Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Children
"As the twig is bent, so grows the tree"
Did you know children need chiropractic care, too? Why would a child have a spine and nervous system problem? Traumatic births. Learning to walk. Slips. Falls. The list is endless. Yet, because children have such an adaptive capacity, these problems are often brushed off as “growing pains” or
just a “phase they’re going through.”
Many patients report that chiropractic care has been helpful for colic, ear infections, breastfeeding issues, erratic sleeping habits, bedwetting, scoliosis, “growing pains,” and many other common childhood health complaints.
Upon examination, 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 (many listed above), chiropractic is not a treatment for them. Our primary aim is to located and reduce the underlying nervous system dysfunction.
The concern that many parents have is that chiropractic adjustments will be too forceful. They mistakenly think that their child will receive adjustments like ones they receive. Not only are adjusting techniques modified for each person’s size and unique spinal problem, but an infant’s spine rarely has the long-standing muscle tightness seen in adults. This makes a child’s chiropractic adjustments very gentle.
Knowing exactly where to adjust, newborns, infants, and young children are adjusted with no more pressure than you’d use to test the ripeness of a tomato. Many parents have commented that they see almost instant improvements in the well-being of their child.
Wellness care is also important and an obvious symptom isn’t required! Enjoy the peace of mind of having your child checked to uncover structural or neurological problems before they become serious.