Here is some great information on how chiropractic care can help children and what it means for them. Enjoy. Dr .Laura

What can chiropractic do for your child?
Why do millions of parents bring their children to Doctors of Chiropractic every year? Is it only for highly dramatic health conditions? Is it only for when my child is hurting? Not at all! Chiropractic's purpose is to remove interference to the natural healing power running through the body. When that power is unleashed the healing that results may be profound.

Chiropractors Do Not Treat Disease
Although people may come with conditions, it's most important to understand that chiropractic is not a treatment for disease. Its purpose is to remove spinal nerve stress, a serious and often painless condition most children (and adults) have in their bodies. Spinal nerve stress interferes with the proper functioning of the nervous system, and can weaken internal organs and organ systems, lower resistance, reduce healing potential and set the stage for sickness and disorders of all kinds.

When a chiropractor frees the nervous system from spinal stress, the healing power of the body is unleashed: the immune system functions more efficiently, resistance to disease increases, and your child's body functions more efficiently. Your child can respond to internal and external environmental stresses such as germs, changes in temperature, humidity, toxins, pollen and all the other stresses he/she comes in contact with more efficiently.

What Exactly Is Nerve Stress?
A vertebral subluxation is a misalignment or distortion of the spinal column that irritates, stretches, impinges or otherwise interferes with the proper function of the nerve system (brain, spinal cord, and nerves) creating nerve stress. Since the nerve system controls the function of the body, any interference to it can have wide-ranging effects.
How Is Subluxation Caused?
Spinal nerve stress can be caused by physical, chemical and/or emotional stress beyond our body’s ability to adapt. Most often in children physical stress may start in the womb, with the baby lying in a distorted manner. This is followed by a traumatic or difficult birth that can introduce great stress to the infant's spinal column and pelvis. Throughout childhood, the normal childhood traumas every child experiences can be a source of spinal trauma. Most of the time, the pain from the initial injury “goes away” however the damage incurred continues to affect the future function of the child’s nerve system.

It’s All About Function!
Today's parents are more concerned than ever about the adverse effects drugs have on their children. Parents are hesitant to merely mask symptoms with drugs and are worried about side effects. Their desire to achieve a state of true health—has led parents to seek health care options which support their children’s own natural ability to be healthy. Chiropractic care is one such option. As a parent, the choice is yours, but as a child the benefit is theirs.