As I was checking my 9 year old baby girl Sophia for an upper neck misalignment due to the beginning stages of ear pain – which by the way helps 90% of the time from ear pain becoming an ear infection, she asked me why wouldn’t everyone get adjusted?

To which I thought? Why doesn’t everyone get an adjustment? Even for prevention?

I have helped so many each day in the office, with many different complaints…I wondered.chiroprator doing adjustment on male patient in chirpractic office

Is it because some chiropractors are so weird? And trust me I’ve met a few. After a conversation with a cousin who lives too far away to be a patient of mine, he is a police office in CT…and he was saying he finally went to a chiropractor that wasn’t a weirdo, and he liked it & he felt better – as we were roller skating – yes, that still exists & its fun! I recommend to try it again sometime!

Of course this made me laugh, but also interested to try to figure out why.

One can seem over zealous at times, as with anyone who is excited and wants to share what they know.

“Look well to the spine for the causes of disease.”  Hippocrates

There is a belief in chiropractic that we can help, and in inherent willingness to do so. Which can come off “weird” we are so eager to share our knowledge of innate (ill define that later), nutrition, gut health, neurology, how all of this if affecting one another and how your spine out of alignment and posture is affecting that. It is a vicious circle –but with the right help in the right places can be changed to work for you, not against you.

Research has proven that Chiropractic can boost your immune system, that it does have an affect on your nervous system (yes, that means your brain & spinal cord) & more – they call that the innate – your bodies innate ability to heal, we are self healing organisms – think about that next time you have a cut. Obviously Chiropractic is known for pain & has been marketed to the public as an answer for pain and that’s what we see most every day, and yes it helps with pain too.

I’m thinking the very difference between passion, excitement and where that can be off-putting is just that, us chiro’s tend to get overexcited about being able to help, to really help you with not just your back pain, but with restoring the quality of your life, to be able to go out and walk, or golf, or whatever.

& if that makes me weird, I’ll take it…because I make a difference in the lives of many everyday & I LOVE IT!
Thoughts of a Wicked Good Chiropractor
01/04/2019Dr Sarah Corcoran Wicked Good Wellness Mansfield MA

Chiropractic Family Wellness

I thought this was a good article to share with you…
October 6, 2015  In Chiropractic  By ChiroHosting

9 Reasons Why Chiropractic is for Kids

We all want what’s best for our family, and the evidence is clear: for your kids’ health, regular chiropractic care is the best option.
Most people think of back and neck pain when they think about chiropractic, and chiropractic is fantastic at treating those conditions. But chiropractic is much, much more than that! Countless scientific studies have shown that chiropractic is great at keeping you and your family healthy in many different ways. Chiropractic is truly wellness care. And it makes sense why: chiropractic works by restoring the function of your body’s nervous system by the removal of interference caused by disease, stress, or injury. When your nervous system is working properly, you’re healthier!

Here are some of the ways that chiropractic works to keep your kids well:

1 – Chiropractic Boosts Your Immune System
Research shows that chiropractic adjustments have positive, objective effects on your immunity. This is really important for kids, as they’re subjected to all kinds of bugs and viruses. A strong immune system in childhood makes for a healthier adulthood, too!

2 – Chiropractic Helps with Asthma
More and more kids are being diagnosed with asthma and other respiratory problems, and research from the last few years shows that chiropractic adjustments can help with these ailments by restoring the body’s natural function.

3 – Chiropractic Relieves Colic
In 2012, researchers studied 104 infants who were suffering from colic. They found that the parents reported a significant decrease in infant crying in the treated babies, compared to the infants who didn’t receive treatment.

4 – Chiropractic Helps Kids with Nocturnal Enuresis
Bedwetting is a tough problem for kids and parents, but a 2009 study found that chiropractic care helped 2 out of 3 children with this problem.

5 – Chiropractic Can Improve Posture
As our spine is subjected to stresses and injuries, it’s easy for it to lose flexibility and mobility that we need for health. Chiropractic works to restore the normal function of your spine, which also restores your natural, healthy posture.

6 – Chiropractic and ADHD
Numerous case studies published over the years suggest that chiropractic care might be helpful for kids with ADHD and attention problems.

7 – Chiropractic Reduces Stress
Research done in Japan found that chiropractic adjustments had immediate, positive effects on stress and cortisol levels. Kids are under more and more pressure each year with school and activities, so stress reduction is an important health goal for kids.

8 – Chiropractic is SAFE
We hear every day about the risks and dangers of drugs and surgical procedures, and we don’t want to subject our kids to that! Chiropractic is a healthy choice for people of all ages, especially children. A 2012 study looked at 20,000 pediatric patient visits for all kinds of health issues and found no serious side effects in the children.

9 – Chiropractic from Birth
When we hurt our neck or back, we go and visit our chiropractor for help. When a baby is born and exposed to neck injury during childbirth, it makes sense to take that child to a chiropractor, too! But it’s more important than just neck pain: a 2013 study from the Journal of Attention Disorders found that babies injured at birth were more likely to develop ADHD symptoms when they reach age eight. Your nervous system controls every aspect of your body, so a disruption at birth can have long-term consequences!
The science backs up what millions of parents know: chiropractic is the perfect way to keep your family healthy!
Immune System Research

Teodorczyk-Injeyan JA, McGregor M, Ruegg R, Injeyan HS. Interleukin 2-regulated in vitro antibody production following a single spinal manipulative treatment in normal subjects. Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2010;(18)26.
Teodorczyk-Injeyan JA, Triano JJ, McGregor M, Woodhouse L, Injeyan HS. Elevated production of inflammatory mediators including nociceptive chemokines in patients with neck pain: a cross-sectional evaluation. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2011;34(8):498-505.
Asthma and Respiratory Research

Engel RM, Vemulpad SR, Beath K. Short-term effects of a course of manual therapy and exercise in people with moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a preliminary clinical trial. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2013;36(8):490-6.
Pepino VC, Ribeiro JD, Ribeiro MA, de Noronha M, Mezzacappa MA, Schivinski CI. Manual therapy for childhood respiratory disease: A systematic review. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2013;36(1):57-65.
Colic Research

Miller JE, Newell D, Bolton JE. Efficacy of chiropractic manual therapy on infant colic: a pragmatic single-blind, randomized controlled trial. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2012;35(8):600-7.
Nocturnal Enuresis (Bedwetting) Research

van Poecke AJ, Cunliffe C. Chiropractic treatment for primary nocturnal enuresis: a case series of 33 consecutive patients. JMPT 2009;32(8):675-81.
ADHD Research

Kuhn K and Cambron J. Chiropractic management using a brain-based model of care for a 15-year-old adolescent boy with migraine headaches and behavioral and learning difficulties: a case report. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2013;12:274-280.
Alcantara J, Davis J. The chiropractic care of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a retrospective case series. Explore 2010;6(3):173-182.
Stress Research

Ogura T, Tashiro M, Masud M, et al. Cerebral metabolic changes in men after chiropractic spinal manipulation for neck pain. Alternative Therapies. 2011;17(6):12-17.

Chiropractic Safety Research

Marchand A. Chiropractic Care of Children from Birth to Adolescence and Classification of Reported Conditions: An Internet Cross-Sectional Survey of 956 European Chiropractors. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2012; 35 (5):372-380.

Birth Trauma and ADHD

Hurtig T, Ebeling H, Jokelainen J, Koivumaa-Honkanen H, Taanila A. The Association Between Hospital-Treated Injuries and ADHD Symptoms in Childhood and Adolescence: A Follow-Up Study in the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1986. Journal of Attention Disorders 2013;May 10.

Dr. Sarah Corcoran
Wicked Good Chiropractic
154 Copeland Drive
Mansfield, MA 02048
(508) 339-1418
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