As a concerned parent, you want the best for your child and no doubt wonder if your child is as healthy as he or she could be. Several factors impact your child’s health. These include diet, exercise, proper rest, emotional and spiritual support, and a properly functioning nervous system.
A major component of health is the communication between your child’s brain and body. This vital link controls growth, repair, and function of every tissue and organ. The spinal cord sends messages from the brain throughout the bod via the billions of nerves. Interference (nerve pressure or irritation) places the body in a state of disharmony. This can lead to decreased immune function and sickness.
Starting with the birthing process itself, our bodies are subjected to many spinal traumas. Even the most “natural” birth can cause strain and stress to the delicate tiny developing spine. This can happen when the infant is developing proper head support and is learning to sit, crawl, and walk. During this time of rapid spinal growth, tiny bumps and falls can be the cause of many unexplained health problems as well as a reduced immune system leading to disease.
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Dr. Gary Barker provides quality chiropractic care to patients in Portland, TN. Whether you're searching for effective pain relief or a way to boost whole body wellness, Portland Chiropractic can help.