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Children’s Health

Children are some of the biggest beneficiaries of chiropractic care. Surprised? Those who think of chiropractic as primarily a solution for neck and back problems are surprised to learn that chiropractic can be helpful for many types of childhood health problems.

Nervous System Disturbances

The nervous system, consisting of the brain, spinal cord and all the nerves of the body, controls and regulates the entire body. Many childhood health problems are merely the result of nervous system interference, usually along the spine.

Our gentle adjusting techniques help reduce these disturbances so your child’s body can resume working as it was designed. Better health is the natural result when the brain and body have clear communication pathways.

Chiropractic and Children

Upon examination, we often find nerve disturbances associated with many types of common childhood health complaints.

While the effects of these nervous system compromises go by a variety of names, chiropractic is not a treatment for them! Our primary aim is to locate and reduce the underlying nervous system dysfunction.

Traumatic Birth. Have your newborn checked shortly after birth to detect the effects of in-utero constraint, C-section, vacuum extraction or other aspects of a stressful birth.

Breast Feeding. Restrictions in the oral soft tissues (such as tongue tie) or misalignments in the upper cervical spine can cause difficulty or discomfort when breastfeeding. Chiropractic adjustment and bodywork can oftentimes help reduce this interference and improve the breastfeeding experience.

Colic. Birth trauma, even from so-called “natural” birthing experiences, can often produce a child’s first nerve compromise and create excess tension in the soft tissues and nervous system. Lacking the ability to communicate this discomfort, your baby cries and cries. Soft tissue work and adjustment can give your child relief and promote improved mood.

Ear infections. Biomechanical restrictions in the upper spine can compromise the nervous system and immune system, making your child’s ears a breeding ground for viral infection. Better enabling the ears to drain and removing spinal misalignments can greatly benefit ear health.
Bedwetting. Nervous system compromise in the lower back can block nerve messages responsible for bladder control. Many children regain their confidence and self-esteem with chiropractic care.

ADHD. Many parents investigate conservative chiropractic care before exposing their children to psychotropic drugs. Reducing tension to the nervous system has produced excellent results for many.

Asthma. By reducing neurological compromise to the bronchial tubes, lungs and diaphragm and improving breathing techniques and chest expansion with chiropractic care, asthma symptoms may show improvement.

Growing Pains. Pain of any type is a warning that something isn’t right. While considered a “phase they’re going through,” it’s usually a sign that biomechanical stress to the nervous system is present.

Scoliosis. Instead of crude bracing or the all too common “wait and watch” approach, chiropractic care has helped countless children with this common disfigurement.

Wellness. An obvious symptom isn’t required! Enjoy the peace of mind of having your infant or child checked to uncover structural or neurological problems before they become serious.

Posture. Long hours seated in school, “screen-time” on technology, and even sports participation are stressors to a growing child’s spine… often resulting in poor posture, headaches, spinal misalignments, and discomfort. Even the “well child” without symptoms can benefit from regular postural screening and spinal alignment.

Many of the hard-to-correct problems we see in adults are long-standing problems that began, and remained undetected in childhood. If you have questions, use the email link below. Or give us a call to arrange a consultation. We’re happy to discuss any concern without obligation.
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