The nerves in your spine control and coordinate the health and functions
of your body.
Health Is Related To
Your spinal column is made of 24 bony segments called
vertebrae, aligned and connected by a series of joints, ligaments, and muscles.
Nerve messages from the brain flow through your spinal column to the various
organs and other parts of your body. Several studies have documented the effectiveness of
chiropractic in relieving back pain. More recent studies have shown
chiropractic to be effective in treating infantile colic and migraine headaches.
Although chiropractic is used most frequently to relieve low back pain, studies
have found it to be effective for a variety of conditions such as migraine
headaches, neck and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and
ARE CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS
SAFE FOR CHILDREN?
first stress placed on a child's spinal column is during the birthing process.
Equally surprising is the fact that 26% of children surveyed at school reported
a history of back pain. A child's spine is frequently subjected to
repeated forces in the process of learning to walk as well as a multitude of
childhood mishaps, sports related injuries, and postural strains. Although many of these subluxations are
self-correcting through the normal movements of the spine, a more serious
misalignment calls for chiropractic expertise. Fortunately, chiropractic
has had many positive results in treating some very common childhood maladies.
Problems like colic, headaches, ear infections, scoliosis, asthma, and even
some cases of behavioral problems and bed-wetting have been successfully
treated by chiropractic. Because a child's skeletal system is still
developing, there is a great deal of elasticity within the joints. Light
pressure is usually all that is needed to adjust a child's spine.