When it comes to chiropractic adjustments and children, we get asked what exactly does the adjustment do for them. Especially when we discuss why is it important for the overall health of the child. Well, we as chiropractors are concerned about the small misalignments that happen along the spinal column. It’s those small misalignments that create the interference to the nerve system which in turn does not allow the brain to control the body like it was intended to be controlled. This is where we can really start to get into some trouble when we are talking about trying to be healthy at an optimal level.
Our bodies are dynamic enough in that it can handle a lot of things that are thrown its way. However, at a certain point it will reach its breaking point and it will start to have the symptoms that we may experience. Now when we are talking about children, we are talking about things like colic, allergies, digestive troubles, headaches, and things of that nature. In infants, we will not be able to tell these things, but as a child grows, they are obviously able to communicate these symptoms. But it’s these types of symptoms that can be greatly reduced by making sure that the nervous system is free from interference.
Now it’s not uncommon for a lot of the adults that come into our office to express to us that how their babies or their children, or their adolescents are actually sleeping better. They are more focused at school. They are making better grades, they’re becoming better athletes, they’re reading better. All kinds of things are affected by making sure that the brain can communicate with the rest of the body. As a doctor of chiropractic and a father I’m committed to addressing the health of my children and the children of our community. If you or someone you know has a child that may be suffering, please contact Thornton Chiropractors and find out what can be done to help your child.