From the day a child is born, he or she is subjected to many stressors that can affect their health. Traditional medicine quickly prescribes drugs to kids which can compromise their health long term and have many side effects. How would you like a more healthy, natural way of having a healthy kid? Lets go over 11 Reasons why chiropractic is for children in keeping them healthy:
1) Chiropractic Boosts Your Immune System
Research shows the positive effects of chiropractic adjustments for the immune system. Children are around many bacteria and viruses that can make them sick. The stronger the immune system the healthier they will be at fighting illness.
In one study, production of interleukin-2 -induced immunoglobulin G and immunoglobulin M was significantly increased in cultures from subjects treated with spinal manipulation. In other studies, inflammation factors are reduced after chiropractic adjustments.
2) Chiropractic Helps Ear Infections
Misalignments of the vertebra in the neck put pressure on the nerves that regulate the ears but also on the Eustachian tubes that help drain the ears. When the tubes are blocked, fluid builds up. Bacteria thrive in fluid. By removing the pressure, the tubes can naturally drain and remove the environment that the bacteria grow in. Medical intervention includes anit-biotics that temporarily kill bacteria but it’s very common for the infections to come back because the fluid is still there. A vicious cycle of multiple rounds of anti-biotics are prescribed. Then eventually the doctors perform surgery to insert tubes to help drain the ears. Both these procedures have major side effects of resistance to anti-biotics, decreased immune systems, digestive problems and even hearing loss. Chiropractic is for children to remove the pressure naturally with gentle adjustments to the vertebra that are causing the problem.
Our Freehold chiropractor has helped dozens of children relieve ear infections naturally! Watch one of our patients tell their story:
3) Chiropractic and Asthma Relief
Asthma and other respiratory conditions are experienced by more kids every year. Studies are showing that chiropractic can help by removing the interference and allowing the lungs to function better. One study of 36 children rated their quality of life substantially higher and their asthma severity substantially lower after 3 months of adjustments.
Our chiropractor in Freehold, Dr. Russell Brokstein, suffered with bronchial conditions from age 14 to 24. During college years he would fight bronchitis every 6 to 8 weeks. Doctors prescribed multiple inhalers, none of which provided any relief. As a competitive soccer player it would become difficult, especially during colder weather, upon exertion. At the age of 24, Dr. Russell started getting adjusted and hasn’t had one bought of the condition.
He also has a brother-in-law who suffered from severe asthma from the time he was born until 2 years old. The medical doctors told his parents he would be in and out of the hospitals the rest of his life. Fortunately they are big proponents of chiropractic and were going for monthly maintenance care. Their chiropractor suggested bringing in their son and at that point he no longer suffered from asthma.
4) Chiropractic Relieves Colic
Colic is a condition where there are repeated bouts of excessive crying in a baby who is otherwise healthy. This can be rather frustrating for parents. A 2012 study of 104 infants with colic found that the parents reported a significant decrease in crying when treated with chiropractic.
5) Chiropractic Relief of Nocturnal Enuresis
This condition of bedwetting is difficult for children of any age. A recent study of 33 consecutive patients found a 66.6% resolution of nocturnal enurisis who were under chiropractic care for a year.
6) Chiropractic Improves Posture
Stress and injuries to the spine cause loss of flexibility, mobility and stability. Posture affects and moderates every physiological function from breathing to nervous system. Chiropractic along with exercise can improve natural, healthy posture which improves function of the spine.
7) Chiropractic and ADHD
Rates of ADHD are skyrocketing and there are many guesses at the cause. Many studies are showing the benefits of chiropractic treatment of children with ADHD and attention problems. The ICPA has shared many of these studies which you can access: click here
8) Chiropractic Reduces Stress
Yes, even children experience stress. Stress can be from the birthing process when doctors pull on the babies head and neck, stress from school, sports, using technology like cell phones and even chemicals in food. Stress increases cortisol levels which can interfere with learning and memory, lower immune function and bone density, increase weight gain, blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease… The list goes on and on. It can also increase risk for depression, mental illness, and lower life expectancy.
A Japanese study found there are immediate positive effects on stress and cortisol levels following chiropractic care. These patients also had reduced pain levels and improved quality of life. Chiropractic is for children to help reduce stress!
9) Chiropractic Encourages Brain and Nerve Development
A baby’s nervous system controls all functions of the body from circulation, breathing, digestions, muscle movement and coordination, thinking, sensation and even playing. Interference to the nerve system can seriously reduce function. Chiropractic stimulates a child’s brain and nerve impulses creating a balance of health and well-being.
10) Chiropractic Is SAFE
Everybody knows how dangerous drugs and surgery is, yet more and more kids are pushed that way. Why would you subject your children to all those risks that just mask the symptoms and cause side effects?
Chiropractic is safe for everybody including children! Don’t you deserve a healthier child? Don’t you want your child to be optimally healthy without drugs or surgery?
A 2012 study in the JMPT examined chiropractic care of children from birth to adolescence. No serious side effects were seen in children in the 20,000 pediatric visits analyzed.
11) Birth is Traumatic to all Babies
Many adults go to a chiropractor when they hurt their back or neck. Birth is traumatic to the baby’s head and neck. In most instances the doctor is pulling on the baby causing misalignments of the cervical spine. This trauma can lead to many health conditions and in some cases SIDS. Dr. Christopher Kent wrote an article supporting chiropractic is for children: Subluxation and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
It just makes sense to have a baby adjusted at birth. A 2013 study in the Journal of Attention Disorders found a higher incidence of ADHD symptoms in babies injured at birth.
Most people think chiropractic is for neck and back pain. Even though it is highly successful for musculoskeletal conditions there is much more to chiropractic. There is more research now than ever that regular chiropractic care is the best option at helping you and your family be healthy! Chiropractic is more about health, wellness and having an optimally functioning body. When you understand that your body is controlled by your nervous system and any interference will affect the functions of the entire body, you will understand that the only thing that removes the interference will help make you healthier naturally, without drugs or surgery. Chiropractic helps remove the interference! Chiropractic at birth can prevent long term consequences.
Studies are showing what millions of parents know: chiropractic is for children and family health! Are you ready to experience why all these other families go to a chiropractor for health and wellness?