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People are often surprised to hear that I adjust children and infants. It makes perfect sense when you think about the birth process and how traumatic that can be, not to mention all the falling that children do as they are learning to crawl and walk. These natural processes can lead to problems later in life including poor posture, degenerative joint disease, muscle imbalance and various pain issues.
I have taken extensive course work through and am proud to be a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (icpa4kids.org). I've seen first hand a hospital birth as well as a home birth and have been adjusting both of my children since the day they were born to help provide them with a solid foundation for wellness. I have successfully helped children with sleep issues, behavioral problems, ear infections, colic, delayed walking and other developmental issues. I want to be clear in saying that chiropractic care is not the cure all for every problem, but if there is interference in the spine and nervous system it is essential that this interference be removed so the brain and body can function and be healthy.
Chiropractic for kids is gentle, safe, effective and essential for good health!
Chiropractic: It's more than you think!
I often ask my patients, "If you had to pick the most important organ in the body, what would it be?" A common response is the heart, liver or even the skin. I acknowledge that all of our organs are important and we were not made with too many body parts, but if I had to pick one it would be the brain. The brain is the master control center of the body, responsible for every function of the body and every cell tissue and organ. This is the most important concept and the foundation of chiropractic care. In order for the brain to communicate with the body it must send signals or information down the spinal cord, through the network of nerves and to the rest of the body parts. In order for a person to function at their best and be healthy, it is vital that the brain and body communicate without interference. This communication can be called many things: innate intelligence, life force, spirit or even electricity.
The point is, this is how your body works.
The typical spine is made up of 24 bones called vertebrae. These bones can move and allow for motion and movement in the body. Often times, these bones can slightly shift out of alignment and put pressure on nerves that come off of the spinal cord--that's a problem. It can cause nerve interference and may have devastating effects on one's health. An example would be if a bone in the low back became displaced and caused interference to one of the nerves going down the leg. This might lead to pain or numbness down the leg which is known as sciatica. What if the nerves to the stomach or intestines were being interfered with? This could result in digestive problems like irritable bowel syndrome, constipation or even acid reflux. This is not to say that this is the only cause of these ailments, but nerve interference can cause dysfunction and dis-ease in the body, leading to poor health. Often times, these mis-alignments go unnoticed and without pain in the beginning, but much like a tooth ache the problem starts well before the pain is noticed.
Most people think chiropractic is all about curing neck and back pain. Yes, we have great success helping people with neck and back pain, but simply stated, chiropractic doesn't cure anything. The goal of chiropractic care is to remove interference from the spine and nervous system so your body can do the healing. Chiropractic is about giving your body an opportunity to heal and function the way it was meant to, allowing all of us to live healthier lives. Chiropractic is more than you think!