Pro Chiro http://prochiromt.com Just another WordPress site Sat, 16 Mar 2019 21:21:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 Press Release: Dr. Wilhelm to Provide Services at USA Gymnastics National Champs http://prochiromt.com/press-release-dr-wilhelm-to-provide-services-at-usa-gymnastics-national-champs/ Tue, 28 Aug 2018 01:27:00 +0000 http://prochiromt.com/?p=746 “Few sports are as competitive or demand as much out of an athlete’s body as high-level gymnastics. Dr. Jonathan Wilhelm of Montana’s Pro Chiropractic Bozeman (http://www.prochiromt.com/) understands this well and has worked diligently to advance the art and science of providing sports chiropractic services and treatment to athletes participating in high level sport. In exciting […]

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“Few sports are as competitive or demand as much out of an athlete’s body as high-level gymnastics. Dr. Jonathan Wilhelm of Montana’s Pro Chiropractic Bozeman (http://www.prochiromt.com/) understands this well and has worked diligently to advance the art and science of providing sports chiropractic services and treatment to athletes participating in high level sport. In exciting news, Pro Chiropractic celebrated Dr. Wilhelm being selected as the only sports chiropractor serving the USA Gymnastics National Championships, which recently took place in Boston, MA. The event, and Dr. Wilhelm’s enthusiastic participation and support was a complete success.”

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Achilles Tendonitis and Tendonosis Treatment http://prochiromt.com/achilles-tendonitis-and-tendonosis-treatment-sports-medicine-in-bozeman-monta/ Wed, 16 May 2018 15:24:33 +0000 http://prochiromt.com/?p=596 What is Achilles Tendinosis Achilles tendinitis and Achilles tendinosis, are very common overuse injuries of the Achilles tendon that we want you to know more about. Achilles tendonitis occurs in about 10 percent of runners, but this condition also occurs commonly in dancers, gymnasts, jumpers, and tennis players. Road running produces forces up to eight […]

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What is Achilles Tendinosis

Achilles tendinitis and Achilles tendinosis, are very common overuse injuries of the Achilles tendon that we want you to know more about.

Achilles tendonitis occurs in about 10 percent of runners, but this condition also occurs commonly in dancers, gymnasts, jumpers, and tennis players. Road running produces forces up to eight times the body’s weight, placing significant repetitive stress on the Achilles tendon for prolonged periods. While Achilles tendinitis most commonly occurs in runners who have suddenly increased the intensity or duration of their runs, it’s also common in middle-aged weekend warriors who play sports occasionally, but with great efforts, such as tennis, softball, or basketball.

Tendonitis in athletes is usually caused or aggravated by training errors such as incorrect running technique or wearing improperly fitting shoes; however, it is also related to overpronation (arch collapsing) of the foot and myofascial tightening of the gastrocnemius-soleus (calf muscle) complex. Achilles tendonitis is also common when persons first take up athletic activities.

What is the Achilles Tendon For

The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the human body. It is the band of dense connective tissue that joins from calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to the heel bone. This amazing tissue endures strain and risks rupture from running, jumping, and sudden acceleration or deceleration. Because most Achilles tendon injuries take place in sports and there has been a general increase in popularity of sporting activities, the number and incidence of the Achilles tendon overuse injuries and complete, spontaneous ruptures has increased during the last decades.

Treatment methods for Achilles tendon pain vary among doctors and therapists and include rest, immobilization, cryotherapy, NSAID medication, taping, manual therapy, stretching and more. Certified Sports Chiropractors are uniquely suited to evaluate and treat Achilles Tendonitis.

Sports Chiropractic Specialist, Dr. Jonathan Wilhelm of Pro Chiropractic in Bozeman and Belgrade, Montana demonstrates cutting-edge treatment to help resolve Achilles Tendonitis quickly and completely.

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Meet Dr. Wilhelm http://prochiromt.com/meet-dr-wilhelm/ Wed, 16 May 2018 14:23:31 +0000 http://prochiromt.com/?p=618 Meet Dr. Wilhelm Jonathan M. Wilhelm / Chiropractic Physician Dr. Jonathan Wilhelm was born in Circle, Montana and moved to Bozeman, Montana at age 3 and has called the Gallatin Valley home since. He attended Montana State University in the Pre-Med program, where he fell in love his wife, April, and with the idea of […]

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Meet Dr. Wilhelm

Jonathan M. Wilhelm / Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Jonathan Wilhelm was born in Circle, Montana and moved to Bozeman, Montana at age 3 and has called the Gallatin Valley home since. He attended Montana State University in the Pre-Med program, where he fell in love his wife, April, and with the idea of Chiropractic. He went on to study at Life University’s College of Chiropractic in Atlanta, GA and completed his internship at Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, MO. He achieved his Chiropractic Doctorate degree in 2004, after graduating at the top of his class and achieving special recognition for exemplary clinical performance and academic excellence. He moved to his home in Montana and realized his dream of opening ProChiropractic in 2004 and his second office, Big Sky Spinal Care Center in 2006.

Dr. Wilhelm is constantly working to improve his clinical knowledge, patient care, and education. He attends nearly 5 times the continuing education required by the State of Montana each year. He has proudly brought the new science of Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression to the State, having opened the first clinic in Montana offering this amazing new treatment for severe low back pain patients. He has also certified as a CCEP, Advanced Graston Provider, and Whiplash and Spinal Trauma Physician (see more info on all below). Additionally, he is currently working towards his Master’s Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation. Dr. Jon believes strongly that improving his education will result in a better cared for and more satisfied patient. In short, he does this all for YOU!

Dr. Jon and his wife, April, have two children, Trevor and Amra. He enjoys hunting, hiking, trail running, basketball and spending time with his family. You won’t find a friendlier and more compassionate Chiropractor. He has a real passion for the true principles of Chiropractic care and for helping people.

Dr. Jonathan Wilhelm DC CCEP

Belgrade Chiropractor |Bozeman Chiropractor |Pro Chiropractic | 59715 59714 59718 |(406) 388-9915

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Low Back Pain after Car Accident http://prochiromt.com/low-back-pain-after-car-accident/ Wed, 09 May 2018 18:41:42 +0000 http://prochiromt.com/?p=68 Lower Back Pain After an Accident Autоmоbilе accidents оссur every day. Unfortunately, dаmаgе from these сrаѕhеѕ isn’t аlwауѕ limitеd tо thе vehicles invоlvеd. On thе liѕt of соmmоn injuriеѕ саuѕеd bу car accidents, back injuriеѕ rank high. In fact, lower back pain is the second most common symptom following a car accident! Evеn a seemingly […]

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Lower Back Pain After an Accident

Autоmоbilе accidents оссur every day. Unfortunately, dаmаgе from these сrаѕhеѕ isn’t аlwауѕ limitеd tо thе vehicles invоlvеd. On thе liѕt of соmmоn injuriеѕ саuѕеd bу car accidents, back injuriеѕ rank high. In fact, lower back pain is the second most common symptom following a car accident! Evеn a seemingly minor crash can cause back injuriеѕ, in раrt bесаuѕе the humаn bоdу simply isn’t dеѕignеd tо absorb thе jаrring imрасt of a car accident, еvеn a lоw-ѕрееd collision. And in turn, even a ѕееminglу minоr bасk injurу саn have a ѕignifiсаnt imрасt оn уоur daily life. Thiѕ аrtiсlе lооkѕ аt соmmоn types of bасk injuriеѕ саuѕеd bу саr ассidеntѕ, hоw those injuriеѕ might bе treated, аnd what to dо if уоu’vе suffered a bасk injurу after a car crash.

Tуреѕ of Back Injuries

The ѕрinе can be dividеd into three diѕtinсt аrеаѕ: cervical vеrtеbrае (nесk), thоrасiс vertebrae (upper bасk), аnd lumbar vertebrae (lоwеr back). Eасh ѕесtiоn оf the ѕрinаl соrd and itѕ vеrtеbrае аrе ѕurrоundеd bу diѕсѕ, muѕсlеѕ, tеndоnѕ, ligаmеntѕ, аnd nеrvеѕ, which if injured can cause vаrуing dеgrееѕ оf раin frоm mild tо debilitating, from tеmроrаrу tо реrmаnеnt.

Thoracic Spine Injuriеѕ

Gеnеrаllу, injuries to thе thoracic ѕрinе are thе most serious. Thе thоrасiс ѕрinе, or uрреr bасk, соnnесtѕ tо thе ribs аnd сhеѕt region. Sрrаinѕ and frасturеѕ in this аrеа аrе primarily caused by high velocity аutо accidents, аnd may rеѕult in permanent nеrvе damage. Because of it’s location between the other oreas, we find thopracic spine injuries following automobile crashes to be the most problematic to treat, and very likely to have longer recoveries in general.

Lumbаr Sрinе Injuriеѕ

Thе lumbаr spine is соmрriѕеd оf thе five lаrgеѕt vertebrae аnd thе ѕtrоngеѕt of thе muscles nесеѕѕаrу tо provide stability fоr thе ѕрinе. Thеrеfоrе, a ѕрrаin or ѕtrаin tо thе lumbаr ѕрinе can рrоvе tо bе particularly painful. A ѕрrаin involves асtuаl dаmаgе tо thе ligaments, whilе a strain is a ѕtrеtсhing оf the tеndоnѕ оr muѕсlеѕ. Eithеr injurу mау rеѕult in limitеd mоvеmеnt, ѕwеlling, bruising, and tеndеrnеѕѕ, and mау ѕеvеrеlу imрасt уоur аbilitу to реrfоrm your daily асtivitiеѕ.

Hеrniаtеd Discs

Sоmе car ассidеnt victims experience herniated discs. Diѕсѕ are the gel-filled сuѕhiоnѕ that separate thе vеrtеbrае and рrоtесt and provide movement to thе spine. A herniated disc оссurѕ whеn disc material iѕ diѕрlасеd. Often, thе hеrniаtеd diѕс thеn places pressure оn thе ѕрinаl соrd оr its surrounding and exiting nerves. Suddеn and intеnѕе раin in thе lоwеr rеgiоn оf the bасk and numbness in one or both thе legs аrе thе mоѕt commonly rероrtеd ѕуmрtоmѕ of herniated discs.

Sрinаl Cord Injuries

The mоѕt ѕеriоuѕ bасk injuries invоlvе thе spinal соrd. Suсh injuriеѕ range from bruiѕing or excessive pressure tо реrmаnеnt dаmаgе tо thе ѕрinаl соrd аnd nеrvеѕ — lеаding tо lоng term diѕаbilitу. Spinal соrd injuriеѕ оftеn result in tоtаl or раrtiаl раrаlуѕiѕ, lоѕѕ оf fееling in сеrtаin аrеаѕ of thе body, аnd loss оf reflex funсtiоn. Further, depending on the tуре оf injurу or trеаtmеnt rесеivеd, viсtimѕ of spinal соrd injuriеѕ may also bе аt riѕk for ѕесоndаrу mеdiсаl рrоblеmѕ, such as infесtiоn duе tо ѕurgеrу, blood clots, bleeding, pneumonia, аnd spinal fluid lеаkѕ.

Auto Accident Lower Back Pain Treatments

Treatments for lower back pain following a car crash will vary depending on the type and severity of your injury. Some injuries require advanced imaging, like MRI, CT or X-ray and others can be diagnosed properly through a thorough musculoskeletal examination which includes palpation, range of motion testing, postural examination, functional movement analysis, and orthopedic testing. A majority of lower back pain injuries following a car crash accident can be managed and treated by a chiropractor certified and trained in whiplash and spinal injury protocols. The low back pain chiropractors at Pro Chiropractic in Bozeman and Belgrade, Montana are skilled and trained to properly evaluate, diagnose, refer and treat car accident patients who are experiencing low back pain. Additionally, they can co-manage your treatment with on-site physical therapy and massage therapy at their sister physical therapy clinics, Pro Physio.

For more information call Pro Chiropractic Bozeman at (406) 219-2462 and ask to schedule with Dr. Jonathan Wilhelm, Bozeman Certified Whiplash and Spinal Injury Chiropractor.

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Treat Your Back Pains With Chiropractic Care

If you are suffering from back pain, chiropractic care is a great way to deal with certain levels of pain and to treat it quickly and effectively. For injuries stemming from a sports-related accident, an auto accident, or just sleeping on your back the wrong way, a great chiropractor is going to know the best methods to treat the pain and will work with you, to find and deliver the best course of treatment.

Types of Chiropractic Care

When visiting a chiropractor’s office, you have to choose a facility that has the tools and training to tackle it all. From family care for young to old, sports-related injury care, whiplash and auto accident injury care, or treating a patient who simply has back problems for unknown reasons. Offering adjustments, pain relieving therapies, functional taping, and active rehabilitation, the best chiropractors can do it all.

 

With the best facilities, and the latest equipment and technologies, the Top Rated Bozeman Chiropractors at Pro Chiropractic can treat your injury or pain. You have to visit a qualified office, and the most experienced service providers, to know the treatment you are getting, is going to address and resolve your pain.
This is not the time to visit a “stroll-in” chiropractic joint, that seduces you with a cut-rate promotional fee…..$29, $17,….free. Seriously??
You and your spine deserve a compassionate chiropractor, who will listen to your concerns in a calm and un-rushed environment. Chiropractors who charge a reasonable fee, reflecting the quality of their care and the extent of their advanced training. This is the chiropractor that you should expect to encounter at Pro Chiropractic.

The Chiropractic Facilities –

When you go in for chiropractic care, you have to choose the right facilities. You can choose a friendly chiropractor, but if they don’t have the equipment to properly diagnose you or the right training or technologies to deal with your pain, they won’t be able to properly treat your condition.

You want to visit an established Bozeman Chiropractic Clinic, one that employs the latest technologies, and has the best equipment on site. Can you believe that some Gallatin Valley chiropractic clinics don’t even have the ability to x-ray your spine at their clinic? This can mean an expensive and time-consuming trip to the hospital. The Bozeman and Belgrade Pro Chiropractic Clinics offer the latest diagnostic tools including digital x-ray, MSK Ultrasound, iPad posture analysis, dynamic gait scan, and MORE, in-house to reduce cost and better serve you.
Whether it is for traditional back pain treatment or soft tissue therapy, you have to visit the offices that are well equipped to deal with all patients and any kind of care or treatment that you might require to treat your pain.

The Doctors –

Of course, you want to be treated by licensed, and well-trained chiropractors, when you choose to go in for chiropractic care. Therefore, as a patient, you have to do your research. Did you know that there are nearly a dozen recognized chiropractic specialties including orthopedics, sports medicine, pediatrics, and neurology? Every one of the chiropractors at Pro Chiropractic has dedicated themselves to improving their education and skills, and possess or are working toward advanced chiropractic certification. For example, Bozeman native, Dr. Jonathan Wilhelm, is a certified chiropractic sports physician (CCSP), and serves on the board of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians.

When you visit a chiropractic office that demands excellence in their doctor’s training, you will not only receive the best form of treatment, you will also have exceptional chiropractors tend to your pain. So, regardless of the type of care you need, or what pain you are dealing with, you can have that pain treated through the services of a first-rate chiropractor. Whether it is a sports injury, a work injury, or a whiplash injury from a car accident you were in, Pro Chiropractic can treat it all, and they are going to provide you with compassionate care choices, from outstanding chiropractors, in a modern facility.

We invite you to experience the Pro Chiropractic difference, and end your back pains at these locations today!

Pro Chiropractic Bozeman

2405 W Main St, Ste 8
Bozeman, MT 59718
(406)551-4057

Pro Chiropractic Belgrade
8757 Jackrabbit Lane Suite A
Belgrade, MT 59714
(406) 388-9915

Pro Chiropractic Manhattan
122 East Main Unit 102

If you are suffering from back pain, chiropractic care is a great way to deal with certain levels of pain and to treat it quickly and effectively. For injuries stemming from a sports-related accident, an auto accident, or just sleeping on your back the wrong way, a great chiropractor is going to know the best methods to treat the pain and will work with you, to find and deliver the best course of treatment.

Types of Chiropractic Care

When visiting a chiropractor’s office, you have to choose a facility that has the tools and training to tackle it all. From family care for young to old, sports-related injury care, whiplash and auto accident injury care, or treating a patient who simply has back problems for unknown reasons. Offering adjustments, pain relieving therapies, functional taping, and active rehabilitation, the best chiropractors can do it all.

With the best facilities, and the latest equipment and technologies, the Top Rated Bozeman Chiropractors at Pro Chiropractic can treat your injury or pain. You have to visit a qualified office, and the most experienced service providers, to know the treatment you are getting, is going to address and resolve your pain.
This is not the time to visit a “stroll-in” chiropractic joint, that seduces you with a cut-rate promotional fee…..$29, $17,….free. Seriously??
You and your spine deserve a compassionate chiropractor, who will listen to your concerns in a calm and un-rushed environment. Chiropractors who charge a reasonable fee, reflecting the quality of their care and the extent of their advanced training. This is the chiropractor that you should expect to encounter at Pro Chiropractic.

The Chiropractic Facilities –

When you go in for chiropractic care, you have to choose the right facilities. You can choose a friendly chiropractor, but if they don’t have the equipment to properly diagnose you or the right training or technologies to deal with your pain, they won’t be able to properly treat your condition.

You want to visit an established Bozeman Chiropractic Clinic, one that employs the latest technologies, and has the best equipment on site. Can you believe that some Gallatin Valley chiropractic clinics don’t even have the ability to x-ray your spine at their clinic? This can mean an expensive and time-consuming trip to the hospital. The Bozeman and Belgrade Pro Chiropractic Clinics offer the latest diagnostic tools including digital x-ray, MSK Ultrasound, iPad posture analysis, dynamic gait scan, and MORE, in-house to reduce cost and better serve you.
Whether it is for traditional back pain treatment or soft tissue therapy, you have to visit the offices that are well equipped to deal with all patients and any kind of care or treatment that you might require to treat your pain.

The Doctors –

Of course, you want to be treated by licensed, and well-trained chiropractors, when you choose to go in for chiropractic care. Therefore, as a patient, you have to do your research. Did you know that there are nearly a dozen recognized chiropractic specialties including orthopedics, sports medicine, pediatrics, and neurology? Every one of the chiropractors at Pro Chiropractic has dedicated themselves to improving their education and skills, and possess or are working toward advanced chiropractic certification. For example, Bozeman native, Dr. Jonathan Wilhelm, is a certified chiropractic sports physician (CCSP), and serves on the board of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians.

When you visit a chiropractic office that demands excellence in their doctor’s training, you will not only receive the best form of treatment, you will also have exceptional chiropractors tend to your pain. So, regardless of the type of care you need, or what pain you are dealing with, you can have that pain treated through the services of a first-rate chiropractor. Whether it is a sports injury, a work injury, or a whiplash injury from a car accident you were in, Pro Chiropractic can treat it all, and they are going to provide you with compassionate care choices, from outstanding chiropractors, in a modern facility.

We invite you to experience the Pro Chiropractic difference, and end your back pains at these locations today!

Pro Chiropractic Bozeman

2405 W Main St, Ste 8
Bozeman, MT 59718
(406)551-4057

Pro Chiropractic Belgrade
8757 Jackrabbit Lane Suite A
Belgrade, MT 59714
(406) 388-9915

Pro Chiropractic Manhattan
122 East Main Unit 102
Manhattan, MT 59741
(406)284 – 4018


Manhattan, MT 59741
(406)284 – 4018

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Backpack Safety http://prochiromt.com/back-pack-safety/ Wed, 09 May 2018 18:06:31 +0000 http://prochiromt.com/?p=357 Backpack Safety With a new school year starting soon, I thought it was important to spread the word on backpack safety. These days, children come home with backpacks full of gargantuan textbooks and binders overflowing with assignments and homework; which is great from an academic standpoint, but detrimental from a physical health point of view. […]

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Backpack Safety

With a new school year starting soon, I thought it was important to spread the word on backpack safety. These days, children come home with backpacks full of gargantuan textbooks and binders overflowing with assignments and homework; which is great from an academic standpoint, but detrimental from a physical health point of view. In this blog post, you will learn how to properly wear a backpack, how to properly pack a backpack and the potential safety risks associated with incorrectly wearing a backpack.

It may be a struggle to get your kids to wear their backpack on both shoulders, especially if they are in high school; but in order to maintain proper posture and avoid injuries, it is imperative that children of all ages utilize both shoulder straps. Also, when purchasing a backpack, make sure that the shoulder straps are padded and adjustable. The extra padding helps take pressure off the shoulders with heavier weight and the straps should be adjusted so the back of the backpack sits right up against your child’s back and the bottom of the backpack sits no lower than 4 inches from the waist to avoid hyperextension of the lumbar spine (low back). If the backpack has a chest and/or hip strap, encourage your child to use them. Use of these additional straps helps distribute the weight of the backpack more evenly and promote better posture.

When packing a backpack, always put the heavier items, like textbooks and large binders, in the back, and lighter items, like spiral notebooks and folders, in the front. Doing this allows the heavier weight to be closer to your child’s body limiting the change in the center of gravity. Be sure to utilize the pockets of the backpack to further distribute the weight of the load. The total weight of the backpack should not exceed 10% of your child’s body weight. Another important thing to remember…keep all sharp items, such as scissors, away from the body! Believe it or not, an improperly worn or overweight backpack can injure your child. Carrying a backpack with one strap instead of two can cause potentially serious posture changes which can lead to chronic back pain into adulthood. Wearing the backpack too low on the back can cause hyperextension of the lumbar spine which can lead to spine and joint degeneration in the low back region. “According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in 2013 nearly 22,000 strains, sprains, dislocations and fractures from backpacks were treated in hospital emergency rooms, physicians’ offices and clinics.” (www.aota.org)

Here are a few warning signs that indicate your child’s backpack is too heavy:

  • Pain when wearing the backpack
  • Tingling or numbness in the arms or legs
  • Difficulty when putting on or taking off the backpack
  • Red strap marks over the front of the shoulders
  • Any change in side to side posture while wearing the backpack

If your child complains of back, neck, or shoulder pain, especially associated with wearing their backpack, it is imperative to have them evaluated by a chiropractor as soon as possible to prevent any long-term effects such as spine/joint degeneration and chronic pain.

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Pro Chiropractic Workshop – Graston Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Treatment http://prochiromt.com/pro-chiropractic-workshop-graston-instrument-assisted-soft-tissue-treatment/ Wed, 09 May 2018 16:31:41 +0000 http://prochiromt.com/?p=445 Graston Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Treatment Having trouble with a chronic neck or low back injury, that just won’t go away? Have you been fighting a chronic injury like tennis elbow, shin splints, patellar tendonitis, or carpal tunnel syndrome? If so…….. Check OUT the New Posting on the Pro Chiropractic YouTube Workshop! Dr Jonathan Wilhelm, […]

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Graston Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Treatment

Having trouble with a chronic neck or low back injury, that just won’t go away? Have you been fighting a chronic injury like tennis elbow, shin splints, patellar tendonitis, or carpal tunnel syndrome? If so…….. Check OUT the New Posting on the Pro Chiropractic YouTube Workshop! Dr Jonathan Wilhelm, Belgrade Chiropractic Physician demonstrates the Graston Technique. Graston Technique is an advanced soft tissue treatment that can help you heal quickly and completely.

 

Gallatin Valley’s Advanced Chiropractors – ProChiropractic

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Postural and Activity Suggestions for the Expecting Mom http://prochiromt.com/postural-and-activity-suggestions-for-the-expecting-mom/ Wed, 09 May 2018 16:23:33 +0000 http://prochiromt.com/?p=452 Postural and Activity Suggestions for Expecting Moms It is important for expecting moms to use gravity in order to help the baby get into the best position for the upcoming birth. Along with Chiropractic care, here are some tips to try at home, especially in the 6 weeks leading up to the due date. Use […]

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Postural and Activity Suggestions for Expecting Moms

It is important for expecting moms to use gravity in order to help the baby get into the best position for the upcoming birth. Along with Chiropractic care, here are some tips to try at home, especially in the 6 weeks leading up to the due date.

  • Use forward leaning positions as much as possible, keeping your belly like a hammock
  • Keep your belly lower than your spine and keep knees lower than your hips (ie on all fours!)
  • Use a birth ball, or pregnancy rockerbirth_ball_pregnancy_expecting
  • When sitting on the couch, or any softer chair, place a firm cushion in your lower back and under you to provide a firmer seat
  • Watch TV or read while sitting in a dining room chair; or straddling a chair; or kneeling over an ottoman (coffee table, cushions, exercise ball)
  • Lay on your side to sleep or rest

In addition:

  • Spend at least 20 minutes (3x/day) on all fours doing a pelvic rock, or doing the hula
  • Perform tasks that require you to be on all fours often, especially during the 2 weeks prior to labor (scrubbing the floor, crawling, etc)
  • Go for a swim, using the breast stroke (belly down)
  • Take warm bath
  • Try to resolve any emotional conflicts or fear prior to delivery. Take on a calm state of mind.
  • Utilize your Health Care Providers!! Chiropractic, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, massage, myofascial release, yoga, etc.

Things to AVOID in the weeks leading up to birth:

  • Long trips sitting in bucket seats.
  • If possible, use a semi-reclining position with knees higher than hips to prevent breech position)
  • Sitting with legs crossed
  • Deep squats

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Effective Headache Treatment in Bozeman, MT http://prochiromt.com/effective-headache-treatment-in-bozeman-mt/ Wed, 09 May 2018 14:30:19 +0000 http://prochiromt.com/?p=495 Effective Headache Treatment If you have ever had headaches, you are certainly not alone. Many Americans suffer from headaches on a regular basis. Some are occasional while others are more frequent. Some people experience dull, throbbing pain with their aches and others are more severe and cause pain that is debilitating. Most people treat headache […]

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Effective Headache Treatment

If you have ever had headaches, you are certainly not alone. Many Americans suffer from headaches on a regular basis. Some are occasional while others are more frequent. Some people experience dull, throbbing pain with their aches and others are more severe and cause pain that is debilitating.

Most people treat headache symptoms by take some kind of over the counter medication to help get rid of the pain. When the headaches attack more often, however, those same individuals might search for other answers.

Research has shown that visiting a chiropractor for spinal manipulation can be an effective option for treatment for tension headaches (pain that radiates from the neck into the head). Recent reports even state that such spinal manipulations can sometimes even result in immediate improvement, with relief of the headache when the adjustment is completed. There are also fewer side effects and the relief is longer lasting than the temporary relief that comes from medications.

Visiting the TOP Rated Chiropractor in Bozeman, MT is a good start to solving your problem with headaches. There are also preventative measures you can take in order to help keep the pain at bay including avoiding certain triggers.

Headache Triggers

Things that trigger headache symptoms are different for different individuals. Some people may be more susceptible to head pain because of certain foods, environmental things like lights, noise, or stress, or even certain behaviors like lack of sleep, too much exercise or other things. Sometimes, having a headache is simply warning you that something else is wrong.

Other times, having pain in your head is caused by tension, which can be relieved by relaxing, reducing stress, and spinal manipulation. Migraines and cluster headaches are also not very often caused by a disease. In these cases, the headache is the primary concern that needs to be addressed.

What Can Be Done?

There are a number of things you can do if you get a lot of head pain. One of them is consulting with your Bozeman, MT Chiropractor at Pro Chiropractic to determine the type of headache you are dealing with. Our Chiropractic Physicians are skilled and trained to provide you with the proper headache diagnosis. You can also make sure that you move around and do stretches in the neck area if you spend a large amount of time in a fixed position on a normal basis, like in front of a computer. You can also so some low impact exercise to get the blood flowing better in your body. Walking and low impact aerobics or swimming are recommended. It is also a good idea to drink a lot of water because dehydration can often lead to pain radiating through the head region.

If nothing seems to work, your Bozeman, MT chiropractor can refer you to another physician that might be able to help co-manage your care. Whatever your course, the best natural choice for headache treatment in the Gallatin Valley is the specialized Headache

Chiropractors at ProChiropractic.

Please let us know how we can serve you

Warm Regards,

Jonathan M. Wilhelm DC, MS, CCEP, CCSP

Dr. Jonathan Wilhelm is a Board Certified Bozeman MT Chiropractor, he has successfully treated thousands of patients with headache pain, in Bozeman, Montana and surrounding areas. You can learn more about the practice by visiting:http://www.prochiromt.com

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Facts about Premature Labor

Premature labor is defined as labor that begins before 37 weeks gestation. It may occur in 5-10% of all pregnancies and may be caused by a multitude of factors including:

– Dehydration

– Infection

– Trauma

– Premature membrane rupture

– Hemorrhage

– Placenta previa (when the placenta covers a part of or the entire cervix)

– Placenta abrutio (when the placenta separates from the uterine wall before birth)

– Injury

The major complications that arise when babies are born preterm are issues with heat controlbaby_chiropractic_delivery.jpg (thermoregulation), problems with the cardiac and respiratory systems. In the case of immaturity of the respiratory system, corticosteroids can be administered in two doses which help stimulate the production of surfactant (lubrication in the lungs) and better prepare the lungs for breathing in air. Keep in mind that many babies are born prior to 37 weeks and do not seem to suffer any initial complications. They are, however, closely monitored for changes, to ensure they remain healthy and strong.

Some signs and symptoms to be mindful of as you approach your due date are:

– Backache that is described as dull, and is new or changed from previous pain

– Pressure in the pelvis

– Cramps that are menstrual-like

– Change or increase in vaginal discharge

– Abdominal cramping, with or without accompanying diarrhea

– Contractions that are regular, persist for over an hour and can be either painful or painless

– Membranes that are ruptured (breaking of the waters, bloody discharge, release of mucus plug)

If you suspect that you might be in preterm labor, do not hesitate to call your midwife, OB orbelgrade_bozeman_chiropractor_newborn.jpg health care provider to see what they appropriate steps might be. In the meantime, try to stay hydrated to prevent the release of oxytocin, which tends to stimulate contractions. Submerging yourself in a warm bath up to your neck might also help your body absorb more fluid and decrease some of your contractions. You should also lay down and invert your pelvis in an attempt to lift the cervix and relieve any pressure on it. If the membranes rupture, call 911 or your provider immediately!!

During the entire process, try to remain calm and surround yourself with a great support system. Your provider will guide you in the right direction and will be there to encourage and support you throughout your journey.

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