Today we find more parents bringing their children to chiropractors for day-to-day health concerns we’re all familiar with: colds, sore throats, ear infections, fevers, colic, asthma, tonsillitis, allergies, bed-wetting, infections, pains, falls, stomach-aches, and the hundred-and-one little and big things children go through as they grow up. It’s most important to understand that chiropractic is not a treatment for disease. Its purpose is to reduce spinal nerve stress, a serious and often painless condition most children (and adults) have in their bodies.
Spinal nerve stress interferes with the proper functioning of the nervous system. This interference can weaken internal organs and organ systems, reduce healing potential, and set the stage for sickness and disorders of all kinds. Spinal nerve stress arises from a distortion of the spine, spinal cord, and related tissues. The intention of chiropractic care is to restore proper spinal alignment and support normal nervous system function. When a chiropractor frees the nervous system from spinal nerve stress, the healing power of the body is unleashed. The immune system functions more efficiently, resistance to disease increases, and your child’s body functions more efficiently.
Today’s parents are more concerned than ever about the adverse effects drugs have on their children. Parents are increasingly asking, when handed a prescription for a child’s recurrent problem, “Is this really all I can do for my child? Is there a safer alternative?” Parents are hesitant to merely mask symptoms with drugs and are worried about side effects. Their desire to achieve a state of true health has led parents to seek health care options which support the innate wisdom of the body. Chiropractic care is one such natural health care option. All children function better when spinal nerve stress is identified and corrected.