IMG_4104TOP Reasons Parents Take Their Children to Chiropractors

Many are starting to wonder why more and more kids are starting to be under regular Chiropractic care. For some, this may sound mysterious, but for others who understand what Chiropractic care provides for children, they realize it is much more than fixing back pain.

All healthcare providers know that the nervous system is the master controller of our body and if its communication channels can become fuzzy, distorted or damaged then we may experience all sorts of communication errors.  These “communication errors” are called subluxations which is where spinal bones mis-align ever so slightly and effect the communication between the brain and the body.  For babies this ineffective communication may play out as colic or irritability, an inability to suckle and breastfeed or poor sleep habits. For a child poor nerve communication may result in developmental delays, an inability to concentrate, behavioral problems, digestive issues, asthma, headaches – the list is can be endless.

How can your child’s body lose its natural alignment and develop subluxations? Studies have shown that in the majority of cases, trauma (often unrecognized) from the birthing process or procedures causes subluxation of the infant’s spine. Subluxation damage can be caused by a constricted uterus, a breech presentation or a difficult delivery, and in cases of vacuum extraction or excessive force, the spine is always traumatized. Health problems in childhood or even adulthood have been traced back to spinal and structural damage at birth in many cases.

There are six times in a baby’s first year of life when chiropractic examinations are especially important:

  1. After the birth process.

  2. When the baby starts to hold his/her head up.

  3. When the baby sits up.

  4. When the baby starts to crawl.

  5. When the baby starts to stand.

  6. When the baby starts to walk

Toddlerhood through childhood is a very “physical” time. Those first hesitant steps soon evolve into jumping, running, falls and accidents which are all part of a normal childhood. While most falls are minor, at times they can cause nerve-damaging subluxations with serious long-term consequences.  A high percentage of toddlers have been found to have at least one significant trauma between birth and three years of age.  In addition, it has been estimated that the average child will have 2500 fall by age seven.   For that reason all children need periodic spinal check-ups.

What’s the Best Reason to Have Your Kids Under Regular Chiropractic Care?

We believe that the best reason to do any health related activity is for wellness and prevention. And it is easier to grow healthy children than to repair damaged adults. Life is so much better when your children never seem to get sick or have health problems than when you are routinely going from appointment to appointment constantly treating the symptoms of ill health.

It is not unusual to hear parents state that since starting chiropractic care their children get sick less frequently and less severely, have less ear infections, and take less antibiotics and other drugs than their classmates. Our vision is to use chiropractic today for a better world tomorrow. Starting from birth, remove interference to the body’s inborn ability to heal itself and allow children to reach their health potential throughout their life.

TOP Reasons Parents Take Their Children to See a Chiropractor

  1. To encourage good neural plasticity (brain and nerve development).

  2. To support “first-class” nerve communication throughout the body to promoting health and wellbeing.

  3. To help strengthen their child’s immunity – encouraging fewer colds, ear-aches and general illness.

  4. To help resolve breastfeeding issues and colic.

  5. To reduce the detrimental impact our modern world has on our children’s health.

  6. Encourages children to thrive by supporting digestive strength.

  7. To diminish nerve interference which may impact their child’s capacity to learn and concentrate.

  8. To promote body balance – helping to resolve poor posture, asthma, allergies and bed-wetting..

  9. To help kids stay fun and light hearted.

  10. To help kids stay in tip-top shape.