Why Should Your Children See a Chiropractor?
According to recent studies performed by medical researchers and pediatricians, children today may be the first generation to not outlive their parents. With diseases that were normally reserved for adults, we now have children with Type II Diabetes, Heart Disease and skyrocketing cancer rates.
Among the causes for such conditions includes the litter seen in almost every American household: candy wrappers, empty fast food bags, plastic juice bottles and aluminum soda cans, hours of TV and a silence in the streets where kids used to play. Yes, we currently may be living with the first generation of American kids who will be less healthy than their parents and potentially not outlive them.
In just 20 short years, children have become twice as large as their parents at the same age. More than a third of American children are overweight. Asthma is skyrocketing and suicide is one the leading causes of death in the United States. Although our kids are popping ADD/ADHD medications left and right- they still seem to be suffering from attention issues, depression and malnutrition.
But there is a small percentage of children who seem to be immune from this westernized, industrialized lack of health phenomena. Interestingly enough this small percentage of children who are maintaining their health consist of a group of kids who do something in common: receive chiropractic care.
According to recent studies, chiropractic care improved the overall health status and quality of life in children who received treatment when compared to children who were not under care. Kids getting chiropractic adjustments reported less instances of flu like symptoms, ear infections, asthma, complications of obesity as well as an overall higher sense of well being.
The current theory behind this phenomena consists of protecting one of the most vital organ systems in your body: the human nervous system. The nervous system is protected by the skull and spinal column. This is why preventing spine decay or taking care of your spine is one of the most important concepts for you to understand. If your spinal column is healthy, then your spinal cord must be healthy. However, if your spinal column is mis-aligned or worse, degenerated, then your spinal cord will become diseased and degenerated.
Today we have the means to detect, prevent and even restore normal spinal function of the column and vertebrae. However, just like any form of care, early detection equals maximum medical improvement.
About Our Practice
As your chiropractors, our first goal is to determine the cause of your pain or discomfort. We perform a full evaluation of your area(s) of complaint using motion palpation, orthopedic and muscle testing.
Our treatments include muscle work -- the intensity of which can vary from gentle to very deep, depending on your tolerance and need -- and chiropractic adjustment(s). This may be accompanied by additional therapies such as traction, ultrasound, moist heat, ice massage, assisted stretching and therapeutic exercises. Information on home treatment and ergonomics are given as needed. Our adjustment technique also varies to fit your need and tolerance.
If you have questions, feel free to e-mail or call us.
Gil and Stacy Jackson D.C.