There are a lot of misconceptions about which demographic of people chiropractic is specifically for. Most people think it’s only a treatment for low back pain. Read on to learn how chiropractic is so much more than just a treatment for low back pain.
Is chiropractic safe for children?
Absolutely. All six of Dr. Harshe’s children have received chiropractic adjustments since birth, with Dr. Harshe personally adjusting his youngest three children within an hour of birth. Childbirth is an extremely traumatic experience for the baby, squeezing through that vaginal canal the way he or she does. Because the C1 is so freely moveable, birth will inevitably misalign the C1 and lead to any number of difficulties for the baby, from colic to torticollis to difficulty latching on to breastfeed.
Kids don’t have anywhere near the wear and tear on their bodies that we adults sometimes do, and so their bodies tend to hold chiropractic adjustments for longer periods of time than adults. Because of this, chiropractic adjustments on children are very gentle and typically minimal.
Is chiropractic safe for pregnant women?
Of course! Dr. Harshe’s wife January doesn’t know how she would have gotten through any of her pregnancies without chiropractic care. As the baby grows and develops inside the womb, mom’s organs are getting repositioned and rearranged and her pelvis is loosening up to prepare for the inevitable childbirth. A hormone called relaxin is responsible for all of that loosening up, contributing to frequent misalignments in the spine, and resulting in excessive pain and discomfort. Regular chiropractic adjustments help to alleviate the pain and discomfort, as well as give the baby the chance to reposition him- or herself head down for birth.
Who else can benefit from chiropractic?
Anyone who has a spine! Dr. Harshe has adjusted the spine of someone as young as a minutes-old baby and as old as 98! There isn’t a person alive who is healthier with misalignments in their spine than without. Misalignments cause pressure and tension on the nerves and muscles, postural imbalances, and malpositioning to joints that may lead to early degeneration. When those misalignments are corrected by way of a specific chiropractic adjustment, proper brain-to-body communication is restored, and health and vitality return. Because of this, Dr. Harshe believes everyone deserves to benefit from regular chiropractic care!