Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns examined for vertebral subluxations during the first days of life.
Later, learning to walk, ride a bicycle, and other childhood activities can cause spinal problems. While a bandage and some comforting words can help a skinned knee, the unseen damage to the child's spine is the unique domain of a doctor of chiropractic.
Many childhood health complaints that are brushed off as "growing pains" can often be traced to the spine. Regular chiropractic checkups can identify these problems and help avoid many of the health complaints seen later in adults.
Naturally, chiropractic adjustments are modified to a child's spine. It is not uncommon for adults in our office to report that their children seem healthier, take less medicine, sleep better, and miss fewer days of school while under regular chiropractic care.
Why do millions of parents bring their children to Doctors of Chiropractic every year?
As a concerned parent, you undoubtedly want to do everything possible to ensure your children are as healthy as they can be. Many factors contribute to your children's overall health: proper nutrition, rest, exercise, love, and chiropractic. Chiropractic is the vital link that enables the growth, healing, and function of every tissue and organ in the body.
Chiropractors are concerned with small misalignments of the spinal bones that damage the nervous system, called vertebral subluxations. Subluxations cause interference to the delicate nerve system by putting pressure on the nerves as they branch off of the spinal cord. In addition, subluxations may cause direct insult to the spinal cord itself. The nerve system is responsible for coordinating and controlling all bodily functions, including growth, repair, and healing. Therefore, subluxations should be corrected as soon as possible. Today, we find more parents bringing their children to chiropractors for day-to-day health concerns we're all familiar with: colds, sore throats, ear infections, fevers, colic, asthma, tonsillitis, allergies, bed-wetting, infections, pains, falls, stomach-aches, and the hundred and one little and big things children go through as they grow up.
Subluxations also interfere with internal organ functions. The results may be as simple as the inability to produce the proper quantity and quality of chemicals. Chemicals naturally produced within your child's body are responsible for functions as basic as raising and lowering body temperature. Subluxations not only affect your children's levels of health, but also their overall levels of performance. Everything from the ability to laugh, learn, develop coordination, digest food, grow, hear, and see are controlled by the nervous system and can be affected by vertebral subluxations.
Subluxations can occur at any time. The first one may very well have occurred at your baby's birth. That is why parents who understand the importance of being subluxation-free have their newborns examined by their chiropractor as soon after birth as possible.
By correcting subluxations at an early age, the damage that inevitably comes from functioning at less than optimal levels can be prevented. The longer a subluxation is present, the greater the damage. In addition, the longer a subluxation is present, the longer your child's body will continue to reproduce itself (i.e., grow) in the wrong way! As the twig is bent, so grows the tree!
Many people who come into a chiropractor's office for the first time as adults would have had far greater potential for regaining their health if they had received regular chiropractic care as children.
Chiropractic care for your children is vital to their health and is an absolute necessity to their development and for actualization of their full potential in every area of life.Related pages:
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