Spinal misalignments called vertebral subluxations cause muscle imbalances, joint irritation, inflammation, and early degeneration. Spinal subluxations alter the healthy mechanical and neurological functions in the body. Subluxations weaken all organ systems, leading to sickness, pain, and a lesser quality of life. As a Doctor of Chiropractic I correct spinal subluxations to restore proper motion and function within the body. What causes spinal subluxations? STRESS! – physical, chemical and mental/emotional. Adjusting the spine removes the effects of the stress in your body, but I’ve always believed it’s important to look at what is creating the stress in the first place. If we only address the spinal subluxations with adjustments, we might not be addressing the real cause of the problems with your health.
Just like in adults, there are many lifestyle factors that will affect a child’s expression of health and their response to Chiropractic care. The quality of food they are given (and any intolerances), how much movement and play they are experiencing, their sleeping habits, and any emotional or mental stress they may be experiencing will dramatically affect their health.
In addition to clinical care, there is an extensive lending library, workshops, an interactive web community, and weekly articles for parents. I produce a television show with Rogers TV, Good Living, Good Health that covers a wide range of topics that pertain to healthy living (watch it on channel 53 or ask to borrow a copy). I also have an extensive network of other health professionals and resources within our community with whom I can connect you with to make other changes in your health.
In my experience, when lifestyle changes are combined with chiropractic care, the transformations are profound. If your child is not experiencing the level of health they deserve, let’s make some changes!