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Natural Chiropractic Care for the Whole Family

Posted by Carlson Chiropractic on Apr 10, 2018, 10:46:00 AM

Chiropractic care can start for your child at a very young age!

As you personally benefit from chiropractic care, you have some new responsibilities. Among them is to tell others about your experience. Who better to start with than your own family? 

Chiropractic care has been aiding in family health for years. Many patients see their chiropractic doctor as their family doctor. That's smart. The cost of surgery is rising. The adverse reactions to drugs receive front-page news. Families want safe and natural solutions. More and more are choosing chiropractors first!

Family care can start from the very beginning. Babies can benefit when their pregnant mothers receive chiropractic care. During this period of weight gain and hormonal changes, many mothers seek chiropractic care. They often report easier births. 

Newborns, infants and children can benefit, too. The birth process may be a cause of our first subluxation! Then, learning to walk, ride a bike or play sports can produce so-called growing pains. Ignored, these problems may worsen until they can become more difficult to correct as an adult. 

Car accidents, work injuries and the stress and strains of our busy lives can produce subluxations. Periodic chiropractic checkups can be helpful. Many patients report more energy, vitality and better overall health. 

Seniors enjoying an active retirement stop by our office, too. Safe and natural chiropractic care makes sense. They see how the structure of the spine can affect the nervous system and how their bodies work. 

Regardless of your age or condition, a better working spine is good for your health. Share your chiropractic experience with others, starting with those you live.

1. Why do newborns get chiropractic adjustments?

Even today's "natural" childbirth methods can affect an infant's spine. Preliminary studies suggest that colic, unusual crying, poor appetite, ear infections or erratic sleeping habits can be signs of spinal distress. Relax. Newborn adjustments are gentle. As a rule, no more pressure than you'd use to test the ripeness of a tomato is involved. 

2. Can I get chiropractic care if I've had back surgery?

Yes. Your chiropractic doctor will avoid areas of your spine surgically modified. However, surgery often causes instability above or below the involved level. These "reactions" will be the focus of your chiropractic care.

3. Can patients with osteoporosis get chiropractic care?

Of course. Regardless of your age, size or condition, chiropractic care can be helpful. The specific needs of each patient are considered. If yours is not a chiropractic case, we'll refer you to the appropriate specialist. 

Chiropractic is a team approach to better health. As you enjoy results, tell those you love. Explain how millions enjoy relief and better health by restoring the integrity of their spines and nervous systems with safe and natural chiropractic care.


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