Dr. Dr. Stacey Francis, Chiropractor

Dr. Dr. Stacey Francis

Chiropractor | Nutrition

74 W Long Lake Rd Ste 100 Bloomfield Hills MI, 48304

About

Dr. Stacey Francis is a Chiropractor practicing in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Dr. Francis 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. Francis seeks to reduce pain and discomfort through manipulation and adjustment of the spine.

Education and Training

National College Chiropractic DC 1992

Board Certification

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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Dr. Dr. Stacey Francis
Dr. Dr. Stacey Francis's Expert Contributions
  • Can You Hear What I Hear?

    Have you ever had your ears congested to the point that it affects your hearing? A patient came in with upper back pain. As we were catching up he asked me multiple times to repeat what I had just said. I asked him if there were any other problems he was dealing with and he said, "No. Nothing except...

  • Eating Unhealthy Sometimes

    Like Corinne Crabtree says, "Sometimes I eat like an a**hole". Do you?I know what to eat to feel good, stay healthy, and have energy but I don't always do that. Sometimes, I will eat chips...in the basement...with crumbs flying...until I feel like I'm going to burst (knowing I'm going to feel like...

  • Kids Rock Natural Healthcare

    I love all my patients but the kids I love the most. Especially the ones that have learned to go to their parents to request my services.I have a high-level high school diver. He came in with back pain between his shoulder blades. When I muscle tested him we were clearly able to see that his back...

  • Do ankle sprains ever fully heal?

    They can, but there are a few things to consider. One, if the sprain was severe, your ligaments and tendons may have been stretched causing a long-lasting instability that may make you vulnerable to future injuries or instability. And two, if you have a tight calf muscle that is constantly pulling hard on the heel, that too will make you vulnerable to future injury. Seeing a chiropractic kinesiologist will help you identify imbalances and help you maintain function and appropriate flexibility and stability of the ankle. READ MORE

  • How long does it take to realign your spine?

    It depends on how severe the misalignment is and if you are correcting the behavior that contributed to it in the first place. I have some patients who are dentists. They typically get neck and upper back pain on the same side of their body. They choose to get relief from consistent and periodic chiropractic adjustments because they are always on the same side of the dentist chair rotated the same way day after day for years on end. READ MORE

  • Can a chiropractor really realign your spine?

    Chiropractors correct imbalances related to the spine and nervous system. Sometimes we call this realignment or correction of subluxations. READ MORE

  • How do you fix a stiff lower back?

    First, figure out your "why." Are you sitting too long? Are you sitting in surfaces that are too soft like recliners and cushy couches? Is your nutrition on point with healthy proteins, a variety of fresh vegetables, healthy fats with omega-3s and friendly fiber sources? After you corrected any issues from above, move your body. Walk, do yoga, bend and stretch. Use a foam roller. And, most importantly, get adjusted. As a chiropractic kinesiologist, I do muscle testing to determine imbalances and I correct those imbalances with chiropractic adjustments. They are safe, effective, and often give immediate results. READ MORE

  • How can I regain flexibility in my back?

    First, figure out your "why." Are you sitting too long? Are you sitting in surfaces that are too soft like recliners and cushy couches? Is your nutrition on point with healthy proteins, a variety of fresh vegetables, healthy fats with omega-3s and friendly fiber sources? After you corrected any issues from above, move your body. Walk, do yoga, bend and stretch. Use a foam roller. And, most importantly, get adjusted. As a chiropractic kinesiologist, I do muscle testing to determine imbalances and I correct those imbalances with chiropractic adjustments. They are safe, effective, and often give immediate results. READ MORE

  • Are backbends good for your spine?

    It depends on your spine. A healthy spine at your age can usually handle back bends just fine but there are some things to be aware of. If you are hypermobile (read, really good at yoga because you are basically a human pretzel) any movement into the extreme is not recommended. Your ligaments and tendons are already too stretched and you can make your joints unstable by stretching past the initial stretch point. If you have an increased lumbar lordosis (read, low back curve to your spine) backbends can cause the curve to become even more exaggerated. Not only can that set you up for low back pain but you will compensate throughout the spine causing damage there as well. If you have a decreased lumbar lordosis then getting into a back bend position may cause you pain and set you up for inflammation. I teach yoga therapists at Beaumont School for Yoga Therapists and we discuss what to watch out for when their students are going into the more advance positions. Reach out to one of them to guide you through your yoga practice or reach out to me to help you determine if you have any of the three conditions above. READ MORE

  • How do you know if back pain is muscular?

    One simple thing you can do is roll on a tennis ball or foam roller. If that helps it is most likely muscular. Getting evaluated by a chiropractic kinesiologist would help you determine definitively. READ MORE

  • What is the best treatment for lower back pain?

    Being evaluated and treated by a chiropractor is by far the best treatment for low back pain. They will determine whether a chiropractic adjustment is necessary. If it is, you could potentially walk away from the first adjustment with considerably less pain. READ MORE

  • Is heat or ice better for a pulled back muscle?

    The best thing for a pulled muscle is to be evaluated by a chiropractic kinesiologist. If the muscle has pulled so hard that it has rotated the bones it's attached to, the first thing you want to do is correct those misalignments. Then use ice for the next three days to control pain and inflammation. Heat may feel good on a sore muscle but as soon as you remove the heat the muscle can go into a rebound spasm and get tighter than it was before. So Chiropractic first then ice, rest, walk around or lie down. Avoid sitting for longer than 20 minutes at a time and only sit in a hard chair. READ MORE

  • How should I lay with lower back pain?

    At 15 years old you need to figure out why you have low back pain. Check your posture when you are sitting. Avoid slouching and cushy couches. See a chiropractic kinesiologist to help correct any misalignments and help you control the pain. Then you should sleep in the position most comfortable for you that doesn't cause an aggravation of the pain. Sleep is one of the best anti-inflammatories so utilize that by getting as much sleep as you can. READ MORE

  • Should you massage a pulled back muscle?

    Yes. You can massage a pulled back muscle but it would be more effective if you were evaluated and treated by a chiropractic kinesiologist first. If your back is tight because you have tight hamstrings and your hamstrings are pulling on your pelvis to the point of misalignment then massaging the muscle will only get you so far until you realign the pelvis. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Kinesiology, Functional MedicineMusculoskelatal issues, Fatigue, Gastrointestinal issues

Professional Memberships

  • Michigan Association of Chiropractors  

Teaching and speaking

  • Teacher of Anatomy and Biochemistry for Beaumont School for Yoga Therapists

Dr. Dr. Stacey Francis's Practice location

74 W Long Lake Rd Ste 100 -
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
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Get to know Chiropractor Dr. Stacey Francis, who serves patients in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

An experienced chiropractic kinesiologist and nutritional consultant, Dr. Francis is the Owner & Operator of Specific Wellness in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Having been practicing in the Detroit Metro area for the last 25 years, She believes that it is important to know how different foods and different movements affect our bodies.

Her areas of specialization include musculoskeletal conditions, gastrointestinal issues, as well as heart disease and diabetes prevention using functional medicine.

Watching her parents suffer through the symptoms and accumulating medications that came with diabetes and heart disease made a profound impact on the kind of physician Dr. Francis has become. Being a chiropractic kinesiologist, she uses muscle testing to determine and correct imbalances in the structural (bones/joints/muscles), nutritional and emotional systems of the body. In addition to that, her mission is to prevent diabetes and heart disease in her patients and their families. Better immune systems, less inflammatory disease and less cancer are added benefits of the holistic care she gives in her clinic. 

Academically, Dr. Francis holds a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University. She earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the National University of Health Sciences in 1992, and established Specific Wellness in 1999.

In addition to being in private practice, she teaches anatomy and endocrinology for the Beaumont School of Yoga Therapy, as well as teaches a variety of health-related classes to large and small groups in the metro Detroit area.

Chiropractic is a form of alternative medicine that mainly deals with the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. A chiropractor uses spinal adjustments, manipulation, and other techniques to manage patients’ health concerns, including neck pain, back pain, headaches, vertigo and a long list of other ailments and conditions. They aim to improve patients’ functionality and quality of life by properly aligning the body’s musculoskeletal structure and enabling the body to heal itself naturally, without the use of medication or surgery. 

A well known public speaker, Dr. Francis loves to share her passion for wellness and how to get there. She speaks on many health topics including heart health, bone health, immunity, weight loss, detox, and forgiveness. “I enjoy what I do and am constantly rewarded with the miracle of seeing the body heal itself” she stated.

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  • What Causes Middle Back Pain?

    Middle back pain, also known as upper back pain or thoracic back pain occurs anywhere between the bottom of the neck to the top of the lumbar spine, where the rib cage ends. The ribs are connected to the sternum (a narrow thickened plate in the center of the chest) and then wrap round the...

  • What Is Sciatica?

    What is sciatica?Lower back pain is a very common condition that is often incorrectly managed. Back pain is a challenge in itself since it demands medical support and is a leading source of social, psychological, and physical disabilities. The majority of back pains are self-limiting and simple,...

  • Do I Have a Pinched Nerve?

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  • What Causes Lower Back Pain?

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  • What Is Back Pain: Get The Facts

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