Chiropractic Care for Kids
Why do Kids Need to Have Their Spines Checked?
Let's start at the very beginning--the birth process. First I’ll give a little science and then some reality. A German medical researcher G. Gutmann discovered that over 80% of the infants that he examined shortly after birth were suffering from injuries to the cervical spine. Dr. Towbin of Harvard Medical School, Dept. of Pathology stated from his research, "The birth process, even under optimal conditions, is potentially a traumatic, crippling event for the fetus". "Spinal cord and brain stem injuries occur often during the process of birth but frequently escape diagnosis."
80% is a huge majority. Most of those 80% will grow up without showing any immediate outward signs or symptoms of nervous system interference. What is the effect on that infant? How does this interfere with the baby's potential to express him (her)self completely and wholly as a human being throughout his (her) life? What problems may arise 5-10-20-30 years down the line as a result of a developing nerve system that is compromised?
If children aren’t subluxated (interference to the nerve system) from the birth process, then you should watch them learn to walk at age 1. They'll fall about thirty times a day. Let's look at the life of a 4 year old boy. When he gets up in the morning, the first thing he does is fall out of bed. Then he kicks his brother out of bed. Now there are two of them subluxated. They come down for breakfast one step at a time--on their rear ends. Then they go out to play. They fall, fight, wrestle, fall off their scooters, and tumble down hills. In case they weren't subluxated, they both dive into the sofa head first before lunch. At age 10 they learn to play kill the guy with the ball or king of the hill. At age 14 they're learning competitive sports. At 17 they’re dating (more stress on the body), at 18 they’re going to college (more stress), and at 22 they’re off to the working world. This was you growing up! You grew up with nerve interference all your life. But you probably didn't have lower back pain, migraine headaches, or a stiff neck. Nerve interference causes no initial symptoms.
If a little girl falls off her tricycle at age 3 and damages the nerve supply to her ovaries, interrupting the balance of hormone chemistry, she's surely not going to get menstrual cramps. That's pretty silly. Maybe she won't get them at age 13, or 23, or even 33. How many different disease processes or conditions do you know of that affect adult females are a direct result of hormone imbalances? Maybe in this particular case, these conditions may very well have come from that fall at age 3. The body may have been making those hormone chemicals in the wrong quantities for all those years due to compromised nerve signals. This is a very very slow process of poisoning the body by improper chemical balance that can not be picked up by the senses. The damage is cumulative. This is a pretty far out example and you’re probably saying “How can this be proven scientifically?” It can’t. But think how it makes sense in your own head. When the developing nerve system(which controls everything) is compromised, anything can be possible anywhere anytime down the line because every cell of every body part receives its life from the nerve system. I don’t think I can say this any clearer. This is a philosophically sound statement proven by deductive reasoning.
The fact is anything you do to cause nerve interference(subluxation) sets your body chemistry out of balance and messes up your life somehow down the line. You can't have a subluxation and not have some part of your body or life affected negatively. An interrupted nerve signal can affect coordination, reflexes, memory, ability to learn and comprehend, focus, concentration, alertness, decision making, immune function, social interaction, energy, and so many other aspects of human performance that we don't even think about. Kids can be growing up unnecessarily limited because of nerve pressure. They may never do as well as they could. They maybe coming home with B's when they could be getting straight A's if their body was working better.
Young & Strong
Ensure your child is always performing optimally when playing sports or just enjoying everyday life.
Don't sell your children short. Go out of your way to get their spines checked once a week just like you do. Don't let them grow up subluxated for 30 years until they happen to get a stiff neck one day and then decide it's time to see a chiropractor. Give them a better start than you had. Chiropractic is not just for sick people and people with bad backs. It's for anyone who has a spine and a pulse. Spinal adjustments are safe, painless, natural, and effective.
Thanks Dr. Reggie Gold for all your great teachings and communication skills. RIP
Michael Caruso, DC – 919 Main Street – Belmar, NJ – 732-749-3098