Could Your Child Benefit from a Visit to a Chiropractor?

The above mentioned question is the title of the article within the national publication, Parents and Kids, in the July 25, 2006 issue. This article was an interesting contribution covering reliable information in a magazine whose self-proclaimed purpose is "A Guide to Smart Parenting From Baby to Preteen".

The content starts by reviewing the belief that youngsters are prone to spinal trauma that may impact the central nervous system. This article notes that, "Nerve system stress, left unaddressed, impairs the youngsters power to function in a state of ultimate health and well-being." The article further notes that Chiropractors reference this nerve system stress as subluxations of the bones of the spine and cranium. Additionally they observe that these subluxations might not cause any immediate symptoms and that "pain and malfunction might not appear for several years." The recommendations from the article are that youngsters ought to be checked right after birth. They observe that the birth process itself may have a damaging impact on spinal structures. Although a traumatic birth process is surely reason behind alarm, the article notes, "Even one of the most natural births are somewhat traumatic for the infant and could cause hidden nerve system damage." Additionally, the article highlights that, "It has been confirmed that lots of children who experience the signs of difficulty sleeping breastfeeding, digestion (colic and reflux), repeated ear and respiratory infections have impaired nerve system function." The writer of this article notes that chiropractic care for kids is specific and doesn't cause pain or discomfort. They offer a directory of a few of the more prevalent explanations why you might like to consider getting your child checked by a chiropractor. These include; difficult birth, difficulty nursing, colic, reflux, sleep problems, ear infections, frequent colds and infections, allergies/asthma, behavioral problems (ADD), and postural abnormality, head tilt, high shoulder or hip. The article concludes with a list supplied by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (www.icpa4kids.org) of what they term, "Successful results from chiropractic care." This list includes; increased immunity, fewer colds/infections, increased athletic potential, increased energy, relief from allergies/asthma, better sleep habits, reduction in hyperactivity, and scoliosis improvement.

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