- Dr. Liz Homan
For many of you, this is what you experience on a regular basis, that is, your whole family gets adjusted and you live what I am about to talk about. For others of you, you or some of your family members are not currently receiving chiropractic care. So today, I want to talk to you what it looks like when a whole family comes in for their adjustments and what the outcomes of this usually look like!
So what does it look like when a whole family comes in for their adjustment?
Well, to be honest, usually dad comes at a different time either before work, after work or closer to his lunch time…
So, when a mom comes in with her kids, the office can get a little loud (honestly, how I prefer it 😊) It depends on the family, but mom usually is adjusted first or last. I have noticed that the usual progression from there is oldest to youngest. The big kids get adjusted first and then the littler ones. The neat thing to see is how mature the litter kids are while getting adjusted because they have just seen their big siblings sitting still and getting adjusted. Most parents are amazed at how still their kids sit while I am evaluating their spine and I attribute it to two things. One, they have just seen their big siblings and mom getting adjusted and two, they know how it helps them function after.
That is what I want to talk about next, what are the benefits of having your whole family under chiropractic care?
The biggest thing, and honestly the key for chiropractic care is to remove any subluxations that are present in your spine. A subluxation is any blockage or nerve interference between the connection from the brain to the rest of the body. The body is made up of muscles, organs and glands that are controlled by the nervous system and the nervous system consist of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. The normal function is for the brain to send signals down the spine and to the nerves, which tell the heart to beat, the lungs to breathe, the stomach to digest, the glands to produce necessary hormones and so on.
When there is a subluxation, the body begins to lose proper function and symptoms begin to occur. The symptoms are simple alerts from the body that there is something not quite right. So, when a subluxation is present, the body gives us these warning signs, and then when they are removed, the body is able to communicate properly and to begin to function the way that it was initially designed to function.
This is what chiropractic does for families that I see. It allows their body to function the way that it was designed and allows them to be healthy and strong. A lot of parents report that their kids stay heathier through the school year, they sleep better, they have better attention and focus and mom and dads report feeling better overall with little to no aches and pains, better able to adapt to stress and overall enjoying parenthood a bit more.
If you would like to see how chiropractic care can impact your whole family and current you are the only one coming in, I would love to invite you to schedule an appointment for your children. And if you are not yet receiving care, but your child is, I would invite you to set up an appointment so that we can see what is going on with your spine and nervous system as well!
The whole family deserves to have a nervous system function with little to no interference!