Posts Tagged "chiropractic"


I’ve noticed the pregnancy with scoliosis cases are some of my best patients.  It’s a challenge for the mom for sure- baby is pushing unevenly on the ribs, the back hurts more because of the uneven loading.  My job is to help her body function the best it can during the pregnancy and labor, but the real opportunity is postpartum when the hormone relaxin is still in the system.  Relaxin allows the ligaments to be a little...

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I think about my role in birth a lot. I daydream of the day when chiropractors are not only part of the regular prenatal care, but also there on the Labor & Delivery floor to assist the midwives and birth providers.  I’ve gotten that call a few times from the midwives, the last-ditch effort before she transfers to the hospital for the birth that team wanted to avoid.  I even went through that with the birth of our son.  I...

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Maybe I’m an elitist.  I think the worst thing that has happened to my profession is that it helped low back pain.  It was the low hanging fruit of research, the thing our profession could point to and ask third party payers to reimburse us because what we did worked.  The truth is that chiropractic has nothing to do with helping back pain; it’s almost a happy side effect of restoring balance in the body.  But if you pick...

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