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Chiropractic Care for Football Players

Posted By Dr. Benjamin on 01/27/2012 at 06:39PM

Chiropractic: Chiropractic and the NFL. All 32 teams in the National Football League offer their players and personnel chiropractic physician services for both managing and preventing injuries. As all of the pro teams have realized the value of providing chiropractors to their athletes, so too should the schools. But, most schools do not make the investment. If you play high school or college football, you should explore the pain relief and the potential to avoid life long injuries by getting year round chiropractic care.


I'm Dr. Ben Manuel of Menlo PArk and Chiropractor to the Palo Alto High School Vikings Football Team

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Tags: chiropractor, chiropractic, high school football, football injuries, football pain

Chiropractic Care for Pregnant Women

Posted By Dr. Benjamin on 11/17/2009 at 09:45PM

Recently I have been asked a number of questions about chiropractic care and ergonomics for pregnant women such as how does a chiropractor care for a pregnant patient?


Yes, I have and do work with with women who are pregnant. In fact, chiropractic care while pregnant can be very comforting, relieving a lot of the aches and pains that come with "the experience."


I will typically do manual adjusting of the spine.  But as the patient gets further along into the pregnancy, I will modify the treatment.


For instance, in terms of lower back pain I may switch to activator adjusting of the lower back instead of the traditional side-posture or drop table adjusting of the lower back.


Selection of treatment really does depend on the patient and the stage of the pregnancy. Each case is unique. If you would like to speak to me more about some of the things you are experiencing, please send an email. 



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