Children and Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic Care for Infants and Children
Have you ever considered bringing your children in for a chiropractic checkup? Parents understand the importance of regular checkups for their children’s teeth, hearing, and vision, but neglect their nervous system health. When the spinal column misaligns and causes nerve interference it is called a subluxation. Most subluxations in children are not associated with pain. There are many causes of subluxations in children, including those that can begin with the birthing process as a result of a constricted uterus, breech presentation, or difficult delivery.
The most important times to have your baby's spine checked is at birth, when he begins holding his head up, begins sitting up, begins crawling, and again when he begins standing and walking. A child’s spine is subjected to repeated forces in the process of learning to walk, childhood mishaps, sports injuries and postural strains. That is why it is important to have your child’s spine checked regularly for any signs of spinal imbalance or misalignments.
Since the nervous system controls and influences all bodily functions, removing nerve interference may result in improvement of many different health conditions such as ear infections, neck pain, headaches, asthma, colic, constipation, allergies, sinus infections, bed wetting, stomach aches, growing pains, and scoliosis. Starting from birth, removing interference to the body’s innate ability to heal itself will allow children reach their full health potential throughout their life. It is easier to stay well, than to get well.
Health for a Lifetime
Children of all ages benefit from chiropractic care and have fewer illnesses, fewer missed school days, and take fewer antibiotics. Chiropractic care nurtures normal brain and nerve development, supports superior nerve communication throughout the body to promote health and well-being, strengthens the immune system, and promotes lifetime wellness.
Chiropractic care for children creates a solid foundation for wellness. Throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood, the chiropractic lifestyle offers benefits for greater health and well-being, and can result in the improvement of:
- wry neck or torticollis
- sleep issues
- immune system function
- ear infections
- neck pain
- upper respiratory infections
- lower back pain
- bed wetting
- acid reflux
- behavior and attitude
- capacity to learn and concentrate
Contact Mains Chiropractic to discuss how chiropractic can benefit your infant or child.