Are you a parent? No parent wants to see their children in pain, discomfort or NOT expressing their true potential, but it does happen. Children occasionally get headaches, suffer from allergies, a weakened immune system, get earaches, have back pain and the list goes on… As a parent, you know that children are like magnets to injuries. The average five-year old has had an average of 2000 falls of which 200 are considered to be serious. Usually an isolated event alone is not to blame, but an accumulation of life’s incidence and accidents causing problems, in particular dysfunction of the spine. Dysfunction of the spine, also known as vertebral subluxation complexes, or subluxations in short, puts pressure on the nervous system distorting the communication between the brain and the body, causing it to perform less optimally. This can also lead to a variety of symptoms or disease states.
Through focused examination of the spine the chiropractor locates and corrects these subluxations, taking pressure off the nervous system and ultimately restoring normal communication between the brain and the body. The body can once again self-heal, regulate and maintain health, performing optimally like before.
Here are some benefits to chiropractic care:
1 – It Is Natural and Safe
Chiropractic care is natural. For that reason, it is safe. Chiropractic care involves manual, hands on, therapy. Since medications are not prescribed and the hands provide the adjustment necessary to reduce the subluxation, it is safe for individuals of all ages, including babies and children. If your child experiences pain and discomfort, their primary care physician is likely to suggest over-the-counter pain relievers or prescribe prescription medication. This may work, but the pain usually returns. Why? They only mask the symptoms. Yes, some forms of pain and discomfort may disappear on their own with time and self-care, but there may be a more serious underlying issue. You will not know unless you turn to a Chiropractor. The Chiropractor address the root of the problem.
2 – Chiropractic is Beneficial for a Wide Range of Problems
Most people think that because chiropractors focus on the spine they can only help with complaints such as back pain, neck pain or headaches. There is however much more to chiropractic care than just relieving pain. Chiropractic is really about total health and wellbeing. It is about helping people feel great in order to get the most out of life and function at their optimal potential. We at INTER CHIRO, Amsterdam West find it very important to explain to our customers that their bodies heal themselves and express life optimally when there is less interference to their nervous systems. Call us today to find out more about what chiropractic can help you and your family with.
3 – It Is Easy to Find a Chiropractor
If you are unfamiliar with chiropractic care, you may have not given any thought to the offices in your area. You may have driven past one each day on the way to work. Turn to your local phonebook, a standard internet search, online business directories, or your insurance company to find a local chiropractor. Call and schedule an appointment for your child today. INTER CHIRO in Amsterdam West is easily accessible on the Haarlemmerweg 133H, across the Westergasfabriek. It really is as easy as that!
4 – Health Information is Readily Available and Accessible
As healthcare has evolved into a more pro-active outlook we find that more people and families are reaching out for natural forms of care such as chiropractic. INTER CHIRO offers free Pre-care classes every monday from 13:30 - 14:30 and tuesday 18:30 - 19:30. In this hour the Chiropractor discusses all you need to know about chiropractic care and Lifestyle factors affecting your Health prior to starting out care. We find that people who visit these informative classes get well sooner and stay better longer. BOOK you and your family’s seat today.
5 – Most Chiropractic Care is Covered by Health Insurance
It is no secret that raising kids is expensive. Luckily, many insurance providers in the Netherlands extend coverage for chiropractic care. If your family is not covered by supplementary ‘aanvullend’ insurance, there are still benefits to seeking care. Look for a chiropractor with affordable rates or one who is willing to set up a flexible payment plan for you and your family. At INTER CHIRO we value you and your family’s health and we would like for you to do the same. It is much easier to invest in your health now, rather than to fight off disease later.
In closing: Successful chiropractic care can allow your child to return to their happy normal self. Reduced pain and increased mobility means more fun and less suffering.
INTER CHIRO’s philosophy is based on the BIG, yet simple idea, that when your nervous system is free of interference, your body performs better. In other words, if the spine is in a subluxated (misaligned) state, the communication between the body and the brain is altered and the body performs less optimally. We believe that chiropractic care should become an integral part of your daily lifestyle as it restores balance to various body systems, allowing you to adapt better in a new environment and thrive in this world of constant change.