Sunday, May 9, 2010

Why do I do what I do?

This is a question that people ask all the time. Remember being a little kid? Remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? For me I wanted to be a chicken hunter. As it turns out, the field of chicken hunting was on the decline as I was growing up and I faced a series of disappointments in securing a position in the declining field. Does this sound similar? Maybe you wanted to be a policeman, fireman, doctor, trash man, whatever it was you wanted to be something “important” when you grew up. For me I’ve always wanted to help people when I grew up. Then “real life” got in the way. I was graduating from undergrad and was engaged and needed to get a job to be able to provide for a family. I found myself working at Pfizer and really enjoying working with some of the most talented people in the pharmaceutical research industry, and being able to help people. Six years later I had my first experience with Chiropractic. It was an adjustment that changed my life, and eventually propelled me into becoming a Chiropractor myself. So why am I Chiropractor today? Honestly, it’s because I love people and love having an opportunity to help people, and I want to share the amazing power of the Chiropractic adjustment with everyone. I know that the healing methods of Chiropractic are different than what most people expect from healthcare, but Chiropractic works, and it works with the human body to naturally heal. I know that sometimes it’s hard to understand that the process isn’t instant, and it takes time. and sometimes, in the beginning, it hurts more before you get better. On more than one occasion I’ve seen people walk away from my office with unmet expectations, and I also know that it’s because I haven’t educated them properly, but I’m getting better at that, and for every person I’ve disappointed I can point to many others that have received more than they expected from the care I’ve given them. Understanding chiropractic and the far ranging effects it has on the function of the body takes time. I wouldn't recommend anything to one of my patients that I wouldn't recommend to my own mother. It’s a paradigm shift from a traditional American health expectation. But why do I do it? Because there are people in the world that have reached the end of their rope with what traditional medicine can do for them, and they need more hope, and wellness. That’s why I show up every day; for the smiles on the faces of my patients. I really do have the best job in the world.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Period of Purple Crying?

Lately I've been hearing on the local radio an advertisement about the "Period of Purple Crying" where they say Children 2 weeks to six months in age cry for no reason and you're suppose to not shake them. it talks about how Dr's can't find anything wrong with these baby's. does that sound reasonable to you? that a human being or a whole plethora of human beings would just randomly cry for hours on end with no reason? why don't people look at the research? Chiropractic has an answer for a lot of these. (I'm not saying every crying baby is a Chiropractic case, but I would look to subluxation of the spine as a major factor in an otherwise apparently healthy baby crying uncontrolably. please look at this case study reported in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal and Family Health which was published earlier this month.

a case study in the scientific journal, the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal and Family Health that documents the case of a two week old male infant who was helped with chiropractic, after suffering with a number of abdominal problems, along with an inability to sleep properly.

In this case the infant was brought to the chiropractor by the mother who was under care during her pregnancy. The two week old boy was in distress and suffering from excessive crying, abdominal distension, constipation, and gas. He was unable to sleep properly and was clinching his fists in obvious pain. The mother reported that her infant son was unable to have a bowel movement or belch. He was unable to sleep during the day and was only sleeping sporadically at night.

Because of their child's inability to sleep properly the parents were also being sleep deprived. The mother's general practitioner even went so far as to recommend anti-depressants and tranquilizers, however; she tried an over the counter sleep aid instead.

The chiropractic examination showed a crying infant in apparent distress with areas of muscle spasm, tight ligaments and multiple vertebral misalignments in his spine. Chiropractic care was initiated using specific techniques designed to correct the vertebral subluxations found in this infant.

The results on this infant were immediate. During the adjustment the child belched, and immediately following the adjustment the child had a bowel movement before he even had a chance to leave the office. Within five adjustments his mother reported that her son's bowel movements had started to become more regular, and he was belching better after meals. The mother noted that in the initial part of care, if she had missed a visit that the child's distress would return, but would be corrected upon her son's next visit.

This case study reported that after 16 adjustments, his mother noted significant and longer lasting abatement of his symptoms and crying. His colicky behavior and constipation had resolved. His bowel movements had returned to normal and he only cried when he was either hungry or sleepy.

The study author wrote in his conclusion, "Resolution of all presenting symptomology was noted following the introduction of chiropractic care concomitant with a reduction in vertebral subluxation."

give chiropractic a chance to help you and your baby live healther and happier lives.