This is a great question, and to answer it, I’m going to ask a question back: is chiropractic about fixing problems? Or is it about something bigger than this? It is the philosophy of our office that the bigger picture of chiropractic is about a clear and connected nervous system that allows for a greater expression of your body.
There is a saying in chiropractic that “it is easier to maintain a healthy child than fix a sick adult”. It is essential that a child gets adjusted from day one to ensure optimal neurological development. The adjustment is helping their body better adapt to the world around them. There are different stressors that we are exposed to on a daily basis, and if there is an interference in the communication between the body and the brain, there is going to be a decreased ability to adapt to stress. This leads to a build up of stress and tension in the body and as an adult, one day you bend over to tie your shoe and your back goes out. But was it the bending over or was it the years of build up that caused the pain?
Our healthcare system here in the U.S. is largely focused on reactive medicine as opposed to preventive care. Remember the old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”? Couldn’t be more applicable to getting your child adjusted. This is about allowing for a greater expression of health in their body.
Our kiddos are now experiencing astronomical rates of mental health disorders: ADD, ADHD, Autism, sensory processing disorders, allergies, digestive issues, frequent ear aches/colds, the list goes on and on. They are exposed to a higher level of chemicals and environmental stressors than previous generations were, as well as decreased nutritional levels in their foods thanks to depleted soils. I am not intending to sound depressing here, but just to share why it is so essential that our kids get adjusted from day one, so that they can adapt to their world and environment as best as they can.
We love seeing kids in our office! An adjustment for a child looks different than an adjustment for an adult. Dr. Liz and I already practice a very gentle technique to begin with but what we do for kids looks different because their spines are still developing. If you have any questions about getting your child under care, give us a call! We would love to hear from you!
Peace, Love, and Wellness,