Why Do Your Children Need To See A Chiropractor?
The question often arises from people, “why are so many parents taking their children to a chiropractor?” The answer is quite simple, children have spines and a nervous system just like adults and we want to make sure they are taking good care of it especially during the developmental years.
The Nervous System Controls Everything
The central nervous system consists of the brain and the spinal cord. From the spinal cord are nerves that go to every organ, gland, tissue, muscle and cell of the body. The nervous system is set up much like a big fuse box, and if there is a “blown fuse” a child could react with constipation, colic, bedwetting, ear infections, torticollis, fussiness, trouble sleeping, reflux and so on. Chiropractors can help with many childhood conditions, but our focus is not on treating these symptoms, but focusing on allowing the nervous system to function without interference or to remove the “blown fuse” known as a subluxation.
Proper Growth & Development is Important in Children
The integrity and function of the nervous system is very important for proper growth and development, especially for children. It’s very important that the spine is moving properly and in proper alignment. If the spine is misaligned it can lead to many health issues. The idea is that by being proactive with children and allowing their spine and nervous systems to grow properly, early on, we are preventing issues and the need to correct spinal misalignments later on in life.
How Do Children Get Misaligned?
Children, unfortunately, are often stressed, the trauma that they encounter at an early age or even before they are born, such as intrauterine constraints, birth trauma, malpositioning (breech), c-section, birth intervention (forceps/vacuum suction) and even falls are enough force to shift the spine out of alignment. Furthermore, a child that encounters physical, chemical and emotional stress will also cause a protective (fight/flight) response or tension within the musculature that supports the spine. These tense muscles can misalignment to the spine and cause subluxation. Bottom line: When a child has been through trauma and the spine becomes misaligned and subluxated (blown fuse) it needs to be corrected with safe and effective chiropractic adjustments. If the issue is not removed, the spine will continue to grow “crooked” and the subluxation will continue to cause health challenges such as constipation, colic, bedwetting, ear infections, torticollis, fussiness, trouble sleeping, reflux. Later on in life it can create trouble with focus, behavior, mood, hyperactivity, digestion, asthma, allergies, headaches and sensory integration.
Top 5 Reasons To Take Your Child To A Chiropractor
To promote proper growth and development and to limit health challenges.
To allow a child’s nervous system and spine to grow optimally and without interference.
To improve a child’s immune system and digestive health.
To encourage nerve and brain development (neural plasticity). To promote proper perception and awareness.
To be proactive about your child’s overall health and wellbeing.
The health and happiness of your child is the most important thing. Chiropractic care has been proven to be safe and effective at improving the wellbeing and happiness of children. Just start talking to other mothers and families that have seen the benefits of chiropractic care. The positive results are endless.
Chiropractic care along with proper lifestyle choices are the foundation for proper growth, development, health and happiness. For more information please check with Dr. Jordan at Art of Life Chiropractic.