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When most people think about chiropractors they may immediately picture a waiting room full of patients suffering from lower back pain, bulging disc, sciatica, or seeking back pain relief. However, chiropractic relief can be beneficial as an alternative treatment for so much more than treating sciatica pain, herniated disc, or back muscle pain. The practice of chiropractics is an effective, safe and proven way to bring natural relief from everyday ailments that are typically associated with the immune system deficiencies.

The immune system is an extremely complicated and intricate part of the body. Like all systems in the body, the immune system is tied directly to the spinal column. Therefore, it stands to reason that a healthy and properly aligned spinal system can keep the immune system functioning at peak levels. If you do suffer from misalignment, your immune system simply can not work to its full potential.

This is all also true in children. Children, like adults, can fall prey to the negative effects of misalignment. Getting a child’s spinal system aligned properly and periodically can improve their overall health and well-being. This is also a natural, pain free approach to helping children which is preferable to surgeries and medications.

The young growing body of a child is specifically designed to fight off disease, infection, and any other illness the outside world may try and invade it with. All of our bodies are designed to treat itself. A chiropractor for children can keep all of the body systems running as nature intended. Periodic adjustments can relieve the stresses and pressures on the spinal system and let the entire body function more efficiently. By allowing the body to function as it as designed to do, chiropractic adjustments actually boost the immune system of young ones. There are even studies to support the fact that children who do receive regular chiropractic care have fewer colds, flu, and ear infections.

When it comes to specific ailments and chiropractic adjustment, fevers can actually be a good sign that the body is doing exactly what it is designed to do. Just as chiropractic care is a preventative and natural way to let the body heal itself, fevers are also the body’s way of healing itself. When the body of child increases in core temperature, quite simply, it is preparing to battle. The temperature will rise to a level that is necessary to keep the invading virus or bacteria from growing or reproducing more. This slow down of growth allows the child’s body a chance to build up antibodies to fight off disease. The fever also acts a catalyst which speeds up enzyme reactions and metabolism. This allows the body to begin tissue repair. As you can see, most pediatric chiropractic professionals highly recommend letting a fever run its course and do what the body needs done to get better.

With a fever essentially flipping the “on” switch for the immune system in children, regular chiropractic adjustment in children keeps the immune system ready to fight off those dreaded germs. Not ensuring proper alignment and smooth connection between the spinal system and immune system along with treating every fever with over the counter medicine just prevents the body from naturally doing what is has always been designed to do.

To find out more about how pediatric chiropractic care can be an alternative means to treating your child’s ailments and also an effective way to boost natural immunity, visit Dr. Elwartowski’s website or blog.

Dr. Nancy Elwartowski-Cooper is a Pediatric Chiropractor in Carmel, Indiana. She received her Diploma in Pediatrics with the International Chiropractic Association in 2006. She has been treating infants and children for over 23 years. You can visit her blog at or her pediatric webpage

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