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Babies & Children

Your baby’s spine will grow 50% in the first year! This makes it very susceptible to injury. Your child’s spine must also develop curves in the neck and low back during that first year in order to continue growing properly in childhood. After that first year, the child’s activity level increases, subjecting the spine to repeated physical trauma. Look at a child who’s learning how to walk. Can you imagine falling on YOUR butt so many times a day? And have you seen older children playing on the playground? Those repeated stressors can cause vertebrae to misalign and affect spinal health.

All chiropractors are able to treat children; however, there are currently only about 60 chiropractors throughout the world who have pursued postgraduate training and testing to achieve Board Certification in Chiropractic Pediatrics and Pregnancy. Many parents turn to chiropractic card for their children, especially after trying conventional medicine methods without seeing any results.

Many more parents are bringing in their children soon after birth to have their spines checked; these babies are not sick! But, these parents realize that the birth process itself places stress on the developing spine. They don’t want to wait until symptoms develop and there is a problem!

Antibiotic Facts

Parents, tiring of the antibiotic merry-go-round often seek out chiropractic care. Antibiotics are usually prescribed by medical pediatricians for ear “infections” (most of the time there is usually only inflammation or it is viral in nature) and “strep throat” (this is commonly mis-diagnosed without a throat culture). The symptoms will often resolve, but two weeks later the child once again has ear pain or throat pain and a second, third, or fourth round of antibiotics are prescribed.

The antibiotics upset the natural flora in the intestines and yeast is allowed to overgrow, causing allergies as well as decreased immunity. Children on antibiotics become sicker and more prone to developing diseases.

Click for more information on Antibiotics and Ear Infections.

Vaccine Facts

Texas currently allows for vaccine exemption.

Prior to choosing to vaccinate your child you should research and educate yourself about illness vaccines protect against and possible injury they may cause. Whether you choose to vaccinate or not, it is your responsibility to know the risk. The decision to vaccinate should be based on what you feel is best for YOUR family.

If you decide not to vaccinate you can use the following link to obtain your free exemption forms. Click here.

Questions to ask when considering Vaccines:

  1. Am I or my child sick right now?
  2. Have I or my child/spouse had a bad reaction to vaccines before?
  3. Do I or my spouse have a personal or family history of vaccine reactions (neurological disorder, severe allergies or immune system problems)?
  4. Do I know the diseases and vaccine risks for myself and my child?
  5. Do I have full information about the vaccine and its side effects?
  6. Do I know how to identify and report a vaccine reaction?
  7. Do I know I need to keep written record including the vaccine manufacturers name and lot # for all vaccines?
  8. Do I know I have the right to make an informed choice?

If you answered YES to 1, 2 or 3, or NO to 4-8 then review the information on the NVIC website.

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