Chiropractic care for children is misunderstood. Many parents think that chiropractic care for children is only limited to spinal conditions. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Chiropractic is the science, art and philosophy that concerns itself with the restoration of good health by restoring and maintaining a properly functioning nerve system, without the use of drugs or surgery.
Birth difficulties, learning to walk and run and eventually sports and slips and falls lead to spinal traumas and injuries. These seemingly harmless injuries can cause spinal misalignments that can interfere with normal nerve function. Many spinal conditions are inherited from parents.
When spinal nerves are not functioning properly, this can lead to a number of symptoms that children suffer with and parents have no clue that the symptoms may be spinal related. How do you find out? Take your child to a chiropractor that works with children, and have their spines examined. How do you know if you have a cavity in your tooth? See a dentist that will examine you, take an x-ray and find out. See a chiropractor for your spine and nerves!
Symptoms that chiropractors often see in the neck and upper back of children are related to where the nerves go. Ear aches, ear infections (many), sleep problems, irritability, allergy, colic, headaches and wry neck are only some symptoms chiropractors see, to name a few.
The mid back of a child, when out of proper alignment can affect the nerves to the digestive system (causing stomach problems, constipation etc), ribs and lungs and chest pains.The lower back relates to the back, hips, legs, knees ankles, and “growing pains”.
Tay- not his real name- came to see me with his mom because of severe bowel problems. He would only go to the bathroom once a week and sometimes every second week. We examined him, did a computerized scan of his spine and x-ray and determined we may be able to help him. With gentle spinal adjustments and dietary changes he has now recovered his health, is growing normally and has changed his personality to that of “exuberance”.
Angelica-not her real name- was brought to me because she couldn’t turn her head properly (wry neck or tortocolis) and had been on multiple doses of antibiotics. We examined her, and began care. She has responded very well and can now turn her head properly and ear infections are gone.
Bobby had growing pains that would wake him up at night and everyone else in the house. Hot and cold, rubbing them and OTC medication did not help. He had misaligned vertebra in his lower back causing a form of sciatica and restless leg syndrome all at the same time. Chiropractic care was able to help him.
If you have a child with health concerns, get them examined by a chiropractor. September is a good time to see your family chiropractor for a “back to school checkup”.. Chiropractors are covered by most extended health care plans. Ask your insurance company.
If your family has no chiropractor, you may call my office for a consultation and examination. Call 343-7932 to schedule an appointment. No referral necessary.