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Benefits of Chiropractic

At Family First Chiropractic of Verona, we know that the stresses of life can cause dysfunction in your nervous system. With our state-of-the-art scans, we’ll quantify the effects of stress on your body. Then, we can perform precise adjustments that will unlock your nervous system potential. As a result, your body’s ability to communicate will be restored.

An adjustment allows your body to adapt better to the stressors that it encounters. Your nerves can send input to the brain, which can then coordinate the right output. With a nervous system that is connected, calm and coordinated, children and adults can experience a higher quality of life.

Helping Families Get Healthier

Our primary focus is on pediatric and family chiropractic. We hold regular workshops to go into the details about natural solutions to your family’s health challenges and topics on wellness. Below, you can read more about the conditions many seek our assistance for.

It’s important to know that we do not treat ADD or ADHD. These conditions, however, are associated with disturbance in the central nervous system. Many families have found that chiropractic is helpful. Children and adults alike can have problems with ADD/ADHD.

The common signs include

  • A lack of focus
  • Acting impulsively
  • An inability to pay attention
  • Being easily distracted

  • Can’t sit still
  • Poor attention to detail
  • Poor concentration

Medical doctors use medications to address the symptoms of ADD/ADHD. These medications are similar to amphetamines and cocaine. They also have a number of side effects such as high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat and aggression. It’s no wonder that parents want a different way to help their children. Chiropractic can rebalance and restore your central nervous system.

Children are bombarded with excessive stressors early on in life. It leads to a “perfect storm” of events that are often precursors for ADD/ADHD and other childhood concerns. Some common examples of these stressors are

  • Trauma
  • Stressful pregnancy
  • Birth intervention
  • Difficult birth
  • Childhood falls and accidents
  • Toxins
  • Antibiotics
  • Poor diet

  • Medications
  • Environmental
  • Thoughts
  • Fear and anxiety
  • Busy lifestyle
  • Tech overload
  • Impulsive behavior and social challenges

The Result: Neuro-Developmental Disorders

These stressors frequently cause an imbalance in or dysfunction of the central nervous system, which will manifest itself as ADD/ADHD. The warning signs that may indicate your child is likely to suffer from a neuro-developmental disorder in the future include

  • Allergies and eczema
  • Colic and sleep issues
  • Difficulty nursing
  • Ear infections

  • Motor and speech delays
  • Reflux and constipation
  • Respiratory infections
  • Torticollis and plagiocephaly

One of the most common conditions children experience is ear infections. Research shows that an astounding 80% of kids will get at least one by age 2, with most being recurrent. Often, it leads to going to the pediatrician and getting antibiotics. Though common, it’s far from normal to have ear infections.

How Ear Infections occur

Fluids can build up in the ear canal. They should drain, but if they don’t, the canal of the ear can become infected. Typically, the infection is caused by a virus, though it can also be from bacteria. When the ear doesn’t drain, you can think of it like “poor plumbing.” Today’s medical treatments mean antibiotics, though it won’t kill the infection if it’s viral. Furthermore, it doesn’t address the cause of the problem. And recent research indicates that antibiotics don’t improve the outcomes of ear infections.

Frequent ear infections can mean that your doctor recommends having tubes surgically placed. Though it can result in fewer ear infections, it can lead to many other issues.

What Can You Do?

Though ear infections are common, is it inevitable that your child gets one? Think about addressing the cause rather than unnecessary drugs and surgery. Chiropractic takes a completely different approach. It addresses the stressors that can be responsible for ear infections.

The vertebrae of your child’s spine keep their bodies upright. Most importantly, however, they protect the central nervous system. The nerves that go from your brain travel down the spinal cord and to every part of the body between the spaces of each vertebra. If a vertebra is misaligned, the nerves that are responsible for the drainage of the ear canals and for your child’s immune function can’t work as they should. It can be the source of ear infections and lower your child’s immunity.

Safe, gentle adjustments using a light touch can eliminate nerve interference. In turn, the blockage in the ear canal can be freed up, and the body’s full function restored.

No matter how natural your birth is, it will put stress on your baby’s spine. There are as much as 90 pounds of pressure on your infant when they move through the birth canal. It makes sense that most newborns have misalignments in their neck. If left untreated, different issues can occur, with breastfeeding troubles being common.

If you’ve experienced nursing issues, you know that moms don’t get much support, and it can be discouraging. You may have sought help, but most medical providers don’t know that the infant’s spine can be the cause of the problem. The root must be addressed so that you can continue breastfeeding, which is well-documented to be the best choice for baby.

The signs that your baby has breastfeeding issues include

  • A want to suck all the time
  • Can only nurse in one position
  • Improper breathing, sucking or swallowing patterns
  • Inability to latch properly

  • Latching but cannot stay on the breast
  • Mom’s nipples are damaged
  • Unhappy or dissatisfied after nursing

The effectiveness of gentle adjustments are well-documented in assisting nursing difficulties.

Another common concern is tongue and lip ties, which may lead to nursing troubles. If your baby’s tongue or lips are restricted by excessive tissue, they may not be able to latch as they should. A trained pediatric chiropractor can restore the nerve input to the muscles in the baby’s mouth so that they can function better. If needed, we’ll give you a referral to another practitioner.

Encountering stressors happen all the time in our lives. Chronic, low-grade stress is linked to the six top causes of death. You want to be certain your body can adapt to stressors, so they don’t have a negative impact on your family’s health. Your central nervous system perceives stress and adapts to them. We refer to the three types of stress as the Three Ts: traumas, toxins and thoughts.

  • Traumas are physical stressors such as poor posture, slips and falls, the birth process, repetitive motions, and car accidents
  • Toxins are chemical stressors, which include medications, pollutants in the air, and chemicals and dyes in the food we eat
  • Thoughts are emotional stressors, such as work stress, bullying, loss of a friend or family member, and poor mental attitude

If your nervous system isn’t adapting to stress, it is likely because of a spinal misalignment called a subluxation. The resulting neurological interference means your body is in a sympathetic state, causing physiological changes. Stress affects you in several ways.

Stress will increase the following:

  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Blood sugar
  • Respiration rate
  • Secretion of cortisol, epinephrine and adrenaline

Stress will decrease the following:

  • Proper digestion
  • Normal bowel function
  • Immune function
  • Restful sleep
  • Focus

Chiropractic can help you adapt better to stress by

  • Removing subluxation (stress)
  • Allowing the body to better perceive and adapt to the environment
  • Allowing space for growth, development and healing
  • Restoring relaxation, rest, proper digestion and immune function
  • Improving your overall quality of life

Learn More Today

Find out how we can help you protect the health of your family. Contact Family First Chiropractic of Verona today!

Benefits of Chiropractic Care Verona, Oregon, West Madison WI | (608) 497-1801