Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Chiropractic Care For Kids

Every parent wants the best for their children. Today, we live in a society where there are so many do’s and don’ts in parenting that it’s hard to keep up, and easy to second guess yourself.  When it comes to a child’s health – our first reaction has always been to call our medical doctor…until recently.

Today, many parents are turning to Chiropractors for their children’s health and wellness. Times have changed – our society has moved away from the quick and easy remedy and toward more natural and less invasive treatments.  This is fueled by growing concern with the frequent use of antibiotics and prescription medication as treatment for every illness or condition.  Many people are finding that these quick and easy treatments cause more harm than good. They mask, they don’t fix. They cover up, they don’t correct.

Chiropractic is rooted in the idea that true health comes from within and generates outward. As B.J. Palmer, the son of the founding father of Chiropractic stated, “The power that made the body, HEALS the body. It happens no other way.”  In the beginning months of a child’s development, we have an amazing opportunity to set our children up to lead a healthy life, one that is mostly free from nerve interference and irritation – a crucial aspect of health and wellness.  The nervous system regulates and controls every organ, organ-system and cell that the body is composed of.  By keeping this system free of nerve interference, which Chiropractors refer to as a “subluxation”, the child can properly develop with every essential that is required for good health.

Most people don’t know much about Chiropractic care and the benefits it provides. Chiropractors are specially trained and licensed to address these areas of nerve interference, and when these subluxations are not addressed, the results can cause a range of health complications. These complications are ones that many parents in previous generations weren’t aware could be caused by nerve interference. Colic, eating and sleeping disturbances, digestive and attention issues, etc. can all be traced back to nerve irritation during the development of children.  Chiropractic care can help regulate these issues in children.

Even if you’re not a parent, chances are you’ve crossed paths with a child before. We all know how rambunctious and wild they can be, no matter what they’re doing – even just getting ready for bed.  Regular childhood activities such as youth sports, skating, riding a bike and even ones small yet significant, like climbing a tree, increase the chances the child will get hurt. You remember being a kid, right? It happens, its normal. These injuries, no matter how moderate or severe, can often result in a misalignment of the spine, resulting in that nerve interference. Not all injuries present themselves with immediate pain or symptoms, therefore can often go unnoticed for some time and ultimately complicate the injury or illness. Bringing children to their Chiropractor for regular check-ups can help to identify spinal misalignments, and by resolving these issues earlier in their development, the child can avoid other health complications as adults.

When treating the youth of our community, Chiropractors can help provide a strong platform to live a life of health and wellness.  As I mentioned before, every parent wants the best for their child – young or old, they never stop being your child. Chiropractic is natural, non-invasive, and beneficial at any age. It is a great way to promote a healthy lifestyle in the lives of your children and even your grandchildren. To learn more about how Chiropractic care can provide a positive influence in your child’s life, or even yours as you read this, I encourage you to do research at ICPA4KIDS.org, ask questions, and call a Chiropractor.