Adults, Babies & Children

Why Should We Get Adjusted?

  Normal Vs. Abnormal Function

Sometimes it is difficult to understand why our bodies’ seem to be malfunctioning.  If we say to ourselves that we have a “cold”, then the question must be asked “why?”  If our body is truly a self-maintaining and self-healing organism, then we should be able to defend ourselves against sickness and disease.

The answer is that something must be interfering with our body’s own innate ability to be healthy.  Something must be getting in the way of the normal “function” of our body that allows sickness and disease to occur.  In chiropractic we recognize that one of the largest interferences to your ability to function properly occurs at you nervous system in the form of vertebral subluxations.

Subluxations are interferences to the function of your nervous system caused in various ways by your spinal structures. To understand more about subluxations please click here

This happens because subluxations interfere with the normal nerve transmission between brain cell and tissue cell.  Since it is the job of the brain and nervous system to control and coordinate all functions in your body, you can see how any interference to the nervous system can have a drastic affect on function.hiropractors are trained in identifying and treating vertebral subluxations.  This is done through a series of chiropractic adjustments specifically designed to correct the vertebral subluxations in your spine. Chiropractors are the only professionals who undergo years of training to be the experts at correcting subluxations.

 

 

This happens because subluxations interfere with the normal nerve transmission between brain cell and tissue cell. Since it is the job of the brain and nervous system to control and coordinate all functions in your body, you can see how any interference to the nervous system can have a drastic affect on function. hiropractors are trained in identifying and treating vertebral subluxations. This is done through a series of chiropractic adjustments specifically designed to correct the vertebral subluxations in your spine. Chiropractors are the only professionals who undergo years of training to be the experts at correcting subluxations.

 

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“What could my children have wrong with them that they would need to see a chiropractor?”
The answer to that question is the trauma of a child’s daily life. The spine consists of 26 vertebral segments which can be jammed or misaligned causing minor spinal problems called spinal subluxations.

How Can a Young Infant’s Spine Be Traumatized?

A young spine, with few exceptions, usually develops perfectly by the end of pregnancy. It’s what happens around the time of birth and in the months thereafter which can sometimes upset the normal functioning of the spine. Spinal segments can be pushed out of place or jammed by the position of the baby in the womb, or can suffer similar problems during labor from the trauma of the trip through the birth canal, or from the birthing process itself. Medical research has identified the fact that many problems early in a child’s life can come from birth trauma (See “‘KISS’ Syndrome” in Dynamic Chiropractic, 6/3/94). Spinal problems can also occur as a result of the frequent falls suffered by young infants in the first months of life. A fall from a bed, a sudden stop in an automobile, or any significant unsupported movement of the head and neck in an infant can induce excessive movement in the spine causing vertebral subluxations. At the other end of the spine, the act of learning to walk, and the number of simple falls encountered in this way, can induce trauma to the lower spinal segments and to the large sacroiliac joints of the pelvis. Young children learning to walk also fall and hit their heads. These apparently innocent, frequently occurring events can also create spinal subluxations.