As loving parents and caregivers to our children, we naturally want to help them feel better when they have fevers, colds, or colicky. We may sometimes reach for over-the counter remedies for the solution to suppress the fever. However, it's important to know that by suppressing a fever with drugs it may cause an interference with the child's immune system which is vital for fighting fevers, colds, a colicky child, or other chronic conditions. So, how can one ensure that their child has a proper functioning immune system? At Gucciardo Specific Chiropractic and Natural Health Center we can help your child maintain good health, fight infections, allergies, fevers, colic, and other chronic conditions using a safe and natural alternative approach without the use of drugs and that is Chiropractic Care.
Children's Nervous System & Immunity
Did you know your child's nerve system is responsible for the function of their immune system? In fact, a proper functioning nerve system controls all bodily functions. Amazing, right? It's essential that your child's immune system is functioning at its optimal level by sending and receiving nerve information without any interference to all parts of the body. In addition, it's vital to keep in mind that even though your child may not be sick or show symptoms their body may have a misalignment of the spine (a subluxation) with the nerve system which will decrease the efficiency of the immune system. So, getting a Chiropractic checkup is always beneficial.
Chiropractic & Children Fevers
Very often having a fever is a normal response and function of a child's body that provides a protective mechanism. Children breathe in viruses and bacteria in the environment every day. The good thing is that their bodies are designed to quickly respond because of their immune system. A proper functioning immune system can help protect children from viruses, bacteria, parasites, and toxins from the environment and the foods we eat. Fevers have different levels of body temperature that is controlled by the brain and spinal cord which can have a direct effect on the immune system. A fever can occur when the body detects an imbalance. These imbalances may be due to the body's response to a viral or bacterial imbalance. A fever can reduce the amount of iron in the blood stream which is needed for the invading the bacteria. A fever can also increase the amount of white blood cells that kill bacteria in the body. For instance, if a child has a vertebral subluxation there may be an interference in the body causing the fever. Therefore, it's important to see if the child is suffering from a subluxation that may be potentially triggering the fevers. Next, if there's a subluxation Dr. Gucciardo will perform a non-invasive technique called an adjustment if needed. After the adjustment, the body can now heal itself on its own safely and naturally and return to function at its optimal level. In addition, a chiropractic adjustment will help restore proper balance back into the nerve system, restore the flow of energy, and better information throughout the body. However, this does not mean the fever will break, as in some cases after an adjustment the fever may rise allowing the body to be better equipped to fight off invading bacteria.
Chiropractic & Colicky Children
What does it mean to have a colicky infant or child? Colic is when an infant or child is crying excessively and exhibits fussiness for long periods of time or even days. Sometimes, their cry is characterized as loud and piercing, they show tense abdominal muscles, flexed legs, and clenched fingers. Research has shown some of the best results show improvement of colicky babies with chiropractic adjustments from helping to calm their colicky tendencies. Any vertebral subluxation can cause a disturbance to the nerves in the infant or child's, stomach, intestines, and other abdominal organs which can lead to discomfort, gas, and other colicky symptoms. After Dr. Gucciardo detects and corrects the subluxation the body can then restore to normal function in the child's nerve system. The child's digestive tract and organs have a better chance of communication to receive nerve supply from the brain and bringing it back to working at its optimal level.
Let's Wrap This Up!
Chiropractic Care is a gentle, specific, safe, and a non-invasive alternative approach for helping children with fevers and who are colicky get relief. Keep in mind, even if your child is symptom free that doesn't mean that they may not have a subluxation. They may have a subluxation and not even know it. So, why not call today to schedule an appointment and find out? Give our office a call today and let's get your child scheduled in for an Upper Cervical Chiropractic Evaluation and let us help keep your child happy, healthy, and free of subluxations.