Chiropractic and Pregnancy?

11.15.2018 - Author: Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Spartanburg

Vertebral Subluxation is a term used to describe when their's a bone out of place which irritates delicate nerve tissue. The changes associated with pregnancy can aggravate or even cause a vertebral subluxation. The hormone relaxin is released when a woman is pregnant, relaxing her joints making it easier for the body to prepare for delivering a baby. This can also make it easier for her joints to become out of place and irritate the nerve tissue. One woman described the feeling of hearing her joints move in her sleep as a "shotgun" going off up and down her spine and pelvis.  Research has shown that as many as 56% of pregnant women experience back pain which can be a sign of subluxation.  Pregnancy should be a time to reflect on your family's goals and dreams - not a time to be burdened with pain.  

How your sleeping style affects your spine

11.01.2018 - Author: Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Spartanburg

How your sleeping style affects your spine  

Why is a subluxation a big deal?

10.10.2018 - Author: Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Spartanburg

Subluxation robs the body of it's ability to focus, organize, think, and heal. When subluxated because of a physical trauma (slip or fall), emotional stress (you probably have one or two of those examples), or chemical toxin (ever experience the stress of a strong cleaner, candle, or perfume), the environment of the body changes. Whether it's the communication of the brain in  to the body or the body back to the brain, the messages can become distorted. Research conducted by Dr. Suh found that the weight of a dime on a spinal nerve decreases the function of the nerve by up to 60%. How can anything work at it's best with only 40% function? What if that's around our brain stem? What about the regulation of our bodies homeostasis: hormones, temperature, respiration, heart beat? We can't heal in the same environment that we get sick in. Getting adjusted changes the environment. It removes the interference to the nervous system, which then communicates more efficiently, works the best it can. Check out this infographic:  

Do you relate to any of these signs of stress?

10.02.2018 - Author: Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Spartanburg

Physical Signs of Stress 

I don't like to play the comparison game, but this one's worth it.

9.19.2018 - Author: Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Spartanburg

While I don't shout from the roof tops that I am a "Low Back Pain Doctor", I am certainly REALLY great at locating the cause of the problem in my patients and they'll tell you, their aches and pains go away pretty quickly.