Office of SLC Chiropractor Dr. Bob SeilerSadly, trauma can occur in our lives through different ways. Here are some common types of trauma with it’s respective prevalence per the National Institute of Health and Mental Health:  Assault-38%; Serious car or motor vehicle crash-28%; Other serious accident or injury-14%; Fire, flood, earthquake, or other natural disaster-17%; Other shocking experience-43%; Diagnosed with a life threatening illness-5%; Learning about traumas to others-62%; Sudden unexpected death of close friend or relative-60%; Any trauma-90%.

Any of the above types of trauma can be experienced by an infant, child, teenager, adolescent, adult at any unexpected, unprepared, defenseless , sudden moment in life or maybe at home. When the trauma occurs it is usually stored somewhere in a person’s body. The body and mind have it’s own innate mechanisms of protecting the traumatized individual, which is a good thing – it helps survival. Trauma may express itself in a stiff neck, shoulder, tight jaws, pins and needles in a face, migraines, an acid-refluxed stomach, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, twitching nerves, muscle spasms, physical pain,  nightmares or any combination of the above, and those unmentioned.

But in Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk’s,M.D., book titled THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE – BRAIN, MIND, AND BODY IN THE HEALING OF TRAUMA, which has been on the N.Y. Times best selling list for time now discusses how the effects of trauma are stored in the body. Dr. Van Der Kolk also alludes to how “talking-psycho-therapeutic” professionals like Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Marriage & Family Counselors, Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Applied Physician Registered Nurses will continue to help people through “talking-therapies”, but at this juncture of history in healing methods of trauma Dr. Van Der Kolk recommends different “hands-on-therapy” professionals to be of great sources of healing for traumatized individuals~there’s a relationship to what is felt and stored in our body to what your mind thinks. Trauma recovery includes gently working on both body and mind integration to support healing.

Unfortunately, Dr. Van Der Kolk doesn’t specifically mention chiropractors in his book, perhaps because chiropractors or chiropractic physicians as we are professionally licensed now around the world, haven’t always been the most revered professionals in the eyes of the medical community — maybe because we are specialized physicians of the nervous system, who don’t prescribe medication or recommend surgery, however Dr. Bob supports medicative help for anyone, if it helps, because I believe that “different things can help different people” in their trauma recovery.

If the neuronal, wired circuitry of the nervous system of the traumatized individual needs some re-wiring, there is no better professional in my healing values to be that of a chiropractic physician, who rigorously over years studies the nervous system of the body, and learns how to place his or her hands on the traumatized individual, and more so if the chiropractic physician practices chiropractic, holistically, as Dr. Bob Seiler does of Holistic Chiropractic, Subtle Energy Medicine & Wellness in Salt Lake City, Utah. You may be open to experiencing Dr. Bob’s holistic approach. Please understand that how Dr. Bob practices holistic chiropractic will be different than who you are seeing now, or have experienced with trauma recovery.

If you are interested in scheduling a new patient session, please complete The New Patient Forms in the above tab. Reflect on the questions being asked, which will give you an inkling if you’d like to work together. Then you may schedule a new patient appointment with Dr. Bob by calling, or by leaving a confidential message at 801.230.0166, or you may email him at You may also read more about how Dr. Bob practices by going to