Tackling Learning Disabilities With Chiropractic Care

by Administrator 31. August 2009 13:26

Research by renowned Swiss doctor, Dr Yannick Pauli, the president of Swiss Chiropractic Pediatric Association has given hope to children suffering with Learning Disabilities & Dyslexia. According to Dr Pauli, Chiropractic care – a combination of healthy diet, regular exercising and positive mental approach, can provide relief to children suffering from learning disabilities.

As per studies, 3 to 10 percent of school going children suffers from Learning Disabilities, which includes academic skill disorders like dyslexia and language/ speech disorder. Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) which are referred as motor skills disorder is also prevalent in shoool going kids.

Besides inability to read, write or concentrate, these disorders can induce long term personality issues like low self-esteem, loss of motivation & socializing problems. Learning Disorders can also fuel up issues related to relationship of kid with family and friends.

Most of the learning disorders have been associated with brain. It is believed that these issues are central nervous dysfunction activated and results from interference or misalignment of nerves (commonly called as Vertebral Subluxations).  These spinal misalignments results in a mismatched function of brain hemispheres. They modify the neural inputs to the central nervous system thereby resulting in Learning Disorders and Dyslexia

With chiropractic care, the spinal misalignment is reduced to restore proper central nervous system function thereby improving the overall motor balance. According to Dr Pauli, the misalignment of spine not only causes inadequate stimulation of the brain, but also induces problems in the whole body. With proper chiropractic care, constant stimulation to brain is given, resulting in increase in learning abilities of the person. Chiropractic care cannot replace the role of speech therapists or that of educational psychologist, but it attempts to improve the dysfunction of central nervous system by stimulating brain.

Chiropractic care is not a cure, but it works to stimulate the nervous system. It not only maintains the system but also works for betterment of patient by providing relief. Kids suffering with Learning Disorder can benefit tremendously from Chiropractic care.

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How Effective Are Vertebroplasty & Kyphoplasty Procedures?

by Administrator 24. August 2009 07:02

Are the most common procedures – Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty, for providing relief for spinal fractures are ineffective?

Vertebroplasty procedure involves inserting surgical cement into patient’s vertebrae to provide relief from spinal fractures due to osteoporosis. According to the studies published in New England Journal of Medicine, Vertebroplasty seem to be ineffective. The study published has resulted from through and meticulous tests reports on Vertebroplasty. During the tests performed, randomly selected patients were given Vertebroplasty procedure, while other patients were given a fake procedure where anesthetics where inserted instead of surgical cement. The test patients were followed for months to find out the results of both the procedures. The results that came up were pretty shocking. Patient groups with both the procedures, showed improvement and that too at the same pace. These results for Vertebroplasty and fake procedure test has raised doubts about the effectiveness of the genuine “Vertebroplasty” procedure.

Around 750, 000 Americans get such spinal fractures each year and according to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center orthopedic surgeon James Weinstein, each year Medicare pays for approximately 40,000 Vertebroplasty procedures at a cost of $3,000 or more. These new findings have not only raised doubts about the positives of the widely adopted procedure of Vertebroplasty but also has brought attention of experts towards effectiveness of a similar procedure of Kyphoplasty.

In kyphoplasty, a balloon is inflated to take up shape in the broken vertebrae of the patient and then surgical cement is inserted in to it. Kyphoplasty, as claimed by followers, not only relieves a patient of the pain due to fracture but also restores the height. With new findings, effectiveness of Kyphoplasty procedure is also under doubt. According to University of Washington neuroradiologist Jeffrey Jarvik, who worked on the trial - "It absolutely calls into question the benefit of kyphoplasty as well … There is no strong evidence" that kyphoplasty is better, even though it costs more.

Vertebroplasty was first pioneered in France and since 1990, has been followed in U.S. as treatment for spinal fracture pain. Kryphoplasty, in which a balloon is added, gained popularity recently.

Mayo Clinic interventional neuroradiologist David Kallmes, believes that the negative results has shown that the current form of Vertebroplasty practiced in U.S. and around the world needs to be worked upon. He further believes that Vertebroplasty procedure should be restricted to research trials for now.

Vertebroplasty has side effects of possible cement leakage and risk for future fractures. With recent findings, eyebrows are being raised at effectiveness of the procedure still; it is believed that patients will continue to opt for it.

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Isdale Corrective Chiropractic - Your Journey To Wellness

by Administrator 17. August 2009 09:08

Health has become a prime concern of human beings due to their easy tendency of falling prey to health problems. The sedentary lifestyle has given rise to physical problems which if not treated on time can lead to severe issues. In order to treat the mechanical disorders in a human body, alternative treatment Chiropractic has achieved high popularity. This treatment founded in 1890’s, consider subluxations the leading cause of physical dysfunction.

Isdale Corrective Chiropractic has been successful to distinguish chiropractic from medicine. The philosophy of vitalism, spiritual inspiration and rationalism is religiously followed at Isdale. Doctors of Chiropractic at Isdale emphasizes on the conservative management of the neuromusculoskeletal system without the use of medicines or surgery, with special emphasis on the spine. The services given by the three doctors at Isdale who are dedicated to help you achieve complete health are amazing.

The services at Isdale includes brief consultation with the doctor, physical examination and X rays to determine your health condition, Chiropractic adjustments, electrical therapy, intersegmental traction, spinal decompression, curve restoration traction, rehabilitation, core muscle training, posture correction, nutrition counseling, patient education classes and many more.

The basic objective at Isdale Corrective Chiropractic is to maintain a balance between structural and chemical well being and help their patients attain optimal health. They have made a difference by teaching patients about the human body and encouraging them to change their lifestyle and work out to become physically fit. Nothing can help you better than a nutritious diet and healthy routine. The doctors at Isdale aim at killing the problem from the root and bring change. Your journey to wellness definitely begins with Isdale.

Chiropractors Are Doctors

by Administrator 10. August 2009 14:07

Chiropractic is an alternative medical system that treats disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. The approach towards treatment is different from standard medical practice in treating health problems. Even though Chiropractic is a drug free form of health care, the practitioners are considered as doctors. The training for Chiropractic is as rigorous as of a medical doctor and Osteopaths.

To practice Chiropractic care in the United States, a practitioner must earn a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree from a college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE). Admission to a Chiropractic college requires a minimum of 90 semester hour credits (approximately 3 years) of undergraduate study, mostly in the sciences. Chiropractic training is a 4-year academic program that includes both classroom work and direct experience caring for patients. Coursework typically includes instruction in the biomedical sciences, as well as in public health and research methods. Some Chiropractors pursue a 2- to 3-year residency for training in specialized fields.

Comprehensive knowledge of all systems of the body and diagnostic procedures enable the DC to thoroughly evaluate a patient, address disorders relating to the spine and determine the need for referral to another health care provider. Doctors of Chiropractic use a type of hands-on therapy called spinal manipulation or adjustment. The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become restricted in their movement, probably as a result of tissue injury.

In order to determine appropriate Chiropractic treatment, the patient may have to go through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions. In case the Chiropractic treatment is not suitable to the patient, they are referred to appropriate health provider. Doctors of Chiropractic are a highly appropriate resource in matters of work-place safety, stress management, injury prevention, postural correction and nutritional counseling. Chiropractic adjustment is highly safe and efficient procedure. Doctors are saviors and Chiropractors saves you from chronic aches, pains or other health issues and definitely improve your body functioning.

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