At Foundations Spine and Well-Necessities, we often get asked by parents if their child qualifies for chiropractic treatment. Children, as well as adults, can benefit from safe and gentle chiropractic care. A pediatric chiropractor at our facility can provide effective chiropractic care for children during a child’s developmental years.
Pediatric chiropractic treatment requires a different set of techniques. A chiropractor who treats a child at our facility has undergone specialized training.
Since chiropractic care releases stress in the body, treatment can help your child sleep better at night. This is because certain tensions can cause sleeping issues, such as insomnia. Treatment can also address many other issues and can promote proper growth and development.
As you probably already know, sleep is an important part of a child’s life. Sleep doesn’t just help a child function well during the day, but it’s also an important part of their growth and development, as well as their emotional wellbeing.
Chiropractic treatment can also boost immune health. Treatment can help a child who’s suffering from an infection or a cold. This type of support will also improve immunity functions.
Pediatric chiropractic care can help improve a child’s attitude and mood by releasing tension.
A child has a nervous system and a spine, just like an adult. The central nervous system consists of the spinal cord and brain. From the spinal cord, nerves reach every cell, muscle, tissue, gland, and organ of the body. The nervous system is designed much like a giant fuse box. If there’s a blown fuse then a child may react with acid reflux, trouble sleeping, fussiness, torticollis, ear infections, bed-wetting, colic, constipation, and so on.
A pediatric chiropractor can help with many types of common childhood conditions, however, at our facility, our focus isn’t just on treating disorders and diseases. Instead, our focus is on allowing the nervous system to function without any interference. We can also address and remove the blown fuse known as a subluxation. One of our experienced chiropractors can identify and correct subluxation with a specific and safe adjustment.
The function and integrity of the nervous system are vital for proper growth and development. So, it’s crucial that the spine, which protects the nervous system, is in proper alignment and moving properly. If the spine is out of alignment, it can cause a blown fuse, which can result in many health issues. By being proactive with a child and allowing their nervous system and spine to grow properly early on, we’re preventing issues and the need to address a spinal misalignment later in life.
These days, kids are over-stressed more than ever before. The trauma they endure at a young age, or even before birth, such as intrauterine constraints, birth intervention, C-section, breech births, and even falls can cause enough force to push the spine out of alignment. Additionally, children that encounter chemical stress, such as medication use, including antibiotic treatment, can also experience tension or a protective response within the musculature that supports their spine. Tense muscles can cause the misalignment of the spine, resulting in subluxation. When a child has been through trauma, their spine becomes subluxated and misaligned. This needs to be corrected with effective and safe chiropractic adjustments. If a subluxation hasn’t been corrected the spine can continue to grow crooked. The subluxation will also continue to cause health issues such as trouble sleeping, sensory integration, headaches, allergies, asthma, issues with digestion, hyperactivity, unwanted behaviors, trouble focusing, and more.
We can also provide prenatal chiropractic treatment for expecting mothers. Treatment during pregnancy can prevent cesarean births, breech births, and can encourage a baby to move into the proper position in the birth canal.
A traumatic birth can be responsible for trauma in infants. Adjustments after birth can correct any spinal misalignments caused by trauma during delivery. Pediatric chiropractic care utilizes manual therapies on infants that are safe and effective. These treatments can also help treat and prevent infantile colic, emotional stress, nerve system stress, and can offer many health benefits for infants.
Pediatric chiropractic care can:
The health and happiness of a child are a parent’s main concern. Chiropractic pediatric care has been proven effective and safe in children of all ages. It’s also shown to improve the happiness and wellbeing of children. Chiropractic treatment that utilizes gentle adjustments, along with other healthy lifestyle choices is the foundation of happiness, health, and proper development. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment and learn more about medical care options for your child and let the team at Foundations Spine and Well-Necessities help your child thrive.