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Are your kids protected from even minor injury?

I have three sons, so I see firsthand how physically active kids can be.

It seems that at least once a week there’s some serious issue afoot, whether it’s from hockey, soccer, falling down the stairs or roughhousing. The thing with kids is that they just get up from their spill or accident and continue with their play. You never hear, “I’m in tremendous pain” or “I can’t move.”

Even a small spinal misalignment, however, can initiate the damage process.

A Fall’s Effects on Functioning

On average, kids fall an astounding 18 times per day from the time they’re born to the age of five. That’s close to 6,000 falls per year, per child! Of course most tumbles and spills are in the minor category, but it’s the cumulative effect of those stresses and strains on the structures of the spine that create problems.

Here are some of the most common indicators in children that their body isn’t functioning or healing properly:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Bed-wetting
  • Digestive issues
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Poor sleep
  • Weakened immune system

The Dimmer Switch

Think of the health potential of your child as a light bulb with a dimmer switch. You want your child’s health to be at 100% — the light turned fully on. But over time, with the subtle effects of accumulated injury, the dimmer switch is activated. We often don’t even notice this — until the light is cranked up again. This is true of so many people who think their health is normal when in reality they’re operating on “half-power.”

I believe it’s critical for children to be the best that they can be, with a clear, fully-functioning nervous system. Make sure that your kids get a chiropractic checkup on a regular basis. Have certainty that everything is functioning in maximum mode.

 

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