Starting at birth, nervous system stress can often be traced to common illnesses in children. Colic, breathing problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions, and chronic infections can all be attributed to irritation to the nervous systems caused by a misalignment in the spine cranium. “Natural” childbirth can cause significant spinal trauma and many parents have their newborns checked right away. Spinal alignment is important to children meeting their growth milestones, such as learning to hold up the head, sit crawl and walk.
Subtle childhood traumas caused by regular childhood activities such as bike riding or jumping on a trampoline can cause significant spinal misalignments (subluxations) over time. These traumas can affect the future development of the spine and cause an impaired nervous system later in life. The body will not function at its best when there is any interference to the vital nerous system.
After any injury, many parents are seeking chiropractic care for their child. There may or may not be immediate symptoms of pain and discomfort from misalignments following an injury, however, regular checkups can identify potential spinal injuries from childhood traumas, which when corrected early in life, can help avoid issues seen later in adults.
Often parents are seeking care for the resolution of common symptoms or conditions in children. Colic, ear infections, asthma, allergies and headaches are among many symptoms that are being treated because they have heard from other parents that chiropractic care can help.
A Doctor of Chiropractic treats spinal misalignments that can impair nervous system functions, which effect how the overall body functions. The spinal cord is an extension of the brain and is vital for relaying information from the brain to the rest of the body, and back again. The nervous system is responsible for the function of all systems in the body including the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, hormonal, eliminative and immune systems. Subluxations can prevent the nerves’ ability to relay this important information affecting how these systems work. A chiropractic adjustment allows the body to function at a greater state of health and well-being.
After taking a case history and performing a chiropractic exam to see if spinal subluxations exist, an adjusting procedure which has been modified to fit a child’s size, weight and unique physiological condition will be performed. It is a gentle and specific to the individuals developing spinal structure. Parents report that their child enjoyed the adjustment and looked forward to subsequent visits. Greater levels of health are reported while under chiropractic care.
Enhancing your child’s ability to live in a greater state of health is a goal of Advanced Health Chiropractic. We are dedicated to serving children with the utmost of care.