Being Pregnant

pregnancy

In the past several months we have had the pleasure of treating numerous female patients while in the various stages of their pregnancies. In fact, most of them have been in the final trimester and several were at nine months pregnant.  They all had a common issue: THEIR BACKS WERE KILLING THEM! […]

Continue Reading

Back to School

Today marks the beginning of the second week of school for many children in the school districts around our office. For some, their first day is actually today! With all the busyness that comes with being back in classes and the after school activities, it can be hard to maintain getting regular […]

Continue Reading

Children’s Adjustments

On Monday, we talked about how it’s beneficial to be adjusted during pregnancy, but did you know that Doctor Becerra also recommends that children, and even babies, get adjusted? When patients are in our office and see pictures of the doctor’s son being adjusted at about three months old, the most common […]

Continue Reading

Steroids and Kids

Steroid Use in Youth: Prevention and Detection The use of anabolic steroids is a hot sports issue. It has implications for both professional players and for young athletes who feel that they won’t have a competitive edge without steroids or other performance enhancers. But, while professional athletes have a variety of trainers, […]

Continue Reading

Breech Deliveries

What about chiropractic care and breech deliveries? The late Larry Webster, D.C., Founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association(ICPA), developed a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment which enables chiropractors to establish balance in the pregnant woman’s pelvis and reduce undue stress to her uterus and supporting ligaments. This balanced state in the […]

Continue Reading

Backpack Misuse

Back pain is pervasive among American adults, but a new and disturbing trend is emerging. Young children are suffering from back pain much earlier than previous generations, and the use of overweight backpacks is a contributing factor, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). In fact, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission […]

Continue Reading

School Backpacks-Part 2

What Can You Do? The ACA offers the following tips to help prevent the needless pain that backpack misuse could cause the students in your household. Make sure your child’s backpack weighs no more than 5 to 10 percent of his or her body weight. A heavier backpack will cause your child […]

Continue Reading

My Child & Chiropractic

Life is a miracle.  Two cells become four and four become eight and so on until nine months later a perfect human enters the world.  Your child’s heart started beating  at 24 days.  Her eyes formed at 36 days.  This miracle unfolds perfectly-unless there is interference. Will my pediatrician approve of chiropractic […]

Continue Reading

Babies Need Chiropractic

Why do babies need chiropractic? Today’s birthing procedures can put tremendous pressures on a child’s spine.  And while injury from forceps deliveries may be less common today, vacuum extraction and eager hands can do even more damage by pulling, forcing and twisting the baby’s young neck and spine.  Without the language to […]

Continue Reading

Your Pregnancy

pregnancy

With your pregnancy come hormonal changes, a shift in body weight and a laxity of connective tissues.  New stresses are experienced by the lower back and pelvis.  Many women report that their pregnancies were easier and their delivery times shorter when they received chiropractic care.  Even today’s birthing procedures can put tremendous […]

Continue Reading