Pharmaceuticals and prescription medicines have very detrimental effects on the health of children and have many parents alarmed.  Parents are interested in getting their kids treated naturally so as to avoid potential side effects so often  experienced by users of these “medicines”.

Prescription and non-prescription drugs both mask symptoms and produce negative side effects. Masking a symptom is not the way to help a child; getting to the root of the problem is. So, what option is there? The answer is chiropractic! Chiropractic care is a natural approach and helps to realign the child’s spine, thereby, reducing any associated nerve pressure as a result of the misalignment being corrected.

In the first 10-13 years of life a child’s spine is developing rapidly.  Activities like carrying heavy school bags, prolonged sitting in school, poor posture, and sustaining sports injuries, may create spinal misalignments (subluxations) in the spine. Subluxations may put pressure on the spinal nerves, thus causing improper function of various organ systems as well kinesio-pathology  (to be further discussed in another blog).  Symptoms such as allergies, asthma, back pain, ear infections, stomachaches, poor posture, headaches, hyperactivity, ADHD and other problems may be correlated to improper nerve function and therefore confirm the presence of subluxations.

Chiropractors help to remove nerve interference and facilitate the innate healing power of a child’s body by performing spinal manipulations at various areas throughout the spine. These manipulations are also known as “adjustments”.   When administered properly, adjustments have a profound effect on a child’s health and allow the nervous system to function properly and  without interference.

Chiropractic adjustments are not just for children that have symptoms or pains; they are also used as a form of  preventive care for children and overall health and wellness. There is no reason to wait for a problem to arise.  Kids should be regularly checked and adjusted.

Montclair chiropractor, Dr. Gary Eshanov, is a holistic doctor,  experienced in working with children as well as patients of all ages. Contact the Montclair, N.J. office and see how you or your child may benefit.  Call today!