Abnormal Sleeping Pattern Helped By Chiropractic Care

by Administrator 14. March 2010 13:00

According to a case study published in July 2006 issue of peer-reviewed, scientific publication, The Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics (JCCP), chiropractic care imparted to nine month old infant girl showed improvement in her condition of abnormal sleeping disorder.

As mentioned in the article, average sleep time for a nine month old infant girl is approximately 14 hours per day. The girl in the study has a history of disturbed sleep and fussiness. The infant was also showing signs of unsettled behavior as she was refusing to breastfeed on one side. Child was also, since birth, not turning her head towards left.

The child would start crying or move away when her neck was touched. Also reduced neck motion towards left was confirmed in examination. It was also noted that there was significant muscle tension in the left and upper neck. Appropriate course for adjustments was initiated to treat subluxations present in neck.

The study mentions that significant improvements after treatment were noted. The baby girl slept for 5 hours on that afternoon and had 2 periods of 6 hours sleep that night. During the course of treatment for next three weeks, the daytime sleep got shorter but the night time sleep remained between 6 and 8 hours.  The child also had improved neck motion range and was able to comfortably respond to sound on the left side. The baby girl also began to feed freely and comfortably.

The study concluded that chiropractic care had positive effect on baby girl in improving disturbed sleeping pattern and was able to resolve subluxations properly enabling proper range of motion of neck.

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HIV/AIDS Patients & Chiropractic Care

by Administrator 6. March 2010 13:08

One of the latest developments in the field of medicine made by science is the acknowledgment of the relationship existing between the nervous and the immune systems. AIDS i.e. acquired immune deficiency syndrome, as the name suggests, is a disease accompanied by drastic losses in the immunity of the patient’s body. Whereas chiropractic care refers to the generic treatments and care procedures related to the neuromuscular system and the spine. It is now a scientifically established fact that nervous system depends upon the immune system and similarly, the immune system also greatly depends on the nervous system and its functioning. This fact closely relates the betterment of the health of AIDS patients with chiropractic care.

Chiropractic treatment mainly includes a kind of manual therapy, consisting of manipulation and relaxation of the spine and other muscles and joints. It also includes mild exercising and healthy lifestyle as a form of after treatment care. These healthy living practices which make a part of the chiropractic care are now becoming an integral part of the treatment of AIDS. Chiropractic benefits the sufferers of AIDS in the following three ways:

  • Boosts immunity: The main cause and symptom of the disease of AIDS is the drastic decline in the bodily immunity of the individual. Such people become much more prone to and at higher risks of death even from minor problems like influenza as compared to any other normal individual. Even a minor disruption in the body health can prove fatal for a patient of AIDS. The chiropractic care practices and the healthy lifestyle preached by the chiropractor leads to a boost in the immunity of the patient and make them less vulnerable to infections and minor diseases. It helps in making the immune system stronger and healthier and makes the patient feel better and stronger.
  • Secondary symptoms: The deadly disease of AIDS, beside the loss of immunity is also accompanied by many minor secondary health problems or symptoms, for example, numbness, tingling or burning sensation in one or more body parts and most of all, tiredness and lethargy. The manual treatments under chiropractic care relieve the patient of the above mentioned symptoms. It helps in easing the numbness of limbs and the tingling or the burning sensation in palms and feet through various chiropractic practices. Also, chiropractic care and improved lifestyle rejuvenates the AIDS patient, thus ridding him of the general sense of tiredness or lethargy.
  • Stress reduction: Beside and above the medical symptoms and the problems which come with this disease, the stress is what takes a heavy toll on the peace of mind of the patient. The regular stress of pain and knowledge of the fact that the disease is incurable causes intensive pressure and stress on the mind of the patient. Beyond boosting immunity and treating the patient of the secondary symptoms, the practices included under chiropractic care lead to a remarkable reduction in the stress levels of the patient and relax him extensively, thus leading to a comparatively cheerful and comfortable disease lifespan.

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Chiropractic Care For Tennis Elbow by Killeen Chiropractor

by Administrator 28. February 2010 08:09

Tennis elbow is pain in the outside of the elbow, few centimeters below the bony area. It is also known as the lateral epicondylitis.

Causes of Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow is caused by the degenerative changes in the extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle. This muscle is the extensor of the wrist. Repetitive extension of the wrist against resistance causes strain and degenerative changes in this muscle. Any work that involves repetitive wrist extension like playing tennis, badminton, using screwdriver, painting or typing may cause tennis elbow.

Symptoms of Tennis Elbow

  • Pain in outside of the elbow
  • Elbow pain worsens and radiates to forearm while grasping the object
  • Pain on palpating little below the outer elbow
  • Weakness in the wrist movements

Diagnosis for Tennis Elbow

Diagnosis is generally done on the basis of clinical examination.

Chiropractic Care for Tennis Elbow

Chiropractic treatment provides great relief in Tennis Elbow condition

  • Immobilization and splint support for Tennis Elbow. This avoids strain on the tendon and promotes healing of the tendon. Removing the splint at least once a day and doing range of motion exercises is beneficial and is recommended.
  • Heat therapy (hot packs)
  • Ultrasound and laser therepy to reduce inflammation and pain
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Gentle stretching exercises
  • Rest to the elbow and avoiding pain producing movements for 2 -3 weeks
  • After 2- 3 weeks, ‘Tennis elbow strap’ during the activities that stresses the forearm or wrist.

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Chiropractic Treatment For Spinal Pain

by Administrator 7. September 2009 15:45

Spinal cord is a long, thin, tubular bundle of nervous tissue and support cells that extends from the brain to the hips. The brain and spinal cord together make up the central nervous system. Our spinal cord can get injured or misaligned due to various reasons like accident, falls, stress, tension, overexertion, sports injuries etc. The injury can result in displacements or derangements of the spinal cord. These injuries can be minor which can heal with little care, while others may require lifelong treatment and attention. Chiropractic treatment is widely used for relieving pain due to spinal injury.

Chiropractic is a branch of healing arts or a health care discipline which is based upon the health aspects of a normally functioning nervous system especially the spinal cord. "Chiropractic" term arises from the Greek word Chiropraktikos, meaning "effective treatment by hand."

The chiropractic treatment offers a lot of benefits to the patients. It not only helps in increasing blood circulation, removal of lactic acid, supply of oxygen and nutrients, flexibility, training effectiveness but also reduces soreness and pain, adhesions, recovery time, muscle spasms and chance of injury. It also helps the body to relax and repair the damage.

The benefits of chiropractic care is much more then the initial relief, it also involves treatment and advice for your whole body and not just a specific part. Chiropractic treatment helps in aligning the skeletal system of the body so that the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments etc. can function properly. As a part of chiropractic treatment, patients are advised to perform some basic exercises at home to enhance its effects. This can vary from some specific exercises to general practices such as icing of sore area, using heating pads or stretching. A chiropractor also examines your lifestyle, eating habits, physical workout routine and then suspects the reason for occurrence of such a problem. After careful analysis of various factors, chiropractitioner prescribe various methods that will reduce and dissolve the pain, overcome injury or misalignment if there is any, and thus help in healing of the body.

Chiropractic treatment also involves body massages for muscle relaxation and skeletal alignment. It can also include use of herbal remedies. Exercises, adjustments and manipulations are done to prevent re-injury after a patient has recovered.

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