Chiropractic Healthy Living

Kids and Chiropractic

I thought I’d honor Hubby and make one of my first stories be about Chiropractic. We “heart” get adjusting in our house (not that we have a choice! 🙂. All of us visit Hubby’s office regularly, even baby P’Diddy. But why do children need to start getting adjusted at such a young age you ask? Well I’ll tell you.

 

It all starts in the birthing process as baby’s head and neck gets pushed and pulled through the birth canal. That causes the spine to become misaligned, or the chiro term “subluxated”. The vertabra needs to be put back into place so that the body can continue to function in a normal healthy manner. It may seem scary to adjust a newborn but a light finger-tip adjustment with just ounces of force can remove that subluxation!

Here is P’Diddy getting adjusted from daddy.  He didn’t even know what was happening! He first got adjusted when he was only hours old in the hospital. I had a c-section and I heard Hubby wince when the Dr. pulled him out of me by his neck.
As babies grow they learn to crawl & walk. Their spines are modified by their newly acquired body positions and by gravity. You know all those bumps & falls they take! Those jolts will cause misalignment.

Wasn’t that wild? Think about what that does to your spine. With each vertebra that gets taken out of its natural place, our body can’t function right, which causes other symptoms.

(image removed) Here is O’Bear getting his adjustment. When he was little it took him more than a few times to get comfortable with what Hubby was going to do. It can be scary for a child at first because it is something they have never experienced so be sure to find a chiro that specializes in pediatric care and is really good with children. Now O’Bear just hops on to the table and is ready! But his favorite part?
The cute chiropractic stickers he gets at the end. Even at his daddy’s office! 🙂
(image removed) Now C’Man is another story. He loved getting adjusted right from the beginning and will tell you how much better he feels afterward. He had a foot that slightly turned in when he walked so he always gets his side/hip adjusted each time.
Some common problems that Hubby sees children for are persistent earaches, sore throat, colic, headaches, reflux, & even bed wetting! He believes that all problems can be helped with chiropractic care. But it’s not instant! So don’t think you can go get adjusted one day and be cured. Everyone is different.
I will occasionally be writing on topics that surround Chiropractic so you will learn a lot from me in the coming months, but a great book to start you on is called One Minute Wellness : The Natural Health and Happiness System That Never Fails (Body By God) . It’s a book that is split into two parts – the first section reads like a story and is about one man’s life. It’s not boring and I promise you will enjoy it and learn great things.

*sorry my images are removed. They didn’t transfer over when I moved to WordPress. I’m working on finding them again!

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  • I think this is a great post. I have not really considered chiropractic care for my little one, but my husband has been helped by it a lot. I tried it for migraine headaches but didn't have much success.I certainly don't want to be rude (and I doubt the first commenter will come back to read the rest of the comments anyway), but why wouldn't your husband be passionate about his job? Would he be doing it if he didn't believe in it? Give me a break. My husband is a librarian and I am an English teacher, and guess what--we're passionate about reading books. We think everyone can benefit from doing it. I might even agree with the basics of what the commenter said, but why would I take the time to visit your blog and comment just to be rude to you?