Infants & Children
Chiropractic care can be extremely beneficial for a variety of conditions affecting infants and children including:
Colic is a common condition seen in infants diagnosed using the ‘Rule of 3’. Loud piercing screams that begin around 3 weeks of age. The cries traditionally last more than 3 hours per day, occur more than 3 days a week, and continue for over 3 weeks. Chiropractic care is a safe, natural means of relief for colicky babies. Often, colic is caused by a condition known as subluxation, which is the misalignment of one or more vertebrae. This causes a disruption in the nervous system which can, in turn, affect the digestive system. Through a gentle readjustment, your doctor can help alleviate the subluxation causing the distress. Your child may require several treatments, though in many cases immediate relief is seen.
Similar to the treating of colic through chiropractic care, the treatment of bedwetting begins with addressing a subluxation. Bedwetting can be a result of a subluxation which presses on the phrenic nerve. This nerve controls the phrenic reflex and bladder control. By relieving the pressure of the subluxation, the communication of the nerves is no longer disrupted. It is important to note that subluxations can exist without any signs of pain or discomfort. Therefore, just because your child is not experiencing pain, that doesn’t mean the issue could not exist. Make sure to talk to your doctor if your child is experiencing problems with urinary control.
Croup is a common condition seen in young children which affects the trachea, airways, and larynx. Similar to the common cold, croup causes the airways to constrict or swell. This makes breathing difficult. Through gentle, precise realignments, your doctor can help open the airways and improve the shape of the trachea to avoid future issues. Most of the time, croup can be treated at home, however, if your child’s symptoms continue to persist or worsen, it is important to seek further help from your doctor.
A fever occurs when the body raises its’ temperature to attempt to fight off an infection or disease. In most cases, the higher temperature allows the body to kill off the infection. The body will naturally relieve the fever once the infection has disappeared. In cases where the body is unable to fight the infection itself, the fever will persist. If the communication line, or the nerves in the spine, are blocked communication is hindered and the body will not be able to lower the temperature as needed. Chiropractic adjustments help realign any parts of the spine that might be out of place and preventing proper nerve communication which will then allow the fever to subside.
Adolescents & Adults
Asthma is the most common chronic lung condition seen in adolescents and adults. It results from both genetic and environmental factors. It causes the airways to inflame, narrowing the pathway of airflow from the mouth to the lungs. The constriction of the lungs causes shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, tightness in the chest, and even death in severe cases. Many patients are finding asthma relief in chiropractic treatments. By manipulating the spine and improving the airway passage structure, patients see a decrease in asthmatic symptoms. Your doctor can also help you identify your environmental triggers and how to avoid them to lower your asthmatic attacks.
Allergic reactions are caused when your immune system reacts negatively to a harmless substance. The interesting thing is, the reaction is not caused by the substance itself, but your body’s perception of it. The negative interpretation of substances, or allergic reactions, are controlled by the body’s nervous system. As chiropractic methods work to alleviate subluxations and improve the shape and structure of the spine, improved communication from the nervous system is the result. Talk to your doctor today to see if you might be able to find some enhanced relief in your allergies.
Infertility is an increasingly common issue experienced by couples all over the globe. Problems can arise due to a variety of reasons including but not limited to genetics, an unhealthy lifestyle, heightened stress levels, & improper nerve function. The latter is where chiropractic care can come help. During routine adjustments, your doctor can work to relieve stress in the body and improve communication in the nervous system. Chiropractics can also help with breathing, digestion, and blood flow. Your doctor can also assist in helping you maintain a healthy lifestyle by providing you with nutritional and physical activity education to get you to your healthiest self. Though chiropractic care is not a cure for infertility, all of these improvements combine can help with your overall health and increase your chance of getting pregnant.
Through the lifetime, your body experiences normal “wear and tear” from things like injuries, poor lifestyle, and normal deterioration. As we age, it becomes extremely important to keep the body healthy and moving. The most common ailments seen in older adults are neck pain, back pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility. Your doctor works to restore your range of motion through manipulations and repositioning of the spine. Increased mobility then improves the nervous system communication throughout the rest of the body. In many cases, subluxations in the spine cause pain and inflammation, which are alleviated through regular chiropractic visits. Your doctor will also educate you on important at-home means of maintaining your progress such as stretching and exercises to improve your overall strength.
Chiropractic care is one of the most effective and safest forms of health care to help with balance issues commonly experienced by older adults. Structures known as mechanoreceptors are located in the back joints of the cervical spine and are responsible for sending the brain vital information for balance and coordination. With aging, these mechanoreceptors may become impaired and are no longer able to function as well as they should. This results in decreased coordination and balance. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to increase range of motion in the spine and limbs. Many seniors also notice increased balance and coordination following chiropractic treatment. With regular chiropractic care, treatments can repair damage in the mechanoreceptors that are causing coordination and balance problems. This provides numerous dramatic benefits to the individual’s life, including decreased pain, improved balance, increased flexibility and strength. All of these improvements lead to increased participation in daily activities.