Optimizing Your Child’s Health Potential

As parents, we would do anything for the health and safety of our children.    We keep them secure in a car seat and strap a helmet on their head when they ride a bike.  We provide them with a balanced, nutritious diet and try to minimize their intake of junk food.  We teach them to brush their teeth and wash their hands.  Now, a growing number of parents are also choosing Chiropractic care as a way to keep their children healthy and to prevent health problems from affecting their child’s growth and development.

Catch Problems Early

Childhood can be physically traumatic on a growing spine and developing nervous system.  Diaper changes can result in repeated folding and twisting of the spine.  Infants constantly fall when they are learning to walk.  Playground injuries are common and competitive sports places an overwhelming physical demand on a child’s underdeveloped body.  For most of us, our spine experiences more physical trauma during childhood than in adulthood, however some choose to wait until they are an adult to address it.

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Yes children can also have subluxations.   Unfortunately, there is often no obvious way to tell if your child has a subluxation because children often don’t suffer from back pain. Back pain is often a result of a long standing problem that has caused degenerative changes.   The immature spine can still have problems but because their condition has not had years of deterioration, it may not give them any pain yet.  However, your child’s spinal misalignments can still interfere with their nervous system and can affect their expression of health.

Spinal subluxations like tooth decay can be silent for many years until we finally realize a problem is there.  Periodic spinal checkups by a skilled chiropractor, is one of the best forms of healthcare for the prevention of more serious health problems down the road.

Wondering when the right time to have your child’s spine and nervous system evaluated by a chiropractor?

The answer is shortly after birth and right NOW.

Other crucial milestones in which your child should be checked by your chiropractor are:

  • After the birth process
  • While learning to crawl and walk
  • After any significant fall
  • Before starting school
  • While they are involved in competitive sports
  • When poor posture is noticed

Aside from wellness visits, chiropractic care excels in caring for many common childhood conditions.

  • Recurrent ear infections
  • Chronic sore throats and colds
  • Colic/reflux
  • Asthma
  • Scoliosis
  • Headaches
  • Bedwetting
  • Constipation
  • Growing pains
  • ADHD
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Allergies
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Optimizing Your Child’s Health Potential

Chiropractic care helps children stay healthy because of the intimate relationship between their spine and their nervous system, which is responsible for the function of everything in their body.

Vaccine Exemptions

Do vaccines or the amount of vaccines in the current vaccine schedule concern you? Do you find yourself questioning the safety, efficacy and long term effects of vaccines? You’re not alone. If you have chosen to forgo vaccines or opted to choose an alternative vaccine schedule for your children and would like to know more information about your rights regarding your child entering a Florida school without a completed vaccine schedule, click below.

All Children Deserve A Healthy Start at Life