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Spring and autumn are times of the year where the weather is unpredictable and each days temperatures change from warm to cold. Your muscles are like elastics so they react the same as elastic would in fluctuating temperatures, so when it is warm the muscles expand and when it is cold the muscles contract.

So what does this do?

The constant expanding and contracting of the muscles leads to spasm and the joints to be out of place from the constant expanding and contracting of the muscles, this in turn can lead to pain, headaches and constant muscle aches.

SO what can be done?

  • Get yourself adjusted to align the spine and ease off the muscles spasms
  • Keep yourself warm on the cool days
  • Needles and TENS for the affected muscles
  • Stretching
  • Take the appropriate vitamins
  • Eat healthily
  • Nice warm showers or baths to keep the muscles warm
  • Breathing exercises to keep the oxygen levels normal

Don’t live in pain if you are suffering at these times of the year, see your Chiropractor so that they can help and prevent it from getting worse.

Don’t be under the weather!

Contact details:
Dr Angela Pasteilledes
96 Brand Road (inside TAP Kruger)
Tel: 031 201 1442
Cell: 083 233 1187
Email: chiropractic.angela@gmail.com
Editors note: This is a guest post and not always the opinion or view of the blog or its owners and related parties. As a result no action can be taken against such parties. This article is to be used as a guide only and is aimed at educating the reader in the topic covered. Please consult Angela on the above details or your local medical practitioner for more concise instructions.

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Core strengthening plays a vital role in the rehabilitation of a back injury.

Our core muscles are essential in taking a load off the back.

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Rib based pain is excruciating at times and anyone that has had a rib ‘pop’ out can vouch for this. The pain is sharp and sometimes burning in nature, can follow the course of the rib and wrap around the body. (more…)

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Colic babies are stressful on mums as they can’t stand to see their baby in pain.

Tips for the mommy to help aid in this crisis:

  • Always empty the breast when feeding, don’t switch from one to the other, baby needs both fore milk and hind milk
  • Avoid foods that are gassy e.g: cabbage, onions, garlic, carbonated drinks etc
  • Avoid caffeine and spicy foods
  • Try eliminating wheat and dairy from your diet and see how baby responds to the changes, if favourable there might be a food allergy problem
  • Certain burping positions are best for baby, the Chiropractor can help you with these
  • If bottle feeding, alternate holding positions of the baby when feeding to avoid the baby favouring one side
  • Also when bottle feeding try the special colic feeding bottles

Chiropractic neural massage and spinal mobilizations can help the gastrointestinal tract to function better and baby will feel more at ease and with less pain. There are healthy, alternative solutions to colic.

Contact details:
Dr Angela Pasteilledes
96 Brand Road (inside TAP Kruger)
Tel: 031 201 1442
Cell: 083 233 1187
Email: chiropractic.angela@gmail.com
Editors note: This is a guest post and not always the opinion or view of the blog or its owners and related parties. As a result no action can be taken against such parties. This article is to be used as a guide only and is aimed at educating the reader in the topic covered. Please consult Angela on the above details or your local medical practitioner for more concise instructions.

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How often should I see the Chiropractor?

Often I am asked how often someone should see a chiropractor.

 

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Chiropractic treatment has been known to help babies that suffer with colic and sleeping disorders. It calms and relaxes them to be able to function better.

 

What does a chiropractor do for the baby:

The chiropractor will assess the baby to make sure the appropriate reflexes are present and that the milestones are being met at the appropriate age. Some education on feeding and burping positions as well as dietary advice may be given to the mother. The chiropractor will apply gentle pressure over the affected joint/area to restore normal functioning, which then allows the nervous system to function at its best, alleviating irritation and pain at that site. Since the nerves to the muscles and organs exit from the spinal cord, optimum functioning of the spinal cord then enables the baby to grow and its bodily functions to be at its best.

A study of 1250 babies examined 5 days after birth, found that 211 suffered from vomiting, hyperactivity and sleeplessness. 95% had spinal abnormalities, and all showed improvement after chiropractic treatment (even after one session).

 

Definition of Colic

The definition of colic is an unexplainable and uncontrollable crying in children from 0-3 months of age, for more than 3 hours a day,3 times a week and for more than 3 weeks — usually in the afternoon and evening hours.

Colic is blamed on excess gas within the intestines, dietary problems and birth trauma, however the exact cause is unknown. Treatment for colic currently mainly revolves around pharmacotherapy (buscopan, colic drops etc), changing of the baby’s formulae and positioning techniques during feeding and burping. Chiropractic treatment is increasing in popularity & is becoming the treatment of choice.

Recent studies which compare chiropractic to drug treatment show that there is a significant improvement up to 90% of all cases with chiropractic treatment.

Chiropractors have reason to believe that the birth process could be one of the causes for colic. During birth the baby’s spine and neck may get damaged whilst moving down the birth canal. During the pushing stage the baby’s spine is under pressure from the squeezing and pushing of the contractions (induced labour amplifies this and increases the pressure on the spine).

When lying on your back during labour the pelvic opening is reduced by 1.5cm which places extra stress on the baby’s spine.

In order for the baby to go through the birth canal its head and neck have to twist into different positions which can cause problems later on. Signs and symptoms of such trauma can lead to irritability in the baby and can present as:

  • Colic
  • Poor feeding
  • Disturbed sleep patterns
  • Crying, restlessness, anxiety
  • Doesn’t want to lie on back
  • Reflux
  • Will only feed on one side
  • Head favours one side
  • Flat head

 

If you notice your baby is suffering with any of the following, why not have them checked out by a chiropractor, the treatments are gentle and effective.

 

 

Contact details:

Dr Angela Pasteilledes

96 Brand Road (inside TAP Kruger)

Tel: 031 201 1442

Cell: 083 233 1187

Email: chiropractic.angela@gmail.com


Editors note: This is a guest post and not always the opinion or view of the blog or its owners and related parties. As a result no action can be taken against such parties. This article is to be used as a guide only and is aimed at educating the reader in the topic covered. Please consult Angela on the above details or your local medical practitioner for more concise instructions.

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