Many people think that since chiropractic is a treatment for muscle pain, it isn't necessary for children because they don't have muscles yet. Or rather because the children rarely complain of muscle and joint pain.
But the largest flaw in that thinking is this: chiropractic isn't just for pain. It's for the proper functioning of the nervous system, the system which controls and regulates all other systems in the body. The system which controls proper growth!
Children, as growing human beings, need a properly functioning nervous system almost more than adults do. Why? Because as they grow, they adapt to their surroundings at an astonishing rate. A child's body doesn't have the time to figure out if it's growing improperly: it just needs to grow. It needs to get bigger, stronger, faster, and it's going to do it whether the conditions for growth are potent or not.
Much like these trees. Trees are meant to grow higher towards the sun. It's not their fault that the bikes just happened to get in their way. They adapted to the bikes' presence, and continued doing what they are designed to do. Grow.
Children don't need chiropractic care because they're aching. They need chiropractic care because they're growing. If their muscles are operating properly, if their spinal column is positioned properly, if their nerves are communicating properly, then they'll grow properly. But if their muscles are imbalanced, if their spinal column is fixed or subluxated, if their nerves are communicating at less than optimal capacity, then they're bound to continue growing right around whatever problem they're facing.
These childhood adaptations can cause major problems when the child grows into an adult. Just like how that pesky little bike suddenly ended up six feet in the air.
That's why I am so proud of the Activator analysis and adjustment method. It's gentle, yes. It's non-invasive, yes. But most importantly, it's effective. Children hardly feel the Activator when it's working, and they often want to use it themselves. It's almost like they instinctively know that chiropractic and the Activator are helping to get that bike out of their trunk.
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