Having four young children of my own, I have truly come to understand the importance of having their spines regularly checked for misalignments (subluxation).
I check my children once a week and adjust if necessary and I want the same for my practice members.
So, here at MyChiroClub, we have a program called, MyChiroKidsClub.
Regular spinal check-ups can get costly, so kids 12 and under are free with one paid adult membership.
A productive assembly line relies on precise timing, combined effort and coordinated team work. If one worker falls asleep on the job, the others are forced to pick up the slack. If left mismanaged, the remaining workers eventually tire and wear out - causing the whole machine to break down.
Individual vertebrae have similar mechanical responsibilities to your 'spinal line.' If one falls asleep on the job (misaligns, fixates, subluxates), the rest are forced to pick up the slack - bending, twisting and bearing more stress then individually built to handle. Likewise, if left uncorrected the rest of the line suffers, breaks down and eventually fails.
A watchful foreman makes sure no one falls asleep on the job, assuring the safety of each worker and the productivity of the whole assembly line. A watchful Chiropractor does the same for you, making sure each vertebrae is in its proper place and performing its prescribed job. The success of your spinal health depends on it.
The weight of a dime, 8-10 mm of Hg, that's all it takes to drain normal nerve transmission to a trickle. Stretching a nerve by as little as 6% can also decrease it's signal strength by 70%. So what does that mean for you?
Your Nerve System transmits the data of Life. Depending on role, thickness and sheath covering, some nerves can relay information from your brain to your body at speeds exceeding 200 mph. If those impulses are communicating vital instructions like 'how many times your heart needs to beat,' or 'how should your immune system respond to a pre-cancerous lesion,' you want those messages traveling at the highest possible speeds - with NO interference. If those signals get blocked at the spinal level because of misaligned vertebrae (subluxations), damage to your health becomes eminent.
Sustained pressure and stretch on spinal nerves may not manifest symptoms immediately. Detrimental effects usually grow silently until a crisis occurs. That's why it's important to keep your spine in proper alignment with Chiropractic care - so your good health doesn't stop on a dime.