Blog

Alleviate Torticollis with Pediatric Chiropractic Care and Stretches
Alleviate Torticollis with Pediatric Chiropractic Care and Stretches

Torticollis is a condition characterized by a head to tilt to one side. In infants and children, this condition is commonly caused by intrauterine position and the birth process itself.  Infants with this problem will tend to have difficulty feeding on one side and may develop plagiocephaly (see below for more information). Pediatric chiropractic care is a very effective way to resolve this problem.

Comments (0)
Tags: Torticollis, Pediatric Chiropractic
Rating: 0 star
Pregnancy Chiropractic & Breech Position Patient Testimonial
Pregnancy Chiropractic & Breech Position Patient Testimonial

The current rate of cesarean section in the United States is 40-50%.  The World Health Organization states that this rate should not be higher than 15%.  That is a huge discrepancy!  Once common cause for cesarean section is improper position of the baby.  This could include breech or transverse position of the baby.  Many women are told that their only option to help their baby turn is a rather uncomfortable, not very successful procedure, called an external version. ?

Comments (0)
Tags: Pregnancy, Breech Presentation
Rating: 0 star
Using Essential Oils to Make an Effective Non-Toxic Cleaner
Using Essential Oils to Make an Effective Non-Toxic Cleaner

Did you know that the average household contains anywhere from 3 to 10 gallons of toxic materials, most of which are cleaners?  Conventional cleaners come with a myriad of issues not limited to health concerns.  For one, the consumer is in the dark in regards to what chemicals these cleaners actually contain.  Sellers are not required to reveal “trade secret” ingredients and therefore we are left with a generic “DANGER, WARNING, and/or POISON” warning label without a complete list of chemical ingredients.  What’s more is that many of these conventional cleaners are specifically targeted for parents of babies and children.  Again, according to the CDC, every day, over 300 children in the United States ages 0 to 19 are treated in an emergency department, and two children die, as a result of being poisoned. Read on to learn how to make your own natrual cleaner!

Comments (0)
Tags: Essential Oils
Rating: 0 star
Easy Tips to Avoid Pregnancy Back, Neck and Hip Aches & Pain
Easy Tips to Avoid Pregnancy Back, Neck and Hip Aches & Pain

Pregnancy can be a very wonderful time in a woman’s life.  However, many times the aches and pains caused by common daily activities can make pregnancy much more difficult.  Drs. Quintin and Katie Sleigh are pregnancy chiropractors who find that many pregnant women can avoid some of this by following these guidelines:

 
Comments (0)
Tags: Pregnancy Back Pain, Pregnancy Neck Pain, Pregnancy Hip Pain
Rating: 0 star
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.

Comments (0)
Tags: Pregnancy Back Pain, Pregnancy Posture
Rating: 0 star
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.

Comments (0)
Tags: Breech Delivery, Breech Presentation, Webster Technique
Rating: 0 star
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!

Comments (1)
Tags: Newborn Sleep
Rating: 0 star
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?

Comments (3)
Tags: Pregnancy Back Pain
Rating: 0 star
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.

Comments (3)
Tags: backpack safety
Rating: 0 star
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.

Comments (0)
Tags: kids' backpacks
Rating: 0 star