Some of the most common questions I get from new patients are:
“Why do you see so many children?” and “What do you help children with?
Even though children are not exposed to the same physical and mental stresses that adults have, they are subjected to their own stresses such as: intrauterine constraint, tumbles and falls, sickness while developing their immune system, and more.
Studies have shown that up to 80% of newborns have subluxations (spinal misalignments) in the upper vertebrae of the spine which can result in numerous health challenges as an infant and later on in childhood. Over 12 years of caring for children in my office and seeing firsthand how they benefit from chiropractic care has truly been a blessing. Many pediatric chiropractors are passionate about having children examined because we know that there are so many children that can benefit, yet spinal subluxations are not being examined for during general medical exams. It is possible that children are being given a clean-bill of good health from an M.D. while their spine is quietly interfering with their nervous system and current/future state of health.
Check out this list of conditions that can be helped with pediatric chiropractic care:
Infants: Colic, Reflux, Eczema & Rashes, Ear Infections, Poor Sleep, Constipation, Torticollis, Asymmetric Crawling
Toddlers: Ear Infections, Asthma, Allergies, Colds & Flus, Eczema, Night Terrors, Irritability, Mood Swings, Diarrhea/Constipation, Delayed Milestones, Respiratory Infections
School Aged Children: Allergies/Asthma, Lack of Coordination, ADD/ADHD, Moodiness, Bed Wetting, Poor Concentration, Diarrhea/Constipation, Autism/Asperger’s, Colds & Flus, Growing Pains, Headaches
Teenagers: Poor Concentration, Headaches, Scoliosis, Fatigue, Irritability, Muscle Aches, Slow Recovery, Painful Menstruation, Weight Gain, Lack of Balance & Coordination
The dental industry has done an amazing job of educating the public about the importance of cleaning and maintaining your oral health. Since the human spine and nervous system have such a vital role in your body being able to express optimal health, wouldn’t it only make sense to make sure that all adults and children have a healthy spine? Please help us share this message and give this handout to someone else you care about.