Children and Chiropractic
Doctors of Chiropractic have been working with children since the early days of chiropractic over 100 years ago.
Chiropractic care enhances normal body function. Chiropractic is not the treatment of bad backs or necks, but the restoration of normal nerve function. Since all body functions are dependent on a healthy nerve system, many health changes can occur under regular chiropractic care. Chiropractic care works specifically to reduce stress to the nervous system that is caused by spinal misalignments. Nerve stress can be caused in three different ways: physical, chemical, and emotional. Physical stresses are relatively easy to relate to: the birthing process, crawling, learning to stand and walk, falls, sports, bicycle riding. Environmental pollutions and food additives are chemical stresses. Emotional stresses that can affect children can be potty training, going to school, sibling rivalry, and all the "dramas" of growing up.
The importance, safety and efficacy of chiropractic care for children is reaching more and more parents and whole families are participating in wellness lifestyle changes that are making a huge impact on their families' health and wellness.
Today's parents are more informed through the access to the internet and are concerned about the drugs that they are giving to their children. They are asking more questions and are hesitant to mask symptoms with drugs and are worried about the side effects.
Chiropractic understands and trusts the body's ability to heal; we as parents can choose types of care that are supportive, not suppressive. We can choose types of care that will get to the cause of disease, rather than treatments that simply cover up symptoms. We can make lifestyle choices that enhance normal body flinction.
It is never too soon to introduce your children to the benefits of the Chiropractic lifestyle.