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Irwin/North Huntingdon Chiropractors Discuss Different Types of Headaches

Irwin/North Huntingdon Chiropractors Discuss Different Types of Headaches Headaches are one of those health issues that can be mild and irritating, severe and debilitating, or one of many degrees in between. They can build up slowly or come on suddenly, and no matter how bad it is, almost everyone wants a remedy as soon as

Infertility Resolved Following Chiropractic Care

Infertility Resolved Following Chiropractic Care On March 12, 2018, a case study was published in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health reporting on a woman who was unable to conceive for years becoming pregnant due to receiving chiropractic care. The study defines infertility as the failure to achieve a pregnancy within one year

Infants Have Good Outcomes Under Chiropractic According to Study

Infants Have Good Outcomes Under Chiropractic According to Study A study was published in the January 2018 issue of the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics showing that, according to parents assessments, chiropractic was beneficial for their infants. The study also showed that chiropractic for the infants was beneficial to the parents’ overall self-health assessment. The

Auto Injury Chiropractic Care

Auto Injury Chiropractic Care Auto accident injuries are one of the leading causes of spinal and whiplash injuries. These types of injuries, whether they occur as the result of an auto accident or another type of trauma, must be treated properly, or they could lead to chronic pain. Fortunately, undergoing chiropractic treatments can help relieve

Irwin/Monroeville Chiropractors Talk About Bulging Discs

The concentric rings made from cartilage and other materials that are located between your vertebrae are known as discs. These discs provide a cushion between the vertebrae, preventing them from grinding against one another while your spine is moving. Irwin/Monroeville Chiropractors have very good results when treating this type of problem and this article will

IRWIN CHIROPRACTIC OFFICE HELPS WHIPLASH

One of the most common injuries that people suffer from after an auto accident in North Huntingdon is whiplash. When a chiropractor books an appointment to see a patient after a car accident, it is often to treat the pain that results from a whiplash injury. Find out how our Irwin chiropractic office can help.

Infantile Colic, GERD, Failure to Thrive and Breastfeeding Difficulties Helped with Chiropractic

June 7, 2018, the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health published a case study documenting chiropractic helping an infant suffering with infantile colic, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), failure to thrive, and breastfeeding difficulties. The study begins by acknowledging that chiropractic is growing in popularity as a non-allopathic form of healthcare. The authors report that

Improvement in Behavior, Communication & Sociability in a Child with Autism Following Chiropractic

The Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health published the results of a case study on May 16, 2018, documenting the improvement in many autism related symptoms following chiropractic care. The study begins by noting, “Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that has the potential to cause significant social, communication and

CHIROPRACTOR DISCUSSES PROPER CHILD BACKPACKS

Although children are smaller than adults, and their bodies are still growing and developing, parents tend to weigh them down with backpacks that are far too heavy and unbalanced. Lower back pain is the most common health issue suffered by Americans and in many cases, it all starts in childhood with those oversized backpacks. No

Improvement in Concussion Symptoms with Chiropractic Care

A study was published in the January 2018 issue of the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics documenting the improvement of concussion symptoms of headache, poor concentration and photophobia in a young boy who had suffered a traumatic accident days earlier. Sometimes called mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), the authors of this study used both these

Improved Thyroid Function Following Chiropractic Care

The Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research published a case study on March 19, 2018, documenting the case of a chiropractic patient diagnosed with hypothyroidism having their thyroid function improve due to chiropractic. According to the study authors, “Hypothyroidism is defined as the failure of the thyroid gland to produce sufficient thyroid hormone to meet the

Improved Health and Quality of Life in a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health published a study on March 22, 2018, documenting the case of chiropractic care improving the overall health and quality of life for a girl who was suffering with autism spectrum disorder. According to the National Institutes of Mental Health, “Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder

Ear Infections and Bedwetting Resolved with Chiropractic – A Case Study

On April 2, 2018, the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health published a case study documenting the resolution of ear infections and nocturnal enuresis in a young girl who received chiropractic care. Nocturnal enuresis, more commonly known as bedwetting or nighttime incontinence, is when a child urinates in bed while sleeping, after the age

Auto Accidents

AUTO INJURIES In the United States more than 4 million people are injured in auto accidents each year.  Often times the injuries go unreported and worse yet the victims fail to seek proper healthcare.  Injuries sustained at high speeds have long been recognized as very threatening to the body.  However, it is the lower impact

Doctor Burnout Widespread, Helps Drive Many Medical Errors

The headline above comes from a July 9, 2018, article on HealthDay, and is based on a study published the same day in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The Mayo Clinic Proceedings study is titled “Physician Burnout, Well-being, and Work Unit Safety Grades in Relationship to Reported Medical Errors” and listed the study objective as “To

Why Chiropractic Care For Kids?

Why would my child need chiropractic? She doesn’t have back problems! Parents go to great lengths to ensure the health of their children. They feed them balanced meals, encourage children to exercise, and bring their children in for regular dental, vision, and hearing check-ups. But most parents don’t know that a periodic checkup of the

Boosting Your Immunity Through Chiropractic Care

In 1975 Ronald Pero, PhD., chief of cancer prevention research at New York’s Preventive Medicine Institute and professor of medicine in Environmental Health at New York University began developing scientifically valid ways to estimate individual susceptibility to various chronic diseases.  Pero and his colleagues found strong evidence that susceptibility to cancer could be gauged by

Resolution of Infertility Following Chiropractic Care

The August 6, 2018, issue of the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health published a case study showing the chiropractic facilitating conception in a previously infertile, or sub-fertile woman. The World Health Organization defines infertility as “… a disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12

Take Care of Your Spine, You Only Get 1

Sadly, most people take care of their cars or other material possessions much better than they do their own Spines.  The Spine is the most neglected organ in the human body and without proper care the joints of your spine will misalign and eventually decay over time. The two main promotors of this spinal decay

The More Chiropractors, The Less Hypertension

A unique study was published in the July 30, 2018, issue of the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research that showed that populations with a higher concentration of chiropractors in the community had fewer cases of hypertension. The study looked at populations within the U.S. and compared concentrations of chiropractors and medical practitioners in certain communities.

Higher Level of Health and Quality of Life in Children Under Chiropractic

The Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health published a retrospective analysis study on August 13, 2018, showing that children who are under chiropractic care since birth are statistically healthier than their counterparts who do not receive chiropractic care. Although chiropractic is a separate, non-medical health care profession, it is often categorized under the umbrella

Slow Weight Gain and Difficulty Feeding Resolved in Two Infants Under Chiropractic Care

The Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics published two case studies in their July 2018 issue that documented the resolution of issues related to poor breast feeding and weight gain in two infants as a result of chiropractic care. The study begins by noting that, “Faltering growth, previously termed failure to thrive, has been defined as

Chiropractic and Superbowl 51

All 32 NFL teams include the professional services of a DC as part of their integrated health care team approach, according to a February 1, 2017, release by the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress. Both the Super Bowl participants, the Atlanta Falcons and the Champion New England Patriots had team chiropractors available to adjust their players

Why Do Seniors Seek Chiropractic?

The Journal of Chiropractic Education published the results of a study on August 1, 2018, that looked at the reasons that people over the age of 65 most sought out chiropractic care. The study was conducted at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic (NZCC) intern training center. The authors of this study begin by defining

Complete Remission of Crohn’s Disease with Chiropractic Care

The Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research published a case study on March 10, 2018, documenting the case of a man with Crohn’s disease achieving complete resolutions of symptoms from chiropractic care. Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract that belongs to a group of conditions known as inflammatory bowel diseases, commonly

Resolution of Hearing Loss, Improved Speech & School Performance Following Chiropractic

On July 16, 2018, the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health published the results of a case study showing the resolution of hearing loss along with the improvement in school performance in a child who underwent chiropractic care. According to the study, “Hearing impairment refers to the loss of a person’s ability to hear

Meniere’s Disease Resolved with Chiropractic

The Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research published a case study on January 9, 2017, documenting the resolution of symptoms in a patient suffering from Meniere’s Disease. The American Hearing Loss Foundation defines this condition as, “Meniere’s Disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes episodes of vertigo, ringing in the ears (tinnitus),

How Not Having Your Head On Straight Can Affect Your Health

Loss of cervical curve and forward displacement of the head over the shoulders and chest, known as forward head syndrome, puts disease-causing tension on the spinal cord and brain stem.  In his book Rejuvenation Strategy, Dr. Rene Cailliet, Director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at USC wrote this description of forward head

5 Exercise Tips For Patients To Speed Healing

Chronic Ear Infections, Neck Pain, and Headaches Helped with Chiropractic – Case Study Chiropractic care is designed to alleviate pain and restore the body to its natural balance. For chiropractors, injury prevention is key for a healthy body. Good practices combined with solid exercises creates toned muscles that protect the body and spine from harm.

Chronic Ear Infections, Neck Pain, and Headaches Helped with Chiropractic – Case Study

A case study published on July 17, 2014, in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health documented chiropractic care helping a 9-year-old girl who was suffering from chronic ear infections, neck pain, and headaches. Ear infections, clinically known as otitis media (OM), are an inflammation of the middle ear, and are currently the most

Chiropractic Helps Excessive Crying in Baby According to Study

The Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics published a case study and review in their January 2018 issue showing how chiropractic helped a baby who was suffering from excessive crying. This study points out that although crying is a normal way that infants communicate their needs, excessive crying can indicate a health issue, and can create

20 Years of Neck and Back Pain Along with Insomnia Helped by Chiropractic

A case study documenting the improvement from chiropractic for long-term pain and insomnia was published in the April 23, 2018, issue of the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. This study featured the improvement in overall quality of life for an elderly chiropractic patient who had been suffering for decades. The study authors begin by noting

COLIC MAY BE HELPED BY KALKSTEIN CHIROPRACTORS

Any parent that has had a colicky baby knows just how horribly frustrating and upsetting it can be. Not only do you have to see your child in discomfort or distress, but also it takes a toll on parents who aren’t able to sleep properly for weeks on end. All around colic is a condition

Neck Curvature and Autonomic Nervous Function Improved Under Chiropractic Care

The Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research published a case study on June 28, 2018, documenting the long-term improvement of neck curvature and the improvement of autonomic nerve system function in a patient undergoing chiropractic care. The purpose of this study was to examine changes to the neck curvature because of chiropractic care and the resulting

Resolution of Immunodeficiency in a Child Undergoing Chiropractic Care

The Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health published a study on July 5, 2018, documenting the case of a child who was suffering with a compromised immune system being helped by chiropractic. Having a compromised immune system means that the body does not fight off bacteria and viruses, leaving the person more susceptible to

Resolution of Bedwetting and Constipation Following Chiropractic Care

On June 25, 2018, the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health published the results of a case study showing the resolution of bedwetting and constipation after chiropractic care. The clinical name for bedwetting is enuresis. There are two types of enuresis. Nocturnal enuresis is bed-wetting at night and is the more common type of

Neck Pain and Hand Numbness Helped by Chiropractic

This study begins by noting that neck pain is common. Statistics show that 37.2% of the population will experience neck pain lasting over one year’s duration. Over 50% of the population suffers some form of neck pain in their lifetime. Additionally, neck pain is the fourth leading cause of years lost to disability. Women more

Opioids Given too Easily to Children: Study

Above is the headline of a July 16, 2018, HealthDay article based upon new research published in August 2018 of the journal, Pediatrics. The HealthDay article begins by saying, “Many children are prescribed powerful opioid painkillers they don’t really need, putting them and those around them at risk, a new study shows.” The study referred

Improvement in Motor Developmental Speech Delay in Toddler Following Chiropractic Care

The July 2018 issue of the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics published a case study documenting chiropractic care resulting in the improvement of speech and motor development in a toddler. Due to the lack of verbal skills, the child was considered developmentally delayed. The study begins by noting that, “The World Health Organization defines developmental

OmegA+D Sufficiency – The Best D-Fense Against Cold and Flu Season

 OmegA+D Sufficiency – The Best D-Fense Against Cold and Flu Season Influence of fish oil supplementation and strength training on some functional aspects of immune cells in healthy elderly women. QUOTE BOARD: “In the group taking 2000 IU/day of Vit D3 the incidence of colds and flu was reduced by almost 100% (only 1 of

Grip Strength A Better Predictor of All Cause Death and Cardiovascular Death and Disease than Blood Pressure!

Grip Strength A Better Predictor of All Cause Death and Cardiovascular Death and Disease than Blood Pressure! © The Wellness Practice © Dr. James L. Chestnut M.Sc, D.C., C.C.W.P. Leong et al. (2015) Prognostic value of grip strength: Findings from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study. Lancet 386:266-73 QUOTE BOARD: “Grip strength was inversely

Research Indicates Importance of Synergistic Combination of Vitamins A & D from Cod Liver Oil

QUOTE BOARD: “Because they share a receptor, if we supplement either vitamin D or vitamin A in an unbalanced fashion, we create a functional deficiency of the one not supplemented.” “This would imply that the policy of giving Vitamin D supplement alone in pregnancy instead of cod liver oil would need adjustment. Cod liver oil,

Study Shows Chiropractic Adjustment Changes Brain Function, Reduces Biomarkers of Stress, Reduces Pain Sensation, and Relaxes Muscles

Cerebral metabolic changes in men after chiropractic spinal manipulation for neck pain. Altern Ther Health Med. 17(6): 12-17 QUOTE BOARD: “For over 100 years, chiropractors have asserted that overall health can be improved through spinal manipulative therapy. Previous studies documented a potential relationship between the vertebral subluxation complex and the function of the autonomic nervous system.

Study Says Probiotics Reduce Inflammation, Joint Pain and Blood Sugar

 EAT WELL, MOVE WELL, THINK WELL Living the Innate LifestyleMay 2017 Probiotic Supplementation Reduces Inflammation, Cartilage destruction and Joint Pain as well as Reduces Oxidative Stress, C-Reactive Protein and Blood Sugar in Diabetics! THE STUDY: Asemi, Z. et al. Effect of multispecies probiotic supplements on metabolic profiles, hs-CRP, and oxidative stress in patients with type

Fibromyalgia Helped Following Chiropractic – A Case Study

On March 13, 2017, the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research published a case study documenting the improvement from chiropractic of a woman who had been suffering with fibromyalgia, widespread pain, fatigue, depression, and headaches. Fibromyalgia is a chronic, widespread pain syndrome with an unknown medical cause. The word itself is actually a descriptive term that

Diet: Fruits and Veggies Are Good for Mental Health.

Australian researchers reviewed health data concerning 60,404 adults and found that those who consumed more servings of fruits and vegetables each day were less likely to experience symptoms related to psychological distress. This adds to the growing body of evidence linking diet and mental health. BMJ Open, March 2017

Pain with No Medical Cause Helped by Chiropractic

The Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health published a case study on March 9, 2017, describing a patient who was having severe pain with no medical reason being found. The patient was referred to a psychiatrist but instead went to a chiropractor where she found relief. The study begins by pointing out that throughout

Reduction of Blood Pressure in a Patient Receiving Chiropractic Care

The Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research published a case study with a review of pertinent literature on March 6, 2017, documenting the positive effect chiropractic has on people with hypertension. The study defines hypertension as a systolic blood pressure of greater than 140 mm Hg or a diastolic blood pressure greater than 90 mm Hg.

Seizures Stopped Under Chiropractic Care

The Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research published a case study on February 23, 2017, documenting chiropractic bringing about the resolution of seizures of a woman suffering from epilepsy. The authors of the study define epilepsy by saying, “Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes seizures in the absence of any underlying medical condition such

Reduction of Blood Pressure in a Patient Receiving Chiropractic Care

The Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research published a case study with a review of pertinent literature on March 6, 2017, documenting the positive effect chiropractic has on people with hypertension. The study defines hypertension as a systolic blood pressure of greater than 140 mm Hg or a diastolic blood pressure greater than 90 mm Hg.

Try Drug-Free Options First, Say Experts.

New treatment guidelines from the American College of Physicians (ACP) recommend that people with a new episode of low back pain should try drug-free therapies before considering medication. In general, the guidelines recommended that those with back pain that has lasted less than twelve weeks should consider non-drug therapies such as heat wraps, massage, acupuncture,

Immune System Reboots During a Good Night’s Rest.

T-cells are a type of lymphocyte (a subtype of white blood cell) that play a central role in cell-mediated immunity. In this study, researchers took blood samples from fourteen healthy men and found the levels of all types of T-cells fell when they had a full night’s sleep. However, their T-cell levels stayed high when

Are Statins a Waste of Time, Money?

The headline above comes from a Newsmax Health article by Lynn Allison published on January 11, 2017. The article offers information showing that one of the most profitable drugs of all time is actually based on a false theory. Statin drugs bring in over $34 billion in sales each year. Ms. Allison begins the article

How not having your head on straight can effect your Health

Loss of cervical curve and forward displacement of the head over the shoulders and chest, known as forward head syndrome, puts disease-causing tension on the spinal cord and brain stem.  In his book Rejuvenation Strategy, Dr. Rene Cailliet, Director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at USC wrote this description of forward head

Migraines, Chronic Sinus Congestion, and Teeth Grinding Helped with Chiropractic

A case study published in the December 2016 issue of the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics records the case of a young girl suffering from migraine headaches being helped by chiropractic care. In addition to migraines, the patient also received help with sinus congestion and the grinding of teeth. The study begins by reporting that

Resolution of Infertility Following Chiropractic Care

A case study and review of literature on the results of chiropractic care on patients with infertility was published on January 19, 2017, in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health. The study defines this condition by stating, “Infertility is a reproductive issue defined as the inability to accomplish a pregnancy within one year

Chiropractic Care For Kids

Why would my child need chiropractic? She doesn’t have back problems! Parents go to great lengths to ensure the health of their children. They feed them balanced meals, encourage children to exercise, and bring their children in for regular dental, vision, and hearing check-ups. But most parents don’t know that a periodic checkup of the

Take Care Of Your Spine, You Only Get One

Sadly, most people take care of their cars or other material possessions much better than they do their own Spines.  The Spine is the most neglected organ in the human body and without proper care the joints of your spine will misalign and eventually decay over time. The two main promotors of this spinal decay