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Monday, December 17, 2007

Children/Chiropractic Part2 

Learning to Walk

When children first begin to walk they take a few steps and bump; they fall over. Sometimes they fall and hit the furniture or a wall corner. Bumps and falls are a natural process of growing up. They DO NOT usually cause major spinal injury but what can occur is small micro trauma and malpositions that over time can affect the spine and central nervous system.

Children bump and jar their spine constantly in the first five years of life. Some of these effects may include damage of delicate nerve tissue, discs, blood vessels and other soft tissues may swell and become inflamed, bone spurs and abnormal bone growth may occur and various systems (immune, digestive, respiratory, etc) throughout the body may malfunction.

Pain or other obvious symptoms may not be present at the time yet optimal health and well-being have been compromised.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Children- Part 1 

Birth Trauma and Infant Spinal Stress

For many young parents, natural childbirth may mean that they had a drug-free vaginal delivery. The question to ask is if the birth was stress-free to you and the baby. Long labor or use of the suction cup ( vacuum extractor), forceps or any forceful long lever intervention ( Cesarean section or extensive pulling on your newborn's neck) may have caused undue stress to their delicate spine. Add to this improper lifting of the infant out of a car seat or during a diaper change, and the minor spinal trauma that affect the spine and nervous system which may result in the presence of vertebral subluxation ( when the spinal vertebrae lose normal motion or position).

Many parents report that when their infant was given a chiropractic adjustment, their quality of life improved, noting the reduction or complete resolution of common infant health issues such as colic, unexplained crying, poor appetite, reflux, earache, colds and allergic reactions.

Note: This series and blog is a discussion forum. The following excerpt is from To Your Health magazine. This blog should not be considered as medical advice of any kind.

Chiropractic does not promise to cure or heal any disease or condition with exception of allowing your body to work better. When this happens, sometimes your body will heal itself.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

World Spine Day 

With strong support from the World Health Organization (WHO). the Bone and Joint Decade (DJD), The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (COCSA), the World Federation of Chiropractic and numerous other organizations, doctors of chiropractic in the US and around the world are empowering patients and communities through Straighten Up educational outreaches. On October 16, the chiropractic profession celebrated World Spine Day/ National Spinal Health Day in collaboration with the Bone and Joint Decade. Doctors taught their patients and their communities simple, enjoyable exercises to improve their spinal health.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Chiropractic Historian Passes 

Joseph C. Keating Jr., PHD chiropractic historian passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2007, in Kansas City, Mo. He was 57 years old. He was vice president of the Association for the History of Chiropractic (AHC) and former President (1994-1995). He also served on the board of directors and as Vice President of the National Institute of Chiropractic Research (NICR), a nonprofit corporation involved in fund raising, grant making and conducting research within the field of chiropractic.

He held a PHD in clinical psychology and clinical research methods and a post doctorate residence in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He practiced in this regards for two years and as a clinical psychologist in California for 16 years.

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