If you didn’t read last week’s blog post, please do so now!

I left you with some questions regarding your childs health and who looks after your nervous system? Who looks after your child’s nervous system? How important do you think it is that as your child is growing and developing, that their nervous system is functioning at 100%? How well is your child’s nervous system working? Is that something you want to guess?

The purpose of my blog this week is to give you those answers.

Health comes from within – you were born to be healthy. You might have learned last week that the nervous system controls the function of every cell, organ, system, and gland. The catch? To be 100% healthy, your body must be free from nervous system interference. What is the most common cause of nervous system interference? Subluxation.

This is what chiropractors are trained to find and correct. It is our body response to physical, chemical, or emotional stress. Who doesn’t have that in our lives?

In our office and many offices around the world, chiropractic care is not about lower back pain, neck pain, or headaches. Do those things often improve with chiropractic care? Absolutely. I see many kids in my office who don’t have these issues and hopefully since they are working with me, they never will. Chiropractic care is about increasing our body’s ability to handle stress and adapt to the environment around us.

How do kids get subluxations?

Let’s start with physical stress. In utero constraint, was your baby ever breach or in any position other than head down after 28 weeks? Did you have normal or difficult labor? If labor was hard for you, might it have been hard on your baby, too? Learning to walk, jolly jumpers, falling off beds, changing tables, and roughhousing are just a few everyday occurrences.

Chemical stresses such as eating processed foods, not eating enough fruits and vegetables, formula instead of breast-milk, OTC or prescription medication, environmental pollution, cleaning products for all surfaces, hygiene products and vitamins filled with preservatives/food colouring can all pose a threat to health. And the reality is, we don’t think of these things because society has deemed them as useful/necessary. We don’t consider the chemicals found in the floor cleaner our child touches and crawls on or the colours in their Flintstones vitamins.

Emotional stress for a child is not being able to bond with mom immediately after birth, “crying it out,” hearing parents fight, a new sibling, being teased at school, sleep deprivation, being over-scheduled and not being able to be creative or have enough play/free time.

These lists are not exhaustive by any means… I am merely just trying to show you that kids need chiropractic check-ups as a part of their health care.

We have specialists to look after our children’s eyes, teeth, feet, but who do you have looking after their nervous system?

If you are looking for a doctor in your area, please visit the ICPA website. These chiropractors are specifically trained to work with kids.

Be healthy! Go there now!

Dr. Becky