Dr. Duke is seeing growing interest in chiropractic care for children. Studies show that getting adjusted helps with lots of childhood ailments, and costs less than traditional medical care and is less invasive. Dr. Ben uses safe and gentle techniques to adjust children. These techniques are modified for even the smallest of patients from newborns on up! Children typically have a hard time explaining aches and pains and at ELITE Wellness we do a thorough examination to find out if the cause of your child’s problems are from misalignments of the spine.
Spinal problems can begin at birth. The birthing process itself wreaks havoc on the spine. Wobbly walkers tend to tumble. Older children get out of alignmnet through sports activities, poor posture, and through every day activities. Researchers estimate that 50% of children suffer from low-back pain. Luckily, chiropractic adjustments can ease their pain. Chiropractic care helps with neck pain and childhood headaches too.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) prevents children from maintaining their focus in every aspect of their lives. Preliminary research shows that chiropractic care has a “highly significant” influence on improving the symptoms of ADHD.
Many young children suffer from chronic ear infections. One study of 46 children ages 5 and under show that 93% of the ear infection episodes improved 75% in 10 days or less. 43% improved after only 1 or 2 adjustments. (J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1996;19:169-77)
Misalignments putting pressure on nerve roots can be a cause of digestive issues such as chronic constipation and upset stomach. Getting adjusted can get your child’s digestive system back on track!
Older children are often involved in sports or other physical activities. Chiropractic care not only helps heal the body faster after injury, but can help prevent potential sports-related strains and sprains due to misalignments and muscle dysfunction.
Teaching your child to turn to medication only when absolutely necessary can help them to avoid potentially harmful side-effects and discover the incredible healing power of the body. Emphasize prevention rather than dependency on medication. Teach your children how to be healthy!
1. To maximize and increase their child’s brain and nerve development
2. To enhance their child’s overall wellbeing
3. To strengthen immunity and reduce the incidence of colds, ear-aches and general illness
4. To help with colic/irritable baby syndrome
5. To help with asthma, breathing difficulties and allergies
6. To improve spinal posture
7. To improve their child’s ability to concentrate
8. To assist with behavioral disorders and offer greater emotional wellbeing
9. To help alleviate bed wetting and digestive problems
10. To assist with sleep issues