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I write about the benefits of chiropractic as well as cutting-edge research and helpful topics related to chiropractic care. I believe that every chiropractic doctor should be a life-long student and many of the topics I write about here are inspired by my personal reading and studying.

 

Dr. Zach Chudy

Waukesha Chiropractor  Chudy Chiropractic Waukesha WI 53188

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By Zach Chudy Waukesha Chiropractor, Jan 13 2015 03:13PM

In 2014, a study published in the Journal of Chiropractic and Manual Therapies followed over 100 expectant mothers who were experiencing pain in their low back or hips.


The women were given treatment plans based on the severity of their symptoms. At one week, 53% had a reduction in pain; at one month, 70% had reduced pain levels; and at three months, 85% of the women experienced reduced pain and reported being happy with the results.


Againat six months, 90% reported reduced back pain, and even out to one year 88% reported positive effects.


Another study on chiropractic care during pregnancy found that chiropractic can decrease labor times by 24% for first-time mothers and 39% for mothers who have had one or more children.


In our experience chiropractic care also helps immensely for breastfeeding mothers who experience back pain when nursing their baby.


Birth is also a very traumatic experience for the baby even if everything goes well. Your baby has constant pressure pushing down on their head and neck for several hours at the least - the baby's skull bones even start to take on a cone shape! If forceps or a c-section is needed there is more force and twisting on the baby's neck.


It can be very beneficial to take your baby to see a chiropractor. Kids usually respond very quickly to adjustments. Chiropractic care can help with feeding and sleeping problems, colic, bed wetting, and torticollis.



Sources:


Peterson CK, Muhlemann D, Humphreys BK. Outcomes of pregnant patients with low back pain undergoing chiropractic treatment: a prospective cohort study Chiropractic and Manual Therapies 2014;22(1):15.


Fallon J "effect of chiropractic treatment on pregnancy and labor: a comprehensive study" proceedings of the world federation of chiropractic 1991: pp. 24-31.

By Zach Chudy Waukesha Chiropractor, Jan 6 2015 03:12PM

Injured? Want a faster recovery? According to the Journal of Maniplative and Physiological Therapeutics, chiropractic can help you recover from injury faster than stretching/rehab exercises alone!


A recent study conducted at Durban University followed 33 student athletes with inversion ankel sprains. Sprained ankles are the number one injury in sports.


Just over half the students were given specific rehabilitative exercises to perform; the rest were given the same exercises AND received chiropractic adjustments to the ankle. The study followed the groups for five weeks. Students were to perfrom the exercises everyday, and the chiropractic group got adjusted six days per week.


Researchers recorded how to the patients felt along with range of motion/palpation of the joint, making sure no restrictions were present. The chiropractic and exercise group reported less pain and disability than the exercise alone group.


In our experience not only does chiropractic help with ankle sprains, but also with injuries to the knees, shoulders, wrist and elbows. If you are currently suffering from an injury and want to recover faster and with fewer restrictions, give chiropractic a try!


Zach Chudy

Waukesha Chiropractor

Chudy Chiropractic Clinic


Sources:


Lubbe D, Lakhani E, Brantingham JW, et al. Manipulative therapy and rehabilitation for recurrent ankle sprain. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 2014 Nov 6. S0161-4754(14)00204-8.


By Zach Chudy Waukesha Chiropractor, Nov 20 2014 03:40PM

Winter has arrived and with it comes an increased risk of flu or cold due to lower temperatures weakening your immune system. What are some things you can do to prevent getting sick?


According to the CDC the flu vaccine has an estimated effectiveness of 60% (http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/vaccineeffect.htm). The vaccine is made from the three or four most prevalent strains of influenza in the given year.


Another preventative option to use is the essential oil On Guard™. According to a recent study in the Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the infectivity of the influenza virus was reduced by 90% when the oil was diluted 1:4000 and 40% when diluted 1:6000, such as using it in a diffuser throughout a room.


The oil also reduced direct infection of the cells, as the number of infected cells in this study were reduced by 90% when the oil was diluted 1:2000 and 45% 1:3000.

The study concluded that the "essential oil blend significantly attenuates (reduces) the chance of contracting the infuenza virus." The study suggested that this antiviral effect maybe due to inhibition of viral protein translation.


Zach Chudy

Waukesha Chiropractor

Chudy Chiropractic Clinic



Zach Chudy

Waukesha Chiropractor

Chudy Chiropractic Clinic

The study can be found at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21078173


For more info about On Guard™:


https://nettrax.myvoffice.com/doterra/ShoppingCart/Shop.cfm?CurrPage=FrontPage&NextPage=CategoryDetail&CategoryID=73&pid=34221839106425823


http://www.mydoterra.com/chudychiropracticclinic/

By Zach Chudy Waukesha Chiropractor, Sep 11 2014 09:03PM


What is Health Care?


In America, what we call health care is actually "sick care" or "crisis care".


We are taught to seek treatment only when we are ill or have been in pain for a while - not for minor irritations or when we feel fine. "Health care" is symptom-based since medications are designed to stop the symptom, not the cause. Medications sometimes even wind up creating additional symptoms that require further medications and so the cycle continues.


Chiropractic is meant to work as true health care, not chasing symptoms but rather going after the cause of the problem. Chiropractors restore proper nerve function from the brain down through the spine and out to every part of the body, including the cells and immune system. This is described as an inside-out philosophy, whereas medication is an outside-in philosophy in that it adds something to your body.


Chiropractors work to remove "subluxations" (or spinal misalignments caused by physical, emotional, and chemical stresses) which helps to restore proper nerve flow. This allows your body to heal itself, function optimally, and adapt to what is going on around you.


Zach Chudy

Waukesha Chiropractor

Chudy Chiropractic Clinic


Even a normal day contains enough stresses to cause subluxations, so even though you may not have any pain, your body is constantly adapting to these stresses. Nerve flow is consequently cut off or disrupted in varying degrees, which prevents your body from functioning at its highest level.


Coming in and getting checked out while you are pain-free is the best thing you can do to prevent pain (along with walking and other home exercises). Learn to treat and react to the causes of pain (instead of pain itself) and watch as the quality of your life greatly improves.


I personally make sure I get adjusted at least once per week. This might seem unreasonable and extreme for patients to do, but we offer a wellness program (a flat monthly rate for unlimited adjustments) to make this an affordable part of your personalized health care plan. Ask our waukesha chiorpractors about joining our wellness program to treat the causes and not the symptoms.



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Waukesha Chiropractor

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