Chiropractic adjustments allow the body to recover, naturally, without the unnecessary side effects. A subluxation is a slight misalignment of a vertebra. The slightest subluxation causes undue stress and strain on the nerves that relay messages to the correlating system of our body such as urinary, respiratory, digestive, etc. For example, a symptom a mid to low-back misalignment or subluxation may appear as constipation.
If conservative medical management and chiropractic adjustments are both found to be equally effective, ask yourself which option causes less detrimental side effects along the way, and choose accordingly.
The first subluxation often occurs during childbirth, the frequency of our bodies subluxation increase as we learn to crawl, walk, run. As children endure injuries during their day-to-day lives (trips, tumbles, playing sports, riding bikes, carrying backpacks, etc.) their bodies will continue to grow. Chiropractic care promotes healthy growth by allowing their bodies to function at it's optimal performance.
Chiropractors have successfully helped children with the following:
- Proper Posture
- Ear infections
- Respiratory difficulties
- Acid reflux
- Learning disabilities
- And many other problems
Technology & Posture
In today's world, the exposure to technology is inevitable. From Sesame Street to video games, from messaging with friends to virtual learning, technology is now impacting the posture of our bodies! Whether we're straining our necks looking down or finding our children working on the floor or kitchen table, these positions are often not ergonomically sound. Our bodies adapt to these reoccurring positions and can even change our bodies structure. The adaptation results in a loss of curvature in the spine, causing neck or back pain, headaches, fatigue, decreased body function, and more. Without correcting the curvature to it's normal or ideal shape, the side-effects will increase and often result in arthritic growth and pain. Have you ever seen an elder who walks slightly bent over or has a "hump" on their upper back? Getting older doesn't have to be full of aches and pains, let's encourage our youth to be pro-active about their health now!