Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Sleep Experts Debunk 13 More Sleep Myths | Debunked | Science Insider


Sleep experts Girardin Jean-Louis and Rebecca Robbins debunk 13 more myths about sleep. They talk about the effects of hitting snooze, how to deal with jet lag, and the importance of sleeping positions in getting a good night’s sleep. They also explain the dangers of sleep apnea — in fact, it can be life-threatening if left untreated.

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Treatment Services Highlight : Supplements

Supplements provide the raw materials to allow your body to heal and function normally. Dr. Pazdel can recommend specific supplements depending on your specific condition and overall state of health.


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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Treatment Services Highlight : Massage Therapy

In addition to chiropractic, Dr. Pazdel provides massage therapy, commonly used in the treatment of stress reduction, sports injuries, automobile and work injuries, headaches, chronic muscle tension and fatigue.

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Sunday, September 25, 2022

Simple Solutions to Sacroiliac SI Joint Pain


The sacroiliac joint, or SI joint, is a common, but often overlooked, cause of lower back pain, sciatica pain, and SI joint pain. 
* Links discussed in video are found below. Click "SHOW MORE" *

When not properly diagnosed SI joint dysfunction and/or SI joint instability can lead to frustrating results from traditional treatment for these common conditions (back pain, sciatica, etc).

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Treatment Services Highlight : Auto Accidents


Have you recently been in an auto accident? Even small accidents can lead to major problems if left untreated. Dr. Pazdel has successfully worked with accident victims to treat accident related acute pain conditions. These include trauma, neck and spine injuries, and whiplash.

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Monday, September 19, 2022

Treatment Services Highlight: Evaluations

Dr. Pazdel is a certified provider of Department of Transportation physicals required for Class A drivers licenses. As a Workers' Compensation Specialist, Dr. Pazdel's provides Disability Evaluations.

To learn more about our services, check out our website.

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258 Sunset Ave
Suisun City, CA 94585

Friday, September 16, 2022

10 Minute Morning Stretch for every day | Simple routine to wake up & fe...


Welcome to your Daily Morning Stretching Session. A beginner friendly 10 minute routine, which helps you to wake up, energize and simply feel good! This session is your perfect Miracle Morning Routine for a mindful start into your day. We combine yoga inspired movements, with mobility exercises and mindful breathing to wrap up our session!

Do your body and mind a favour and start your day off with a little bit of daily movement. Its only 10 minutes, but believe me, it will make a huge different and you will soon feel improvements (if you do this regularly).
Enjoy your dose of flexibility & mobility and have an amazing start into the day!

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707-429-4861
258 Sunset Ave
Suisun City, CA 94585

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

About Us, Paz Del Chiropractic


Dr. Pazdel has always been fascinated by how the human body produces responses to interventions from man. When he began his college career, he set out to study this phenomenon and to pursue a career in Genetic Engineering. While attending San Jose State University, Dr. Pazdel suffered a career altering injury to his low back.

Like so many individuals, Dr. Pazdel began what evolved into several months of traditional medical care and therapy with no relief. One of his family members suggested that he seek care from a Chiropractor in the area. Within a couple of visits to the Chiropractor, his low back pain had subsided significantly. Following the completion of his treatment plan, Dr. Pazdel was completely relieved of the pain.

Feeling energized by the experience, Dr. Pazdel began researching Chiropractic methods of heath treatment. Following undergraduate work at San Jose State University, he enrolled in Life Chiropractic College West and graduated in 1990. After becoming licensed by the state of California, Dr. Pazdel began practicing as a Doctor of Chiropractic in a very large practice in Yuba City, California. Following a transfer to Fairfield, California, he purchased the practice in 1995 where every day he continues to be energized by how the human body produces responses to interventions from man and how efficiently Chiropractic care works for the healing of so many disorders and injuries. Dr. Pazdel feels truly blessed to have a career that he loves and to touch the lives of so many patients in a positive way.

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707-429-4861
258 Sunset Ave
Suisun City, CA 94585

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Chiropractic Care in United States and Canada

Chiropractic is established in the U.S., Canada, and Australia, and is present to a lesser extent in many other countries. It is viewed as a marginal and non-clinically–proven attempt at complementary and alternative medicine, which has not integrated into mainstream medicine. Billions are spent annually for chiropractic services.

The percentage of the population that utilizes chiropractic care at any given time generally falls into a range from 6% to 12% in the U.S. and Canada, with a global high of 20% in Alberta in 2006. In 2008, chiropractors were reported to be the most common CAM providers for children and adolescents, these patients representing up to 14% of all visits to chiropractors.

There were around 50,330 chiropractors practicing in North America in 2000. In 2008, this has increased by almost 20% to around 60,000 chiropractors. In 2002–03, the majority of those who sought chiropractic did so for relief from back and neck pain and other neuromusculoskeletal complaints; most do so specifically for low back pain. The majority of U.S. chiropractors participate in some form of managed care. Although the majority of U.S. chiropractors view themselves as specialists in neuromusculoskeletal conditions, many also consider chiropractic as a type of primary care. In the majority of cases, the care that chiropractors and physicians provide divides the market, however for some, their care is complementary.

In the U.S., chiropractors perform over 90% of all manipulative treatments. Satisfaction rates are typically higher for chiropractic care compared to medical care, with a 1998 U.S. survey reporting 83% of respondents satisfied or very satisfied with their care; quality of communication seems to be a consistent predictor of patient satisfaction with chiropractors.

Utilization of chiropractic care is sensitive to the costs incurred by the co-payment by the patient. The use of chiropractic declined from 9.9% of U.S. adults in 1997 to 7.4% in 2002; this was the largest relative decrease among CAM professions, which overall had a stable use rate. As of 2007 7% of the U.S. population is being reached by chiropractic. They were the third largest medical profession in the US in 2002, following physicians and dentists. Employment of U.S. chiropractors was expected to increase 14% between 2006 and 2016, faster than the average for all occupations.

In the U.S., most states require insurers to cover chiropractic care, and most HMOs cover these services.

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Suisun City, CA 94585

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Oxygen’s surprisingly complex journey through your body - Enda Butler


Oxygen forms about 21% of the air around us. In your body, oxygen forms a vital role in the production of energy in most cells. But if gases can only efficiently diffuse across tiny distances, how does oxygen reach the cells deep inside your body? Enda Butler tracks the surprisingly complex journey of oxygen through your body.

Lesson by Enda Butler, animation by Compote Collective.

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Sunday, September 4, 2022

Treatments

Spinal manipulation, which chiropractors call "spinal adjustment" or "chiropractic adjustment", is the most common treatment used in chiropractic care. Spinal manipulation is a passive manual maneuver during which a three-joint complex is taken past the normal range of movement, but not so far as to dislocate or damage the joint. Its defining factor is a dynamic thrust, which is a sudden force that causes an audible release and attempts to increase a joint's range of motion. High-velocity, low-amplitude spinal manipulation (HVLA-SM) thrusts have physiological effects that signal neural discharge from paraspinal muscle tissues, depending on duration and amplitude of the thrust are factors of the degree in paraspinal muscle spindles activation. Clinical skill in employing HVLA-SM thrusts depends on the ability of the practitioner to handle the duration and magnitude of the load. More generally, spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) describes techniques where the hands are used to manipulate, massage, mobilize, adjust, stimulate, apply traction to, or otherwise influence the spine and related tissues.

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

Scope of Practice


Chiropractors emphasize the conservative management of the neuromusculoskeletal system without the use of medicines or surgery, with special emphasis on the spine. Back and neck pain are the specialties of chiropractic but many chiropractors treat ailments other than musculoskeletal issues. There is a range of opinions among chiropractors: some believed that treatment should be confined to the spine, or back and neck pain; others disagreed. For example, while one 2009 survey of American chiropractors had found that 73% classified themselves as "back pain/musculoskeletal specialists", the label "back and neck pain specialists" was regarded by 47% of them as a least desirable description in a 2005 international survey. Chiropractic combines aspects from mainstream and alternative medicine, and there is no agreement about how to define the profession: although chiropractors have many attributes of primary care providers, chiropractic has more attributes of a medical specialty like dentistry or podiatry. It has been proposed that chiropractors specialize in nonsurgical spine care, instead of attempting to also treat other problems, but the more expansive view of chiropractic is still widespread.

Mainstream health care and governmental organizations such as the World Health Organization consider chiropractic to be complementary and alternative medicine (CAM); and a 2008 study reported that 31% of surveyed chiropractors categorized chiropractic as CAM, 27% as integrated medicine, and 12% as mainstream medicine. Many chiropractors believe they are primary care providers, including US and UK chiropractors, but the length, breadth, and depth of chiropractic clinical training do not support the requirements to be considered primary care providers, so their role on primary care is limited and disputed.

Chiropractic overlaps with several other forms of manual therapy, including massage therapy, osteopathy, physical therapy, and sports medicine. Chiropractic is autonomous from and competitive with mainstream medicine, and osteopathy outside the US remains primarily a manual medical system; physical therapists work alongside and cooperate with mainstream medicine, and osteopathic medicine in the U.S. has merged with the medical profession. Practitioners may distinguish these competing approaches through claims that, compared to other therapists, chiropractors heavily emphasize spinal manipulation, tend to use firmer manipulative techniques, and promote maintenance care; that osteopaths use a wider variety of treatment procedures; and that physical therapists emphasize machinery and exercise.

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Suisun City, CA 94585

Monday, August 29, 2022

Stretches for Neck, Shoulder & Upper Back Pain Relief | 10 min. Yoga to ...


Welcome to this beautiful Yoga inspired routine for neck, shoulder and upper back pain relief. These stretches are designed to help you reduce tension, and gain more relaxation and body awareness. Gift yourself with 10 minutes, just for yourself!

The exercises are suitable for beginners and you can basically do them everywhere. Either sitting on a mat (optional on a blanket), on a chair, at the edge of your bed or even outside while waiting for public transportation.

This routine is also the perfect little office break in order to release tension caused by sitting all day long at the desk.

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258 Sunset Ave
Suisun City, CA 94585

Friday, August 26, 2022

Conceptual Basis : Vertebral Subluxation


In science-based medicine, the term "subluxation" refers to an incomplete or partial dislocation of a joint, from the Latin luxare for 'dislocate'. While medical doctors use the term exclusively to refer to physical dislocations, Chiropractic founder D. D. Palmer imbued the word subluxation with a metaphysical and philosophical meaning drawn from pseudoscientific traditions such as Vitalism.

Palmer claimed that vertebral subluxations, interfered with the body's function and its inborn ability to heal itself. D. D. Palmer repudiated his earlier theory that vertebral subluxations caused pinched nerves in the intervertebral spaces in favor of subluxations causing altered nerve vibration, either too tense or too slack, affecting the tone (health) of the end organ. He qualified this by noting that knowledge of innate intelligence was not essential to the competent practice of chiropractic. This concept was later expanded upon by his son, B. J. Palmer, and was instrumental in providing the legal basis of differentiating chiropractic from conventional medicine. In 1910, D. D. Palmer theorized that the nervous system controlled health:

"Physiologists divide nerve-fibers, which form the nerves, into two classes, afferent and efferent. Impressions are made on the peripheral afferent fiber-endings; these create sensations that are transmitted to the center of the nervous system. Efferent nerve-fibers carry impulses out from the center to their endings. Most of these go to muscles and are therefore called motor impulses; some are secretory and enter glands; a portion are inhibitory, their function being to restrain secretion. Thus, nerves carry impulses outward and sensations inward. The activity of these nerves, or rather their fibers, may become excited or allayed by impingement, the result being a modification of functionality – too much or not enough action – which is disease."

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Conceptual Basis : Straights and Mixers

Straight chiropractors adhere to the philosophical principles set forth by D. D. and B. J. Palmer, and retain metaphysical definitions and vitalistic qualities. Straight chiropractors believe that vertebral subluxation leads to interference with an "innate intelligence" exerted via the human nervous system and is a primary underlying risk factor for many diseases. Straights view the medical diagnosis of patient complaints, which they consider to be the "secondary effects" of subluxations, to be unnecessary for chiropractic treatment. Thus, straight chiropractors are concerned primarily with the detection and correction of vertebral subluxation via adjustment and do not "mix" other types of therapies into their practice style. Their philosophy and explanations are metaphysical in nature and they prefer to use traditional chiropractic lexicon terminology such as "perform spinal analysis", "detect subluxation", "correct with adjustment". They prefer to remain separate and distinct from mainstream health care. Although considered the minority group, "they have been able to transform their status as purists and heirs of the lineage into influence dramatically out of proportion to their numbers."

Mixer chiropractors "mix" diagnostic and treatment approaches from chiropractic, medical or osteopathic viewpoints and make up the majority of chiropractors. Unlike straight chiropractors, mixers believe subluxation is one of many causes of disease, and hence they tend to be open to mainstream medicine. Many of them incorporate mainstream medical diagnostics and employ conventional treatments including techniques of physical therapy such as exercise, stretching, massage, ice packs, electrical muscle stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, and moist heat. Some mixers also use techniques from alternative medicine, including nutritional supplements, acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal remedies, and biofeedback.

Although mixers are the majority group, many of them retain belief in vertebral subluxation as shown in a 2003 survey of 1,100 North American chiropractors, which found that 88 percent wanted to retain the term "vertebral subluxation complex", and that when asked to estimate the percent of disorders of internal organs that subluxation significantly contributes to, the mean response was 62 percent. A 2008 survey of 6,000 American chiropractors demonstrated that most chiropractors seem to believe that a subluxation-based clinical approach may be of limited utility for addressing visceral disorders, and greatly favored non-subluxation-based clinical approaches for such conditions. The same survey showed that most chiropractors generally believed that the majority of their clinical approach for addressing musculoskeletal/biomechanical disorders such as back pain was based on subluxation. Chiropractors often offer conventional therapies such as physical therapy and lifestyle counseling, and it may for the lay person be difficult to distinguish the unscientific from the scientific.

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Saturday, August 20, 2022

INSTANT RELIEF - How to Treat A Pinched Neck Nerve - Physical Therapy Ex...


Do you have pain in your neck that presents as pain, numbness, or tingling in your shoulder, arm, or hand? The cause could be a pinched nerve in your neck. Check out the best physical therapy exercises you can do at home to alleviate symptoms of a pinched neck nerve so you can start to feel better today.

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258 Sunset Ave
Suisun City, CA 94585

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Conceptual Basis : Philosophy

Chiropractic is generally categorized as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), which focuses on manipulation of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. Its founder, D. D. Palmer, called it "a science of healing without drugs".

Chiropractic's origins lie in the folk medicine of bonesetting, and as it evolved it incorporated vitalism, spiritual inspiration and rationalism. Its early philosophy was based on deduction from irrefutable doctrine, which helped distinguish chiropractic from medicine, provided it with legal and political defenses against claims of practicing medicine without a license, and allowed chiropractors to establish themselves as an autonomous profession. This "straight" philosophy, taught to generations of chiropractors, rejects the inferential reasoning of the scientific method, and relies on deductions from vitalistic first principles rather than on the materialism of science. However, most practitioners tend to incorporate scientific research into chiropractic, and most practitioners are "mixers" who attempt to combine the materialistic reductionism of science with the metaphysics of their predecessors and with the holistic paradigm of wellness. A 2008 commentary proposed that chiropractic actively divorce itself from the straight philosophy as part of a campaign to eliminate untestable dogma and engage in critical thinking and evidence-based research.

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Sunday, August 14, 2022

Chiropractic


Chiropractic is a form of alternative medicine concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially of the spine. It has esoteric origins and is based on several pseudoscientific ideas.

Many chiropractors, especially those in the field's early history, have proposed that mechanical disorders of the joints, especially of the spine, affect general health, and that regular manipulation of the spine (spinal adjustment) improves general health. The main chiropractic treatment technique involves manual therapy, especially manipulation of the spine, other joints, and soft tissues, but may also include exercises and health and lifestyle counseling. A chiropractor may have a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree and be referred to as "doctor" but is not a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) While many chiropractors view themselves as primary care providers, chiropractic clinical training does not meet the requirements to be such a provider.

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Suisun City, CA 94585

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Yoga For Neck, Shoulders, Upper Back - 10 Minute Yoga Quickie - Yoga...


This short session focuses on yoga for the neck, shoulders and upper back. This the perfect moment to check in and care for yourself! We focus on targeted areas that get stressed through everyday activity to combat neck tension, shoulder pain, upper back pain, and poor posture. This therapeutic sequence will combat stress, reduce inflammation, relieve discomfort and increase range of motion. 

Bookmark this practice and repeat to release built-up stress in these targeted areas. Preventative care is the best care!

707-429-4861
258 Sunset Ave
Suisun City, CA 94585

Monday, August 8, 2022

Friday, August 5, 2022

Mission Statement

To provide quality, affordable Chiropractic care that is patient centered, family oriented and flexible in today's active lifestyle.

707-429-4861
258 Sunset Ave
Suisun City, CA 94585

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

The surprising reason you feel awful when you're sick - Marco A. Sotomayor


What actually makes you feel sick? Discover how your immune system and proteins called cytokines respond to infections.

WHERE WE MEET

Anderson’s Catering
1286 Callen Street
Vacaville, CA 95688

EVERY WEDNESDAY 11:30am – 1:00pm

707-447-5560

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Philosophy

To treat others as a member of our own families, with courtesy, respect and the highest degree of professionalism.

707-429-4861
258 Sunset Ave
Suisun City, CA 94585

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

How We Got Started

Dr. Pazdel has always been fascinated by how the human body produces responses to interventions from man. When he began his college career, he set out to study this phenomenon and to pursue a career in Genetic Engineering. While attending San Jose State University, Dr. Pazdel suffered a career altering injury to his low back.

Like so many individuals, Dr. Pazdel began what evolved into several months of traditional medical care and therapy with no relief. One of his family members suggested that he seek care from a Chiropractor in the area. Within a couple of visits to the Chiropractor, his low back pain had subsided significantly. Following the completion of his treatment plan, Dr. Pazdel was completely relieved of the pain.

707-429-4861
258 Sunset Ave
Suisun City, CA 94585

Sunday, July 24, 2022

What would happen if you didn’t drink water? - Mia Nacamulli


Water is essentially everywhere in our world, and the average human is composed of between 55 and 60% water. So what role does water play in our bodies, and how much do we actually need to drink to stay healthy? Mia Nacamulli details the health benefits of hydration. 

Lesson by Mia Nacamulli, animation by Chris Bishop.

WHERE WE MEET

Anderson’s Catering
1286 Callen Street
Vacaville, CA 95688

EVERY WEDNESDAY 11:30am – 1:00pm

707-447-5560

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Credentials and Organizations

Credentials

  • Licensed to practice Chiropractic in Arizona, California and Idaho
  • Industrial Disability Evaluator
  • Qualified Medical Examiner
  • Post Graduate studies in acceleration deceleration injuries (whiplash)
  • Accident Reconstruction Certificate from Texas A&M University

Organizations
  • California Chiropractic Association
  • Fairfield / Suisun Chamber of Commerce
  • Napa-Solano Chiropractic Association
  • Cordelia Rotary (Assistant District Governor for Solano)
  • Business Network International
  • Vacaville Christian School Board
707-429-4861
258 Sunset Ave
Suisun City, CA 94585

Monday, July 18, 2022

Dr. Pazdel

Dr. Pazdel has always been fascinated by how the human body produces responses to interventions from man. When he began his college career, he set out to study this phenomenon and to pursue a career in Genetic Engineering. While attending San Jose State University, Dr. Pazdel suffered a career altering injury to his low back.

Like so many individuals, Dr. Pazdel began what evolved into several months of traditional medical care and therapy with no relief. One of his family members suggested that he seek care from a Chiropractor in the area. Within a couple of visits to the Chiropractor, his low back pain had subsided significantly. Following the completion of his treatment plan, Dr. Pazdel was completely relieved of the pain.

Feeling energized by the experience, Dr. Pazdel began researching Chiropractic methods of heath treatment. Following undergraduate work at San Jose State University, he enrolled in Life Chiropractic College West and graduated in 1990. After becoming licensed by the state of California, Dr. Pazdel began practicing as a Doctor of Chiropractic in a very large practice in Yuba City, California. Following a transfer to Fairfield, California, he purchased the practice in 1995 where every day he continues to be energized by how the human body produces responses to interventions from man and how efficiently Chiropractic care works for the healing of so many disorders and injuries. Dr. Pazdel feels truly blessed to have a career that he loves and to touch the lives of so many patients in a positive way.

707-429-4861
258 Sunset Ave
Suisun City, CA 94585

Friday, July 15, 2022

The Importance of Stretching After a Workout


Dr. Bejan Pazdel who deals with a lot of sports -oriented clients talks about the importance of stretching before AND after exercise.

WHERE WE MEET

Anderson’s Catering
1286 Callen Street
Vacaville, CA 95688

EVERY WEDNESDAY 11:30am – 1:00pm

707-447-5560

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Other Tips : Back Pain in Kids and Teens (for Kids and Teens)


Will I get back pain?
You might think you won’t get back pain until you’re grown up. But changes in the way we live mean that children can be prone to back pain too. In fact, studies show that almost half of all secondary school pupils are likely to get back pain at some time. Problems can begin as early as primary school, so you are never too young to start taking good care of your back.

What causes back pain?
Normal daily activities and certain habits can trigger back pain – either now, or in the future. The common causes of back pain in children are listed below.
  • Schoolbags – especially when they are carried incorrectly, too heavy, or poorly designed
  • Posture – too much slouching and slumping
  • Sitting – for too long, or on the wrong furniture
  • Exercise – not taking enough, or overdoing it using the wrong technique
  • Diet – too much junk food can cause weight gain which places extra stress on the body
  • Growing up – even growth spurts can cause temporary back problems!
What is back pain like?
Back pain is no fun at all. Many people don’t realize how much they use their backs for everyday activities until pain strikes. Back pain not only stops you from taking part in sporting activities; it can sometimes prevent even basic movements such as sitting, standing, bending and walking.

How can I protect my back?
Luckily, back pain can usually be avoided. There are many things you can do to help yourself build a stronger back. Here are some tips on how to avoid back pain or if you have had it in the past, to prevent it coming back again.

Schoolbags
It’s not only the weight of your backpack that can cause back pain – it’s the style of bag and how you carry it that really counts!Look for a sturdy bag with padded straps and a waist-belt and wear it over both shoulders. Pack your heaviest objects first. This will stop you from arching and take the weight off your shoulders. Adjust straps so that your bag sits snugly against your entire back

School Furniture
Students come in many shapes and sizes, but most of the desks and chairs in your classrooms do not! If you work at a flat table, rather than a sloping desk, you will need to try hard to keep a good posture. You can stop yourself slouching by imagining you have a string attached to the top of your head which is lifting you into a tall upright position. Make the most of your chair. Pull it close to your desk and sit back in your seat.

Your body is not designed to sit still for too long. Try to stand up and stretch during lessons and make the most of break time by keeping active

Leisure Time
Achieving a good level of fitness is one of the best things you can do for your back. But studies show that more and more children are shunning traditional after school activities, such as football or swimming, in favor of TV and game consoles. To ward off back pain, Dr. Pazdel recommends that children use their leisure time as a chance to focus on physical activity. Regular exercise will strengthen your spine.

Exercise also helps you develop stronger muscles. Strong tummy muscles make it much easier for you to keep a good posture.

Physical activity can also boost self-esteem. If you are confident and body aware, you are much more likely to stand tall and upright which will help protect your back.

What you eat is also important. A sensible, healthy diet will keep your weight in check and help you avoid putting unnecessary stress on your joints.

Homework and Use of Computers
If homework tests more than just your brain, it might be worth thinking about changing how and where you sit! Following the tips below should prevent back and neck pain setting in.
  • If you use a PC, or a laptop, make sure your screen is at eye level. This will stop you craning your neck as you work. Your mouse/keyboard should also be within easy reach.
  • Sit on a supportive chair. Your feet should touch the ground or be on a footrest.
  • Take lots of short breaks. This will give your body a chance to loosen up and prevent stiffness
If pain strikes?
If you are suffering from back pain let your parents or guardians know. They will be able to arrange an appointment with Dr. Pazdel. Gentle exercise and stretches can help reduce pain and stop it from coming back. Dr. Pazdel will be able to show you how to do the exercises properly and provide other helpful advice.

Remember – prevention is better than cure!

707-429-4861
258 Sunset Ave
Suisun City, CA 94585

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Other Tips : Back Pain in Kids and Teens (for Parents)


While back pain is very common for adults, kids are much more resilient and flexible and do not suffer the same types of back injuries to which adults are subject. In fact, medically significant back pain in children and teens is infrequently encountered, with even fewer cases in younger children.

Because children rarely suffer from back pain, any complaint by a child or teenager about acute or chronic back pain is taken very seriously by Pediatricians, and usually will result in a detailed consultation that will include a review of the child's medical history and a physical exam.

Suspicious episodes of pain, or any concerning features of the pain, will result in radiological studies (such as an x-ray or MRI scan) and possibly a referral to a specialist for further examination and diagnostic tests.

The most common causes of back pain in children and teens tend to be somewhat age-dependent:

Younger children are less likely to be putting their spine under the same severe stresses as older children and adults. Thus, for the most part younger children do not have medically significant back pain and their discomfort tends to be short-lived. Also, younger children tend to self-limit their activity, choosing not to repeat painful activities, which aids in their recovery if an episode of back pain does occur.

At a young age, if a child has severe or recurring back pain there is greater concern for the possibility of a serious condition, such as a spinal tumor, growth, or an infection of the spine.

Older children tend to be more aggressive in their activities and sports, thereby increasing the risk of injury to the bones, nerves and soft tissues in the spine. Teenagers are also more likely to test the limits of their bodies, often being exhorted by commercial advertising and/or peer pressure to push the envelope.

At this point, compression fractures are more commonplace, and we begin to see occasional disc injuries. Older pediatric patients also can injure the joints between vertebral bones, causing painful stress injuries. Only very rarely do the nerve roots become compromised.

Slightly older children can be convinced to minimize their activity to speed up healing times, but then they frequently return to the same injurious behavior that caused the initial damage. Here, older kids may also find themselves the victims of their own intermittent inactivity and suffer overuse injuries, similar to an adult who is a "weekend warrior." For most injuries, the treatment of choice is usually a short period of rest with an eye towards developing and maintaining physical conditioning.

Potential Causes of Back Pain in Children and Teens
While adults can have vertebral disc injuries involving rupture, protrusion or slipping, and compression, these problems are uncommon in children. However, as kids age and their bodies mature, it becomes more likely that an injury to the spinal discs may occur and cause pain.

Backpacks
Importantly, pediatricians are starting to see a new form of injury in school-age children and teens become more common: overuse injuries and back strain caused by carrying back packs that are too heavy.

Often, backpacks may equal 20% to 40% of the child's own body weight (equivalent to a 150-pound adult carrying a 30 to 60-pound back pack around 5 days a week). This amount of weight understandably creates a great deal of strain on the child's spine. Additional strain is caused when children and teens carry the backpack over one shoulder, causing an uneven load on the spine.

Scoliosis
While scoliosis (curvature of the spine) is not an uncommon diagnosis among teenagers, it is very rare that scoliosis will cause back pain. Teens with scoliosis may develop back pain, just as other teenagers, but it has not been found that people with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis are any more likely to develop back pain than the rest of the population.

Spondylolysis
As kids' sporting events become more competitive and the activities more specialized, certain types of injuries tend to arise. Spondylosis, a defect of the joint between vertebral bones, is commonly found in those who tend to hyperextend their backs (bend backwards), such as gymnasts. This injury may actually represent a stress fracture and the period of rest and recuperation may be extensive - up to 4 to 6 weeks.

Spondylolisthesis
Occasionally, further injury can be found as spondylolisthesis, a "slipping" of one vertebra upon another. This condition can progress through adolescence, and if it results in instability and pain it may require spinal fusion surgery at a later point.

Disc Injuries and Vertebral Fractures
Teens who tend to punish their spines through gymnastics or extreme sports (such as skateboarding, inline skating, and vert biking) will frequently land very hard on their feet or buttocks. Either way, the force is transmitted to their vertebrae, which can result in a vertebral fracture and/or damage to the intervertebral discs.

If the disc material is extruded out or herniated, the spinal cord nerve roots leaving the cord can be compressed. This causes the sensation of pain along the path of that nerve. A well-known version of this is sciatica, which presents as buttock pain radiating down the back of a leg. Conservative measures are usually the first line of treatment for this type of pain (such as physical therapy, medications, osteopathic or chiropractic manipulation). If these treatments do not provide sufficient pain relief, patients may require surgery (e.g. a microdiscectomy or discectomy) to relieve pressure on the nerve.

Infection
Of constant concern to physicians is the diagnosis of infection of the spine (discitis) in children. An infection of the spine is of great consequence and requires prompt diagnosis. Diagnosis of an infection is usually made with the assistance of a good physical exam and laboratory data. Signs of inflammation may be present (e.g. redness, swelling) even to the level of the skin. Radiographic studies are frequently normal. Treatment may consist of antibiotics if bacteria are found to be the cause of the infection. Again, prolonged rest is the primary treatment.

Tumor
Another major concern for pediatricians is potential for a tumor in the spine in children. Luckily, this is a very rare occurrence. As with infection of the spine, the diagnosis hinges on obtaining a good medical history, physical exam, and the suspicious nature of physicians when they cannot get an otherwise satisfactory diagnosis to explain the child's symptoms. Treatment once again depends upon the final diagnosis and the skills of several subspecialties.

Summary
As you may have noted, rest and careful monitoring of symptoms seems to be the answer for most diagnoses. This is because the vast majority of back pain problems in children are related to soft tissue damage (such as muscles, ligaments and tendons), which is often caused by overuse or strain.

Surgery for back pain in children is very rare, and is usually only considered for the more severe cases. If the child's pain is severe, and he or she is having difficulty functioning, then surgery may be considered.

Most importantly, a careful process of elimination of medically more significant causes of back pain (such as tumor, infection, fracture) should always precede any therapeutic plan.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Why do we dream? - Amy Adkins


In the 3rd millennium BCE, Mesopotamian kings recorded and interpreted their dreams on wax tablets. In the years since, we haven't paused in our quest to understand why we dream. And while we still don’t have any definitive answers, we have some theories. Amy Adkins reveals the top seven reasons why we might dream.

Lesson by Amy Adkins, animation by Clamanne Studio.

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Sunday, July 3, 2022

Other Tips : The Secret of Good Posture


“Stand up straight! Don’t slouch!” How many times did you hear those scolding words while growing up? Maybe more times than you would like to remember.

Behind those long forgotten words lies a very valuable and surprisingly simple message: Good posture is important because it helps your body function at top speed. It promotes movement efficiency and endurance and contributes to an overall feeling of well-being.

Good posture is also good prevention. If you have poor posture, your bones are not properly aligned, and your muscles, joints, and ligaments take more strain than nature intended. Faulty posture may cause you fatigue, muscular strain, and, in later stages, pain. Many individuals with chronic back pain can trace their problems to years of faulty postural habits. In addition, poor posture can affect the position and function of your vital organs, particularly those in the abdominal region.

Good posture also contributes to good appearance; the person with good posture projects poise, confidence, and dignity.

The Anatomy of Good Posture
To have good posture, it is essential that your back, muscles, and joints be in tip-top shape.

Your Back. A healthy back has three natural curves: a slight forward curve in the neck (cervical curve), a slight backward curve in the upper back (thoracic curve), and a slight forward curve in the low back (lumbar curve). Good posture actually means keeping these three curves in balanced alignment.

Your Muscles. Strong and flexible muscles also are essential to good posture. Abdominal, hip, and leg muscles that are weak and inflexible cannot support your back’s natural curves.

Your Joints. Hip, knee, and ankle joints balance your back’s natural curves when you move, making it possible to maintain good posture in any position.

A View of Good Posture
Good posture—when you are standing—is straight vertical alignment of your body from the top of your head, through your body’s center, to the bottom of your feet.

From a side view, good posture can be seen as an imaginary vertical line through the ear, shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle. In addition, the three natural curves in your back can be seen.

From a back view, the spine and head are straight, not curved to the right or left.

The front view of good posture shows equal heights of shoulders, hips, and knees. The head is held straight, not tilted or turned to one side.

Poor Posture
Poor posture distorts the body’s proper vertical alignment and the back’s natural curves.

Good posture only has one appearance, but poor posture comes in many unattractive styles.

Check Your Posture
The best way to check your posture is to receive a thorough postural evaluation from a physical therapist. Physical therapists have special skills to evaluate and treat postural problems.

To determine if a professional evaluation may be necessary, you can evaluate your own posture to some degree. For this you need a wall and a full-length mirror.

To check for normal curves of the spine, stand with your back to a wall, heels about three inches from the wall. Place one hand behind your neck, with the back of the hand against the wall, and the other hand behind your low back with the palm against the wall.

If there is excessive space between your back and the wall, such that you can easily move your hands forward and back more than one inch, some adjustment in your posture may be necessary to restore the normal curves of your spine.

You Can Improve or Maintain Your Posture
The best way to improve or maintain your posture is to always practice good posture, when sitting, standing, or moving.

Practicing good posture is not always as easy as it sounds, especially for some of us who have forgotten what good posture feels like. The following two exercises can help bring back that good posture feeling.

Tips for maintaining good posture while sitting:
  • Sit with back firmly against chair; chair should be low enough to allow placement of both feet on the floor with knees slightly higher than hips.
  • Keep your head up and avoid leaning forward. If you work long hours at a desk or typewriter, keep your chair close-in to the desk top to help maintain your upright position. If you feel your low back arching forward while sitting, cross your legs or put your feet up on a stool.
Other Exercises You Can Do
One problem common to most people with poor posture is weakness of the lower abdominal muscles. If your lower abdomen sags and bulges, you can be sure the muscles there are weak. The best way to strengthen these muscles is to participate in an exercise that isolates and actively uses them.

Contrary to popular belief, sit-ups do not always accomplish this goal. In fact, sit-ups, when done improperly, often cause unnecessary strain on back muscles and may cause additional complications.

Ask Dr. Pazdel to recommend exercises for you that will help in tightening the lower abdominal muscles.

Good Posture For Life
Changes occur naturally in your body as you grow older. These changes can influence your posture and make it more difficult to maintain a good posture or correct a poor posture.

Some of the physical changes that occur:
  • The disks between the spinal segments become less resilient and give in more readily to external forces, such as gravity and body weight.
  •  Muscles become less flexible.
  • Compression and deterioration of the spine, commonly seen in individuals with osteoporosis, cause an increased flexed, or bent forward, posture.
  • Lifestyles usually become more sedentary. Sitting for long periods of time shortens various muscles, which results in the body being pulled into poor postural positions, and stretches and weakens other muscles, which allows the body to slump.
  • Despite the changes that occur naturally with aging, good posture can be maintained and, for many, poor posture improved. In individuals with severe postural problems, such as poor alignments that have existed so long that structural changes have occurred, the poor posture can be kept from getting progressively worse.
In any case, all of us must consciously work at achieving and maintaining good posture as we grow older.

Tips for Maintaining Good Posture Throughout Your Life
  • Throughout each day, concentrate on keeping your three natural back curves in balanced alignment.
  • Keep your weight down; excess weight exerts a constant forward pull on the back muscles and stretches and weakens muscles in the abdomen.
  • Avoid staying in one position for long periods of time; inactivity causes muscle tension and weakness.
  • Sleep on a firm mattress and use a pillow under your head just big enough to maintain the normal cervical—neck—curve. Avoid use of over-sized or several pillows.
  • Exercise regularly; exercise promotes strong and flexible muscles that keep you upright in a proper postural position.
  • Protect your back by using good body mechanics; bend your knees when picking something up or putting it down; carry a heavy object by using two hands and keeping the load close to your waist.
  • Wear comfortable and well-supported shoes. Avoid continuous use of high-heeled or platform shoes, which distort the normal shape of the foot and throw the back’s natural curves out of alignment.
  • Walk with good posture; keep head erect with chin parallel to the ground, allow arms to swing naturally, and keep feet pointed in the direction you are going.

Article reprinted from American Physical Therapy Association

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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Other Tips : Today’s Fashion Can Be Tomorrow’s Pain

Looking your best might not always be the best thing for you. Today's society is extremely fashion and style conscious. Unfortunately, clothing designers and stylists aim to please by creating unique looks that might not always be practical or even comfortable.

The look of the season shows runway models in high platform heels and tight skirts or pants. Models have perfected the runway "walk," but the popular looks and accessories are frequently impractical and could create leg, back, and spine or neck problems.

Women generally wear high heels to complement an outfit, not for comfort, but some might not realize that these shoes can cause serious discomfort in the feet and can also exacerbate back pain. High heels alter the balanced position of a person's body. When a woman wears high heels, a new dynamic equilibrium occurs. Compare the musculoskeletal system to a mobile, hanging in dynamic equilibrium, each part balancing the other. If one part becomes 'fixed,' the whole system will compensate with a movement or restriction. Essentially, wearing high heels for any length of time increases the normal forward curve of the back and causes the pelvis to tip forward. This alters the normal configuration of the pelvis and spine necessary for the body to maintain a center of gravity.

The legs are the foundation of the musculoskeletal system, and a person standing flatfooted or barefooted would be completely balanced. While standing, the hamstrings are taut and both parts of the pelvis are stabilized so that the support is normal. By bringing the heel up, you encourage the shortness of the hamstring muscles.

Women and men alike fall into the fashion trap. However, women, more than men, tend to wear clothes that are too tight. Stylish tight tube skirts and tight pants can be attractive, but are often too restrictive. Clothes that are too tight throw a person off-balance, and simple everyday tasks such as bending, sitting and walking become difficult. Tight clothes can restrict a person from moving comfortably, resulting in poor posture and misalignment of the spine.

Another unhealthy fashion statement is the use of heavy purses, backpacks and handbags. Women and men tend to carry too many items in one bag, or briefcase, and are often not aware of the potential health risks associated with toting an excessive amount of "stuff." Carrying a bag with detectable weight - more than 10 percent of your body weight - can cause improper balance. When hiked over one shoulder, it interferes with the natural movement of the upper and lower body. The person carrying the bag will hike one shoulder to subconsciously guard against the weight, holding the other shoulder immobile. This results in the unnatural counterbalance movement of one shoulder and little control over the movements of the arms and legs. Even worse, the spine curves toward the shoulder.

More and more people carry their credit cards, ATM cards and personal identification in the back pocket of their pants. This might be a convenient way of carrying the necessary items with you each day, but carrying your wallet in the back pocket of your pants can cause discomfort. It is suggested that men and women remove their wallets or other items before sitting for long periods of time. Sitting on your wallet or card holder for the entire day will create a pocket in the muscle lying underneath the wallet, and this can result in discomfort or pain.

In today's society, it might be important to you to look fashionable, but it is more important to choose clothes, shoes and bags that are comfortable and that suit your style. By following and remembering these simple steps, it is possible to look and feel your best.

  • Choose comfortable shoes. If you must wear high heels, bring a pair of flat shoes along with you to change into should you become uncomfortable. If you walk to work, wear flat shoes and change into your more fashionable shoes when you arrive to alleviate any pain or discomfort.
  • If the shoe is uncomfortable while standing, chances are it will not be any more comfortable while walking. The wrong shoe can affect the body's center of gravity.
  • Choose supportive shoes. Designer spikes or non-supportive loafers may look nice but do not allow for easy, symmetrical walking.
  • While sitting, whether or not you are wearing heels, it is important to take frequent stretch breaks to alleviate atrophy of the hamstring muscles.
  • Avoid excessive wear of tight pants or clothing. If you prefer tighter clothes, choose styles that allow you to perform daily tasks with ease.
  • Select a briefcase or purse with a wide adjustable strap. Ideally, the strap should be long enough to place over the head. This evenly distributes the bulk of the weight across the body.
  • When carrying a bag, or briefcase, switch sides frequently to avoid placing the burden of the weight on one side of your body.
  • Take the time to empty unnecessary items from your bag.
  • Place all necessary items - such as wallets and cellular phones - in the front pockets of the bag. Stretching around to reach for your wallet can result in a pulled neck or back.
  • If you are driving or sitting for long periods of time, remove your wallet or card holder from the back pocket of your pants.
  • Think about your daily tasks. If your clothes affect your movements, consider outfits that fit your lifestyle.
  • Designers and stylists tend to be more concerned about the way something looks rather than the way it feels. Listen to your body. One of the most important aspects of being in style and looking your best is to maintain healthy judgment.
  • By following simple suggestions, being fashionable can be comfortable.

Article reprinted from American Chiropractic Association

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Monday, June 27, 2022

Why healthy bones are about so much more than milk | Body Stuff with Dr....


Drinking calcium-rich milk strengthens your bones -- but it's not the only thing you can do for a strong and healthy skeleton. Dr. Jen Gunter digs deep into the three layers of bone to explain why they weaken as we age and shares what you can do to maintain a healthy frame for years to come.

Think you know how your body works? Think again! Dr. Jen Gunter is here to shake up everything you thought you knew -- from how much water you need to drink to how often you need to poop and everything in between. This TED original series will tell you the truth about what's *really* going on inside you. 

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Friday, June 24, 2022

Other Tips : Osteoporosis, Not Just An Elderly Disease

It used to be that osteoporosis was considered a disease that affected only the elderly. We particularly associated osteoporosis with older women whose backs were slightly hunched over or those who could no longer stand up straight. Today, the truth is that an estimated 20 million American women suffer from osteoporosis, and 80 percent of them don't even know it.

Osteoporosis is a chronic, progressive condition that steals bone from the body, leading to fractures of the hip, spine and wrist. Older people can suffer disability and even death from osteoporosis-related fractures. Alarmingly, one in two women and one in eight men will suffer from an osteoporosis-related fracture in his or her lifetime.

Many people confuse osteoporosis with arthritis, and wait for swollen joints and discomfort before being tested. Even though osteoporosis is painless until a bone fracture occurs, it is important to find out how healthy your bones are now and if need be, adjust your lifestyle to avoid this brittle bone disease.

The American Chiropractic Association recommends the following tips to maintain healthy bones.

  • Start a regular exercise program. Walking, skipping rope, jogging, playing racquet sports, swimming and aerobics are all helpful in reducing the risk of osteoporosis. Exercising for 20 minutes, three times a week, is helpful.
  • Although weight lifting exercises are generally recommended, the National Osteoporosis Foundation says those suffering from osteoporosis should consult their health care practitioner before beginning a weight lifting program because excessive strain on the bones could result.
  • Those with severe osteoporosis and who have suffered from fractures may find Tai Chi, a form of martial arts, to be a beneficial strength training exercise system.
  • People suffering from osteoporosis should be careful when bending and lifting heavy objects, including grandchildren. Bend from the knees, not the waist, when lifting, and try to avoid hunching while sitting or standing.
  • Be sure to include calcium in your daily diet. The National Institutes of Health's recommendations are 1,000 mg/day for post-menopausal women taking estrogen; 1,500 mg/day for postmenopausal women not taking estrogen, and 1,500 mg/day for men and women over 65 years of age.
  • If you are looking for a calcium supplement, try one that's highly absorbable, such as microcrystalline hydroxyapatite concentrate (MCHC), or one of the malates, fumarates, succinates, glutarates, or citrates. But don't overdo it. Taking more than the recommended amount of calcium may cause kidney stones.
  • Consider taking additional nutritional supplements, such as vitamin D, C, magnesium, zinc and silica after consulting with your doctor of chiropractic.
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet, including fresh vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds. Try broccoli, kale, collard greens, cabbage and turnip greens. Experiment with tofu, salmon, sardines and grains. Low-fat milk and/or yogurt are good sources of calcium. (A glass of low-fat milk and a cup of yogurt adds 600 mg of calcium to your daily diet.)
  • Drink 8 eight-ounce glasses of water a day (herb teas, juices and coffee are not a substitute for water.) Avoid caffeine, carbonated sodas, alcohol, baked goods and junk food.
  • Watch your animal protein intake.
  • Talk to Dr. Pazdel about ways to improve the health of your bones. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Pazdel is trained to treat patients of all ages and can help people suffering from osteoporosis lead healthier lives.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Other Tips : Chiropractic Approach to Ear Infections

Ear problems can be excruciatingly painful, especially in children. With 10 million new cases every year, ear infections (otitis media) are the most common illness affecting babies and young children and the number one reason for visits to the pediatrician—accounting for more than 35 percent of all pediatric visits.

Almost half of all children will have at least one middle ear infection before they're a year old, and two-thirds of them will have had at least one such infection by age 3. The symptoms can include ear pain, fever, and irritability. Otitis media can be either bacterial or viral in origin, and frequently results from another illness such as a cold. For many children, it can become a chronic problem, requiring treatment year after year, and putting the child at risk of permanent hearing damage and associated speech and developmental problems.

Standard treatment for most cases of otitis media is with antibiotics, which can be effective if the culprit is bacterial (antibiotics, of course, do nothing to fight off viruses). But, according to many research studies, antibiotics are often not much more effective than the body's own immune system. And repeated doses of antibiotics can lead to drug-resistant bacteria that scoff at the drugs, while leaving the child screaming in pain.

Frequent ear infections are also the second most common reason for surgery in children under 2 (with circumcision being the first). In severe cases, for example, when fluids from an ear infection haven't cleared from the ear after several months, and hearing is affected—specialists sometimes prescribe myringotomy and tympanostomy, more commonly known as "ear tubes." During the surgical procedure, a small opening is made in the eardrum to place a tube inside. The tube relieves pressure in the ear and prevents repeated fluid buildup with the continuous venting of fresh air. In most cases, the membrane pushes the tube out after a couple of months and the hole in the eardrum closes. Although the treatment is effective, it has to be repeated in some 20 to 30 percent of cases. And this kind of surgery requires general anesthesia, never a minor thing in a small child. If the infection persists even after tube placement and removal, children sometimes undergo adenoidectomy (surgical removal of the adenoids)—an option that is effective mostly through the first year after surgery.

Before yet another round of "maybe-they'll-work-and-maybe-they-won't" antibiotics or the drastic step of surgery, more parents are considering chiropractic to help children with chronic ear infections. Research shows that, after receiving a series of chiropractic adjustments, nearly 80 percent of the children treated were free of ear infections for at least the six-month period following their initial visits (a period that also included maintenance treatments every four to six weeks).

Chiropractic mobilizes drainage of the ear in children, and if they can continue to drain without a buildup of fluid and subsequent infection, they build up their own antibodies and recover more quickly.

Chiropractic uses primarily upper-cervical manipulation on children with otitis media, focusing particularly on the occiput, or back of the skull, and atlas, or the first vertebra in the neck. Adjusting the occiput, in particular, will get the middle ear to drain. Depending on how chronic it's been and on where they are in their cycle of antibiotics, children generally need to get through one bout of fluid and fight it off themselves. That means, for the average child, between six and eight treatments. If a child's case is acute, Dr. Pazdel will check the ear every day, measuring the ear and tracking the movement of the eardrum to make sure that it's draining.

Chiropractors often see great success when they treat a child for otitis media. Once they fight it themselves, kids tend to do very well and stay away from ear infections completely. Unless there are environmental factors like smoking in the house, an abnormally shaped Eustachian tube, they do very well.

It's safe and effective and something that parents should try, certainly before inserting tubes in their children's ears.

Chiropractic Care Can Help
Talk to Dr. Pazdel about your child's ear infections. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Pazdel is trained to diagnose and treat patients of all ages and will use a gentler type of treatment for children. In addition, Dr. Pazdel can also prescribe exercises designed to help children develop strong muscles, along with instruction in good nutrition, posture and sleeping habits.

Article reprinted from Amercian Chiropractic Association

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