Benefits Of Chiropractic Adjustments For Your Children

You’ve heard about kids going to the chiropractor for a variety of reasons and your friend takes her child to the chiropractor, is there any benefit for a child to receive a chiropractic adjustment?

1. Children who get adjusted are happier and better behaved because they have a healthier spine and nervous system.

2. Kids that get adjusted, don’t get sick as often. Your body has an amazing ability to fight off disease; adjustments allow your body’s immune system to work at its optimum. Kids that do get sick, don’t stay sick as long and don’t get as sick. This means fewer trips to the pediatrician, less medication, and fewer missed days of work and school.

3. Improved concentration in school means better grades. Adjustments enhance blood flow to the brain and improve communication between the brain and the sensory organs of the body, which leads to better learning ability.

4. Increased sports and athletic performance. You don’t have to be a star athlete to enjoy these benefits. Athletes in a study were evaluated in 11 different categories including agility, balance, power, and reaction time. The athletes receiving chiropractic care showed significant improvement by over 30% in all categories.
*Lauro A Mouch B. Chiropractic: The Journal of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigation 1991; 6 84-87

5. Better adaptation to their growing and changing body while they learn to crawl, walk, run, and play sports. Adjustments help kids deal with the mental stresses from school, parents, and peer pressure.

6. Improved nerve function allows the body to heal itself of many chronic childhood conditions such as:
Asthma, Allergies, Colic, Ear Infections, Bed Wetting, Scoliosis, ADHD, and Growing Pains just to name a few.

7. Preventative adjustments decrease the chance of future spine problems that may lead to arthritis, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, carpal tunnel, back pain, and headaches.

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How Does Chiropractic Help Kids?

You have heard that chiropractors can help adults with back pain. But if you are like most people, you will be surprised that children need chiropractic care, too. You will be even more surprised when you learn why….

Asthma

  • Asthma causes more school absences than any other single pediatric disorder. In the United States, 15 million people suffer from asthma; 14.8 million of those are children under the age of 18. Did you know that asthma causes more school absences and hospitalizations than any other childhood illness?
  • In a recent study of 81 children with asthma who were treated with chiropractic care, 90.1% of them showed improvement with chiropractic adjustments. The results of the study concluded chiropractic care is a safe, drug free, health care approach where the patient perceived improved respiration, improved quality of life, and less frequent asthma attacks.

Allergies

  • Allergy is the 3rd most common chronic disease among children under 18 years old. Overuse of antibiotics during childhood has been linked to increased allergy-related conditions in children and through to adulthood.
  • One of the best ways to boost immune system function is to improve nervous system function. A good diet, adequate exercise, and chiropractic adjustments will help fight allergies naturally.

ADD/ADHD

  • If the nervous system has any interference, the brain receives improper signals and neurological symptoms like ADD/ADHD could be present.
  • Did you know that Ritalin and cocaine affect the brain in almost identical ways?

Bed Wetting

  • In one study, 171 children suffering with enuresis averaged 7 nights of bed wetting per week prior to the study. After the children were given some initial chiropractic care the average child reduced the number of “wet” nights to 4 nights per week. In addition, only 1% of the children were considered “dry” prior to the study and prior to receiving chiropractic care. After the study, 15% of the children were then considered “dry”.

Ear Infections

  • One of the most common reasons parents seek chiropractic care is for ear infections. Almost 2 out of 3 children will have a middle ear infection before the age of 3. The cause of ear infections can be either bacterial or viral and typically result from another illness. For many children this can become a chronic problem requiring a lot of treatment and increasing the risk of permanent hearing damage and developmental problems.
  • The standard treatment for ear infections is antibiotics, which will only be effective if the problem is bacterial. However, research studies fail to show that antibiotics are any more effective than the body’s own immune system.
  • Chiropractic care aids in the drainage of the middle ear and improves immune function. Studies have shown, “after receiving a series of chiropractic adjustments, nearly 80% of the children treated were free of ear infections for at least the six-month period following their initial visits.”

**Children are our future**

It is important that they have the best chance to reach their full potential subluxation free.

That is why we have affordable family plans and reduced prices for children.

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