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Chiropractic During Pregnancy: Good for Mom, Safe for Baby

There’s a lot of restrictions on what pregnant women can and can’t do for the health of their unborn child. That’s why it may come as a shock to expectant mothers when they realize chiropractic is on the good list of things you can do while pregnant!

Despite the misconception that chiropractic is all about jerky motions and popping joints, chiropractic adjustments and gentle palpation are actually good for mom and safe for baby. In fact, adjustments can be an important tool in helping mom cope through the duration of her pregnancy, as she deals with daily struggles like swollen feet, mood swings, and back pain.

At Advanced Spine and Posture, we encourage expectant moms throughout Las Vegas, NV to stop in and learn more about how chiropractic can help ease the stress of being pregnant. Using a careful Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) approach, we’ll work to help you feel more comfortable, without putting you or your baby at risk.

Coping with pregnancy pains

Getting comfortable while pregnant is a monumental task. You’re basically relegated to laying on your back – and that’s just not possible all the time. Standing on swollen feet is a no-go and sitting up straight puts a strain on your already aching back. What’s an expectant mom to do?

Chiropractic can help. In fact, choosing light palpations and gentle, low-velocity adjustments might be a better option than reaching for a bottle of pain relievers. This is because it focuses on the root of pain, not the symptoms. This is vitally important for pregnant women, since pain can stem from a variety of sources:

  • Weight gain: Your baby might only weigh six or seven pounds when it’s born, but bulking up far beyond that is part of your body’s natural response. Women carrying an extra 10-20 pounds may have a hard time adjusting to this new weight on their frame, which leads to stressed joints and muscle imbalance.
  • Postural changes: Aside from weight gain, your body’s entire shape will change. To accommodate a rounded belly, your back will arch further, your feet will bow outward, and your shoulders will be thrown back. These dramatic postural changes can cause some pain – the type of pain that won’t go away without manual adjustment and gentle palpation.
  • Hormonal changes: The flood of hormones that accompanies pregnancy creates its own type of pain for many women. They actually contribute to joint laxity, which is useful for delivering the baby but can be painful when you’re trying to support a bigger body.

Pregnant women are encouraged to stay away from all major over-the-counter (OTC) medications while pregnant. Heat and ice will only go so far for pain relief. So, as many women have found comfort from gentle massage, chiropractic is popular as a natural next step in finding relief.

Tell your chiropractor you’re pregnant

Just like you need to tell your doctor you’re pregnant before making any lifestyle changes, the same goes for your chiropractor. Letting your chiro know you’re pregnant will change how they adjust you. For example, they may opt for traction, low-velocity adjustments, and gentle palpation instead of high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) techniques. The idea behind this is increased comfort, instead of putting more stress on an already-stressed body.

If you’re a few months along and starting to feel the stress of pregnancy on your body, visiting a chiropractor in Las Vegas, NV could help you find relief. Advanced Spine and Posture welcomes pregnant women! We’ll be glad to explain the safety of our techniques and get you acclimated with our Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) approach to delivering targeted adjustments. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.

Las Vegas Chiropractor Advice for Santa Claus and You Too!

Chiropractor Las VegasChiropractor Advice for Santa Claus and You Too!

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From the Desk of
Dr. Bobby Moore

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After centuries of hauling a heavy bag over one shoulder, eating too many Christmas cookies, slouching in a sleigh while being pulled by nine flying reindeer and living a sedentary lifestyle for 364 days a year, it may be time for Santa Claus to make an “adjustment” to his health says Dr. Bobby Moore of Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine (Aliante IPM) in Las Vegas.

“It is crucial that in order for Santa to be healthy enough to fulfill his mission of delivering gifts to well-behaved children all over the world for many more centuries to come, he needs to start treating his body better. That means making some healthy choices, and a chiropractic adjustment is the perfect place to start,” said Dr. Moore.

Based on observances over the abuse done to his physical being over the centuries, Dr. Moore has determined that Santa Claus may be in danger of suffering from the following lower back and neck problems:

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  • Lower back pain caused by obesity, sedentary lifestyle and lifting a bag filled with tons of toys.
  • Back and neck pain caused from tossing the bag of toys over his shoulder.
  • Knee strain from climbing down chimneys and crouching in his sleigh.

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In order to ensure a healthy Santa, Dr. Moore offers these 10 health tips for him to follow:

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  • It is time for Santa to follow a yearlong exercise program. This helps alleviate physical stress placed on his body this time of year. Santa’s big belly is the worst culprit, as it puts unwanted pressure on the muscles, ligaments and tendons in his lower back.
  • Santa needs to equally distribute the weight he carries between both arms. Santa’s elves need to repack his bag to evenly distribute items he is carrying. He should stop trying to be a hero by carrying one enormous bag over his shoulder.
  • Santa should warm up and do a lot of stretching before attempting to lift any packages or items.
  • Santa should also avoid twisting while lifting. Twisting is one of the most dangerous movements for your spine, especially while lifting.
  • Santa should make sure to bend his knees when attempting to lift these packages.
  • Santa should check the weight before attempting to lift any packages. He can do so by pushing the object lightly or moving it with his feet to see how easily it moves. Small items sometimes are heavier than the big ones. If you can’t move it, get a bunch of elves to help.
  • When sitting in his sleigh, Santa needs to keep his knees slightly higher than his hips, with his head up and back straight.
  • Santa also needs to avoid rolling his shoulders in the sleigh or slouching.
  • According to legend, Santa sleeps on his back with his whiskers out of the covers. Sleeping on one’s back puts approximately 50 pounds of pressure on your spine. Santa should consider placing a pillow under his knees while lying on his back or sleep on his side with a pillow between his knees.
  • Before starting an exercise program, Santa should consult with his doctor at Aliante IPM in Las Vegas before beginning.

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If you are looking for the best chiropractor in Las Vegas, contact us at Aliante IPM at (702) 396-4993 to schedule a complimentary health assessment and chiropractic exam.

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Las Vegas Weight Loss Tips for Christmas Time

Weight Loss Las Vegas NVLas Vegas Weight Loss Tips for Christmas Time

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From the Desk of
Paula Winnett

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The holidays are notorious for overeating, overindulging and being overwhelmed. When they end, we’re usually left to deal with the consequences including broken diets, a few extra pounds and new bad habits. This generally leads to unreasonable New Year’s resolutions about your diet, getting back into shape, being more conscious about our health, etc.

These last for a few months or weeks and then are forgotten by most of us. I am sending out a challenge to everyone to make some healthy, reasonable resolutions. However, this year the challenge is to actually keep these promises to yourself and build a better you.

Here are some weight-loss tips for Christmas to get you started on a program and stick with it. These tips may make it easier to get fit and become healthier throughout the year:

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  • Consistency is the key – You are what you repeatedly eat and do. Health and Wellness are not achieved in one meal or event; they are created through healthy dietary choices good exercise habits the whole year through.
  • Make an appointment with yourself for activity – Set some time aside for your activity of choice, and make it part of your schedule. Twenty to thirty minutes per day, three to four times per week is a good start. Something as simple as a brisk walk after the last meal of the day is a great way to get started. Put it in the day planner.
  • Grocery shop only after having a good meal – You will be less likely to buy high fat or sugary snacks that can keep you from reaching your health and fitness goals. Make a well-balanced list and stick to it.
  • Eat healthy – Try to eat foods low in saturated fat and carbohydrates, and avoid processed foods.
  • Hydrate your body – Experts say we need 2 liters of water per day to prevent dehydration, regulate body temperature, maintain proper blood pressure, and to flush out body impurities. Remember soda, coffee, and other caffeinated beverages do not count.
  • Find fun activities that give you exercise at the same time – walk the neighborhood to see the Christmas lights, go for a hike, play a sports activity with your family or friends, go snow skiing – the possibilities of fun and fitness are countless.
  • Lose Weight with Aliante IPM– Lose the Weight & Keep it Off! Come to our office to learn about a new medically designed weight loss method. We have a clinical weight loss average of 3 LBS per week. Our protocol is safe, FDA approved and physician supervised.

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Applying these tips to a certain weight-loss goal, seeing it through and having it become a permanent, positive lifestyle change is the most rewarding way you can possibly celebrate the New Year.

If you are looking for the best way to lose weight in Las Vegas, contact us at Aliante IPM at (702) 396-4993 to schedule a complimentary health assessment and chiropractic exam.

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Las Vegas Chiropractor Shares Holiday Travel Tips

Las Vegas Weight Loss | Effective and NaturalLas Vegas Chiropractor Shares Holiday Travel Tips

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From the Desk of
Dr. Jason Jaeger

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While, we’re all looking forward to spending time with our family and friends during the holidays; we need to be sure we don’t overlook potential problems, like the increased risk of stress and pain related to travel.

If you think about it, travel can be very stressful and a potentially painful ordeal. Because of the inherent risks, it may be best to treat the entire trip as an athletic event. Be sure to warm up, make sure you’re wearing the proper uniform and look for ways that you can make the entire process smoother and easier. Here are a few tips from the team at Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine that will help you ensure that you don’t come home to Las Vegas more stressed and in more pain than when you left.

Car Travel
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  • Make sure that your seat is adjusted properly to fit your frame. You want to be as close to the steering wheel as is comfortable. Adjust your seat until your hips are lower than your knees. These adjustments will keep your body from stiffening up during a long trip. If your car seat doesn’t have enough lumbar support, consider placing a pillow or cushion behind your back to help lessen the chance of lower back pain or stress.
  • Keep your legs active while you’re driving. You can do small stretches like spreading out your toes or clenching and relaxing the muscles in your legs to keep your blood flowing while you prevent cramps.
  • Keep a relaxed grip on the steering wheel. A tight grip can cause cramping.
  • Take a break. It is much better to arrive at your destination relaxed and pain-free than it is to beat some imaginary timetable. Regular breaks along your trip can also help you stay focused and alert.

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Plane Travel
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  • Bring a travel pillow in your carry-on luggage. Adjust your seat so that it is as comfortable as possible, and use a pillow to support your back or neck to ensure the most comfortable position possible.
  • Check most of your luggage. Your carry-on bag should not weigh more than 5 to 10 percent of your body weight. Navigating through the terminal with a heavy piece of luggage can be a strain.
  • Move around in your seat occasionally. Sitting in one position for a long time can cause cramping in your legs, back and neck. Stretch occasionally as the space permits. There are plenty of stretches you can do while remaining seated..

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One of the keys to a successful trip is planning ahead. Make sure that you’re not rushed and that you have plenty of time to get to your destination. Consider a trip to your chiropractor at Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine for a spinal adjustment before you go to make sure that your body is in balance.

If you or a loved one needs a spinal adjustment or would like to increase optimum wellness, contact us at Aliante IPM at (702) 396-4993 to schedule a complimentary health assessment and chiropractic exam.

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Las Vegas Chiropractor Offers Advice on Selecting a Chiropractor

Las Vegas ChiropractorLas Vegas Chiropractor Offers Advice on Selecting a Chiropractor

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From the Desk of
Dr. Jason Jaeger

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Chiropractic is a profession with a wide variety of practice philosophies and techniques, which makes it a challenge to select the best chiropractor. Because chiropractic treatment is a physical procedure, consideration should be given to both the rapport with the doctor as well as compatibility with his/her joint adjustment style.

A good place to start is to ask a primary care physician, physical therapist or neurosurgeon for recommendations of chiropractors who they view as competent and trustworthy.

It also helps to ask family, friends, co-workers and neighbors for recommendations. Keep in mind, however, that one person’s definition of the best chiropractor may be quite different from another person’s. While recommendations can be valuable, it is important to find a chiropractor that can meet an individual’s specific needs. In general, if multiple people recommend the same chiropractor, chances are good that the chiropractor is reliable.

Chiropractors vary widely in their values, their style of practice, and the techniques in which they practice. Today, there is an entire spectrum of chiropractic services out there.

As for my practice – Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine in Las Vegas, we are a leading integrated physical medicine practice in Nevada. My healthcare professionals and I at AIiante IPM provide the finest care through the use of modern chiropractic equipment and technology. Our services include the spectrum of medical evaluation, chiropractic, corrective chiropractic care (Chiropractic BioPhysics®), physical therapy, physiotherapy, exercise and fitness as well as nutrition and weight loss

Every chiropractor is different. Just like every physical therapist, primary care physician, psychiatrist, etc. are different. If you had a less than stellar experience at one chiropractor, I encourage you not to give up on the art, but rather seek a chiropractor that resonates with you. I’ve searched long and hard for the chiropractor and primary care physician that take care of me.

If you are looking for the best chiropractor in Las Vegas, contact us at Aliante IPM at (702) 396-4993 to schedule a complimentary health assessment and chiropractic exam.

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Las Vegas Chiropractor Offers Common Answers About Chiropractic and Pregnancy

Las Vegas Chiropractor Pregnancy and ChildrenLas Vegas Chiropractor Offers Common Answers About Chiropractic and Pregnancy

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Is chiropractic care safe in pregnancy?
Yes. It’s very safe and very sensible for both mother and baby. Chiropractors are trained in adjusting the spines of pregnant women. We have quite a few pregnant women we see at Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine in Las Vegas.

How late in pregnancy is it possible to get an adjustment?
Patients have received adjustments even during labor. There are reported cases of a chiropractor called in to perform a spinal adjustment when labor had stopped. Immediately after the adjustment, labor resumed normally.

Can spinal care help postpartum depression?
Yes. Chiropractic’s beneficial effects on emotional stress and personality have been observed for over 100 years.

Do I have to have a problem in pregnancy to see a chiropractor?
Not at all, chiropractic should be used as health maintenance or wellness care. Periodic spinal checkups during pregnancy should be as common as periodic weight checkups.

Can my baby receive chiropractic care?
Infants only a few hours old have been given spinal checkups and adjustments.

If you are pregnant or not, contact us at Aliante IPM in Las Vegas at (702) 396-4993 to schedule a health assessment and chiropractic exam.

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