Kids & Chiropractic
More and more patients are seeking chiropractic care for their children. Many spinal problems seen in adults began as early as birth. The doctor of chiropractic will take a case history and perform a chiropractic exam to determine if spinal subluxations exist. Chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to fit a child's size, weight, and unique spinal condition. They are both gentle and specific to the child's developing spinal structures. Most parents report that their children enjoy their chiropractic adjustments and look forward to subsequent visits. They also report that their children experience a greater level of health while under regular chiropractic care.
Chiropractic is one of the Western world's three major healing professions. The other two are medicine and osteopathy. Chiropractors specialize in the neuromusculoskeletal system (nerves, muscles, and bone). Chiropractors identify and correct misalignments of the spine (vertebral subluxations). Subluxations adversely affect the nervous system and cause disease in the body.
Questions and Answers
There are three basic causes of subluxations: physical, emotional, and toxic traumas. Physical causes could include the birth process, slips, falls, accidents, repetitive motions and improper lifting. Emotions such as grief, anger and fear can cause subluxations. Toxic or chemical causes include alcohol, drugs, pollution and poor diet.
Yes! Specific chiropractic adjustments are very safe. Care is given only after a complete health history and chiropractic examination has been performed. Individual treatment protocols are developed taking into account the state of health and age of the patient.
A chiropractic adjustment is the art of introducing a precise force in a specific direction to a vertebra that is subluxated or out of place. The chiropractor identifies the location of the subluxation, determines the exact direction and best way to correct the positioning. The adjustment assists the vertebra in moving back into its normal alignment and restores proper motion in an effort to relieve nerve interference.