Tag: Scoliosis

The Whole Poop on Chiropractic

A seven year-old boy was brought by his mom to our clinic this week, several months after she started considering chiropractic care for him to address behavior issues. Her ultimate motivation this week was to solve his longstanding chronic constipation issue. The patient frequently hadn’t moved his bowels for several days at a time, and when he did it was usually accidental. This had dramatic psychosocial implications for him. His pediatrician recommended laxatives to “solve the problem”, but mom knew it was masking symptoms at best, and not doing that very well.

My associate doctor conducted a Stress Response Evaluation (evaluating stress effects on the brain and body) which showed his brain and nerve system are under-aroused. Some hallmark signs of under-aroused brains are poor attention, impulsive, poor concentration, easily distracted and constipation. After the evaluation and first adjustment, the mom begrudgingly made a follow-up appointment for the next week. The next morning she called to schedule an appointment immediately, emotionally telling the front desk “he pooped 3 times since his adjustment yesterday!!!”.

A few adjustments later, this smart and funny kid’s mom has noticed dramatic increases in the length of his ability to focus (we’ll address that in a future blog!) on schoolwork. She also noted a positive shift in the energy of their household, and great relief that she doesn’t need to discuss bowel movements constantly with a boy his age any more. His mood and confidence are greater. Please share this case with friends who may be having this experience with their kids – you could spark a shift in the better for their family.

Want to know how healthy you are? Get your brain health evaluated by a doctor that specializes in brain function by calling (207) 897-2332




What is Thompson Technique?

This technique was developed by Dr. J. Clay Thompson and has completely evolved into one of the most utilized approaches because of its results. With this being said, this technique is unique because it requires the use of an adjusting table that actually moves with the adjustment, allowing for decompression of the disc and a natural healing approach for those who are suffering from ill health.

This is a specific chiropractic technique that uses mechanical and hands-on manipulation / adjustment which is primarily utilized to support healing of cervical and lumbar disc herniation, non-disc spinal disorders such as arthritis, and to increase mobility of spinal joints which allows the brain to communicate healing more efficiently.

Dr. Pat has used this technique in his practice for more then a decade.  This technique has a proven track record of interrupting the stress response and increasing function.  When combined with the ability that Koren Specific Technique provides it increases the potential for amazing results.

Type us a message and let us know that you’d like to schedule.




What is Koren Specific Technique?

Koren Specific Technique (KST for short) is a revolutionary chiropractic adjusting technique that provides our practice members with efficient and lasting results. Discovered by Dr. Tedd Koren in 2003, this technique is gentle yet very powerful.

Using an adjusting instrument called an ArthroStim that allows for precise and specific adjusting, there is no twisting, cracking, or popping. All ages benefit from KST chiropractic care from newborn to elderly and everyone in between. Because of the neurological (brain-based) nature of the post-doctoral study our doctor has pursued, he has found that KST chiropractic is the perfect way to “ask the body” what needs correction, which honors the wisdom of the brain and nervous system by never doing too much or too little.

See Dr. Pat correcting subluxations and neurological patterns while a practice member explains some of the great changes he has had while under the care of Dr. Keiran.

Contact us NOW and start healing today!




How My Brain Fixed My Back Pain

Hear from local Rumford, ME business owner, Kevin Kaulback, as he explains how he went from unhealthy pain to a healthy brain with the help of Neurologically Based Chiropractic care!

Brain Balance and Stress Response Evaluation

The combination of KST Chiropractic Care and the NeuroInfiniti examination is a large part of what makes our office so unique. The NeuroInfiniti technology allows Dr. Keiran to see exactly how well your unique brain and nervous system is functioning under stress. This medical-grade research equipment allows our doctor to see exactly how each patient’s brain/body physiology is responding to their life’s stress and more importantly, how well they are recovering from it.

Koren Specific Chiropractic Care (KST) gives the doctor the ability to ask the body where to begin and end, much like knowing the combination to a lock. This method detects more and different subluxations than we could with other techniques, and also adjust structures in the body in different directions.  It allows for easy assessment of TMJ, headaches caused by head traumas, PTSD, and so many others.  Our office was the first in the state to offer this high level of care.

With the use of the NeuroInfiniti and KST, Dr. Pat is able to make care recommendations that are tailored to every unique individual’s brain state and healing potential. The exam is painless and non-invasive, sensors are attached to the head, hands and ears with paste.  Dr. Pat frequently requests this exam on the first visit and again for re-examination purposes.

To have your brain and nervous system tested, simply list your contact info below and someone from our team will contact you ASAP.




Chiropractic Care for Children

The Chiropractic care that we provide is an effective and affordable program that addresses children’s function, including those with the brain, immunity, nervous and musculoskeletal systems. Gentle, noninvasive and drug-free, chiropractic adjustments for children can change lives.  With improved function children can reach for optimal health.

Chiropractic Care and Acute Conditions in Children

Acute conditions may result from birth trauma, sports mishaps and exposure to toxins. Chiropractic care benefits children by improving brain balance for their overall health. When central nervous system communication is disrupted during birth or from an event, the body can become stuck in fight or flight. A chiropractic adjustment can restore motion and improve balance in brain & nervous system function. Parents frequently report improvement in children’s health issues such as acute earache, upper respiratory infections, improved behavior, greater performance on school work, reduction of pain, improved digestion and better sleep.

Chiropractic Care and Chronic Conditions in Children

KST Chiropractic Care is a great fit for children that suffer from chronic conditions.  Symptoms may be misleading and a thorough exam in our office may help discover natural solutions.  It is our greatest pleasure to help improve the lives of children in our community, our future leaders.

If you want to learn more about ADD/ADHD and find out if your child’s brain shows patterns of these disorders, read THIS.

Chiropractic Care and Prevention of Ailments

In addition to maintaining children’s health, regular visits to our office will help instill the value of proactive health care in youngsters. They’ll be more likely to monitor and manage their health as they grow up.  Encouraging good lifelong health habits is one of chiropractic’s many benefits for kids.

If you want your kids to have their brain and nervous system checked, enter your contact information below and someone from our team will reach out to you ASAP.




What is Wellness Chiropractic?

More often than not, when we tell someone that we are a chiropractic office, they immediately associate our vocation with neck and/or back pain. What many do not realize, however, is that chiropractic is a health care modality that provides significantly more than just a solution for pain. Chiropractic is a lifestyle that involves all aspects of wellness, including brain balance, exercise, nutrition, personal development, and stress relief. We have been fortunate to work with people from all walks of life (including newborns, children, adolescents and elderly) and the outcome has been miraculous.

We define chiropractic care as the finding and correcting of the subluxation complex, which is the interference that is taking place between your Central Nervous System (CNS) and your brain. It is important to recognize that our CNS is in full control of our entire body and it’s health IS your health.

We can’t remove the stress from your life, but we CAN teach you (and your brain) how to properly recover from it.  Clearing your brain and body from subluxation, gives your brain the ability to regain and maintain improved control over all body systems, giving you the ability to THRIVE.

When visiting our practice, we take the chiropractic lifestyle to a level where it becomes REAL for you. Not only do we offer neurological brain based chiropractic adjustments, but we also offer programs with continued education on topics such as; essential oils, whole food nutrition, meditation, nutritional cleanse, and stress relief.

With this being said, please contact our offices at 897-2332 today so that we can schedule a health consultation with you.

No time to call?  Drop us a line below with your contact information and someone from our team will reach out to you ASAP.




 

Scoliosis and KST Chiropractic Care

Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curve of the spine. Everyone’s spine has natural curves; however, those suffering from scoliosis have spines that also curve from side to side, independent from posture. The spine of a person with scoliosis looks more like an “S” or a “C” rather than a straight line. It usually does begin as a postural distortion, but may eventually become a permanent deformity. Allowed to advance, it may interfere with the lungs, heart and many other vital organs.

Why Does Scoliosis Occur?

Scoliosis is called an idiopathic disease because the cause is unknown. It is often caused by neuromuscular conditions (cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy), birth defects that affect bones of the spine to develop, and infections of the spine. Other causes of scoliosis include bone collapse, major back surgery and osteoporosis.

How KST Chiropractic Care Can Help Scoliosis:

Dr. Pat uses KST Chiropractic Care for gentle and effective adjustments and may possibly include bio-feedback training for maximum results.  Usually, scoliosis correction depends on age, how much you’re likely to grow, how much curving there is, and potential for adaptability.  Significant research suggests that the function and structure of the spine can be improved by chiropractic adjustments, thus relieving the discomfort associated with scoliosis.  Dr. Pat has had success with many scoliosis cases and enjoys working with children and young adults to improve health outcomes, naturally.