Chiropractic care is a great tool for preventing long-term health issues. Think of your brain as a computer...the central nervous system is "the master control" of every cell, tissue and organ in the body and lives within the skull and spine. Chiropractors are trained to detect subluxations—which is a misalignment or miscommunication between the brain and body. These subluxations can be seen as early as birth and if gone undetected a chronic issue may appear later in life. This is why it’s critical for kids and adults of all ages to get checked not just when an injury has occurred but as a proactive measure in a preventative lifestyle.
See chart below and how each area can affect your systems and body function.
-Colic & Excessive Crying
-Ear & Sinus Infections
-Allergies & Constipation
-Headaches & Migraines
-Vertigo & Dizziness
-Sore Throat & Strep
-Swollen Tonsils &
-Vision& Hearing Issues
-Low Energy & Fatigue
-Pain, Numbness &
in Arms to Hands
-Vision, Balance &
-Nerve Supply to
-Detox & Immunity
-Gut & Digestion
-Reflux / GERD
-Chronic Colds & Cough
-Gallbladder Pain / Issues
-Chrohn's, Colitis & IBS
-Bladder & Urination
-Cramps & Menstrual
-Cysts & Endometriosis
-Stomach Pains & Ulcers
-Blood Sugar Problems
-Gas Pain & Bloating
-Sciatica & Radiating
-Lumbopelvic / SI
-Knee, Ankle & Foot Pain
-Weak Ankles & Arches
-Lower Back Pain
-Gluten & Casein
-Epilepsy & seizures
-Sensory & Spectrum
-ADD / ADHD
-Focus & Memory
-TMJ / Jaw Pain
-Stiff Neck & Shoulders
-High Blood Pressure
-Poor Metabolism &
"The power that made the body, heals the body."
-Dr. BJ Palmer
Often old injuries, possibly dating back to birth, leaving the spine misaligned or subluxated dictates the decline in body function. By restoring proper brain-body communication and bio-mechanics, the nervous system (also known as "The Master Control") is able to send the right signals to all cells of the body, including the reproductive system. Restrictions in the spine can reduce important hormones produced by the thyroid, hypothalamus and anterior pituitary gland. These hormones are necessary for ovulation and sperm production. It is crucial for the partner to get his nervous system checked for subluxations as well because this too could be delaying conception. Another factor to note, if the adrenal glands are not functioning properly due to subluxation, the body will be unable to adapt to stress and ovulation may be delayed or absent.
The ability to conceive can profoundly affect the way a woman feels about herself. Infertility is one of the greatest concerns of women today. Specialists have been focusing on factors outside of the reproductive system in order to solve this puzzle. Dr. Josh's objective is to detect and remove subluxations that are interfering with the body’s function and healing mechanisms, not to treat infertility.
Successful conception is often reported by woman after seeking chiropractic care for other issues such as low back pain. Although, they did not address infertility, once the nervous system was functioning at its highest potential, conceiving came as an additional benefit.
Some Great Resources:
Successful Pregnancy Following Diagnosis of Infertility And Miscarriage
Female Infertility and Chiropractic Wellness Care
Successful Conception Following Reduction of Vertebral Subluxation
"Chiropractic care in pregnacy is vital to the normal physiological function of both mother and baby in pregnancy and birth."
-Jeanne Olm, D.C.
At Bee Well Chiropractic, we are trained in caring for pregnant women. Dr. Josh is trained in the technique known as the "Webster Technique", this method assesses and corrects bio-mechanical subluxations of the pelvis and the soft tissue structures such as specific muscles and ligaments for optimal health and connection between momma and ba-bee. This will improve and reduce the tension on her pelvic area allowing for a much more comfortable pregnancy. Women who receive chiropractic care during pregnancy report less back, pubic, and sciatica pains. Studies show
other benefits such as proper ba-bee position creating easier deliveries and shorter labor times. Dr. Josh recommends women to get their nervous system checked in the early days of pregnancy and continue with regular care throughout.
If you would like to learn more about the "Websters Technique" we encourage you to visit the Internationial Chiropractic Pediatrics Association website at icpa4kids.org
Some great resources:
A Video from Dr. Rozeela Nand, DC
An Expectant Parent’s Guide to Chiropractic
Birth Empowerment: Successful VBAC Stories
"We bee-lieve that healthy kids make healthy adults!"
- Dr. Josh
The birth process for new-bees is difficult on the ba-bee's skull and especially their delicate bone structure of the spine. Even the easiest births can result in spinal misalignment and increased cranial tension. The amount of torque put on an infants spine during a C-Section or during vaginal birth interventions such as forceps or vacuum extraction is astounding. Often these misalignments will show within hours and/or days after birth such as trouble latching, colic and reflux. The #1 reason mothers bring their new-bees in to the chiropractic office for the first time is colic. You ask... Why is that? Colic is described as unexplainable extreme fussiness for at least 3 hours a day, more than 3 days a week and lasting for 3 weeks or more. Pediatricians often say colic is normal and you have to just "get" through this period with it normally subsiding around three months. Ba-bees cry for a reason and most often, once the tension is released within their nervous system they are happy. Mothers report after as little as one to two adjustments their ba-bee is able to sleep.
Chiropractic care will restore the proper structural alignment and ‘unwind’ the spinal tension to improve function and remove interference in the master control system of the body.... The Nervous System.
An infant adjustment is very gentle and soothing to a ba-bee. The amount of pressure used is the same as if you touch your eye or check the ripeness of a tomato. New-bees often present with a "tight" tone and once the gentle pressure is applied to a specific location based on the initial assessment, the ba-bee relaxes into the pressure and unfolds into a "relaxed" tone.
Some great resources:
Breastfeeding Difficulties and Chiropractic
Infantile Colic Resolves After Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care is an excellent way to wellness
from the Bee-ginning.
Chiropractic care at an early age can prevent chronic conditions in which we see common in today's society. Many of these conditions may be common but are not normal and no kid whether big or small should ever have to deal with such lifelong chronic issues.
More and more children are being diagnosed with childhood asthma. We are seeing far too many children with inhalers not allowing them to pursue sports and other day to day activities which incorporate increased use of their lungs. Just like every other part of your body there are nerves that go to your lungs which sends signals back and forth from the brain. This creates an interference of communication and the child has less than optimal functioning lungs. When those interferences (what we call subluxations) continue to increase is when children grow up with chronic asthma. Often we see children with regular chiropractic care get off their medications and bee-come truly well.
Ear infections are also too common among children as well as antibiotics to treat them. Common does not mean that it is normal by any means. Many times they can be mistaking for periods of teething simply because the pain is very similar. Teething can also cause
swelling and redness in the ear due to the proximity of the ear. If the vertebrae in the upper neck where cranial nerves exit near the base of the skull become misaligned this can cause many symptoms including earaches. Specific chiropractic adjustments can alleviate these symptoms and have your kiddo on their way to bee-ing Well.
Some Great Resources:
Resolution of Delayed Motor Milestones and Abnormal Primitive Reflexes in an 8-Month-Old (Page 39-45)
Effects of Chiropractic Treatment in a 10-Year-Old Female Suffering from Chronic Constipation (Page 46-48)
Resolution of recurrent acute otitis media in a child undergoing chiropractic care
"Just bee-cause its common does not mean it's normal."
- Dr. Josh
Participation in youth sports is increasing, it’s something children are starting at earlier ages. Children benefit physically, socially and emotionally from youth sports. What we don't think about is the physical stress these activities put on the young, developing structures. This stress can create mis-alignments in the spine and if not corrected, chronic health issues can arise later in life. Chiropractic care focuses on the nervous system and spinal structure which can minimize injuries and optimize performance, allowing your athlete to grow with a healthy nervous system into their adult years.
Millennials are exposed to far to much technology. Posture has become a major issue for our children today comparative to previous generations. Forward head posture AKA text neck is where the head is tilted forward and upper back is rounded, this is all too common amongst our teens today. This posture is a sign of stress bee-ing put on the nervous system and not allowing the brain to communicate properly. If your child has poor posture, please do not hesitate to call us. Remember, prevention is best and its better to start young so your child can function at 100% and truly "bee well".
Some Great Resources:
Chiropractic Care for the Child Athlete
A Modern Epidemic - Text Neck
Chiropractors recognize that, if there is stress in one area of the body, the rest of the body will somehow compensate for this stress.
Even though we focus on the kiddos, one of the best ways to ensure success of your little ones is to have a well adjusted nervous system of the parents. As parents we carry a lot of stress, whether it bee from finances, family or past experiences. Over the years, this builds up and our body finds ways to adapt. Adaptation is what our body is supposed to do. It does it’s best with the circumstances given. Here at Bee Well Chiropractic we use state-of-the-art neurological scan to see how those stressors affect the nervous system through every organ, cell and tissues of the body. Less stress or subluxations allow the body to adapt in a better way because it does not have to focus on subluxations and can use that energy for healing. A subluxation clear nervous system allows parents to live in a calmer stress-free environment. This is especially important in a household with a Perfect Storm kiddo. An environment full of love and positive energy is the perfect environment for kiddos to grow, heal and overcome any obstacles they may be facing.