It is always so exiting for a family to learn how beneficial Chiropractic Care is to children. And even after the children have healed through the care they received, parents include chiropractic into their regular Wellness Schedule.
Infants and children have a nervous system that is growing at a very accelerated rate. The Nervous System is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and the nerves that the brain uses to control the entire body. This Includes the Autonomic Nervous System that controls things we are not aware of such as the immune system, breathing, heartbeat, and digestion just to name a few.
Infancy: It is always an important time to get your infant checked. Many times, infants can experience their first Subluxation at birth. (Subluxation is a misalignment of the vertebrae in the spine pinching the nerves causing nerve interference.) This trauma can be caused when the infant is assisted out of the birth canal by the midwife or OBGYN. Even a C- Section can cause trauma. Some symptoms to look for are uneven head position, breast feeding more on one side then the other, cramping in the abdomen after feeding, ear infections, reflux, and colic.
Childhood: Children very often acquire subluxations from stress on their bodies. It can be physical, chemical, or even emotional stress. This can lead to many different issues such as Ear Infections, Asthma, Allergies, Chronic Colds, Irritability, Digestive Issues, and Headaches.
After your infant or child is given a non invasive exam he or she will be given a very gentle and specific chiropractic Adjustment ( the adjustment will remove the nerve interference). This will allow your infant or child’s body to function at its optimum.
Chiropractic and Scoliosis: Scoliosis is the result of the brain trying to even out the eyes against the horizon when the spine is not well aligned. It usually starts in Childhood and accelerates rapidly during puberty. In some cases, Scoliosis can be caused by an abnormally shaped vertebrae in the spine. This is called Congenital Anomaly and the Chiropractor will check for this with an x-ray. Most often Scoliosis is caused by physical stress on the spine as your child grows. There can be a genetic pre-disposition to how your child’s spine reacts to the physical stress. It is very important to get your child under chiropractic care before puberty starts. The longer the spine goes without chiropractic checkups the harder it will be to correct.
Even healthy children benefit from chiropractic care. It helps guarantee that their nervous system is working at its optimal level. This assures a strong and healthy Autonomic Nervous System. Children should get regular Chiropractic Checks to make sure that they stay healthy.