What a lot of people don’t know is how great Chiropractic is for children. Our patients range from newborn children to the elderly. The babies, of course, don’t get the type of adjustment that older children and adults get. It’s a simple spinal movement made by the doctor’s fingertips, using mainly the thumbs. It’s extremely gentle and has been known to help extremely irritated babies stop crying soon after.
Chiropractic for children is a great, natural way to keep kids healthy and make sure that they are living to their healthiest, fullest potential with a strong spine and a nervous system that is funtioning at 100%.
Many people don’t realize how traumatic the birthing process can be on a child. When a child is born, it’s body is not entirely developed yet, including the bones. The spine is one of the most important structural developments we have in our body because it is what allows us to walk upright, to have the range of motion vital for staying healthy, and it provides the means for our brain to connect to our bodies. The spine is made up of bones, just like the rest of the skeleton. During the birthing process, those bones can move out of place from being pulled out of the canal, or once the child is picked up. If those shifts in the spine don’t get corrected, the child’s spine could literally start growing in that compromised position.
Chiropractic has been shown to help ease restless babies, colic, and ear infections.
Although it is important to get your children check just for wellness, here are some more reasons/signs you should bring your children in for Chiropractic care:
- If they are active in sports
- Recurrect colds or flus
- Recurrect Ear Infections
- Sleeping problems
- If you notice any signs of their posture being poor (i.e. one shoulder lower than the other, head leaning forward of body, head cocked to one side)
- Any complaints of stiffness or pain in the neck, back, or hips