Posted by: Tanya Bindl, D. C. | January 30, 2013

My First Wednesday Myth Buster

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First, a disclaimer:  unfortunately, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage didn’t help me with this particular post.  Maybe some day in the future….

As today is Wednesday, I have decided to use this particular day to weekly update my blog  about the many incorrect myths that surround chiropractic care and chiropractors themselves.  After all, the only way to dispel these myths is to spread the correct information.

Myth:  Chiropractic adjustments are unsafe for children.

The Facts:  Regardless of age, chiropractic adjustments are safe for all patients. Chiropractic adjustments on a child are very gentle and non-invasive.  Some critics of chiropractic care claim that manipulation of a small child’s neck can damage cartilaginous growth centers and thereby lead to deformities in the formation of the vertebrae.  More likely, chiropractic adjustments will not damage the neck, but do the opposite; the adjustments will remove abnormal stresses that can cause a rapidly developing spine, other bones, and  joints to develop abnormally.  In fact, detecting these misalignments early will lead to a much easier correction and a shorter healing time.

Children can benefit immensely from chiropractic care, just like adults.  Chiropractors have a direct focus on the integrity of the of the nervous system and removing those distortions with specific, precise adjustments keeps the nervous system functioning properly.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this topic, please feel free to comment on this post.  I’d love to be of help any way that I can.  Thank you for reading!


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