Family First Chiropractic and Wellness is located at 142 Erickson Drive, Red Deer, Alberta. Dr. Joelle Johnson,Dr. Stephen Kelly, Dr. Elton Clemence, Guy Lacoursiere TPT RMT,and Jeannette Raskin RMT CST,are available 6 days per week. The clinic is a family friendly environment for chiropractic care, craniosacral therapy and massage therapy.403.347.3261 www.family1stchiro.ca
Thursday, November 22, 2012
How do little kids get nerve irritation?
The nervous system is
the ‘Master Controller’
The nervous system is
the master controller of our body and if its communication channels become
fuzzy, distorted or damaged then we experience all sorts of communication
errors. For babies and children, this ineffective communication may play out as
colic or irritability, an inability to suckle and breastfeed, poor sleep,
developmental delays, digestion issues, asthma, behavioural problems, low
energy, inability to concentrate, headaches, etc – the list is endless. In
fact, regardless of
what the end result or symptom may be, all roads lead back to the body’s
ability to self-regulate and function at a peak level.
While chiropractic may
be able to help with a number of health issues, our focus is not treating or
curing ailments; our focus is ensuring the nervous system has every opportunity
to work efficiently and effectively.
Can you cook at night
with the lights out?
Imagine your nervous
system is like the lighting system in your home. If the lights start to dim,
you might not be able to cook dinner very well, you may start banging into
furniture, you may trip and hurt yourself, you may feel frightened, etc.
Exactly how the dim lights influence you will vary but the issue is still the
same – there is a communication problem between the wiring and the intended
outcome which needs detecting and fixing.
In the same way,
chiropractors spend years studying the nervous system to be able to detect and
correct these ‘communication errors’ in the body.
“How do little kids get nerve irritation?”
Nerve irritations (or vertebral
subluxations) occur as a part of normal daily life. They result from physical,
chemical and emotional stressors or ‘insults’ to our health, such as bad
posture, prolonged postures, sleeping on the tummy, knocks and falls, poor food
choices, dehydration, exposure to chemicals and toxins, and stress and anxiety.
Even before these lifestyle stressors have an impact, nerve irritation can
occur in the uterus from awkward positioning, restriction of movement, and
exposure to toxins, and from birth complications such as long labours, very
fast labours, or forceps or caesarean delivery.
When we appreciate how
important the nervous system is and how easily it can be hindered and impaired it makes sense that more
parents are having their child’s spine and nervous system assessed.
10 reasons parents
take their children to see the chiropractor:
1.To maximize their
child’s neural plasticity (brain and nerve development).
2.To enhance their child’s
overall health and wellbeing.
3.To strengthen immunity
and reduce the incidence of colds, ear-aches and general illness.
4.To help with colic and
Irritable Baby Syndrome.
5.To help with asthma,
breathing difficulties and allergies.
6.To improve spinal
7.To improve their child’s
ability to concentrate.
8.To assist with behavioural
disorders and enhance emotional wellbeing.
9.To help alleviate
10.To assist with
bed-wetting and sleep issues.
child’s health is their greatest asset. Help them achieve optimal health by
having chiropractic care.Dr Stephen Kelly adn Dr. Joelle Johnson practice at Family First Chiropractic and Wellness, located at 142 Erickson Drive, Red Deer.
www.family1stchiro.ca to book an appointment please call us at 403-347-3261. We hope to meet you and your children soon.