Body by Blower - Dr. Brian Blower DC
Children and Chiropractic
By Dr. Brian G Blower, DC
Jan 24, 2012 - 11:20:18 PM

As the sapling is bent so grows the mighty oak.  


Taking it for granted that our children are growing well and will   be attaining the full potential of their bodies may be foolish.   Look at their posture, others do.


If you find yourself constantly reminding your child to “sit up straight” or poking your finger in their back with the “quit slouching” command, maybe it is time to seek out a professional’s opinion about their growth progression.


Chiropractors are trained to evaluate posture and are experts at measuring and grading your child’s growth.   They can also do something positive to stop and change many of the shortcomings which lean the body over and cause slouching and poor posture.


We are as young as we are supple in our spine and extremities.   We are also as healthy as we are supple.   We tend to take it for granted that young people are automatically supple and healthy but the truth is that loss of joint mobility begins very early in life and continues on relentlessly.


Most of us don’t think about our mobility and health until we fail to get out of bed easily one morning.   Or we go to the medical clinic and get bad news about our health, confirming our suspicions that the problem is real and has been going on for some time.   Funny how we connect an age thing onto our health.   “Well I’m in my 40’s now so I suppose it goes with the territory.”


So many of my patients come to me with the story of how they just woke up and their neck was stiff or they were at the computer and it caused them to have neck pains.   Having “slept wrong” or “sitting too long” didn’t cause their problems.    If that were true then everyone that slept or sat for long periods would get a stiff and sore neck and they just don’t.


Stiff and sore joints come from some of the parts failing.   Usually the parts are the muscles and they fail when resistance puts the arrival of the nerve signals out of phase, out of proper arrival time.  


Our body signals the parts to work in a harmonious manner through the passage of energy through nerves.   In order for the complex organ, muscle, brain and nerve systems to all be in phase or timed accurately there are different types of nerves with different speeds of energy passage.


The different speeds of energy allows the timing of arrival through the brain and throughout the body to synchronize in spite of the longer and shorter distances the energy must travel.


One of the most frequent disruptive encounters that energy meets is the common joint subluxation.  


A subluxation is a misaligned joint that may or may not produce symptoms but always produces resistance, altering the speed of passage of energy through and around them.   When energy is resisted it changes form creating a magnetic field among other things.   The magnetic field change alters the speed of other nerve energy as their electrons pass within the joint’s range.


When the electrons of energy in our nerves alter due to the influence of the subluxation, muscles and soft tissues such as organs go “offline.”   They are denied the phase of timing necessary to harmonize with the grid of the body.


We see this as the muscles fail to precisely fire and do the work needed to hold the body in position.   We see it as “bad posture.”


We feel the loss of energy when we load our frame and demand that the muscles go to work for us and they don’t, causing strain and pain.


The loss of proper energy timing and our health is early in onset.   Children begin to carry subluxations from birth.   Left unexamined and unattended the subluxations silently take our health and burden our reserves.


Chiropractic examination and adjustments reduce subluxations.   Safe and affective the well trained and willing chiropractor should be the number one stop for you and your children in your ongoing bid towards obtaining and maintaining your health.

About the author: Dr. Brian Blower has been a licensed chiropractor for 35 years practicing Applied Kinesiology and has been in private practice on Grand Bahama Island for the past 10 years. He is a founding member of Applied Kinesiology Canada and was educated at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He has treated many celebrities and also specializes in sports medicine.  Dr Blower is currently in practice at the Family Wellness Center on Coral Road, Freeport. He can be reached at 242-374-5424.  You can also find Dr. Blower on Facebook HERE

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