Chiropractic care for kids? Kids are resilient, and most don’t have pain, so why do they need to be adjusted?
A child’s body undergoes a lot of trauma throughout the labor and delivery process. Then, it’s a constant state of play and discovery for children as they learn to navigate the world. Kids learn how to walk and crawl, which means also learning to fall and get up. The joints in the spines of newborns are forming, almost like having more wiggle room, which means slight imbalances lend the risk of causing small shifts within the spine. For them, even tight muscles can be enough to change how the spine develops.
During such a rapid developmental stage, it is important to understand the permanence that follows us into young adulthood and later. Not only are we growing, but our bodies are learning; learning our movement patterns, balance, emotions, etc.. Our brain controls everything we do, but its communication with the body is through the spinal cord, and that is protected within the spine. We need a healthy spine to protect the nervous system efficiently, so it’s best to bulletproof the spine, making us less susceptible to injuries later. Some of the most common problems parents bring their kids to the chiropractor for are asthma, ear infections, colic, torticollis, bed wetting or sleep issues, but there are many more. Below are some of the big effects a chiropractor can have.
Benefits of Pediatric Chiropractic Adjustments
It is important that children get enough sleep since it supports their mental and physical development. Sleeping disorders such as insomnia can result from certain tensions in a child’s body. Chiropractic care helps to reduce stress in the body, thereby improving sleep.
Immune System Support
Chiropractic care can enhance a child’s immunity, aiding them in fighting off colds and infections. An elevated level of stress in the body can directly weaken the immune system, making a child more susceptible emotionally and physically. The primary purpose of chiropractic treatment is not to actively cure disease or infection, but to strengthen the body’s natural ability to heal and recover from illness or injury, should they occur.
Nervous System Support
Chiropractic adjustments have beneficial effects on the nervous system in children. Treatment by a chiropractor alters the spine’s growth, preventing and treating specific nervous system problems.
Chiropractic care can greatly contribute to your child’s brain development. In the human body, the spine is an integral part of the nervous system. Brain and spine communication can be compromised by spinal problems. Through chiropractic adjustments, we help to remove nerve interference, which allows for a fully functioning system to develop properly. The weight of a feather is enough to interfere with a nerves function, so making sure that inflammation and other risks are minimized can help ensure a developing spine and nervous system can reach its full potential.
How Chiropractors Address Health Issues
A Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) recognizes many factors that affect your health, including exercise, stress level, sleep, nutrition, heredity and the environment, regardless of your age. Chiropractic focuses on maintaining your health naturally to help your body resist disease, rather than simply treating the symptoms of disease. Your body holds the potential to help heal its self naturally and chiropractic helps to ensure that your body is able to use this power by focusing on the nervous system.
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