Pregnancy & Chiropractic: More Pregnant women everyday are discovering and enjoying the benefits of a chiropractic lifestyle. They carry their pregnancy with more comfort and research is showing that labor times for women under chiropractic care are often reduced by more than 1/3 and the need for painkillers is reduced by 1/2. Furthermore, the benefits to the mother and child are countless, one being that chiropractors are able to release stress on the mothers pelvis and cause relaxation to the uterus so the baby will turn naturally.
Children & Chiropractic: The Journal of Pediatrics found that mothers who choose chiropractic for their family’s healthcare were better educated than those who choose conventional medicine. We know that most people get their first subluxation at birth. According to Abraham ‘Towbin, M.D. from Harvard Medical School, “during the final extraction of the fetus (baby), mechanical stress-even the application of standard orthodox procedures may prove intolerable to the fetus.” Furthermore, Dr. Towbin states, “Spinal cord and brainstem injuries often occur during the birth process, but frequently escape diagnosis... there may be lasting neurological defects.” Therefore it is no surprise that Dr. Arpod DeNagy of the Rockefeller Institute recommends “chiropractic care should begin at birth on a preventative basis.” In a supporting study, a group of MD’s found that 80% of children’s nerve systems are not in balance.
This problem of spinal damage that happens to an infant as a result of the delivery process is known as Traumatic Birth Syndrome (TBS). Sometimes TBS children will have different types of symptoms like colic, a lowered resistance to infections, particularly those of the ear, nose and throat and/or developmental problems. The unlucky ones don’t even know something is wrong! This is because nerve root compression (caused from subluxation) can exist without pain and symptoms and the damage from TBS can last a lifetime. According to a Boston University pathologist, “The real cause of our demise is not diseases, but the spinal stress that happens at birth. This robs us of our innate potential for a very long, very healthy and very happy life.”
“I feel that chiropractors correctly stress the importance of the spine to general health of mind and body, a fact often underrated by most medical doctors.” -Andrew Weil, M.D.
According to Rondal Pero, Ph.D., subluxations reduce the genetic potential of the human species. Subluxations interfere with internal organ function, internal temperature regulation and the body’s immune response in the production of antibacterial and anti-viral agents to fight infection. Bill Moyers in his book Healing and the Mind refers to research that showed if nerves were removed from the immune organs, “you virtually stopped the immune responses in their tracks.” Clearly, properly functioning nerves are vital for immune function. Regular chiropractic care improves immune function by 200% - 400% and brain function as well. In regard to these studies, Dr. Pero stated that “Chiropractic is the only single event that they have been able to find produces these kinds of changes...” It is vital to keep our loved ones free from subluxations for life, if we want our life and health to live up to our optimum genetic potential. Parents are relieved to know adjustments to correct spinal subluxations, even on newborns, are extremely gentle and safe.
Adults & Chiropractic: Current research now tells us that it is not so much our genes that will determine our health, but the expression of those genes, which is largely dependent on our lifestyle choices of food, water, and nerve function. We must have high quality in each of these “essentials” to life and health. If these essentials are not cared for regularly, it is no accident that a problem develops. For example, most health problems in America today are due to lifestyle choices, heart disease from poor diet, lung cancer from smoking, tooth and/or spinal decay from neglect etc. Regardless of your beliefs, “That won’t happen to me,” you will reap what you sow.
Conditions that result from bad habits take years to develop and typically symptoms appear only after extensive damage has already been done. The more the impact of your lifestyle choices accumulate on your body (good or bad), the more it will take to reverse them. And of course, the only way to truly fix a problem that has developed from our lifestyle is to change the lifestyle and not by covering the symptoms with drugs or surgery. If you develop chest pain as a consequence of heart disease from a poor diet, do you only change your diet until the chest pain goes away? Do you really think a pill can erase a lifetime of bad habits?
A subluxated spine is similar. Decay will result from years of neglect and/or abuse often with pain and symptoms only appearing in the later more advanced stages of this process. Should you only care for your spine until the pain goes away? Should you wait for the pain to show up? What phase of decay are you in and what will you do when your spine wears out? It’s irreplaceable! To minimize the effects of subluxations, avoid the inevitable spinal decay and the related problems from them, a lifestyle must include chiropractic care for proper spinal hygiene.
It is extremely important to understand that all health conditions begin with no symptoms . This reason alone exposes why we should not base our health on how we feel. If we approach our health in this fashion, the question is no longer “if” we will develop a problem, but “when and what kind”. The risks are simply too great with this limited view of health.
“A problem cannot be solved with the same level of thinking that created it.”- Albert Einstein
If you base your health and care only on how you feel, you are developing problems that cannot be fixed by doing only that which makes you feel better. Health is not how you are feeling, it is how you are functioning . Symptom-based care will allow the underlying problem to become more severe in nature. Consequently, health can only be achieved through function-based care, the type of care we offer!
Seniors & Chiropractic: As we grow older our concerns turn towards being able to enjoy our retirement years and having a high quality of life. More and more people are realizing that they don’t want to be taking multiple medications like most seniors and many wonder how they will afford the skyrocketing costs of these pills. Many are paying a high price for their “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” attitude. Seniors under chiropractic care take far fewer medications, can be independent longer and significantly reduce the chances of ending up in the hospital or a nursing home.
How to live forever, Strategies for immortality “First, Get a Chiropractor”- Esquire Magazine