I was blessed to have parents that took me to a chiropractor starting at the age of 5 years old. I have always seen the value in chiropractic when it comes to my health and have never understood why everyone doesn’t seek chiropractic care.
I became a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2007. I have known the importance of being adjusted at any age, however, I attended a seminar this weekend that made me realize just how important chiropractic care is for children. I have treated patients of all ages (my youngest patient being 3 hours old and my oldest patient being 92 years old). It wasn’t until this weekend that I truly understood how untreated subluxations in children can manifest as an adult. I would like to encourage you to seek out a Doctor of Chiropractic in your area to begin regular chiropractic care. Many people seek chiropractic when they are in pain, however, this is not the only time chiropractic care is needed.
The expertise of the chiropractor is in checking the child’s spine for misalignments that impair nervous system function therefore affecting overall body function. The bones of the spine, the vertebrae, house and protect the spinal cord. The spinal cord is an extension of the brain and carries information from the brain to the body parts and back to the brain again. Subluxations interfere with the nerves’ ability to transmit this vital information.
The nervous system controls and coordinates the function of all the systems in the body: circulatory, respiratory, digestive, hormonal, eliminative and immune system. Any aspect of health may be impaired by nerve interference. The chiropractic adjustment restores nerve system function allowing the body the ability to express a greater state of health and well-being.
Many people may ask, “why do children need chiropractic care?” I mean they haven’t even done anything to hurt themselves right? Wrong! Child birth alone can create subluxations. Having your childs spine checked at an early age can save them a lifetime of issues, whether it be structurally, developmentally, emotionally, etc. The nervous controls everything! Who better to help heal the nervous system than someone who specializes in dealing with the spine?
I can not put it any better than Major Bertrand DeJarnette: “The only true subluxation you ever see must be in a child prior to the age of seven years. If this subluxation goes uncorrected it becomes a primary source of stimulus through life, but the tombs of distortion, which form from one traumatic experience to the other, soon bury this primary subluxation under that ‘tomb of distortions’…The subluxation that all of us worry about occurred some time between birth and the seventh year of life, and the remedy would of course be careful chiropractic care from birth through the seventh year of life.”