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Ever wondered why a fussy baby just won't calm down, or why it's tough to redirect a tantrum-throwing toddler? Curious about why kids with conditions like Autism or ADHD struggle to stay calm? And parents, do you feel like stress has taken over your life?

Let's dive into the Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) – the body's "fight or flight" mode controller. If you feel like you or your child can't switch off the stress, read on!

Fight or Flight – Our Body's Alarm System:

The Sympathetic Nervous System is like our body's alarm for danger – the "fight or flight" response. It's crucial for facing immediate threats. But here's the catch: it's supposed to turn off once the danger is gone.

Why Does It Matter for Kids?

Kids are meant to spend most of their time growing and learning, not stuck in "fight or flight." When this happens, it shows up as issues like colic in babies or more noticeable problems like tantrums, behavioral issues, and sensory challenges as kids get older.

Stuck in Stress Mode – Not Good for Development:

Kids' development can take a hit when their Sympathetic Nervous System stays "stuck on." It's like a car with a jammed accelerator – always revving up. This can make conditions like Autism, ADHD, and anxiety worse and slow down physical, emotional, and cognitive growth.

Finding a Balance:

In Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care, they use terms like "subluxation" (stress response stuck on) and "dysautonomia" (imbalance in the nervous system). These issues can affect kids' health, making it vital to understand and address them.

How to Check and Fix It:

Cutting-edge tech, like INSiGHT Scans, helps pinpoint issues and subluxations. A Neurologically-Focused Chiropractor can create a personalized plan to bring the body back into balance. This approach is a game-changer for families dealing with a stuck-on stress response.

What You Can Do:

If you want to know more about how the Sympathetic Nervous System affects your child's health, check out the more articles at To see if a stuck sympathetic nervous system is causing problems, give our office a call or find a PX Docs office near you.

Don't let stress compromise your child's health. There's hope, and we're here to help your family find it!

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