Twins’ Kyle Gibson Credits Chiropractor For Recovery
Sometime after Kyle Gibson starts for the Twins in their home opener Monday afternoon, the durable young right-hander will connect with perhaps the most important member of his support team this year: his chiropractor.
Gibson is just 28, smack in the prime of his career, but there were times during the second half last season when his lower back started to bark at him. In early August in Toronto, for instance, he was shelled for eight earned runs in just 4 2/3 innings.
In 2014, his first full season in the majors, Gibson saw a chiropractor a few times at the recommendation of Twins closer Glen Perkins.
“One of Perk’s guys came in and adjusted me,” recalled Gibson, who threw seven shutout innings at Kansas City his next time out.
Realignment of the spine allows the overtaxed areas of a pitcher’s core to meet the challenge of persistent pounding. “Letting those muscles unflare and then heal and rebuild them back to where they’re supposed to be, that’s what we’re doing.”
“It has made a big difference in my hips and just everything,” said Gibson, who set career highs for starts (32) and innings (194 2/3) last season. “My skeletal system was basically allowing my muscular system to stay tight and not function properly. That caused some nerve irritation.”
“It’s good,” Gibson said, “to feel good again.”
Chiropractic helps an infant suffering with GERD
Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) is a condition involving the backflow of stomach contents into the esophagus or the mouth. GER disease (GERD) includes poor weight gain, signs of esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus), persistent respiratory symptoms and neurobehavioural changes. Such manifestations can include regurgitation with poor weight gain, failure to thrive, irritability and pain in infants. As well, in infants, iron deficiency anemia, apnea, cyanosis, and neck tilting (Sandifer’s Syndrome) can occur.
This case study highlights the improvements seen in a ten-month-year old boy following chiropractic care. The boy was diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which consisted of frequently interrupted sleep, difficulty feeding, poor appetite, repeated bouts of diarrhea, frequent stomach distention, excessive intestinal gas, occasional post-prandial regurgitation, and inadequate weight gain. After the initial visit, the baby was determined to be in the 5th percentile of weight-for-age ratio according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention clinical growth chart. The total care lasted 7 weeks with a total of 13 adjustments. The infant’s issues and GERD were all resolved.
Generally an infant suffering from GERD is managed with different types of medication and different types of formula. However there are other holistic and safe treatment options; one main option is Chiropractic. Chiropractic care not only resolved the infant’s issues, but allowed the infant to enjoy a higher quality of life and reduced the stress experienced by their parents at the same time.
Resolution of Gastroesophegeal Reflux Disorder in an Infant with Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Report & Selective Review of Literature. Elizabeth R. Biehl, D.C.1& Donald Gerken, D.C., DACCP,CSTD. J. Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – May 23, 2014.
Can you find when Rory McIIroy gets adjusted?
Here’s a great mini movie, Enjoy The Case, featuring Rory McIlroy. During this commercial Rory receives two Chiropractic adjustments. Can you spot them?
Imagine what a Chiropractic adjustment can do for you!
Rory actually receives two Chiropractic adjustments in this commercial. Think he wanted to show the importance of a Chiropractic adjustment? If you can’t find Rory’s two adjustments, they are at the 33 and the 43 second mark.
Move It Or Lose It
Typically when you hear the phrase “move it or lose it” it refers to losing muscle strength from lack of exercise. However a recent study from University of Miami showed that lack of exercise can result in cognitive decline in older people by 10 years.
Another study released earlier this year by Boston University found increased blood flow resulting from physical activity protected brain volume, which also protects its ability to function properly.
“Physical activity is an attractive option to reduce the burden of cognitive impairment in public health because it is low cost and doesn’t interfere with medications,” Dr. Clinton Wright, an associate professor of neurology at the University of Miami, said in a press release.
Overall, the researchers report people without signs of cognitive impairment who exercised the least when the study started showed a more significant decline in brain function equivalent to about 10 years of aging.
“The number of people over the age of 65 in the United States is on the rise, meaning the public health burden of thinking and memory problems will likely grow,” Wright said. “Our study showed that for older people, getting regular exercise may be protective, helping them keep their cognitive abilities longer.”