Webster Technique and Your Baby

Hi everyone!  Dr. Dejti here, your Lebanon OH Chiropractor!  I get asked a lot of questions on a daily basis and one of those questions is “Is Chiropractic safe for pregnant women?”

My answer to that is… Yes, it is absolutely safe if you go to a chiropractor who specializes in working with expecting mothers.  You might be thinking, “Well… there are thousands of chiropractors out there. How can you tell if a chiropractor is qualified?” Chances are, if the chiropractor is serious about taking care of expecting mothers and babies, then they most likely have taken seminars at the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and should be certified in Webster TechniqueClick here to find a certified Webster Technique Chiropractor.

What is Webster Technique?

The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In so doing neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is improvedRead more on Webster Technique here.

What causes subluxations and SI joint dysfuction?

As an expecting mother progresses through the pregnancy, biomechanics of the body change and weight is shifted to different parts of the body.  Shifts in weight/motion can often cause parts of the spine and pelvis to become subluxated or misaligned.

Why is it important to get sacral subluxations adjusted?

Sacral subluxations may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia). The ICPA states that “Sacral misalignment may contribute to three primary causes of dystocia via uterine nerve interference, pelvic misalignment and the tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments.  The resulting tense muscles and ligaments and their aberrant effect on the uterus may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth.”  The correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.

Why Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care benefits all aspects of your body’s ability to be healthy. This is accomplished by working with the nervous system–the communication system between your brain and body. Doctors of Chiropractic work to correct spinal, pelvic and cranial misalignments (subluxations). When misaligned, these structures create an imbalance in surrounding muscles and ligaments. Additionally, the resulting nerve system stress may affect the body’s ability to function optimally.  So find a certified Chiropractor today!

Best Tips on How to De-Stress

Best Tips on how to De-Stress Lebanon OH Chiropractor Countryside Clinic of Chiropractic Dr. Tony Dejti

Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way.

Hi all!  Dr. Dejti your Lebanon OH Chiropractor here!  Today we will be talking about Stress, how it effects the body, and what you can do to decrease it!

Did you know that according to the American Psychological Association, 77% of people regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress and 73% regularly experience psychological symptoms?

What are the top 3 causes of Stress in the United States?

  • Job Pressure
  • Money
  • Health

The Body’s Stress Response

When you perceive a threat, your nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones rouse the body for emergency action.

Your heart pounds faster, muscles tighten, blood pressure rises, breath quickens, and your senses become sharper. These physical changes increase your strength and stamina, speed your reaction time, and enhance your focus—preparing you to either fight or flee from the danger at hand.

So… What can you do?

Here are some of the best tips on how to de-stress now!

  • Go For A 10 Minute Walk
    • To Clear your head and boost endorphins (which reduces stress hormones)
  • Breathe Deeply
    • Breathing exercises give your body an extra boost of oxygen, which can relieve tension and stress in several of the body’s systems
  • Buy Yourself a Plant
    • Researchers have found that just being around plants can induce a relaxation response
  • Step Away From The Screen
    • Did you know late night computer use has been associated with stress?  Do yourself a favor and turn off the computer 1 hour before bed time
  • Try This Naam Yoga Hand Trick
    • Applying pressure to the space between your second and third knuckle (the joints at the base of your pointer and middle fingers) can help to create a sense of instant calm
  • Hang Up, Then Turn Off Your Phone
    • Smart phones are linked to increased stress levels due to people feeling pressured to respond to emails and messages
  • Put On Some Music
    • It can slow heart rate, lowers blood pressure and even decreases levels of stress hormones
  • See Your Best Friends
    • Did you know your closest friends can actually reduce your production of cortisol?
  • Try Eagle Pose
    • Many yoga poses are known stress relievers, as they open the shoulders, relieve neck tension and do away with many of the physical symptoms of stress
  • Craft
    • Repetitive motions — like the fine motor skills used to knit, make jewelry or cross-stitch — can soothe anxiety

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Daylight Adjusting Time – MyCountrysideClinic.com

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Life springs forward when you’re under regular Chiropractic care

What do Daylight Savings Time and a Chiropractic Adjustment have in common?  Both give you more LIGHT – get it!  The primary purpose of Chiropractic is to locate and correct Subluxations.  If you break the word down you get: SUB = less, LUX = light, and ATION = a condition.

Subluxation literally means a state of less ‘light‘ or energy caused when misaligned spinal bones (especially the Atlas and Axis) restrict the flow of impulses through the nerve system.  A Chiropractic Adjustment corrects this misalignment, eases pressure off nerves and extends the time Life energy streams through you – giving you more daylight to heal yourself.

When you receive an adjustment from your Chiropractor, be confident your innate healing ‘light’ is shining brighter and longer with every session.  Life springs forward when you’re under regular Chiropractic care.


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If You Dropped a Brick

If you dropped a heavy brick on your foot, what's the first thing you need to do to start the healing?

If you dropped a heavy brick on your foot, what’s the first thing you need to do to start the healing?

Question: If you drop a heavy brick on your foot, what’s the first thing you need to do to start the healing?  Answer:  Get the brick off your foot!  Sounds simple, but it’s true.  Your foot CAN’T heal until the offending pressure is removed first.  The same principle applies to your Chiropractic care.

A misaligned vertebrae (Subluxation) acts like a brick on a nerve – creating compression, pain and inflammation.  Healing starts only when the offending pressure can be removed and kept off the nerve with sequential adjustments.  But don’t expect instant relief.  Removing the pressure is simply the first step in a timely process.

If you don’t feel great immediately after an adjustment, don’t be discouraged.  With a clear Nerve System and time, damaged tissues can heal and you’ll feel like new again.  For now, be confident the healing process has at least started because the brick has been removed.


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Fasten Your Spine!

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When Life gets bumpy, Chiropractic care can keep you ‘strapped in’ and safe too

When rough air approaches, pilots put on the seat belt warning light to assure your safety during a turbulent flight.  When Life gets bumpy, Chiropractic care can keep you ‘strapped in’ and safe too.

During excessive physical, mental or chemical stress, our bodies react normally with a fight-or-flight sympathetic nerve system response, followed by a parasympathetic calming to relaxed levels – all perfectly orchestrated by your innate intelligence, via a clear nerve system.  But if your nerve system is interfered with by subluxations, your ability to adapt successfully to stress becomes weak and compromised – putting you at high risk for long term illness and disease.

From fender benders to mental exhaustion, we all encounter occasional turbulence in Life.  It’s impossible to avoid it – but you don’t have to succumb to it.  If your nerve system is kept clear with regular Chiropractic care, you’ll be buckled-in and able to handle those situations in a much more positive way.


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