Natural Chiropractic care
It seems that more and more parents today are seeking out ways to treat their children’s health naturally and reduce the use of medication and drugs. Chiropractic care is one way parents can help their children naturally.
While chiropractic care is not a treatment for disease, the results of care can dramatically reduce or eliminate seemingly chronic problems such as ear infections, respiratory issues, hyperactivity and common colds. Chiropractic restores the body’s innate ability to heal itself by eliminating any interference in the nervous system. The nervous system controls all of the major functions within our body, so if the nervous system is stressed or subluxated, the body cannot function optimally. When the nervous system is free from interference, our children’s bodies can efficiently respond to a variety of internal and external stressors such as exposure to germs, toxins, pollen, temperature fluctuations, sensory overload and many more.
Chiropractic care for children is safe, gentle and effective. Pediatric Chiropractors, like Dr. Jacob Fletcher at Well Beings Chiropractic in Lakewood, CO, have extensive training and experience with caring for children from infants to teens. A study from the American Chiropractic Association stated “Studies are beginning to show that chiropractic can help children not only with typical back and neck pain complaints, but also with issues as varied as asthma, chronic ear infections, nursing difficulties, colic and bedwetting.” (ACA 2009).
Parents can rest assured that the techniques used by pediatric chiropractors are appropriately gentle for the age of the child. “I never felt like my son was being hurt in any way”, reported one mother of her 8 week old son who was having latching issues, “and my son has greatly improved his range of motion in his neck!” A parent who brought her teen daughter in for jaw pain agreed that the chiropractor used “gentle, but highly effective techniques to get her to a pain-free state.”
One client brought her son in who was getting “a cold every 6 weeks like clockwork” and would “stay sick for 2 weeks.” After over a year of this, “we discovered he had fluid in both ears which was causing mild hearing loss [and at 22 months] he was not talking at all. After starting chiropractic care, he “has NO fluid in his ears and is talking now!!” The parents remarked on the “night and day difference” they say in their child and their only regret was “waiting so long to take him.”
Whether your child is outwardly experiencing an issue or not, it is recommended to have your child checked at major milestones (birth, crawling, walking, starting a new sport, growth spurts, etc.) to ensure their nervous system is working at its peak potential so your child can enjoy life to the fullest.