Chiropractic care for children offers your family a solid foundation for wellness. Throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood, the chiropractic lifestyle offers choices and benefits for your greater health and well-being. How old do you need to be to start chiropractic care? Minutes! From Newborns to teens, children of all ages can reap serious benefits from regular chiropractic care-setting them up for a lifetime of health and well-being. We would like to highlight a few reasons that we think are important.
Diseases are often caused by subluxations (when one or more spinal vertebrae move out of position) of the vertebrae, which, in turn, lead to an interruption of nervous impulses; and that the correction of these subluxations allows the body to heal itself. This is a central tenet of chiropractic. The safe and gentle chiropractic adjustment removes these subluxations along the spinal vertebrae, allowing the central nervous system to communicate with all parts of the body, promoting self healing.
The following are 5 situations where your child should see a chiropractor….
Immune System Support
The nervous system, the endocrine system, and the immune system are inextricably linked, like a three-legged stool. Numerous research studies have shown that chiropractic care positively impacts immune system function.Most children today are in daycare and it is tough to keep them away from minor illnesses. Coughs, colds and fevers are common in childhood, marked improvement in children’s immune systems are reported when they have chiropractic care. We have even seen a quicker recovery time. How you may ask? Well to put is simply: the nervous system and immune system are directly connected and chiropractic adjustment remove interferences between the two systems.
Birth Trauma Recovery
Labor and delivery aren’t just difficult for the mother; the infant also experiences the physical stress and strain of the birth process. It is a good idea to have a chiropractor present at the birth process to examine your child for TBS (Traumatic Birth Syndrome) and immediately attend to it should it occur. Chiropractors have a great respect for the natural birthing process, and are the stand-by professional of choice at the time of birth to help eliminate TBS caused Vertebral Subluxation Complex as soon as it happens
Falls and Injuries
Micro traumas can lead to subluxations, which in turn increase chances of long-term health issues, a decrease in the important curvatures of the spine and more. If you have children you know there are constant falls, bump and bruises, they are part of every child’s everyday life. A chiropractor is an expert in locating subluxations or misalignments, and removing them.
Chiropractic care has given some of the best results, with 94% of colicky babies showing improvement with chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic care is a gentle, conservative, and highly successful option for treating infants with colic..The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics published a clinical study involving 104 patients suffering from colic and concluded that chiropractic manual therapy improved crying behavior in infants with colic.
Isn’t it easier to keep children healthy than it is to fix them once they are ill?? The benefits of regular visits to the chiropractor are that minor misalignments can be detected before they become symptomatic or well-established. Chiropractic care allows for improved posture, enhanced function, better athletic performance, reduced injuries and an overall enjoyable pain-free lifestyle. This type of preventative or wellness care can also save time and money by keeping minor problems from becoming more serious. Unfortunately our current healthcare system is based on sick care- you’re hurt, go to the doctor, you’re sick, go to the doctor instead of regularly visits to your chiropractic physician to help maintain your health.
Chiropractic Care has an excellent safety record with children and is delivered by educated, regulated healthcare professional in our office.
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About All Star Chiropractic
Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, All Star Chiropractic and Rehabilitation emphasizes improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place. Most people would rather be healthy and avoid illness, if they could. This is one of the main reasons for the big surge in the popularity of our wellness center.
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