Modern day medicine suggests that if you’re not sick then you’re well. Balanced Body Acupuncture & Chiropractic in Omaha knows better. A lack of obvious symptoms of illness does not mean that you and your family are healthy.
What is Subluxation?
Our spine protects our spinal cord, which is the message highway from our brain to all of our other:
- glands via the nerves that exit between each vertebrae
Commonly known as the “central nervous system”, it’s the master controller of all of your body’s systems. If just one vertebrae is even slightly out of alignment, it can cause nerve interference resulting in a lack of wellness.
This lack of wellness will manifest itself in silent signs of subluxation, usually not given a lot of attention from a general practitioner or medical doctor. However, your family wellness chiropractor will recognize these signs right away.
When it comes to newborns they can’t tell you when something is wrong. They can’t tell you when or where they hurt. Yet, there are signs of something amiss. If you see any of those signs in your little one, be sure to speak with us.
Silent Signs of Subluxation
Changes in or disrupted sleep patterns may be a sign of a silent misalignment in your infants spine. Science has shown that our bodies require a certain number of hours of sleep each night. When our bodies are denied that required amount it can have some surprising side effects.
Weak immune system
Since the nervous system controls the immune system, many parents report their infants rarely develop colds or infections.
Consider that the immune system operates by the brain recognizing an invader (virus or bacteria) and responds by telling the body to produce antibodies and eliminate the problem. If your child’s immune system is operating properly they will hardly show any symptoms.
Positional discomfort or an altered posture
If you notice that your baby is uncomfortable being held in certain position this may be due to a spinal misalignment creating discomfort. Resulting in their head being tilted to one side and/or looking over their shoulder.
It has been determined that the typical child spends 8 ½ hours a day plugged in. This means that for over 8 hours a day your child is:
- bent over a hand-held video game or laptop
- slumped in a chair staring at a TV or computer screen
- or hunched over their cell-phone sending text messages
If your child already has subluxation leading to poor posture, these typical daily activities are only going to make that existing problem worse.
Not at ease
Often parents notes that when their child receives chiropractic care, their difficult to soothe or fussy baby is comfortable again. Balanced Body Acupuncture & Chiropractic Care in Omaha recognize that beyond the effect of subluxation, our western culture and diet are contributing to behavioral problems in our children. With regular adjustments as well as diet and exercise recommendations, chiropractic care can be effective in helping children.
Digestion and elimination problems
All of the body’s systems and bodily functions are controlled by the nervous system and spinal misalignments may cause nerve interference. This could potentially be the underlying cause of colic, reflux, constipation, diarrhea, or other common digestive distress.
If your baby has any of these six silent signs of subluxations, take a moment today to schedule your infant for a chiropractic screening in our office.
Balanced Body Acupuncture & Chiropractic in Omaha, NE
Balanced Body Acupuncture & Chiropractic provides Omaha area residents with a comprehensive choice in holistic medicine. With a focus on improving your body, mind, spirit, and emotions, we can best help you to live a happier, pain-free lifestyle! We offer Chiropractor, Acupuncture, Active Release Technique (ART), Acupuncture Facelift, Weight Loss & Nutritional Health, Sports Medicine, Golf Fitness Specialist, Massage Therapy, Dry Needling and Cupping Therapy services at our West Omaha location today!