Kids and Chiropractic
by Dr. Jason Plotsky
|Dr. Jason Plotsky|
Are you aware the body is self-healing and self-regulating? What controls and monitors these body processes? If you’re thinking the nervous system, you are indeed correct. The nervous system is the first system to develop in the body and is responsible for the development of the rest of the cells, tissues and organs. Its job in a nutshell is to communicate information between the brain and the body and vice versa. When the communication is interfered with it can lead to a lack of optimum health. For some kids, this interference may start as early as the birth process and may show up as things like colic, ear infections and asthma.
The nervous system also supports and guides the immune system. The immune system’s job is to protect the body from foreign invaders (i.e. viruses and bacteria). There is constant communication between the immune system and the nervous system, which helps to regulate the natural immune response in the body. There is a growing body of research that shows a properly functioning nervous system has an impact on the body’s immune system. A case study from our office included a 10-year-old boy who had a “weak” immune system and last fall and winter had missed 26 days from school due to illness. This year he had almost a 65% reduction in the number of missed days at school! I don’t know that he was happy to be back at school, but I do know he was happy to be feeling so much better!
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Chiropractors have been blessed with the opportunity to effect a child’s life in one way or another and it is one of the things that gets us out of bed in the morning! So next time you are visiting your chiropractor, remember to bring your kids with you. They deserve an examination of their spine and nervous system to make sure the master control system is working optimally. Some injuries that we walk around with as adults started at a young age and we would be doing our kids a favour by getting small problems checked before they develop into big ones.Dr. Jason Plotsky is co-founder of Nova Spinal Care Inc. The doctors at Nova Spinal Care utilize a gentle and precise procedure called NUCCA. This procedure focuses on correcting body imbalance and promoting optimal function of the spine and nervous system. To find out if NUCCA can help you, call (902) 444-6682 and book a consultation with one of the doctors. You can also find out more details about the clinic at www.novaspinalcare.ca