8 Reasons Your Kids Need a Chiropractor

Kids and chiropractic go together like peanut butter and chocolate. There are many reasons your child should see a chiropractor. For example, do they have the same 5 senses as their parents: touch, taste, smell, hearing, and sight? Of course they do, and those are controlled by the same brain body connection (aka nervous system) as their parents too. So there is no question that our kids need chiropractic just as much as Mom and Dad do.

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1. Reflux/Spit Up -  This can be caused from a number of reasons, including vertebral subluxation, cranial fault, stomach torsion, and spinal cord tension. Other causes can be allergens in a breastfeeding mom’s diet or wrong type of formula in a formula fed baby.

2. Ear Infections - Many people don’t realize your ears can be adjusted! As we get older, our ear canals start to tilt downward to allow for proper drainage; however, infant ear canals are horizontal in nature, causing them to not drain as well and be more prone to infection. A quick ear adjustment can relax the inner ear muscle, pulling on the ear canal and preventing drainage. Upper cervical subluxations and cranial faults are also common findings in kids with chronic ear infections.

 

3. Constipation - The nerves feeding the colon and rectal area originate from the lumbosacral region of the spine and are often misaligned, needing adjustment with symptoms of constipation. Constipation can also be due to an ileocecal valve misfiring, which takes a couple of spinal adjustments and acupressure points to correct. However, constipation is often also caused by something in the diet causing GI distress, so it becomes important to discuss potential food allergies in the baby’s or mom’s diet.

 

4. Trouble Latching/Feeding - An upper neck misalignment can cause a baby to not be able to turn its head as needed for breastfeeding. Cranial and palate misalignment can also be present in these kids, so appropriate cranial assessment and correction is needed. Most newborns are in need of an upper neck adjustment whether or not they have outward physical symptoms of anything. Getting through the birth canal or even being delivered via cesarean can be very strenuous on the baby’s neck, and proper realignment is necessary to ensure the nervous system can work at 100% capacity.

 

5. Colic - This is defined as “severe, often fluctuating pain in the abdomen caused by intestinal gas or obstruction in the intestines and suffered especially by babies.” This is a very common infant symptom and is used as a diagnosis for a crabby baby that has “no other problems,” so I believe it is commonly misdiagnosed. But this is so easy for chiropractic! Most often these babies and kids have spinal misalignments specifically in the upper neck and sacrum needing correction. It is very much related to any GI distress, along with food allergies, as discussed under “Constipation.”

 

6. ADHD - This is one hot topic in our culture and is becoming more and more prevalent. Our kids’ bodies have become so neurologically overloaded that it can be difficult for the nervous system to navigate simple everyday tasks. Chiropractic, by nature, balances neurology by taking tension out of the nervous system so the brain can communicate more effectively and work more efficiently. Diet plays a HUGE role in attention. A large amount of our food is processed and contains dyes, which will have neurotoxic effects on the brain. It is important to look at all stimuli coming in the child’s life, including diet, exercise, medications, amount of activity, screen time, etc. Too much stimuli will also cause trouble with attention.

 

7. Asthma - This is often due to an emotional component and/or mid-spine misalignments needing chiropractic correction in order for the lungs to function more efficiently. It’s important to take a look at the birth process as well. Cesarean births have a greater chance of developing asthma, so it is especially important to get these kids under chiro care. Passing through the birth canal allows for passage of important flora from the mom’s vaginal canal to the infant for population of important immune developing bacteria in the baby’s gut. Passing through the vaginal canal also squeezes the amniotic fluid out of the baby’s lungs they were “breathing” while in utero. These are in addition to many other important developmental things happening while passing through the vaginal canal.

 

8. Growing Pains - This can be caused from improper joint alignment not only in the spine but in the extremities. Chiropractic adjustments will align all structures so the overlying musculature can fire appropriately.

Learn more and schedule your appointment by clicking here.

 Dr. Kael Moulton  DrKael@MoultonChiropractic.com

Dr. Kael Moulton

DrKael@MoultonChiropractic.com

Stiff Neck? Try out this routine...

Here's what to do:

In your Sphinx position-

1. Deep Breathing: remember the Original Strength "Reset within a Reset".

2. Head Nods: lead with your eyes, look up and down as much as you can maintaining posture.

3. Head Turns: lead with your eyes again, look side to side as far as you can. Remember to keep breathing and to maintain posture.

Regression: If the Sphinx position is too challenging, simply go down to your chest and rest your head in your hands.

Questions? Comment below and we will be sure to answer!

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Chiropractic and Joint Pain

Can Chiropractic Help with Joint Pain?

A common question we hear from inquiries. And, the simple answer is, yes! There are so many reasons you are having joint pain, your chiropractor is going to find the root of it, not just alleviate the symptom. That way, we solve the problem, AND eliminate the symptoms.

Listen in as Dr. Kael shares the many benefits of Chiropractic care to resolve your joint pain!

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Don't Let a Disc Herniation Slow You Down

In case you missed it, we went live on Facebook and shared a ton of great information on Joint Pain and Chiropractic Care. Learn why Chiropractic has been proven to be your BEST option for conservative care:

Did you know…

Disc bulging (and herniations) are a natural part of life and the aging process. Yes, that's right. As gravity pulls us down, we continue to age, and injuries catch up to us  - our body starts to wear down, and degenerative processes start. 

As a matter of fact, degeneration of the spine begins when we are about 30 years old! If you have had an MRI of your spine, you may have hit the floor when looking at the report. 

It can be scary when you see multiple levels of your spine have disc bulges, degenerative changes, and herniations. Well, don't despair, just because multiple levels of your spine are "not perfect", doesn't mean that they are all causing pain. And research shows us that you are in the right place. 

Chiropractic Disc Herniation Bulge

If you are suffering from a disc bulge, or herniation that is causing pain, adjustments may be just what the doctor ordered. Here are a few quick facts you should know:

  • Over 90% of people with disc herniations were "better" or "much better" with chiropractic care.

  • Within just two weeks, over 55% of people had significant improvement with chiropractic.

So what are the next steps?

Sharing is one the best ways for you to care for your friends and family. Forward this email to a friend or family member who has been suffering from a spinal disc problem. They may be scared and unsure of what to do next. But, once they are able to understand their condition, and that conservative care is their best option, they will be able to make a smart decision about their health. 


Talk to you soon,

 Dr. Kael Moulton   DrKael@MoultonChiropractic.com

Dr. Kael Moulton

DrKael@MoultonChiropractic.com

Can Chiropractic Help My Back Pain?

Chiropractic Care and Back Pain? Does It Really Help?

Believe it or not, back pain is a very common thing. But, let us not confuse common with normal. In a society where we are forced to sit so much, back pain is going to run rampant… but it doesn’t have to!

Back pain accounts for more than 264 million lost work days in one year—that’s two work days for every full-time worker in the country. (1)

Back pain is the third most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, behind skin disorders and osteoarthritis/joint disorders. (2)

To see more statistics, check out this link: https://www.acatoday.org/Patients/Health-Wellness-Information/Back-Pain-Facts-and-Statistics

 Join us as Dr. Kael Moulton teaches us about typical causes of common joint pain like back, knee, neck, elbow, and even hand pain.  Our goal is to give you a look at how Chiropractic is the best starting point for relieving and even solving your joint pain!   Date: October 24th from 12-1245pm Cost: FREE Food: Drinks and Snacks Provided!   To RSVP, simply email MoultonChiropractic@gmail.com and let us know that you would like to attend! 

Join us as Dr. Kael Moulton teaches us about typical causes of common joint pain like back, knee, neck, elbow, and even hand pain.

Our goal is to give you a look at how Chiropractic is the best starting point for relieving and even solving your joint pain!

Date: October 24th from 12-1245pm
Cost: FREE
Food: Drinks and Snacks Provided!


To RSVP, simply email MoultonChiropractic@gmail.com and let us know that you would like to attend! 

So where does Chiropractic come in?


From strains and sprains to bulges and herniations, Chiropractic can heal your back pain.

Research has shown us so much about our symptoms, where they may be coming from, and how they can impact or lives. The great thing? Research has also shown that Chiropractic is THE BEST conservative care option for healing your bodily aches and pains, especially those in the low back.

The fastest way of helping the people you love and care about is by sharing. Share this post so someone you know can learn about their symptoms, and get the help they need!

Learn more or schedule your appointment online at www.MoultonChiropractic.com/Schedule or contact me via email.

Thanks and talk soon,

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The Best Exercise for Posture

Pain Relief & Posture Fix: The Turkish Get-Up



The Turkish Get Up is a fantastic exercises that will not only help with your pain and posture, but it will make you more flexible, give you healthier joints, and increase your strength. 

So, let's break it down:

1. Roll to your side to pick the kettlebell up. Use both hands to press the weight up. Make sure your shoulders are pulled down away from your ears and armpits are squeezed tight. Keeping the knee bent on the same side that you're holding the bell, you are now set up.

2. Next, roll up to your elbow, with a big chest and your knee pulled back open. Repeat as you come up to your hand.

3. Hip bridge just enough to be able to sweep your leg/knee underneath you. Make sure you feel stable before continuing to the next step.

4. Come up to a tall kneeling position. You'll notice your legs are creating a 90 degree angle. This is an open hip position. We want to close your hips off into a standard lunge position by either turning the bottom leg, or top leg in a "windshield wiper" motion. 

5. Lunge up to a tall standing position keeping your elbow locked out. You now need to "Turkish Get-Down" :)

6. Repeat the steps in reverse order by lunging back, opening your hips back up, sweep the leg back through until you sit on your hip (remember big chest and wide knee). From here you will come down to your elbow keeping a big chest, and the control as you return flat to your back.

7. Set the bell down by using both hands to bring the bell down to your abdomen, and rolling your entire body over to set it down. 

Add these in once, twice, or more per week. As you feel comfortable add weight, or if you need any help with coaching your movement you can send your videos to us at MoultonChiropractic@gmail.com.

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If you have more questions or want to schedule a training appointment with Kris, go online to www.MoultonChiropractic.com/Schedule

3 Myths About Being Sick

3 Myths About Being SICK! 


BLAH! No one likes feeling sick, and this time of year, it seems like we all "catch" a cold somewhere along the way. No matter if it's you, your kids, or the office coworker. I am calling out 3 myths that people have about being sick or getting sick! 

  1. Are you sick, or are you actually healthy?

  2. How do you "catch" a bug?

  3. To Antibiotic or to not antibiotic?


Take a listen and comment below! 

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Learn more about us or schedule your appointment at www.MoultonChiropractic.com

Can Chiropractic Help Joint Pain?


Can Chiropractic Help Joint Pain?

Do you or someone you know suffer from joint pain? I think we all have at some points in our lives either from injuries, accidents, or weakness in our bodies.

Did you know that Chiropractic is THE best place to start?

Researchers and studies have shown time and time again that Chiropractic is the best conservative care for our bodily aches and pains, including joint pain, most of all lower back pain.

Why is that?

Listen in as Dr. Kael gives us a quick idea of how Chiropractic can help your joint pain!

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And as always, any questions you have or if you’re ready to schedule your appointment, visit www.MoultonChiropractic.com/schedule

TMJ: Ear, Jaw, and Throat Pain

Do you or anyone you know have TMJ? ...The secret? Everyone has a TMJ. Want to know more of what I mean? 


Listen in as Dr. Kael talks to us about TMJ symptoms, causes, and how Chiropractic can help you!

TMJ pain symptoms can be related to various other issues in your body and often times TMJ dysfunction can lead to symptoms outside of the jaw as well like pain or ringing in the ears, trouble swallowing or pain in the throat, even ear pain, or eye/vision problems.

Contact a qualified Chiropractor

It is always a good idea to have your symptoms checked out by a qualified Chiropractor. To make an appointment or ask Dr. Kael some questions, visits our schedule page and fill out the discovery form.

 If you have questions for Dr. Kael, you can reach her at DrKael@MoultonChiropractic.com

If you have questions for Dr. Kael, you can reach her at DrKael@MoultonChiropractic.com

Do you struggle with Autoimmune Disease?

What is Autoimmune?

In our office we see all different types of pain and ailments. Sometimes that includes patients with autoimmune issues. Patients will ask, "Can chiropractic help with this?"

Nutrition, Exercise, and more…

There are many parts that make you who you are, which include multiple internal and external factors. As a holistic doctor, it is my goal to see you from all of those pieces and factors, and this is how we view things such as autoimmune disease.

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For more questions, contact me at DrKael@MoultonChiropractic.com

or to schedule your appointment CLICK HERE.