A new approach to Chiropractic
Chiropractic care is focused on removing subluxations (joints that are not moving properly) from the spine and restoring normal motion, which allows the nervous system to function more optimally. Chiropractic care stems from the premise that the health of the body is dependent upon the health of the nervous system. In order for the brain to communicate properly with the rest of the body, the spinal cord must be functioning properly. Subluxations can be caused by physical, chemical or mental stressors which irritate the spinal cord creating a dysfunctional circuit. This can lead to musculoskeletal problems but can also contribute to decreased organ and systemic function too. Chiropractic adjustments aid in correcting and preventing nervous system dysfunction and musculoskeletal problems.
Chiropractic care has consistently proven to be an effective treatment for low back pain. Studies show that it is safer and more cost-effective than pain medications or surgery. Other conditions that may improve with chiropractic care include headaches, neck and upper back pain, hip pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, shoulder pain, earaches, vertigo, knee pain, elbow pain, and ankle and foot dysfunction. Though traditionally associated with caring for the back and neck, chiropractors are trained to evaluate and treat any and all joints in the body.
Chiropractic care has shown to help a variety of conditions across all age groups and populations. From reducing back pain in elderly patients to aiding competitive athletes optimize their performance, chiropractors cover a broad spectrum of patients. Chiropractic care may be beneficial throughout pregnancy, often being associated with smoother, shorter labor and fewer complications during delivery. Infants may experience improvements in sleep, decreased constipation and less colic when under chiropractic care. As children grow and develop, chiropractic care can be useful to minimize joint dysfunction and allow for unhindered maturation and neural development. Regular chiropractic care also helps to decrease stress, improve quality of sleep and provide a boost to the immune system.
the process of being born, even non-traumatic births or ones without any interventions, places stress on the baby’s neck (cervical spine) and cranial bones. Several studies have shown that about 90% of babies suffer from the effects of birth trauma to the cervical spine and cranium. These stresses create abnormal motion or misalignments in the spine which cause problems with the nervous system. If the nervous system is not functioning optimally, the baby’s spinal growth and neurological development can be impacted.
Here are some signs that your baby may be dealing with spinal stress or neural dysfunction:
- Birth trauma
- Sleep issues
- Colic or Irritability or Fussiness
- Dislike of tummy time
- Torticollis or tilting head to one side
- Difficulty Breastfeeding or Latching
- Tongue or lip ties
- Delayed Developmental Milestones (holding up head, rolling over, sitting upright, crawling)
- Abnormal head shape
It is important to have your baby assessed by a chiropractor to ensure that spinal subluxations are not preventing them from developing optimally and thriving.
In the first five years of life, 90% of your child’s nervous system will grow and develop. Having them checked regularly by Dr. Timmie can help prevent chronic problems in the future, allow the nervous system to continue growing without the stress of spinal subluxation, also allowing the rest of the body and brain to function better.
Some specific signs that your child may be dealing with spinal stress and neural dysfunction are:
- Learning difficulties/ADHD/ADD
- Sensory issues (sensitive to loud noises, clothes/textures, picky eater/dislike of certain foods)
- GI stress (IBS, constipation, diarrhea)
- Poor posture
- Poor immune system function (frequent colds, ear infections, etc)
Webster Technique Certified
During pregnancy, your body is undergoing many rapid changes. Structurally, the pelvis and spine shift to accommodate the growing baby. The curve of your low back becomes exaggerated as the center of gravity shifts. Your ligaments also become looser as your body produces more of the hormone, relaxin. These changes tend to result in subluxations or misalignments to the sacrum and pelvis.
Dr.Timmie and Dr. Melissa are specifically trained in the Webster Technique to analyze the alignment and movement of your pelvis and sacrum and make specific corrections to restore normal motion to these joints. Difficult labor is caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic imbalances, and baby malpresentation. Sacral adjustments may affect the function of the uterus, improve pelvic balance and reduce tension to pelvic muscles and ligaments.
When balance is restored to the mother’s pelvis, her uterus and pelvis function better and her baby may be able to comfortably assume the best possible position throughout pregnancy and for birth.
Chiropractic care in pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby throughout pregnancy and birth.
The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation and SI joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is facilitated.
Sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia), caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation. Correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.
As health care costs are soaring, workplace productivity lost to employee health issues of all kinds is estimated to cost U.S. employers $225.8 billion annually. Costs of medical care related to lower back and neck pain alone are estimated to cost $88 billion annually nationwide. More and more employers are seeking to provide a variety of workplace wellness services to their employers in order to offset these costs and increase employee health and job satisfaction.
Chiropractic care is a safe and non-invasive treatment that does not expose patients to the risk of addiction to opioid medications. The American College of Physicians is pushing for conservative care, like chiropractic and massage, over more aggressive treatments for common work-related ailments – often associated with long hours sitting at the desk, etc.
A study from Northwestern Health Sciences University shows that on-site wellness care increases workplace productivity, improves the health and motivation of employees and boosts job satisfaction.
Workplace wellness is not unique to large office campuses either. Chirotoyou can provide care for small teams, as well! Offering chiropractic care a few times a month is a cost-effective strategy to decrease medical care costs, time away from work due to injury, and added convenience being able to visit your chiropractor while in the office.
Chiropractic care helps athletes recover from injuries faster, prevent further injury and perform at an optimal level. Whether it’s a high school athlete, weekend warrior, or professional, getting regular care provides lots of benefits to the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, improving the biomechanics of the body and allowing it to function more efficiently and effectively.
Chiropractic Care relieves:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Ankle and foot dysfunction
As an athlete, fitting self-care into your schedule can be a challenge. With ChiroToYou, you don’t have to take time out of your busy day to drive to another appointment and spend time sitting in a waiting room. Dr. Timmie comes to your home or office, so you don’t need to take time out of your work or training regimen. There is no excuse to not get the care you need to be at the top of your game!