Healthy Hoboken – November 2008

11/6/2008:

[Every month, Hoboken411 will be posting a column to give answers to Hobokenites’ most frequently asked health questions. The column is written by Dr. Laura Brayton of Hoboken Chiropractic + Wellness. Please send all health-related questions to DrBrayton@HobokenChiro.com.]

Healthy Hoboken – November2008

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Chiropractic care for kids?

Dear Dr. Brayton,
Recently, while speaking to my neighbor about my son’s health problems (he had colic when he was a baby, now has allergies and ADHD), she recommended chiropractic. She then told me that she, as well as her 7-year-old daughter, have been patients of chiropractic since birth. I do not understand how spinal alignment could help with my son’s health. I really want to help my son, but am hoping that you can give me a better idea of what exactly a chiropractor can do for a child.

Sincerely,
Worried Mom in Hoboken

Children can receive the same benefits

healthy-hoboken-with-dr-laura-brayton.jpgDear Worried Mom,
I love when parents ask about pediatric chiropractic because children and babies benefit so greatly from it; in fact, I have been a chiropractic patient myself since I was six months old! Chiropractic treatment on children is accomplishing the same results as in adults, however, the technique is modified for their little bodies. In other words, on children under the age of five, the treatment does not involve the “popping” noise commonly heard when adjusting adults. Instead, the treatment is light vibration or massage over the misplaced spinal segment to restore its correct alignment. The reason why the correct alignment of the spinal joints is so important is because of the impact on the nervous system.

When vertebrae move out of place from physical, chemical, or emotional stress (which can even occur during the birthing process), the nerves that branch off of the spinal cord can be negatively impacted which makes it difficult for the brain and body to communicate. This nerve interference has been shown to contribute to health symptoms like colic, ear infections, torticollis, allergies, constipation, and even ADHD. From my own experience, children’s bodies respond excellently to chiropractic care when used as part of a healthy lifestyle. In addition, N.A.E.T. (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique) is also extremely effective at clearing allergies safely and permanently in children (www.naet.com).

Yours in health,
Dr. Brayton

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5 Comments on "Healthy Hoboken – November 2008"


skateparkmom
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skateparkmom
7 years 10 months ago

elainetyger
Keep trusting your chiropractor. I think they’re great for a massage. I truly doubt the benefits of “adjusting” children – to me it appears they’re out to expand their patient base. There are many other sources that view chiropractic with scepticism – Consumer Reports comes to mind as a valid mainstream analysis.

elainetyger
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elainetyger
7 years 10 months ago

[quote comment=”117571″]Hmm. I don’t think I’ll seek out chiropractic care for children any time soon. That photo looks disturbing.
Dry:
http://www.chirobase.org/06DD/naet.html

more fun: Penn & Teller
http://www.milkandcookies.com/link/67834/detail/%5B/quote%5D

Isn’t Steven Barrett that 300-pound guy who has been the go-to talking head since at least the mid-90s whenever a TV show needs someone to bash so-called alternative medicine? He’s not exactly doing it out of the goodness of his heart; check out who funds him. It’s really funny when you see him on some show with vibrant, fit 50-year-old guys who talk about how they got over their various aging symptoms by changing their lifestyle and getting alternative therapies and then he jumps up screaming about how they are promoting quackery. You would think the so-called quackbusters could get a healthier-looking and less angry spokesperson.

I think I will continue to trust my chiropractor and my open-minded MDs for advice rather than Barrett and a couple of performance artists.

skateparkmom
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skateparkmom
7 years 10 months ago

Hmm. I don’t think I’ll seek out chiropractic care for children any time soon. That photo looks disturbing.

Dry:

http://www.chirobase.org/06DD/naet.html

more fun: Penn & Teller

http://www.milkandcookies.com/link/67834/detail/

Litteredboken
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Litteredboken
7 years 10 months ago

[quote comment=”117364″]My co-worker’s 3 y.o. little girl has lots of food allergies. For whatever reason, she tried chiropractic treatments. Now the girl can eat eggs and legumes, to start with. I find this quite interesting, as I always assumed chiropractic care wouldn’t impact something like that. Does anyone know the reasoning behind this?[/quote]

Oh wait, I just read about that nerve thing…sorry, just back from a run and a bit mentally cloudy….

Litteredboken
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Litteredboken
7 years 10 months ago

My co-worker’s 3 y.o. little girl has lots of food allergies. For whatever reason, she tried chiropractic treatments. Now the girl can eat eggs and legumes, to start with. I find this quite interesting, as I always assumed chiropractic care wouldn’t impact something like that. Does anyone know the reasoning behind this?

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