1. Don’t Delay Your Chiropractic Care: Use CareCredit for Affordable Treatment Options

Are you worried about how to pay for the medical care you need to stay healthy? We understand that health care expenses can be a huge burden on your finances, and that’s why we are here to help. As a certified CareCredit office, we can offer you a convenient solution to your financial worries.

Care Credit, https://www.carecredit.com, is a patient care financing service that allows you to get the Chiropractic treatments you need, without worrying about the cost. We offer flexible financing options that can be tailored to your specific needs, with affordable payment plans that fit your budget.

At our office, we make it easy for you to apply for and get approved for your own Care Credit line of credit. We understand that health care expenses can be unexpected, and we want to make sure you can get the care you need without delay. Our knowledgeable staff can walk you through the application process and help you get approved quickly.

So, if you’re struggling to afford the Chiropractic care you need, don’t hesitate to contact us. With Care Credit, you can take control of your health and get the treatments you need, when you need them, without worrying about the cost.

How I Defeated Leaky Gut and Regained My Health – And You Can Too!

Hi, I’m Dr. Steven Dreyer, DC, FACO, a functional medicine doctor. I’m writing this blog post to share with you the amazing benefits of functional medicine in treating leaky gut, a condition that can lead to a range of health problems, including autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal disorders, brain disorders, unhealthy body weight, food intolerance, headaches, skin disorders, and joint pain.

As someone who has experienced leaky gut, I can attest to the incredible benefits of functional medicine. When I discovered that I had leaky gut, I was experiencing a range of symptoms that were affecting my daily life, including high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high heart rate, elevated cholesterol, excess body fat, poor cognition, poor sleep, joint pain, and depression.

Using functional blood tests, I was able to identify the presence of leaky gut and develop a personalized treatment plan that included dietary modification, food elimination of offending foods, and specialized nutraceutical products to facilitate gut repair. Within just a few weeks, I noticed a significant decrease in my symptoms. My blood pressure, blood sugar, and heart rate all normalized, my body fat decreased, my cognition and sleep improved, and my joint pain disappeared. I felt energized, motivated, and most importantly, healthier than I have in years. I feel much more youthful, even though I am no spring chicken.

There are many reasons for leaky gut including excessive use of antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medications, stress, poor diet, and habitual eating patterns. And surprisingly, leaky gut can exist in someone eating a healthy diet, including organic foods. By identifying these causes and treating the condition using functional medicine, we can help reverse the destructive process of leaky gut.

If you’re struggling with leaky gut, I urge you to consider functional medicine as a viable solution to your health problems. By taking a personalized approach to your treatment, and addressing the underlying causes of your condition, you can achieve a level of health and vitality that you may have never thought possible.

I encourage you to explore my website, http://www.stevendreyerdc.com to find out more.


What if you found cancer early enough to make a difference?

Have you heard of the Galleri Multi-Cancer Early Detection screening test by Grail Laboratory? This innovative test has the potential to revolutionize the way we detect cancer, improving our chances of successful treatment. Unlike traditional cancer screenings, which only screen for 5 types of cancer, Galleri can detect 50 different types of cancer with just a simple blood test.

Taking the Galleri test is easy and convenient. You can either visit a local laboratory for a quick blood sample or have a mobile phlebotomy service come to your home and draw the blood sample for you. The test kit will then be processed, giving you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you are being screened for 50 different types of cancer.

The Galleri test works by looking at the cell-free DNA that is generated by cancer cells. This means that the test can detect cancer in its earliest stages, when the survival rate is much higher. In fact, the survival rate dips to just 11% if cancer is not detected until stage 3 or 4. and 71% of cancer deaths are caused by cancers without recommended screenings. With Galleri, you can catch cancer early and start treatment as soon as possible.

So, if you’re looking to take control of your health, consider the Galleri cancer screening test. Early detection is key in fighting cancer, and with Galleri, you have a greater chance of catching it early and increasing your chances of a successful treatment outcome. Don’t wait until it’s too late, make the investment in your health today and consider the Galleri test. Whether you choose to visit a laboratory or have a mobile phlebotomy service come to your home, the process is simple and convenient, giving you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your health status.

Contact our office to set up your Galleri early cancer screening test today. Visit our website at www.stevendreyerdc.com for more information and to contact our office.  We encourage you to visit www.galleri.com/detect-with-a-test to learn more about this groundbreaking test.

Yours in Health,

Dr. Steven Dreyer – Chiropractic Orthopedist – Functional Medicine Practitioner

Custom Neutral Casted Foot Orthotics: The Solution for Better Posture and Joint Health

Biomechanical Analysis and Prescription Orthotics

The foundation of our body’s structure begins at the feet, and if this foundation is not properly aligned, it can lead to a chain reaction of joint problems throughout the body. This is where custom neutral casted foot orthotics come into play. These orthotics provide improved foundational foot and ankle positioning, which leads to better posture and improved joint function in the ankles, knees, hips, pelvis, and spine. This is due to the open kinetic chain effect, where a problem in one area of the body can affect other areas as well.

One of the biggest benefits of custom orthotics is that they are made specifically for your feet and your individual needs. Off-the-shelf generic orthotics simply do not provide the same level of support and customization. With custom orthotics, you can be sure that your feet are getting the proper alignment and support they need to prevent pain and injury.

Dr. Dreyer’s custom neutral casted foot orthotics are a perfect blend of firm control and soft accommodation. They have enough shape and firmness to make structural improvements, while also being comfortable enough to wear all day. These orthotics can be made for any type of shoe, making them the perfect solution for people who want to improve their posture and joint health.

People often search the internet for information about orthotics for conditions such as plantar fasciitis, flat feet, overpronation, knee pain, and back pain. With custom neutral casted foot orthotics, Dr. Dreyer has the answer for all of these common conditions. By providing proper foot and ankle alignment, these orthotics can help to alleviate pain and improve joint function, leading to a happier and healthier life. For more information about our practice, please check out our website at http://www.stevendreyerdc.com

Yours in Health

Dr. Steven Dreyer


Sitting is the new smoking and it’s killing us!

Sitting for extended periods of time has become a ubiquitous aspect of modern life, with many people spending 8 or more hours per day in a seated position. While this may seem comfortable, research has shown that excessive sitting can have negative effects on our health. One study found that individuals who sit for extended periods of time have an increased risk of all-cause mortality, even if they engage in regular physical activity. This suggests that simply exercising is not enough to counteract the negative effects of excessive sitting.

Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to mitigate the negative impact of sitting for extended periods of time. Chiropractic and massage therapy can help to address any tension or discomfort that may arise from sitting for long periods of time, and postural exercises can help to strengthen the muscles and improve posture. Improving ergonomic set-up in the home and office can also help to reduce the strain on the body, as can taking regular micro-breaks and stretching.

In conclusion, excessive sitting can have negative effects on our health, including increased all-cause mortality. To mitigate these effects, it is important to take steps to reduce the impact of prolonged sitting. This can include regular chiropractic and massage therapy, postural exercises, ergonomic improvements in the home and office, taking micro-breaks and stretching. By taking these steps, we can help to protect our health and maintain a comfortable and active lifestyle.

Thanks to Stockking at freepik.com for the photo.

BPA Free?

The phrase BPA free can now be spotted on an ever growing number of plastic water bottles. What’s all the fuss? Well to get you up to speed, BPA or Bisphenol-A was originally developed in the late 1930’s as a synthetic Estrogen.  It has been used in all sorts of unrelated ways since that time.  Most notably in the manufacture of plastic polycarbonate water bottles, where it adds durability to the plastic.  It is largly found in plastic bottles with a recycling code #7 on the bottom of the bottle. To find out which type of bottle you have, look for the  imprinted recycling triangle symbol located on the bottom of your plastic bottle. The number will be inside the triangle.  BPA has also been used in a myriad of other ways, such as the spray-in resin liner located in the inside of canned goods, and in dental sealants.  The problem is that BPA has been shown to leach out of the plastics when exposed to liquids and heat.  Certain named brands of canned Tuna and Chicken soups have tested very high for levels of BPA, when they were sampled.   This leaching of BPA into the food products or water that is being consumed by the public has an insidious effect on the endocrine system or hormone system.  This is due to the fact that BPA is classed as a hormone disruptor and creates imbalances in your body’s delicate hormone levels.   It has been implicated in recent research studies with increased male sexual dysfunction and changes in anatomical sexual traits in newborns.  In simple salivary hormone testing done in my office, we have found that increasing numbers of males are showing higher than normal levels of estrogen that could be liked in part to consumption of BPA from these types of plastic bottles and canned goods.  While we know that BPA isn’t the only cause of increased Estrogen in the body, it definitely merits a longer look. Many other countries in the world have removed it from use because of the known risks to public health. Even the oft-slow to react FDA, ran a multi-million dollar study in conjunction with the NIH to looks at the effects of BPA. The result was only a ban on it’s use in baby bottle and sippy cups.  At the same time, they published a long list of steps that you should take to minimize exposure to BPA in the mean time.  I believe that they are continuing to act in a business as usual approach and trying hard to juggle the difficult task of both allowing industry the time to find safer alternatives in a financially prudent way and to also appear proactive in the publics eye by studying  the risks of BPA.  Meanwhile, industry is leading the way and doing what they do best, chase the all mighty dollar. BPA is still in use today.  Fortunately, they started producing BPA free products, because that is what the public demanded.   Just remember that you have a say in what you put into your body and that “Choice Activism” works everytime you spend money you vote. Vote wisely.

Is your new beautiful bed, causing your back pain?

While a soft pillow-top mattress might vary well be the bed you fell in love with at the mattress store, it might also be the one causing your back pain.  When a mattress is too soft it will sag under the pressure of your body weight, leaving your spine to struggle to feel supported.  This saging causes a “hammocking” effect where the hips and rearend, as well as the abdominal region sag lower than the head and the feet.  The result effect is a progressive tightening of the paraspinal muscles of the back, in an attempt to straighten the spine.

When this happens, the paraspinal muscles or large muscles that run parallel to the spine become fatigued and began to ache.  This will cause you to toss and turn frequently during the night and quite often leaves you with the tell tale sign of the morning stiff back.

As a Chiropractor, one of the first couple questions I ask patients with low to mid-back pain is how firm their mattress is and do they awake feeling sore.  Another side effect of a soft mattress is poor sleep due to not only the pain but the need to wake up to turn the body from side to side on a soft mattress.  A firmer mattress will allow you to roll side to side naturally while in a deeper state of sleep and not make you wake up slightly to more consciously turn oneself from side to side.

Remember, when selecting a bed, go as firm as you dare and avoid the overlying cushy pillow top mattresses.  Happy Dreams!

Welcome to the Dreyer Health Connection Blog

Hi everyone! I am Dr. Dreyer, a local chiropractor in Newport Beach and I’m excited to announce that I will be actively blogging about a wide range of health-related topics. I have been serving the Orange County community for 36 years as a Chiropractic Orthopedist and I am eager to share my knowledge and expertise with all of you.

At Newport Spine and Sport, I offer a range of services including Chiropractic, Sports Medicine, Exercise Rehabilitation, Functional Medicine, Nutritional Consulting, Myofascial Release, Massage Therapy, Custom Foot Orthotics, and TMJ Disorders. These services are designed to help individuals achieve optimal health and wellness and I am dedicated to providing my patients with the highest quality of care.

Whether you are searching for a chiropractor near you or seeking relief from a specific condition, I am here to help. With my 36 years of experience as a Chiropractic Orthopedist, I have the expertise to assist you in reaching your health and wellness goals. So, if you are in the Newport Beach area, be sure to check out my blog for information on how chiropractic care and our other services can help you achieve a better quality of life and improve your overall health.