Posted tagged ‘colic’

…But wait! There’s more!

August 14, 2009

[originally published in KCN, February 2000]

visceral-but-wait-guyToday it is becoming more and more accepted by the health care community and public at large that chiropractors are great back doctors.  I would agree.  The scientific literature certainly supports our primary method of treatment for back pain, and more insurance companies are covering our services for it.  Considering our history of long uphill battles to gain “acceptance”  as a viable health care profession,  it is understandable that we might be drawn to settle into this “comfortable chair” of being labeled as back pain specialists.  But to do so would really be undermining the true potential that the art, science, and philosophy of chiropractic has to offer. (more…)

A Not So Silent Night

July 24, 2009

[originally published in KCN, January 2000]

colic-crying-baby-1The Christmas season has come and gone once again.  Memories have been made.  Good times have been shared.  And families have come together.  But alas, it’s time to pack away the decorations and lights.  Put away the Christmas CD’s, and eat that last Christmas cookie.  And as you hum the tunes of popular carols, and “Silent Night” comes to the forefront,  it might be surprising for you to realize that on average the parents of nearly 25% of our newborn population aren’t experiencing such a “silent night.”  Not during Christmas; not during anytime of the year for that matter.  Their babies are suffering from a frustrating condition of persistent crying many parents are well aware of — a condition known as colic. (more…)

Kids Need Chiropractic Too!

March 9, 2009

[originally published in KCN, July 1998]kids-need-chiropractic

As my daughter, Paige, enters into her eighth month of life,  it’s not uncommon for people to make a joking remark, here and there, that she has “wonderful posture” and “appears to be well adjusted” — of course that’s what you’d expect from a chiropractor’s child, right?   Then the same people will ask with a concerned look on their face, “You don’t really adjust her spine do you?”

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