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Happy New Years!!

30 Day Healthy Living Program!   Leave a comment

The New Year is right around the corner! This is the perfect time to detox your body from all the holiday food!

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Happy Holidays!   Leave a comment

Happy Holidays from all of us at Mouroux Chiropractic!! Happy Holidays

Meet Our Massage Therapist! Saudia Combs   Leave a comment

Hello! Massage is my passion! I believe in the healing power of massage. Years ago in school I was an athlete. I played basketball and ran track for many years. When I would pull a muscle during practice, that night I would massage the muscle for quite some time until I fell asleep. The next morning, there would be a noticeable difference in my body. I could see and feel how the massage aided in the healing of the muscle. That is what sparked my interest in becoming a Massage Therapist 4 years ago. My specialty is Deep Tissue and Myo-Facial work. What sets me apart from other therapists is my ability to send you into deep relaxation while focusing on your areas of tension. I have a soft, warm, and relaxing touch. Pregnancy or Pre-Natal massage is also a favorite of mine. I am a mother and have a toddler at home that keeps me busy! So, I defiantly understand the toll pregnancy takes on our bodies. Massage is great for relieving stress. Stress can manifest as energy physically in our bodies. I like be in tuned with my clients energy. That way I can balance it out which is great for the over worked or over stressed. We must remember to take out time and care for ourselves. Massage is a great way to do that! Make an appointment today!

 

Colic   Leave a comment

Colic is a condition in young infants characterized by an unusual amount of crying.When they cry, they may draw their arms and legs toward their bodies as though they are in pain and may even turn bright red. Colic usually appears between the 3rd and 6th week after birth and is typically resolved by the time they are 3 months old. Although no one is certain what causes colic, there are a number of things that likely contribute, such as an immature and irritated nervous system, food sensitivites and gastrointestinal upset.

The theory that an irritated spine may contribute to colic is supported by the frequent improvement in symptoms with gentle chiropractic adjustments. Because the birthing process is very stressful on the neck of a newborn, it is very common for there to be several subluxations in the neck and back that can irritate the tiny and delicate nervous system. It has also been observed that babies with colic seem to need more attention and are more sensitive to the things around them than other babies – again indicating that there are some neurological differences.

Both the mother’s and the baby’s diet can be huge factors in the development of colic. One of the biggest offenders is cow’s milk. Babies should not have cow’s milk, or dairy in any form for that matter, until they are at least two or three years old. Cow’s milk contains the sugar lactose which many newborn babies cannot digest very well, not to mention that cow’s milk contains many proteins that are not good for an infant’s digestive system.

Another potential dietary contributor to colic is the mother’s diet while breastfeeding. Women who breast feed should stay away from spicy foods, alcohol and tobacco, as well as to avoid  eating too much of any one particular food. A semi-bland, high-protein diet that excludes dairy is probably best – at least during the first three or four months of breastfeeding.

If your baby suffers from colic, there are a few things that you can do to help:

  • Seek regular chiropractic care, especially during the first four months.
  • Place a warm water bottle on your baby’s stomach.
  • Rock your baby in a rocking chair or cradle.
  • Give your baby a warm bath.
  • Gently rub your baby’s stomach.
  • Go for a drive with your baby in the car seat.
  • Feed your baby more often with less food at each feeding.
  • If you feed your baby formula, avoid soy or dairy-based formulas.

Give the Gift of a Healthy Back This Holiday Season!   Leave a comment

Schedule an appointment for you or a loved one!  We will give you a free consultation and tell you about what we can do for you.  A great holiday gift for people of any age! Call Today! 408-379-8888

ADHD   Leave a comment

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a relatively common condition that tends to emerge in children during their early school years. The most common signs of ADHD are:

  • Inattention
  • Hyperactivity
  • Impulsive Behavior
  • Difficulty Concentrating

It is estimated that between 3 and 5 percent of children have ADHD – approximately 2 million children in the United States – and is much more common in boys than girls. This means that in a classroom of 25 to 30 children, it is likely that at least one will have ADHD. However, because many normal children may show some of these same behaviors as well, it is important that a child receive a thorough examination and appropriate diagnosis before any treatment is considered.

It is not entirely certain what causes ADHD, but the current thought is that it is a combination of an overactive nervous system, coupled with a decrease in the brain’s ability to filter out extraneous sights, sounds, thoughts and emotions. Although chiropractors don’t directly treat ADHD, there are a number of things that your chiropractor can do to help eliminate things that stress a child’s nervous system, such as:

  • Remove spinal subluxations that irritate the nervous system
  • Suggest dietary changes to avoid common problem foods
  • Test for allergies that may be stressing the nervous system
  • Suggest changes to the home to help reduce exposure to toxic chemicals

The most common medical treatment is the use of the drug methylphenidate, also known as Ritalin. Ritalin is actually a stimulant drug that normally speeds up the activity of the nervous system. But for reasons that are not entirely clear, it tends to have a calming effect on those who suffer from ADHD; possibly by increasing the activity in the area of the brain responsible for filtering out extraneous sensation.The problem with taking Ritalin is that it does not do anything to resolve the cause of the ADHD, it only masks the symptoms. Continued use of Ritalin over long periods of time has also been shown to have detrimental effects on the brain itself. It is important as a parent to look at all treatment options before placing your child on Ritalin and chiropractic care is a great place to start. Contact us today!