Why should kids visit a pediatric chiropractor?

Chiropractic is the science, art and philosophy of optimal health and wellness. It was said by BJ Palmer that “Medicine is the study of disease and what causes a man to die. Chiropractic is the study of health and what causes a man to live.”

 Chiropractic recognizes that the human body has the innate ability to heal itself. In order for the body to recognize challenges and to properly self heal, the brain and nervous system must be able to properly perceive what is going on in the body. When areas of the spine become misaligned and stuck, the brain is unable to properly sense what is going on and therefore can not send the proper messages back out to the body. This breakdown in communication interferes with the bodies natural self healing capabilities and is perceived as stress that activates our sympathetic (fight or flight) response of our nervous system. Constant activation of this system puts our bodies in a state of protection and survival instead of the normal default of growth, development, and healing.

Chiropractors identify the areas of the spine that are misaligned and stuck that are causing interference in the bodies ability to self heal and function properly . Once these areas are identified, they can be gently corrected through specific chiropractic adjustments. Once these areas of the spine are corrected the body is no longer in a state of survival and protection and it is able to put its resources into normal growth, healing and development.

How Chiropractic Helps Kids

From learning to walk, run, ride a bike and play sports, kids fall hundreds, if not thousands, of times. More often than not, when we have trauma as a child, adults tell us to shake it off and get back in the game.

What people don't realize, is that many problems that we experience as adults stem from injuries that we had as children. If these problems get detected and corrected early on, they are much easier and quicker to fix.

Children also experience micro trauma every day from spending hours sitting at desks in school, slouching while playing video games, and watching television.

Being sedentary and sitting with poor posture causes structural and neurological stress to the body.

If neglected, these issues continue to worsen and can cause serious challenges when we become adults. The best time to start chiropractic care is now, with a pediatric chiropractor, before the problems occur.

Dr Ryan Caringola Pediatric Chiropractor

What Challenges Can Improve with Care from a Pediatric Chiropractor?

Parents come into our office telling us the "labels" their children have been given. ADD, ADHD, SPD, ASD, ODD, PANDAS... just to name a few!

It's an alphabet soup. The parents who see us aren't happy with the options being presented to them because most of the time it involves putting their children on medication. These prescription drugs have never been tested on children, and have negative side effects that can be worse than the condition itself. 

Unfortunately, parents are not sure of the alternatives and even where to go to get help.

Many of the parents who come into our practice to see a chiropractor have noticed improvements in the following areas:

  •   Focus and concentration
  •   Communication and connection
  •   Behavior
  •   Immune issues, including ear infections
  •   Digestion


Every child deserves the opportunity to grow up drug-free, and live to their true potential.

Dr. Ryan Caringola, DC

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