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Chiropractic for Parents too!




Did you know Dad’s can experience miracles too?

It’s no doubt that this Dad valued his health and wellness prior to starting care in our office, however he felt it could be better.  Little did he know that getting to the root cause with neurological interference was the answer he had been looking for all along.

This Dad struggled with recurring sinus infections, pain during his workouts and numbness in his hands and arms! All things that might be COMMON but NOT NORMAL!!

After sticking to his care plan recommendations from Dr. James he was able to level up his workouts, pain is no more and soreness is minimal.  Sinus infections are a thing of the past and sinuses in general aren’t as bothersome! WOOH!!

That’s where Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care comes in.


Many of the most viewed health websites, including WebMD and the Mayo Clinic,  define Chiropractic as a “treatment that is primarily used as a pain relief alternative to muscles, joints, and bones. The goal of the procedure is to improve spinal motion and improve physical function.”

This sounds great if you’re an athlete or have been in an auto accident, but what if you’ve heard chiropractic care can help with migraines. How exactly does a muscle, bone, and joint treatment help with that?

If you dig a little deeper, you will find out the most exciting aspect of chiropractic. Once you learn that the real secret sauce is that chiropractic works on the body’s communication and “Air Traffic Control” system (the central and autonomic nervous system), you won’t hesitate to get starated!

It makes perfect sense that any stress on the nerves could then lead to stress and dysfunction on not just joints and muscles within the body but different organs and other major systems as well.

Additionally, just like in traditional medicine, there are different specialties within chiropractic. While it’s true that many chiropractors focus primarily on back pain and sports injuries, an entire group of experts focus on the nervous system, pediatrics, prenatal, and family care!

When the nervous system is struggling, chiropractors want to look back to find the root cause(s) of the distress and dysfunction, whereas medicine typically seeks to just cover things up with medication. 

One of the most significant stressors that you may not be aware of for infants and children is birth trauma. The amount of physical and chemical stress added to the birth process in the modern era is, in our opinion, as PX Docs, the single biggest detriment to our health. It is the single biggest hidden secret in health care, and we’ve got to let more parents know that the cycle of sickness and stress likely started right at the very beginning!

Yes, things like gluten, dairy, and toxins are a detriment to our health and well-being, but birth trauma is genuinely something that can have lifelong negative consequences if not discovered and properly cared for.


In order for a family chiropractor to really focus on the nervous system, they need to incorporate an incredible piece of technology called INSiGHT Scans. It’s not enough for a neurologically-focused family chiropractor to simply talk about the nervous system, they actually need to measure and track its function as care progresses.

This wildly safe, effective, and accurate technology measures the exact amount of stress, tension, and dysfunction within the nervous system. It provides clear reports to parents and practitioners that help them form an exact customized care plan to relieve that stress.

This stress and tension within the nervous system is called subluxation, and again it is most commonly caused in the very early stages of life by things such as prenatal distress and birth trauma. Subluxation and its related dysfunction often build up for quite some time without the presence of symptoms, which is why our favorite INSiGHT scans to run are on brand-new infants and wellness patients, helping us catch any stress and dysfunction long before it starts to cause trouble.


Since the autonomic nervous system controls and modulates every single cell, tissue, and organ in the body, the benefits of chiropractic care become incredibly far-reaching! You can best understand the multiple benefits of chiropractic by looking at it through the lens of a condition called dysautonomia.

Perhaps the single most confusing part of chiropractic is – how can it be so simple?


When families get stuck in this cycle of sickness and stress, it can be overwhelming and challenging to know what to do first. And unfortunately, for many, the question isn’t how can chiropractic care help.

Traditional medicine just offers more referrals to specialists and more medications. Then getting on the internet and joining various Facebook Groups looking for help can be overwhelming with the litany of recommendations that come from that – diet changes, detoxes, supplements, essential oils, and so on.

This is where the simplicity of chiropractic comes in, and we look at the body as a whole, not just symptom by symptom or system by system. We focus entirely on removing neurological interference and imbalance safely and naturally, without drugs. Once we get your nervous system calmed down, balanced, and regulated, it’s no wonder you will start experiencing the following:

Just take a look at this chart of the most common responses to chiropractic care. Who would not want to experience all these incredible real-life, long-term benefits of chiropractic care?!

Raising Healthy Families: How Chiropractic Care Can Support Parents | PX Docs



So, can chiropractic care help? It sure can, and we are HERE to help at Thrive Family Chiropractic!!

About the Author
Dr. Matt Hill is a pediatric and family chiropractor who practices at PWC Chiropractic in Crystal Lake, IL.
Dr. James Peterson
Thrive Family Chiropractic

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