“Is it normal for a four year old to have back pain?” the young father asked on a recent visit to our office. “No”, I replied. “If a child or anyone else has pain, it is a signal from their nervous system that something is wrong, and needs to be checked. Subluxations are present long before we feel them.”
The subluxations that lead to loss of health occur long before the symptoms manifest. That is why wellness Chiroprac-tic care for children is so important! More and more parents are seeking help from us for their children’s wellness than ever before. Frustrated with antibiotics and tubes for ear infections, Ritalin for ADHD, and Tylenol for fever (which is known to cause liver dysfunction), parents today want their children to enjoy childhood as healthfully as possible.
Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of the role Chiropractic plays in children’s wellness. The question we all need to ask is “Am I doing everything I possibly can to ensure my children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews reach their innate potential?”
When the brain’s messages cannot reach the tissue cells at 100%, we cannot reach our potential. THAT IS WHY SUBLUXATIONS ARE SO DAMAGING! Seventy trillion nerve fibres leave your brain and pass through your neck on the way to serve your body. A great percentage of the nerves in your neck also control your emotions, how you hear, concentrate, how you manage stress within your mind/body, and a million other functions that are below your level of awareness.
A Chiropractic adjustment relieves pressure from the nervous system, and this is why people who are under regular Chiropractic care have experienced changes in mood, hearing, sense of wellbeing, balance, blood pressure and other things seemingly unrelated to the function of the back.
People ask, “Well, how does a child get subluxated in the first place?” The day we are born can be one of the most traumatic days of our lives. Research from the Harvard Medical School found that 82% of all children have spinal trauma from the birth process.
According to the American Safety Council, 50% of all children fall from a height before their first birthday. Events such as falling out of the crib, highchair or bed, or down stairs are known to cause nerve interference. Children learn-ing to walk fall between 50 to 60 times a day which will create subluxations. Later as a child grows and encounters long periods of sitting in school, heavy backpacks, and sporting events, the opportunity of injuring the spine and deli-cate nerves increases.
Thomas Edison said: “THE DOCTOR OF THE FUTURE WILL GIVE NO MEDICINE, BUT WILL INTEREST HIS PATIENTS IN THE CARE OF THE HUMAN FRAME, IN DIET, AND IN THE CAUSE AND PREVENTION OF DISEASE.”