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What Is Chiropractic? (A parents guide)

Chiropractic's drugless and wellness approach to good health makes it perfectly appropriate for infants, children and teenagers.

Chiropractic’s drugless and wellness approach to good health makes it perfectly appropriate for infants, children and teenagers.

Chiropractic is a modern and natural healing art, philosophy and science that concentrates on keeping people well.

The primary focus of chiropractic is the detection, reduction and correction of vertebral subluxations. A vertebral subluxation is a misaligned vertebra which is irritating either the spinal cord or spinal nerves and disrupting the body’s ability to send “command center” messages through the nervous system.These messages enable the brain to communicate with the different parts of the body such as the tissue, bone, glands and organs. All parts of the human body require a proper nerve supply and a flow of information to and from the brain in order to function properly. If left uncorrected, a vertebral subluxation can interrupt this internal communication system and sometimes cause pain, muscle and organ dysfunction and other imbalances.

The Chiropractor, through a procedure called spinal adjustments, helps to restore misaligned vertebrae to a more normal position. This allows the nerves to properly communicate with the rest of the body and let the body function properly and heal itself–safely and naturally. Chiropractic’s drugless and wellness approach to good health makes it perfectly appropriate for infants, children and teenagers.

When Should I Take My Child to a Doctor of Chiropractic?

Regular chiropractic checkups are important in the early stages of your child's life.

Regular chiropractic checkups are important in the early stages of your child’s life.

WHEN you want your child to have all the benefits of a nervous system that is working well. A child’s first visit to a chiropractor should be as soon after birth as possible, so as to correct any subluxations caused by the birth process. A Chiropractor should also examine your child for subluxations on a regular basis during that all-important first year of life and beyond when spinal trauma can occur from tumbles while learning to sit up or walk. Improper lifting and carrying of your child can also contribute to spinal stress that may cause subluxations. Your child’s spine grows almost 50% in length during that first year (the equivalent of a six-footer growing to nine feet in just 12 months!) It’s this kind of tremendous growth and developmental change that make regular chiropractic checkups so important in the early stages of your child’s life.

WHEN you want to give your child a head start in good health. Doctors of Chiropractic believe it’s much more important to prevent diseases than wait till some illness occurs. Through regular adjustments, along with the influence of other healthy habits; your Chiropractor can help you raise a child whose body is structurally and functionally sound. Your child will also learn about wellness care and good health habits at an early age which can be very beneficial to him or her as an adult.

Regular spinal checkups by the Chiropractor can help provide wellness care for your son or daughter and peace of mind for you.

Regular spinal checkups by the Chiropractor can help provide wellness care for your son or daughter and peace of mind for you.

WHEN your child takes a fall. Youngsters take numerous tumbles while learning to walk, riding a bike, or even while jumping or running around. But after their tears have dried, underlying injuries could go undetected–such as subluxations during the spine’s most formative period.

Regular spinal checkups by the Chiropractor can help provide wellness care for your son or daughter and peace of mind for you.

WHEN your child takes part in physical activities. Doctors of Chiropractic can do more than correct problems they can also help improve performance on and off the sports field. They do this by helping the body and nervous system function at its optimum level, naturally without stress and without drugs.

How Safe Is Chiropractic For My Child?

Chiropractic is one of the safest forms of health care. A baby’s spine is very supple during the first few months of life and the Chiropractor applies only a slight pressure to make spinal adjustments. Chiropractic adjustments are painless and will not hurt your child. Chiropractors do not use drugs and do not perform any invasive procedures (such as surgery). These are some of the reasons why malpractice insurance rates for chiropractors are only a fraction of what physicians pay and why more than 30 million Americans choose chiropractic care for their children and themselves.

Chiropractic adjustments are painless and will not hurt your child.

Chiropractic adjustments are painless and will not hurt your child.

How Effective is Chiropractic Care for Children?

Doctors of Chiropractic have been providing safe and effective care of children for nearly 100 years. There are several published studies conducted by researchers in Germany, Australia, Denmark and the United States that confirm the effectiveness of chiropractic for a variety of childhood illnesses. This body of scientific evidence is growing every day .An important gauge however is to hear feedback from parents of children under chiropractic care. There is a lot of support from this part of society due to the high level of satisfaction parents have with chiropractic care for children.

There Are So Many Different Health Care Specialists Today. Who Is Really Responsible For The Health Of My Children?

You Are. As a parent, you must take responsibility for your child’s health and use your best judgment as to what is most appropriate for your child. Fortunately, there are some outstanding primary health care providers to help you make your decisions, including your Doctor of Chiropractic.

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