• Helping the Body Help Itself: Chiropractic care for children.

    by Dr. Curtis
    on Jun 2nd, 2017

How chiropractic care can benefit your child.

Have you ever wondered if your child could benefit from seeing a chiropractor? The answer could be yes. But it may not be for the reasons you’re thinking.

You might be concerned with your child’s posture or, as was the case when I was a kid, their awkward run (I ran like I was Groucho Marx all goofy and lucky I didn’t trip over myself). But what my parents didn’t know was that there were other ways I would have benefitted from chiropractic care; it could have helped my asthma, allergies…even my eczema.

The bottom line is that chiropractic care could have helped my body heal itself.

I understand your fear.

Let me explain.

My uncle was actually a chiropractor. And even though we had a trusted physician in the family, my parents were scared of the popping and cracking they thought would happen if he treated me.

So, you see I understand the fear behind taking your kid to the doctor of any sort, let alone one who is going to make them “pop.” But I’d like to explain why that happens.

What IS that popping noise??

The popping that sometimes occurs is called cavitation and it is merely the gas in the joint capsule escaping. Each joint has a capsule around it which contains fluid to lubricate the joint and keep cartilage from rubbing cartilage. Within this fluid is some gas, and when the joint is mobilized sometimes this gas escapes the joint capsule and makes some noise.

Cracking your knuckles is a great example. Once you “crack” a knuckle, you can’t do it again for some time because there isn’t enough gas in the joint capsule.

The body is designed to be a self-healing and self-regulating system. Given no interference, the body will do just that: self-heal and self-regulate. So, if a child suffers from a misalignment in the spine that is interfering with the innate, inborn intelligence of the body then the child isn’t able to heal. It doesn’t matter what it is they are suffering from.

The symptom is not the cause. It’s the warning sign to get it taken care of.

I believe without a doubt that an adjustment will help most everyone live a healthier life. Will it cure what ails them? The adjustment doesn’t cure the child - the inborn intelligence of the body cures what ails them.

How I work.

We’ve demystified the “pop.” But I have more good news for you.

The gentle technique I practice doesn’t create much of a noise at all. The adjustments are safe and quite comfortable. Most patients get up after the adjustment and tell me how much better they immediately feel, including the children that I treat.

So, if you’re sick and tired of seeing your child sick and tired, it might be time for a consultation. At The Wellness Studio LA, we’re hopeful that we’re the right fit for your needs and the needs of your family. If not, we are happy to help you research and find the best solution.

 

Dr. Bobby Curtis, DC is a chiropractor who serves the Beverly Hills and Los Angeles areas. Through The Wellness Studio, Dr. Curtis ensures quality care through both his chiropractic practice and weight loss services. Call (310)-902-6942 today for your complimentary consultation. It’s the first step towards a healthy, pain-free you!

 

 

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