Straight Up Chiropractic specializes in pediatric chiropractic services. Owner Dr. Paul Queen became interested in pediatrics when, as a student, he started to work with a boy who suffered from Multiple Sclerosis. The more he was able to adjust the boy, the boy came to a point that he was able to go play with his friends, something he had difficulty doing before. From that moment on, Dr. Queen was committed to helping other children live happier lives through the healing power of chiropractic.
When I had a chance to talk with Dr. Queen, he explained that chiropractic works by balancing the two sides of the nervous system. It focuses on the proper functioning of the sympathetic and the parasympathetic systems, or better known as the fight or flight response. Chiropractic helps the body to adapt to the daily stressors that are ever present in today’s society. The children Dr. Queen works with suffer from a variety of disorders such as ADHD, sensory processing disorders, Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), autism, sleep issues, ear infections, and gut issues. By balancing out the two sides of the nervous system, children can adapt and grow, and their brain functions balance.
Dr. Queen has numerous success stories. One such story was of a boy who suffered from ODD. He would have meltdowns that led to destructive behavior and damaged property, including a destroyed television and multiple holes in the walls of the family home. After working with Dr. Queen and establishing a normal temperament, this boy and his mom were able to patch the holes he had punched into the walls and paint because he was no longer experiencing meltdowns.
One of Dr. Queen's favorite stories is a young girl who came to see him when she was 7 years old. She had severe sensory processing issues. After receiving chiropractic care, the girl began to transform. On a cold winter's morning when Dr. Queen was snowed in during a trip to Minneapolis, the girl's mom emailed Dr. Queen and told him that her dreams were coming true. For the first time ever, she was able to play dress-up with her daughter as they prepared her to attend an upcoming Father/Daughter dance. The little girl is now leading a functional, full life thanks to the help she received at Straight Up Chiropractic. Dr. Queen said with great emotion, "This is why I do what I do."
Many people do not understand much about chiropractic and often turn to it as a last resort. While medicine can give immediate results, it only addresses symptoms, and the results are temporary. Chiropractic care is a process that addresses root issues and provides long-term results. It puts the function in the child and the beauty back into the family.
Dr. Queen says it takes a special person to be a pediatric chiropractor. To empathize with the children, get on their level and play with them, as well as comfort and encourage the parents is mentally taxing and takes tremendous energy. But the results of his patients make the effort worth it for Dr. Queen. His message to parents, "There is hope for your kids. They don't have to be stuck with a life of limitations." He wants them to know that they do not have to endure any more sleepless nights worrying about their child.
To learn more about how Dr. Queen can help your family visit: https://www.straightupchiro.com.