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Have You Had Your Kids Checked Yet?: Here's Why Kids Need Chiropractic Care



When most people think of chiropractic care, there are a few things that probably instantly come to mind: aches and pains.


Now, is chiropractic useful for aches and pains? Sure. But we approach chiropractic care from a much more holistic perspective — one that starts early on, that relieves stress from a young age, and that prevents symptoms like aches and pains (and ADHD, anxiety, colic… the list is endless!) almost entirely.


It’s why we recommend chiropractic care for kids so, so much… and a huge reason why kids are such a massive part of our focus at Thrive Family Chiropractic.


So, here’s the q: have you had your kids checked yet?


If not, that’s okay! That’s why we’re here (and we’re happy to recommend other providers if you’re not in Lincoln!).


However, we did want to delve deep into why we recommend chiropractic care for kids so much over here, and why it’s so important to start investing in their whole body health from a young age.


Here’s the truth about chiropractic care for kids…

If you really start to think about it, stress is everywhere in our world — starting from the exact second that they’re pushed out of the birth canal to beeps and bright lights, and continuing to exacerbate as they grow up, go to school, and face life. And, that stress continues to grow. It results in things like ADHD, in anxiety, in poor immune system function, and even in behavioral and sensory issues.


All about subluxation in kids

Subluxation is the accumulation of stress in the body that presents as misalignment and fixation.  Subluxation is stuck on stress, and kids get it too!


Physical stress in children comes from birth, interventions, trauma, car seats, diaper changes, falls, and even playing sports. Chemically, processed foods, sugary drinks, medications, shots, and household chemicals add to that subluxation. Then, emotionally, pregnancy stress, birth stress, birth intervention leading to emotional trauma, separation from mom, and difficulty nursing all factors in as well.


Wondering if your kids have subluxation?

Here are some symptoms you may see if your kids have subluxation:

  • colic
  • excessive crying
  • fussy
  • reflux
  • gassy
  • not pooping daily
  • head tilted or turned all the time
  • flat spots on the head
  • ear infections
  • eczema
  • allergies
  • frequent sickness, runny nose, cough or congestion
  • ear infections
  • asthma
  • ADHD
  • sensory processing struggles
  • anxiety


What can I do about it?

That nervous system stress starts early on, often in pre-conception itself. When you add on mama’s stress, the stress of being pregnant, and any environmental stress during pregnancy itself, you have immediate stress affecting that baby. In fact, almost every single baby we see in the office has tons of stress on that upper cervical spine — which instantly affects their nervous system. As they learn to crawl, sit in car seats, go through diaper changes, and live life, the stress continues.


The fix? We want to clear that stress immediately after birth via a chiropractic adjustment, and continue to relieve that stress throughout all of childhood, young adulthood, and adulthood. We want to see them get strong through tummy time, learn to cross-crawl, and start navigating childhood in a really aligned way. Kids that get adjusted poop better, sleep better, develop better, and live better. What’s better than that?


And, plus, we encourage you to think about something: how much better will adulthood be when your kids have gone through life with consistently relieved stress?


A lot better. We promise. They’ll sleep better. They’ll heal better. They’ll learn better. They deserve it.


Here’s what’s even better though: chiropractic care for the whole family.

While we think that chiropractic care is absolutely excellent (and essential) for babies and kids, the buck doesn’t stop there — not even close. In fact, it’s why we talk so much about holistic, whole-body health and chiropractic care for the entire family… no matter what age they may be.


Here’s the thing: health matters in a lot of different ways — not just one.


And that means to a lot of different people, too. Dads, moms, grandparents, kids, teenagers, infants, even pets (though we don’t offer that!), they all need it.


See, stress exists everywhere in the world we’re living in. And, instead of chiropractic adjustments, most people overmedicate, and overnumb, and over exhaust. Then, instead of creating a world where we can all breathe, we create a world where everything feels too heavy. Too painful. Too overwhelming.


Is chiropractic care the fix for all of that? No, but let us tell you firsthand — it’s a pretty incredible solution, and it’s an incredibly effective way to raise a family that’s healthy and calm and happy and well-behaved.


Are you ready to get your whole family adjusted? We’d genuinely love nothing more than to do this for you at Thrive Family Chiropractic! Request an appointment here, and sign up for our upcoming workshop, Raising Healthy Kids Naturally, here.

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