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Childhood Neurological Disorders and Chiropractic by Alicia Braddy, student intern

Posted: March 3, 2014
By: Dr. Drew Rubin
          Parents eagerly await milestones in their childs life, such as saying their first words and taking their first steps.  Sadly, it is during these expected moments of celebration some parents experience a gut feeling that something isnt quite right.  It may be the childs reaction to certain noises or sensitivity to light that clues the parent in that their concern is not unfounded. They may even notice their child is not emotionally engaged or is extremely clumsy. Moving forward and giving their child much needed encouragement and support, parents are often comforted by the notion their child will grow out of it.
            The shocking rise in statistics tells another story. More and more children are affected with neurological disorders that prevent them from being able to interact with the world as we know it. These children struggle with daily activities such as social interaction, motor skills, and even appropriate emotional reactions.  Their brain is unable to function as needed.
            Each of us has a brain that is divided into two hemispheres.  Both sides of the brain should grow and develop at the same rate.  When one side of the brain grows slower than the other side, problems of communication arise. It would be similar to a 2 year old trying to talk with an 8 year old.  As you could imagine, this is quite difficult and frustrating.
            Families are searching desperately for solutions that extend past medicating their child.  What once seemed like a glimmer of hope is now giving families the opportunity to experience joys such as their child maintaining eye contact, walking, or learning how to read.  Chiropractic, nutrition, and neurological exercises are undeniably helping children function better. 
Chiropractic adjustments directly impact the nervous system with includes the brain and spinal cord.  An adjustment is a gentle force or sustained contact that corrects an area of the spine that is not functioning properly.  This allows the information going to and away from the brain to be transmitted as needed.

At Rubin Family Chiropractic, it is our mission to serve this special population of children for they are very near and dear to our hearts.  If you suspect your child or someone you know may have a similar disability, please get their spine checked today! It is essential to help their brain function and communicate as needed.  

Costs of Birth by Mary Falardeau, student intern

Posted: February 17, 2014
By: Dr. Drew Rubin
     Just this week, the Today Show made a post on Facebook entitled What's it cost to have a baby in a hospital in California? The answer may shock you. The answer was truly outrageous: the average costs for delivering one child into the world in a California hospital are between $3,000 and $37,000! According to the cited UCSF study, For a simple, uncomplicated vaginal delivery, prices ranged from $3,296 to $37,227. For a C-section, women were billed between $8,312 and nearly $71,000.  However, the increased fee wasnt necessarily for extended hospital stays. The researchers looked at a variety of hospitals, types of visits, and insurance companies. They also recommended asking about costs before care starts, as each hospital determines its own price, and people often overestimate the amount that will be covered by insurance.
     What the article doesnt address is the cost-effectiveness of home birth. According to AmericanPregnancy.org, an average uncomplicated vaginal birth costs about 60% less in a home than in a hospital. The average midwife-based home birth costs about $2,000 to $3,000. For some midwives, this fee covers all of the pre-birth consultations, as well, which can present significant savings. 
Home births are certainly not for everyone.  Some women are choosing midwife-assisted births in hospitals that have birthing centers with many holistic options such as water birthing rooms. According to a January 2013 study by the American Association of Birth Centers, women who receive care at midwife-led birth centers incur lower medical costs and are less likely to have cesarean births compared to women who give birth at hospitals. The study findings suggest that the use of birth centers also decreases direct and indirect costs to the US health care system. Given lower costs in the birth center setting, as well as low rates of cesarean birth, the 15,574 births in this study may have saved more than $30 million in facility costs alone based on Medicare/Medicaid rates, not including additional savings in costs of additional providers, anesthesia, and newborn care in hospital settings.
     
No matter what your birth plan entails, its important to do your homework, and always ask questions regarding your care, whats necessary versus a luxury, and about any associated costs.

Resources
http://www.today.com/health/whats-it-cost-have-baby-try-3-000-or-37-2D11936130
http://americanpregnancy.org/labornbirth/homebirth.html
http://enjoybirth.com/blog/2011/08/17/financing-a-homebirth-vs-hospital-birth/

http://www.birthcenters.org/content/new-study-shows-midwife-led-birth-centers-improve-outcomes-and-lower-health-care-costs

Muscles and Maximum Performance by Zach Simkins, student intern

Posted: February 17, 2014
By: Dr. Drew Rubin
          Our body is composed of 606 muscles, and hundreds of tendons that anchor to various muscles, to create this beautiful thing we call motion. Some people, like myself, choose to utilize motion for sports! Whether it is triathlons, hockey, rugby, weightlifting, dance or any other pursuit, our ability to coordinate movements is what makes us successful and less likely to suffer an injury. That is why it is so important to have your biomechanics evaluated for current or potential problems that will lead to early breakdown of joints, chronic injury and limited or decreased performance.
          There are an endless number of reasons why we become subluxated with muscles being a double edged sword. Muscles can either enhance our ability to perform, move and be pain free or they can become a roadblock on our way to achieving maximum health. If you have ever had a rolled ankle, tweaked hamstring, or more-sore-than-it-should-be shoulder, you know what it feels like to be at the mercy of your muscles. But consider this, how did your body adapt after you started feeling better? Sure you may no longer be in terrible pain but how did your body compensate for having a limp, torn muscle or bad posture while you recovered?
            Consider this analogy, if someone were to tug on the bottom of your shirt, where would you feel it? You might feel something where its being tugged but you are actually more likely to feel it on the complete opposite side of your shirt! The body works in the same way, since like a shirt, all of our bones and muscles are interconnected. Using this logic, that pain in your hip could very well be due to an old ankle sprain that healed itself but caused your body to compensate by shifting your hip into a position that is less than optimal.

          Using a myriad of assessment tools and techniques, namely one specifically designed for athletes called Global Assessment, we can identify your areas of strength as well as weakness to focus our attention towards injury prevention and maximizing your performance. As a Sports Certified Chiropractor, Dr Rubin and his interns are equipped to assess all aspects of the human frame, including the nervous, skeletal and muscular systems.
 

Haiti-Dominican Republic Trip by Mary Falardeau, student intern

Posted: January 20, 2014
By: Dr. Drew Rubin
Allow me to introduce myself: I am Mary Falardeau, a student intern at Dr. Rubin's office.  This past month, I was fortunate enough to travel for 10 days to Haiti and the Dominican Republic with 65 chiropractors, chiropractic students, assistants, patients, and family members. This group represented Mission Life International, run by Drs. Peter Morgan and Gary Deutchman from New York. Their organization aims to bring chiropractic to people of less fortunate regions, and to enrich the lives of children in these areas. Mission Life International runs an orphanage for approximately 24 young children, some of which became parent-less after Haitis devastating earthquake in 2010. The orphanage is unique in that it provides children with chiropractic and a vitalistic education, teaching English and Spanish.
During the first half of my trip, the days in Haiti were spent traveling to various areas of the city of Ouanaminthe, setting up chiropractic tables and offering chiropractic care to all those who wanted it. This was an incredible experience, because as soon as the portable adjusting tables were opened and set-up, people flocked to the scene for care. There was an understanding that we were there to help. People recognized that chiropractic is safe, gentle, and a natural method of healing. Despite the language barrier, there was so much love, warmth, and appreciation among the people. Mothers brought their children and confidently aided them onto the table or put their babies in the doctors arms. They innately knew the power of the adjustment, and what amazing life changes could result.
One location that we visited was termed the Mud Village. It was there that hundreds of people lived in small huts made of sticks, dirt floors, and tin roofs. The road throughout the village was all dirt, causing a dust to cover everything when the wind blew. There were piles of garbage throughout the walk to the town center, with animals and children eating whatever they could. The people had no shoes, some of the children wore clothes, and some had none. They didnt have much, but when they saw us trekking through their neighborhood with chiropractic tables in hand, the children had big smiles on their faces and began to dance and jump for joy.
The children were my favorite part of the trip. Some of them were so eager to hop onto the table that they fought to claim their spot among the crowd by placing their face in the face hole first. The children were so happy to receive love and a warm touch, and for being active, young children, they easily remained calm and still for the adjustment. They were so open to receive what we were there to provide, and to watch their smiles grow after each interaction just made my heart melt. When their turn was over, it was amazing to watch them immediately encourage their friends or siblings to lie on the table. They would also mimic the adjustments on one another, by placing their hands on each others backs and gently down their spines, which each party was happy to oblige.

It was so incredible to see these people embrace the adjustment, and spread the chiropractic message among their community. They were all so absolutely beautiful, and I will never forget every smile, hug, and high five that warmed my soul. 

Inside out is better than outside in

Posted: December 11, 2013
By: Dr. Drew Rubin

Wellness is...

Posted: December 9, 2013
By: Dr. Drew Rubin

Wellness is...

"Wellness isn't about deprivation and it's not about perfection. It is about pointing yourself in the direction of growth, training yourself to get comfortable with your highest potential, and then taking small steps to support that shift.  It's about showing up for yourself, day by day, and then one day finding that you've undergone a  transformation."   - Kathy Freston
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Let's Start Over

Posted: December 6, 2013
By: Dr. Drew Rubin

How about trying something else? For instance, treating the cause and not just the symptoms.

Let's Start Over

How about trying something else? For instance, treating the cause and not just the symptoms.
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Edison Got It Right When It Comes To Health

Posted: December 2, 2013
By: Dr. Drew Rubin

Chiropractors help and educate their patients about wellness.

Edison Got It Right When It Comes To Health

Chiropractors help and educate their patients about wellness.
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Water is essential.

Posted: November 25, 2013
By: Dr. Drew Rubin

Your body needs water to perform all of your daily functions.

Water is essential.

Your body needs water to perform all of your daily functions.
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Chiropractic Helps ALL of your body Function...

Posted: November 18, 2013
By: Dr. Drew Rubin