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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Is Chiropractic Care Safe For Infants?

Chiropractic is safe for infants too!

Chiropractic Care For Infants

The first thing that most parents feel when they think of chiropractic for babies is fear: “Can that be dangerous for my baby?” parents ask.  What many parents forget is the degree of force and trauma that is often used during the birth process. Some studies suggest anywhere from 30-90 pounds of pressure can be used in a normal birth, and vacuum extraction and forceps can add additional stress.

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Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractic Adjustment utilizing the Impulse Adjusting Instrument.  This tool is used to create a gentle and painless chiropractic adjustment.

This patented and FDA registered device was specifically created to deliver gentle and precise chiropractic adjustments to the joints of the spine and extremities to relieve pain and restore function.  The Impulse Adjusting Instrument is controlled by micro-computer circuitry housed within the device that produces a controlled force that chiropractors can use to treat different areas of the body.

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Your Auto Accident Injury Might Be Hidden

The Hidden Injuries of Car Accidents
It all happens so fast.  You are sitting in your car at a red light and then WHAM!  You are rear ended by another vehicle. The sudden, unexpected accident that caused your whiplash injury may fade into memory, but the physical and psychological damage of whiplash can become chronic, severely affecting your quality of life.

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Learn What Insurance Companies ARE  NOT TELLING YOU!

Auto accident victims seldom know their rights and responsibilities. Without knowledge, they can end up frustrated, lost, and victimized.

Not only that, by the time an auto accident victim finds out he or she has been either misinformed or taken advantage of, it’s often too late.

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What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health.  Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, and pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.

Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment.

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Chiropractic Research for Treatment of Headaches

Headaches can range from annoying to debilitating and their cause can be benign or life threatening. The majority of headaches are benign and are caused by dehydration, muscle spasms, stress or vertebral misalignment.

It is important to know what type of headache you are suffering from prior to prescribing a type of treatment. If you are suffering from a dehydration headache, all the aspirin in the world won’t decrease your pain. Headaches can also be caused by serious conditions such as tumors; therefore you need to speak with a health care practitioner if your headaches last longer than a week.

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Chiropractic Care for Children

Parents will do just about anything in protecting their children’s health. We serve them nutritional and balanced meals, encourage exercise, insist on regular checkups with their pediatrician, and get routine dental and eye exams. However, some overlook a very important part of your child(s) health care and that is having regular spine checkups.

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How much WATER should I be drinking?

Did you know?

We all know that drinking water is essential to life, it makes up over 95% of brain and 82% of our blood, but most do not realize that water can be a critical factor in the way our body feels and its ability to heal.

  • An estimated seventy-five percent of Americans have mild, chronic dehydration.
  • Mild dehydration is also one of the most common causes of daytime fatigue and muscle stiffness/ soreness.

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Who should I see about my back pain, a chiropractor or an orthopedist?

Patients often ask if they can or should be seen by a chiropractor for the treatment of back pain. There have been a number of studies that show effective treatment of back pain by chiropractors. However, not all causes of back pain should be treated by a chiropractor. There are some conditions that should be identified and treated by an M.D. rather than a chiropractor.

Most cases of back pain can be effectively treated by a chiropractor. Chiropractors have been shown to be most effective at treating acute back pain. However, there are some conditions, potentially serious problems, which must be considered before initiating any treatment. Most of these conditions can be screened with a thorough history and physical examination.

The basic concepts of chiropractic care are as follows:

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