Thursday, April 23, 2009
So, after getting some relief from her low back pain, she brought her toddler in to get checked out.
He had recently had three cycles of ear infections in a row and was dependent on antibiotics each time to help him overcome them.
After a spinal exam and computerized thermal scan, it was evident that he had some subluxations in his neck and upper back areas. He also had congested sinuses and blocked or at least inflamed Eustachian tubes.
He was adjusted gently in both his mid back and neck and then given a massage to his sinuses and the area of his neck relating to the neck lymph nodes and Eustachian tubes.
He came in two days later and was already feeling better and the sinus congestion and ear infections had decreased. By the next week, he was free of the ear infection and sinus challenges.
Now some three months later, he continues to be healthy and happy and free of infections for the first time in his short life.
The body knows how to heal itself...sometimes it just needs a little help.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Parents turning to chiropractors instead of pediatricians. The overall text is decent and from a bigger article from USA Today on Monday March 31, 2009. The last line should be tweaked a little bit to: "Lawler stated that while he doesn't promise to cure any illness or disease, he does do his best to help remove interferences to healing and works hard at helping the body heal itself."
ALPINE -- More parents than ever are taking their kids to the chiropractor instead of a pediatrician.
Bill Lawler has been a chiropractor for 27 years. He's currently practicing at Chiropractic 4 Kids and Families in Alpine and says in the past couple of decades his patients have been getting younger. Nearly half are under the age of 18.
"Newborn babies, usually not seconds after they've been born, but within days to weeks definitely," he said.
He says most often parents bring kids in for ear infections but also for sleeping problems, bed wetting issues, colds, the flu and about anything else.
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine says nearly three percent of all U.S. children are treated by chiropractors. He cautions more studies need to be done to prove the techniques are safe and effective.
Lawler welcomes more research to document what works. Lawler says he never promises patients he's going to cure a child's sickness, but he says he'll work to relieve tension and stress from the body so the body can heal itself.