When one or more bones in your spine move out of place and put pressure on or irritates nerves it is called a subluxation. Spinal nerves are the nerves that come out from between each of the bones in your spine. This pressure or irritation on the nerves causes those nerves to malfunction and interfere with the signals traveling over those nerves. Doctors of Chiropractic are the only profession trained to locate and remove subluxations.
Your nervous system controls and coordinates all the functions of your body. If you interfere with the signals traveling over nerves, parts of your body will not be able to function properly. In other words, some part of your body will not be working as well as it should be. Sometimes that can have symptoms like pain. Things like neck pain, back pain, bad posture and muscle weakness are just some of the signs your body is telling you things are not working properly. Sometimes the symptoms are more subtle and can be certain functions in your body not working properly. Research has shown chiropractic care helping with bed wetting, ADHD symptoms, digestive problems, infertility and more.
You may wonder how your child’s body can lose its natural alignment and develop subluxations? A common reason subluxations can occur is by trauma. Trauma can happen by accidents, falls, sports injuries, bad posture, or even the birth process itself.
Chiropractic adjustments and early detection and correction of spinal misalignments can help children avoid future health complaints. Pediatric chiropractic adjustments are safe and gentle. Proper spinal alignment and a properly functioning nervous system is vital to maintaining children’s health.