Well Adjusted Kids!

A Parent’s Guide To Making Chiropractic A Family Affair

“As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.”  Ensure that YOUR child reaches their full potential & lives a life of optimal health.

Q: How does a baby or child get spinal nerve stress (subluxations)?

A: From stress. It may occur in infancy from a difficult birth or from childhood falls. Later in childhood, emotional tension, sports injuries, falls or dietary stress can gradually damage your spine. The resulting irritation can be the cause of many newborn/childhood health complaints.

Q: What kind of health ailments can be associated with nerve stress?

A: Colic, nursing difficulties, constipation, ear infections, breathing problems, reflux, headaches, sleep disturbances, digestive dysfunction and stomach pain, allergic reactions, attention and focus issues and physical / emotional development delays can often be traced to nervous system stress.

Q: When should a child get checked by a Chiropractor?

A: Significant spinal trauma can occur during the birthing process. It is beneficial, important, and completely safe to have a newborn checked to remove stress caused during birth. As the infant grows and reaches new development milestones, it will be important to have a child regularly checked by a Doctor of Chiropractic.

Parents take children to regular appointments to check their eyes and teeth. Spinal checkups are of the same importance. We only get one spine. It is vital to take care of the one we have!

Q: What happens to the child who is not checked and adjusted?

A: Birth to adolescence is a period of rapid growth and development. If neglected, spinal stress may lead to more serious problems in life. Subtle trauma during childhood will affect the future development of the spine which leads to impaired nervous system function. This will adversely affect the body’s ability to optimally function.

Q: Assuming I take my child to the Chiropractor, how are the exams and treatments performed?

A: Chiropractors spend years of highly specialized training in order to locate where misplaced spinal vertebrae are impinging nerves which travel down the spinal cord and out through the spinal column to the muscles, organs, and glands of the body. After taking a thorough case history, the chiropractic exam involves locating the vertebrae impinging the nerves. The chiropractor uses various highly specialized techniques to replace the misplaced vertebrae and thus releasing pressure on the nerves. This is called a spinal adjustment and these are gentle, low-force, and safe.

Q: How many adjustments will be necessary?

A: The frequency of visits and length of treatment plan depend completely on the finding of the exam and the baby or child’s response to adjustments. Researchers agree that the average number of treatments is between eight and fourteen and the frequency is between two and four times per week. Every person responds differently. The treatment plan will be tailored to fit the needs of the child. The Chiropractor will guide you through this process.

Q: Are adjustments safe if the child is under medical care?

A: Absolutely! Having spinal nerve stress corrected is important no matter what other type of care the child is receiving. MD’s and other healers are not trained in detecting and correcting spinal nerve stress (Vertebral Subluxations). Chiropractic should be a part of your family’s healthcare regimen to obtain wellness and prevent disease.