Tired of Endless Medications, Diet Changes and Supplements for Inflammation? There may be more going on

Tired of Endless Medications, Diet Changes and Supplements for Inflammation? There may be more going on

As parents, we always want the best for our children’s health. If your child struggles with chronic illnesses, you may have turned to traditional medical approaches or even explored biomedical interventions. However, there may be a hidden cause of inflammation that is often overlooked: vagus nerve dysfunction and nervous system dysregulation.

It’s a common saying that “inflammation is the root of all disease,” and while it does play a significant role in many chronic illnesses, including those affecting the gut, immune system, brain, and nervous system, it’s not the whole story. Conditions like autism, ADHD, anxiety, and epilepsy have been linked to chronic inflammation, but addressing inflammation alone may not be enough to resolve these issues.

According to recent research, approximately 27% of children in the United States have a chronic condition, and 1 in 15 have multiple chronic conditions. These numbers are on the rise, indicating that traditional medical approaches may not be effectively addressing the root causes of these health challenges. This is where the role of the nervous system and vagus nerve comes into play.

The Missing Piece: Stress and Nervous System Dysfunction 

While traditional and biomedical approaches often focus on diet changes, detoxes, and supplements to combat inflammation, they are missing a crucial piece of the puzzle. Chronic stress is a significant contributor to inflammation, even in children, and can lead to dysfunction in the vagus nerve and autonomic nervous system.

The vagus nerve, the longest cranial nerve in the body, plays a vital role in regulating the parasympathetic “rest and digest” response. When this nerve becomes compromised due to subluxations or interference along its pathway, it can lead to gut and immune system dysfunction, allowing inflammation to run rampant.

The Vagus Nerve-Immune System Connection 

Recent scientific findings have revealed a significant connection between the vagus nerve and the immune system, specifically in the control and regulation of inflammation. When the vagus nerve is functioning properly, it helps to keep inflammation in check. However, when the nerve becomes dysfunctional, the body’s ability to manage inflammation is compromised, leading to a wide range of chronic health issues.

So, how can you determine if your child’s vagus nerve is stressed and dysfunctional? Neurological INSiGHT Scans, particularly NeuroThermal testing, can detect areas of subluxation, nervous system interference, inflammation, and temperature changes in the spine, indicating vagus nerve dysfunction and nervous system dysregulation.

Another valuable tool is Heart Rate Variability (HRV) testing, which measures the balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. This test can reveal dysautonomia and the body’s ability to manage stress and inflammation.

The Path to Healing 

If your child is struggling with inflammation-related symptoms, such as immune or autoimmune disorders, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, seizures, or other neuroimmune-related health challenges, it’s time to look beyond just managing symptoms and addressing inflammation through diet changes and supplements.

Balancing the autonomic nervous system and optimizing vagus nerve function is essential for resolving persistent inflammation that does not respond to either traditional or biomedical interventions. By identifying and addressing the root cause of your child’s chronic inflammation and health struggles, you can set them on the path to true healing and wellness.

Once vagus nerve dysfunction has been identified, there are various safe, simple, and gentle ways to stimulate and activate this essential part of the nervous system. These methods can help to restore balance and reduce inflammation.

As parents, we want you to be informed about the various factors that contribute to your children’s health challenges. If you suspect that your child may be struggling with vagus nerve dysfunction, consider scheduling a consultation at Highest Health Chiropractic to identify the underlying issues and start your child’s journey to optimal health. If you are not local to us, check out the PX Docs directory to find a local PX Doc near you. Remember, addressing the root cause of your child’s health challenges is the key to a healthier and more vibrant life for your child!

Experience Miracles with Chiropractic

Experience Miracles with Chiropractic

As a parent, there’s nothing more heart-wrenching than watching your child struggle with chronic neurological issues like Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Anxiety, and Epilepsy. The search for answers and explanations can be frustrating and often leaves you feeling hopeless, especially when the traditional medical system fails to provide the support and solutions you desperately need.

We want to dive into what’s really causing your child’s chronic health issues. We want to help you finally uncover the hidden sequence of stress, physical injury, and exposure to toxins that happens during “critical” and “sensitive” periods of development that still continue to be overlooked and dismissed by conventional doctors. You will get the answers you’ve been searching for and find a like-minded community through the Experience Miracles Podcast.

The Rising Tide of Chronic Health Challenges in Children 

The statistics surrounding chronic health challenges in children are alarming. Approximately 27% of children in the U.S., around 22 million, are affected by chronic health issues. ADHD affects around 9.4% of children aged 2-17, which equates to about 6.1 million children. Autism Spectrum Disorder now affects approximately 1 in 36 children in the U.S., with the numbers projected to rise significantly in the coming years.

Anxiety disorders affect approximately 7.1% of children aged 3-17 in the U.S., suggesting about 4.4 million children, with a massive uptick since 2010 and 2012 when smartphones and social media became more accessible. Learning disorders, sensory processing disorder, asthma, allergies, and autoimmune diseases also affect millions of children across the country.

The Perfect Storm: Overlooked Triggers of Chronic Illness in Kids 

Despite these staggering numbers, many parents find themselves dismissed by pediatricians, watching helplessly as their children fail to “grow out of” early life challenges such as colic, constipation, chronic ear infections, and missed milestones. What conventional doctors often overlook is what we call “The Perfect Storm” – a combination of early life stressors that can lead to chronic health issues in children.

This “Perfect Storm” often begins with prenatal stress, which can hardwire a developing baby’s nervous system for stress and anxiety. The umbilical cord acts as an electrical “power cord,” transmitting stress hormones from the mother to the baby. Birth interventions, such as C-sections, forceps, and vacuum extraction, can cause physical trauma to the delicate upper neck and brainstem, leading to neurological dysfunction and subluxations. Overuse of antibiotics and constant exposure to toxins early in a child’s life can disrupt the gut microbiome, causing inflammation and a host of additional issues.

Empowering Parents with Knowledge and Understanding 

To help parents navigate this Perfect Storm, we’re excited to introduce “The Experience Miracles Podcast” hosted by Dr. Tony Ebel, a world-renowned Pediatric Health Expert. This podcast is designed to arm parents with the knowledge and understanding they need to make informed decisions about their child’s health.

In each episode, Dr. Tony breaks down important terms and concepts such as Vagus Nerve Dysfunction, Nervous System Dysregulation, Dysautonomia, Subluxation, Sympathetic Dominance, and more. He also introduces incredible technologies and neurological healing options like HRV and Neuro-Tonal Chiropractic Adjustments. These are topics that no other doctor or pediatric health expert is discussing, but they hold the key to safe, effective, natural, and drug-free healing options for your entire family.

What sets “The Experience Miracles Podcast” apart is Dr. Tony’s unique ability to explain complex neurological concepts in a simple, entertaining, and engaging way. As a father to four children, including his own “Perfect Storm” and “miracle” son Oliver, Dr. Tony addresses chronic illness in kids from both a doctor and parent perspective.

One mother shared her experience with the podcast, saying, “I have learned an immense amount from this podcast, and I look forward to new episode releases! Dr. Tony explains complex neurological concepts in a simple and entertaining way while also helping me connect the dots and answer questions that no one else has been able to for our kids.”

Your Journey Towards Hope and Healing Starts Here 

If you’re ready to start your journey towards hope, answers, and drug-free healthcare options for your child, subscribe to “The Experience Miracles Podcast” with Dr. Tony Ebel today. Not only will you gain a deeper understanding of the root causes behind Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, Seizures, and Sensory Issues in kids, but you’ll also have access to interviews with world-renowned pediatric natural health experts like Dr. Josh Axe.

The Experience Miracles Podcast is more than just a source of information; it’s a community of like-minded parents who are tired of being dismissed by the traditional medical system and are ready to take control of their children’s health. By subscribing to the podcast, you’ll join a supportive network of parents navigating the same challenges and seeking the same solutions.

Don’t wait another day to start your child’s journey towards optimal health and well-being. Subscribe to the Experience Miracles podcast now and take the first step towards transforming your child’s life. With Dr. Tony Ebel as your guide, you’ll gain the knowledge, tools, and support you need to help your child thrive and reach their full potential.

Remember, you are not alone in this journey. The Experience Miracles Podcast is here to empower you, inspire you, and provide you with the hope and answers you’ve been searching for. 


Navigating Anxiety: The Drug-Free Approach in the Pharmaceutical Age

Navigating Anxiety: The Drug-Free Approach in the Pharmaceutical Age

As a parent, watching your child struggle with anxiety can be an overwhelming and heartbreaking experience. You may feel helpless, especially when traditional medical approaches often resort to medication as the first line of treatment. However, at our practice, we want you to know that there is another way – a drug-free, holistic approach that focuses on the root cause of your child’s anxiety: the nervous system.


The Prevalence of Childhood Anxiety

4.4 million children face anxiety, which can lead to difficulties in school, social interactions, and family life. These struggles can manifest in various ways, such as your child feeling nervous or tense, sensing danger when it may not be there, experiencing increased heart rate and rapid breathing, sweating, trembling, having difficulty concentrating, and even dealing with gastrointestinal problems.

It’s important to understand that being nervous and sometimes anxious is a natural human response to perceived threats, triggering our nervous system’s “fight, flight, or freeze” response. However, when these feelings become stuck and turn into chronic anxiety, it can significantly change the way your child perceives their daily life, making even the simplest tasks feel overwhelming and unmanageable.


The Nervous System’s Role in Anxiety 

At the core of our approach to managing childhood anxiety is the understanding that the nervous system plays a crucial role in regulating emotions and stress responses. When the nervous system is out of balance, it can lead to a heightened stress response and an inability to access the “rest, digest, and regulate” state, which is essential for maintaining emotional well-being.

This imbalance is often caused by subluxation, which is the stress and tension that gets stuck within the nervous system. Subluxation buildup can start as early as stress during pregnancy, birth trauma, and early childhood experiences, setting the stage for anxiety later in life.

Another key player in the regulation of the nervous system is the vagus nerve, which is responsible for activating the “rest and relaxation” (parasympathetic) side of the nervous system. When the vagus nerve is not functioning properly, your child’s body may struggle to access the “brake pedal” that helps them calm down and regulate their emotions.


Our Approach: Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care 

At Highest Health Chiropractic, we specialize in Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care, which aims to address the root cause of your child’s anxiety by focusing on the nervous system. Our team of Neurologically-Focused Pediatric Chiropractors uses INSiGHT scans to detect and measure the presence and severity of subluxation and dysautonomia, allowing us to create personalized care plans tailored to your child’s unique needs.

Through precise chiropractic adjustments, we work to release stuck stress from the sympathetic nervous system, activate the vagus nerve, and restore balance to the nervous system as a whole. Our goal is to help your child’s body know when it is safe and when to activate the “fight or flight” response, enabling them to access both sides of their nervous system and preventing them from getting “stuck” in a state of chronic anxiety.

We understand that the decision to explore drug-free options for your child’s anxiety can be daunting, especially when medication is often presented as the only solution. 

However, we want you to know that there is hope and that a drug-free approach can be incredibly effective in helping your child manage their anxiety and reclaim their life.

By addressing the underlying neurological factors contributing to your child’s anxiety, we can help them build a more resilient and balanced nervous system, equipping them with the tools they need to navigate life’s challenges with confidence and ease.

So, if your child is struggling with anxiety and you feel like you’ve exhausted all options, we would love for you to take the first step toward healing by exploring Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care. Our team is here to support you every step of the way. If you have questions about our approach or are ready to schedule a consultation, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today! If you are not local to us, check out the PX Docs directory to find a PX Docs office near you. Together, we can help your child navigate the challenges of anxiety and emerge stronger, more resilient, and ready to embrace all that life has to offer.

Hope for the Developmental Delays: Finding Success Outside Standard Therapies

As a parent, it’s natural to feel concerned and confused when your child experiences gross motor delays. You may have tried everything from countless physical therapy and occupational therapy sessions to diligently following through with home exercises, only to see little to no progress. If your child struggles to sit up, crawl, or walk despite months of traditional therapy, fatigues easily, slouches constantly, and avoids physical activities altogether, you’re not alone. Many parents find themselves in the same situation, wondering why their child’s gross motor development seems to have plateaued.

But what if we told you that the root cause of your child’s challenges might be something that’s often overlooked by traditional pediatric therapies? The real issue behind gross motor delays in kids goes way beyond low muscle tone and a weak core.


The Importance of Gross Motor Skills

Gross motor skills are crucial for a child’s overall development and daily activities. These skills involve movements that require the entire body, primarily utilizing the large muscle groups like the arms, legs, and core. However, there’s a set of nerves and muscles that are often left out of the conversation when discussing gross motor skills and development: those of the neck and neurospinal system.

Gross motor development follows a predictable sequence, starting with head and neck control for latching and nursing. As your child grows, they begin to develop trunk control through tummy time and learning to roll over. Next, they start activating their core muscles to sit up independently. From there, your child progresses to army crawling and regular crawling, which are essential for brain development. Finally, they learn to furniture cruise and take their first steps.


The Missing Piece: The Role of the Neurospinal System

While traditional therapies focus on strengthening muscles and improving coordination, they often overlook the critical role of the nervous system, particularly the neurospinal system, in gross motor function. If we want to get to the root cause of any neuromuscular or gross motor challenge, we must first address the “neuro” part. This is where Neurologicaly-Focused  Chiropractic Care comes in, as it can access and improve Central Nervous System function in a way that PT and OT cannot.

Subluxation and sympathetic dominance, or increased tone, often set up shop in the neck and neurospinal system. These issues are most commonly caused by breech positioning or birth interventions like forceps, vacuum, induction, or c-section. The resulting hyper or high tone will remain stuck in those regions until adjusted and cleared out of the way. In other words, the original cause of “low tone” or a “weak core” is actually tension and subluxation in the neck and neurospinal system.


A Real-Life Example: Joseph’s Story

Let’s talk about Joseph, a 12-year-old boy who sought help with his daily challenges associated with autism, ataxia, and chronic constipation. What caught his doctor’s attention immediately were his significant gross motor delays and struggles. 

Joseph’s mom shared, “He will always find a way to slouch, no matter what we do.” Joseph struggled to sit up straight, stand tall, and move around without exhaustion. His body was simultaneously “wound up and worn out,” leading him to seek additional movement stimulation through constant stimming and other behaviors. As a result, they had stopped all PT and OT and pretty much “given up” that his gross motor function and posture would ever get back to normal.

However, within the very first week of getting Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care, Joseph’s gross motor function and endurance took off like a rocket. He was asking to go to the gym, work out, hit the treadmill, and go to the park to play! Mom was ecstatic, and so was his doctor.


The Path Forward: Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care

If your child has been struggling with gross motor delays and you feel like you’ve tried everything without lasting results, it’s time to look deeper. Subluxation, excessive sympathetic tone, and the lasting effects of birth trauma could still be at play.

At Highest Health Chiropractic , we can help you find out how your child’s gross motor function is doing down to the very core by using Neurological INSiGHT Scans, especially the EMG. Once we have the results of these scans, our doctors can create a customized and fully tailored adjusting care plan made just for your child. This approach can help your little one finally get past that plateau or stuck point and get back on track with their gross motor development. If you are not local to us, check out the PX Docs directory to find a PX Doc office near you. 

Remember, you’re not alone in this journey. By addressing the root cause of your child’s gross motor delays through Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care, you can help them unlock their full potential and thrive. Don’t give up hope – there are solutions available that can make a significant difference in your child’s life and can help your child overcome their gross motor challenges and achieve the milestones they deserve.

Chiropractic Care for Stressed Out + Worn Out Dads

Chiropractic Care for Stressed Out + Worn Out Dads

The Dad Life… 

For so many dads, the busyness of work and family responsibilities has completely taken over their daily lives, and they long ago gave up on taking care of themselves. Their diet has switched to eating fast food at their desk or in the car during their commute, and they consume enough coffee to caffeinate a small village each and every day. 

All of the sugar and caffeine revs up an already hyped-up and stressed-out nervous system.  So over time, the average dad today is not just overweight and out of shape, but may be struggling with chronic health challenges like ADHD, anxiety, allergies, chronic headaches, sleep issues, and continual back and neck pain. 

After being wound up for so long, they then become worn out and exhausted, and while they often think about getting healthy and back in shape again… they’ve got no drive or energy left to actually get that done. Unfortunately, chiropractic care is the furthest thing from their minds.  

Honestly, even for those dads who do work out and try to eat healthy, the demands of the work and family life schedule can still stress their nervous systems to the max, leading to many of the same challenges. 

That was certainly the case for Chris, an incredible rockstar dad who was experiencing bad allergies, migraines, and constant sinus infections before seeking help in our office. He was always on antibiotics, and everything he tried just seemed like a temporary fix. 

He had watched as his wife and kids started chiropractic care and received amazing results, but just wasn’t sure it would work for him. Finally, the stress and tension reached a breaking point, and he made getting into the office for chiropractic care and neurologically-focused adjustments a priority. From there, everything changed in a matter of just a few weeks! 

With each and every adjustment, Chris could feel the pressure and fog lifting, he could move his neck and shoulders more, his allergies and sinuses finally cleared up, and he was finally feeling way more energy as the weeks went on, and chiropractic care became a regular part of his life! 


Unfortunately, far too many people have a limited view of what chiropractic care can do for their health, simply because most medical doctors and even many chiropractors keep their care focused on back and neck pain alone. They fail to understand the absolutely crucial and really quite simple connection between the spine and the nervous system. 

But just ask yourself this question – when you’ve got a nasty headache, tense neck and shoulders, and back pain, how well do you sleep? How’s your mental health and mood when you’re in constant pain? Do you feel like working out and playing with your kids when you’re chronically tense and exhausted? 

Everything in the body is intricately connected and controlled by one thing – the nervous system. The nervous system controls everything, from muscle tension and function to digestion, immune health, sleep, mood, mental + emotional health, focus, and so much more. 

And put simply, in today’s crazy world, the average dad’s nervous system is running on dial up internet while trying to keep up with a 5G fast-paced life. It’s just not sustainable. 

This is where Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care comes in, and serves as the greatest health hack of all time! We say health hack because when looking to help parents get healthy once again, we’ve got to remember one crucial element – they’re insanely busy and have limited time in their schedule. 

That’s the beauty of Neuro-Tonal Adjustments that our doctors use – they’re fast and easy. 

The majority of our patients get in and out of the office in under 10 minutes, yet get as much (or more) health benefit from one incredible adjustment as they would a workout, massage, and meditation session! It’s truly incredible how much change adjustments can make in a short amount of time, which in turn gives you more energy and better function so that you feel like working out, eating healthy, and getting a good night’s sleep! 

Dads that are under care will tell you – chiropractic care is the greatest health hack of all time. 

Once you start getting adjusted, the chart below shows the other kind of results you can expect with your mood, focus and concentration, emotional health, gut and immune, and so much more. 

Dads, if you’re absolutely exhausted and overwhelmed and don’t know where to start – start with Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care and build up from there! 


Perfect For Busy Parents 

Being a busy dad myself, I completely understand the need to figure out a health game plan that can fit in between all the demands of work and family life (aka driving your kids to 862 sports and activities per week). With our specialty in Pediatric + Family Care, we’ve worked especially hard to make sure your adjustments can fit within your busy schedule, and we get you real results in a short amount of time! 

Your first Consult and Exam appointment takes just 20-30 minutes and includes getting your INSiGHT Scans, which will show us exactly where all of your stress and tension is built up and stuck, and how truly worn out your nervous system is. 

Then from there, you’re off to the races! Each adjustment takes literally less than 5 minutes, and leaves you with decreased tension, more energy, improved gut and immune function, and so much more! 

Just Take the First Step

We always encourage our dads and every “wound up + worn out” parent to simply take things one step at a time. Start by getting adjusted, and don’t worry about anything else for the first month. Let your nervous system finally begin to relax, unwind, and recharge… and then take it from there. 

Once you start sleeping better and having more energy, now you can take that momentum and energy into the rest of your life and begin working out more, making better lifestyle choices, and rebuilding your health one step at a time! And guess what, we’ll be there to help guide you and provide support all along the way. 

There are countless benefits to Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care for stressed-out and worn-out dads and busy parents, and we can’t wait to walk you through them all and for you to experience them firsthand. 

If you’re not local to us, find your local PX Doc today to get your mojo back Dad, and be done with the constant stress, fatigue, and grumpiness. You can search our directory here, and get connected right through our site to your new future full of health, energy, and happiness once again! 

Dads, getting adjusted and taking charge of your health has benefits that go far beyond just you. All sorts of studies show that when dads are physically active, keep their BMI and weight under control, and prioritize their health and well-being… so do their kids! 

You can make such an incredible impact on your health and the health of your entire family with just this one step. Give Highest health Chiropractic a call, Dad!

Attention ADHD Families: Has your doctor ever told you about a Medication Break?!

Attention ADHD Families: Has your doctor ever told you about a Medication Break?!

Hey, parents, are you tired of relying on ADHD medications to manage your child’s symptoms? Do you worry about the long-term effects of these drugs on your child’s health and development? Have you heard about families taking a “drug holiday” during the summer months in order to help their child’s brain and nervous system heal, recover, and get back to balance? If so, you’re on the right track because there are, in fact, natural, drug-free options available to help manage your child’s ADHD symptoms.


Did you know that over 6 million children in the United States are diagnosed with ADHD, and many of them are prescribed stimulant medications to manage their symptoms? While these medications may seem effective in the short term, they come with a long list of potential side effects, including sleep problems, decreased appetite, and even heart issues. It’s no wonder you may be seeking alternative approaches to support your child’s health.


Each summer, we look forward to getting the opportunity to help and support kids struggling with ADHD. Summertime offers a unique environment that can provide quicker healing, with reduced stress from early wake-ups, school routines, and homework pressures. For families looking for a ‘medication break’ during these warm and sunny months, this period is ideal for diving into natural and holistic alternatives that can have a more profound impact compared to the busier, fully medicated seasons. 

The Root Cause of ADHD

The root cause of ADHD is often related to neurological dysfunction and imbalances in the brain and nervous system. Early life experiences, such as fertility treatments, maternal stress, birth interventions, and infant challenges (colic, reflux, constipation), can contribute to its development. A dysregulated nervous system, characterized by an overactive sympathetic (gas pedal) response and an underactive parasympathetic (brake pedal) response, plays a crucial role in ADHD. Subluxation, a state of repeated stress and tension in the nervous system, further disrupts neurological function, impacting bodily processes and neurotransmitter balance.  


ADHD medications do not address these underlying issues; instead, they simply mask the symptoms. By taking a break from these medications during the summer months or holidays, you can give your child’s body a chance to reset and heal naturally without the interference of drugs and their side effects.


During a “drug holiday,” it’s important to focus on lifestyle factors that can support your child’s health and development. This includes:


  • Ensuring your child gets plenty of sleep
  • Eats a nutrient-dense diet 
  • Engages in regular physical activity and outdoor play 
  • Practice stress-reduction techniques like mindfulness and deep breathing. 


While these lifestyle changes can help calm and regulate your child’s nervous system, they may not be enough on their own.


The Power of Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care


This is where Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care comes in. Chiropractic adjustments help restore balance and function to the nervous system, improving sleep, focus, attention, and behavioral and emotional regulation. By addressing the root cause of your child’s ADHD symptoms, chiropractic care can help reduce the need for medications in the long term.


As mentioned, the nervous system plays a crucial role in regulating your child’s “fight or flight” response and their ability to “rest, digest, and regulate.” So when your child struggles with focusing and regulating between the “gas pedal” and the “brake pedal,” it’s often a sign that their nervous system needs attention. Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care aims to help the nervous system adapt and regulate, so your child doesn’t have to be stuck on the gas 24/7.


As a parent, you have the power to take charge of your child’s health and well-being.  So, if you’re ready to take a natural approach to managing your child’s ADHD symptoms, we can help! 


At Highest Health Chiropractic, we specialize in helping children with ADHD and other neurodevelopment disorders thrive without relying on medication. Our approach focuses on helping the nervous system adapt and regulate, ensuring your child isn’t constantly running on overdrive. Our doctors are trained to identify and address the underlying causes of your child’s symptoms, paving the way for them to succeed both inside and outside the classroom. 

So, if you’re curious how chiropractic care can support your child during a “drug holiday” and beyond, please reach out to Highest Health Chiropractic today!  If you are not local to us, check out the PX Docs directory to find a PX Doc office near you. 

This summer, help your child unlock their full potential and experience a summer they’ll never forget.

Pediatric and Family Drug-Free Experts: Transforming Children’s Health with Neuro-Focused Care 

Pediatric and Family Drug-Free Experts: Transforming Children’s Health with Neuro-Focused Care

Are you a parent who feels like you’ve exhausted all options when it comes to your child’s health? Have you tried conventional medicine only to be disappointed by its focus on symptoms alone rather than causes? Or perhaps you’ve tried numerous natural remedies yet still find something lacking? If any of this resonates with you, please know you’re not alone.   

Millions of families share your frustration, seeking answers while feeling trapped in a cycle of doctor visits, therapies, and medications. But what if we told you there’s a really important piece missing from the puzzle? A crucial system in your child’s body that most conventional providers often overlook, but one that holds the key to your child’s health and wellness?

So, if you are tired of bandaid solutions and are eager to learn about the underlying causes of your child’s health challenges, read on to learn about the most crucial system in the body – the brain and the central nervous system. 

Neurologically-Focused Pediatric Chiropractic Care is the key to getting your child’s health back on track. So keep reading to learn all about The Perfect Storm affecting our child’s health and how our drug-free approach aims to reverse it.

Understanding the Nervous System: The Foundation of Health

As Neurologically-Focused Pediatric and Family Chiropractors, we go way beyond surface symptoms and dig down to the root cause of each child’s unique challenges. At the center of our approach is the nervous system— a complex network of nerves and cells that serves as the body’s master controller. The nervous system is responsible for coordinating every function, from breathing and digestion to movement and emotional regulation. When this system experiences stress or imbalance, it can present in your child as a multitude of health challenges. 

Picture a car stuck in overdrive, revving at full throttle without pause – this is similar to what happens when a child’s nervous system gets stuck in a state of constant stress, known as sympathetic dominance. This prolonged activation of the fight-or-flight response can wreak havoc on your child’s body, affecting every other system in their body, including: 

  • Digestive and gut health
  • Immune health
  • Gross and fine motor development
  • Focus, cognition, behavior, and emotional regulation

This non-stop stress mode is what we call subluxation, dysautonomia, and nervous system dysregulation – all of which mean an overstressed and imbalanced nervous system. This overwhelming stress and neurological dysfunction can lead to a wide range of health challenges, such as colic, ear infections, asthma, allergies, sensory processing disorder, ADHD, and so much more.

Identifying the Triggers

Understanding the triggers that contribute to sympathetic overdrive is important for getting to the root causes of your child’s health challenges. The three most common “Perfect Storm” triggers are: 

  • Prenatal Stress: high levels of stress, anxiety, and complications during pregnancy 
  • Birth Trauma: interventions such as forceps, vacuum, induction, and c-section
  •  Environmental Factors: early exposure to toxins, chemicals, and medications like antibiotics

While genetics, gut health, and nutrition are all essential to your child’s health, addressing the underlying neurological dysfunction is key when addressing chronic health challenges.  We need to assess and measure the health and function of the nervous system first and foremost, and that is exactly what we do as Neurologically-Focused Chiropractors. 

The Power of INSiGHT Scans and Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care

We use cutting-edge technology called INSiGHT Scans and Heart Rate Variability (HRV) to detect and measure the presence and level of subluxation and dysautonomia in every patient. These noninvasive scans help us not only find out if subluxation and nervous system dysregulation is present in your child, but they also help to measure it and determine its severity and where the tension and imbalance is within the NeuroSpinal System.

Once we have this information, we can create a personalized and individualized care plan for your child tailored to their unique needs. By addressing the root cause, restoring proper nervous system function, and improving regulation, your child can experience lasting improvements in their health and well-being. 

At Highest Health Chiropractic, we specialize in this drug-free, neurologically focused approach to healthcare for the entire family. To learn more about our practice and how we can support your family’s well-being, please reach out to us today!

We are here to help you take charge of your family’s health and prioritize neurological health, setting the stage for a lifetime of resilience in your children. 

Tackling Nervous System Dysregulation for Lasting Health

Talking Nervous System Dysregulation for Lasting Health

If you are a parent of a child who is struggling with chronic health issues, such as digestive problems, sleep disturbances, anxiety, or intense emotions, you’re likely familiar with the frustration of trying numerous remedies without success.  Despite taking your child to see specialists, trying medications, and making lifestyle changes, you’re left without answers. 


What if we told you that the key to unlocking these answers lies within the nervous system? 


This blog is for you! Parents who are sick of temporary fixes and want to uncover the root cause of your child’s chronic health issues. By gaining a deeper understanding, you can help them find lasting relief and wellness. 


Let’s dig into what Nervous System Dysregulation is, what its underlying causes are, and how it appears in both children and adults. Most importantly, how Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care can help in identifying, measuring, and addressing this often overlooked condition. 

What is Nervous System Dysregulation?

Nervous System Dysregulation refers to a malfunction or imbalance within the nervous system that disrupts its ability to effectively regulate responses to stimuli. This disruption can present itself in various ways and impact physical, psychological, and cognitive functions in your child. 


Nervous System Dysregulation differs from a specific disease. Rather than a clear pathological process, it represents a disruption of normal functioning that, if left unaddressed, can lead to more serious disorders over time.


Understanding the root causes of Nervous System Dysregulation is crucial for effectively addressing and managing it. Several factors contribute to this condition, many of which we commonly encounter as Neurologically-Focused Chiropractors:


  • Preconception and Prenatal Stress: The stress experienced by parents before and during pregnancy can affect the development of the baby’s nervous system
  • Birth Trauma: Interventions such as forceps delivery, vacuum extraction, or c-sections can impact the nervous system by causing injury to the upper neck and brainstem that house the vagus nerve.
  • Environmental Triggers: Exposure to environmental toxins and stressors can disrupt neurological function. 
  • Lifestyle Factors: Diet, physical activity levels, and excessive screen time can all play a role in Nervous System Dysregulation 


Recognizing the Symptoms of Nervous System Dysregulation


You may observe a range of symptoms associated with nervous system dysfunction in your child. These can manifest in various ways: 


  • Physical: Chronic pain, digestive issues, headaches, and other bodily ailments may indicate underlying Nervous System Dysregulation
  • Cognitive: Memory problems, difficulty concentrating, and learning challenges can stem from neurological imbalances
  • Emotional: Mood swings, anxiety, and emotional dysregulation may be linked to dysfunction of the nervous system. 
  • Behavioral: Changes in sleep patterns, social withdrawal, and other behavioral changes can be signs of underlying neurological issues.


Nervous System Dysregulation isn’t limited to one specific disorder but is associated with a range of conditions, including sensory processing disorder, autism, anxiety, constipation, immune system challenges, and sleep issues.


Exploring Neurologically-Focused Pediatric Chiropractic Care


If you are seeking out drug-free options to support your child’s nervous system health, Neurologically-Focused Pediatric Chiropractic Care is a perfect care option. Our approach focuses on restoring optimal function and balance to the nervous system, with an emphasis on activating and restoring the function of the vagus nerve


The PX Docs network uses advanced technology called INSiGHT Scans to access neurological function. These scans can detect, quantify, and locate subluxation patterns disrupting communication within the nervous system, allowing for personalized care plans tailored to your child’s unique needs. 


Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Highest Health Chiropractic today to make your child an appointment for a consultation with one of our trained and ready pediatric and family chiropractors! By addressing the root causes of Nervous System Dysregulation and providing specific, Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care, you can be proactive in supporting your child’s health. Together we’d love to help your child reach their full potential, one step at a time!

A Special Message for our HHC Mommas

A Special Message for our HHC Mommas:


As I sit here with my baby strapped to me, I can’t help but be so grateful to be a mommy! Of course, there are days when we mourn our “old lives.” The one where it was just you that you had to worry about. Can you believe that we used to shower in peace without hurrying or hearing phantom cries?! What about driving without looking in the backseat every 5 seconds?! OR when we didn’t have snacks, diapers, and extra outfits with us at all times?!


But hey, none of that was worth it compared to raising children! 🥹


I never knew the sacrifices moms make daily until I became one. The lack of sleep, loads of laundry, extra cleaning, stressing over meals… And how do we just KNOW when something is wrong and exactly what our little ones need at all times?! It’s WILD!!!


So, to the moms out there… THANK YOU. Thank you for being the most selfless human beings on planet Earth. Thank you for never complaining and LOVING soooo big! To the moms who give and give and give, thank you so much!


This Mother’s Day, we think about all of the women out there. The ones who are already mommas to amazing kiddos. The ones who are longing for a baby. The ones who have sweet heavenly angels. The ones who have adopted and the ones who are birth mommies. To the ones who have lost their mothers and the ones who have prodigal children. To the ones who are fulfilling the motherly role and the ones who have been motherless. You all are our heroes.


And as mothers always are, you are selfless. You have probably been the one who hasn’t started caring for yourself quite yet. Or the last one to sign up to get scanned at Highest Health Chiropractic. BUT momma, your nervous system runs the household. You are the core. A regulated nervous system starts with you! Within the body, there are these really cool things called mirror neurons. These little helpers are designed to mirror what they feel. So whatever the state of mom, is also the state of our children! If you are feeling stressed and anxious, chances are that your sweet little ones are mirroring those feelings. So how can we help?!


For Mother’s Day, promise us that it’s your turn! We would love to see you for a CLA INSiGHT scan so that you and our amazing team of doctors can see exactly what your nervous system needs!


We’ve all put our children first….But now, no more excuses! It’s finally your chance to get under care here at Highest Health Chiropractic! So, to all our mommas of existing patients: the next time you’re in the office with your kiddos, schedule your Mother’s Day scan! You pour into everyone else’s cup, so let us fill yours and make sure that your nervous system is fully resilient and adaptable to all things motherhood brings with it!



Do Kids Really “Grow Out Of” Things Like Colic, Reflux, and Constipation?

Do Kids Really “Grow Out Of” Things Like Colic, Reflux, and Constipation?

Parents, this information may leave you a bit frustrated or upset, but we need to address a problem that’s been going on for far too long. Conventional pediatricians have been telling parents that certain conditions are just a part of childhood and that their children will grow out of them. However, this is simply not the case.

If you have been up all night with your child who is experiencing colic, chronic constipation, reflux, or ear infection after ear infection, it’s essential to know that these issues will not simply go away on their own. If your child is struggling with tons of tantrums, meltdowns, developmental delays, and difficulty sleeping, don’t let anyone tell you that it’s just a phase.

We understand that as a parent, you know when something is wrong with your child. You may have even been told to wait it out, but we want to assure you that there is more going on, just as your gut tells you. The science behind these conditions is related to the function and development of the central and autonomic nervous system, an area that conventional pediatricians do not understand very well, but is the absolute specialty of Neurologically-Focused Pediatric Chiropractors. 

What Happens When There is Stress Built Up on the Nervous System?

Whether your child is two months old or fifteen years old, we have found that the neurology behind colic, sensory processing issues, autism, ADHD, anxiety, constipation, and chronic autoimmune challenges are virtually the same. 

It all comes down to the nervous system being subluxated, stressed, and stuck in what’s called sympathetic dominance, or imbalance.

Over time this stress and tension placed on the nervous system from early childhood stressors like prenatal distress, birth interventions, and trauma, and the exposure to toxins early in life leave the entire nervous system dysregulated and out of balance, leading to a condition called dysautonomia

This is why it’s so important to look for the root cause of their challenges instead of just labeling it and sending you and your child off to different specialists. Pediatric Chiropractors can help address the overactive and overstimulated sympathetic side of the nervous system in children with colic, sensory issues, and anxiety.  The medical system does not understand functional neurology as we do in our office. 

If you only chase symptoms, you’re not addressing the root cause. The nervous system controls everything from digestion to immune function, respiratory system, social-emotional regulation, and neurological development. By focusing on the nervous system first and foremost, you can get everything else figured out and functioning once again much easier. 

Challenges you’ve been told your children will “grow out of” like colic and chronic ear infections, can actually lead to chronic autoimmune challenges, allergies, and a compromised immune system that makes it easy to catch every cold that comes around, especially if each time they get sick they’re prescribed more and more antibiotics and other medications that further suppress gut-immune function. 

Additionally, behavioral issues like tantrums, meltdowns, and hyperactivity are often dismissed as typical childhood behaviors. But these behaviors can be symptoms of larger issues related to neurological development, and they can cause anxiety, hyperactivity, and emotional challenges in school and later in life.

The Perfect Storm Pathway

Regardless of where you are in this perfect storm pathway, you deserve to know what’s really going on with your child. Keep learning about their health, and consider using advanced technology like our INSiGHT Scans to measure and locate the stress and subluxation in the nervous system.

Pediatric chiropractors who specialize in making adjustments that release stress and lower sympathetic tone can help your child get out of the “storm” caused by these challenges. By getting the parasympathetic nervous system and vagus nerve activated and “online” once again, so much natural healing and health restoration can occur.  Even older children can benefit from this kind of care, as the nervous system remains plastic and can be changed even after years of stress.

Our office is Neurologically-Focused and uniquely equipped to address the common themes and threads behind all of these challenges. We provide drug-free action steps that can help your child and your family. If you aren’t local to us, check out our directory today to find a PX Doc near you.  

If you or someone you know has been told to simply wait and see, please share this information and help spread the truth about the impact that Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care can have on your family’s life. 

We are here to help you restore hope, find answers, and take action for the health and well-being of your child.