Quick Tip Babies and Launguage

Just another reason to help keep your babies nervous system healthy! Don’t miss this window of opportunity.

Today Fox News reported that “University of Pennsylvania researchers found that infants aged

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between six and nine months can grasp the meaning of common words months before they can speak them.” In healthy infants the first subluxation often happens during child birth and a lot happens in the first 6 months. Doesn’t your child deserve the best chance to meet these milestones. Consult a family chiropractor today about getting your babies spine checked.

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Quick Tip Proton Pump Inhibitors

Proton Pump Inhibitors Raise Diarrhea Risk, Warns FDA

What are Proton Pump Inhibitors PPI. They are medications such as Dexlansoprazole (Kapidex, Dexilant), Esomeprazole (Nexium, Esotrex), Lansoprazole (Prevacid, Zoton, Monolitum, Inhibitol, Levant, Lupizole), Omeprazole (Losec, Prilosec, Zegerid, ocid, Lomac, Omepral, Omez), Pantoprazole (Protonix, Somac, Pantoloc, Pantozol, Zurcal, Zentro, Pan, Controloc), and Rabeprazole (Zechin, Rabecid, Nzole-D, AcipHex, Pariet, Rabeloc). Hey are used to treat many stomach problems such as acid re-flux. If you are on these medication you may want to consult a physician if you have chronic or persistent diarrhea, and look for a more natural and gentle solution.

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Quick Tip Ice or Heat

Should I pick ice or heat? Ice is almost always safe, where heat can cause more damage to the area of injury. If you have an ice allergy or major vascular problem you should consult your physician first. Heat on the other hand is a great pain reliever but it increases inflammation. In conditions such as back injuries, sprains or strains and sports related injuries more inflammation equals more tissue damage and a longer period to heal.
So if you have low back pain or neck pain you should initially use ice until consulting with a physician. To use ice apply for 15 to 20 min. then leave off for at least an hour. If you use anything other than water ice put a towel or tee shirt between you and the gel pack. The gel pack is the temperature of the freezer and can give you ice burn otherwise.
It is important to remember that the acute phays can last several weeks due to re injury and does not necessarily fit the ice for three days while acute then use heat.

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What is a quick tip? It is my blog entry that is a short piece of advice articles apposed to a full length  articles. It is quick advice in a paragraph or less. It is often based on something that is in the news or I was asked about during the day that I think everyone should know.

Chiropractic and wellness tips for Wilkes  Barre PA.
 
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The Webster Technique

A technique for pregnant women.

by ICPA Staff Writer

You have seen the Webster’s Technique — that chiropractic technique to help pregnant mothers with breech babies — featured on The Learning Channel’s hit series “A Baby Story.” You have read about it in Mothering magazine and Midwifery Today. You have seen it on the Internet. You have heard it talked about by birthing professionals. Perhaps potential patients have asked you about it. But what is it?

The Webster Technique, discovered by Dr. Larry Webster, founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), is a specific chiropractic adjustment for pregnant mothers. It is a chiropractic technique designed to relieve the causes of intrauterine constraint.

Formerly known as Webster’s “In-Utero Constraint Technique” or “Webster’s Breech Turning Technique,” the Webster Technique was developed by Dr. Webster in 1978. For over 20 years, it has been highly successful in relieving intrauterine constraint and allowing babies to get into the best possible position for birth.

What is intrauterine constraint? Intrauterine constraint is defined as any forces external to the developing fetus that obstructs the normal movement of the fetus. Intrauterine constraint can prevent the developing fetus from attaining a head down vertex position and achieving a vaginal birth, resulting in caesarean section delivery. Today, nearly 13% of all caesarean deliveries performed are due to breech presentation.

In 1985, the World Health Organisation (WHO) proposed 15% as the highest acceptable limit for caesarean section rates. This figure was based on the caesarean section rates of countries with the lowest perinatal mortality rates in the world. In 1991, the figure was adopted as a goal for the year 2000 by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Currently, approximately 4.6 % of all singleton pregnancies develop into breech presentation and the incidence of perinatal mortality with breech presentation is approximately four times that of a vertex presentation. While many infants in breech presentation before 34 weeks will convert spontaneously to a cephalic presentation, few will do so afterward.

Decreasing the number of caesareans for breech presentation has been offered as a strategy to reach the Healthy People 2000 goal of 15% caesarean section rate. The importance of preventing intrauterine constraint and subsequent caesarean section delivery is apparent, considering in the United States approximately 22% of all births were caesarean section deliveries. In Canada the incidence of caesarean section ranges from 15%-22%, depending on the province. The Webster Technique is a chiropractic means of decreasing the number of caesareans for breech presentation.

Performance of the Webster Technique involves analysis of the relationship of the bones of the pelvis, and correction of aberrant bio-mechanics through the use of a light force chiropractic adjustment of the sacrum (Step 1). It also involves analysis and relief of specific abdominal muscle tension or spasm (Step 2). Both steps are intended to relieve the musculoskeletal causes of intrauterine constraint that may lead to caesarean section delivery.

This is not a breach turning technique although by removing intrauterine constraint which may allow the baby to turn as well as help with the low back and leg pain often experienced during pregnancy. The pain of pregnancy is well controlled by a family chiropractor without the use of medications.

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We can treat  back pain  related to pregnancy including sciatica, disc, herniation,  slipped disc, stenosis, and much more.