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Alleviate Pregnancy Back Aches and Pains with Proper Posture
Alleviate Pregnancy Back Aches and Pains with Proper Posture

With all of the changes that occur in the body during pregnancy, pain is a common occurrence. Pregnant women often feel hopeless in alleviating this pain because common pain killers are not advised. One way to prevent or alleviate pregnancy pain is using better posture.

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Chiropractic Pregnancy Webster Technique for Breech Baby
Chiropractic Pregnancy Webster Technique for Breech Baby

When a pregnant woman is told that her baby is in the breech position, she is commonly given two options: 1) schedule a cesarean section or 2) do an External Cephalic Version (ECV). What many pregnant women do not know is that there is another option: The Chiropractic Webster Technique.  This article describes what the Webster Technique is and how it may help women avoid breech presentation and cesarean section.

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5 Sleep Tips for Newborns
5 Sleep Tips for Newborns

 

Sleep is an essential component of growth and development for infants and kids. During the first part of life, our bodies go through tremendous changes that occur while sleeping. As a chiropractor with a special focus on pediatrics, Dr. Katie Sleigh works with many infants whose sleep is interrupted. If there is stress on the nervous system of the infant, Dr. Katie uses gentle adjustments to alleviate that stress so that baby (and family) can sleep. In addition, common conditions in infants, like colic, constipation, and reflux, can interrupt sleep. Dr. Katie Sleigh can in many cases alleviate these problems through chiropractic care.

 

Dr. Katie works with a certified sleep consultant to help parents learn what to do to get their kids sleeping when the issues are behavioral, instead of medical, in nature.  Read below for some great tips!

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Chiropractic Adjustments Are Safe for Pregnancy Back Pain!
Chiropractic Adjustments Are Safe for Pregnancy Back Pain!

Pregnant women go to great lengths to ensure the safe and healthy development of their babies.  So when they experience back pain during pregnancy, they avoid taking medications that could harm the baby.  The mom to be may even consult with her OB-Gyne who may recommend some stretching, heat or ice.  But what if that doesn’t alleviate her back pain?

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Proper Backpack Wearing Tips to Avoid Pain/Posture Problems
Proper Backpack Wearing Tips to Avoid Pain/Posture Problems

In part I we discussed kids wearing heavy backpacks (link to that article) and the concerns healthcare providers raise about possible long term effects of misuse of backpacks by children.  In part II we discuss warning signs of improper backpack use and recommendations for proper use to avoid aches and pains and future problems.

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Back to School Brings Back Pain for Kids Carrying Backpacks
Back to School Brings Back Pain for Kids Carrying Backpacks

Drs. Katie and Quintin Sleigh of Sleigh Family Chiropractic in Arlington Heights are concerned with the increasing numbers of kids experiencing back pain much earlier in their lives.  One common cause of this may be overloaded, improperly worn, improperly sized backpacks.  Many kids want to get the backpack that fits their current interests and style.  However, Drs. Katie and Quintin warn that caving into their demands may be setting them up for back injury and pain, as well as neck pain and headaches.

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When should my infant or child be checked by a chiropractor?
When should my infant or child be checked by a chiropractor?

Dr. Katie Sleigh, a chiropractor in Arlington Heights, IL, reports that she is often asked by parents when they should bring their child in to see a chiropractor.  Infants and kids don’t commonly complain of headaches or back pain, the typical symptoms that motivate adults to see a chiropractor.  Many parents do bring their kids in with hopes that chiropractic care can help ailments such as torticollis, colic, bedwetting, and constipation.  BUT should a parent wait until their child has those or other symptoms to have them checked?

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Are pediatric chiropractic adjustments safe for children?
Are pediatric chiropractic adjustments safe for children?

Many adults have the misconception about chiropractic care that it is painful and very forceful.  So when Dr. Katie Sleigh, of Sleigh Family Chiropractic in Arlington Heights, IL, mentions she does chiropractic adjustments for many children and infants, she commonly gets gasps of disbelief and wide open, surprised eyes.  Sleigh asserts that pediatric chiropractic care is very safe for infants and children of all ages.  This does not mean that every child should be adjusted by a chiropractor.  However, Dr. Katie believes that every child should at least be checked by a chiropractor.

 
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Chiropractic Adjustments Help Kids Ear Infection Per Parents
Chiropractic Adjustments Help Kids Ear Infection Per Parents

The entire family may be stressed when a child has an ear infection.  Most parents struggle with feeling helpless when their child is in pain and isn’t feeling well.  Chiropractic care may benefit millions of children who suffer with painful ear infections and a great way to help your kids avoid and get rid of common childhood ear infections.

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Stretches to relieve pregnancy hip, low back and leg pain
Stretches to relieve pregnancy hip, low back and leg pain

 

Below is the full transcript of our new video about stretches to help get rid of hip, low back, and leg pain for pregnant women.  Drs. Quintin and Katie Sleigh demonstrate the stretch in the YouTube video entitled “Stretches Relieve Hip, Low Back and Leg Pain In Pregnancy.” 

 
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