Tag: Infant

Slipped Disc and KST Chiropractic Care

A slipped, or prolapsed, disc is a medical condition affecting the spine that may cause severe lower back pain. The bones that make up the spine – the vertebrae – have cartilage discs between them, connected by a gel-like tissue. A slipped disc is caused when the soft part of the disc bulges through the circle of connective tissue. (Think of a jelly doughnut) The disc does not actually slip out of place, but rather it bulges, causing a push on the spinal cord.

An injured disc can many times be symptom-free. However, when pain does occur, it is often due to the pressure placed on the spinal cord. This type of pressure can result in feeling muscle spasm, paralyzed muscles, disturbed feelings in the limbs, and even problems controlling the bladder.

How KST Chiropractic Can Help Slipped Discs

A doctor of chiropractic will evaluate the area of concern and develop a treatment plan that includes chiropractic care to ease the slipped disc symptoms and facilitate healing. Chiropractic adjustments to remove subluxation (areas of disrupted communication) are proven effective for disc complaints. Using KST Chiropractic allows Dr. Pat to work precisely with the area of concern, including adjusting the disc itself if needed.  The precision of KST Chiropractic directs Dr. Pat to the exact location and indicates intensity and duration of contact.  KST Chiropractic adjustments clear interference in the nervous system, allowing the disc the ability to heal itself.  Frequently the care in our office avoids costly  surgery and improves function of the whole body for the patient.

Try KST Chiropractic to Support Infants with Colic

When a child cries for an extended period of time but is well-fed, rested, and comfortable, there’s a chance they may suffer from colic. Colic is defined by extended crying for a set period of time, which most doctors define as greater than three hours a day, three days a week, and more than three weeks in a row.

The birth process can be tramatic for babies, potentially making an infant more susceptible to disease and sickness. A very gentle and soothing, but powerful, KST chiropractic adjustment can be provided as soon as the first day of birth.

See this baby get adjusted with KST here.

In one study, 73 chiropractors adjusted 316 infants (median age 5.7 weeks at initial examination) with moderate to severe colic (average 5.2 hours of crying per day). The infant’s mothers were provided a diary and kept track of the baby’s symptoms, intensity and length of the colicky crying as well as how comfortable the infant seemed. 94% of the children within 14 days of chiropractic care (usually three visits) showed a satisfactory response. After four weeks, the improvements were maintained. One fourth of these infants showed great improvement after the very first chiropractic adjustment. The remaining infants all showed improvement within 14 days. Note: 51% of the infants had undergone prior unsuccessful treatment, usually drug therapy.

Klougart N, Nilsson N and Jacobsen J (1989)   J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1989 (Aug);12 (4): 281-288

Source:

http://icpa4kids.org/Chiropractic-Research/infantile-colic-treated-by-chiropractors-a-prospective-study-of-316-cases.html