When a child is in pain time seems to stand still. When pain becomes chronic, even after many doctor visits, it is very sad. One set of parents in New Jersey faced a tough decision. Their child had headaches, shoulder pain and numbness going down the arm into the fingertips. For her, even putting items on a shelf was difficult, and any exercise made her worse. There was pain each day and time did not seem to heal. Neither did physical therapy. After seeing a dozen specialists, they were told by doctors:
- Do nothing and live in pain.
- Operate… AGAIN, with a specialist 1000 miles away, on an unconfirmed hunch.
- A lifetime of daily medication, with side effects and high cost.
- Injections near the spinal cord which were risky and not performed by many doctors.
Sadly, the family went with #1 and did nothing. Their child continued to have daily pain as predicted. The parents kept searching for better alternatives, new discoveries, safer medication, but nothing came up. The pain increased.
One day, totally unexpected, the parents learned about a specialty of chiropractic called NUCCA that was different than traditional chiropractic.
Since the family had tried traditional chiropractic and the results didn’t last long, they were skeptical. But hearing the stories of their friends made them very curious, and they made an appointment with Dr. Zach at Molland Spinal Care.
After one month of NUCCA treatment:
“Pain was drastically reduced, and we didn’t need surgery or drugs. It’s really scary that all the orthopedists never mentioned NUCCA or Upper Cervical Chiropractic. NUCCA was the easiest, most non-invasive, lowest-cost solution for my child’s pain.”
We are sure that you have many questions about NUCCA, and we’ve answered the typical questions parents have asked:
IS NUCCA CHIROPRACTIC SAFE FOR CHILDREN?
The NUCCA correction is extremely gentle and very specific. There is no twisting, popping, or cracking of the spine. There is only a light and precise touch behind the ear where the top bone of the spine is located, the Atlas.
IS THERE AN AGE REQUIREMENT FOR TREATMENT?
Upper Cervical Chiropractic is SAFE for children starting from the day of their birth. For parents who have been under NUCCA care, it is easy for them to understand why it is so important for their child to have a healthy and balanced spine and a nervous system free of irritation.
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN CHIROPRACTIC IS RIGHT FOR YOUR CHILD?
First, lets get a sneak peek at a list of childhood problems that commonly resolve with Upper Cervical Chiropractic care:
- Ear Infections
- Chronic Colds
- Sinus Congestion
Who would imagine that a small misalignment of the spine could cause so many problems! Research is now showing that many children with these health problems DO have misalignments of their spine.
WHEN IS THE MOST COMMON AGE TO EXPERIENCE A MISALIGNMENT OF THE SPINE?
Researchers have found that the most common time in our life to experience a misalignment of our spine is between 0 and 5 years old! The majority of these happen at birth!
HAS NUCCA RESOLVED THE MOST COMMON AILMENTS OF CHILDREN?
Take this example. Ear infections are the #1 reason to bring a toddler to a pediatrician. So why do so many ear infections occur? And why do they reoccur so often? Let’s break down the progression of the typical ear infection, and how they can be corrected, if not avoided entirely.
If a mom is advised to have a C-section and requires vacuum or forceps extraction, the baby is not delivered naturally. Procedures in C-section may present risk of trauma to a baby during birth, since the baby is being pulled out by the head, rather than pushed out by the mom’s natural contractions.
Pulling and twisting a baby’s head and neck often leads to spinal misalignment since the young spine still lacks strength and stability. Misalignment frequently irritates the nerves to the head and neck, leading to tension…among other problems.
COULD THIS CREATE PROBLEMS IN A BABY’S HEAD?
One common area of muscle tension in infants and toddlers is the inner ear. The small muscles of the inner ear often become tight, and block fluid drainage. This often leads to painful and frequent middle ear infections.
When a child is crying and reaching for their ear, pediatricians recommend an office visit. If an inner ear infection is found, the pediatrician usually prescribes an antibiotic. (Side note, medical research since the 1990s has pointed to the ineffectiveness of antibiotics for the treatment of ear infections, and even points out antibiotics prolong infection and set the stage for reoccurrence. In addition, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a “watch and wait” approach to these conditions, as 80% clear up without the use of any antibiotic.)
When antibiotics don’t help, pediatricians often recommend surgery to place tubes inside the ears, in an attempt to drain the fluid build-up. The hope is that this will resolve the infection.
Note that implanting ear tubes does not address the problem of the spinal misalignment, which leads to tight inner ear muscles and blocks the fluid. With the spinal misalignment unresolved, the infection may continue to reoccur, in many situations for months and even years.
Here is a study proving the effectiveness of the Upper Cervical Chiropractic correction on those suffering from ear infections. The doctor identified what he called a “Blocked Atlas Nerve Syndrome”. A condition involving the nerves surrounding the Atlas vertebra. The study showed the syndrome was corrected with gentle corrections to the Atlas, which resulted in improvement in 40 out of 43 children struggling with ear infections.
Today, tens of thousands of parents are finding chiropractors to be the solution to their children’s health conditions. Most are thrilled to see their children discontinue their prescriptions and go back to being healthy kids!
WHAT HAPPENS TO A MISALIGNED SPINE AS CHILDREN GROW?
If you’ve played the game of Jenga ® and have stacked those blocks very high, you know how important a “straight” base is. For a spine, imagine how a small misalignment in the neck can affect the entire spinal column over time.
By the time your child is a teenager, they may have already been misaligned for over a decade! What if you found out these problems could be addressed quickly and easily by checking your child’s spine at a young age?
Do you think you could avoid pain, heartache, unnecessary doctor visits, and piles of medical bills? YES!
IS YOUR CAR DEALER SMARTER THAN YOUR PEDIATRICIAN?
Here is the perfect example. If you notice the alignment in your car is off, do you wait until the tread on the tires has worn down, the brake pads wear uneven, and the rotors warp? NO! Why? If you wait, more parts would have to get fixed and it will cost you more money. The best choice is to fix the CAUSE of the problem early and save yourself the pain, the time, and the cost.
Let’s return to children. What happens as children get older, when they get more active, and spend more time in activities such as contact sports? Do you think the risk of misalignment increases around this age? Absolutely!
According to the American Journal of Sports Medicine, the number of girls suffering concussions in soccer accounts for the second largest number of all concussions reported by young athletes, (Football tops the list.)
Here are the facts: The average concussion has 96 G’s of force, while the average whiplash injury takes only 4-6 G’s. That means it is 20 times easier to injure the neck than the head. It is almost unthinkable that a head injury can happen without a neck injury!
ONCE A YOUNG ATHLETE HAS “RECOVERED” FROM A CONCUSSION, HAS THE NECK MISALIGNMENT CORRECTED AS WELL?
Is there still brain fog? Chronic migraines? Neck pain? Poor sleep? Inability to focus? All of these are the most common post-concussion symptoms young athletes face. However, they are also the most common symptoms of a neck misalignment.
IS UPPER CERVICAL CHIROPRACTIC ONLY FOR SPORTS INJURIES, JOINT AND MUSCLE PAIN?
Absolutely not! In fact, most accidents and injuries that affect the spine are big and small traumas that all of us will face. These include car accidents, falls, and bumps to the head.
As children get older, many develop problems such as:
- Migraines & Headaches
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Tight muscles
- Hip & Knee pain
- TMJ problems
Most parents are unaware these problems frequently stem from the spine! Many can be unrelated to sports.
MEDICAL DOCTORS AGREE, THE SPINE IS THE PROBLEM!
A medical doctor in Germany, Dr. Dragoman searched for new answers to his patient’s health problems, after he saw only a few getting well from conventional treatment. What Dr. Dragoman found was astonishing! 80% of all the children he examined had what he called an “atlas blockage”. They had a misalignment at the top of their spine, which was contributing to health their conditions including tonsillitis, conjunctivitis, frequent colds, ear infections, sleeping issues, and intestinal problems. He consistently saw almost all problems resolve through gentle and specific Upper Cervical Chiropractic adjustments.
Years earlier, another German medical doctor, Dr. Frymann performed similar examinations on a random group of 1,250 five-day-old babies. He discovered 95% of those babies had abnormal stress or strain in their neck region, with 211 of them suffering from vomiting, hyperactivity, and sleeplessness. Gentle chiropractic adjustments to this group resulted in immediate quieting, cessation of crying, muscular relaxation, and sleep.
Even medical doctors identify misalignment problems in their patients! Sadly, related health problems go on for years, with some parents never discovering the chiropractic solution. We don’t want this to happen to your child and your family.
As the parent in our story said:
Don’t wait. I wish I had known about NUCCA years ago, when the pain first started.
If your child is in pain, we know that you’ll need to find out more. We’d love to help your family and are offering your child a FREE consultation in our office. Rest assured, we’ll take the time to discuss your child’s pain, find out what is happening in their body, and what you can do to correct their health problems and prevent problems in the future.
We invite you to call us today to learn about NUCCA, a surgery-free, medicine-free, non-invasive approach to your child’s health. Call us today at 908-601-5600 or click the link below.
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