The Hidden Health Dangers of the Government Shutdown

The Hidden Health Dangers of the Government Shutdown

As a former federal employee, I know firsthand the stress of government work. As our wellness and chiropractic center is located in an area with many federal employees, I’ve worked closely with many of the federally employed as patients over the years. With the ongoing government shutdown, our center has seen a dramatic increase in health issues in federal workers, government contractors, and their family members.

Spine Strength Comes from Endurance Not Force

Prevent spine injuries at Enliven Chiropractic. A healthy back is build for endurance, not strength. To prevent injuries, a trained abdominal core is necessary. Dr. McGill is one of my favorite sources for spine and core training. I have studied his work for many years and appreciate the high quality research he is publishing.


If you need assistance in selecting core endurance and strengthening exercises needed for your body, please call me to schedule a time at 304-933-9355.

Enliven Chiropractic is conveniently located in downtown Bridgeport, WV. We are focused on reinvigorating your health through balancing the nervous, muscular and supporting systems.

Dr. James Leonette | Enliven Chiropractic | Bridgeport, WV

Help for Migraines without Drugs



Migraine headaches can be one of the most debilitating condition. The Migraine Research Foundation found:

  • Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. households includes someone with migraine.
  • Over 10% of the population - including children - suffers from migraine. That's more than diabetes and asthma combined!
  • About 18% of American women and 6% of men suffer from migraine.
  • Migraine tends to run in families. If one parent suffers from migraine, there is a 40% chance a child will suffer. If both parents suffer, the chance rises to 90%.

Attacks last 4-72 hours and can have a host of accompanying symptoms, including throbbing pain on one side of the head, visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, extreme sensitivity to sound, light, touch and smell, and tingling or numbness in the extremities or face.


A recent study published in Journal of Upper Cervical Research documents the effectiveness of correcting the position of a misaligned C1 vertebra in reducing migraines. The study, The Care of a Teenage Girl with Migraine Headaches with the Advanced Orthogonal Procedure: A Case Report, examined the effectiveness of Advanced Orthogonal, a technique I have extensively trained in during and after chiropractic college.

If you are having head issues, including migraines, Enliven Chiropractic may be your source to a better life. Schedule an acceptance interview with me to see if you are a good candidate for the Advanced Orthogonal technique.

Yours in health,

Dr. James Leonette

Enliven Chiropractic | Bridgeport, West Virginia | (304) 933-9355

Enliven Chiropractic is a state of the art chiropractic center in north central West Virginia dedicated to improving the health of entire families. We serve patients from Bridgeport, Clarksburg, Fairmont, Morgantown and beyond with a lighter touch. We love the complicated neurological cases, including fibromyalgia, sciatica, migraines, chronic headache and face pain. 

Alternative to Medical Treatment for Strengthening Your Immune System - Autoimmune Info

If you are reading this then there is a good chance this is the question running through your head "I have an autoimmune disease, what are my alternative options to medicine?"

Let me start with you are not alone. Many people have autoimmune disorders. It's scary when you have been diagnosed and then search Google and find out that according to many sources it is not curable. 

Having myself been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, I understand what you are going through. Its always frightful when you realize your body is attacking itself. A war is waging within you that you have no control over. 

Over the past few years, I have tried traditional medicine and abbreviated functional medicine protocols. Nothing seemed to work. Energy kept decreasing and autoimmune antibody titters kept rising. I was no longer able to tolerate any stress. Everything took effort. I knew something was seriously wrong. As my prescription for thryoid medication continued to increased, my symptoms stayed the same. There seemed to be a key component missing. 

I set out to understand the underlying issues and focused my attention on functional medicine training over the past few years. I began to understand my health. Through attending multiple conferences, studying with the best functional med doctors, research, research and more research, I believe I have found the most complete system for treating autoimmune disorders and will be bringing it to Enliven Chiropractic in early 2017. 

On the diagnosis side, we have partnered with the most advanced laboratories in the U.S. We have acquired sophisticated in-house testing equipment to measure biochemical imbalances, autonomic nervous system dysfunction and toxicities. On the treatment side, we have added state of the art equipment and identified the absolute best supplementation to restore your energetic and biochemical balance.  Restoring this balance will greatly aid in your body's ability to self heal. 

If you are ready to experience it for yourself, contact us today to schedule your holistic health evaluation appointment. This will be a separate and unique program from our chiropractic clinic and will require special scheduling. Please call us to discuss if you are a candidate. 304-933-9355.  To learn more visit our Holistic Healthcare Information.

 Our system is all about improving balance not treating specific diseases!







Do Eating Fats Make Me Fat?

Do eating fats make me fat? Does being fat really hurt my health?

These are two questions that I field daily as a holistic chiropractic physician.The answer may surprise you.

If you take a step back from the minutia of intricate body systems, you will see that that we are basically a soul and a meat suit controlled by the brain. So, lets talk about the meat suit known as your body. The majority of it is made up of fluids, proteins and fats. In fact, your brain weighs about 4 pounds and 3+ pounds of that is fat!

Question #1: Do Eating Fats make me Fat?

Fats may turn out to be one of the most important parts, so why do you want to avoid them in the your diet? A recent study examining 600,000 individuals shows that intake of fats is not harmful over the long term. I encourage you to check out this article and read one of my life changing books, Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter. In a nutshell, he recommend a natural gluten free diet, low in carbs and moderate intake of fats.

Question #2: Does Being Fat Really Hurt My Health?

For those trying to identify where they currently are on the spectrum of health in regards to obesity, I strongly suggest that your read The Obesity Paradox: When Thinner Means Sicker by Dr. Lavie. His years of research as a cardiologist indicates that having a BMI between 25-32 and being fit is more protective that being unfit and skinny. 

Question #3: How Do I Improve My Health?

These is a ton of confusing information out there. There are two basic things you can do.

  1. Reduce body stress. Improve your diet and get active.
  2. Reduce brain stress that leads to body stress.  Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to improve the brain waves and reduce stress.

Call me for a full health consultation at (304) 933-9355. I would love to help you understand and improve your body.

Dr. James Leonette

Enliven Chiropractic is located in Bridgeport, WV and is committed to reinvigorating your health through lighter force specific chiropractic adjustments, brain based wellness and holistic nutrition. 

Is Your Brain Broken? Improve Neuroplasticity

Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to establish new neural connections. The brain and body are constantly reorganizing themselves in order to achieve optimal state. Negative neuroplasticity causes brain fog and memory loss. Positive neuroplasticity improves cognitive function and the brain body connection.

Dr.Heidi Haavik has been researching the effects of chiropractic adjustment on improvement in neuroplasticity.  Her research is leading the way in documenting reduction in fall risk with chiropractic are and the effectiveness in improving brain function. Her work at New Zealand Chiropractic College is groundbreaking.

However, the most powerful methods to boost your brain function and healing is through chiropractic care.

Neck Pain -- We've Got You Covered

Neck pain is the single most symptom Many times neck pain from "sleeping wrong" is a sign that the body is in need of tune up. Long term low-grade injuries add up over time. Repetitive stress accumulates and your body will let you know that something is wrong. 

There are many structures in the neck that can contribute to neck pain including muscles, spinal bones, ligaments, tendons, blood vessels and nerves. Each of these structures has a unique pain pattern that can usually be determine from a thorough examination. Verification of spinal misalignment is usually confirmed with x-ray studies. 

Chiropractic works with neck pain by stimulating the brain and correcting your posture. Improved posture results in better bio-mechanics and less irritation of the affected tissues. There are a variety of techniques to accomplish this from light force instrument corrections to laser therapy to traditional manual adjustments. 

Call me at 304-933-9355 to see if we can get to the root of your neck pain. If not, I will gladly refer you to one of my medical colleagues. I'm looking forward to assisting you in returning to life without neck pain. 

-Dr. Leonette

Weak Immune System? Try Chiropractic

If you want to strengthen your immune system, look no further than to chiropractic. The health benefits go far beyond improving neck and back pain. A review of literature conducted by Dr. Cohn documents "...chiropractic adjustments may have a beneficial effect on the functioning of both the nervous and the immune system." The clinical results achieved with a good portion of my patient base support this as well. 

Better Nerve Flow + Better Immune System = Better Overall Health

If you have under consistent chiropractic care, its easy to understand the significant overall health benefits. If you are looking for an alternative to the traditional healthcare system and want true healing from the inside out, give chiropractic a shot. Masking symptoms only works for so long before your real health deteriorates.  

The doctors and staff at Enliven Chiropractic will ensure that you receive the best possible care to naturally boost your nervous and immune system.