Chiropractic For Children
Children are highly susceptible to trauma and accidents as they grow. Since growth and development happens rapidly during the first few years of life, checking for abnormalities during this time is critical for healthy development.
Research has shown that children under the care of chiropractors have less colds and infections, and, when they do get sick, the symptoms and health problems resolve and do not last as long and as often... being reported to chiropractors by the parents of children receiving regular wellness-based chiropractic care!
Chiropractic is particularly important for young athletes involved in contact or recreational sports. Minor bumps and bruises should always be properly assessed so they don’t lead to further pain and dysfunction later in life. Chiropractic care allows children to grow with better nerve function and healthy development.
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."
"As the twig is bent, so grows the tree."
Many research projects show chiropractic care being helpful for colic, ear infections, erratic sleeping habits, bed-wetting, scoliosis, "growing pains" and many other common childhood health complaints.
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, an infant's spine rarely has the long-standing muscle tightness seen in adults. This makes a child's chiropractic adjustments gentle, comfortable and effective.
Knowing exactly where to adjust, newborns and infants 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.