Many people only understand chiropractic care as a form of pain management. As a result, most are surprised to learn that chiropractic treatment can help with many childhood illnesses.
The nervous system allows the brain to control and regulate all things within the body. Many childhood illnesses are simply caused by nervous system disturbance. This can interfere with the brain’s ability to regulate the body, which can cause a variety of health problems early in a child’s life.
Chiropractic care helps to alleviate nervous system dysfunction. By removing or reducing the disturbance, the child’s brain and body can communicate freely without any interference.
Let’s use frequent bed-wetting as an example. Spine dysfunction in the low back can affect a child’s ability to control their bladder. Chiropractic can help restore the integrity of the spine – allowing nerve impulses traveling to and from the bladder to transmit uninterrupted and as intended.
Chiropractic can help any childhood illness stemming from neurological dysfunction. The same is true for adults. Parents frequently report improvements in childhood problems such as:
One of the reasons children respond so well to chiropractic care is because their issues aren’t normally long-standing. Most simply haven’t been alive long enough to develop a chronic mechanical or structural problem. Dysfunction is generally easy to find and correct.
Dysfunction in the spine that exists for long periods of time usually takes much longer to rehabilitate.