By: Tony Ebel

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Dr.-Anthony-EbelEvery summer us parents are tasked with not only getting our kids around and about to games, practices, camps, VBS, beach days, BBQs, and more, but we also have to make sure we get the mandatory visits in to such places such as the pediatrician, eye doctor, and dentist for regular check ups and physicals.

While it can certainly add some stress to the already jammed schedules most parents have, when things are good it should alleviate stress to find out your child has a healthy body, healthy eyes, healthy teeth, etc. But, what happens when things don’t check out that way?

With nearly a decade of pediatric and family practice experience I know that the month of August can lead to a lot of anxiety for parents, as back-to-school season often means another season is soon upon them. For many parents they know that when the fall and school strike up again, so do things like their child’s ADHD, Sensory Challenges, Allergies, Asthma, and more.Sick Kid EMG Amplitude Scan small

As the demands of school schedules, homework, and interacting with other kids comes back on the shoulders of some kids, so do their focus, behavior, emotional, and sensory challenges. In a similar way, when the seasons change and move into fall, more allergens and irritants start to overwhelm some kid’s sensitive immune systems, causing their congestion and illness to return.

But for some reason this isn’t every kid. Why is that? Don’t the kids without behavioral or sensory challenges, and without allergy and asthma related challenges adhere to the same schedules, get the same homework, walk the same halls, and breathe in the same air and allergens? What’s different for them?healthy-kid

Simply put, they better adapt. They have better balanced and more optimally functioning nervous systems, and in turn better working immune systems. So the same stressors come at them every fall, but they get right through and over them, with little to no struggle or sickness.

Wouldn’t it be great if there were a way to measure and find out how well your child’s nervous system is working? Wouldn’t it be great to know it’s functioning and performing at a healthy level before the stress of the season starts?

Well, there absolutely is. Below is a set of scans that measure stress upon the spine and central nervous system. The more color, especially reds and blacks, the more stress. The more stress a child has on their system, the more easily they succumb to the stress of school and the fall season, and struggle and get sick.

The scans on the left are of a child who first started with us suffering from chronic asthma, allergies, and ADHD-related challenges. The scans on the right are of that same child just 3 months later, free of the stress on their nervous system, and in turn free of those health challenges.

Give your kiddo a chance to stop struggling this fall, and start thriving by scheduling a Back to School check up at our office.


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Dr. Tony Ebel

I completed my pre-chiropractic studies at Iowa State University, before continuing onto the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, the birthplace of chiropractic. While there I was fortunate to have great academic and clinical success, and finished my studies early. Doing so, allowed me to move to another area and complete my clinical internship with a great family wellness and pediatric-focused office right here in the Chicagoland. Since getting my Doctor of Chiropractic degree, I have continued my education and am currently a Certified Pediatric Chiropractor, and am working towards my Diplomate in Neurosensory Integration as well as wrapping up my Wellness Certification.

My pediatric certification really sets me apart in my ability to treat highly challenging and difficult pediatric cases such as ADHD, autism, sensory processing disorder, and even things such as Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and Epilepsy. While chiropractic in general is helpful in these cases, our expertise and level of specific neurologically-based care allows us to get the highest level of results in these areas, while maintaining incredible safety and satisfaction.

Everyone in my practice knows that for me FAMILY COMES FIRST! My beautiful wife Kristina stays at home with our amazing kids Addison, Oliver, Alaina and Emilia making sure they are always happy, healthy, and living a full and exciting life! I spend every second I can with my family, and we like to be very active going for walks to the park, playing at the beach, or anything else that gets us moving! To me, there is nothing better than watching in amazement as my children learn and explore their whole new world!