What is the Benefit of Chiropractic for Kids?
Over the past few decades parents, clinicians, and researchers have noticed positive changes in the behavioral, physical, and emotional health of children under chiropractic care. Many different behavioral conditions have been observed to improve with chiropractic care including ADD/ADHD, anxiety, and also focus, concentration, and grades in school.
Since the nerves collectively control and influence all bodily functions, removing nerve interference may result in improvement of many different health problems depending on the area of the spine and nervous system involved. Improvement is commonly seen in conditions such as colic, constipation, ear infections, allergies, asthma, sinus infections, persistent bed wetting, stomach aches, “growing pains” in the legs or arms, headaches, back and neck pain, scoliosis, and abnormal gait among others.
How can your child’s body lose its natural alignment and develop subluxations? Subluxation means: sub: less than and luxation: misalignment. So the word means less than a dislocation or a minor dislocation. If your nervous system is interfered with, your body’s natural ability to heal itself and function at its optimum potential becomes impaired.
Studies have shown that in the majority of cases, trauma from the birthing process or procedures causes subluxation of the infant’s spine. Subluxation damage can be caused by a constricted uterus, a breech presentation or a difficult delivery, and in cases of vacuum extraction or excessive force, the spine is always traumatized. Health problems in childhood or even adulthood have been traced back to spinal and structural damage at birth in many cases.
Research is confirming chiropractors’ observations that infants may suffer from spinal subluxations. In one study, 1250 babies were examined five days after birth; 211 of them suffered from vomiting, hyperactivity, and sleeplessness. Subluxations were found in 95% of this group. Although the researchers in this study were MDs, they recognized the power of chiropractic care and these babies were given the care they needed.
Toddlerhood through childhood is a very physical time. Those first hesitant steps soon evolve into jumping, running, falls and accidents which are all part of a normal childhood. While most falls are minor, at times they can cause nerve-damaging subluxations with serious long-term consequences. For that reason, all children need periodic spinal check-ups.
Why Give Your Kids Regular Chiropractic Care?
The best reason to do any health related activity is for wellness and prevention. And it is easier to grow healthy children than to repair damaged adults. Life is so much better when your children never seem to get sick or have health problems than when you are routinely going from appointment to appointment treating the symptoms of ill health. It is not unusual to hear parents state that since starting chiropractic care their children get sick less frequently and less severely, have fewer ear infections, and take fewer antibiotics and other drugs than their classmates.
Good health is a priceless gift. Be sure to share it with your family and friends.
Nutrition Deficiency Testing on sale – our March special!
From now through the end of March, we are offering a deep discount on your first Nutrition Deficiency Testing appointment. The first appointment is regularly priced at $120, but through March 2017 it’s only $59! Take advantage of the savings and get to the root of your chronic problem. Today is the day to start getting healthy!
Until next time…
Yours in health,