Chiropractic for KIDS!
We are a family-oriented clinic specializing in care from newborns through all stages of life. We believe health care begins at day one. All of our doctors examine and adjusts newborns within days of birth to rule out or treat subluxations from the birthing process.
Our newborns' parents report with overwhelmingly positive results--results including more restful sleep, better eating, as well as reduction in fussiness. Our hope is to set up a new generation with the best chance for full-body health.
We treat children on maintenance care plans or for care for health issues such as:
Nocturnal Enuresis (bed-wetting)
Chronic Ear Infections
"Our family wants to say a huge, "Thank you!" We brought our daughter in to see you because she was still wetting the bed at eight years old. It was a nightly issue. We began treatment with your office and after only two months she is no longer having accidents at night. Thank you to you, Dr. Smith, and to your wonderful staff for all your help and kindness."
"When I first started coming to Big Mountain Chiropractic my lower back simply ached every day. After being adjusted by Dr. Smith I am so much better and now I can do all the things I want to do. Thank you so much!"
~M. Bridges, age 13
"My toddler was dealing with chronic sinus problems and had been on antibiotics 3 times in a 5 month period. I found hope in Dr. Smith for my own condition and thought he could help my son, as well. Wanting to steer clear of any more antibiotics, I really had nothing to lose.
I was amazed to find that, after only a few treatments, not only was his runny nose gone, but he was sleeping better, as well. Making the decision to bring my family to Dr. Smith has made an amazing improvement in my whole family. A BIG thanks to the great staff at Big Mountain Chiropractic!
"About 1 1/2 months ago our 4 month-old son tumbled off the couch, landing on his shoulder/neck area. He did not sleep soundly thereafter, and became very fussy. We finally brought him into your office for an adjustment. His scan revealed a neck seriously "out of whack." After his first adjustment he was a changed baby! Within one hour he was smiling and laughing, and he slept much more soundly! YAY! He became much more relaxed, as well.
His development even spiked; he went from occasionally rolling over to rolling over multiple times during his "tummy-time." He has figured out how to brace his hands and feet to lift his belly, and we anticipate we will have a crawler soon! We are blown away by the progress our son has made in ONE WEEK and are so thankful to you, Dr. Smith, for your knowledgeable, professional, and friendly service and staff! We highly recommend chiropractic care for infants and also recommend Big Mountain Chiropractic as the place to receive that care!
"When I started bringing my 20 month-old son in to see you he was getting ear infections almost monthly and was constantly on antibiotics. After the first few adjustments I could already see a difference. He was less fussy and irritable within two months. I realize now he has not had a new ear infection since beginning treatment! My boy is a whole new child! Thank you Dr. Smith and team!"
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Chiropractic and Children: It's All About Function
Originally Published in ICPA Newsletter March - April, 2002
by Tedd Koren, DC
What can chiropractic do for your child? Why do millions of parents bring their children to Doctors of Chiropractic every year? Is it only for highly dramatic health conditions? Is it only for when my child is hurting? Not at all!!
Chiropractic's purpose is to remove interference to the natural healing power running through the body. When that power is unleashed the healing that results may be profound.
Today we find more parents bringing their children to chiropractors for day-to-day health concerns we're all familiar with: colds, sore throats, ear infections, fevers, colic, asthma, tonsillitis, allergies, bed-wetting, infections, pains, falls, stomach aches, and the hundred and one little and big things children go through as they grow up.
Chiropractors Do Not Treat Disease
It's most important to understand that chiropractic is not a treatment for disease. It's purpose is to remove spinal nerve stress, a serious and often painless condition most children (and adults) have in their bodies. Spinal nerve stress interferes with the proper functioning of the nervous system, can weaken internal organs and organ systems, lower resistance, reduce healing potential and set the stage for sickness and disorders of all kinds.
When a chiropractor frees the nervous system from spinal stress, the healing power of the body is unleashed: the immune system functions more efficiently, resistance to disease increases, and your child's body functions more efficiently. Your child can respond to internal and external environmental stresses such as germs, changes in temperature, humidity, toxins, pollen and all the other stresses he/she comes in contact with more efficiently.
So although children with diseases are often brought to the chiropractor, the chiropractor is not treating their diseases but is instead freeing them of spinal nerve stress, thus permitting their body's natural healing potential to function at its best.
What Exactly Is Nerve Stress?
Spinal nerve stress (also referred to as vertebral subluxations, the subluxation complex, or "pinched nerves") is a misalignment or distortion of the spinal column, skull, hips, and related tissues (the structural system) that irritate, stretch, impinge or otherwise interfere with the proper function of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, spinal nerves and outlying or peripheral nerves). Since the nervous system controls the function of the body, any interference to it can have wide-ranging effects.
How Is Spinal Stress Caused?
Spinal nerve stress can be caused by physical, chemical and/or emotional stress. Physical stress may start in the womb, with the baby lying in a distorted or twisted manner. Spinal nerve stress in newborns is more common than previously realized This may be caused by a traumatic or difficult birth which can introduce great stress to the infant's skull, spinal column and pelvis. Throughout childhood, the normal childhood traumas every child experiences can be a source of spinal and cranial trauma. Most
of the time, the pain from the initial injury "goes away" however the damage incurred continues to affect the future function of the child's nerve system.
How Does the Chiropractor Correct Spinal Nerve Stress?
This is accomplished first by analyzing the spinal column and related structures for balance and proper function. Where the spinal column is found to be functioning improperly, the Doctor of Chiropractic performs precise corrective procedures called spinal adjustments.
Using his/her hands and/or specialized instruments to gently and specifically correct those abnormal areas, the spine and cranium regain their intended state of balance and the nerve system is freed from stress.
It's All About Function!
Today's parents are more concerned than ever about the adverse effects drugs have on their children. Parents are increasingly asking, when handed a prescription for a child's recurrent problem, "Is this really all I can do for my child? Is there a safer alternative?"
Parents are hesitant to merely mask symptoms with drugs and are worried about side effects. Their desire to achieve a state of true health— has led parents to seek health care options which support their children's own natural ability to be healthy.
Chiropractic care is one such option. All children function better with 100% nerve function. All children deserve the right to express their fullest potential. Chiropractic care for children is safe, gentle and effective. It allows for the opportunity for maximum potential for well-being.