About Dr. Morningstar

Dr. Morningstar graduated in 2002 from Palmer College in Davenport. He then moved to Grand Blanc, MI and opened his first clinic, the Grand Blanc Spine Center. A year later, he opened his second clinic, the Anchor Bay Spine Center, in New Baltimore, MI. Both of these clinics have now become the Natural Wellness & Pain Relief Centers of Michigan, one of the first multidisciplinary clinics offering comprehensive chiropractic, traditional medicine, pain management, acupuncture, anti-aging medicine, and functional medicine services in Michigan. There he serves as the Director of Chiropractic Services. Dr. Morningstar provides comprehensive chiropractic rehabilitation and functional medicine strategies for complex spine and neurological disorders such as Scoliosis, ADHD, and Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

The Key Ingredients for Joint Repair and Joint Pain Relief

What Causes Joint Pain?Degenerative joint disease, commonly referred to as arthritis, affects nearly 54 million Americans, according to a 2015 Centers for Disease Control survey. Of these, 15 million Americans develop severe arthritis-related pain. The most common form of arthritis, known as osteoarthritis, occurs when the cartilage in your joints wears away. This causes bone [...]

5 Non-Spine Symptoms of Idiopathic Scoliosis

Scoliosis is NOT only a spinal curvature, but an entire cascade of hormonal, neurological, and digestive disturbances that manifest the spinal curvature we know as scoliosis. This article discusses 5 common symptoms of scoliosis that are not spine-related.   Anxiety/Panic In children with idiopathic scoliosis (IS), this is often observed but not reported until we [...]

By |2020-04-27T15:12:02-04:00April 27th, 2020|Scoliosis, Dr. Morningstar|0 Comments

3 Natural Products That Need to Be Part Of EVERY Lyme Disease Treatment

Lyme disease is growing at epidemic rates, with 30,000 new cases diagnosed each month. Lyme disease is very difficult to diagnose, since only about half of all people who contract Lyme disease ever recall getting a tick bite or bullseye rash. Unfortunately, delays in treatment, even only a few days, can result in a lifetime [...]

By |2017-09-09T21:47:16-04:00September 9th, 2017|Dr. Morningstar, Dr. Strauchman, Lyme disease|0 Comments

Vitamin D Deficiency Causes B5 Deficiency

A new study published late last year has shown that a chronic deficiency of vitamin D can limit the production of B vitamins by our beneficial gut bacteria. More specifically, the researchers found that vitamin D deficiency caused a secondary pantothenic acid deficiency, known as vitamin B5. This B vitamin is important for normal production [...]

Prolotherapy Superior to Physical Therapy for Chronic Rotator Cuff Problems

shoulder prolotherapy Prolotherapy is an injection therapy where dextrose solution is introduced into a slow or non-healing injury site. This commonly includes the knee or shoulder. It has been a popular choice among Olympic athletes for decades. They often prefer it over more conventional surgical repair, which comes with extended recovery times. Although  [...]

By |2017-03-01T13:05:01-05:00February 20th, 2017|Dr. Strauchman|0 Comments

Don’t Say Breastfeeding is Natural…………What?!

An article written in the journal published by the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that physicians should avoid using the term 'natural' when talking to new moms about breastfeeding. The authors of the article write, "we are concerned about breastfeeding promotion that praises breastfeeding as the 'natural' way to feed infants. This messaging plays into [...]

By |2016-07-12T14:50:00-04:00July 12th, 2016|Dr. Morningstar, Food for Thought|0 Comments

PreFrontal Cortex Decay is the Death of You!

The Prefrontal Cortex in the human brain is that portion of the brain that makes us, us. It's what separates us from other animals. It's what allows us to contemplate the meaning of life. It allows us to weigh the benefits and risks of our choices, and even consider our own mortality. Through poor diet, [...]

Nutrients Can Change Genetic Expression

The latest trend in functional medicine is to test patients' genetics to help individualize treatment. Perhaps the most recognized example of this is the MTHFR test for methylation defects. Sites like MTHFR.net have helped to educate thousands of people on this. However, recent studies are also showing that the appropriate intake of nutrients can influence [...]

Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation Helps Patients with Lyme Disease

Chronic infections like Lyme disease are becoming epidemic in the US. According to the CDC, 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease are diagnosed each year. The struggle to find new effective therapies is a real one. Antibiotics often do not adequately kill or control the infection, with a significant negative impact on the digestive tract. [...]

Family Practice Services Now Available

For a few years we have been getting numerous requests from current and prospective patients to serve them or their families as their family practice doctor. However, due to the specialized nature of our current practice providers, including our medical director Dr. Megan Strauchman, we have been unable to accommodate these requests........... .........until now. Starting [...]

By |2016-06-01T15:45:24-04:00June 1st, 2016|Announcements, Doctors|0 Comments