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Archive for March, 2014

Webster Technique for Breech Babies

One of the many benefits of pre-natal chiropractic is to optimize pelvic alignment for labour. The Webster’s technique, for example, can be effective for helping turn breech babies. By releasing tension in the sacroiliac joint (in the pelvis) and the opposite round ligament, the Webster’s technique helps release uterine pressure and constriction that makes it difficult for the baby to turn itself. For more information on chiropractic and breech babies please call the clinic at 416-815-9595. We also recommend general pre-natal chiropractic for pregnant patients to help reduce pregnancy-induced aches and pains.

Kidney Damage from Pain Relievers?
Posted on March 6th, 2014

Every day, millions of people take an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) for quick, easy pain relief. Because these drugs are easily accessible, there is a dangerous misconception that they are risk free. Problems can range from mild stomach upset to stomach bleeding and ulcers. This is because NSAIDs prevent prostaglandins from doing their job of protecting the lining of the stomach. NSAIDs also prevent the body’s ability to stop bleeding. Prostaglandins are also essential for the proper function of your kidneys. The elderly are especially susceptible to kidney damage from NSAID use. A recent study of 114 elderly men and women who had just begun taking ibuprofen, a popular NSAID, showed that 13% were experiencing reduced kidney function. When taken…

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