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  • Dr. Liz Homan

6 Silent Signs of Subluxations

My little, well not so little girl turns 4 on Monday!!! I cannot believe how fast these last 4 years have gone! It has been an amazing journey watching her grow up and do all of the things she is doing, and it has also been amazing seeing how I have grown as a mother!

Every year I take the opportunity to share the amazing benefits of pediatric chiropractic care with you around Anna’s birthday! So, I want to share with you the 6 silent signs of subluxation today and the common effects when these subluxations are removed!

1. Difficulty sleeping! Thankfully, both

of our girls have always been good

sleepers and we do attribute that to

them receiving chiropractic care

since birth. But I know for some of you out there, your kiddos do not sleep well. Well,

this can be a sign that they may be subluxated. When our kids are not getting

adequate sleep, their bodies are not getting time to heal, and repair and it has been

found that lack of sleep can lead to severe health issues and depression.

2. Poor Posture! If you notice that your child is not able to sit up properly this can be a

sign of many things. One may be lack of core stabilization (W-Sitting) or weak spinal

muscles due to subluxations being present. You may also postural deviations more in

pictures if your child has a head tilt to one side. In babies, you may notice that your

kiddo always has their head leaning or turned to one side.

3. Weak Immune System- well, this is a little different this year as our kids are not being

exposed to as many ‘bugs’, but if you notice that your little one constantly has a runny

nose or cough, this can be a sign of subluxation. Another sign can be if one of your

kids take longer to get over the cold symptoms that they are experiencing compared to

the others.

4. Behavioral Problems! Okay, so when our girls are more easily agitated or seem to be

in a lower mood, I make sure to get them adjusted and I notice a difference in their

behaviors almost immediately. This happened on Sunday and after I got them

adjusted, they seemed more calm. This is because subluxations can make us

uncomfortable without us really realizing it and when they are removed, you child is

more calm because their body feels better!

5. Respiratory or Food Allergies! Any nerve interference in how the brain is able to

communicate with the body can result in allergies. And with 6.1 million children

experiencing sinus allergies and 8.8 million having skin allergies, chiropractic care

may be able to help alleviate some of the symptoms because a body that is in proper

alignment may not respond with runny noses, itchy eyes and other allergic symptoms.

6. Digestion and Elimination Problems! If a body is not able to process food properly,

this can be a sign of misalignment. This may look different depending on the age of

your child. For babies it may be reflux symptoms or having eczema, for older kids it

could be constipation and diarrhea or complaining of tummy aches frequently. It has

been found that regular chiropractic care is an effective alternative to routine drug

therapies in regards to digestive issues for many kids.

These are some of the silent signs that your child may be subluxated. And when they are subluxated, this is a sign that they may benefit from chiropractic care!

In a 2009 study, parents reported regular chiropractic care resulted in their children being sick less often, having better quality sleep patterns, and an improved emotional state or mood. And these improvements were unrelated to the initial reason these parents sought chiropractic care for their children.

If you notice any one of these signs in your child, please go to to set up an appointment for your little one today!

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