It is a recognized medical fact the spinal nerves can influence all of the other tissues, muscles, bones, glands and organs of the human body. Pressure on these nerves alters the tissue function which can cause malfunction, weakness, lowered resistance and the resulting symptoms that we call disease. When such problems go uncared for recurrent disease problems pester the human body and lead to a life of suffering.
Chiropractic Care for the Entire Family..Including Children & Infants
November 14, 2011 by leave a comment
Do your children see the Chiropractor?
The other day I had to contact our medical insurance company to dispute some paperwork. After explaining to the lady that we were not in any type of accident and that my family sees the Chiropractor for regular care and adjustments she asked how many were in the family. When I said “including myself there are 6 of us” Yes, we all see the Chiropractor, including the little ones! She was taken aback and with sheer surprise and a bit of a condescending tone she said “oh Lord thats a lot of people, they must love you at the chiropracta”. I explained to her that may be true but we absolutely love our Chiropractor. The lady then proceeded to ask me what our plan was for when the company no longer covers Chiropractic care in a very snarky tone might I add. When I asked why would they do that she proceeded to let me know that chiropractic care is unnecessary and budgets are so tight and chiropractic care is not an emergency so they intent to cut the coverage. What this lady did not know is I love my Chiropractor and next to my Husband she is my best friend. I was immediately offended. How dare you tell me my best friends’ profession is not only worthless but not a medical emergency! I know plenty of people who rush into her office needing immediate adjustments and therapy for an assortment of ailments from whiplash to heavy lifting, or a slipped disc or any other random accident that leaves people in tortured pain. I responded to this bitch on the phone by asking why they would do that as Chiropractic care is a preventative care that helps so many people. Her response was and I quote “UGH! Nevermind! You don’t get it”
Excuse me? I was pissed. I hung up. When I dug into it deeper I was told they do not intend on cancelling coverage of Chiropractic care and have not heard anything about this at all. In other words this lady was passing along her own thoughts and opinions. Hmmmm I hope that was one of the calls that they randomly decide to record. I hope she is written up. And No, sadly I have no idea which person I talked to, I wish I did.
That whole conversation got me to thinking. How many people do not know or understand Chiropractic health? Why do they not know about the many benefits of whole body health and care?
Did you know there are thirty one pairs of nerves that emit directly from the spine? They come forth through openings formed between the vertebrae. The arch of the vertebra and the arch of its partner make openings for the nerves, thus any misalignment or subluxation between the vertebrae can stress the nerves that emit from between them.
Children need regular Chiropractic care as they are more susceptible to unusual jolts, falls, and strains from their playful activities. Such activity can at times subluxate the spinal vertebrae. “As a tree is bent, so shall it grow” an old adage true of trees and spines. Spines that grow with misalignments are difficult to straighten later in life and chronic nerve pressure related health problems can be a result.
By analyzing X-rays Chiropractors can point out areas of probable nerve interference. Chiropractors also find problem areas through palpitation or feeling of the spine. With an adjustment Chiropractors can correct spinal problems before they become chronic and difficult to correct. With children, a palpatation examination is sometimes all that is needed though sometimes x-rays are necessary.
Statements by research scientist Dr. Ronald Pero, Ph.D. have indicated that regular chiropractic care enhances healing and increases the body’s natural immunity. Gutmann in Germany reported adjusting 1,000 infants for infectious problems such as ear, nose and throat infections; tonsillitis, enteritis, conjunctivitis, colds and ear aches. His conclusion stated that impairment of the upper cervical vertebral joint complex (subluxation) was involved in these problems. When involved, Gutmann said the baby “should be examined and, if required, specifically adjusted. The success of the adjustment over shadows every other type of treatment.”
Chiropractic care is for the whole family. Most certainly you should bring your children to a chiropractor when they hurt, but they should also receive regular chiropractic care to ensure the body is functioning free of nerve interference caused by spinal subluxations. You take your car in regularly for maintenance; you have your heater checked annually to ensure it functions properly, so why would you wait for your child to be sick in order to see a doctor? Chiropractors can help by checking your spine and adjusting the vertebrae when necessary. They can keep the body functioning at a higher rate of efficiency. A normal functioning body wards off most common disease problems. In the words of Dr. Robert Aldrich, M.D., Professor of Preventative Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Colorado “the maintenance of health should take precedence over the treatment of disease..”
Regular Chiropractic care can help with so many wellness areas of your life. If you or your children are experiencing any of the following, consider seeing a Chiropractor for consultation and exam for subluxations.
Poor Posture Constipation
Ear Infections Arthritis
Neck Aches Irritability
Sore Throat Colic
Hypertension Bed Wetting
Migraines Frequent Illness
Pain of any kind Numbness
Eye Problems Sinus Problems
Poor Coordination Hyperactivity
Skin Rashes Stomach issues
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