Rockland Chiropractic, P.C. Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Care for Children

"Chiropractic care for my child? Why? His back doesn't hurt."
Parents who often appreciate the importance of checkups for their child's teeth, hearing, eyes, ears, nose and throat draw a blank when it comes to the spine.

A spinal checkup could be one of the most important of your child's life! Why? In addition to the stress of childbirth, the constant jumping, falling, running and bumping of a normal childhood often cause vertebral subluxations, with serious health consequences if uncorrected.

The clinical picture ranges from central motor impairment and development [sleeplessness, uncoordination, seizures] through impairments of vegetative regulatory systems [vomiting, digestive problems, elimination problems], to lowered resistance to infections, especially to ear-nose-and-throat infections.

For over a hundred years doctors of chiropractic have observed often dramatic responses from some infants after a chiropractic spinal adjustment with conditions as varied as Erb's Palsy (in which an arm is limp and undeveloped), unbalanced facial and skull symmetry, foot inversion, colic, torticollis (twisted neck), "nervousness," and ear, nose and throat infections.

Today we find more parents bringing their children to doctors of chiropractic for spinal checkups. With a healthy spinal column, a child's body can better deal with the sore throats, ear infections, stomachaches, fevers, measles, mumps and the 101 other problems that often make up young life. Without chiropractic care some children will live in continued sickness, condemned to a life of taking medicines and perhaps even surgery.

Physical and Psychological Benefits Observed
Correction of vertebral subluxations in children's spines can have a powerful effect on many aspects of their lives.

For decades many parents have noticed positive changes in the physical health, behavior and emotional states of their children following a chiropractic adjustment. Among the observed effects of subluxation correction have been improvements in emotional, behavioral and neurological problems such as asthma, anxiety, low mental stamina, inability to concentrate, hyperactivity, dyslexia, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, discipline problems and even low grades 4-8.

For many of the millions of school children in the United States alone who suffer from a learning impairment, chiropractic holds promise as a non-drug alternative. All children with learning disabilities and similar problems should have a chiropractic spinal checkup.

Childhood Ear Infections
Chiropractic care is one of the best things you can give a child suffering from an ear infection. Doctors of chiropractic have often noticed chiropractic's profound effect on ears and hearing. Among many chiropractic case histories, those of T. & P. Roger, ages 6 and 9, are common. Both children were medically diagnosed with chronic ear infections and had been on antibiotics for years. "Both children have been free of medication and over-the-counter drugs for the three years since their first spinal adjustment."

Dr. G. Thomas Kovacs, D.C. described a 4-year-old-girl with chronic ear infections, a 50% right ear hearing loss and adenoiditis: "After six weeks of chiropractic care, a follow-up visit was made to her pediatrician, an ENT specialist. Not only was there absolutely no sign of ear infection or inflammation, her adenoids, which were the worst the ENT had ever seen, were perfectly normal and healthy... the family was told to continue chiropractic care because it had obviously worked."

It is essential that anyone with an ear infection consider a chiropractic spinal checkup.

Keeping your child's spine free from vertebral subluxations will help your child's natural defenses against disease. This will help you avoid drugs with all their side effects. Why not give your child the great advantage of this safer, more natural, non-drug form of health care? If your child has any of these conditions make sure his or her spine is healthy:
Learning disorders
Poor posture
Sinus trouble
Loss of hearing
Ear infections
Neck aches
Sore throat
Eye problems
Skin disorders
Shoulder pain
Painful joints
Frequent colds
Cerebral Palsy
Unusual behavior
Poor concentration
Scoliosis or curvature
Neurological conditions
Muscular Dystrophy
Arm and hand pain
Hip, leg and foot pain
Weakness or fatigue
A foot turned in or out
One leg shorter than the other
Shoes wear out unevenly