Chiropractic Is a Good Idea During and After Pregnancy

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If you’re pregnant or say if you have kids, even a newborn, should you think about chiropractic care? Well that’s exactly what we’re talking with our Costal Expert about today. Joining me now is Dr.

Allison Arvin who is a chiropractor with The Joint Chiropractic. Hi, Dr. Arvin, it’s great to see you. Nice to see you too, Natalie. So let’s jump right in because you know when a person is pregnant that might be something that they don’t always think about, chiropractic care.

So why should women get adjusted when they’re pregnant? Absolutely, I mean your body is going through a lot of changes when you’re pregnant, and some of them you can see. Obviously that adorable little baby bump is just growing right away, but some of them are actually deep down on a physiologic level, like a hormonal level, and those influence too.

Between both of those there’s a tremendous need for chiropractic. I’m gonna elaborate just a little bit more about that. As that baby bump grows you’ve got a lot of weight out all in one place, right out in front, and it shows up really quickly over time and when it shows up that fast you tend to have a little more strain on the low back.

That’s why pregnant women have a hard time sometimes they have back pain when they’re sleeping or if they’re standing for too long, that sort of thing. That’s typically what happens is the weights pulling that far forward.

And then the hormonal changes that are happening on the inside are really happening because you’re creating different things. So your body’s secreting a hormone called relaxin, something it has and lower levels normally but during pregnancy it kind of ups the ante a little bit, and you have more relaxin that’s actually coming out and it does as the name suggests it relaxes things, and as it starts to relax things what actually happens is that normal integrity of the ligaments changes.

So normally they’re there to kind of limit your movement, but we need them to stretch and give a lot more. So as the relaxants working you lose temporarily that structural integrity that you had, and so because of that you feel the effects of gravity and you feel how much strain that belly is putting on you towards the end of pregnancy, more and more.

And that’s why more doctors are actually recommending chiropractic care to their patients during pregnancy. And of course we do know that pregnancy is one of the biggest changes that woman can actually go through or experience.

But as you mentioned I mean, chiropractic care can sometimes make you have a more comfortable pregnancy. So can you elaborate a little bit more on that. Absolutely, I mean we were just talking about some of the pains, low back aching is a pretty common one but you can also have pain shooting down your legs which is commonly cone known as like sciatic-type symptoms.

You can have fingertip numbness that carpal tunnel type symptom, you can get headaches at different times, you can get heartburn, all sorts of things, and chiropractics been shown to be helpful with almost all of them, which is just wonderful news.

But my favorite and this might shock you a little bit, my favorite one overall has nothing to do with symptoms during pregnancy, it has everything to do with labor. With labor? Absolutely. And that is music to a lot of ears out there.

Yes and that is proven. There is medical research out there, they did a study where they compared women who were getting adjusted regularly throughout their pregnancy, versus those who weren’t. And they found that the women who were getting adjusted in their pregnancy were actually having shorter labor times, yes.

That is definitely good to know. So let’s talk about how it works, because I know that there may be some pregnant folks out there right now, pregnant women watching our show right now and they may have never even dreamed of getting adjusted during a pregnancy.

So how does it work? I mean is it something that’s going to be painful? Absolutely not. It normally feels wonderful, you almost feel like you get kind of addicted to that when you’re pregnant because so few things actually give you relief, and this one really does.

But what we’re doing even though we’re giving you some great relief, we’re actually optimizing the pelvis for the best ability to move. So we talked a little bit about that relaxin and picture the bottom part of your pelvis, you have your tailbone sitting here, and those two big pelvic bones that kind of look like elephant ears.

Right. And you look at the spine they’re sitting there and those three things are all attached and they need to kind of expand and flex evenly from side to side, and they especially need to do that when you go to deliver that baby.

So if one area is stuck and not really moving very well, and that relaxants taking effect you got everything else kind of slipping and sliding in this area is not, so you end up with kind of a twisted like oblong oval shape and no baby’s comfortable getting born that way.

Most babies aren’t even comfortable getting head down in that position. So that really could bring on some complications. Absolutely some things you wouldn’t expect. It sounds like it’s all about getting your body ready for this process to take place.

Absolutely and that that easily explains why it shortens labor times, I mean you’re ready to go. Let me ask you this. What age would you say is the youngest that you have adjusted or that you know that can be adjusted? I worked on my daughter hours after she was born in the hospital.

I’ve seen adults, athletes get adjusted and and that kind of thing but I can’t imagine a newborn being adjusted. It is not the same at all I mean, yes they have a spine, and yes we’re checking to see what’s out of alignment so that we can correct it.

But the corrections are they match the size of the child, so if we’re working on an infant a lot of times parents will tell me it looks like you just held my child. And although all the time I’m working away I’m seeing what’s out of place and I’m just letting the baby kind of move and as I hold pressure on areas that are stuck they can kind of actually move it on their own.

I’m just creating the little fulcrum to actually get that movement. I want to thank you Dr. Arvin for joining us today and providing us with all the information that you did. It’s is great to see you.

You too. If you’d like more information on The Joint Chiropractic or any of our Coastal Experts just go to our web page at WSAV.com [Music] if you’re pregnant or say if you have kids even a newborn should you think about chiropractic care well that’s exactly what we’re talking with our costal expert about today joining me now is dr.

allison arvind who is a chiropractor with the joint chiropractic hi dr. Arvind it’s great to see you nice to see you too Natalie so let’s jump right in because you know when a person is pregnant that might be something that they don’t always think about chiropractic care so why should women get adjusted when they’re pregnant absolutely I mean your body is going through a lot of changes when you’re pregnant and some of them you can see obviously that adorable little baby bump is just growing right away but some of them are actually deep down on a physiologic level like a hormonal level and those influence – between both of those there’s a tremendous need for chiropractic I’m gonna elaborate just a little bit more about that as that baby bump grows you’ve got a lot of weight out all in one place right out in front and it shows up really quickly over time and when it shows up that fast you tend to have a little more strain on the low back that’s why pregnant women have a hard time sometimes their back pain when they’re sleeping or if they’re standing for too long that sort of thing that’s that’s typically what happens is the weights pulling that far forward and then the hormonal changes that are happening on the inside are really happening because you’re creating different things so your body’s secreting a hormone called relaxin something it has and lower levels normally but during pregnancy it kind of ups the ante a little bit and you have more relaxed in that’s actually coming out and it does as the name suggests it relaxes things and as it starts to relax things what actually happens is that normal integrity of the ligaments changes so normally they’re there to kind of limit your movement but we need them to stretch and give a lot more so as the relaxants working you lose temporarily that structural integrity that you had and so because of that you feel the effects of gravity and you feel how much strain that belly is putting on you towards the end of pregnancy more and more and that’s why more doctors are actually recommending chiropractic care to their patients and we do know that pregnancy is one of the biggest changes that woman can actually go through or experience but as you mentioned I mean chiropractic care can sometimes make you have a more comfortable pregnancy so can you elaborate a little bit more on that absolutely I mean we were just talking about some of the pains low back aching is a pretty common one but you can also have pain shooting down your legs which is commonly cone known as like sciatic type symptoms you can have fingertip numbness that carpal tunnel type symptom you can get headaches at different times you can get heartburn all sorts of things and chiropractics been shown to be helpful with almost all of them which is just wonderful news but my favorite and this might shock you a little bit my favorite one overall has nothing to do with symptoms during pregnancy it has everything to do with labor with labor absolutely and that is music to a lot of years yes Aaron and that is proven there is medical research out there they did a study where they compared women who were getting adjusted regularly throughout their pregnancy versus those who weren’t and they found that the women who were getting adjusted in their pregnancy were actually having shorter labor times yes that is definitely good to know so let’s talk about how it works because yeah I know that there may be some pregnant folks out there right now pregnant women watching our show right now and they may have never even dreamed of getting adjusted during a pregnancy and so how does it work I mean is it something that’s going to be painful absolutely not normally feels wonderful you almost feel like you get kind of addicted to that when you’re pregnant because so few things actually give you relief and this one really does but what we’re doing even though we’re giving you some great relief we’re actually optimizing the pelvis for the best ability to move so we talked a little bit about that relaxin and picture the bottom part of your pelvis you have your tailbone sitting here and those two big pelvic bones that kind of look like elephant ears right and you look at the spine they’re sitting there and those three things are all attached and they need to kind of expand and flex evenly from side to side and they especially need to do that when you go to deliver that baby so if one area is stuck and not really moving very well and that relaxants taking effect you got everything else kind of slipping and sliding in this area is not so you end up with kind of a twisted like oblong oval shape and no baby’s comfortable getting born that way most babies aren’t even comfortable getting head down in that position that really so bring on some complications absolutely some things to be hey it sounds like it’s all about getting your body ready for this process to take place absolutely and that that easily explains why it shortens labor times I mean you’re ready to go let me know yeah this what age would you say it’s the youngest that you have adjusted or that you know that can be adjusted I worked on my daughter hours after she was born in the hospital I’ve seen adults athletes get adjusted and and that kind of thing but I can’t imagine a newborn being adjusted it is not the same at all I mean yes they have a spine and yes we’re checking to see what’s out of alignment so that we can correct it but the corrections are they match the size of the child so if we’re working on an infant a lot of times parents will tell me it looks like you just held my child and although all the time I’m working away I’m seeing what’s out of place and I’m just letting the baby kind of move and as I hold pressure on areas that are stuck they can kind of actually move it on their own I’m just creating the little fulcrum to actually get that movement I want to thank you dr.

Arvind for joining us today and providing us with all the information that you did is great to see you you too if you’d like more information on the joint chiropractic or any of our coastal experts just go to our web page at WUSA v.

com you

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Chiropractic Adjustment: Neck & Shoulders

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Hi I’m dr. David Russ chiropractor and neuromuscular therapist in Portland Oregon. Today we’re, going to demonstrate a neck and upper-back treatment on Matt Matt has some symptoms of stiffness and mild pain in his neck and upper back and a history of right shoulder injury and dislocation.

I like to start often with the patient’s seated. It gives me a chance to feel how their spine bears weight when they’re sitting, and I’m just going to feel each vertebra one by one feel it through its range of motion and see where any restrictions or fixations might Be at the same time, I’m feeling the musculature for trigger points, irritable areas, scar, tissue, tight, short muscles or areas that might be weak from overuse.

You sensitive here right here, oversee right here that’s, tender mm-hmm. We have three vertebrae in a row that are stuck together. We call that a fixation they’re, not moving in relationship to each other.

So a part of the goals of our treatment today are going to be to get that get that fixation moving and when she’s. Laying on his back, I’ll, get a better sense of exactly which one of these vertebrae needs to be adjusted, but one of them right here in the upper left so come lay facedown, please, with him face down.

I’m. Taking a survey of all of his muscles and his upper back and neck, it’s. A nice trigger point right here and I’m just going to compress and hold that for about a minute. Some nice deep breaths here good feel it loosening up already.

Does that referring thing anywhere in that or is it just right there? It was just right there and there’s. Another one right here. You feel a nice long top band in the muscle. It has a little nodule right in the center of it right there.

We’re, just gonna get that little nodule moving get the blood flow through it restore circulation and the trigger point will resolve usually in a day or two. The latissimus dorsi runs from here starts on this big thick fascial band, called the thoracolumbar fossa up to here and then rolls out tucks underneath his armpit here.

His lower trapezius starts on his 12 thoracic and runs up diagonally. This way, taking up this whole space and it’s, going to attach to his shoulder blade here and we’re. The two muscles cross right here.

You can see it’s, chunky it’s very common. This is a really common sight for trigger points to form right here where the lower trapezius muscle comes up and the latissimus dorsi muscle comes around these two muscles get stuck together and that creates a decrease in circulation to the muscle tissue muscle, tissue, gets compromised and Trigger points form in order to treat that you have to get those two muscles moving in relation to each other.

So let’s. Get some movement in here, Matt, okay, you’re gonna bring your elbow down, and then you’re gonna bring your elbow up just like this. I want you to do that five or six times so as he does that I’m, holding the lower trapezius up off of the latissimus and getting them to move in relation to each other free up.

A lot of movement in the shoulder in the neck one more time, good, let it rest just like that. I’m gonna lower you down, not sure if my mic is gonna pick up a crack. If I adjust this back, but I just put a towel here, somebody has don’t slide.

Okay, take some breaths in and out good bring it out. These are adjustments for the fixation I found when he was sitting up. We’re gonna look at this right, shoulder a little more okay, I didn’t, feel some referral to my left scales like you were, having the position and adjusted okay.

How’s? The spot right here? Okay, is that referring anywhere no just right there? Okay, so if your shoulder feels uncomfortable or vulnerable in any of these positions, just let me know. Okay, I’m feeling a little guarded towards the top okay.

Thank you. How’s this? It’s just like that. That’s better. This is his infraspinatus muscle and Terry’s minor two, really important muscles in the rotator cuff that I’ve stuck together and that’s, really restricting movement of his shoulder.

So today I would just want to start the process of getting these moving in relation to each other. You can’t. Do it all in one treatment, so just six or eight passes right through that little stuck area while encouraging and coaxing a little more movement out of his shoulder joint and that’s.

All we would want to do at once, so we can see his right shoulder is rolled forward and in a little bit indicating some tightness and shortness of his pectoral muscle, and that might be the original cause of the injury.

It might just be part of his body’s, way of compensating and guarding for a problem elsewhere, but either way we can’t. Let his shoulder just adapt that posture and stay there, because that’s going to create problems in his neck and upper back.

We can see a trigger point here in his pectoral muscle. Can you see it snapping a little bit there on the camera right there and that’s very characteristic of a trigger point or a little hyper contracted area of the muscle? In a trigger point, you get a few muscle fibers that are more contracted than the ones around it and that pulls on the connective tissue and blocks off circulation can create pain, changes.

The range of motion and the posture of the muscle and just creates all kinds of problems they’re very easy to treat if you can find them. It’s, just compression a little traction and get that little group of muscle, fibers.

Moving usually just about a half a minute to a minute of treatment and it’ll clear up in a couple of days, we’re gonna add a little movement to this treatment. Here again, I’m gonna move your arm. I want you to tell me if it feels uncomfortable, unstable, okay, so, as his pectoral muscle is rolling the shoulder in and forward, I want to just coax that muscle up and back a little bit just getting a few degrees right here, working that muscle that pectoral Muscle in that trigger point against the movement, getting some lengthening and opening in the connective tissue lengthening and opening in the shoulder restoring circulation in the end, it’s, the circulation and the movement that heals the tissue.

So that’s. Really the goal of most soft tissue therapy restore movement, restore circulation and the muscle will get better. This is a lot easier on a male, not a female. We have to do this with them, laying on their side and, of course, everybody’s always covered when they’re in here right here we have a vertebra that needs to be adjusted here.

It’s. The fourth cervical and it has shifted to the left and back so we’re, going to set it up with a little tension. Moving forward into the right make sure his head stays as close to neutral as we can and just give it a push so that’s, a demonstration of a cervical upper back and shoulder treatment.

Everybody needs something a little different, depending on their condition and their needs, but this is what a lot of our treatments here look like. Thank you, Matt really appreciate it.

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Graston Technique Treatment for Achilles Tendon Injury – Chiropractor Georgetown KY- Sports Chiropractor

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We thought you would enjoy this article we found on YouTube about the Gastron technique  used on Achilles tendon.

we’re talking about the graston technique and we’ve done a few videos on the graston technique. We’re, going to continue that series today.

We’re working with Mackenzie burns here and we’re, going to be talking about graston technique for the calf and specifically for the Achilles tendon. So what we would call Achilles tendinitis, so we always start with a little bit of amoliant to reduce the friction.

On the skin surface. You’re. Going to put this on now. Graston technique has its own amoliant that you can buy from them. You can also use other things as well. I found that the Moyet they have works pretty good, and so I like to use that it doesn’t absorb into the skin quite so easily a couple different graston instruments that I would use for achilles tendinitis.

Okay, this we call the gt5 and you’ll, see head as a a concave surface, and the treatment edge is not too aggressive. So as we apply the grasped and treatment, what I feel is areas that feel smooth and also areas that feel gritty and restricted.

Now you’ll, feel a gritty, gravel road, restricted feeling in an area that has had a lot of repetitive stress. Maybe an area that’s been injured before, where the superficial layer of the fascia has remodeled in response to that injury, and so at first I like to scan through the entire area and identify these areas.

Now you’ll notice that almost right away, we get some red blocking that’s, where the blood flow is being increased. This is tremendous for increasing circulation and promoting healing. Now in McKenzie in particular.

Here I can feel the most gritty area right down where the Achilles tendon starts to to insert into her heel bone her calcaneus here and so that area. I would focus on more than the rest as it is the grittiest now.

If I wanted to get more focused with this treatment, I would switch instruments and I would use a convex surface. So what you’re going to notice is that this one? I’m, going to get a more focused surface area and this one has a more broad surface area, and so, with this she’s, going to feel it a little bit more intense.

And how important to remember is that, as we’re remodeling, these soft tissues, they can be tender. The first visit or two of graston technique is always the toughest and the most uncomfortable, but then you notice the benefits and it’s.

Definitely well worth it, so we would frame down and work right around the Achilles tendon as it inserts here and McKenzie. Oh, it was a a high level skier back in Oregon, and so she ‘ S definitely got some things going on from wearing those ski boots and competing at a high level, but you’ll notice, right away, just the firestick red appearance of the Achilles tendon there as we promote the healing right in there.

So the graston technique, a couple things that I focus on as a practitioner is scanning. The whole area identifying which area has the most adhesions, making sure that we’re, going both directions all through the fashio, because it does feel different and you will catch different areas that are restricted in there.

A common graston treatment is going to last anywhere from about three to seven minutes, sometimes longer than that, depending on how big of an area that we’re, treating and typically, I would work an area about this big in one day now she had Achilles tendonitis or calcaneal apophysitis, or a strained calf.

I would also want to work into the bottom of the foot as well. We’ll, save that for another video, but this is what graston technique looks like okay and what it the procedure behind it. So dr. John Wilhelm, at pro chiropractic, demonstrating graston technique.

If you want to see more videos, click the links right below, we have a lot of videos that demonstrate the different, unique treatments we provide, including the graston technique. And if you’d, like a special report on rest and technique, be sure to click the link on our website below or go to ProCare oh em T com.

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Chiropractic Adjustments EXPLAINED – CHIROPRACTOR IN GEORGETOWN KY

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Everyone’s crack their knuckles before, but have you ever wondered what the sound you’re hearing actually is today I’m going to go through what happens to your body when you get a chiropractic adjustment.

I’m dr. Jenn from strengthen you. Your fitness is therapy experts. First, I’ll. Go through what an adjustment actually is. We call it spinal, manipulative therapy or SMT it’s, actually a high velocity, low amplitude thrust.

That is applied to a joint. Basically, what that means is that it’s, a quick but not forceful, thrust applied to the joint. This is why someone my size is able to adjust someone much larger, because it’s.

All about the quickness of the adjustment and not about the force that you’re, providing next, I’m, going to talk about what a joint is. A joint is two bones coming together. Usually it’s, surrounded by a capsule and in that capsule there’s, fluid which allows the joints to glide smoothly past each other.

Every joint within our body is designed to move in a certain range of motion. Our elbow moves differently than, for example, our neck, our mid-back and our low back. We call this our active range of motion, and this is a range of motion that we ourselves are able to move so, for example, twisting side to side.

We are able to get through the active range of motion. We also have a passive range of motion that we ourselves are not able to engage that’s, why we need therapist or chiropractors to help us attain that range of motion as well.

An adjustment aims to restore proper movement and range of motion in a joint that is restricted or not moving properly. In most cases, during an adjustment, an audible pop or the cracking sound is heard when a joint is adjusted or moved quickly.

An air bubble may be released from the fluid inside the capsule that causes the audible popping or cracking sound. In most cases, this sound is audible and loud, but it’s not associated with pain at all.

Most adjustments are pain-free. Chiropractic adjustments are not only beneficial when you’re experiencing pain, or you have severe symptoms. They’re, also great for maintenance and prevention. I’m dr.

Jenn from strengthen you and remember you only one strategy away from crushing your fitness goals.

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