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FAMILIES, KIDS, PREGNANCY, AND WELLNESS
CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR CHILDREN
The first major trauma we go through is during the birthing process. There is an enormous amount of physical, and sometimes chemical and emotional stress put on both the baby and mother during the labor and delivery process. When handling a newborn infant, we know to support the head and neck, but why?
By supporting the head and neck you are supporting the lifeline between the brain and body. To put it into perspective, it only takes the weight of one dime on a nerve in order for it to lose its optimal function. Unfortunately, even a natural birth the infant will endure pounds of pressure while coming through the birthing canal.
Other possible causes of misalignments can be caused from physical traumas (big or small), chemical exposure (even poor quality food, water and pharmaceuticals) and lastly emotional components. We cannot escape these throughout life, however we can keep our nervous system and structure balanced inorder to allow the body to handle these stressors and heal.
Common problems that we see infants and children in our office are colic, reflux, constipation, bedwetting, ear infections, common colds, trouble breastfeeding, concentration issues, anxiety, non-verbal and headaches.
We approach pediatric chiropractic by using gentle, yet effective techniques in order to remove nerve pressure caused from birth or simply everyday life in order to allow your child to function well and heal quickly. The body is capable of healing from anything if given the right environment. If you have not yet had your infant or child checked by a pediatric, neurologically based chiropractic call our office to see how chiropractic can help your child.
The doctors on staff utilize the Webster Technique, which was developed to help balance the pelvis, allow for optimal fetal positioning, decreased labor times and create an ideal environment for labor and birth.
Studies show that consistent chiropractic care throughout pregnancy has helped women cope with low back pain, headaches, digestive issues, excess stress and cramping etc. Our doctors have guided many expecting mothers through their pregnancy journey making the experience as pleasant and pain-free as possible. The majority of pregnant women under chiropractic care during birth were able to avoid pain killers and studies showed they experienced a reduction of time in labor as well.
There are three main reasons subluxations can occur; physical, chemical and emotional stress. We are constantly burdened by these stressors on a daily basis, and to ensure results, we recommend having your nervous system checked frequently. Yes, we encourage you to have your nervous system checked. The adjustment is only necessary if imbalances are identified at the beginning of each visit.
As you may know, our nervous system controls and coordinates every function in the body. Needless to say our nervous systems are vital and it is essential to continue to have a chiropractor evaluate yours regularly to ensure optimal performance.
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Back pain can be caused by trauma, disease, and/or misalignments. Trauma is the most understandable as an injury can cause misalignments, inflammation, disc injuries, sprains, or strains. All of which stem from damage to the vertebral column.
There are also alternative ways that back pain can develop that include arthritis, issues with digestion, and poor health. Due to the many possible causes, experience and an understanding of the human body is key in solving the issue. Axiom Chiropractic is equipped to discover the underlying cause of your back pain and develop a course of care to help correct the issue.
DISC BULGES OR HERNIATIONS
There are different types of disc herniations, and they can occur in different areas of the spine. We like to compare the disc to a jelly donut. When the donut part deteriorates the jelly will leak out. This happens with the disc due to age, overuse or injury. Although dependent on the extent of your injury, the effects can be alleviated in many cases. Gonstead chiropractic care is a great option in healing disc bulges and herniations. We are often referred to as “Disc doctors.”
Subluxations result in abnormal wear and tear of the joint, abnormal musculature, decreased range of motion, decreased nerve function, and sometimes pain.
Our duty at Axiom Chiropractic is to locate these subluxations and correct them resulting in a restoration of proper nerve impulse.
An overload of these stressors keeps our body in a sympathetic, or “fight-or-flight” mode. In this stage, our bodies are constantly fighting and breaking down. Over time, this leads to various symptoms and diseases in the body. Our goal is to help balance the nervous system, to get you out of the “fight-or-flight” mode, and to help decrease the effects of stress.
HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES
Migraine attacks can cause significant pain for hours to days and can be so severe that the pain is disabling.
Warning symptoms known as aura may occur before or with the headache. These can include flashes of light, blind spots, or tingling on one side of the face or in your arm or leg.
Gonstead Chiropractic is non-invasive and has proven time and again to be successful in managing migraines, as well as other types of headaches.
Sciatica is caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve or any one of its roots. The pressure is most commonly from a subluxation, but can also be from a disc bulge, disc herniation, spinal stenosis, or degeneration.
Due to the low success rate of surgeries for sciatica, its surprising how many people elect to have this risky form of treatment. A study performed over a span of 5 years resulted in ineffective results for 85 of 100 patients. With only 15 experiencing suitable relief, it’s time for a new option. Fortunately, chiropractors can provide sciatica relief. It may require numerous sessions, but many practice members find relief rather quickly.
There is no exact cause, yet most of the time scoliosis stems from one vertebra being in the incorrect place. An imbalance is created as the spine muscles start to favor certain parts of the back. These imbalances and misalignments cause the spine to start to curve.
Scoliosis is most common in kids but can still arise in adults. As an adult starts to age, the vertebrae start to degenerate. If there is a lack of care, the degeneration process can speed up. This weakening of discs and vertebrae cause imbalances and misalignments that lead to scoliosis. If the curvature described is not treated the organs can also potentially be damaged.
A simple x-ray should be performed to determine what the best method of treatment should be. Here at Axiom Chiropractic we are experienced in diagnosing and managing scoliosis.
Are you dealing with a disc injury? At Axiom Chiropractic we practice the Gonstead Technique which was designed specifically to deal with correcting vertebral disc injuries.
The job of the disc is to allow movement between each vertebra as well as give the vertebral column a resilient structure.
The discs are pads between the vertebrae and consist of a spongy substance surrounded by fibers of cartilage. When there is misalignment of a vertebra, there is uneven pressure on the disc causing it to swell and protrude, often referred to as a slipped, herniated or ruptured disc. The condition of the disc is the key to the patient’s health problem in many cases.
If you’ve had the misfortune of being involved in a car accident it is essential to have your spine and nervous system evaluated, check out how we can help
Our doctors are trained to help alleviate carpal tunnel pain, shoulder pain, knee pain and ankle pain by detecting exactly where the cause of the issue is coming from and making not only spinal adjustments but extremity adjustments if necessary. If you’re repeatedly frustrated with extremity pain, give us a call to see how we can correct the problem and get you on the road to healing.
Vertigo has many triggers including migraines, poor blood flow to the head, frequent ear infections or injuries to the inner ear, and spinal misalignments.
The problem is typically caused by swelling of the inner ear. Dizziness occurs when changing positions due to constriction of the semicircular canal in the ear from a parasympathetic nerve involvement. You may also experience a sinking feeling or feel as if you’re going to black out.
Many patients find relief and recover from vertigo with a spinal adjustment to correct the nerve involvement.
Digestive problems are particularly common and affect 60 to 70 million people in the US. These problems occur if nerves that serve the digestive system malfunction and become irritated.
Chiropractic treatment is an excellent choice no matter what type of gastrointestinal issue you have, as it aims to relieve nerve irritation and restore proper function.
Don’t let digestive issues affect your quality of life. Chiropractic can help you control your symptoms and may even allow you to reduce your dependence on medications.
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