What you need to know about your kids and chiropractic

As I hope you are aware Chiropractic is much more than a job for me.  It is a philosophy and a way of life.  It has brought health and wellbeing to me, my family and so many patients I have had the privilege to serve over the years.

I am always looking for ways to help more people in our community live a healthier life via a healthy nerve system through chiropractic.  So I periodically step back and take a look at what I am doing in the office and how I can improve in all areas.  As I surveyed my practice recently it occurred to me that many of my patients are not bringing their children in to be checked for subluxation and adjusted.  I had to ask myself why, and the honest conclusion I came to was that I have done a poor job educating you on the importance of your children living subluxation free.  I’ve even heard comments like “my kids are fine, they don’t have pain or any health problems” which tells me that I have taught you to think about your care more in terms of symptoms than in terms of keeping subluxation free.  So I’ve been doing a lousy job in this area but this is about to change!

Let’s review a few things.  Your health, present day and future is dependent on the proper function of the master control system in your body: your nerve system.  Spinal misalignments = subluxations that occur from the “three T’s” (traumas, toxins, thoughts) interfere with your nerve system resulting in loss of strength, performance and eventually health.  For children in the critical developmental years from 0-10 it is imperative that their nerve systems are functioning properly to set the foundation of health for the rest of their lives.  Children who are subluxated are more likely to have weakened immune systems (more tonsillitis, ear infections) and postural abnormalities that can lead to scoliosis and later in life joint problems.  Living subluxation free gives your kids a huge advantage in terms of protection from illness and injury now and in their future.  If we adjust your kids and keep them subluxation free this puts them on a trajectory for a healthier life than would be if they stay subluxated.  And as you know you can’t tell if you or your kids are subluxated based on how you feel!  And we don’t want to wait for your kids to have a health problem before looking into how well their nerve system is functioning.  To get your kids under care it is simple.  Bring them in for a check up and get them on a regular schedule.  Most kids need to be adjusted every week or two weeks to be subluxation free depending on lifestyle (i.e. a 9 year old playing rep hockey may need to be adjusted more often than a two year old who is at home most of the time).  You can find the child health history forms here so fill them out for your kids, schedule their checkups and get your kids on track for the healthiest life possible!

A child receiving a chiropractic adjustment before playing sports.

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