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Breastfeeding Difficulties Resolve After Chiropractic

The World Health Organization recommended that infants be breastfed for the first 6 months of life, with continued breastfeeding along with compatible foods for up to 2 years or more.

The American Academy of Pediatrics agreed that increased duration of breastfeeding provides significant health and developmental benefits for the child and the mother. The benefits for children include decreased number of ear infections, gastroenteritis, lower risk of obesity, and lower risk of asthma.

The current study involved a four-week-old female infant who was unable to effectively latch onto her mother’s left breast when held in the traditional cradle position or any other position. Her mother reported that chiropractic care was recommended by a lactation specialist, but her mother was unable to schedule an appointment until the following week. Otherwise, the patient appeared to be healthy with no abnormalities in her neurological and orthopedic tests.

The doctor of chiropractic found that the patient had a left head tilt and a total body posture that leaned to the left. By examination with palpation, the doctor of chiropractic found tight muscles in her right jaw joint, left neck and middle back areas. In addition, the doctor of chiropractic found several misalignments in the patient’s sacrum, middle back, neck, and cranium.

The infant began chiropractic care and was adjusted using the full-spine Diversified chiropractic technique (high velocity, low amplitude thrusts) adjusted to her weight and age. An infant toggle head piece was used for her neck misalignments. The toggle headpiece delivers an adapted neck drop mechanism which allows the adjustment to be gentle with a low force.

The toggle piece was also used to adjust the patient’s cranium and upper-middle back areas. Lastly, her right jaw was adjusted using a sustained contact technique.

After the patient was adjusted, a post visual analysis of her neck region showed an increased right rotation of her head and decrease in left head tilt. Post-palpation demonstrated a decrease in previously noted tight muscles of her right jaw and left neck region.

Breastfeeding was attempted right after her adjustment. The patient’s mother reported that she was able to latch perfectly and latched without interruption for 30 minutes. She had been scheduled to be seen twice a week until the latching issue was completely resolved. Her mother returned the next week and reported the patient’s inability to latch on her left breast had completely resolved.

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MLA Citation: Drobbin, Danielle, & Stallman, Jessica. “Resolution of Breastfeeding and Latching Difficulty Following Subluxation Based Chiropractic Care: Case Report and Review of the Literature.” Journal of Pediatric, Maternal, & Family Health. 2015.3 (2015): 102-108.

Mom’s to be…

Dr. Ken Weil - Atlanta chiropractic

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Hey mama, or mama-to-be!

I started Mom Loves Best to help other mothers like me who are struggling to do their best but feel totally overwhelmed at times.

Whether you’re pregnant, taking care of your newborn, or interested in becoming a more well-rounded parent, you’ll find resources here to help. Why don’t you get started with some of our most popular posts below? And don’t forget to say hi!

 

 

Chiropractic Atlanta – Bruce Lee and Chiropractic

When considering going to a chiropractor, many visualize a Bruce Lee movie.

This is far from the truth. Chiropractors are highly trained to safely provide an adjustment to the spine.  The unique and specific goal of the chiropractor is to remove the interference between the brain-body communication networks. This interference is called a subluxation. When corrected, pressure is removed, allowing the body to communicate better and heal itself. And there are many ways to do it and some methods are gentler than others. Depending on the patient, some techniques can be more affective for different body types and health conditions. Therefore, it is vital to have a complete chiropractic exam to determine which type is best for you.

Many things can influence the type of chiropractic care you may receive and because most doctors of chiropractic know many techniques, you can often let the doctor know if there is a method you prefer; making your visit to the chiropractor even more enjoyable. We are open to your suggestions and at our Chiropractic Atlanta office we use a method to assess your ability to function optimally and determine the most efficient way to help you. We are at your service.

The doctor may have been exposed to and enjoy techniques for children, for elderly, for athletes or for accident victims. Sometimes the technique used is the one they personally benefited from the most.

My goal was to learn 10 different ways to adjust a spinal segment. My personal technique combines everything I have learned. I call it the “Dr. Weil Technique.”

Generally, there are three basic categories of spinal adjustments. Each of these categories can be applied in many ways.

The first is a very common approach called “osseous” adjusting. This is when you hear the popping noise. Even with this procedure there are many variations because the vertebral segment can be adjusted from many different positions and angles. The chiropractors training and experience defines the success of the correction.

Another category is “light touch” adjusting. These techniques are more focused on the tone of the muscles. They are also appreciated by the high strung, the elderly and the kids. Often the adjustment is done using the amount of pressure to test a peach for ripeness.

The next type of adjusting involves mechanical instruments. Instrument adjusting can have many advantages that include, accuracy of force applied and repeatability. These techniques can lack that special something that can only be transmitted from human touch.

Aside from feeling better, a follow-up protocol is the only way to determine what has and will continue to work best for you. Our Chiropractic Atlanta office uses an advanced abstract functional assessment score to track your improvement. Call our office for your check-up today.  404-350-8000

We look forward to helping you.

To summarize, be sure to choose your doctor wisely. Use someone who does a complete chiropractic exam and has a method to follow-up with your improved function.

Breech Baby Position Changed

Commonly a breech presentation leads to a c-section delivery. Many obstetricians are not comfortable with breech delivery. A mom 35 weeks into her pregnancy, came into my office wondering if there was anything that could be done to help her. She was told by her midwife that she was breech. Having experience in the Webster Procedure for pelvic stabilization, I accepted her as a patient and started her with very specific and gentle adjustments of her sacrum and pelvis. After two weeks of daily care, the baby was correctly positioned. This was verified by the midwife and she was able to have a true normal birth. If you or someone you know is concerned about the position of their baby, please don’t hesitate to call. (404)350-8000. I would love to help.

My Chiropractor got me pregnant!

Chiropractic, wellness, family, pregnancy, perinatal care

Care of children

A study on infertility & chiropractic was published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research in 2003 by Madeline Behrendt, DC. It discussed the effectiveness of chiropractic for infertility. Fifteen women, who ranged in age from 22 – 64, were adjusted using a variety of techniques to remove nerve interference (SUBLUXATION). It was thought that the subluxation was possibly affecting their ability to conceive. The Results with chiropractic care were impressive to say the least – 14 of the 15 subjects became pregnant within 2 – 20 months of starting chiropractic care.

Changing Your Mental State

Dr Weil, Chiropractor, Atlanta, Georgia, Buckhead, Georgia Tech, Healing, CaringChanging your Paradigm or Mental State of Being:

You are in charge of you mental state!

Here is an exercise.
Think of a time when you were wonderfully happy. Now ask yourself… how was I breathing at the time? What was my facial expression? Was I smiling, laughing, screaming, or maybe confidently smirking? What was my posture like? Was it slouched or straight? Was I excited? How was I moving? Was I bouncing on my toes? What were my eyes focused on? Were they laser focused or darting around? Take note of these things.

NOW… when you are down and out, change your PHYSICAL states to the same things you noticed when you were happy. You can’t be sad or depressed and have all of those physical expressions.

So, smile, stand tall, breath faster, get excited, now notice how you feel, and do this until it becomes a habit.

Dr. Larry Webster DC

1937-1997

Dr. Larry Webster is most famed for developing the Webster Technique for turning babies. He was an instructor at Life University and practiced on Ponce de Leon in Atlanta. His practice was two blocks west of the old Krispy Kreme at Ponce and Argonne. He is also highly regarded as the founding force for Pediatric Chiropractic care and known as the “Grandfather of Chiropractic”. Dr. Webster died in Atlanta in 1997 and was survived by his wife and two daughters. Dr. Webster recognized that the problem of breech babies, when treated in medical facilities, often uses drastic measures by twisting the stomach of the mother to forcefully move the fetus. The Webster Technique was “born” when he noticed that mothers benefited from certain careful and gentle adjustments of the spine and pelvic regions and babies turned naturally to the head first birth position. There has been a 75-95% reported success rate of the baby turning to the normal vertex position when care is provided prior to the 7th month, which is pretty remarkable. (See Research)

He innovated a specific protocol for turning the baby naturally and gently. Dr. Larry Webster was loved by many and his legacy to chiropractic lives on through chiropractors trained in his Webster Technique.