Chiropractic Care to Relieve Symptoms of Pregnancy

Pregnant_woman2A woman has to get used to the uncomfortable symptoms of pregnancy for 38 to 42 weeks. There are ways to relieve such pain through medication, but they can pose potential side effects on the mother and the child. Chiropractic care, on the other hand, has shown to have remarkably alleviated the symptoms of back problems associated with pregnancy. Therapy, nutrition and exercise are the basics of the treatment that makes chiropractic and pregnancy go hand in hand.

Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy

Chiropractic treatments are non-invasive and address the misalignment in the spine to alleviate pain. Studies have also shown chiropractic care to have no known side effects on pregnant woman and the innate child. It promotes development in the mother and the baby. The Webster Technique is commonly employed to treat pregnant women, as it tends to apply as less pressure on the abdomen as possible.

Common Symptoms of Pregnancy

Back pains are very common during pregnancy. Women put on extra weight during the period, thus increasing the pressure on the spine. This leads to nerve stress, which can halt the development of a child. Other common symptoms during pregnancy include:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Morning sickness
  • Heartburn
  • Shortness of breath
  • High blood pressure
  • Swollen ankles
  • Hormonal changes

Complications That Can Arise

Dislocation of the vertebra, or better known as vertebral subluxation, can interrupt the nervous system and affect the ability of communication within a body. Subluxation can result in:

Nerve Tension – Muscles around the spine become tight and experience inflammation on areas with misalignment in the spine. This adds stress on the nerves, and these nerves lead to various parts and organs in the body, like muscles, glands and blood vessels. Neglecting nerve tension can cause degeneration in various body systems.

Body Imbalance – Subluxation in the neck can lead to head tilting on one side. The righting reflex in the brain causes lower cervical spine to bend on the opposite direction of the head tilt. This can cause one side of the pelvis to draw up, making one leg appear shorter than the other. The uneven distribution of weight puts more stress on the joints. Extremely painful for the mother, it may even cause problems for the baby to get into the right birthing position.

A visit to the chiropractor throughout pregnancy can help you get started with the treatment, and can make the pregnancy and delivery comfortable and faster.

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Spondylolysis and Lower Back Pain

385px-Spinal_column_curvature_2011Spondylolysis is one of many conditions that chiropractic practices have to deal with. The condition occurs due to a weakness in the section of the vertebrae that is known as pas interaticularis. This is a thin piece of bone that is responsible for connecting the lower and upper portion of the facet joints. These join in the vertebrae’s upper and lower section to form a comprehensive network of bone that allows the spine to move.

The defect can lead to small fractures in the spine that cause certain vertebrae to slip out of place.

Some chiropractic practices say that Spondylolysis is a hereditary disease especially considering infants who are born with a thin vertebrae, a condition that puts them at a higher risk for fractures.   Repetitive trauma to the lower back may also cause the pars interarticularis to weaken over time.

Symptoms

Those who have spondylolysis do not experience any symptoms and which is exactly why they might not be aware of it once it does occur. Low back pain is the most common symptom once the pain from the condition spreads. It feels like a muscle in the lower back has been sprained and usually gets worse with exercise or activity. It can also occur during a teenager’s growth spurt after puberty which is why the typical age of a person who acquires the condition is usually between 15 to 16 years.

The condition usually occurs in 3 to 4% of the population and is the most common cause of lower back pain in children or people below the age of 26. Spondylolysis is more common in kids or teenagers who take part in vigorous activities that over extend their spines such as weightlifting, gymnastics and football.

Treatment

The condition calls for a more conservative approach. Chiropractic care of Spondylolysis would aim to reduce the pain, let the fracture heal and help return the patient to normal activities. Patients are also advised to refrain from any vigorous physical activities such as exercise or sports to help them heal faster. Treatments for severe cases often involve the use of a back brace or support which helps stabilize the back and prevent lower back pain to aid the healing process.

The condition might not be preventable in some cases however certain steps can be taken to reduce the risk of fractures in the lower back.

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DAY FOUR – YOU ARE DOING GREAT!!!

“Where the determination is, the way can be found.” – George S. Clason

How Should I Feel Today?

If you have been feeling rough the last couple of days we have great news for you.  Today should be the beginning of your ‘reward’ for embarking on this intense program of detoxification.  The average patient begins to feel more energetic and vigorous on day four.  If you have experienced headaches as your body has released toxins, these should lessen in intensity.  You should feel your energy beginning to return and surpass your ‘normal’ levels.  Many have stated that they begin to experience energy levels that they have not had for many years.  As a bonus, you should also find that you are beginning to sleep better at night.

One key point to remember is that everyone detoxifies differently.  Some experience headaches.  Some experience shoulder or back pain.  Some experience an upset stomach.  These experiences vary in intensity and duration, but most important to keep in mind is that it is all part of the process.  If you experience anything that concerns you, remember that your health care professional is available to discuss this with you.

Weight Loss

The more you sweat, the more you detoxify and lose weight.  Remember, this can be achieved through exercise, but can also be enhanced through the use of a sauna, steam room, etc.  Whatever you do, don’t try to fast, it can turn down your metabolism and in fact keep you from losing weight.

Reminders

Make sure you are having 1-3 bowel movements each day during the program.  If not, make sure that you are drinking enough water.  Remember, you should be drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day.  CONSITPATION TIPS:   1)  DRINK MORE WATER    2) EAT MORE RAW VEGETABLES (especially celery…)  3)  EAT ONE WHOLE FRESH BEET (ok to steam)

above is from www.purificationsupport.com

Back Pain – Being Prepared for Your First Visit to a Chiropractor

Folks are often faced with this dilemma: I feel discomfort in my back, but it’s probably nothing, right? It’ll just go away in a matter of days or weeks. I probably just need to rest more or eat better.

It’s true that a handful of back pain dilemmas arise from notably bad posture, a poor or inadequate diet, bad sleeping habits or even using bad form while exercising. Unfortunately, the average individual is not qualified to properly diagnose these problems, which can often prove to be fatal down the road.

It may be wise to consult a Chiropractor at this stage; an expert who can provide extensive knowhow and diagnoses into each and every kind of back-related issue. This article aims to prepare you somewhat, so you know some of the things to expect when you visit a Chiropractor for the first time.

In the event that your back pain turns out to be more serious than just symptoms of discomfort or overuse, here’s how a Chiropractor would generally diagnose causes:

Potentially Serious

This can range from conditions like tumors, infections, a local open wound or burn to major neurological problems such as cauda equina – a rare but serious condition nevertheless that’s best described as extreme pressure and swelling of the nerves at the lower tip of the spinal cord. This is considered a serious medical emergency and may need urgent surgical attention.

Other conditions in this category include prolonged internal bleeding and joint infection.

Nerve Problem

In cases where the nerve root in the lower back is compressed or pinched, you experience sciatica. One of the typical causes of this condition is a lumbar herniated disc or spinal stenosis – with age, the general makeup of the spine often changes, leading to degeneration of the bones, muscles, ligaments and discs surrounding the spinal cord. A common symptom of this condition is leg pain. This pain is often accompanied by a tingling sensation in the buttocks and legs.

Non-Specific

This can be categorized as “mechanical back pain” in the lumbar region; also known as axial back pain, this is categorized as either a sharp or dull pain and can be either felt intermittently or constantly. It’s referred to as mechanical since the lower back pain can get worse with certain physical movements such as sports. Or symptoms can worsen as a result of sitting long hours for example. This is also a common type of back pain and is typically non-specific.

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Green Valley Chiropractic & Wellness Center

 

Chiropractor Henderson shares intermediate level abdominal exercise.

Involves no equipment.

This exercise works the abdominal, oblique internal/external, iliopsoa muscles.

The purpose is to increase abdominal strength and muscular endurance.

The benefits include improved stability, functional strength and injury prevention.

Begin lying on floor.

Lift knees so that a 90º position is attained at hip and knees. Place hands beside ears. Activate core.

Lift shoulder off floor approximately 6 inches attempting to bring elbow toward opposite opposite knee so that both simultaneously meet.

Return to start position and repeat on opposite side. Continue alternating sides until recommended repetitions are complete.

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DAY FIVE

Welcome to Day 5 of the Purification Program.

Just a friendly reminder: corn is not a vegetable, it is a grain and there are no grains allowed on this program.

Also, remember that although something may be healthy (such as beans and nuts), it may not be allowed during the purification program due to other factors (such as potential food allergens).  So, with this in mind, remember: no beans or nuts of any kind.

How Should I Feel Today?

You should be feeling more energetic today and the cravings should continue decreasing.  Many have expressed that they have not only learned to ‘tolerate’ the shakes, but have even come to enjoy them.  Yes, yes, it’s true!

We mentioned yesterday that your sleep should be improving.  You should find that you are able to fall asleep easier, enjoy more restful sleep, and are able to sleep through the night more often.  The good news is that this should continue throughout the purification program and beyond (as long as you maintain some of your newly forming good habits).

Weight Loss

If you haven’t started exercising yet during this program, now is an excellent time to use some of your returning energy and start.  Remember, exercise is an essential part of losing weight during this program.

Reminders

Don’t wait to get hungry.  Waiting increases cravings, lowers your blood sugar level and can lead to fatigue.  Try to have your SP Complete Shake with your Whey Protein first thing in the morning and keep some approved snack foods around to munch on to keep your blood sugar and energy levels up.

ANTI-AGING & DR. ROLES’ PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH NERIUM AD

I am thankful you are taking the time to read my story.  It has greatly impacted my life and I am excited to share it with you.

As you probably know, I am a board certified Chiropractic Internist & Clinical Nutritionist.  I have been a specialist in the Anti-Aging Market for over thirty years with a focus on whole body wellness

In my practice, we use standard medical testing in the form of blood, saliva & urine tests as well as hair analysis to evaluate the health and wellness of an individual.  Our focus is FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE.  We believe most illness is the result of loss of function which is 80% of the time brought on by ourselves….. By the way we eat and in the way we live.

So we evaluate people and motivate them and show them how to change their lives.

Well, the tables were turned on me this last few months.  Even though my wife and I have healthy lifestyles, we exercise regularly, we are 80% Vegan with our food choices and we make conscious choices regarding the environment around us…. I had been struggling with a face condition for over five years.

I had self-diagnosed my condition as rosacea.  The pictures below were taken in 2011.

It was not uncommon for me to be dealing with open sores on my face such as the one you see here…..

 

This is where my NERIUM STORY begins…..

My wife and I were blessed with the wedding of our only daughter on June 2, 2013

Next to marrying my wife and having my children, it was the greatest moment of my life.

One month prior to the wedding, a patient of mine, a Brand Partner with Nerium International, John Aloe, approached my wife with a “new face cream” that can help your face look beautiful. My wife, at the time, had some concerns she had not expressed and was actually thinking about the idea of having a “lifestyle lift”, because she was getting concerned about the way she looked in pictures.  She knew her wedding pictures would be on our walls for a lifetime, so when John suggested Nerium to sample, she said, “I’m in!”

I had been trying face creams and “5 step systems” for the last year and a half and had been wearing make-up to work to cover the redness and sores on my face.  I had another open wound on my right temple area which, this time, was not healing.  The sore had been open for over three months and I was just about to get it checked for cancer.

So, a few days after my wife started Nerium AD, I started as well.

I was amazed…. Within fourteen days*, the open wound on my temple actually started to heal and to grow skin over the wound.  And as I continued using the product, I noticed the redness in my face started to change… and then I noticed the sores in my face started to reduce as well.

Here are my 90 day pictures.  The left is when I started Nerium, the right is 90 days later.*

I am thankful to say I no longer wear make-up to work every day.  I have not had any make-up on my face for over a month now.  And as Nerium continues to work on my face, it is starting to remove old sores on my forehead.  They are literally crusting and falling off.

Day One with Nerium:

Oct. 26, 2011 - left face Oct. 26, 2011 - left frontal - open wound

Day 90 with Nerium:

(*Individual Results May Vary)

0041Crystal_Michael_pf  DAY 90 WITH NERIUM

Sincerely,

Dr. Craig Roles, DABCI, DCBCN

Board Certified Chiropractic Internist & Clinical Nutritionist

Green Valley Chiropractic & Wellness Center

As much as possible, stick to …

As much as possible, stick to the eight-glasses a day recommended amount of daily water intake

Causes of Back Pain

10418151535_d230e6de16Back pain may occur due to various reasons; be it a sports injury, pulling a heavy object or a fall/ injury to the spine. If you are suffering from back pain, it would be wise to have a look at some of the common risk factors and causes of back pain before going to the chiropractor.

Risk Factors

The risk of back pain varies in different individuals, depending on their lifestyle. People who work in a mentally stressful job, smoke or go through strenuous physical work are more susceptible to back pain than those who don’t. Other factors such as pregnancy, anxiety, depression and obesity can also lead to this condition. Age is also a factor, as older individuals are at a higher risk than younger ones.

Causes Of Back Pain

Strain

The most common cause of back pain is strained muscles and ligaments, which may be a result of lifting something heavy or a sudden awkward movement. It can also be caused by improper posture due to a bad mattress or sitting position.

Structural Problems

The human body is a complex structure composed of bones, muscle, ligaments and joints. A fault in any of these can cause numerous problems, including back pain. Some particular structural problems that may affect the back are as follows:

Arthritis

Arthritis can cause various joint problems in the hips and lower back.

Bulging And Ruptured Disks

The vertebra in our spine is cushioned by a disk, so a ruptured disk would result in more pressure on the nerves, resulting in back aches. A bulging disk would put even more pressure on the nerves.

Sciatica

A bulging disk can also press on a nerve in the spine, causing a shooting pain through the buttocks and down the legs.

Curvature Of The Spine

An unnatural curvature of the spine can cause the space around the spinal cord to narrow, causing back pains.

Osteoporosis

A vertebra fracture can be caused by the bones becoming more brittle.

Spinal Cancer

A growth or tumor on the spine may press against a nerve.

Infections

Infection of the nerves (shingles) and spine may also cause pains.

Cauda Equine Syndrome

The growth of nerve roots at the bottom of the spinal cord can cause a dull pain, as well as lack of feeling in the upper buttocks.

Image used under Creative Commons Licensing: There’s pain in my head by Stefan Neuweger