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  • Dr. Tim has a special interest in chiropractic care of infants and children; he truly wants to help them reach their full potential in life.  How does Dr. Tim spend his weekends?  He is currently attending a 4 year post graduate diplomat program through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) to extend his knowledge and expertise in the field of pediatric chiropractic care. He has received advanced training specifically as it relates to natural approaches and/or recovery from ADD/ADHD, Autism, Anxiety Disorder and more.

    According to an article in Pathways magazine (published by the ICPA) entitled “Why Should Children Have Chiropractic Care?,” more and more parents are seeking chiropractic care for their children. Many spinal problems seen in adults began as early as birth. Even so called “natural” birthing methods can stress an infant’s spine and developing nerve system. The resulting irritation to the nerve system caused by spinal and cranial misalignment can be the cause of many newborn health complaints. Colic, breathing problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions and chronic infections can often be traced to nerve system stress. 

    As the child begins to participate in regular childhood activities like skating or riding a bike, small yet significant spinal misalignments (subluxations) may occur. If neglected, the injuries during this period of rapid growth may lead to more serious problems later in life. Subtle trauma throughout childhood will affect the future development of the spine leading to impaired nervous system function. Any interference to the vital nerve system will adversely affect the body’s ability to function at its best. 

    One of the most common reasons parents seek care for their child is trauma from an injury of some sort. These misalignments may or may not result in immediate pain or symptoms. Regular chiropractic checkups can identify potential spinal injury from these traumas, make the correction early in life and help avoid many of the health complaints seen later in adults. Proper spinal hygiene is an important key to better health. Another sought out reason for care is the resolution of a particular symptom or condition. Parents seek care for conditions such as colic, ear infections, asthma, allergies and headaches (to name a few) because they have heard from other parents that chiropractic care can help. 

    It is important to understand that the Doctor of Chiropractic does not treat conditions or diseases. The expertise of the chiropractor is in checking the child’s spine for mis-alignments that impair nerve system function therefore affecting overall body function. The bones of the spine, the vertebrae, house and protect the spinal cord. The spinal cord is an extension of the brain and carries information from the brain to the body parts and back to the brain again. Subluxations interfere with the nerves’ ability to transmit this vital information.

    The nerve system controls and coordinates the function of all the systems in the body: circulatory, respiratory, digestive, hormonal, eliminative and immune system. Any aspect of health may be impaired by nerve interference. The chiropractic adjustment restores nerve system function allowing the body the ability to express a greater state of health and well-being.


    For more information read this article from ICPA (Advancing the Family Wellness Lifestyle)

    Why Should Children Have Chiropractic Care?


    Dr. Tim is a proud affiliate of Capitol City Doulas.
    Capital City Doula Collective is a group of professional doulas working together to provide support and education to pregnant women and their partners about pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. http://www.capitalcitydoulas.com/tim-nicholl/