Could your child benefit from chiropractic care?
Today, we find more and more parents bringing their children to Corrective Chiropractic for day-to-day health concerns we’re all familiar with: 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.
Dr Christian Caswell at our Milton Keynes Clinic can help.
Immediate symptoms of in the newborn can be things like respiratory distress, breastfeeding difficulties, or “failure to thrive.”
Excessive crying and/or Sleeping problems * Colic like symptoms / Reflux
Head position preference * Traumatic or assisted birth
As the child develops, normal activities such as crawling, learning to walk, and the bumps and bruises that come along with it can create many stresses on a developing child’s spine. Past the toddler stage, kids are subjected to much the same physical, chemical, and emotional stresses that we all encounter, and that can cause misalignment.
The point is that the stresses many infants, toddlers, and children encounter can cause spinal and nerve-damaging subluxations with serious short and long-term consequences. If there is a time when it is most important for a person to have the best spinal alignment without nerve system interference, it is during the growth period.
The only way to know if your child has misalignment of the spine is to have him checked by a paediatric chiropractor. By removing stress from the body, chiropractic can help with other health conditions.
A paediatric chiropractic’s purpose is to remove stress from your child’s body allowing the natural healing power of the body to heal itself. This is best taught by thinking of our bodies as the environment. You can’t pollute any part of our environment without polluting every aspect of our environment. When you have stress stored in any system of your body, it affects every system of your body: Your nervous system, digestive system, immune system, etc.
Pediatric Chiropractors Do Not Treat Disease…
Our Paediatric Chiropractor’s purpose at Milton Keynes 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.
When a paediatric chiropractor frees the nervous system from spinal stress, the healing power of the body is returned to its optimal level: 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.
What Exactly Is Nerve System Stress?
Nerve stress is caused by vertebral subluxations. Subluxations are misalignments or distortions of the spine, skull, hips, and related tissues 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 create all kinds of effects.
How Does the Paediatric Chiropractor correct nerve system stress?
This is accomplished first, by analyzing the 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 and skull to regain their intended state of balance and the nerve system is freed from stress.
It’s All About Function!
Parents are increasingly asking, when handed a prescription for a child’s recurrent problem, “Is this really all I can do for my child? Isn’t there a safer option? How can I restore health?”
All children function better with 100% nerve function. All children deserve the right to express their fullest potential. Chiropractic care for children is safe, gentle and effective. It enhances the body’s inborn potential for wellbeing.
Chiropractic for Creating Strong Immunity
The nervous system affects the immune system and plays an important role in the immune response. Subtle misalignment of the bones, with tightened muscles and ligaments can lead to irritation of the nerve system and can alter the ability of the nerves to supply the tissues, organs and cells of the body with vital communication from the brain. The scientific study of neuroimmunology (the link between the nervous system and the immune system) clearly indicates that nerve system stress can cause decreased immunity and may increase susceptibility to disease.
Spinal misalignments can occur during childbirth, from tumbles or falls, or from any other normal childhood activity. A chiropractor can detect spinal misalignments and correct them by properly adjusting the spine. With proper nerve supply, the immune system can function at fuller capacity, allowing the body to naturally defend itself against disease.
Mental and Emotional Well-Being
The best nutrition for the immune system is love and attention. Children need to be held, hugged, rocked, massaged, nursed, touched and kissed regularly. When they feel loved and sense that the people around them love each other, they are secure and happy. There have been many studies done that show that laughter and positive thoughts and feelings stimulate the cells of the immune system. The more children laugh and enjoy life, the better their immune function and the healthier they will be.
ADHD: Chiropractic doesn’t “treat” Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, but….
However, since ADHD appears as a neurological disorder and chiropractic care helps reduce nervous system disturbances; many parents who want a natural, non-drug solution for their child have found chiropractic care beneficial. In fact, this link between the spine, brain stem dysfunction and ADHD is common. A thorough chiropractic examination can reveal noticeable spinal distortion, even a reversal of the normal neck curve. With a schedule of safe and natural chiropractic adjustments, these often resolve, reducing nervous system tension.
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Chiropractic and Ear Infections:
At Corrective Chiropractic Milton Keynes, Pediatric chiropractic care can help prevent ear infections on many levels. One way is that it allows the proper flow of fluid through the Eustachian tubes. Another way is by increasing the body’s own defense by strengthening the immune system. The nerves that control, regulate and monitor the ear begin in the brain stem, continue down the spinal cord and exit out from between the bones of the spinal column. Changes to the function of the bones in the upper neck can compromise the quality of the nerve communication to and from the brain. This can affect the ability of any organ or tissue, in this case your child’s ear, to “defend itself” from infection.
Chiropractic and Colic:
So many parents have experienced the inconsolable cries of their newborn baby. From one hour to the next their angel baby can no longer be calmed, even though all their apparent needs are met. Some babies are fussy at specific times of the day while others have no pattern to their crying. In time, the colic will pass but there are natural options to give both your baby and yourselves relief and rest.
What is Colic?
Colic is defined as three hours of crying three days a week for at least three weeks. There are varying degrees of fussiness which can begin shortly following birth or more commonly, three to six weeks of age. Recent studies suggest colic may be more neurological in origin than a digestive system disorder which is suggestive of why chiropractic is so successful. When the nerves are irritated, the digestive system cannot function as efficient as it should and the baby may have the following symptoms: increased gas, spitting up, struggling to move bowels, green-colored stools and of course, fussiness.
Chiropractic and Allergies
Chiropractic care doesn’t treat allergies. So, why do so many people with allergies mention that they get relief by receiving care in our clinic?
What is it?
Your nervous system is the master system that coordinates your immune system, endocrine system, respiratory system and every other system that reacts inappropriately to an allergen. Normally, these systems help you respond and adapt to your environment. But suffering from uncontrollable sneezing around a house cat is an inappropriate reaction. If your nervous system isn’t working correctly, you don’t work right. So, rather than direct our attention to the countless allergens in our environment, we locate and reduce the disturbances we find to your nervous system.
Chiropractic is not a treatment for asthma. However, many who suffer from asthma report improvement by receiving chiropractic care.
Considerable research documents the link between the spinal column, the nervous system and the respiratory system. Asthma cases seem to be rising at an alarming rate. Some think it’s due to a combination of factors, especially the increase of chemicals in our environment. These days, airtight, super-insulated homes can trap chemicals, molds, formaldehyde and other irritants. Even the increasing use of vaccinations, Cesarean births, antibiotics and our fascination with germ killing have been cited.
Your diaphragm is the primary muscle used for breathing. Nerves that control each breath leave your brain and exit the spinal cord in the mid-neck (C3, C4 and C5) area. Spinal problems in this area can have a profound effect on the nerve supply to the diaphragm. Reducing subluxations in the spine can help restore proper nervous system control of the lungs and improved function can begin.
Bedwetting takes a tremendous toll on children. It causes embarrassment, fear of sleepovers, and plastic mattress covers. It causes children to be unable to fit in and even wear nappies. Up to the age of four or five, most children have poor bladder control at night. But after that, the inability to stay dry at night is a sign of an underlying problem. While chiropractic is not a treatment for bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis), countless children have benefited with safe and natural chiropractic care.
Two key muscles control the emptying of the bladder. Their technical names are the detrusor and trigone muscles. Nerves that exit the spinal column in the lower back and sacrum control these muscles. During the early years of life, the sacrum has five separate segments. Later, they fuse together to form the triangular-shaped bone that adults have at the base of the spine. If these segments misalign (falling, learning to walk, ride a bike, etc.) they can compromise nerves that are responsible for bladder function. We look for these sometimes subtle misalignments during our examination. When these misalignments are reduced with safe and natural chiropractic adjustments, nervous system control and regulation of the bladder can be restored.
We approach these cases with sensitivity and compassion. Your son or daughter will appreciate and understand our explanations.
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