Most of us picture the average chiropractic patient as the middle-aged person with a "bad back". However, it is never too early to experience the benefits of the chiropractic adjustment. Many of our moms and dads bring their child in after a fall, injury, or illness. While we are more than happy to help with these issues, we hope to offer more than patch care for a single symptom. Our goal, as with our older patients, is to clear the nervous system. Our brains control every system in the body, whether that control is a wired connection through the nerves or “wirelessly” through hormones. If there is interference in the signal to any of these systems we can see symptoms of poor digestion, ADHD, weight issues, poor performance in activities, and schooling. Typically what we see is that kids are not just dealing with aches and pains they are dealing with functional deficits as well. In our office we ask “how can we remove interference and allow their body to heal through a complete process rather than looking for a way to circumvent a symptom?” This allows the body to do what it does best - regulate for health. This means relief without side-effects or hospital stays.
When families get stuck in a cycle of sickness, stress, and hospitalization it can be overwhelming and challenging to know what to do first. And unfortunately, for many, the question isn’t how can chiropractic care help.
Traditional medicine just offers more referrals to specialists and more medications. Then, when parents get on the internet and join various Facebook Groups looking for help, it can be overwhelming with the litany of recommendations that come from that – diet changes, detoxes, supplements, essential oils, and so on.
This is where the simplicity of chiropractic comes in, and we look at the body as a whole, not just symptom by symptom or system by system. We focus entirely on removing neurological interference and imbalance safely and naturally, without drugs. Once we get that child’s nervous system calmed down, balanced, and regulated once again, it’s no wonder they start experiencing the following:
Developmental milestones are significant physical and behavioral signs or markers of optimal development in infants and young children.
Some examples of these milestones include:
Additionally, it’s important to focus not just on the motor aspect of development but also on how key systems such as sleep, digestion, and immune function are progressing. These ‘internal’ aspects of development are so often overlooked and dismissed as something separate and distinct by your average pediatrician, but really do hold the missing clues to why so many kids struggle with developmental delays in the first place.
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Our aim at AFC is to encourage a healthy lifestyle and a well balanced nervous system so your children can grow up to be healthy, strong and happy adults.