Does Back Pain During Pregnancy Lead To A C-Section?

January 16, 2019

Back pain during pregnancy may be a precursor to c-section.

Reduce your potential risk of an emergency c-section. Pain is your body’s way of alerting you of a problem. Some problems make labor and delivery even more difficult, which in turn leads to “fetal distress” at which point the doctor will order a c-section so that your baby is not “damaged.” Pelvis and low back pain, like all other warning signs, have causes. Some of these causes lead to dystocia, or difficult labor and delivery.  “Dystocia” or abnormal progress in labor is a common problem that is being looked at more closely as the incidence of C-Sections at some hospitals in the United States approaches 100%. Dystocia is also loosely defined as failure to progress during labor, lack of progressive cervical dilation or lack of fetal descent.  Before we look at the three most common causes of dystocia, lear about CPD and “abnormal progress”, both of which are common reasons that doctors give for the need for c-section. In many circles, CPD and “abnormal progress” are not legitimate reasons to have a c-section, ultimately it’s the parents’ call. Cephalopelvic distortion (CPD) is often blamed for dystocia and the need for a c-cection. CPD is a situation where the baby’s...

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Up at 2 a.m. for your kids? Supermoms sometimes often at night.

January 7, 2019

We have experience helping parents sleep again...at no expense to your child. (207) 774-6251

2 a.m. mom’s know who they are. ARE YOU A “2 a.m. MOM?” A 2 a.m. mom is one who is up at 2 a.m. because of a child. If you are reading this, you are a great parent. You may be up worrying or you may be up because the child is up and needs you. Either way, at some point during the night, your stress is heightened and your worry soars. Your mind races, longs for answers, you want to sleep but your child is more important than rest. If nothing else is certain about Sensory processing disorders, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and the rest of the growing neurological disorders in children, one thing is for sure. They have strong and undeniable neurological components. The question is, what is the rest of the equation? What caused the nervous system to change? In an article published in the journal “Frontiers In Integrative Neuroscience,” in 2009, findings point to a host of potential contributors to Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) and children with both ASD and SPD. Many studies have shown that there may multiple causes, making the hunt for a single cause, all that more elusive. Many of...

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Help for your ADD or ADHD child.

December 26, 2018

Dr. Lou helps kids and families affected by ADHD and ADD. Call Perinatal & Pediatric Chiropractic of Maine at 207 553-7776 for help today.

Chiropractic may help your ADHD child. Have you been told that your child has ADD or ADHD? We help children with ADHD. Here’s how. There is growing medical evidence that chiropractic adjustments directly impact the parts of the brain related to mood, social interactions, attention, focus, self regulation, organization of thoughts, cause and effect, and a number of other functions and processes that are not considered normal in children with ADHD, even Autism Spectrum Disorders. Parents, here’s the science behind it. In 2016, in the journal Annals of Neuroscience, a study was published showing that the part of the nervous system that is disrupted in kids with ADHD is quantifiably dysfunctional. This is the autonomic nervous system. “The autonomic nervous system plays a vital role in attention, self regulation, emotional stability and social affiliation, which are affected in ADHD. The prefrontal cortex, which is vital for attention, motor control, emotional regulation and higher order autonomic control, is hypo (less) functional in ADHD.”  (Link to the research) Also in 2016, in the journal Neural Plasticity, research was published on the effect of chiropractic adjustments and the the effect on sensory motor integration in the prefrontal cortex. The results showed a direct...

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The First Visit At The Chiropractor’s Office – What To Expect

November 16, 2018

What to expect at your first chiropractic visit. Dr. Lou Jacobs, Portland, Maine.

What to expect at the first (and second) visit with Dr. Lou The first visit consists of 4 stages: Non invasive, painless diagnostic test of nerve function, muscle function, posture and structural integrity, and structural foundation testing at the level of the feet. Collaborative discussion of your history and issues with Dr. Lou Chiropractic physical exam and neurological-spinal exam. Scheduling the Report of findings.   The second visit consists of two parts: A report of findings at which time Dr. Lou and you will review your test results, your diagnosis, your plan for care, scheduling and insurance information when applicable. Begin your care with your first adjustment. Our staff will do everything that we can to make your experience as smooth and informed as possible. Efficiency, strategy, structure and results all go hand in hand on the first visit and every visit thereafter. Everyone knows what it’s like to be “off” from time to time, nobody likes it, and we make it our mission to get you up to speed as fast as possible. CONNECT. HEAL. CHANGE YOUR...

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A Leading Cause Of Colic In Maine.

October 29, 2018

Is your child having a hard time sleeping and pooping? Do they suffer from colic? Does your family suffer from their colic? Do you just want to help them feel better? Their nervous system may be the cause. Have you heard of sympathetic dominance?

Does your child have problems with eating, sleeping and difficulty pooping? Do They Suffer From Colic? In high school or college anatomy you may have heard of the “rest and digest” function of the nervous system. The rest and digest functions of your nervous system are controlled by the parasympathetic nervous system, and are just that, related to digestion and other slow moving, peaceful, low energy activities. You’ve probably also heard of the “fight or flight” response. This is the part of your nervous system that kicks in when you are under stress, and it focuses all of your energy on survival. When the fight or flight response kicks in, it often causes the rest and digest portion of your nervous system to go into the equivalent of sleep mode on your computer. Children of all ages, like adults, are under more physical, mental and chemical stress than any of us care to admit. Stress activates the fight or flight response, and in many of us, it is constant. What happens when you or your baby is in a constant state of fight or flight? You become stuck in what’s called “Sympathetic Dominance” which leads to an over production...

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