Kids And Chiropractic

Healthier Children With Chiropractic

"Chiropractic care for my child? Why? Her back doesn't bother her."  Many Parents appreciate the importance of regular checkups for their children's teeth, hearing, and vision but draw a blank when it comes to a spinal checkup. A spinal checkup could be one of the most important checkups your children will ever have!  The spine protects billions of nerve fibers that send messages and energy to every part of their bodies.

Blockages In The Spine

If there is blockage of any of the nerves along the spinal cord, any nerve damage at all, then a state of "dis-ease" can develop.  Dis-ease is a state of disharmony in the body which can lead to lowered resistance to disease, organ malfunction, and sickness.  Blockage of nerves in the spinal column is usually caused by tiny misalignments of the spinal vertebrae called vertebral subluxations. 

Toddlerhood Through Childhood

Toddlerhood through childhood is a very "physical" time.  Those first hesitant steps soon evolve into jumping and running, and falls and accidents which are all part of normal childhood.  While most falls are minor, at times they can cause spinal, nerve-damaging vertebral subluxations with serious long term consequences.  For that reason all children need periodic chiropractic checkups. 

A Family Affair

At Jernigan Chiropractic we love to see the whole family, from babies to grandparents, coming in for checkups. Many "chiropractic families" report having more energy, improved health and less dependency on drugs and medication.  It is not unusual for us to hear parents state that since starting chiropractic care their children get sick less frequently, less severely, have less ear infections and take less antibiotics and other drugs than their classmates. 

Physical and Psychological Benefits

For decades parents, clinicians and researchers have noticed positive changes in the physical, behavioral and emotional health of children under chiropractic care.  Among the observed benefits are improvements in children with hyperactivity, autism, anxiety, low mental stamina, lack of concentration, asthma, and discipline problems.  Improvements in grades and IQ have also been recorded.  The mechanism explaining these results are varied.  There is evidence that subluxation correction improves blood flow to the brain.

Spinal Checkups are VITAL

If your child is suffering from any of the following common conditions, it is essential to get his/her spine checked for vertebral subluxations...

*  Arm, hand or shoulder pain *  Weakness or fatique *  Poor Concentration

*  Poor Posture *  Ear Infections *  Asthma

*  Numbness and Tingling *  Cholic *  Hyperactivity

*  Scoliosis * ADD/ADHD *  Headaches

Today's Chiropractic

Traditional symptom-treating is expensive and unattractive.  That's why more and more families include a chiropractor on their health team.  

We look at the total you.  We recognize the self-healing properties of the body.  We know that regardless of their age, a subluxation-free nervous system gives your child the opportunity to be their very best.  

Schedule an appointment for you child or grandchild today 228-896-7574.

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  • "I was in an accident several years ago. It led to chronic neck and low back pain and I had headaches every day. Dr. Jernigan helped me get out of pain and stay out of pain"
    M. Smith / Gulfport, MS

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