Louisville Sports & Injury Center - January 2019

Have You Met Kaila Edlin? Get to Know Our Amazing Team Member!

“Make a face like that, and it’ll stay that way forever.” You may have heard something like this from Mom’s book of wisdom. Maybe you never disputed the idea that mother knows best. But as you grew up, it slowly became clear that hair doesn’t grow back faster and thicker if you shave it, cracking your knuckles doesn't cause arthritis, and gum doesn’t stay in your stomach for months after you swallow it. After a whirlwind of wives’ tales over the years, many common claims have been put under scrutiny. Wives' tales have been known as pseudoscience and blind intuition, but even as many were disproved, some surprisingly proved to hold weight. Here are three wives’ tales that have proven to be true. Garlic Cures Colds For decades, moms have professed the healing properties of garlic, suggesting it can cure colds and help the body fight sickness. It turns out they were absolutely right. Garlic has antiviral properties that strengthen the immune system and nutrients that help combat illnesses. The effects of garlic can actually be more effective than over-the-counter flu medications. Some studies show that regular consumption of raw garlic lessens the likelihood of getting a cold, so if you feel a tickle in your throat, try a clove before you open the medicine cabinet. Heartburn Means a Hairy Baby It’s hard to list wives’ tales without bringing up one about pregnancy. Many are solely based on intuition, but a few that sound odd are legitimate. In 2007, a study done by Johns Hopkins attempted to debunk the myth that heartburn during pregnancy would mean a hairy baby at birth. Instead of proving it wrong, they found that 82 percent of women with severe heartburn during pregnancy gave birth to hairy babies. Turns out the hormones that cause heartburn in pregnant women also affect fetal hair growth. Joint Pain Predicts the Weather Did you ever look at your mom with skepticism when she would predict rain because her knees hurt? If so, you might owe your mom an apology, because there is a scientific connection. The drop in barometric pressure that’s common during storm weather causes pain in arthritic joints. MOM REALLY DOES KNOW BEST 3 Wives’ Tales Proven True

When a patient is involved in a serious automobile accident, their first step toward recovery is finding a chiropractor who can help them get rid of any lingering pain. Unfortunately, this can sometimes mean accruing mountains of confusing paperwork. Then, in addition to navigating the physical and emotional toll that an accident causes, they are mentally stressed trying to combat the confusing insurance terminology. Fortunately for our patients here at Louisville Sports & Injury Center, we have Kaila Edlin, who functions as our patient advocate.

In this role, Kaila acts as a liaison for patients. She helps them with their insurance verification, legal inquiries, and any other questions or concerns they might have. Serving as an advocate for these patients, Kaila enjoys the position because she's “able to get to know each patient individually, listen to their story, help solve any lingering confusion, and help them get back to normal life.” Kaila knows that when patients make an appointment to see Dr. Kelly, the vast majority of them will enter the office in extreme pain. Kaila plays a vital role in the recovery process because she relieves the stress of paperwork for our patients. Kaila has served as a patient advocate for 11 years and has worked at our office here in Louisville for seven years. While she has ample experience in this role, her choice to pursue a career in chiropractic was solidified in her younger years. “My grandpa was a chiropractor, so I received wellness care from him my whole life,” she says. “I grew up understanding and actually feeling the benefits, so I knew I wanted to get in that role myself.

Because I truly do believe in this kind of care, I feel fulfilled going into work each day.” When Kaila isn’t at the office, she spends lots of her time crafting. In fact, she says that decorating the office during the holiday season is one of her favorite activities. “The rest of the team and I work together to give the office the great holiday look,” she says. “Check out the awesome tree that Katherine made last year! It turned out so great, we keep it up all year round!”

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