Traveling the Highway from Hell

by Caroline von Fluegge-Chen

Traveling the Highway from Hell

Fred is a fellow chiropractor. He has successfully built and sold several clinics. Excluding his family, he has kept his phobia of driving on the highway a secret. Twelve-years ago, while traveling on the stretch between Tucson and Phoenix, he experienced a major panic attack. It was as though a baseball bat had whacked him between the eyes. He could not breathe. He could not see. He was drenched in sweat. Coincidentally, this occurred a month before the birth of his eldest daughter. Panic of impending parenthood + highway driving = a phobia of traveling on interstates was formed.

For twelve years, he avoided all highways. Can you imagine how much time and energy it took to navigate back roads to every destination because 75, 85, 20, and 400 were the cause of complete mental and physical paralysis? Fred was not only embarrassed, he was sick of being imprisoned by his own mind.

After completing a full series of BrainCore Therapy neurofeedback sessions and chiropractic adjustments at Balance Atlanta, Fred has no trouble whatsoever driving on the highway. The phobia is gone. He is blown away. I told him, to stop questioning the intelligence of mind/body connection. I reminded him, as a fellow chiropractor, that I do not “cure” phobias. My only intention is to clear his nerve system of stress. The brain and the body will then communicate more effectively. Even as chiropractors, we forget to be in awe of what chiropractic can accomplish when the mind is clear.