Children’s Wellness

Raising a Healthy Child

Chiropractic is vitally important when you want your child to achieve a healthy life through a safe, conservative, drugless approach. Youngsters take numerous falls when learning to walk, ride a bike, playing sports and when jumping and running around. They can even occur from chemical and emotional stresses that the body is not able to adapt to. Add to this the negative postural effects of extended time on the computer or video games and the result is spinal misalignments, called vertebral subluxations complexes (VSC). These pose a common and serious interference to the nervous system’s ability to regulate and control body processes resulting in loss of function and health over time. This interference can exist without any overt recognizable symptoms.

Structural imbalances can also result in conditions such as scoliosis with lifelong effects. Our advanced spine and nervous system scanners can detect imbalances far before symptoms appear. Through a procedure called adjustments, chiropractic helps restore misaligned vertebrae to a more normal position,reducing disturbance in the nervous system. This allows more normalized communications between the brain and body maximizing the natural strengths of the body and its capacity to heal itself without the use of potentially dangerous drugs or surgery. “Speech and breathing problems resolved, allergies under control. Steroid inhaler and antibiotic free. No more breathing machine. She is now a competitive swimmer. Thank you for helping my baby!” T.J.

In addition, we provide strategies on proper diet, exercise, and posture giving them a head start learning good health habits at an early age which can establish healthy lifestyle patterns for the rest of their life. Your child grows up structuraly and functionally sound and performing at their optimal potential physically, mentaly and emotionally.

If your child is already struggling with a health problem such as asthma, ear infections, allergies, bed wetting, chronic sickness, etc., we have seen significant improvement, if not total resolution to these types of conditions. Also, researchers from around the world have published studies which confirm the effectiveness of chiropractic for a variety of childhood illnesses.

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Special Needs Children

We are all aware of an increasing number of children negatively impacted by a host of factors that exhibit the signs of neurodevelopment disorders. At the same time, there is also a growing body of scientific research and parent’s experiences leading us in a better understanding of treatment protocols that can help these children improve, and in some instances, recover.

We understand that there can be genetic predispositions. We also know from recent research on epigenetics that lifestyle choices have a significant effect on whether these will manifest or not. These lifestyle choices, how we eat, think, move, and what environmental toxicities we are exposed to, have a dramatic influence on nervous system control of body and brain functions, gastro-intestinal dysfunctions, neuro-inflammation, hormonal disturbances, immune dysfunctions, and oxidative stress all of which contribute to neurodevelopmental symptoms.

In order for any therapeutic approach to have “maximum” affect, the nervous system, which controls all body functions, has to be clear of interference. Removing spinal imbalances through chiropractic adjustments removes nerve disturbance enabling the body to integrate and function at a higher level. “DJ has had wonderful results from Chiropractic care…We are so blessed to have DJ and are so happy that we found Dr. Chappell to show us how Chiropractic care can help DJ. His kindness and understanding of DJ’s autism help DJ with his symmetry.” (LF – Traverse City)

We then integrate specific customized nutritional recommendations to heal and improve the dysfunctions listed above. Along the way, our coaching and support is vital to enable you and your family to move through the challenges in a healthy manner.

We would love the opportunity to open up some new, safe and effective approaches to address the “causes” of your child’s situation and not just chase after the effects.

– Dr. Greg Chappell
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