Seeking chiropractic care for children is continuing to grow in popularity. According to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, more than 17% of all chiropractic patients are under the age of 18, with over 7% of them being 5 years old or younger. The benefits of chiropractic care for children are wide-ranging and will have positive impacts on the well-being of children as they grow. In knowing these positive statistics and benefits, we thought we would take a minute to better educate those interested in chiropractic care for their children.
Your Child’s Nervous System
Did you know that all ages of individuals can experience spine misalignment? Labor and delivery is not just difficult on the mothers body – infants regularly enter this world with the trauma from birth causing them to be unaligned. Both minor and major traumas as well as developmental stress can also lead to being misaligned. The human body releases more neural pathways in the first 5 years of a child’s life than any other time. In turn, it is important to optimize your child’s potential using chiropractic care. Choosing not to care for your child’s spinal health could lead to pain and discomfort/health issues in their teen and adult years.
The nervous system consists of your brain, nerves and spinal cord. It is safe to say that the nervous system controls everything in your body, including growth and development as it is the information highway for your body. When one’s spine is misaligned, proper communication from the brain to the body cannot take place and leads to excess stress on the nervous system causing a decrease in overall functionality. The better this system functions, the better the person is set up for a strong foundation of health.
A chiropractic adjustment is safe for patients of all ages; from infancy to senior health. Upon arrival in our office Dr. Andrea will assess your child’s spine and will then perform a gentle adjustment using her hands or a small tool to help realign your child’s spine. Please note that the amount of power or force used on children during an adjustment is reduced because their bodies are smaller, and they are still in periods of growth. All adjustments are gentle and effective, producing wonderful results.
Commonly Seen Improvements
We have seen improvements for children in sleep, behavior, attitude, and immune system functionality in large ways. Additional symptoms and condition’s patients have seen improvement in are ADD/ADHD, colic, torticollis, ear infections, bed-wetting, digestive problems, allergies, asthma and seizures.
If you desire to increase the overall health and wellness of your child consider chiropractic care! The first Wednesday of each month, from 2:00pm-4:00pm, Dr. Andrea offers pediatric adjustments for $10! Give us a call to make your appointment! 918-364-2225.