Children & Chiropractic
At first glance, chiropractic may appear to be a radical new approach to pediatric health care. However, over the past 100+ years, chiropractic has been restoring health to children with a vitalistic approach, without the use of medications and other medical therapies.
The doctor of chiropractic seeks to restore optimal nervous system function, through the realignment of spinal vertebrae. This ultimately affects the entire performance of the body. Through an appreciation of the influence of the nervous system’s ability to resist both bacterial and viral assaults on the body’s defenses, it is possible to understand the positive influence that chiropractic can have on the overall health of the patient—adult and children alike. Because the normal physiology of the body is controlled by the nervous system, small misalignments of the bones in the spine can cause interference with this system. This can ultimately affect the way the body functions.
We must also consider all falls, bumps, and bruises. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) states that by age 13, children have already experienced over 1000 traumas to your spine! Think of the traumas, both traumatic, and repetitive, that our infants and children experience. Tumbling down the stairs, falls from the bed or a tree, being hit in football and other sports injuries, falling off a bicycle, etc. all contribute to a child’s current function of the body. If these injuries are left untreated, they can cause lasting stress on the spine and nervous system that results in a myriad of other complaints.
Childhood health problems such as colic, earaches, bed wetting and asthma are just a few of the conditions for which chiropractors have often been able to find solutions. Chiropractors across the world HELP thousands of children each day with gentle, natural care.