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The relationship between Spinal Health and The Immune System

The relationship with your spinal health and your immune system are very important and needed for optimal health. A couple areas that I wanted to talk to you about were first the upper cervical and then right down to the sacrum. That’s where your parasympathetic nervous system is mostly housed. And what that does is get your body out of that fight or flight state.

So it’s going to reduce stress levels, it’s going to reduce cortisol levels and help regulate all of those stress hormones. And what that does is it helps your immune system function optimally because we know when we’re in stressed out stages for long periods of time, it can decrease the function of your immune system.

Another area that we focus on is your vagus nerve. So that vagus nerve is sitting again right outside of that upper cervical area. So when this gets misaligned, it can place pressure on that vagus nerve and that’s going to go down into your thymus gland as well as your upper thoracic nerves, helping control that thymus gland, which is a huge portion of your immune function and how it’s able to mature those immune cells and help you fight off any bugs.

If you haven’t thought about taking your little one to see a chiropractor, then now might be your ideal opportunity. Empower your child to enjoy the benefits of a good night’s sleep and embark on a journey toward improved sleep quality and overall health.  At Blossom Family Chiropractic, we aim to help you have the best chance to optimize your health and well-being. We would love the opportunity to help you and your family achieve optimal health.

As one of St. Petersburg, Orlando, and Maitland Florida’s leading Pediatric and Family chiropractors, we’re always striving to provide you and your family with the best care and experience. If you are looking for prenatal, infant, or family chiropractic care – contact us to schedule an appointment, we can’t wait to help your family!

Serving St. Petersburg, Tampa, Orlando, and Maitland Florida from two office locations!

How Can Chiropractic Care Help Kids Get Through “The Perfect Storm”?

A lot of people ask “What is The Perfect Storm?”

The Perfect Storm of events is all of these different things that happened over time to get your kid to where they are today.

It’s the colic, that turned into the reflux, that turned into the digestive issues, that turned into the ear infections, that turned into the sinus and allergy issues, that turned into the immune challenges, that then turned into the ADHD, the sensory issues, the anxiety, the overwhelm!

Kids do not outgrow things, it turns into further issues but chiropractic care can help with these issues immensely.

We have Perfect Storm workshops to guide you through these challenging times!

If you haven’t thought about taking your little one to see a chiropractor, then now might be your ideal opportunity. Empower your child to enjoy the benefits of a good night’s sleep and embark on a journey toward improved sleep quality and overall health.  At Blossom Family Chiropractic, we aim to help you have the best chance to optimize your health and well-being. We would love the opportunity to help you and your family achieve optimal health.

As one of St. Petersburg, Orlando, and Maitland Florida’s leading Pediatric and Family chiropractors, we’re always striving to provide you and your family with the best care and experience. If you are looking for prenatal, infant, or family chiropractic care – contact us to schedule an appointment, we can’t wait to help your family!

Serving St. Petersburg, Tampa, Orlando, and Maitland Florida from two office locations!

Why Chiropractic care is so important for kids especially newborns

Introduction

One of the number one questions I get asked is why do kids, especially newborns, need to get adjusted? So a lot of times when we’re looking at that birth process, that’s a huge traumatic event for little ones. Doctors, if they’re helping assist that baby come out, they’re trained to use 60 to 90 pounds of force. So that’s putting a lot of pressure on a six to nine pound baby, especially in that neck area. And we commonly see that C1, C2 area is the most commonly subluxated spot. It’s right up by that brainstem and that vagus nerve. So that can put your child into a fight or flight stage, and that’s going to impact just about every bodily function in the body. So what we do is we assess that nervous system and we help them adapt better by getting that spine into a good position, making sure that it’s moving appropriately so that they can grow and develop because 80% of that neurological development in that brain and spinal cord is happening in those first two to three years of life. So we really want to make sure that we’re setting them up for success. They’re growing, they’re thriving and developing how they should. If you have any questions, book an appointment with us or give us a call at our front desk and we can get your child assessed. We do three sets of neurological scans to see how their nervous system is functioning.

Symptoms ?

Create a healthy, happy life for your child as early as you can by incorporating chiropractic care into their wellness routine. At Blossom Family Chiropractic, we aim to help you have the best chance to optimize your health and well-being. We would love the opportunity to help you and your family achieve optimal health. 

As one of St. Petersburg, Orlando, and Maitland Florida’s leading Pediatric and Family chiropractors, we’re always striving to provide you and your family with the best care and experience. If you are looking for prenatal, infant, or family chiropractic care – contact us to schedule an appointment, we can’t wait to help your family!

Serving St. Petersburg, Tampa, Orlando, and Maitland Florida from two office locations!

What is ADHD and how chiropractic care can benefit

Introduction

When we talk about ADHD, we’re talking about a nervous system that’s on overdrive, all right? Our foot being put on that gas pedal and make it makes it really hard to be able to sit still to be able to pay attention. We might see some behavior issues come out, right? Because what’s happening is we have so much stress or nociception bombarding our brain, right? It’s like me putting you in a closet, blasting heavy metal music while flashing strobe lights. It’s a lot of overwhelms of the brain. So it makes it really hard to sit still. It makes it really hard to pay attention. I also can lose my cool really easy. So we’re going to see some emotional dysregulation. The really cool thing is we actually have scans to determine how much stress is bombarding the brain. So when we look and see a kiddo with ADHD, we actually have this scan to determine where that nociception or where that stress is coming from within the body, red being a severe amount. Now when we look at a different viewpoint, it actually gives us a total energy or an energy index looking at how much stress is bombarding the brain, all right? This kiddo was at 300 when he first started in the office. That’s three times the amount of stress we want bombarding the brain. The good news is with chiropractic care, we actually get that good proprioceptive input back online and when we do that, we decrease all of that stress bombarding the brain, all right? So kids are able to sit still. They’re able to pay attention and really succeed in school. If you have any questions, reach out. We’d love to help you!

Symptoms of ADHD?

All kids struggle at times to pay attention, listen and follow directions, or sit still. But for kids with ADHD, the struggles are harder and happen more often. ADHD symptoms can be mild, moderate or severe and may continue into adulthood. Some of the common signs and symptoms of ADHD in children are:

  • Trouble focusing on activities
  • Is often easily distracted
  • Have difficulty waiting for his or her turn
  • Forget or lose things a lot
  • Talk excessively
  • Have difficulty getting along with others
  • Frequently running around
  • Poor academic performance
  • Emotional outbursts
  • Experiencing increased frustration and emotional sensitivity
  • Have trouble staying organized, planning ahead, and finishing projects.
  • Often interrupt others

Conclusion

You know how challenging life can be for your ADHD child and your family. Let us help you turn ADHD into a bridge rather than a barrier for your child! Create a healthy, happy life for your child as early as you can by incorporating chiropractic care into their wellness routine. At Blossom Family Chiropractic, we aim to help you have the best chance to optimize your health and well-being. We would love the opportunity to help you and your family achieve optimal health. 

As one of St. Petersburg, Orlando, and Maitland Florida’s leading Pediatric and Family chiropractors, we’re always striving to provide you and your family with the best care and experience. If you are looking for prenatal, infant, or family chiropractic care – contact us to schedule an appointment, we can’t wait to help your family!

Serving St. Petersburg, Tampa, Orlando, and Maitland Florida from two office locations!