Willoughby Chiropractic Center

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Q & A with Dr. Patrick McLaughlin 08-22-2012

Q: What got you into this specific medical field?
A: Football neck injury while playing for Mount Union College.
Q: What landed you in your city, and what is it that you like about the neighborhood?
A: Willoughby is where I grew up. I went to Immaculate Conception grade school and played football for the school and baseball for the city.
Q: Where did you receive your undergraduate and professional degrees, and did you participate in any residencies?
A: I went to Mount Union College, Akron... read more

Allergies 05-12-2014

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin

Allergies are not a disease. They are a state of body malfunction where your body's immune system becomes overactive/hypersensitive to your environment. Give your immune system natural support! From my experience most of my patients get very good results by taking a combination of Allerplex and Antronex from Standard Process Inc. Allerplex acts as a natural antihistamine while Antronex increases blood flow to liver to remove the antigen/allergen. Many chronic allergy sufferers find that they... read more

Did You Hear? 09-19-2013

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin
Here's how it all started as told by our founder Dr. D.D. Palmer in September of 
"Harvey Lillard, a janitor, in the Ryan Block, where I had my office, had been 
so deaf for 17 years that he could not hear the racket of a wagon on the street 
or the ticking of a watch.  I made inquiry as to the cause of his deafness and 
was informed that when he was exerting himself in a cramped, stooping position, 
he felt something give way in his back and immediately became deaf.

An examination showed a... read more

Subluxations Don't Take Vacations 09-04-2013

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin
Toes in the sand, not a cloud in the sky, 75 degree water temps. Vacations are the perfect time to decompress, spend precious time with family and friends and reconnect with your soul. What could possibly stress your body?

How about ten days of sleep on a mushy mattress?  Or two hours of novice water skiing / body dragging lessons. Not to mention the bottomless Mojito’s and obligatory trips to the dessert buffet... and don’t forget nursing that nasty sunburn from day three... read more

Spark and Alignment 08-28-2013

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin
Can a car with bad alignment still be driven? Yes – but it will never steer to its potential. How about one running on 5 cylinders instead of 6? Yes, it too can get you from point A to point B – but it will never accelerate to its potential.

In an effort to squeeze every bit of performance out of a car, you can try using higher octane gas, putting on expensive tires and or replacing your brake pads, but if that car’s alignment and ‘spark’ are compromised, it’ll never... read more

All in the Same Boat 08-16-2013

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin
Every day, people around the world thank their Chiropractors for giving them their health and their Lives back. It’s common to hear patients say 'doc, you really did a great job…' and 'doc, you helped me when no one else could.' But the truth is… we can't take all the credit for it.
While medicine gives most of the credit for healing to the physician or the drug, Chiropractors see it as a team effort with four key players – the Chiropractor who clears interference from the nerve system, the... read more

10 Worst Children's Cereals 08-15-2013

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin
10 Worst Children's Cereals (based on percent sugar by weight):
1. Kellogg's Honey Smacks 55.6%
2. Post Golden Crisp 51.9%
3. Kellogg's Froot Loops Marshmallow 48.3%
4. Quaker Oats Cap'n Crunch's OOPS! All Berries 46.9%
5. Quaker Oats Cap'n Crunch Original 44.4%
6. Quaker Oats Oh!s 44.4%
7. Kellogg's Smorz 43.3%
8. Kellogg's Apple Jacks 42.9%
9. Quaker Oats Cap'n Crunch's Crunch Berries 42.3%
10. Kellogg's Froot Loops Original 41.4%

10 Best Breakfast Foods 08-14-2013

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin
1. Eggs (Do not overcook yolk. Will breakdown healthy proteins.)
2. Greek Yogurt (Fantastic source of probiotics that aid digestion)
3. Oatmeal (NOT the oatmeal in flavored packets)
4. Grapefruit (Organic of course)
5. Flax seeds (Great source of essential fatty acids)
6. Blueberries (Organic)
7. Green Tea (Anti-inflammatory, high level of antioxidants)
8. Kiwi (rich in potassium and copper and contains more fiber per ounce than a banana, which makes it a good aid to digestion)
9. Green Smoothie (try... read more

Yoga's Nice, But... 07-08-2013

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin
It's not the same as Chiropractic. Yoga comprises a Hindu system of stretches, poses and exercises to enhance mind / body control. It’s great for improving your coordination and core muscle strength.
Chiropractic, on the other hand, is based on a universal principle that the adaptive and recuperative functions of the body are compromised when spinal vertebrae misalign and create nerve interference (subluxation). Specific re-alignment of these vertebrae (adjustment) is performed by a Chiropractor... read more

Cholesterol Lowering Diet 06-20-2013

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin
There is now ample evidence to confirm that reducing your total blood cholesterol to levels below 200 and raising the level of HDL will significantly reduce your risk of heart disease. The following dietary and... natural medicine program will introduce you to a healthy eating lifestyle that will help accomplish these goals.
What to do 
Add Fiber To Your Diet: 
Aim for 2/3 cup oat bran cereal per day; either 1/3 cup oat bran and 2 oat bran muffins per day or 4 oat bran muffins. You must also drink 8... read more

General Diet Recommendations 06-06-2013

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin


Clean, filtered water, green tea

Whole foods

Vegetables (increase raw to tolerance)(organic preferred)

Fruits (organic preferred)

Juicing (mostly vegetables)

Clean lean meats (natural/organic as possible)

Moderate amount of whole grains

Legumes (beans) in moderate amounts

Omega 3 oils (fish, wild game)

Small amounts of fish (avoid farmed fish) (eat large amounts if mercury free)

Fiber (use a variety, different types help in different ways)

Nuts and seeds in moderate amounts (No hydrogenated... read more

Molding Back to Normal 06-06-2013

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin
One of the most important benefits of Chiropractic care is the restoration of normal alignment and mechanics to your spine. But getting the shape back to where it should be takes time and effort... especially if your spine is tight and rigid to begin with.
If you’ve ever worked with a fresh block of modeling clay, you know how tough it can be to mold right from the start. You have to work with it – kneading and loosening it until it becomes pliable. The more you work with it, the more... read more

Which Pothole Did It? 04-15-2013

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin


It’s a common question Chiropractic patients have... "Hey doc, what do you think did it to me this time? Is it the way I'm sleeping, or maybe the stress at work?" To tell you the truth, without 24/7 video surveillance of your every move, it’s difficult to tell.

Trying to determine what specific activity created your Subluxations is like trying to figure out which pothole in the road knocked your car out of alignment. They all contribute to it. And driving in fear – worrying about every... read more

Healing Chronic Shoulder Pain 03-29-2013

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin


Chronic shoulder pain | Dr. Patrick McLaughlinAs we get older, years and decades of mechanical stress may lead to deterioration of joints, ligaments, and tendons. This degenerative process, commonly known as arthritis, primarily affects weight-bearing joints such as the hips and knees and those found in the lumbar spine. The shoulder, too, is especially prone to undergo arthritic changes owing to its extreme mobility. The extensive range of motion at the shoulder is built-in to the design of this structure, but the tradeoff is instability... read more

Checking Your Eggs... 03-25-2013

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin


How many times have you had a minor fender-bender, or a slip on the ice and never gave it a second thought? Maybe your ego was bruised, but you didn't notice any outward signs of injury. 

What happened to you on the inside could be a different story. 

After a trauma, things may appear fine on the outside, but it doesn't mean they're OK on the inside. That's why we open egg cartons and check the contents for hidden damage before we buy them. The same goes for your spine after any jolt. What may seem... read more

Chiropractic Colored Glasses 03-18-2013

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin


What does the world look like through Chiropractic colored glasses? Does your health shine brighter… are your relationships with friends and family more in focus… is your job performance sharper and crisper? 
You 'see' everything through your nerve system – how you feel, how you interact with the people around you, how you perform at home or at work. When your nerves are stressed, the line between barely existing and fully living is blurred. However, the more clear your nerve system, the... read more

Harvard Got it Right... 02-28-2013

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin


At first glance you'd think a Chiropractor was responsible for these words. But they were actually written by a Harvard medical school instructor in the late 1800's. While this belief is trivialized by the medical and pharmaceutical community today, it remains the core foundation of the practice of Chiropractic. 
Chiropractors humbly acknowledge that "the ONLY thing that can heal the body is the Power that created it.” The wisdom Dr. Cabot refers to in his quote is called Innate... read more

Keeping Your Pathways Clear... 02-20-2013

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin


Safe driving is best accomplished when the roadways are clear. When they become congested (as in the case of the past Northeast blizzard) travel is impossible until someone opens them. The same can be said for the role of your Chiropractor. 
You want to drive from point A to point B = LIVE 
The roads are clogged with snow = SUBLUXATED Nerve System 
The plow guy plows it clear = Chiropractic ADJUSTMENT 
You can go back to driving as usual = LIVING 
In the end, the plow guy isn't going to drive you from... read more

The Part We Love the Most... 02-11-2013

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin


There’s a lot to love about Chiropractic -- the science of nerve system function, the art of adjusting spines back into proper alignment. But the best part is the Principle that supports it all. Physicians address body parts, psychologists analyze thoughts and clergy tend to matters of the spirit. But no one profession addresses all three -- your physical health, mental health and spiritual health like Chiropractic. When Chiropractors clear your nerve system with an adjustment, not only... read more

Chiropractic is Nutrition for the Brain 02-09-2013

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin



"90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by the movement of the spine."
-Dr. Roger Sperry Quote

Einstein Got it Right... 01-28-2013

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin



One of Albert Einstein's famous quotes is "Nothing happens until something moves. When something vibrates, the electrons of the entire universe resonate with it. Everything is connected.”

Motion is life... lack of motion is death. It’s a foundational reason why Chiropractors adjust spines - to restore normal motion to joints, mental impulse transmission through nerves and subsequently, Life throughout your entire body. When you become 'connected,' the Life inside you resonates positively to... read more

When You're Out of Tune 01-22-2013

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin
You can't sleep, your energy levels are low and you're finding it harder to make it through your day. The specialists insist there's nothing wrong, but you innately feel like something's out of tune. Maybe it's time to call the Chiropractor.
D.D. Palmer, the Father of Chiropractic, recognized that repetitive physical, chemical and emotional stress can alter the normal 'tone' within a person's Nerve System (a.k.a. Subluxation).
... This persistent irritation can lead to poor physical, mental and... read more

Hanging with the RIGHT Crowd 01-14-2013

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin


You've probably set goals to improve your lifestyle and get your health on track in 2013. The question is, are you hanging out with the right people to succeed?
There's a saying that goes 'if you want to be happy, hang out with happy people.' The same can be said for being HEALTHY. Ever notice the people who hang out at the Chiropractor's office? They're generally health conscious and excited about Life. Most of them didn't start off that way. At some point they decided to maintain their spines... read more

Why do a purification? Why detox? 01-09-2013

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin


Purification detox workshop | Dr. Patrick McLaughlin | Chiropractor Willoughby OH


Just imagine your body is a factory that is working 24 hours a day 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It needs a break! It needs help to clear out the mess, to sweep out the factory, to clean up the "machinery..." That is what the Purification Program does. Clear out toxins and improve the function of your organs so they can do a better job for you the rest of the year. Some of the results you will see include: decrease blood pressure, decrease cholesterol, weight loss, increase energy... read more

Your Mentor/Willoughby Chiropractic Health Tip 01-03-2013

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin