Kids and Chiropractic

Mar 28, 2014 by admin Comments: 0 Tags: Chiropractic

The following article written by Dr. Elledge was published in April Issue of Thrive Magazine. Find the article at: http://issuu.com/thriveokmagazine/docs/thrivemarchapril2014 Kids & Chiropractic by Dr. Cody Elledge, DC Being a family chiropractor, I’m frequently told by patients, “I wish I would have known chiropractic treatment could resolve this or correct that…and if I had, I would have come in months or years ago.” Likewise, I also hear many patients ask why there are children being treated in my office. “What could children possibly have wrong with them that they need chiropractic treatment for?” My answer in part can be a long one, but simply put, parents bring their children in for chiropractic care for many of reasons, including help with common elements such as chronic ear infections, colic, colds and sickness, bedwetting, asthma and allergies, learning and behavioral problems, developmental delays, and most importantly for wellness and prevention. Chiropractic care can treat so many ailments of the human body, even young bodies, that many of us needlessly suffer from and are not classically related to chiropractic care. What is chiropractic care you may ask? Well, very simply put chiropractors localize and remove spinal nerve interference. Chiropractor’s perceive the body as […] Read More

Feed the Children Appoints OKC-Native to Its Board of Directors

Sep 20, 2018 by admin Comments: 0

Dr. Cody Elledge to begin actively serving with global nonprofit Feed the Children Feed the Children has announced the addition of a new member to its board of directors. Oklahoma City-native, Dr. Cody Elledge, has joined the global nonprofit’s board to help further its mission to provide hope and resources for those without life’s essentials. After earning his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Parker University in 2006, he opened Elledge Chiropractic & Acupuncture. In addition to his practice, he owns several other businesses throughout the Oklahoma City area. He has been recognized, locally and nationally, by his peers in the chiropractic community for his expertise in outstanding patient care and educational instruction throughout the U.S. He has a heart for helping children across the world and is a past board member of the Cavett Kids Foundation. He plans to further his passion of helping children in need through Feed the Children’s programs and initiatives. “Dr. Elledge will be a great addition to our Board of Directors,” said Travis Arnold, president and CEO for Feed the Children. “As we continue our work to create a world where no child goes to bed hungry, he can help educate our community on the value […] Read More

Chiropractic care for young children is becoming more mainstream

May 08, 2018 by admin Comments: 0

Link: Dr. Elledge on OKC FOX Dr. Cody Elledge says he has hundreds of child patients at his office in northwest Oklahoma City, Elledge Chiropractic and Acupuncture. “Whether you’re seven-days-old, whether you’re seven-years-old, whether you’re 70-years-old, nerves do a very specific thing in the body,” Dr. Elledge said. He said it may sound scary to take an infant or a toddler to a chiropractor, but it is safe, and the process is likely different that you’d imagine. “Whenever parents bring their babies or their toddlers into the chiropractic office, I think the mass majority of people think, ‘oh my goodness. They’re going to be popped or cracked!’ Well, modern chiropractic has moved away from all that popping and cracking to where the adjustment itself is really gentle,” he said. He demonstrated the procedure on a two-year-old and a three-year-old. He used very little pressure. The girls showed no signs of pain or discomfort. “Essentially what we’re doing is we’re treating the nerve through the spine. So, whenever we have pain, of course chiropractors resolve pain but they do so by taking pressure off of a nerve,” he said. Since the nervous system controls sensory, motor and function of the body, […] Read More

Waking Up With a Sore Neck?

Mar 07, 2018 by admin Comments: 0

“Waking up on the wrong side of the bed,” as it turns out, is more accurate than you think. For the millions of Americans who don’t get enough sleep, a myriad of health problems and sleep disorders that can develop. However, even if you do get enough sleep, there’s no promise of waking out feeling well rested and ready to start the day. Waking up is hard enough on Mondays or when you need to catch that morning train. But are you waking up with a sore neck? The problem can go much further than your standard ache and pain. Poor sleep, including sleep that stains the neck, can be just as damaging as a lack of sleep. That is why we are going over ways you can fix that crick in your neck and wake up feeling fresh again. As it turns out, it is easier than you would think. What’s Causing My Neck Pain? If we’re going to fix your pain problem, we’ll need to start at the root of the issue. Naturally, neck problems are more than skin deep. Neck pain in the night can be caused by many factors including addiction. That can be solved by […] Read More

October 2015 Newsletter

Keep Your Child’s Spine Healthy! As the school year kicks into high gear and fall sports are full swing, experts recommend parents take measures to protect their children’s spinal health. Backpacks and electronic devices can pose a threat to your child’s backs, necks, and shoulders if used improperly. 

 According to HealthDay (August 2015), “In 2013, there were more than 5,400 backpack related injuries treated in emergency rooms in the United States. Dr. Scott Bautch, a member of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Occupational Health, advises that a backpack should no more than 5-10% of a child’s weight and should never be wider or longer than the torso (base of neck to waist). When using electronic devices, children should look down with their eyes and try not to bend their necks. It is important to remember that spinal pain in children is not normal, and a child who complains of either back pain or neck pain should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.” Dr. Elledge examines new adult patients consistently that have never had their spines examined nor had preventative imagining performed. Being proactive and conscious are the keys to maintaining a healthy spine and encouraging proper motion. The earlier a problem is detected, the […] Read More

August 2015 Newsletter

The School Year Brings Added Physical and Emotional Stress for Kids The mass majority of the American population think chiropractic care is just for neck pain or a bad back, but as many parents know chiropractic care has amazing benefits for children.  Chiropractic visits are not just for when your child is hurting or has been involved in an accident.  Millions of parents bring their babies and infants to the chiropractor for a host of health reason.  The advantages of chiropractic care are vast and can be very beneficial for many common ailments including, but not limited to, the following: bed wetting, asthma, allergies, immunity issues like colds and flus, digestive issues, colic, irritability and even behavioral issues. With the school season starting back, there is no better time to bring your child in for a chiropractic check-up, if for no better reason than prevention alone!!  It’s always better to be proactive than to be reactive, especially when it comes to your child’s health and wellness.   Ten wonderful reasons to take babies and children to see a chiropractor: To provide proper nervous system communication and function (spine and nerve development) To support overall biomechanics and fluid motion To help strengthen immunity with lowered […] Read More

June 2015 Newsletter

STRESS IN TODAY’S MODERN AGE The impact on body balance and what you can do to combat stress with regular chiropractic adjustments! Gentle and specific chiropractic care helps the nervous system, which is encompassed in the spinal column, stay sharp and interference free.  Long term stress on the body, whether physical, emotional or chemical can cause very serious long term health issues. By introducing proper motion to the spine and eliminating undo pressure on the spinal nerves, chiropractic care is the undeniable choice for continuous drug-free wellness.  Even a slight displacement and strain of the vertebrae causes electromechanical interference with the spinal cord and nerves, impairing electrochemical conduction mechanisms required for coherent communication between the brain and all organs. Chiropractic care frees the body of impingements that delete necessary information that the body must have in order to transfer and balance homeostatic mechanisms.  Stress adversely affects the regulation of the nervous system.  The spinal cord controls all activities, such as proper sleep cycles, breathing and oxygen exchange, reflex and clear thought, coordination of smooth and cardiac muscles, as well as regulation of hormones, glands and digestion.  Thus, chiropractic care is required to permit the body to relax and rebound from […] Read More

May 2015 Newsletter

GET ADJUSTED WHEN I FEEL GOOD? Why should I get adjusted every month even when I feel my VERY BEST? ELLEDGE HAS BEEN UNDER REGULAR CHIROPRACTIC CARE HIMSELF FOR OVER 30 YEARS!  THAT’S ACTUALLY HOW HE CAME TO BE A CHIROPRACTOR! When you visit a chiropractor because you are having a specific problem or you just want to improve your overall health and well being, you are already taking a more positive approach to your health than a majority of Americans.  But most people are unaware of all of the benefits of keeping your spine and nervous system healthy, the regular chiropractic care. Here are 8 health benefits you can receive from regular chiropractic care. Improved Moods It may sound funny to say that chiropractic, actually makes you happier, but that is what the research shows.  Chiropractic has been shown to improve hormone balance. Decreasing the bad hormones like cortisol and increasing the good hormones, such as dopamine and norepinephrine makes a big difference in how the brain and body works and how a person feels.  This is why those suffering with anxiety and depression frequently have dramatic results with chiropractic care. Fewer Colds and Flus Dr. Ronald Pero, chief of cancer prevention […] Read More

March 2015 Newsletter

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR VOTING US #1 IN OKC!! I wanted to personally write and thank all of our wonderful patients for voting our clinic #1 in Oklahoma City!  It is such an awesome honor to have so many amazing patients who trust us daily with their friends and families’ care.  We strive to be a source of confidence and excellence in a healthcare arena that is many times confusing and detached.  Chiropractic and acupuncture may be considered alternative treatments, but the truth is so much simpler than that. They both focus on removing interference from the nervous system and allowing the body to do what it was designed to do, and that’s heal itself!  The beauty of adjusting the spine and taking pressure off a pinched nerve is something that is altogether powerful and all encompassing in its simplicity and complexity.  I hope that all of our patients realize that there is nothing more important than your spine, and your underlying nervous system.  It controls all communication in the body even down to a cellular level.  How cool is that?!  We do not take that responsibility lightly and we are continually honored and humbled by your constant referrals into our office. Jenn, Demi and I will always do […] Read More

January 2015 Newsletter

THE BEST OF 2014 We are always reading up on what is new and current in the Chiropractic world and we wanted to take this opportunity to share two of our favorite articles in 2014 from Circle of Docs.  The statistics and facts in these two articles speak for themselves, CHIROPRACTIC SHOULD BE THE FIRST CHOICE!   Surgery Less Likely if a Doctor of Chiropractic is Seen First A study looking at 1885 workers, 174 of which had lumbar spine surgery in the last three years, sought to identify early predictors of having lumbar spine surgery. The authors reported “Approximately 42.7% of workers who first saw a surgeon had surgery, in contrast to only 1.5% of those who saw a chiropractor. The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve of the multivariate model was 0.93 (95% confidence interval, 0.92-0.95), indicating excellent ability to discriminate between workers who would versus would not have surgery.” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23238486   Decreased Costs and Utilization of Medical Services with Chiropractic Care Spectacular decreases in the utilization of medical services and their attendant costs were observed when Doctors of Chiropractic were used as first contact providers. In an Independent Practice Association (IPA) which permitted patients to select a doctor of chiropractic as their primary care physician, […] Read More

December 2014 Newsletter

THE BENEFITS OF A WELL-ADJUSTED CHILD There has been a vast amount of media coverage focusing on chiropractic treatment and spinal problems in children in the recent years. Most patients ask, “why would I take my child to the chiropractor, what could be wrong with my child’s spine?”  Anything from a traumatic birth to the daily slips and falls the in early months and years of a child’s development can upset the normal functioning of the spine and produce a vast amount of issues. Various sources can include birth canal trauma, falls, automobile accidents, excessive motion, unsupported head and neck motion and even emotional issues, like fear and anxiety, can lead to dangerous stressors causing interference in a child’s spine.  Something as simple as the activity of learning to walk causes countless simple falls that can induce trauma to young a child’s head, neck, and spine. An extensive amount of resources support pediatric chiropractic and acupuncture care as a gentle and effective way to help children deal with conditions like colic, asthma, ear infections, digestive issues, poor immunity, headaches, good neural plasticity and much more. That’s right, infants and young children can get nerve irritation as well. The second question often […] Read More