The purpose of Chiropractic is to remove any interferences to the natural healing power of the body. The result of this natural power being released is healing, with profound results.
Chiropractors Do Not Treat Disease
It is important to understand that chiropractic does not treat disease. Its purpose is to lower spinal nerve stress, a serious and most often painless condition occurring in most children (and adults’) bodies. This spinal nerve stress interferes with the proper functioning of the our nervous system and can weaken functioning of internal organs and organ systems, lower our resistance, reduce the body’s healing and set the stage for sickness and health disorders.
So although ill children are often brought in for chiropractic, the treatment is not for their disease, but to free them of their spinal nerve stress, thus allowing their body’s natural healing potential to function optimally.
What Is Nerve Stress?
Spinal nerve stress, is a misalignment of the spinal column, hips, skull and related tissues (within the structural system) that interferes with the proper functioning of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, spinal nerves and peripheral nerves) via irritation, stretching or impingement of the structures in the system. The nervous system controls the function of the body, and therefore any interference to it can have wide-ranging effects.
How Is Spinal Stress Caused?
The spinal nerve stress can be caused by one, or a combination of, physical, chemical or emotional stress. Physical stress can start in the womb, with the baby lying in a distorted or twisted position. Spinal nerve stress in newborns is quite common and may be caused by difficult or traumatic birth, which can cause great stress to the baby’s spinal column, skull and pelvis. Throughout their childhood, normal traumas each child experiences can be a source of spinal and cranial trauma, for example learning to walk, schoolyard or sporting falls, falls off bicycles and broken bones. In the majority of cases, the pain from the initial injury disappears, however the damage acquired continues to affect the functioning of the child’s nerve system.
How Does Treatment Reduce Spinal Nerve Stress?
This is accomplished by chiropractic analysis of the spinal column and surrounding structures to ensure proper functioning and balance. If the spinal column is found to have improper function, chiropractors use gentle, safe and precise corrective procedures called spinal adjustments.
The adjustment specifically corrects the abnormal areas of the spine and cranium in order for these areas to regain their state of balance and in doing so the nervous system is freed from stress.
It’s All About Function!
All parents in desiring to achieve a state of true health seek out health care options which support their child’s own natural ability to be healthy.
Chiropractic care is one such option. All children function better with 100% nerve function. All children deserve the right to express their fullest potential. Chiropractic care for children is safe, gentle and effective. It allows for the opportunity for maximum potential for well-being.
Amy Melamet – Director/ Chiropractor at Crystal Street Family Chiropractic
Adapted from articles from Pathways Magazine