We love all variations of patients at Peace of Life Chiropractic! Our chiropractic table sees 2-legged & 4-legged friends, newborn babies & 96-year old ladies, farmers & CPAs, not to mention the taboo big and little. Therefore, Dr. Joey loosely says, “we treat patients from the womb to the tomb.”
THE TRULY IMPORTANT THINGS
Each patient receives the benefits of chiropractic care uniquely. In regards to Pablo Casals words, “The truly important things in life — love, beauty, and one’s own uniqueness — are constantly being overlooked.” In experiencing this phenomenon as consumers and patients ourselves, we do our very best to avoid overlooking ANYONE’S love, beauty or uniqueness, not only in the office but in our daily lives.
For every unique need that is brought to the office, we meet it with the corresponding care to genuinely meet that need. Often times that need is a loving adjustment, every now and then the appropriate referral, every time it is patience & understanding. Assuming that I am speaking the truth, and we do indeed recognize the needs of our patients upon arrival and address those needs in their entirety, you can understand why I am sharing this compassion of mine…………..
My compassion to serve BABIES is stronger than my compulsion to survive. I can’t take credit for the catchy way that came out. Dr. Jim Parker that founded Parker College of Chiropractic (now Parker University in Dallas, TX) had “33 Parker Principles” by which he founded his push in our profession. My favorite of which was, develop a compassion to serve that is stronger than your compulsion to survive. I have an undying compassion for babies, particularly the spine and nervous system of those babies!!
What is compassion? According to dictionary.com, compassion is a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering. That may not sound like the typical description of a baby, but in terms of spine and nervous system, it just might. How do you know??
SURELY NOT MY CHILD
Consider the research done by the published researcher, G. Gutmann. He documented a study of more than one thousand infants. He found that approximately 80 percent of all newborns had some form of nerve dysfunction. Gutmann concluded that many health problems can arise from misalignment of the first vertebrae in the neck, resulting in a lowered resistance to infections in the ears, nose and throat. He also noted, however, that even an adjustment using the lightest pressure of the index finger could normalize an infant’s clinical picture.
What’s the harm in having YOUR baby checked? There is none. Chiropractic care is one of the safest forms of healthcare, including that for pediatrics. An exerpt from Issue #24 of Pathways to Family Wellness Magazine:
Recently the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association published the preliminary results of its study in Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, in an article entitled, “The Safety and Effectiveness of Pediatric Chiropractic: A Survey of Chiropractors and Parents in a Practice- Based Research Network.” The preliminary data confirms what chiropractors have known for over 100 years: Chiropractic care for children is safe and effective.
On the issue of safety, out of 5,438 office visits, there were only three adverse events reported from the adjustments—a .00055 percent chance of negative reaction. Demonstrating a risk factor well below 1 percent, this study shows that children have a greater than 99 percent chance of suffering no problems when receiving chiropractic care. Furthermore, the three adverse events reported in the study were minor discomfort following the adjustment. Each was readily resolved with continued adjustments.
In the study, over 90 percent of the chiropractors and parents reported an adjustment-related improvement with respect to the children’s presenting complaints. Even more interesting is the discovery of benefits unrelated to the initial problems. Both parents and doctors reported better sleeping patterns, improved behavior and more robust immune system function while under chiropractic care.
Increasingly, scientific research is supporting the clinical experience of chiropractors. Chiropractic care is growing in acceptance as a viable necessity for newborns.
As much as we appreciate the variety of concerns and questions that our patients bring to their visit, I personally can’t help be partial to the certain needs of the BABIES!! This is where the compassion comes in to play because, just like animals, these babies are without a voice. Their communication is so limited. In terms of discomfort and dis-ease, they speak through a cry, colic, ear infections, skin outbreaks, etc. So many imbalances begin in the beginning. Give your child the gift of balance and allow their spine to be restored!!
CHIRO – BABY
Have you ever seen a “chiro baby?” Our profession lovingly terms children who receive chiropractic care routinely along with other “crunchy” parenting tricks as a chiro-baby. Since becoming parents to our little princess, we have heard the difference that we, as chiropractors, have seen all along. The most common comment, aside from “what a cutie” (LOL! proud mama!), is she is so ALERT!
That’s mine to own. We are so blessed to have our own little eating, breathing, almost-crawling testimony. Our little lady is knocking on the door of 7 months and is vibrant and thriving. She is healthy and has a superstar immune system! She received her first adjustment at 24 hours old and receives regular check-ups each month. Here is her 12 week check-up 🙂
WHAT’S THE SKIVY
Adjustments help alleviate spinal subluxations (misalignments of the vertebrae) caused by intrauterine constraint, abnormal positioning in the uterus, and spinal distress from the journey through the birth canal or during the delivery process itself. Ideally, babies should be checked and adjusted as soon as possible after birth.
In Loving Service,
Dr. Taryn Lowery