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THE STATE OF CHILDREN'S HEALTH IN THE U.S.?

Raising healthy, well-adjusted kids today, many will argue, is harder than ever. There is a constant onslaught of scary news, and total information overload. Not to mention, the state of children’s health in America is alarming—to say the least.

A Few Statistics*

One in three American children is overweight or obese

Source: American Heart Association


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Over 1 million children under the age of five are on psychiatric drugs

More than 8 million children between the ages of 0 and 17 years are on psychiatric drugs

Source: Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)


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Nearly 10% of American children have asthma

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


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Third leading cause of death for children aged 5-14 years is intentional self-harm (suicide)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


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10% of children, ages 5 to 17, are diagnosed with ADHD

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


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It doesn’t have to be overwhelming and frightening.

Through chiropractic care, these statistics may drastically improve. As chiropractors, we’re wholly committed to and focused on providing healthcare solutions without drugs or surgery.

Why Children Need Chiropractic Care

Child being adjusted

The nervous system, which consists of your brain, spinal cord and nerves, controls everything in the body, including growth and development. Infants, children and adults can all experience subluxations or misalignments in the spine. Infants and children can become subluxated from birth trauma, other minor or major traumas and developmental stress. These subluxations cause stress to the nervous system which can lead to a decrease in function of the affected area.

During the first five years of life, the body produces more neural pathways than at any other time. It is vital this production is optimized as the first few years are crucial to each child’s future health and well-being.

Is Chiropractic Safe for My Child?

Absolutely. Chiropractic care is safe for people of all ages, and adjustments and therapies for children are tailored to their small bodies. If you’ve seen an adult adjustment before—rest-assured, a pediatric adjustment looks very different.