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Chiropractic's purpose is to remove nerve interferences of the spine that inhibit the body's natural ability to self regulate and heal. We believe you were designed to be healthy and live a long, abundant life!
Today we find more people taking medications for all sorts of health problems that are directly related to the health of one's spine and the expression of life. Parents are bringing their children to chiropractors for day-to-day health concerns we're all familiar with like colds, sore throats, ear infections, fevers, colic, asthma, tonsillitis, allergies, bed-wetting, infections, pains, falls, stomach-aches, and the hundred and one little and big things children go through as they grow up.
Chiropractors Do Not Treat Disease
It's most important to understand that chiropractic is not a treatment for disease in and of itself. It's purpose is to reduce nerve system stress, a serious and often painless condition most children (and adults) have in their bodies. Nerve system stress interferes with the proper functioning of the nervous system, can weaken internal organs and organ systems, lower resistance, reduce healing potential and set the stage for sickness and disorders of all kinds. Spinal misalignments, if left uncorrected, can lead to health conditions such as arthritis, degenerative disc disease and degenerative joint disease.
When a chiropractor frees the nervous system from spinal stress, the healing power of the body is unleashed: the immune system works more efficiently, resistance to disease increases, and your child's body functions more efficiently. Your child can then respond to internal and external environmental stresses such as germs, changes in temperature, humidity, toxins, pollen and all the other stresses he/she comes in contact with more efficiently. So although children with diseases are often brought to the chiropractor, the chiropractor is not treating their diseases but is instead reducing nerve system stress, thus permitting their body's natural healing potential to function at its best.
What Exactly Is Nerve System Stress?
Nerve stress is caused by vertebral subluxations. Subluxations are misalignments or distortions of the spinal column, skull, hips, and related tissues (the structural system) that irritate, stretch, impinge or otherwise interfere with the proper function of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, spinal nerves and peripheral nerves). Since the nervous system controls all functions of the body, any interference to it can have wide-ranging effects
How Is Nerve System Stress Caused?
Nerve system stress can be caused by physical, chemical and/or emotional stress. Physical stress may start in the womb, with the baby lying in a distorted or twisted manner. Spinal nerve stress in newborns is common today. This may be caused by a traumatic or difficult birth which can introduce great stress to the infant's skull, spinal column and pelvis. Throughout childhood, the normal childhood traumas every child experiences can be a source of spinal and cranial trauma. Most of the time, the pain from the initial injury “goes away” however the damage incurred continues to affect the future function of the child’s nerve system.
How Does the Chiropractor Correct Nerve System Stress?
This is accomplished first by analyzing your posture, your spinal column and related structures for balance and proper function. Where the spinal column is found to be functioning improperly, the Doctor of Chiropractic performs precise corrective procedures called spinal adjustments.
Using his/her hands and/or specialized instruments to gently and specifically correct those abnormal areas, doctors of chiropractic assist the spine to regain their intended state of balance and the nerve system is freed from stress.
It’s All About Function!
If your body is properly aligned, it will function accordingly and you will be "healthy"! If you already have symptoms, it may benefit you to get your spine checked for spinal misalignments. However, just because you are symptom free, does not necessarily mean that you do not have any misalignments. Similar to cancer or heart disease, spinal misalignments can manifest years in advance and only in the end stages produce symptoms.
For this reason, we recommend your entire family be evaluated so that you can express optimum health for a lifetime.