Children and Chiropractic
Every parent at some time has been awakened at night by a sick baby crying in misery. He can't tell you what's wrong. He can't tell you where it hurts. Nothing makes you feel more helpless. Nothing makes you realize more quickly that your child's health is precious. Returning your child to good health becomes your number one priority. But the fact is, illness is often easier to prevent than it is to cure.
Many times, even basically healthy children are repeatedly affected by illness: colds, flu, ear infections, allergies, and asthma. Some parents accept this as a routine part of childhood. However, most often these ailments show up first in children with weakened immune systems. A strong, healthy immune system gives your child high resistance to disease and infection. However, when the immune system is weakened or compromised, disease and infection are given an opportunity to flourish.
To work properly, the immune system must communicate with the brain through neural pathways in the body. When something interferes with these neural messages, errors occur, and the immune system can make mistakes. The main place that these interferences occur is in the spinal cord. When spinal vertebrae become misaligned or are not moving correctly, they can rub, stretch, or twist adjacent nerves, creating what doctors call a vertebral subluxation. It can affect the health and function of virtually every other tissue, organ and system of the body.
Only a Doctor of Chiropractic has the expertise to properly evaluate and treat spinal subluxations. The goal of chiropractic is to find and correct interferences to the body's own natural state of good health, not just treat symptoms.