Children have recently finished a summer break from school that was filled with changes in routine, extra play time, sunshine and fresh air.  Activities of summer are typically invigorating and healthy for kids.  At the same time, as you have watched your children play with youthful energy while they run, fall, dive, suddenly change directions, jump, twist and interact with others with playful contact, wouldn’t you say that their primary shock absorber has been put to the test?

The primary shock absorber for the body is the spinal column, with its fiber-cartilage discs between the bony vertebrae and the forward and backward curvatures that afford the body’s framework with both elasticity and rigidity.  Sure, children are far more resilient than adults when it comes to tumbles and impacts, but they too are subject to spinal misalignments that result in vertebral subluxation and congestion upon the nervous system.

With youngsters, if a structural impediment is present it may be so slight that it is not readily discernible to parents.  The evidence that all function is not up to par may not be noted.  The child may not complain about pain in the back or neck.

Now children are back in school, back to a daily routine and less physical activity.  The restrictions and confinement of the classroom are restraints to which youthful nervous systems are challenged to adapt.  The attentiveness and effort to complete lessons are, to many children, a further strain upon their nervous system.  These stresses, coupled with slight structural impediments to nerve action, can result in digestive disorders, throat or breathing complications, ear problems, urinary and elimination upsets, and much more.

There are symptoms that result from spinal nerve pressure that parents, nor teachers, consider to be illness when confronted with these recognizable problems such as inattentiveness, lack of concentration, declined motivation and increased listlessness.  The poor kid is too often punished for bad grades, or worse still, labeled as ADD or “hyperactive” and medicated with dangerous drugs to artificially control perception and behavior.

Many parents have witnessed a dramatic improvement in their school children’s performance and enthusiasm following chiropractic intervention.  The chiropractor checks the child’s spine for subluxations and methodically analyzes and adjusts to remove interference to the nervous system.  When the congestion and pressure are cleared from the circuitry that keeps all the bodily systems working in harmony and at their optimum, the possibilities are so great that no child should be deprived of the advantages of chiropractic examination.

Reinforce the health of your children and their progress in school with regular chiropractic care.

from Voice for Health