How Chiropractic Grows Healthy Kids

Today is chiropractic’s 117th birthday.  Chiropractic did not begin because someone had an attack of lower back pain or a week-long headache that didn’t go away after a fistfull of Tylenol.  Chiropractic began because a man with significant hearing loss was having a conversation with a magnetic healer who was, as a result of this conversation, inspired to put his hands on this man and perform the first specific chiropractic adjustment. Hearing was restored and millions of people have reaped the benefit of natural chiropractic care – all because D.D. Palmer thought outside the box.  

We have fielded many questions about kids and chiropractic.  “Why do kids need adjustments? They don’t have back pain…” “Isn’t that dangerous to adjust babies?”  The list goes on…

If chiropractic was started because a man couldn’t hear, how have we distorted chiropractic into a neck and back pain treatment modality?

What’s more dangerous:  a gentle specific chiropractic adjustment to restore proper communication between the brain and the body in a developing infant, or exposing an infant to foreign chemicals through medications and vaccinations at the time when their body is least able to process them?

We chiropractors work with the subtle substance of the soul. We release the prisoned impulses, a tiny rivulet of force, that emanates from the mind and flows over the nerves to the cells and stirs them to life. We deal with the magic power that transforms common food into living, loving, thinking clay; that robes the earth with beauty, and hues and scents the flowers with the glory of the air.

In the dim, dark distant long ago, when the sun first bowed to the morning star, this power spoke and there was life, it quickened the slime of the sea and the dust of the earth and drove the cell to union with its fellows in countless living forms. Through eons of time it finned the fish and winged the bird and fanged the beast. Endlessly it worked, evolving its forms until it produced the crowning glory of them all. With tireless energy it blows the bubble of each individual life and then silently, relentlessly dissolves the form and absorbs the spirit into itself again.

And yet you ask “Can chiropractic cure appendicitis or the flu?” Have you more faith in a knife or a spoonful of medicine than in the power that animates the living world? – B.J. Palmer, DC, PhC



The Laws Still Apply

Somewhere along the line, we humans got the idea that we are somehow outside the scope of the natural laws governing animal species and that the current state of health of the human species is a result of our genetic makeup or bad luck.  

If you feed a dog potato chips, candy bars and soda, two things will happen:

1.  The dog will get sick

2. The ASPCA, Humane Society, and/or your local police department will pay you a visit and charge you with cruelty to animals

If you feed your child potato chips, candy bars and soda…

Get the picture?

Just because we CAN eat/do/think something, doesn’t mean we SHOULD.  The laws of nature still apply to us as human beings.

We must understand that the choices we are making TODAY will impact our lives, and the lives of our children and grandchildren, for years to come – not because of our GENES, but because of our LIFESTYLE.  Why do you eat the foods you do? Probably because it’s what your parents ate.  Please understand – you cannot change your family’s health history. You can’t go back and make your parents and grandparents eat better and exercise more.  You can change your family’s health future!  No one is going to do it for you – do it for yourself and those you love!

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There’s nothing more beautiful than a happy, healthy child.  They just exude peace, joy and harmony.  Children innately know how to live – something most adults have forgotten due to the stresses of life that accumulate over years and decades.   

Wouldn’t it be great to allow our children to NEVER FORGET how to really live?  To never succumb and surrender to the stresses of life that begin the slow decline to mediocre health? 

Health and life are inborn – INNATE – to the human body.  These properties are transmitted throughout the human body over the nervous system.  When the nervous system is unhindered and free from interference, health and life are expressed fully.   

When there are distortions – injuries – SUBLUXATIONS – in the spine and nervous system causing interference to the communication over the nervous system, health and life are NOT expressed fully and we enter into a state of DIS-EASE. 

 This dis-eased state leads to tissue breakdown, disease, symptoms and eventual cessation of body processes (death) 

The NERVOUS SYSTEM is where LIFE and HEALTH originate from.   

Why wait for subluxations to rob children of the life and health they were born to express?  Why wait for them to complain about headaches, stomach aches, ear infections, constipation, asthma or anything else?  Why give them toxic pharmaceuticals to treat symptoms?  Are headaches a symptom of Tylenol deficiency?  

Get them CHECKED!   

If I knew the TRUTH about chiropractic care when I was a child, I would have dragged my parents down the street by their ears and demanded to be checked!


‘Nuff Said


Dr. Erik