of people receiving this kind of care. The wave patterns that occur during an entrainment are being studied by the French mathematician, Professor Edmund Jonckheere, and his colleagues at the University of Southern California, and appear in a number of research papers. Professor Jonckheere’s research is to explore the relationship between the “wave process” developed in the body and the energy-efficiency and adaptability of the human nervous system.

What is a typical visit to Vibrant Balance like?

During a care session, you will experience an “entrainment” . Entrainment means to get “in sync” with. During an entrainment session, a wave-like deepening of your breath and a subtle motion of your spine will synchronize, helping your body release tension. You will be fully clothed and lie on the table while Dr. Scott evaluates your spine and muscles and assesses your posture and breathing patterns. Then, he will use gentle pressure on specific points along your spine to help develop a tension-releasing wave through the body. A typical entrainment visit lasts about 25 minutes. It will leave you feeling more relaxed, energized and at ease.

Entrainments are just one of the transformative experiences that you can have at Vibrant Balance.  During other visits, you will learn simple breath and body exercises to accelerate your progress between visits. If your circumstance indicates, we will develop ways to use your nutritional choices to support healing.

How often will I need to come to get results?

Together, we will evaluate your specific situation along with your intentions and goals. Based on your body’s current condition, and the circumstances of your lifestyle, we will decide together which program is likely the best for you.

Our Basic Care program consists of 20 visits over an 8-10 week period. The Intermediate Program is 60 visits over six months, and the Advanced Program is 120 visits over twelve months.

Since each person and circumstance is unique, we may decide to create a customized program to meet your particular needs.

How can I be sure your process will work for me?

The best way to find out is to try it out! With the years of experience working with so many people, we find that, in most cases, clients begin to feel positive changes within several visits, and often, even after just one visit. We will do our best to educate you about the changes developing. Our time together includes helping you clearly experience the changes that are developing in your body mind. We will also discuss in detail what you can expect and how long it will take for your to reach your goals. Even though we’re not permitted to guarantee results regarding specific symptoms, we’re confident that you’ll immediately know if you’re in the right place. By what your experience and the way you feel after the sessions.

Come to learn more! Attend the ‘Care For Life’ meeting to learn more and see a demonstration. Call to reserve your space. 406 257-7572.

How much will it cost?

The initial Health Discovery Package consists of two 45 minute visits and is $255.  If you choose to continue care, our ongoing programs are very affordable, especially if you consider the potential cost of not effectively dealing with the symptoms challenging you.  To help make it a bit easier, we accept many insurance policies. Present your insurance card when you come in and we will help you determine your benefits.


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Dr. Scott Lampshire

Vibrant Balance Chiropractic