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Safina Ngandu

Chiropractor

Dr. Safina Ngandu is a Chiropractor practicing in Grand Rapids, MI. Dr. Ngandu specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with the neuromusculoskeletal system, while improving each patients functionality and quality of life. Conditions treated include sciatica, neck pain, and arthritis pain, among many others. Dr. Ngandu seeks to reduce pain and discomfort through manipulation and adjustment of the spine.
6 years Experience
Safina Ngandu
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Life University
  • Accepting new patients

Can a chiropractor help in treating migraines?

Yes, yes, yes a thousand times! Please go to the chiropractor and have them take X-rays and get you adjusted. Getting 14 migraines a month is not normal. It might be common for READ MORE
Yes, yes, yes a thousand times! Please go to the chiropractor and have them take X-rays and get you adjusted. Getting 14 migraines a month is not normal. It might be common for you, but not normal at all. Chiropractic care will help a lot.

After healing from a sprain, why do I still feel pressure in my ankle?

Did you ever rehab your ankle after the sprain? The pressure could be coming from imbalances in your joints. Once you injured the ankle, your knee and hip can also be affected. READ MORE
Did you ever rehab your ankle after the sprain? The pressure could be coming from imbalances in your joints. Once you injured the ankle, your knee and hip can also be affected. I would suggest ankle rehabilitation, or, if you are a Planet Fitness member, try to use their Total Body Enhancement (it is a vibration plate that helps with proprioception [knowing where your body is in space]).

Is sciatica pain a lifelong problem?

I would suggest to seek Chiropractic care in conjunction with Physical therapy. Both of those together will help. If the problem is taken care of, I do not believe it to be lifelong. READ MORE
I would suggest to seek Chiropractic care in conjunction with Physical therapy. Both of those together will help. If the problem is taken care of, I do not believe it to be lifelong.

My husband has a bone growth in his ankle. What should we do?

Schedule time with his healthcare provider further evaluation.

I have lipoma under my arms. Can a chiropractor help?

You need to schedule an appointment with your primary healthcare provider for them to determine if the lipoma is harmless or if any further testing is needed.

I have a frozen shoulder. What should I do?

Chiropractic and soft tissue therapy can help. We are located in Grand Rapids, MI.

Will a chiropractor be able to help me with my hip pain in the 5 month of my pregnancy?

Hello, Yes a chiropractor will be able to help you with the severe hip pain. Since you are pregnant the adjustment will help stabilize your pelvic and hips. I will definitely READ MORE
Hello,

Yes a chiropractor will be able to help you with the severe hip pain. Since you are pregnant the adjustment will help stabilize your pelvic and hips. I will definitely recommend chiropractic care during pregnancy. We are located in Grand Rapids, MI if you live the area.

I have a problem with my posture that is causing back pain. What should I do?

Hey, It is not too late to correct your posture. You can schedule time with your chiropractor to help with your posture and the back pain. Poor posture can cause a lot of problems READ MORE
Hey, It is not too late to correct your posture. You can schedule time with your chiropractor to help with your posture and the back pain. Poor posture can cause a lot of problems down the road. You need to take care of this and also the stress lifestyle. We are located in Grand Rapids, MI .

My ankle hurts even after I walk a mile. What could be the reason for this?

There is probably instability in the ankle. Or the instability is coming from your low back, or hips or knees which your ankle is taking a toll of it. Schedule time with us to READ MORE
There is probably instability in the ankle. Or the instability is coming from your low back, or hips or knees which your ankle is taking a toll of it. Schedule time with us to help correct the instability. We are located in Grand Rapids, MI.

I have swelling on my lower back that has come up all of a sudden. Should I be worried?

Schedule time with your primary care provider for further testings. Then start chiropractic care for optimum health. We are located in Grand Rapids, MI.

Is slipping of a rib common with age?

Schedule time with her primary provider for further evaluation.

How is a chiropractor different from a physical therapist?

Chiropractic goes beyond the muscles. Physical Therapy is also great but I know Chiropractic will get to the root cause of the reason why you are having this back pain. Both PT READ MORE
Chiropractic goes beyond the muscles. Physical Therapy is also great but I know Chiropractic will get to the root cause of the reason why you are having this back pain. Both PT and Chiropractic can co-manage your health and work together to get you amazing results. I will recommend to try chiropractic for your back pain.

Can a chiropractor help me with a pain in the back of my thigh?

Yes, Chiropractic can help to recover quicker and help balance your body and prevent injuries. Also stretch pre and post workout.

Can a chiropractor help my son with his posture?

Your pediatrician and the chiropractor can co-manage and help your son health. The chiropractor can help your son's nervous system to function at an optimum level and boost his READ MORE
Your pediatrician and the chiropractor can co-manage and help your son health. The chiropractor can help your son's nervous system to function at an optimum level and boost his immune system.

Are there exercises to manage gout pain?

I would recommend pay a visit to your primary healthcare provider and see if there is a way they can co-manage with a different provider to get you amazing results.

I had back surgery. Should I see a chiropractor or avoid it?

You need some sort of rehabilitation to re-educate the muscles around your spine. Chiropractic will not make anything worse, but speed up the healing process. Have them take x-rays READ MORE
You need some sort of rehabilitation to re-educate the muscles around your spine. Chiropractic will not make anything worse, but speed up the healing process. Have them take x-rays for your back and to see exactly how to help.

Very tight neck

Yes Chiropractic can help. You need someone to look beyond the muscles. Massages are great, but it is just working on the muscles. Chiropractic and massages combined together can READ MORE
Yes Chiropractic can help. You need someone to look beyond the muscles. Massages are great, but it is just working on the muscles. Chiropractic and massages combined together can definitely help.

Is it bad to suddenly stop chiropractic care?

Just like any healthy lifestyle that you have adopted, or brushing your teeth, you continue to practice that to avoid any issues in the future. Chiropractic takes care of your READ MORE
Just like any healthy lifestyle that you have adopted, or brushing your teeth, you continue to practice that to avoid any issues in the future. Chiropractic takes care of your spine and helps with any degeneration. You do not want to lose the progress that you have made for the past five years. Always invest in your health.

Can't turn head right after alignment

Hello. I don't know if your Doctor explained to you in the beginning that 50% of the time when you get adjusted you will feel better, 40% of the time you will feel no change, and READ MORE
Hello. I don't know if your Doctor explained to you in the beginning that 50% of the time when you get adjusted you will feel better, 40% of the time you will feel no change, and 10% of the time you will feel worse. The reason why is because when you get adjusted, the doc is moving your spine from where it is used to be, to where it is suppose to be. And in the process the muscles will pull the spine back. My advice is to let your doctor know how you reacted to the adjustment and see if he does any muscle work to help.

Do chiropractors offer free consultations?

I say yes, Chiropractic will definitely be beneficial to your overall health. Some office will do a complimentary consultation but any further testing you have to pay for it. We READ MORE
I say yes, Chiropractic will definitely be beneficial to your overall health. Some office will do a complimentary consultation but any further testing you have to pay for it. We offer complimentary consultation but we charge for the testing.