Letter of Success

Dr. Derrick Stanbrdge                                                                                                 December 17, 2018

Several years ago I had carpal tunnel surgery on both arms and it did not go well. The doctors found that the surgeries had traumatized my nervous system. It was decided that an implanted spinal cord stimulator was going to be the best treatment. It did help quite a bit but it also caused migraines so I didn’t use it.
The rod that was placed in my broken leg bent so I also have different leg lengths which causes leg, back, and hip pain. It was because of this issue I was sent to see you for a leg length measure to have a pair of shoes made that would even out my legs.
When I came in to discuss the results of the leg x-rays, you went above and beyond why I was there and asked why my fingers curled into my wrist and my arms curled up across my chest. I explained to you what the problem was and you asked if you could try something. I had tried everything else so I was all for it.
You want to try neck decompression. you thought it would probably take 2 appointments to show a difference. I did both appointments and after I got home, I realized I could put both arms out straight and hold both hands flat and it didn’t hurt!
I was so excited that when I came in for my next appointment, I held both arms out straight with both hands out flat toward you. “I have not been able to do this for over 20 years!”, I exclaimed.
I am so grateful that you made the decision to treat the whole patient and not treat only what I was there to see you for.
My arms are still straight and my hands are still flat. It has been 3 years! I will always be grateful that you went above and beyond.

Sincerely,  D.L.

Small Changes in your Lifestyle make Large Changes in the Quality of your Life

Everyone is striving to live a full and accomplished life; sometimes it can be hard to do so because of many different everyday challenges. You may struggle with sickness, pain, weight, sadness, or simply feeling good. The problems tend to range from all different types and sizes. When looking for a solution, it can be difficult to find answers that work for you. It’s important to know that you are not alone, and many have and feel the same challenges as you.
     Struggle with Chronic Pain
You might be struggling with chronic pain in your back, knees, shoulders, hands, head, feet, etc. and feel that there is nothing more you can do. There is the day to day changes, like the way you walk or get up in the morning that can help this pain. When we make small tweaks in our daily activity, it can make significant results. When you come into Health for Life, we don’t only get rid of the pain, but Dr. Derrick Stanbridge analyzes the problem to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
     Feeling Achy or have a Lack of Energy
There are people all around us who feel exhausted or fatigued on every day. Sometimes it is for a week, 2 weeks, a month, or more. There are many different possibilities that can be happening, but to start, we would recommend thinking about your diet. What are you eating? Is it food that benefits you? Is it filled with large amounts of salt or other preservatives? Cleaning up your eating can make a huge difference in your life. Try starting small. You can start watching how much you are eating from each food group. Almost everything can be good or okay if it is monitored in proportions. Sleeping helps you recharge for the next day. Sleeping too much or too little isn’t good for your body either. Look for that happy medium in your life. If you are having a hard time doing so, we can help you figure that out.
     Feeling Sad
Many of these small changes that I have mentioned can help you feel better from the inside out. When you eat healthier and sleep the right amount big changes can take place. Eating healthier and drinking water can truly make you happier and feel fresh. Your skin can feel better and your natural glow will shine brighter. If you are having a hard time sleeping, chiropractic adjustments can help. Chiropractic’s can help you sleep better so you can live more comfortably. Lastly, an easy way to start feeling happy and healthy is laughing. Laughing can be the best medicine. It releases good brain chemicals in the brain that can even relieve pain.
     Try it Out
Here at Health for Life Chiropractic we want you to live a happy, comfortable, and pain-free life. We challenge you to start making small and beneficial changes in your life. We want to hear your stories. Let us know what you have done or plan to do. Live the life you want. Come to the office and schedule an appointment.

High Dosage Laser Therapy (HDLT)

At Health for Life Chiropractic we have many people that come into our office daily with common or uncommon pains and symptoms in all different places of their body. High Dosage Laser Therapy (HDLT) is a technique that we use frequently and highly recommend. HDLT has consistently helped numerous amounts of people.
Every day many people walk around feeling pain, stuck in the same old cycle of getting injections, taking pills, or yet another surgery. Some have not had surgery yet, but simply feel as though they have no other choice. Others go many times a year to get injections that are only causing more problems beneath the surface. The injections relief from pain and decreasing of inflammation is only temporary, but again, they feel they have no other choice. Health for Life Chiropractic is here to assist you and give you another choice, a better alternative, High Dosage Laser Therapy.
HDLT is different from Cold Laser Therapy (Low-Level Laser Therapy/ LLLT). Other then the warm sensation and the results typically being faster, HDLT penetrates its laser deep under the skin in order to reach tissue and damaged cells. It can help decrease inflammation, accelerates cell growth and tissue repair, minimize or get rid of pain, improves the vascular activity, and promotes healing.
We have many patients that come in with lower back pain and have started the HDLT plan. They have reported significant changes in their pain level and have since recommended HDLT to many others. The laser has helped patients heal from their neck, down their spine, shoulders down to their hands, and their hips down to their feet. If you are considering High Dosage Laser Therapy and have more questions, call our office!

Considering Chiropractic Care After Your Car Accident

It always happens unexpectedly.  You’re driving down the freeway, passing through a busy intersection, or slowing down at a stop sign.  Suddenly, there’s a roaring smash, the sound of metal barreling and crashing into metal.  Simultaneously, an instant jerk forward, a rush of pain as your body pushes forcefully against your seat belt.  Then, as quickly as it began, the experience is over. Car accidents happen in the blink of an eye.  It only takes one person not paying attention for an unanticipated rush of devastation.

The effects of a car accident can last for weeks, months, and even years afterward.  Depending on the severity, there is a range of both injuries and property damage that can result, from a minor fender bender to a serious rollover accident.  Any accident is destructive.  It complicates your life in unexpected ways.  An accident can be a severe inconvenience.  The accident can require lengthy phone calls with the insurance company, missed work, and the time to heal from injuries.

Someone who has been involved in a serious accident can be benefited by chiropractic care. Car accidents frequently result in a common variety of injuries.  For example, more typical car accident injuries often involve back and neck injuries.  These injuries result from the stress placed on the neck and spine from the jolting motions of the body being pressed against the seat belt or the thrust of the victim’s back being slammed against the seat of the vehicle.

Chiropractic care can be a helpful treatment for relieving back and neck pain.  Chiropractors will often use spinal adjustment to improve symptoms of strain.  The overall goal of chiropractic treatment is to increase overall function and movement in the joint and relax injured muscles.  Studies have demonstrated that chiropractic care can be a safe and effective treatment for back pain, as well as neck pain.  Some chiropractors have additional certification in physical rehabilitation, exercise, and massage therapy.

Chiropractic care can also be a less costly form of treatment.  Following an accident, many victims struggle with financial burdens. These burdens often stem from property damage, lost wages, and medical treatment.  Studies have shown that chiropractic care can cut health care costs.  This less expensive form of treatment can be a great alternative to other expensive treatments with similar levels of satisfaction.

If you’ve been injured in an accident and are considering treatment options, chiropractic care should always be on your list.  It can effectively treat many of the typical injuries following an injury.  Similarly, chiropractic treatment is a less expensive form of treatment.

-This blog post was written by The Advocates.


Health For Life’s Annual Holiday Food Drive Coming Next Week!

This is a reminder that we are doing our annual Holiday Food Drive starting December 7th – 23rd! If you bring in a non-perishable food item in between those date we will either waive one copay or give you 50% off a self pay price! Your food contributions will go towards the Catholic Community Services Center in Ogden, which serves families in need in our surrounding area. Because of the popularity of this deal we suggest you call our office to reserve an appointed time, appointments are on a first come first serve basis. To set up an appointment or for any questions please contact our office at 801.475.6800.

We look forward to seeing you!

Keep Your Kids Healthy When Going Back to School.

Yesterday as I was going to the store I saw aisles lined with pencils, paper, rulers, and erasers. Yup, it’s that time of year again, time for back to school! As you are getting your children new school supplies for the new school year it is also important to get your child’s health ready for the new school year too.  Did you know that a major cause of child back pain and poor posture is due to a badly made & worn backpack, as well as carrying too much weight in their backpack? It is recommended that children carry no more than 10-15% of their body weight in their backpack (so if your child weights 80 pounds, they should carry around only 8 pounds in their backpack).

Here are some things to look for when purchasing a backpack for your child (taken from True Health Family Chiropractic)

  • Two wide shoulder straps (that are worn on both shoulders, none of this wearing on one shoulder business)
  • A padded back.
  • A waist belt (worn across the waist)
  • Multiple compartments.
  • Have contents evenly distributed (make good use of those compartments).

It is also important to make sure your children have proper shoes for school. Fads will come and go, but its not worth it to have back, knee, and hip pain in order to stay on trend. Make sure you buy shoes that properly fit (if possible buy a shoe that your child can grow into as the year goes on).  A poorly supported shoe can cause more than just your foot to go out of alignment, it can make you shift your body weight (in order to compensate for a poorly supported shoe) putting extra pressure on your knees, hips, and low back.

And of course, make sure your child is up-to-date with their adjustments. Having a properly aligned spine can not only help your child feel great, but it will help boost their immunity, improve nerve function, keep their body balanced and functioning properly. Especially for kids during a growth spurt, and adjustment can help keep their bodies functioning at their best, allowing them to concentrate on their schooling.


Information from True Health Family Chiropractic can be found at http://www.truehealthct.com/2012/back-school-health-essentials/


We want to send out a big thank you to all of those who helped contribute to our Holiday Food Drive. We were able to donate 218.5 pounds of food, as well as bags and bags full of baby formula, diapers, wipes, and personal hygiene products! Our patients are the best!!

Massage Special

You know we all have it…..that ONE person on our shopping list who is IMPOSSIBLE to shop for! We run around the stores trying to find that one thing that they want. Well I have some good news, you don’t need to look any further, we have what everybody has on their wish lists….massages. And until the end of the month we are running a special on our massages, you can buy 3 hours worth of massage for $135. That’s right! Only $135. And the best part is that you can split up those 3 hours however you’d like. So you could do 3 hour massages, one hour and 4 half hour massages, and so on. Contact our office today to order and schedule your massages!


Food Drive is HERE!

Today is the day!! Starting today and going until December 22, 2014 we will be doing our annual Holiday Food Drive! We are doing so many fun stuff you won’t believe it! If you bring in a non-perishable food item, or anything off of our “wish list” we will either waive your copay or give you 50% off a self pay visit! In addition we have drawings, food, and much more! Call us today to set up your appointment!

Check out this link for more information on our wish list, food drive wish list