Stress Affects Kids Differently

Stress Affects Kids Differently

Chiropractic Kirkland WA Stress Affects Kids Differently

By Dr. Michelle Irwin

Stress has become endemic in the world today.

As adults, we have known this to be true but when we were kids we were out and about having fun without much worry. Of course, we knew about stranger danger and that we needed to be safe when we were climbing trees and getting up to other antics, but our stresses were practically nothing to what the kids of today are having to go through.

I won’t list everything that comes to mind, but I think that if you have been watching anything on the news or have children anywhere in your life, you can think of just as many as I can and probably more.

Now, we know that stress causes subluxation to the spine which causes the information from the brain and body to slow down and get distorted.

These are physical, chemical, and emotional stresses.

With children today under all these stresses daily, why aren’t kids crying in pain all the time from the pressure on their spine?

This is because until a child reaches puberty, they don’t feel pain in the joints of the spine like adults do. It is an evolutionary product that allows us to go through rapid growth without much pain. If a child does have pain in the back, it is usually due to a muscle strain from one thing or another.

The way children show they have subluxation of the spine is in every other way that a nerve functions. It can be anything from nervousness, anxiety, being fidgety, attention issues, stomach pain, bowel movement issues, headaches, and even sleeping issues.

The most common of these issues is bed wetting which has many neurologic causes from pressure on the spinal nerves including anxiety for school-age kids. For babies, it is usually going to show as ear infections that keep happening, cholic, or digestive issues.

Chiropractic is one of the safest and easiest ways to help your child be a child!

It is a drug-free way to allow the body to develop the way it is meant to and let your child be themselves. This is why in our office, you will see children of all ages coming in for a checkup or even doing their own corrective care.

With the workload, children are under with school and then computer/video gaming being so popular. we are now seeing more children with postural issues and early onset degenerative changes which are causing the aforementioned issues above to be more problematic.

This month stick with us as we go over some easy ways to have the whole family living happier, healthier, and more active lives for decades!

Chiropractic care focuses on healing the body naturally, holistically, and without the use of medication from the inside out. If you need help getting out of pain, schedule an appointment today!

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