- 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
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 bit.ly/InfiniteLC to set up an appointment for your little one today!