Pediatric Chiropractors Benefit Your Childs Health, Without Medication

Feb 13, 2023


The purpose of Gonstead Chiropractic is to detect & correct structural shifts with the objective of restoring structural integrity of the spine as well as optimizing nerve function. Restoring the nerves ability to communicate throughout the body allows a child to develop properly.
Many people associate chiropractic with neck and back pain or making you feel better. Even though people do feel better, that is not the actual purpose of Gonstead chiropractic. The true purpose is to restore function and maintain homeostasis (balance).


You may or may not be aware that there are only about 450 Gonstead Chiropractors in the US. Many people claim to practice Gonstead Chiropractic but in reality do not. All Gonstead Chiropractors use an instrument, called a nervoscope, to measure for nerve inflammation. The instrumentation allows us to identify which nerve is injured without exposing our patients to more invasive imaging unless it is necessary. I do not like to take X-ray on children, so I rely upon my nervocscope to assist in identifying where to adjust my pediatric patients.


The goal of treatment in my office is similar to that of an orthodontist. I aim to make gradual changes over a period of time. The goal of Gonstead Chiropractic care is a long-term structural correction of the spine back within a normal range. By making a long-term correction we protect the nerve system, allowing the body to heal from the nerve injury (which takes time) while helping the body to function at a higher level.
Remember that when a child is experiencing a symptom like pain, it is a sign to that there is an underlying injury. If someone chooses to mask the pain and continue to use the injured body part, they are causing more wear and tear and further damage that would have been prevented if the pain prevented them from doing what was causing the pain. Just like maintaining anything else, the sooner someone takes care of their spine, the less care that is needed to correct the issue.
Sometimes children have trouble explaining what they are feeling but that does not mean that they are not experiencing pain or discomfort.


As a Chiropractor in Denver I like to educate my patients and those interested in the benefits of chiropractic and I always like to start with the basics and build from there. When looking at the human body we have a control center that sits in our skull, the brain; and our brain is able to communicate with the rest of our body through the spinal cord and nerve system. Without the spinal cord and nerve system the brain would have no way to tell the body what to do so the maintenance of the spinal cord and nerve systems integrity is vital to how the body functions. Our nerve system travels to every cell, tissue and organ in the body sending thousands of signals at a