Archive for September, 2011

Backpack Safety – Your Child’s Back Could Be In Pain

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Is your child’s back pack weighing him/her down??   More than 40 million students carry school backpacks to school everyday.  It is recommended that a child carry no more than 10% of his/her body weight in a back pack, however most kids carry as much as 40-50%!!!! This can create serious back problems in children and can also set the stage for long term spinal problems that may occur later in life.  58% of orthopedists polled in 1999 in Chicago and Wilmington, Delaware, reported treating children with back or shoulder pain attributable to carrying backpacks.  Most adults with disc problems can be traced to faulty spinal biomechanics that started in childhood.  The most common injury reported from backpack use is “rucksack palsy.” This condition results when pressure is placed on the spinal nerve in the shoulder causing  numbness in the hands, muscle wasting, and in extreme cases, nerve damage.  So form and posture as well as proper spinal screenings for spinal health are critical for children.

When a heavy back pack is filled with books and is incorrectly placed on the shoulders, the weight’s force can pull a child backward. To compensate, a child may lean forward at the hips or arch the back, which can cause the spine to compress unnaturally putting excessive weight to the anterior part of the discs. The extra weight from the back pack can cause back, neck and shoulder pain.

Another problem arises when kids  wear their backpacks over just one shoulder  because they may end up leaning to one side to offset the extra weight. Which can cause increased spinal pain if a child is developing scoliosis.  They might develop lower and upper back pain and strain their shoulders and neck.  Improper backpack use can also lead to poor posture which can lead to poor spinal health later in life.   Back pack safety checks and spinal screenings regularly by your chiropractor can help eliminate potential problems from heavy or excessive weight of back packs.

Chiropractic and Eczema

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Eczema is a form of atopic dermatitis that presents itself in the form of  dry rough skin that is a red itchy rash.  Studies reveal that eczema affects approximately 25-35% percent of infants and children.  According to Dr. Sears regarding eczema  “It is the result of an inborn tendency toward dry skin and allergies.”

Chiropractic treatments can be highly effective in treating eczema.  When a childs immune system has dysfunction or subluxation’s occuring, the body is more likely to exhibit diseases such as eczema.  Chiropractic care corrects subluxations of the spine allowing the body’s nervous system to function at its optimal level thus increasing the bodys natural immune system to fight diseases.

There are certain homeopathic remedies that can help such as applying  non-irritating oil such as sweet almond or vitamin E to the child’s skin immediately following baths, before the water evaporates from the skin.  Also there are a number of lotions that can aide in relief such as Aquaphor or  Eucerin.  Bathing children in tepid water with epsom salt or oatmeal baths can also help.

There also exist certain dietary foods that can increase the likely hood of childhood eczema.    Foods such as dairy, soy, wheat, nuts, whey proteins, can trigger eczema.  These foods can also pass through breast milk so beware to nursing mothers.  Following an alkaline diet and an elimination diet can certainly help to reveal/avoid any food allergens that may trigger eczema. These foods can weaken the immune system leading to outbreaks to allergies and potentially eczema.  The use of probiotics (suited to infants and children) and omega oils can also help increase the immune system to protect against any eczema outbreaks.

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Chiropractic provides relief for sinus and allergies

Monday, September 26th, 2011

When most people think of chiropractic they think of neck and back pain but what about relief from sinus and allergies?
Chiropractic directly affects the nervous system by removing subluxations from the spine, the body’s immune system is then allowed to function at its optimal level. There is a direct link between the nervous system and the immune system. Think about it, when do you get sick not when your feeling great but when your stressed. Environmental stresses such as toxins, allergens, etc. can directly weaken the body leading to sickness and dysfunction in the immune system. When you are stressed the bodys systems shut down allowing for dysfunction to occur. By getting a chiropractic adjustment, the nervous system and the bodys natural immune system can function at a higher level. This allows the body to work more effectively to neutralize and fight the allergy-causing chemicals in your environment negatively affecting the immune system. If you are having allergies, sinuses or just a feeling of overall stress and sickness give us a call we can help!!!!! Try chiropractic for relief from sinus and allergies and restore your nervous system to its optimal level!!!!
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Does drinking dark beer really help increase breast milk????

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Okay so Ive been getting a lot of questions lateley on how to increase breast milk production naturally so here are a few tips to increasing breast milk naturally with some great supplements. First of all, its the hops plant in beer that helps to increase breast milk. Hops can be used as a tea, raspberry leaves, stinging nettle, oatstraw, and red clover blossoms, also a healthy blend of fenugreek, milk thistle, fennel seed, nettle herb can help as well. And of course breast feeding is of utmost importance to sustaining milk production. Maintaining low stress levels, a high caloric healthy diet, continuous breast feeding, and proper supplementation (under a doctors supervision) can certainly help increase breast milk production. I have used a healthy blend of several of these to sustain my milk for my twins who are entirely on breast milk!!!! It is recommended if alcohol was used by the nursing mother it be limited to no more than 0.5 grams of alcohol per kg. of body weight, which for a 132 pound woman (60 kg) would allow no more than 2 beers, 2 ounces of liquor or 8 ounces of wine per day. So can drinking dark beer really help with increasing milk production the jury says drinking non alcoholic beer that has the hops plant is best. For more info check us out on facebook be sure to click like us and get the latest in up to date articles and blogs!!! or you can call us at 6157712700 to ask Dr. Rousseau