Posted tagged ‘pregnancy’

The “Elvis Pelvis”

March 26, 2010

[originally published in KCN, April 2010]

Every chiropractor who has been in practice for some time has had a population of patients that did not respond as he would have expected.  Oh sure, many of them got relief from the chiropractic care provided, but it only lasted for a few hours — a day, tops.  And mind you, we’re not talking about the first few visits, but, rather, a well-established pattern.  Or the patient did well with the adjustments, only to have the back misalign again from a trivial event.  It’s been my experience that not every patient falls into the typical “restore-motion-to-stuck-spinal-joint-and-watch-patient-get-better” category.  Sometimes we chiropractors need to acknowledge that not every case of mechanical back pain is due to spinal joints being” stuck” or “locked” — instead, sometimes it’s just the opposite: the joints are too loose.

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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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