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Chiropractic Care for Children

This may surprise you, but children can be some of the biggest beneficiaries of chiropractic care. Those who think of chiropractic as primarily a solution for neck and back problems are surprised to learn that chiropractic can be helpful for many types of childhood health problems. If you’ve never heard of chiropractic care for children, and are nervous about it, then definitely keep reading! It’s gentle, effective, and has so many benefits!

The Nervous System

The nervous system, consisting of the brain, spinal cord and all the nerves of the body, controls and regulates the entire body. The integrity and function of the nervous system is very important for proper growth and development, especially for children.  So, it is very important that the spine, which protects the nervous system, is moving properly and in proper alignment. Many childhood health problems are merely the result of nervous system interference, usually along the spine. Gentle adjusting techniques can help reduce these disturbances so your child’s body can resume working as it was designed. Better health is the natural result when the brain and body have clear communication pathways.

Chiropractic Care for Children

We often find nerve disturbances associated with many types of common childhood health complaints. While the effects of these nervous system compromises go by a variety of names, chiropractic is not a treatment for them! Our bodies rely heavily on our central nervous system and if that is being compromised by a misalignment, it can cause a number of issues. Which is why our primary aim is to locate and reduce the underlying nervous system dysfunction. As children are growing and changing so quickly, it is especially important that they receive chiropractic care regularly to deal with any misalignment quickly.

What Can A Chiropractor Do for My Child?

Chiropractic care for children has shown to be safe and effective at improving the following issues:

Traumatic Birth: Have your newborn checked shortly after birth to detect the effects of in-utero constraint, C-section, vacuum extraction or other aspects of a stressful birth.

Colic: Birth trauma, even from so-called “natural” birthing experiences can often produce a child’s first nerve compromise. Lacking the ability to communicate, your baby cries. And cries.

Ear Infections: Bio-mechanical restrictions in the upper spine can compromise the nervous system and immune system, making your child’s ears a breeding ground for viral infection.

Bedwetting: Nervous system compromise in the lower back can block nerve messages responsible for bladder control. Many children regain their confidence and self-esteem with chiropractic care.

ADHD: Many parents investigate conservative chiropractic care before exposing their children to psychotropic drugs. Reducing tension to the nervous system has produced excellent results for many.

Asthma: By reducing neurological compromise to the bronchial tubes, lungs and diaphragm with chiropractic care, attacks can often be reduced or eliminated.

Growing Pains: Pain of any type is a warning that something isn’t right. While considered a “phase they’re going through,” it’s usually a sign that bio-mechanical stress to the nervous system is present.

Scoliosis: Instead of crude bracing or the all too common “wait and watch” approach, chiropractic care has helped countless children with this common disfigurement.

If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care and children, please contact us today!

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