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



Your Why

I had a patient come in yesterday who is on a weight loss journey.  She has been very successful up to this point, but she informed me that the last 3 weeks has been a struggle.  She had been very excited 3 weeks ago because she suddenly became not hungry anymore.  She was eating extremely little during the day and her family members became very worried.  They threatened to take her to the hospital.  That was a wake up call!  

Luckily, she identified that she was stepping into the world of “disordered eating”, and she immediately made the necessary changes.  We discussed the fact that her “why” had strayed from “gaining health” to “losing weight”.  We re-established her “why” and she recommitted to making the necessary lifestyle choices to gain her health back.

What’s your why?  You may have many “whys” in your life – in your work, in your family, in your faith – identify your whys and make sure they are congruent with your beliefs.  If your why is to make a lot of money so you can retire and enjoy life, what happens if you sacrifice your relationships with friends and family and end up spending your retirement alone?  Or worse yet, what if you sacrifice your health and end up dying prematurely, leaving your friends and family alone? 

Find your why and live life accordingly – you only get one shot at it, so make it count!

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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1. The nervous system is the master control system of the human body
2. The human body is self-healing and self-regulating

Therefore, anything that interferes with the nervous system’s control of the human body MUST NECESSARILY interfere with the body’s ability to heal and self-regulate.

It’s as simple as that.

If you want to express 100% health, you MUST have 100% function. In order to have 100% function, your nervous system must be clear.

See a chiropractor – that’s what we do.

Drug Deficiencies

Are headaches caused by a Tylenol deficiency?

High cholesterol caused by a Lipitor deficiency?

High blood pressure caused by a Lisinopril deficiency?

Overactive bladder caused by a Detrol deficiency?

Restless Leg Syndrome caused by a Mirapex deficiency?

Heartburn caused by a Prilosec deficiency? (for that matter, is heartburn due to too much acid, or not enough?)

To look at the intricacies of the human body and think that it is a lack of something from the outside that causes disease and it’s symptoms is insulting to the innate intellgence of the body and the wisdom of the creator.  It’s your lifestyle that’s making you sick, not your genes.

The Healing Power Within You

If you are in pain or suffering from a health problem this holiday season, then the greatest gift you can receive is to discover and release the healing power within you. This healing power is the same vitalistic energy that grew you from one cell at the moment of conception to over 80 quadrillion cells that are perfectly placed, organized and orchestrated in you as an adult.


Chiropractic works with this innate healing power, your Innate Intelligence, to help you recover quickly from injuries and enjoy the quality lifestyle you deserve throughout your life.

How does this happen?

Your nervous system is the master control system of your body and healing energy flows over this network. With over 45 miles of nerves delivering over 3 million messages per second between your brain and every one of your cells, this pathway between your brain and body must be healthy for you to function properly.  This pathway must also be clear for you to heal if you have been injured or you are sick.

Unfortunately, this communication pathway can experience interference. Nerve Interference that occurs in the spine is called a vertebral subluxation. Research out of theUniversityofColoradohas shown that the weight of a dime can reduce nerve transmission. “Only five to ten millimeters of pressure can interfere with the nutrition of a nerve, starving it of nutrients,” reports the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. “Deterioration can occur within two weeks,” according to Dr. Videman’s research out of Finland.

Lifestyle Interference results from poor health habits such as overeating, poor nutrition, excessive drinking, taking prescription or non-prescription drugs, or sitting too much. Environmental Interference can be caused by toxicity from air, food, water, or chemicals, as well as accidents or natural disasters. All three types of interference can cause pressure in your spine and nervous system and affect your health on every level.

Rather than releasing the healing power within them, too many people treat their symptoms with over the counter and prescription drugs while the underlying cause, the interference, remains in their system and accumulates damage for decades. This has short and long term consequences.

The great thing is that as long as you are alive and breathing, and there is life flowing over your nervous system, this healing power stays within you, just waiting for you to get the interference out of the way. When you do, it goes to work and does its job! With consistency, not only can your body heal to the point where you feel better, your health can stabilize and your body can also regenerate.

How many holidays have you or your loved ones spent where you are waiting, hoping and praying for health problems to go away.  Rather than receive another superficial gift and continue to suffer, why not ask your family and friends to deliver a gift that releases the healing power within you?  Better yet, take responsibility and give that healthy gift to yourself.

Everyone deserves to be healthy and express their full potential from the time they are born through their last breath of life. This includes you. Release the healing power within you and make this holiday season the one you remember for a lifetime.




Dr. Erik



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