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  • Writer's pictureIan Shepstone

Recurring Illness: The Power of Chiropractic Care For Kids

Today, we're diving into an important topic that affects many families: recurring sickness in children. We understand that watching your little ones struggle with their health can be tough. We're here to shed some light on how chiropractic care can make a significant difference in your child's well-being

The Dance of the Nervous System:

Now, before we jump into the nitty-gritty, let's take a moment to understand the marvelous system that keeps our bodies in balance—the nervous system. Our nervous system is like a symphony orchestra, with two main players: the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.

The sympathetic nervous system, our "fight or flight" side, kicks in when we face stress or danger. Picture yourself encountering a lion in the wild—you'd want your body to be on high alert and ready for action, right? That's the sympathetic nervous system at work, preparing us to fight or flee.

On the other hand, we have the parasympathetic nervous system, our "rest and digest" side. This is the calm, relaxed state where our bodies can heal, regenerate, and maintain optimal health. It's like a serene oasis, a place where our bodies find balance and harmony.

The Impact of Stress on Health:

Now, here's where it gets interesting. Stress from our environment, including birth trauma, emotional strain, chemical stress, or even the hustle and bustle of daily life, can trigger our sympathetic nervous system into overdrive. When this happens, our bodies become more susceptible to illness, as our immune system's defenses may weaken. Chronic activation of the sympathetic nervous system can disrupt the delicate balance of our overall health, making us more prone to various ailments.

The Parasympathetic Boost:

Chiropractic adjustments play a significant role in stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system, helping to rebalance the body and promote optimal functioning. By targeting misalignments in the spine, chiropractors restore proper nerve flow and communication, allowing the body to shift from a state of fight or flight to rest and digest. This shift is crucial for healing and overall well-being.


  1. Chiropractic adjustments not only address the misalignments that may contribute to respiratory issues but also stimulate the parasympathetic response. By reducing stress on the nervous system, adjustments support optimal airway function, allowing your child to breathe more easily and promoting a faster recovery from croup.


  1. Asthma, often triggered by stress and inflammation, can be effectively managed through chiropractic care. By correcting spinal misalignments and reducing sympathetic nervous system activation, chiropractic adjustments help alleviate inflammation in the airways and enhance respiratory function. This, in turn, reduces the frequency and severity of asthma attacks and empowers your child's body to adapt more efficiently.

Ear Infections:

  1. Chiropractic care addresses spinal misalignments that can impact nerve flow and compromise the Eustachian tube's proper drainage. By promoting parasympathetic stimulation, adjustments aid in reducing fight or flight responses that contribute to dysfunctional drainage. As a result, the occurrence of ear infections can be significantly reduced, providing relief for your child.

The Flu:

  1. While chiropractic care does not directly treat the flu virus, it supports the body's natural healing capabilities. By stimulating the parasympathetic response, adjustments help reduce stress on the nervous system and promote optimal immune function. A well-functioning immune system is better equipped to combat the flu virus, allowing your child to recover more swiftly and effectively.

Chiropractic Care to the Rescue:

Enter chiropractic care, a gentle and non-invasive approach that focuses on aligning the spine and optimizing the function of the nervous system. Chiropractic adjustments work their magic by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system, helping your child's body shift out of fight or flight mode and into balance.

When your child receives chiropractic adjustments, the tension and misalignments in their spine are gently corrected, allowing the nervous system to function optimally. This promotes a state of balance and harmony within their body, bolstering their immune system and overall health.

Light-Hearted Care for Your Little One:

We understand that your child's health is your top priority, and as parents ourselves, we approach their care with the utmost compassion and dedication. Our goal is to make their chiropractic experience a delightful and enjoyable one. From the moment they step into our practice, we create a warm and welcoming environment that feels like a second home.

Our caring chiropractors take the time to listen to your concerns, answer any questions you may have, and tailor their adjustments to suit your child's unique needs. Whether it's a gentle touch, a comforting word, or a playful distraction, we're here to ensure your child feels safe, relaxed, and even excited about their chiropractic visits.

Dear parents, as you navigate the challenges of recurring illness in your child's life, remember that you have a powerful ally in chiropractic care. By supporting the parasympathetic nervous system and restoring balance to their body, chiropractic adjustments can help strengthen their immune system and enhance their overall well-being.

So, let's embark on this journey together—hand in hand with chiropractic care


Sprout Family Chiropractic is located in Plymouth, Michigan

We specialize in pediatric and pregnancy focused Chiropractic care

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