Chiropractic Care Is Good For Adults and Children Alike!
Chiropractic care helps to restore your body’s natural ability to be healthy. Subluxations, or misaligned vertebrae can interfere with our nervous systems. A Chiropractor will locate and correct subluxations so that your nervous system can function optimally and allow your body to resist disease and poor health. Through chiropractic adjustments your body is able to heal itself.
What is a Subluxation and How Are They Caused?
A subluxation is a “displaced or stuck vertebrae…that may cause pressure on the nerves”, causing the body to malfunction resulting in a lowered resistance to disease, fatigue, pain or imbalances. Subluxations can be caused by accidents, falls, sports injuries, bad posture, and even stress.
Do you remember taking a tumble or two as a child? And how many times have you seen your own children falling or banging themselves somewhere while busy playing and having fun? Yes, children are active and playful, so it stands to reason that most children will have several falls during their childhood!
Studies have shown that a child will likely have three major falls before age three and fall approximately 2500 times before he reaches the age of seven. It is also estimated that 47.9% of children land on their head in their first year of life. We understand that you cannot prevent most accidents from happening, but you can help your child with preventative and post-fall chiropractic!
Some notable symptoms that may indicate your child might benefit from chiropractic care are:
- breathing weakness
- colic (incomplete protein breakdown)
- sleeping issues
- ear infections
- behavioral problems
- difficulty feeding/latching
- bedwetting and digestive issues
Is Chiropractic Safe for Children?
Yes, even babies! Chiropractors are trained to use a variety of special techniques that is different for children than for adults.
When we fall, whether as a child or an adult, we tense our muscles and brace ourselves for impact (voluntary or involuntary). How do you think this might affect our spines? That’s right, we experience more subluxations.
As we grow older the need for chiropractic care doesn’t stop. Many adults can fall or be injured in a number of sports and activities. Often as adults we experience symptoms in adulthood resulting from an injury or fall from our past.
Can you relate to this? Have you or someone you know ever stoop over and reached to pick something off the bottom shelf of the fridge and “click” suddenly the back goes out, ends up on the sofa for days! Do you think that in that moment for know apparently reason, his back was injured? It could very well be an unhealed injury from earlier on in his life. When we are injured in childhood, although only minor, left unchecked it can develop into more serious issues as adults. When we “wake up” these injuries they likely will not go away without getting to the root cause and fixing what was injured in the first place.
10 Reasons Parents Take Their Children to See a Chiropractor:
- Overall health and well-being
- To strengthen the immune system – decrease incidents of colds, earaches, and general illnesses. Research is showing that regular chiropractic care – more than seven times per year increase resistance to common childhood diseases – chiropractic patients in a research study had 200% greater immune function then non-chiropractic ones
- Breathing difficulties and allergies
- Posture and scoliosis detection
- To improve child’s ability to concentrate
- To assist in behavioral disorders
As a parent, you always want to give your child as good as chance as possible for a healthy and happy life. And if you start chiropractic early, in their formative years, it will go a long way to helping make that happen!
It’s September, time to get back to routines, back to school, regular activities and doctors checkups and appointments. Why not include a chiropractic checkup for your family this fall to ensure you are all functioning optimally with your health. Don’t wait for symptoms to develop, instead get ahead of your health by enhancing your bodies ability to heal and thrive! Book Your Appointment Today