Pregnancy and Chirorpractic

Chiropractic and Pregnancy Scientific Studies

Low Back Pain During Pregnancy

In this study, researchers identified the sacroiliac joints of the pelvis (frequently “adjusted” by chiropractors) as being responsible for the majority of low back pain cases in pregnancy. This is due to the significant number of hormonal and biomechanical changes occurring in the pelvis during pregnancy. Researchers found 7/10 women were helped by spinal manipulation in this study.

Bery G, Hammar M, Moller-Nielsen J et al. Obstet and Gynecol, 72:71-75, 1988.

TextBook on Chiropractic & Pregnancy

According to Dr. Fallon, author and internationally recognized “chiropractic pediatrician”, statistics from her office “have demonstrated that chiropractic adjustments effectively reduce the average amount of time spent in labor.” Her data shows a nearly 25% reduction in the average labor times in those receiving chiropractic care versus the generally accepted average labor time – in women who had given birth in the past, there was a 33% reduction in average labor time.

Fallon J. International Chiropractic Association. 1994 – Arlington, Virginia.

Italian Study on Chiropractic & Pregnancy

Postpartum pain was relieved in 90 of 120 patients who received chiropractic adjustments.

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Running with Dr Dave

Top 10 tips from running talk

  1. Alignment is even more crucial when stressing your body beyond what you normally do.
  2. Forward head carriage causes ribs to collapse lower oxygen levels and increasing lactic acid levels.
  3. Shoulders that roll forward causes hands/arms to cross in front of body losing power to drive forward.
  4. Lack in core stability makes climbing hills more troublesome and drains energy levels.
  5. Pelvic misalignment can cause IT (ileo-tibial) muscle/tendon on lateral thigh tightening, lateral hip weakness and knee problems.
  6. Weak gluts or butt muscles can cause low back compensations, sacro-iliac jamming and tight hamstring muscles.
  7. Tight hip flexors can be caused by weak gluts, and less power especially climbing hills.
  8. Tight muscles do not allow ideal blood to flow and lymph return (5 times more lymph than blood).
  9. We take an average of 24,000 steps per day.
  10. Chiropractic can help with all the above!

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Concern about symptoms?

Chiropractors are concerned. However, they realize that symptoms are not the true problem, but are simply indicators that there may be more serious underlying conditions or causes that may explain what a patient is feeling. (more…)

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Do kids need chiropractic?

Kids in sportInfants can’t tell you where they hurt, and children often find it difficult to describe their discomfort.

From the trauma of childbirth to the bumps and falls of childhood, kids need spinal checkups.

An easily correctable spinal problem early in life can develop into a serious condition in later life. (more…)

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Vitalism & Mechanism

There are two major philosophies that shape beliefs about health, Vitalism and Mechanism. Chiropractic reflects the principle of Vitalism.

The core of Vitalism is that life itself is intelligent, that the intelligence that built you from an egg cell and a sperm cell into a fully functional whole human being that can think, love, digest food, and more, is also able to heal itself. (more…)

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