Kids and Chiropractic

Kids and Chiropractic: You’ve probably noticed by now that we have lots of little ones running around our office! We love watching our littlest practice members grow in health. Clear Connections specializes in caring for children all the way from birth through their teenage years. In fact, we are one of the largest pediatric practices in West Michigan!

When I took my first chiropractic pediatric course I was amazed to see the science and research behind what we can deliver to these young ones!

We know what you’re thinking, and it probably goes something like this:

Chiropractor – Hey Mary, where are your kids?

Mary – I left them at home, they don’t have any back pain.

Chiropractor – That might be true, but do they have subluxations?

Mary- Uhhh….I have no idea.

Chiropractor- Only ONE way to find out!

Think about it this way: If you bring your kids to the dentist for preventative maintenance as soon as they get teeth, it only makes sense you bring them to the Chiropractor as soon as they get a spine.

Knowledge is power, so let’s see what the research says: Studies show that stress from the birth process alone is enough to produce pediatric subluxations; subtle yet significant vertebral misalignments which alter normal nerve function.

If you think your kids are most likely subluxation free, think again! Kids are inherently subluxation prone!

They can result from physical, chemical and emotional stressors or ‘insults’ to our health, such as:

  • Poor posture
  • Prolonged repetitive motion
  • Being a stomach sleeper
  • Falls
  • Injuries
  • Dehydration
  • Exposure to chemicals and toxins
  • Stress and anxiety

For young children, and even babies, these misalignments (or vertebral subluxations) may present themselves as a variety of symptoms. These symptoms may include:

  • Colic or irritability
  • Failure to suckle and breastfeed
  • Poor sleeping habits
  • Developmental delays
  • Digestive issues
  • Asthma
  • Behavioral problems
  • Low energy
  • Lack of concentration
  • Headaches

We could go on as the list is endless; however, regardless of how the symptoms present, all roads to optimal health lead back to your own body!

What we say next may be shocking!

You may not know it, but chiropractic care doesn’t treat any of the symptoms we mentioned previously. Oppositely, chiropractic care aids the body by allowing the nervous system to function at peak levels and allows the body to do what it was designed to do, heal itself!

To sum it up, don’t leave them at home. Sick kids turn into sick adults… Healthy kids turn into healthy adults. Get them checked EARLY and REGULARLY. You’re investing in their health and future when you do!

Yours in Health,

Team at Clear Connections Chiropractic

To schedule a family member for a complimentary consultation, neurological examination, and health grade talk to a team member at your next visit or schedule an appointment here.