Create an All-Star Prenatal Team

Bottom Line: Midwives, doulas, and OB-GYN’s can all be important during pregnancy. Each has a special role to play. Whether its support, education, or even delivery; your prenatal team is there to make sure you have a safe and memorable birth experience.  But, when it comes to relieving pregnancy related back pain there is no better choice than a chiropractor.

Why it Matters: Chiropractors around the world work hand in hand with midwives , doulas, and OB-GYN’s. For a chiropractor, their role is to help an expecting mom stay active, pain-free, and as comfortable as possible before and after delivery.

Next Steps: Share this with your OB-GYN, midwife, or doula. Let them know you have a chiropractor on your prenatal care  team! Research supports the use of chiropractic care during pregnancy. It’s “evidence” they may need to know to  make  a smart decision.

Science Source: A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing a Multimodal Intervention and Standard Obstetrics Care for Low Back and Pelvic Pain in Pregnancy. American Journal Obstetrics and Gynecology . 2012 Oct 2

How to Stay Pregnant Longer (just kidding)

Bottom Line: 90% of women who have chiropractic care during pregnancy wish they would stay pregnant for another 6 months. Ok, ok, that was a joke. But what is no joke is that research supports chiropractic care as one of the safest and most effective options for assisting  with pregnancy related low back pain.

Why it Matters: Even with all the changes that occur in a woman’s body during pregnancy, what doesn’t change is her daily responsibilities. So staying active and pain-free is essential for most women who can’t put the brakes on their life just because they’re pregnant.

Next Steps: Share this thought with a friend who is looking to start a family. You might be surprised how many women feel like there are no good options for dealing with the aches and pains associated with pregnancy. Thanks to you, they will now know chiropractic is their best choice!

Science Source: A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing a Multimodal Intervention and Standard Obstetrics Care for Low Back and Pelvic Pain in Pregnancy. American Journal Obstetrics and Gynecology . 2012 Oct 23.

YOLO. Pregnancy FTW! (thats “for the win!”)

Bottom Line: YOLO. You only live once. Still, even just a few months can seem like an eternity if you are dealing with pregnancy related low back pain. Great news, it doesn’t need to be that way. Chiropractic care has helped million of expecting moms feel better than ever, before and after their pregnancy.

Why it Matters: Between the extra weight, fatigue, and pain- pregnancy can be tough on a woman’s body. But, chiropractic care can dramatically  improve an expecting mom’s quality of life.. The best part is chiropractic is effective and  safe!

Next Steps: Go to our practice’s Facebook page and share the video we recently  posted. You probably have friends who are pregnant right now or thinking of getting pregnant soon. Let them know they have a chiropractor close by who can help them let the good times roll.

Science Source: A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing a Multimodal Intervention and Standard Obstetrics Care for Low Back and Pelvic Pain in Pregnancy. American Journal Obstetrics and Gynecology . 2012 Oct 23.

What Does Pregnancy and Vegas Have in Common?

Bottom Line: Pregnancy can make you more sick than that last “girls’ weekend” in Vegas. But, while what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas; what happens during pregnancy doesn’t stay in pregnancy. Over half of women with back pain during pregnancy will continue to have back pain after pregnancy. Oi vey.

Why it Matters: Chiropractic care has been shown to be one of the safest and most effective ways to help relieve  pregnancy related back pain during and after pregnancy. Having a chiropractor on your prenatal care  team can help you stay in tip-top shape.

Next Steps: Share this information with a friend who is pregnant. You might be surprised how many women don’t know how much better their pregnancy experience could be with chiropractic care.

Science Source: A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing a Multimodal Intervention and Standard Obstetrics Care for Low Back and Pelvic Pain in Pregnancy. American Journal Obstetrics and Gynecology . 2012 Oct 23.

Reduce Your Healthcare Costs Starting Today!

Bottom Line: Ah, the joys of budgeting, 10% for saving, 15% for rent/mortgage, and…20% for health care?. Wait a second! Yup, you read that correctly. That is the national average for how much we are spending on our healthcare. Want to know a secret that may help you save some of that money? Chiropractic care.

Why it Matters: Research has shown that people who visit a chiropractor saved a massive amount of money on their healthcare compared to people who didn’t. People who visited a chiropractor decreased their pharmaceutical costs by 85%, their hospital stays by 59%, and their outpatient surgeries by 62%. Now that’s what I call fiscal responsibility!

Next Steps: Go to our Facebook page and share the video we just posted about how you can save money with chiropractic care. Some of your friends and family are probably spending thousands of dollars every month of their healthcare. When they learn this new information by your sharing. You can be their healthcare hero!

Science Source: Clinical Utilization and Cost Outcomes from an Integrative Medicine Independent Physician Association: An Additional 3-Year Update

Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics May 2007

 

How You May Be Able to Avoid Outpatient Surgery

Bottom Line:  You may need surgery.  That’s a line that no one looks forward to crossing. Fortunately, many surgeries are elective which means you may have a choice beyond going under the knife. As a matter of fact, a recent study showed people under chiropractic care were able to reduce their chances of having an outpatient surgery or procedure by 62%!

Why it Matters: Surgery is always the last option, never the first choice. Even outpatient procedures have considerable risks. Chiropractic care not only saves you money but can reduce your downtime and risk of complications. Believe it or not, some people jump to surgery before trying chiropractic care. As Doogie Howser, MD once said, “There is so much to life that I don’t understand.”

Next Steps: If you or a friend has been recommended an outpatient surgery, ask your chiropractor his/her opinion first! Many large surgery centers have begun to use chiropractors as their first point of contact. This helps patients get the best medical advice from many point of views. It’s always better to stay conservative with your healthcare.

Science Source: Clinical Utilization and Cost Outcomes from an Integrative Medicine Independent Physician Association: An Additional 3-Year Update

Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics May 2007

 

The 1%. Great hotels, private jets, and..hospitals?

Bottom Line: The Four Seasons, the Ritz-Carlton, The W, and….your local hospital.  Wait, what?!?  What do they have in common?  All of them charge you an arm and a leg for a visit, but some you would rather visit than others. Let’s face it, heading to the hospital is expensive. Did you know a recent study showed that people who use chiropractic care reduced their hospital stays by 59%?

Why it Matters: Hospital visits are unbelievably expensive. We have all heard the stories of the $400 aspirin. Well, it’s no fluke that people who are under the care of a chiropractor are more active and more engaged in staying healthy. And staying healthy can save you money.

Next Steps: Congrats! You are in the right place, but your friends may not be. Take this information and give it to a friend who has children. Getting their family under chiropractic care may end up saving them a ton of money. Looking out for each other’s health. That’s what friends are for!

Science Source: Clinical Utilization and Cost Outcomes from an Integrative Medicine Independent Physician Association: An Additional 3-Year Update

Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics May 2007