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Bartell Chiropractic Life Center sees lots of children! Dr. Bartell knows that great health begins with early spinal care, and we make it a priority to see that our young patients and their parents are happy and comfortable. You will find our office to be a welcoming and child-friendly environment, and our doctor and staff always ready to give your questions and concerns our full attention. Beginning with the care of his own four children from before birth to adulthood, and extending to the children and young adults in the Deerfield Beach and Boca Raton communities, Dr. Bartell has cared for thousands of young spines in his more than 30 years of experience.
WHY DO HEALTHY CHILDREN NEED TO SEE A CHIROPRACTOR?
The nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, and the network of nerves traveling to every cell and organ in the body, is the first system to develop at the onset of life. It is this system that guides the fetus through its growth and development, and continues that function after birth. To a great extent, the potential for the health and well-being of your child is determined by the health of the spine and nervous system. Chiropractors detect and remove vertebral subluxations, which may be causing interference to the proper functioning of spinal nerves. Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood provides a solid foundation for wellness, and children who develop healthy habits early tend to continue that pattern as adults.
IF MY CHILD HAS HEALTH PROBLEMS, HOW CAN CHIROPRACTIC HELP?
Chiropractic can help by releasing the potential for healing already within your child’s body. It’s most important to realize that health is your child’s natural state, and if there is no interference his or her body will naturally return to that state. Chiropractic is not a treatment for disease. The expertise of the chiropractor is in checking the child’s spine for misalignments that impair nervous system function therefore affecting overall body function. The reduced nerve flow caused by vertebral subluxations can weaken internal organs and systems, lower immune function, and reduce healing potential. The results of this impaired nerve flow may only become apparent over time as a disease process progresses, but as soon as a subluxation happens, the damage has already begun. There is no time that a subluxation is not serious, so regular spinal checks are an important part of caring for your child’s health.
That being said, children with all sorts of health challenges respond well to chiropractic care! When a chiropractor removes stress from the nervous system by adjusting the spine, the healing power of the body is unleashed: the immune system functions more efficiently, resistance to disease increases, and the healing that results may be profound. So although children with diseases are often brought to the chiropractor, the chiropractor is not treating their diseases but is instead removing stress on spinal nerves, thus permitting their body’s natural healing potential to function at its best.
Bartell Chiropractic Life Center has a great relationship with the children and families in our community, and caring for growing spines is an important part of our practice. We will go out of our way to ensure that you and your child are comfortable and well informed about your chiropractic care and the doctor’s recommendations, especially if this is your first chiropractic experience.
WHEN SHOULD I BRING MY CHILD TO THE CHIROPRACTOR?
Ideally, children should be checked right after birth because of the potential damaging effects of the birth process. Many of Dr. Bartell’s patients have enjoyed great chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy, and bring their newborn in as soon after birth as possible to ensure that they get the best possible start for a healthy life. Even the most natural births are somewhat traumatic to the infant and may have “hidden damage.” Studies show that many children who experience symptoms of colic, ear infections and asthma have spinal subluxations impairing their nervous system function. It’s a fact! Chiropractic kids don’t get sick as much. Early detection and correction of subluxations can prevent layers of damage from occurring in the child's vital nervous system, and accumulated damage will have lifelong consequences.
One of the most common reasons parents first seek chiropractic care for their child is trauma from an injury of some sort. These misalignments may or may not result in immediate pain or symptoms, so it’s important to check for subluxations even if it seems that everything is okay. Regular chiropractic checkups can identify potential spinal injury from traumas of day-to-day life, and correct them right away! Proper spinal hygiene is an important key to better health and can help young people avoid many of the health complaints seen later in life.
Typically in our office we see more parents bringing their children to chiropractors for day-to-day health concerns we’re all familiar with: colds, sore throats, ear infections, fevers, colic, asthma, tonsillitis, allergies, bed-wetting, infections, pains, falls, stomach-aches, and the hundred and one little and big things children go through as they grow up. At times however, Dr. Bartell gets the opportunity to help children with serious structural problems, developmental delays or other health challenges, and for these children and their parents, making that call to schedule their first appointment is often a life changing decision!
WILL THE ADJUSTMENT HURT?
Chiropractors specializing in children use very specific, gentle techniques to care for children. On the very young, the adjustment is as light as a finger touch. Dr. Bartell has more than 30 years experience caring for patients of all ages and has adjusted thousands of infants, children and young adults, many of whom were experiencing health issues, or involved in demanding physical activities. At the Bartell Chiropractic Life Center we will always make sure that our children and their parents are completely at ease with every step of the process on their way to optimum health. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE?
We always offer a complimentary consultation, and if you have any questions about whether chiropractic care or this office is right for you and your child, we encourage you to schedule an appointment to come in and speak to Dr. Bartell. We are happy to give children and parents the opportunity to meet the doctor and staff, find out about chiropractic for their families and discuss their individual needs.
Contact us today at 954-426-3200 and give us the opportunity to change your child’s life!
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