Archive for June 2017

Mom’s story of her child’s scoliosis recovery

Watch Dylan’s mom tell why she chose Euclid Chiropractic for her young son’s scoliosis recovery.  J.J. had experienced chiropractic care at our office for her headaches and neck pain.  Her husband was also helped too.

After Dylan’s medical exam, J.J. was told he needed to see a medical specialist for scoliosis treatment.  Several of Dylan’s family members had scoliosis surgery (rods and screws put in their spine) with poor results.  J.J. did not want that for her son, so she chose Chiropractic firsts.

Dylan had chiropractic care, follow-up x-rays and infrequent care now.  4 years later Dylan’s scoliosis has been reduced to not require medical bracing or progressed to surgery.

Watch mom tell her story and find out why Chiropractic care was her FIRST choice.

Go to our scoliosis page for other videos/posts.

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Scoliosis X-ray Analysis: Chiropractic’s Non-surgical Treatment

The x-ray analysis is required to help determine the chance of successful correction through chiropractic adjustments and exercise.  Here is a sketch of a common “S-shaped” scoliosis x-ray.  Left is before chiropractic treatment; right is the correction:

As you can see, the goal of treatment is return the spine to a straight position from the front to back view.

As mentioned in our previous scoliosis posts/videos, knowing the degree of scoliosis is helpful determining the benefit of any treatment.

This medical approach is a “wait and see” method until bracing is introduced at 25 degrees.  Bracing has been shown to be ineffective, then surgery is warranted after 40 degrees.

The chiropractic approach starts treatment beginning at 5 to 10 degrees, where this conditions can have no harmful effects in a child’s future health.  Chiropractic treatment has shown to be the most beneficial before 25 degrees, before bracing would occur.

The best way to have successful treatment is to have a child get checked at the first signs of scoliosis, not their age.

In this video we study Riley’s x-rays over a period of 6 years. Here is his first x-ray at 6 years old:

His s-shaped curve is 9 and 7 degrees.  Medically, at 6 years old, this would not be a concern because of his age and degree of scoliosis.  His mother understood this approach, and chose Chiropractic care to reduce the scoliosis as much as possible NOW, to keep Riley healthy.

With initial correction, then adjustment periodically here is Riley’s x-ray at 10 years old:

His 5 and degree curve has been maintained over a 4 year period.  Scoliosis progression through his growth so far has been reduced and maintained.

Now at 12 years old after a growth spurt, his mother was worried it may have progressed.  Here is his results while maintaining regular adjustments:

The degrees where 8 and 6.  More than his previous x-ray, and below the 10 degrees where there can be some concern.

From 6 years old to the present, Riley is continually checked for scoliosis by a chiropractor.   This will allow his to grow and live a healthy life without the worry of needing scoliosis surgery.

Go to our scoliosis page for other videos/posts.

Want to get your child checked by a Chiropractor?  Our free exam teaches parents what to look for as their child grows.

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The Scoliosis Exam to Prevent Bracing, Surgery

This exam helps parents and their child see the differences in posture, leg length and feet position that causes the different degrees of scoliosis.

Here is the introduction to the scoliosis (part 1):

Scoliosis: Parents’ Treatment Options

Let’s walk through each one.

The front posture (head to feet analysis):

  1. The head is shifted toward the left shoulder.

  2. Shoulders not even.  Left is lower; right higher.

  3. Hand level is not even. Left lower; right higher.

  4. Feet not straight. both penguin toed out.

This child would usually not have any pain from this abnormal posture, and feel balanced.  The reason is the upper and legs favor the left side, the hips/lower body favors the right.

From the side, a person with possible scoliosis would have abnormal side posture evaluation:

  1. Forward head posture is present by having the head too far in front of the shoulders.

  2. The upper back to hunchback by being rounded.

  3. The sides of the shoulders are rolling forward.

  4. The weight of the body is on the fronts of the feet.

With posture is compensating for the scoliosis in the previous image by becoming rigid, tight to maintain center of gravity.

To check for hip rotation and/or a longer leg causing scoliosis, a Leg Length Inequality Test can be performed:

  1. Have the child lye flat on their stomach.

  2. If the child’s feet are even.  If not, possible scoliosis.

  3. Raise both feet to 90 degrees.  If now even then lower leg length difference.

If this test is uneven in step 3, then the hips can be compensating to show another sign of scoliosis.

Parents, use all three parts of the exam to check your child for early scoliosis and posture problems as they grow.  Then you can get your child checked by your local chiropractor when early signs occur.  This presents the bracing and surgery as a result of severe scoliosis.  YOU are their best chance of keeping your child healthy.

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“They added years to my life.” -Ruben

 

 

 

 

“Euclid Chiropractic has added years to my life.  Doctor Weaver and Doctor Ratkovic are very knowledgeable and very thorough in explaining what was wrong with me.  They are blessed with an excellent staff who are hardworking and dedicated to the patients.

“The treatment has helped me out beyond my furthest expectations, and regret not having seen them sooner.”

-Ruben S.

Each person is at a unique state of health.

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Simple Low Back Exercise (Full Video) @Gibson April ’17

To be able to exercise (stretch/strengthen) your back, you need to be ready.  First your movement need to be pain-free.  No disc or nerve conditions are symptomatic.

After this understand you build your back strength by exercising the upper legs, hips, abdominals and back.

Here are the short video clips from the talk:

Bridge Stretch (3:05)

Back Extension Exercise (5:47)

Back Extension with Leg Lifts (10:00)

Chair Squat (12:50)

Lunge Stretch with Stick (18:20)

Gloria Tries Lunge Stretch with Stick & Eyes Closed (20:00)

Flexibility, then Strength (25:00)

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Scoliosis: Parent Treatment Options

Today’s Scoliosis talk helps parents understand their options to help their child reduce and/or correct scoliosis.  Many children are first told they have this condition during a school or doctor exam before any symptoms such as pain occurs.  Here, you will hopefully reduce the anxiety of scoliosis by understanding your next step.

This is an example of advanced scoliosis:

First scoliosis can be genetic trait, passed from a mother or father to their child.  This may have been seen in a parent’s posture exam, or considered insignificant when the parent was a child.  Second, after an injury the body can compromise their posture to cause scoliosis.  Either way, let’s talk about the treatment options.

The medical approach thought process is “wait and see”.  The severity of scoliosis is measured by the degree of their curve.  They may monitor the degree progression through this chart:

In the medical approach there is no treatment before the child is braced at 25-40 degrees. It may slow down the progression, but it does NOT correct the scoliosis to a lower degree.  After 40 degrees, surgery will be recommended.  Yes, surgery will reduce the scoliosis degree, but her are the complications that lower the quality of a child’s life:

Now for the good news.  The other NON-surgical option.

The chiropractic approach looks to reduce the scoliosis degree from the start.  After an examination and x-ray analysis, treatments (chiropractic and exercise) are used to reduce the curve to as low as possible.  There is no wait and see period.  Then another x-ray is used to verify the results.

The Chiropractic exam, x-ray analysis and treatment will be discussed and link our future post.

Remember, as a parent YOU are accountable for your child’s health.

Go to our scoliosis page for other videos/posts.

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“Family life is easier.” -Alfredo & Vanessa’s Back Pain Recovery

Alfredo suffered neck and back pain as a wrestler in high school.  The combination of heavy lifting now with his profession made the pain cause anxiety for Alfredo.  Would his injury be permanent or require surgery.  He was recommended to Euclid Chiropractic to find if we could help.

During his exam and x-ray analysis, Alfredo understood his back condition and the treatments (Chiropractic, posture exercises, etc.) he needed to follow through with to get better.  Over weeks of treatment, Alfredo felt his daily habits change to help his healing process.

In addition to back and neck pain relief Alfredo felt his family life getting better.  His wife Vanessa has given birth to their daughter when he started care, and seeing his initial results, she was checked too for her hunchback posture and back pain.

Watch the video to see their results.

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Lorena, Thank you for YOUR Referrals

This is Lorena who is the winner of the referral basket.  She has been a consistent patient at Euclid Chiropractic, because her work at UPS requires lifting boxes.  Lorena has spread the word about chiropractic before, and May finally paid off for her.

Euclid Chiropractic also thanks the other 37 personal referrals to our office last month.  This is the high compliment you can give our office.  Thank you ALL for your trust.

Will you be the winner in June?

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Euclid Chiropractic Newsletter: June 2017

To the graduation class of all ages: do good things!

For our consistent newsletter readers, we hope the videos and articles keep you motivated to stay healthy.

For our new readers, we educate our patients that want to learn why and how to start and keep healthy habits.

Here are the health articles, testimonials, talks covered in May 2017 and this month’s events:

Modified Bridge for Back Strength

The 3 different ways to strengthen your back through the Bridge Exercise keep you going without getting off the floor.  Great exercise for people with knee/ankle/hip injuries that limit your ability to stand.  Watch Now

Tomas, Thank You

Thomas, like 25 other people last month, referred his friends and family in.  He was the basket winner for April 2017.  This is the best compliment you can give our doctors and staff.

Medical vs. Chiropractic Treatment: Brian’s Experience

Using his health insurance, Brian’s treatment from his medical doctor was pain medication with no results.  He was told their was nothing else they could do.  Watch Now

Back and Nerve Pain-Carlos Recovery Explained

Carlos found the reason for his pain through an x-ray analysis. This allowed a specific, successful treatment with great results.  Watch Now

“I encourage people to come.”-J. Meza (and pup)

First day I walked in I was greeted with smiles and a positive attitude.  Being here has helped improve and ease my…Read More

Neck Motion Test for Pain

Normal Spinal Motion is necessary for a healthy spine.  Limited or painful neck motion is a sign of a muscle or nerve condition.  When testing…Watch Now

“They gave me strength exercises.” -Andrew

“They have increased my knowledge of my back, and gave me good strength exercises to help my core in order to prevent further injury.  The exercises helped a lot.”-Andrew B.

Knowing your Local Chiropractor

People now have to pay for some or all of their own healthcare, so they are choosing Chiropractors because of the profession’s improvement of health through their non-surgical, non-medication approach.  Watch Now

“I can do more with my family.”-A. Velasco

“I can do more with my family.  I now exercise regularly, and sleep better.  All the helpful advice really helped.”  Read More

Helping Interns become Healthcare Professionals: Samantha

Samantha was competent in the front and back office skills. However, she didn’t realize she would learn something else to help her as a future registered nurse. Watch to find out.

“Going to the Gym, right now.”-Zach’s Recovery

Want shoulder pain relief?   Listen how Zach recovered WITHOUT drugs or surgery.  Watch now and related exercises. 

Here are less than a minute clips from our Workshops:

How Humans Control Balance Gibson March ’17

 Patient Education: Then and Now @San Antonio HS

Balance from your Brain prevents Falls @Gibson March ’17

Checking your Posture to Help Balance

Here are the Full Videos filmed in May on our NEW

Youtube channel: THE CROOKED SPINE

Walking for Back Strength @Gibson May ’17 (54 min.)

—and the Audio only

Interview w/ Dr. Robert Rothbard, optometrist, about Stress (48 min.)

Healthy Nerves, Human Body stays Well @in-office workshop May ’17 (39 min.)

 

June Events:

27th: Gibson Center: “How to Correct Hunchback Posture” Location: Gibson Senior Center.  250 N 3rd Ave, Upland, CA 91786. RSVP optional @909-981-4581. Time: 12:30-1:15

28th: In-Office workshop: “How the Nervous System Controls YOUR Health” 6:30-7PM.  RSVP encouraged.  Handouts included.

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“Going to the Gym, right now.”-Zach’s Recovery

Zach’s has suffered from frozen shoulder for 2 years.  This condition causes limited and painful motion with the shoulder, especially overhead.  Physical therapy and medications were not helping.

Because Zach’s profession requires hanging from the sides of buildings sometimes many stories up, he could not recover while working.  We took him off from work for a couple month’s and this is his 100% recovery story….

Do you feel 100% healthy? 

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