Archive for the ‘pregnancy’ category

A More Comfortable Womb

August 9, 2013

Keri pregnant third trimester[originally published in KCN, April 2012]

Recently I took my very pregnant wife to see a chiropractor.

This statement seems simple enough and should make a world of sense, unless, the person making this statement is a chiropractor, himself.  That would be me.

I was in search of a chiropractor specializing in a method I knew very little about:  Webster Technique.  It’s interesting because many who think they have a familiarity with this style of chiropractic know it is a technique used to encourage babies in the later stages of pregnancy to turn from breech position.  The reality is the technique isn’t about that at all. (more…)

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Onions and Chiropractic

January 15, 2013

[originally published in KCN, April 2002]

OnionOnions and chiropractic?  A new culinary delight?  Perhaps. But the reality is that when most people finally show up in a chiropractor’s office their spine resembles an onion.  The symptom (usually pain) that eventually drives them to our offices is all too often an overt warning flag of a problem that has persisted for quite some time.  Like the layers of an onion, neglected spines are virtually layered with a history of stress and injuries — making the chiropractic experience akin to that of an archeological dig. What surprises a lot of people, is that the neck or back pain they’re experiencing as an adult, could have stemmed from the time they fell off the changing table as an infant, the fender bender Mom got into when they were a toddler, or the fall they took off their bike as a youth.  Or perhaps, they never had a fighting chance — perhaps their “onion” can be peeled back to an event we all share in common:  birth.

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Your Results May Vary

July 29, 2011

[originally published in KCN, August 2011]

After practicing nearly fifteen years, I am still honored and humbled when asked to adjust a newborn.  The other day I adjusted a three-day-old.

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Chiropractic and Conception

September 24, 2010

[originally published in KCN, October  2010]

“My husband and I are having difficulty conceiving… can chiropractic help?”

This is a question that I hear in my office from time to time, and my answer, I’m happy to say, is that it’s very possible!

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Pregnancy: A Topic Close to Home

November 25, 2008

Spinal Column Radio Chiropractic and Pregnancy Podcast[originally published in KCN, November 1997]

PregnancyWe’re at the “Any-Day-Now” stage.  My wife Keri and I are anxiously awaiting the birth of our first child.  We are excited and feel good knowing we have done everything within our power to prepare for a healthy baby:  eating good foods, exercising, getting regular chiropractic adjustments, attending our Bradley child birth classes, and avoiding alcohol, second-hand smoke, and  medications.

Unfortunately for many expectant mothers, the joy of impending birth is diminished by pain and discomfort.  And because the traditional medical remedies of pain relieving drugs are not advised , their 40 week term becomes more like a sentence rather than a time to cherish and enjoy.

Whoa!  Wait!  Back up a paragraph…regular chiropractic adjustments?  How can they help?

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