The kids went back to school earlier this month which means adjusting to new work, school, sports, and activities schedules. Even for homeschool families, it can mean starting a new curriculum and getting into the swing of things. My second grader was excited to start back, and he had no issues jumping on the bus in the morning. However, my youngest started pre-K, and it has taken a little bit longer for him to adjust. He would tell me that he just wasn’t ready for school, and that he missed me during the day. Oh boy, does this little guy know how to pull at my heart strings. I listened to him, and we talked about his feelings. I was so impressed by his openness, his ability to share those big feelings he was having, and his trust in me that I would listen to him and acknowledge him.
Slowly but surely, he softened up to school. We still talk about any issues he has, and somedays are harder for him than others. I think he has seen how fun school can be. He’s seen how neat it is to make new friends of his own and not just his big brother’s friends, and how nice it is to talk to us about what he’s learning every day. I’m so thankful that I took the time to really listen to him, and to work with him through this big experience. I also began to think of how important communication is for people to people interactions with families, friends, and acquaintances, but also the importance of the internal communication that happens within the body all the time.
The brain controls all the functions of the body, and it does that through the nervous system. Every cell, tissue, and organ are in constant contact with the brain through the nervous system, and it is so important for that communication to remain open and uninterrupted. Throughout life we face stressors: chemical, physical, and emotional. These stressors can impact the nervous system and cause a disruption or interference with how the body interacts internally. It’s like the brain is not listening to the body or the body is not listening to the brain; this nervous system interference is called a subluxation. The goal of chiropractic care is to detect and remove those subluxations and restore the proper communication within the body. Just as our interactions with our family and friends are important, so is the internal communication that occurs within the body. At Active Life Chiropractic, we’re here to listen to you about your health and wellness concerns, and to help restore optimal nervous system function with chiropractic care.