Believe it or not, infants and children need to be adjusted also. After all, they have a spine and nervous system too, right?
The first subluxation that happens to a child’s spine is usually caused by the birthing process or even by the baby’s position in the womb. If the nervous system is not functioning correctly due to misalignments in the spine, your child will begin to experience health issues. Misalignments in the spine can negatively affect your child and delay them from hitting developmental milestones like lifting the head, rolling over, sitting, crawling, standing and walking. It is important to have your child checked in order to help them develop and grow as healthfully as possible.
Your child’s spine grows 50% in length during their first year of life. This type of growth and development is why chiropractic care is so important throughout your child’s early stages in life. There can be significant spinal trauma occurring during birth, Which is why it is extremely important you have your infant checked soon after birth. So many of our patents get their little ones checked early and often to help prevent a wide variety of health issues or complications.
Conditions Improved Through Pediatric Chiropractic Care
- Breastfeeding Dysfunction
- Sleep Issues
- Ear Infections
- Trouble Turning Head
Care For Older Children
Older children should also be checked as they grow up because they encounter regular physical stressors too. For instance, wearing a backpack that doesn’t fit them properly, sports injuries, sitting all day in the classroom and playground activities can create misalignments in the spine that can eventually cause their body to begin experiencing health issues.
If your child stumbles or falls, they usually get right back up. What many parents don’t realize is that stumble or fall can cause vertebrae to misalign and concealed issues can go unnoticed. This can lead to health issues down the road. Frequent health issues children experience due to spinal misalignments affecting how their nervous system functions, are:
- Behavioral Issues
- Learning Disabilities
- Ear Infections
Safe And Effective
Chiropractic care is very safe and effective for children of all ages. We use the same techniques we use on adults, but the pressure is much lighter and very gentle and completely painless. The adjustments are similar to checking for the ripeness of an avocado. Chiropractic care will help children in the same way it helps adults, it will help the body function at its very best by removing any interference from the nervous system. Children typically respond to chiropractic care rather quickly and we usually have parents bringing their kids back into see us for regular checkups to ensure their nervous system is functioning at its very best during the years where they are growing the most.
Bringing your child in for routine chiropractic care will instill good, healthy habits that can be very valuable to them later in life.
Give your child a great start in life with good health through routine chiropractic care. Call us today to schedule an appointment for your child. (619) 373-0125