Why do millions of parents bring their children to Chiropractors every year? Is it for severe trauma? Is it only when the child is hurt? No. Chiropractic’s purpose is to remove interferences to the natural healing power that is present in the body. When that power is unleashed, the healing that results is profound.
Today, more parents are bringing their children to chiropractors for the day to day health concerns we are all familiar with: colds, sore throats, ear infections, fevers, colic, asthma, tonsillitis, allergies, bed wetting, adhd, pains, and the other of hundreds of little things that children go through as they grow up.
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. Chiropractic care is not only safe for children, but effective. Parents are reporting even more significant results such as improved sleeping, improved behavior and attitude, and improved immune system function.
It is important to understand that chiropractic treatment is not a treatment for disease. Its purpose is to reduce nerve system stress, a serious and often painless condition most children and adults have in their bodies. Nerve system stress interferes with proper functioning of the nervous system (the master switch of the body) can weaken internal organs, reduce healing potential, and set the stage for sickness and disorders of all kinds. So although children with diseases are often brought to the chiropractor, he is not treating the disease but instead reducing the nerve system distress which permits the body’s natural healing potential to function at it’s best.
How is nerve system stress caused? It can start as early as when the baby is in the womb. The baby is often lying in a distorted and twisted manner. Spinal nerve stress in newborns is common today. This may be caused by a traumatic or difficult birth which can introduce tremendous stress on an infant’s skull, spinal column, and pelvis.
Another common concern is whether or not chiropractic care is safe for children. Doctors of chiropractic perform precise corrective procedures called spinal adjustments that are modified for each child’s size and the adjustments are often administered with an instrument that gently applies pressure on the segment to be corrected.
It’s all about function. Today’s parents are informed and make their health care choices accordingly. They have become more concerned than ever about the adverse effects drugs have on their children. Parents are hesitant to merely mask symptoms with drugs and are justly worried about the side effects of these drugs. Parents are increasingly asking “Is this really all I can do for my child? Drug him or her?” when handed a prescription for a recurring problem.