Family Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic Care for the Family
At Mountaintop Health, we emphasize the importance of chiropractic care for the whole family. Often we find that Mom or Dad seek chiropractic care to get well, meanwhile leaving their spouse and children home to get sick! By leaving the kids at home, you may be setting them up for the same spinal problems later in life that led you to seek chiropractic care. That is why we strive to make it easy and affordable for entire families to receive the quality chiropractic care they need.
It is a common misconception that chiropractic is just a treatment for pain. Though chiropractic can be very effective at getting you out of pain, pain may not occur until there have already been many years of subluxation in the spine. In fact, severe misalignment and nervous system dysfunction can be present with little or no pain at all! Changes in the spine associated with long-standing subluxation (see Spinal Degeneration) are much more difficult to deal with, and may be permanent. These problems are easily preventable with regular chiropractic care starting from an early age. As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That’s why regular chiropractic maintenance should be a part of every family’s health plan.
Chiropractic care for Children
Sadly, it is all too common for children to start life out “on the wrong foot” when it comes to their spinal health. Often, this results from trauma to the delicate infant neck during the birth process itself! That is why our philosophy for children and chiropractic is simple: the earlier, the better! When subluxation is detected early, before there are permanent changes to bones, muscles, and ligaments, it is much easier to gently and safely correct. A small investment for your child now can save thousands of dollars and untold suffering later in your child’s life. We find that babies and children under regular chiropractic care experience far less of common childhood maladies such as ear infections, asthma, thrush, eczema, or bronchitis. Research has shown that children under chiropractic care miss less school due to illness than those who are not under chiropractic care.