Why is it important for a child to receive chiropractic care?
The nervous system is the first thing to develop when a sperm and egg meet. Why is the nervous system first? Because it is that important! It runs everything in our bodies and controls development from conception throughout life. Chiropractic care for children helps maintain the health of the nervous system, therefore, it is vital to receive adjustments to ensure proper growth and development throughout childhood.
The first stress a baby experiences upon entering the world can occur in the process of birthing. During birth, there is often torque or strain on a baby’s head and neck. This is the area where the brain stem exits and where all the nerves and vessels going to and from the brain are located. This is why it is important to get your infant checked by a chiropractor as soon as possible after birth. As children continue to grow, they experience many stresses from falls, bumps, and slips as they learn to walk, ride a bike, and play sports. They can be further stressed anywhere from exposure to chemicals in food and medications to emotional challenges at school or home. All these discomforts and stresses place strain on a child’s spine and nervous system, compromising how the body functions. Shouldn’t we make sure that a child’s nervous system is working properly from day one?
What are the benefits of chiropractic care for children?
Chiropractic care is a powerful way for parents to help their children develop optimally and heal naturally. It’s a child’s nervous system that controls their amazing development. The nervous system regulates all of the body’s functions including digestion, respiration, and immunity (among others). It is responsible for healing, growth, and regeneration of cells. For this to occur without interference, children must be free from subluxations, which is what chiropractors detect and correct.
Chiropractic is a safe and natural way to help children develop to their fullest potential. When children have stress on their spine and nervo
us system from subluxations, they can have a variety of symptoms including, but not limited to:
- ear infections
- feeding problems
- sensory issues
- poor balance
- learning difficulties
When a child gets adjusted and stress is taken off his/her spine and nervous system, the body functions better, recovers from stress more quickly, and the immune system works more efficiently. All this leads to less illness!
Is a chiropractic adjustment safe for a child?
Yes, a chiropractic adjustment is safe for children! Chiropractic adjustments for children are gentle and specific. Right after birth, the pressure of an adjustment is that of a dime and performed just with a fingertip. The adjustment assists the body towards a direction that keeps children healthy and thriving. Adjustments are appropriate for all ages and stages of growth and development, and your child’s
chiropractor will determine which type of adjustment is appropriate at their age. How often should a child be given a chiropractic adjustment? The first step is for your child to be evaluated by a Pediatric Chiropractor. They will determine a care plan to fit your child’s individual needs for both resolution of health concerns and supportive/preventative care. Visit our website today to read more or set up your child’s evaluation!