Difficult Cases is a specialty created by Dr. Caroline and exclusive to Balance Atlanta. Nowhere in the world will you find this extraordinary approach to healing where physical structure, brain health, organ and gland function are combined into one package.

The degree of commitment and urgency of both the client and Dr. Caroline are taken to a new level because lives on are the line – literally. It is a recognition that there are no short term solutions to chronic problems.

When the emotional toll has reached rock bottom and fueled by frustration, these practice members are not ready to give up. It is time to take action.

Originally, most clients came to Balance Atlanta for reasons typically associated with chiropractic care. Yet in nearly 20-years of reading between the lines of health history forms, Dr. Caroline became acutely aware that practice members are fighting battles of extreme stress despite the positive image they project on the exterior.

The number of prescription drugs consumed, exhaustion, strained family dynamics, and palpable chemical, emotional and physical imbalances evident in a taxed nervous system support this observation. Chronic stress is grinding away at the happiness of our community one person at a time. This occurs slowly and silently over time until crises erupt.

With those in the difficult cases niche, the veneer of polite formality is dropped (oh yes…I’m fine…everything is great…) and the truth is told eventually: roommate marriages; impending divorces; loneliness and lack of purpose; teens who are exhibiting troublesome behavior; addictions and compulsions; family members with special needs; pressure cooker careers; being sandwiched between caring for children and aging parents; debilitating effects of disease or injury; meeting the academic, social and material expectations of society.

While these practice members have been perfectly successful in many areas, there is still something missing – mental and physical well-being. They’ve been to a myriad of faceless doctors, no one has helped – or even really cared. Thousands of dollars have already been spent on supplements, but it seems more like an expensive guessing game at this point. Prescription drugs, advertised with a frightening side effects, are not a viable solution for those who seek to correct, not mask, the problem. An integrated perspective with the best of both allopathic and holistic health care is the solution.

As one patient said, “Dr. Caroline is the kind of doctor you actually WANT to go to.” Where else can you find a doctor who becomes a trusted advisor – one who listens and does not judge; a person who looks at the whole person – not just a symptom, sickness, insurance code, or dog-eared case file; a scientist who seeks to find the cause of the issue with objective measures; a caring mentor who shines the light on possibility with practical solutions; and someone who, even in your darkest moments, will lift you up with kindness, commitment, wisdom, and humor?

This niche and the associated treatment programs were developed out of necessity. Caring for people in the difficult cases category fills a significant gap where our current health system has failed individuals of all ages who are in very challenging situations.

The plan of action is unique to each person…

…a custom approach that may include any of the services offered at Balance Atlanta including chiropractic, lab testing, functional medicine, BrainCore Therapy, nutrition and lifestyle consulting, stress management techniques, one-on-one experiential trips with Dr. Caroline outside of the office, and more.

No single case is alike, therefore the impersonal cookie-cutter style of conventional allopathic care does not exist at Balance Atlanta.

  • Americans are the biggest consumer of weight loss products(80%) in the world, yet still lead the world in obesity and unhealthy lifestyle.
  • The percentage of American children and adolescents who are considered overweight or obese has tripled since 1970.
  • More than 70%of adults across the United States are already being diagnosed with a chronic disease and more than 75% of the nation’s healthcare cost being spent on managing and treating these conditions.
  • Several chronic condition scan be controlled and avoided with healthy lifestyle and exercise, including: cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, infertility, hypertension, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, depression, anxiety, stress, and many more.
  • The treatment of the seven most common chronic diseases, coupled with productivity losses, costs the U.S. economy more than $1 trillion dollars annually.
  • Columbia University researchers project that there will be $48 – $66 billion added to current health care costs each year between now and 2030.
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women in the US.
  • 4% of adolescents will develop significant symptoms of serious depression each year in the United States. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among children and young adults aged 10 to 24.
  • Each day in our nation there are an average of over 5,400 attempts by young people grades 7-12. Four out of Five teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs
  • In 2016, an estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and 595,690 people will die from the disease.
  • National expenditures for cancer care in the United States totaled nearly $125 billion in 2010 and could reach $156 billion in 2020.
  • Approximately 12 million women in the United States experience clinical depression each year.
  • 10-15% of all Americans suffer from some type of serious eating disorder.
  • Seventy-seven percent of individuals with eating disorders report that the illness can last anywhere from one to 15 years or even longer in some cases. It is estimated that approximately six percent of serious cases die. For many others, there are long-term, irreversible consequences which can affect one’s physical and emotional health. Up to now, only 50% all people with this devastating disease report being cured.