Children are notorious for bad falls, trips, and injuries.  They may fall off the swings at the park or fall down during a sporting event.  We look them over, bandage up their scrapes, and tell them they are okay.  You may not think about it again.  But small traumas like falls can cause spinal subluxations, or misalignments.  While this doesn’t seem like a big deal, spinal misalignments that are not corrected will cause dysfunction within the body. They can lead to health concerns that carry into adulthood.  Instead of going years without addressing the problem and being reactive when a health concern becomes serious, it is best to seek chiropractic care from a Charlotte chiropractor after a trauma or injury, no matter how small.  Sometimes, we may not even know that we have misalignments.  For this reason, regular chiropractic care is recommended to improve spinal health and keep the body functioning at levels of health at all times, even for young kids.

Spinal Misalignments Lead to Nerve Interference and Dysfunction

The central nervous system is how our body sends and receives messages.  This type of communication is necessary for all the systems to function together as they should.  But spinal misalignments lead to nerve interference that disrupts proper communication between the body’s systems.  When this occurs, it can cause some systems to not function as they should.  This can lead to a number of health issues, such as digestion troubles, frequent headaches, chronic pain, and a slew of other problems.  You may choose to turn to medication for relief, but you will only experience short-term relief and the root cause of the issue will not be resolved.  If spinal misalignments are not corrected, you can have long-term effects that you may even deal with for the rest of your life.  Both adults and children can experience small traumas that cause a vertebra in the spine to twist, turn, or move out of place.  In children, a misalignment that isn’t addressed could mean trouble even decades later.  If we don’t’ recognize the importance of chiropractic care from a Charlotte chiropractor for people young and old, the long lasting effects may take a toll on our overall health and wellness.  Improve the quality of your life through safe, natural, effective, neurologically-based chiropractic care.

How Can Chiropractic Improve My Health?

Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic will perform an initial assessment on both children and adults to locate spinal misalignments.  Gentle adjustments can remove misalignments and restore proper spinal health.  This removes the root cause of dysfunction, which is nerve interference, so that the body’s systems can once again work properly and in conjunction with one another.  It is important that you seek chiropractic care on a regular basis to be at your best.  Spinal misalignments that have been present in the body for only a week or two are easy to correct.  But misalignments that occurred several years ago can take time to correct.  If a child experiences a trauma but doesn’t visit a chiropractor until adulthood, it will take far longer to correct then had the problem been addressed right away, not to mention the chaos that has been caused in the body over the past several years.  The spine can shift back into improper position out of habit, and it could take several weeks or even months of adjustments to restore proper alignment and function.  It is worth the effort to restore health and function because healthy children become healthy adults, and we know you want what’s best for your family both now and in the future.

If you or your child has experienced a small or large physical trauma of any kind, take care to address spinal misalignments with chiropractic care.  Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic can assess the spine and restore alignment to eliminate dysfunction within the body.  Don’t wait until things get worse.  Seek care today so you can feel your best. Contact our office today to set up an appointment.

 

 

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