Chiropractic Articles

Adjusting to a New Life

Parents often ask why a newborn baby should be checked by a chiropractor. Adjustments help alleviate spinal subluxations (misalignments of the vertebrae) caused by intrauterine constraint, abnormal positioning in the uterus, and spinal distress...

Also labeled: Issue #24

Chiropractic and Ear Infections: What We Offer Makes a Difference

Many parents bring their children into our office asking us to treat their ear infections. My first response is that the purpose of chiropractic care is not the treatment of conditions or diseases; rather, it is the restoration of normal body...

Chiropractic Care of Children with Colic

In December 2008, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the National Health Statistics Report on the complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by adults and children in the United States for 2007. The authors—Patricia B...

Growing Healthy Kids: Calming the Cry of Colic

The elusive infant condition called colic has perplexed parents and healthcare professionals alike for many years. The seemingly endless crying spells and sleep loss lead to stress and anxiety for all. Each baby is unique and is affected by a...

How We Are Making Our Children Sick

The purpose of the immune system is to allow us to live in harmony with our environment. In fact, most of the trillions of foreign cells present within our body coexist peacefully, and in some cases even contribute to our health and well-being. In...

Baby Crawling: How Important It Really Is

There is nobody in the world as busy as a one-year-old baby, possibly the most productive year of his entire life. So numerous and so different are all his experiences; he goes up and down and touches, smells, feels, and tastes almost everything...

An Expectant Parent’s Guide to Chiropractic

What we cannot see are the millions of different hormonal changes and chemical reactions occurring both in the mother and the developing baby, all of which are controlled and coordinated through the nervous system. Now more than ever, during...

Pediatric Drug Testing and the Aware Parent

Harry Shirkey, a medical practitioner, coined the term “therapeutic orphans” more than 40 years ago to describe how children are overlooked in medical research; his observations remain true today. Despite the best efforts of the American Academy of...

Chiropractic Care for Children

Chiropractors have been caring for children for more than a 100 years. Many common childhood ailments will respond to this safe, natural form of health care. More and more parents— especially those who are already chiropractic patients t...

Your Inner Wisdom: Trusting the Process for Natural Birthing

It is sometimes called “our inner knowing,” “the gut feeling,” or “the wisdom within.” Whatever its name, the experience is universal. It is a feeling, a word, an image that stands out bolder than the regular stream of conscious thought and it makes a...

Real Change

When most people come into the practice, they are coming in “for” something and are carrying with them a particular symptom which they want rectified instantly. They have usually tried everything else: pills, herbal mixtures, a new exe...

Pelvic Pain: Symphysis, Pubis, Dysfunction

One problem that many pregnant women complain about is pubic pain. Yet doctors and midwives often dismiss this pain as either “inconsequential,” “unfixable,” or “just one of those pregnancy discomforts that have to be endured.”...

Ease Into Wellness

One day not so long ago, a practice member named Craig walked into our center with a slight limp. When I asked him what was wrong, he told me that he had been wrestling with his son A.J. and had hurt his knee. When I told him we’d take a look at it h...

Are Your Kids Safe?

Most people are surprised to find out that the first stress placed on a child’s neck and back is during the birthing process. An estimated 60-90 lbs. of force is used on an infant’s neck during “normal” delivery. Do you think this could cause damage...

Nerve System Function and Wellness

The term “wellness” is becoming common and being used by many holistic care groups to describe the type of care they are offering. In an effort to better understand its definition, I looked it up in various dictionaries. Merriam Webster defines...

For Many Pregnant Moms, Webster Technique is the Key to a Safer Birth

As a mom navigating her way through a high-risk pregnancy, news of one more complication just leaves you with more questions and concerns. When the news is that your baby is not in the optimal position, your questions go something like this: Will...

Adjusting Infants? Certainly!

I have heard that even babies should see a chiropractor to ensure they are aligned, especially after birth. My son is seven weeks old and was born via cesarean. I don’t know what you advocate in regards to infant chiropractic care or if you...

Chiropractic Comforts Baby

We sought out chiropractic care because our 6-month-old son, Rex, was very colicky, gassy and suffered from a stuffy nose. Rex couldn’t sleep well at all either. Chiropractic has changed our lives. It is so unbelievable to see my baby do...

“Growing Pains” and Chiropractic Care

“Ouch! My legs hurt, Mommy!” Have you ever had your child wake up in the middle of the night complaining of leg pains? Do you remember having them as a child? These are commonly referred to as “growing pains” and can be defined as recurrent...

Breaking the Stress Cycle - Of the Rat Race

“Hurry, hurry; get what you can! There’s only so much to go around and only so much time to get it, so you’d better get your share before someone else takes it!” This kind of urgency and “lack” mentality is typical of anyone who finds him/herself in...