Kids & Chiropractic
Kids can benefits from chiropractic too! Even children with no pain or symptoms can receive "wellness" benefits from regular chiropractic visits.
Spinal problems can begin as early as when your child is born. Birth trauma and stress from a difficult labor, use of forceps or during a Caesarean section delivery can injure your baby’s spine. This can cause a vertebral subluxation which restricts your baby’s joint motion.
As children begin to walk, they take hundreds of falls. In the early years they are always falling off bikes and out of trees. All of these small traumas add up and eventually start to affect the spine.
How many of you have taken young children to have their teeth or their eyes checked? Most of you probably have. Now how many of you have taken your child to a chiropractor to have his or her spine checked? If you never have, I wonder why not? People will think nothing of having braces put on their kid's teeth and spending thousands of dollars just so they have straight teeth. But they will never have their spine checked to see if it is straight.
The research regarding the effect of chiropractic care on kids is amazing. A 1989 study which compared 200 children who had seen pediatricians with 200 children who had been under chiropractic care showed that the health of the children who had seen chiropractors was notably superior to that of children brought up under standard medical care. The chiropractic children, for example, had fewer ear infections, allergies, and cases of tonsillitis, and therefore required less medicine.
It has been proven that adjusting the spine to relieve nerve pressure has a direct effect on the immune system. It also makes sense that a better functioning nervous system makes for a better functioning body as a whole.
Chiropractic has been shown through research to be an excellent choice for wellness care. Your children deserve to have their full potential utilized as they grow. Chiropractic care is a very important part of your children's health care. Please make an appointment to have your child's spine checked on a regular basis. Dr. Brad has helped numerous children and infants as young as a few days old.
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