Children's Chiropractic

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Why would a child need chiropractic?

Simple, they have nervous systems too!

Whether your child has a health problem or you simply want them to grow up to be their very best and reach their true potential, chiropractic removes major obstacles to proper function.

Vertebral subluxation in a child is common, but not well understood by parents (or pediatricians for that matter).

How might you recognize if your son or daughter had subluxations interfering with their nervous system and development?


Chiropractic Kids Have an Unfair Advantage!

Ear Infections

The #1 reason for children’s emergency room visits is ear infection. Ear infection (otitis media) is often the first medical crisis that brings new patients to the MD’s office and ear infections are on the rise:

• 9.9 Million Doctor’s office visits in 1975
• 18.3 Million Doctor’s office visits in 1985
• 30.0 Million Doctor’s office visits in 1997
• What’s wrong with this picture?

The medical profession’s primary defense is antibiotic therapy for your child. A randomized, two time clinical trial of children ages 3-6, recently released from the Agency of Health Care Policy and Research concluded...

“...there was NO BENEFIT from Amoxicillin, compared to a placebo and control group, in preventing ear infections.”

Research published in the British Medical Journal revealed, “Existing research offers no compelling evidence that children with acute ear infection routinely given anti-microbials have a shorter duration of symptoms, fewer occurrences, or better long term outcomes than children who did not receive them.”

A recent nationwide survey, published in USA Today, of nearly 700 kids revealed that children who have taken more than 20 cycles of antibiotics in their young lifetime were over 50% more likely to suffer developmental delays compared with children who have had 3 or fewer rounds of antibiotics. And, affected children were nearly 4 times as likely to have had negative reactions to immunizations.

A leading German authority, Dr. Gutmann, found 800 of 1000 infants checked during the first month of life had subluxations directly related to birth trauma.

Blocked nerve impulses in the upper neck area can lower resistance and leave the child vulnerable to ear, nose and throat infections. A chiropractic evaluation is of “decisive importance” and chiropractic care can often bring about amazingly successful results.

Call us and have your family checked for hidden health problems. (845) 331-8810

Abundant Life Chiropractic, Port Ewen, N.Y., 12466


Children’s Health Issues

Ear Infections:
The 'chiropractic' children showed a 69% otitis media free response, while the 'medical' children only had a 20% otitis media free response under their respective health care models.
(Van Breda WM; Van Breda JM. A comparative study of the health status of children raised under the health care models of chiropractic and allopathic medicine. J Chiro Res 1989; 5:101-3/Mantis ID: 10048.)

Scoliosis:
Disturbances of postural equilibrium have been found in idiopathic scoliosis, and several researchers have suggested that this is a result of brain stem disturbances. It has been shown experimentally that stress on posterior nerve roots can also cause spinal curve deviation.
Yekutiel M, robin GC, Yarom R, Proprioceptive function in children with
adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine 1981; 6(6):560-6.

Asthma:
76.5% of patients with bronchial asthma said they benefited from chiropractic care. Peak flow rate and vital capacity increased after the third adjustment.
Hyiid, C; A comparison on the effect of chiropractic treatment on respiratory patients with respiratory distress symptoms and patients without. Bull fur, Chiro union 1978; 26: 17-34/ mantis ID: 3222

ADD/ADHD:
All body functions are controlled by the nervous system. If the nervous system has any interference, the brain and body will not communicate properly and neurological symptoms like ADD/ADHD could be present. Nutritional concerns may also be involved.


New Study Links Allergies to Antibiotics

Infants given antibiotics are at risk for allergies!

A new study suggests, "treating your child with antibiotics seems to increase their risk for developing childhood diseases like eczema and allergic asthma." A senior researcher. Dr. Christina Cole, for Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, studies the effects of antibiotics on infants. She reviewed medical records for 445 children. The children were followed for their development of allergic conditions until age 6-7.

Almost 50% of the children were treated with antibiotics in their first 6 months of life. The children who were treated with antibiotics were 1.5 times more likely to develop allergies and were 2.5 times more likely to suffer from allergic asthma by the age of 7 than the children who weren't treated with antibiotics. "The early use of antibiotics may damage the child's gastrointestinal tract and inhibit the developing immune system."

The antibiotic link to asthma was higher for kids who did not have a pet at home. They also noted that early exposure in life to bacterial infections and bacterial products seem to prevent the development of allergies. There is evidence that normal childhood diseases and bacterial infections help build a child's immune system. A healthy immune system will help protect them against allergies, asthma and more serious health challenges later in life.

What Is Best For Your Baby?

Congratulations! You’re going to have a baby. We believe you and your baby deserve the best. We want to help new mothers learn what is best for their babies right from the start.

Did You Know?

• Breast fed infants of smoking mothers have 10 times more nicotine in their systems.
• Smoking during pregnancy makes your child three times as likely to develop ADHD than if you didn’t smoke.
• Alcohol is a known health risk and because there is no known “safe” amount of alcohol intake for pregnant women, physicians generally advise them to abstain.
• Dextromethorphan, the main ingredient in many over-the-counter drugs like Tylenol Cold, Tylenol Flu, Vicks Dayquil, Nyquil, Sudafed Cold and Dimetapp DM may cause birth defects and miscarriages.
• Women who have more than 3 cups of coffee or 8 sodas that contain caffeine reduce their chance of conception by 26%.
• The baby gets 10-20% of all drugs taken during pregnancy.

On the other hand...


• Many substances in breast milk contain anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties so, later in childhood, breast-fed babies have fewer ear infections.
• Researchers found that infants of active mothers were more alert and less demanding of attention compared with infants of inactive mothers.
• A study compared the physical and mental development in children who used and who did not use walkers. The babies who were not put in walkers walked on their own sooner and had higher scores when tested for language, memory and perception skills.
• Studies at the Touch Research Institute found that preemies massaged 3 times a day for as few as 5 days fared far better that equally frail babies who were not massaged. New converts say it helps their babies sleep better, relieves colic and helps hyperactive children relax.

The Asthma Epidemic

Asthma, once a rare disease, is now one of the leading causes of chronic illness in the US, and it's on the rise!

More than 17 million people in the U.S. suffer from asthma, and it's one of the most common illnesses among children. This health problem is the reason for nearly half a million hospital visits each year and costs Americans billions of dollars. It's a health care problem on the rise, and has become so common in our society that we just accept it as normal. However, these asthma patients are destined to a life dependent on drugs.

Asthma is a disease in which airways become blocked or narrowed. These effects are marked by shortness of breath, breathing difficulties and possible death. It is triggered by chemical allergens such as pollen, animals, dust, and stress factors such as exercise or emotional stress. Medical care usually includes anti inflammatory drugs and bronchodilator drugs. These drugs tend to lose their effectiveness over time and subject the patient to side effects, which can sometimes be life threatening. Many children on these drugs are not able to live normal, active lives. Parents are often concerned about putting their children at risk with the long term use of these drugs.

There is an alternative to this potentially dangerous drug approach. Asthma patients have been discovering surprising results with their wellness chiropractor. Many patients initially decline to tell their chiropractor that they suffer from asthma. As care progresses, they find themselves asking their chiropractor, "Will chiropractic effect my asthma? I've noticed an amazing improvement since starting care!" Thousands of asthma sufferers have found relief in a chiropractic office, and now some studies are supporting this phenomenon. In a 1997 study published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, doctors placed 81 asthmatic children under chiropractic care. These children were evaluated after 60 days of chiropractic care. The results were simply amazing! There was a significant improvement in the child's asthma impairment score in 90.1% of the children, and many of the children voluntarily decreased their medications. In a 1995 study published in Chiropractic Pediatrics, seven out of eight children who were under chiropractic care were able to reduce or eliminate their asthma medication.

Wellness chiropractic is a natural means to restore function to your body. If you are an asthma patient, give your body the drug free alternative, try wellness chiropractic! Every asthma patient should be checked for hidden nerve interference.

New Study Links Allergies to Antibiotics

Infants given antibiotics are at risk for allergies!

A new study suggests, "treating your child with antibiotics seems to increase their risk for developing childhood diseases like eczema and allergic asthma." A senior researcher. Dr. Christina Cole, for Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, studies the effects of antibiotics on infants. She reviewed medical records for 445 children. The children were followed for their development of allergic conditions until age 6-7.

Almost 50% of the children were treated with antibiotics in their first 6 months of life. The children who were treated with antibiotics were 1.5 times more likely to develop allergies and were 2.5 times more likely to suffer from allergic asthma by the age of 7 than the children who weren't treated with antibiotics. "The early use of antibiotics may damage the child's gastrointestinal tract and inhibit the developing immune system."

The antibiotic link to asthma was higher for kids who did not have a pet at home. They also noted that early exposure in life to bacterial infections and bacterial products seem to prevent the development of allergies. There is evidence that normal childhood diseases and bacterial infections help build a child's immune system. A healthy immune system will help protect them against allergies, asthma and more serious health challenges later in life.


Colic

Over 1 million babies suffer from colic every year!

If you are a parent of a baby suffering from colic, you are bound to feel frustrated, stressed and helpless. Colic has been a source of great frustration for babies, parents and doctors alike. Colic is more defined by its symptoms than diagnostic findings. The symptoms are described as uncontrollable, relentless crying for hours at a time, at least three days per week in an otherwise healthy child. This crying behavior often lasts for up to three months before the baby seems to grow out of it. Enough to drive any parent batty. Parents and family members find it difficult to cope and are hopeful for a solution.

Medical doctors haven't discovered the cause or solution to this common problem. There are two common theories for the cause: an immature nervous system or an immature digestive system. The medical solution is not promising. Medical recommendations include attempting to sooth the baby and a suggestion to take time for yourself - not very comforting when you're pulling your hair out.

The solution may be as close as your wellness chiropractor who focuses on restoring a healthy nervous system. There are numerous case studies that have been published on the benefits of chiropractic care and colic babies, but the most compelling research is a study that included 316 babies with colic. In this study, 73 chiropractors treated 316 babies with moderate to severe colic. An incredible 94% of the babies demonstrated satisfactory results within 14 days of chiropractic care. 25% showed great improvement with just one treatment! In another study of 132 babies suffering from colic, an amazing 91% of the parents reported improvement within 1 week of care.

If you or someone you love has an infant suffering from colic, be sure to tell them about wellness chiropractic. A wellness chiropractor can quickly and safely evaluate a child's nervous system for hidden disturbances. If the child demonstrates a problem, your wellness chiropractor may be the solution.

Pregnancy, Chiropractic, Back Pain and Labor Time

Approximately 1/2 of all pregnant women complain to their doctors about back pain. In a three-part study performed by Joan M. Fallon at Yeshiva University, 65 pregnant women were used as subjects. All of the subjects received chiropractic care from at least the 10th week of pregnancy through labor and delivery. Their average labor times were recorded and compared to average labor times as statistically averaged by at least 4 sources, as well as compared to those of a local midwife/obstetrician practice. In the second part of the study, a questionnaire regarding the levels of back pain was given to determine any changes that might result due to the chiropractic adjustments.

The study found that "chiropractic care significantly reduces labor time!" The labor time was decreased 24%-39% (as compared to national averages). The study also revealed a significant reduction in back pain with chiropractic care. Each woman reported at least a 50% reduction in back pain, some as high as 100%, as a result of the chiropractic care.

If you or a loved one were pregnant wouldn't you want to experience less pain and discomfort through your pregnancy? Wouldn't you want to decrease your labor time by hours? Since nearly all medications can be harmful to health of your baby, chiropractic becomes the obvious choice. Wellness chiropractic is the natural choice for a quicker and less painful delivery. We use special equipment and tables just for pregnant women. It's safe and effective! .

"Birth trauma? At my age?"

Traumatic Birth Syndrome!

A patient asked me a typical question the other day. "What caused my neck problem?" He was shocked to discover that the reason why many individuals suffer from neurological problems and health challenges as adults are from subluxations that were caused during the birth process. Signs and symptoms typically don't show up until later in life, yet rob the individual of their health, vitality and wellness.

Dr. Godfrey Gutman, medical researcher, discovered that more than 80% of the infants that he examined shortly after birth were suffering from injuries to the cervical spine (the neck), causing all types of health problems."If a child is subluxated at birth, that child's perception of the world is distorted and their ability to respond to the world is compromised." This has severe implications throughout the life of that child! We are dealing with the single most devastating event in most individuals' lives, it's really that important.

"Every child should be checked for subluxations as soon as possible after birth," states Dr. Christopher Kent.

Dr. Towbin, of the Harvard Medical School's pathology department, found that "the birth process, even under optimal conditions is potentially a traumatic, crippling event. Spinal cord and brain stem injuries occur often during the process of birth but frequently escape diagnosis.” As chiropractor,s we would much rather examine and adjust every newborn than to have to deal with a lifetime of health problems.

We would rather adjust the newborn than wait 26 years and learn that the young person developed gall bladder disease in the areas where the nerve tissue was injured and compromised since birth. At the Rockefeller Institute, Dr. Arpad DeNagy determined that interference to the nervous system, due to spinal stress, resulted in serious damage within a short period of time. He recommends that stabilizing care should begin as soon after birth as possible. Furthermore, he indicated that this spinal stress tragedy may take sixty years to develop fully!

“The entire birth process, from conception and pregnancy to delivery and post-delivery, can lay the foundation for later mental and physical disease. We now know that the trauma surrounding the birth process is engraved as imprints in the developing nervous system of the fetus and newborn." Arthur Janov, Ph.D.

Has Your Birth Process Caused You An Early Demise?

A Boston University pathologist demonstrated that there is severe spinal damage to the infant as a result of the "usual" birth process. "The real cause of our demise is not diseases, but the spinal stress that happens at birth. This robs us of our innate potential for a very long, very healthy, and very happy life." "The child will have less than optimal physical, mental, and social well-being.”

The birth damaged child carries the seeds of premature death with him at all times. "Studies at Columbia University have shown that the average child loses seventy percent of his biological potential by the age of seventeen. Traumatic birth syndrome, whether it results in immediate symptoms or diminishes your human potential over the course of your lifetime must be dealt with immediately. All children should be examined by a Wellness Chiropractor immediately after birth.

Contact our office for a comprehensive nervous system evaluation!

Baby Killers

1% of the drugs prescribed to infants are responsible for 54% of the deaths or serious injuries!

Parents trust their doctors when they prescribe drugs to their children, but parents, please be aware. In a study published by the journal Pediatrics, researcher Thomas Moore examined nearly 600,000 adverse drug reactions reported to the FDA. The authors reported 2 staggering facts. First, of all the drugs prescribed to infants, 17 were on the hit list and were responsible for 54% of serious or fatal adverse drug reactions. The other alarming statistic was that from 1998 to 2000 the drug related deaths in infants increased nearly 75%!

There are over 2000 drugs listed that are linked to adverse drug reactions. Some of the 17 drugs on the hit list may surprise you:

Drugs most commonly suspected in fatal or serious infant outcomes (in order of severity):

Synagis
Propulsid
IndomethacilVIndocin
Nitric oxide
Zith romax/azithromyacin
Tylenol/ Acetaminophen
Fluconazole/diflucan
Advil/Motriii/ lbaprofen
Respigam
Rocephih/Ceftriaxone
Cefaclor
Cefoperazone
Zidovudme
Erythromyocin
Vincristme
Sevorane/sevofluraiie
Vancomycin/Vancocin

Immunologics
Acid/peptic disorders
NSAID
Medicinal gas
Lincosamide
Analgesic
Antiftingal
NSAID
Immune serum
Cephalosporin
Cephalosporin
Cephalosporin
Antiviral
Linosamide
Antineoplastics
Anethstics
Antibacterial

It’s better to grow healthy children…than to repair damaged adults.

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