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Kids & Chiropractic

"Chiropractic care for my child? Why? His back doesn't bother him."

Chiropractors hear this all the time. All parents appreciate the importance of having check-ups for the child's teeth, eyes, ears, nose, and throat, but when it comes to a spinal check-up, they do not know it is necessary.

Regular nervous system check-ups for your child can be some of the most important check-ups in their life. Many people are surprised when they hear that children can be helped with chiropractic care. The truth is, chiropractic care is vital for a child's proper development. Just as adults need a properly functioning nervous system, free of interference, so do children. You may not be aware of this but traumatic birth syndrome is actually very common and often unrecognized as the cause of numerous health problems. It's also interesting to note that only chiropractors are properly trained to detect and correct the subtle, yet very significant misalignments and nervous system imbalances that can occur either in the womb or during a "normal" hospital birth. "Normal" obstetrical procedures involve pulling the newborn baby out by the head. Your child was meant to be gently pushed and guided out, not pulled! The resulting spinal subluxations can be the cause of newborn health complaints like colic, ear infections, and allergic reactions, even poor appetite and unexplained crying.

Also, childhood is a very physical time. The falls, accidents, jumping and running are all part of childhood and they can cause spinal subluxations. How many times does a little one walking for the first time take a spill? It would be wise for all parents to have their children's spine checked regularly.

The spine is the lifeline of the body. Inside the spinal column is the spinal cord containing billions of nerve fibers traveling to every part of your child's body, sending messages and energy from the brain regulating your child's health. If there is any nerve blockage along the spinal cord then a state of dis-ease will develop. Dis-ease causes a generalized weakening of your child's body which can manifest in your child as a lowered resistance to illnesses such as colic or ear infection as well as hyperactivity or other behavioral disorders.

Won't it hurt them? Chiropractic adjusting techniques are modified to fit a child's size and weight. The force needed to adjust an infant or a child is so little that infants are often adjusted while sleeping and do not even wake up. Parents who have their children adjusted often report that their children seem healthier than other children their own age.

Chiropractic helps your child be the best that they can be!

Please visit the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association for more information - www.icpa4kids.com

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  • "I saw Doc when I was a senior at central college. He really took great care of me and the patients received great treatments. I just graduated chiropractic school 6 months ago and want to thank Doc for the motivation to pursue chiropractic school."
    Joel M. / Pella, IA

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