As we shift gears from being in the Winter months and now getting into the heart of Spring here in Birmingham, more and more people have been coming into the office. Of the many types of patients we see, we have had so many of our patients coming in being pregnant. They have ranged from, "we just found out!" to week 34-36, "just get me out of pain!"
Many of you as patients have been admonished by your chiropractor and/or chiro-wise friends for self-adjusting (ie “popping your own back”). While there is no denying that doing so can provide short-term relief, it’s not a wise long-term solution. Here’s why.
Have you ever had a sharp stabbing pain with each breath? An even deeper breath makes the pain significantly worse. Some people describe this feeling as being just as bad as having a heart attack, while others feel an intense and constant dull ache that will not go away behind their shoulder blade. It's hard to explain what it feels like unless someone has experienced it for themselves because after they've been adjusted by the chiropractor, if they are skilled at mobilizing ribs, then there should be significant relief from any further rib misalignment issues in no time flat!
In this blog post by Dr. Belinda Palmer we discuss the Signs of the Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (STNR): Poor eye-hand coordination. Abnormal or skipped crawling. Difficulty tracking or catching a ball. Messy eater. Difficulty adjusting binocular vision from distance to near. Poor learning abilities. Anchors feet behind chair legs while sitting “W” position when sitting on the floor. Reading and writing are easily lying on the floor with the legs extended. Difficulty aligning numbers for math calculations.
Are you a regular headache sufferer? Is your doctor unable to provide a cure for your headaches, or do they just mask the problem with painkillers? If so, you may be helped by our chiropractic care!
In this article, I discuss the role back braces play in low back pain treatment, and how they can be detrimental to your recovery if you suffer from low back pain.
Every day I talk to patients who are nervous about their adjustment. While it’s totally natural to be nervous about any new experience, I’d like to point out some facts that put the true safety of chiropractic into perspective.