Baby Junior is unable to sleep, has reoccurring ear infections, gets sick often, cries all day and night and has been suffering with bouts of constipation and diarrhea. His mother, Agnes is worried and frustrated because baby Junior is also unable to latch and breastfeeding has been a challenge. She consults with other parents who greatly advise her to try chiropractic adjustments to help. To Agnes’ surprise, several visits to her pediatric chiropractor actually relieved all of Baby Junior’s health distress. She was elated with how he became a more happy and vibrant baby and since has continued to bring Baby Junior for regular chiropractic care.
When considering chiropractic care for your little ones, it may seem odd and new. But now, more than ever and especially in the affluent, educated communities, we are seeing more of these happenings. Some people wonder why more and more parents are taking their children to see chiropractors. The answer is simple: all spines can get subluxations. The word “Subluxation” is a frequently used term in the chiropractic community and is defined by the Association of Chiropractic Colleges as: “A complex of functional and/or structural and/or pathological articular changes that compromise neural integrity and may influence organ system function and general health.” Seems like a lot of big words. What it simply means is that a subluxation is a complex of altered spinal structures that can cause disturbances in the brain, nervous system and its associated connections to the rest of the body. Broken down even further, subluxations are nerve irritations and nerve irritations reduce the connection and integrity of our overall health.