11 Reasons to Take Your Child to See a Chiropractor
- To alleviate the symptoms of ADHD/ADD
- To maximize their child’s neural plasticity (brain & nerve development and learning).
- To enhance their child’s overall health and wellbeing.
- To strengthen immunity and reduce the incidence of colds, ear-aches and general illness.
- To help with colic and Irritable Baby Syndrome.
- To help with asthma, breathing difficulties and allergies.
- To improve spinal posture.
- To improve their child’s ability to concentrate.
- To assist with behavioral disorders and enhance emotional wellbeing.
- To help alleviate digestive problems.
- To assist with sleep issues.
More and more parents are turning to chiropractic as a natural alternative for their children. Many of the problems that adults have with their spine and their overall health can be traced back to childhood and even back to birth.
Examining the birth process, under the best of circumstances, birth can be and is traumatic to the baby’s spine and head. Sometimes trauma exists even before birth, while the baby is still in utero. As stress is put on the baby’s developing nerve system and spine, irritation can develop. This may be the cause of many newborn and toddler health challenges and issues.
Many childhood illnesses and issues can be linked to nerve system stress and irritation. Because these problems can begin at birth, parents should have their newborn checked by a chiropractor right away. As a baby advances through the various stages of development, such as holding up his head, rolling over, sitting up, crawling, and learning to walk, chiropractic check-ups are vital to normal development.
As the child becomes more active and participates in sports and playing musical instruments, traumas and stresses are placed on the spine and nerve system. A caring chiropractor will check for these traumas, and with gentle adjustments will help eliminate the stresses and help improve the spine and nerve system.
As the child continues to grow, regular check-ups with one’s chiropractor will become a natural part of a wellness approach to life. Traumas to the spine, whether minor or more significant can alter the normal progress of the body. If left unchecked, these traumas can become serious ailments and challenges in adolescent or adult life.
Proper spinal care is vital to a normal healthy life. Good habits, such as not sleeping on one’s stomach should be learned in infancy, practiced through adulthood, and passed on from generation to generation.
Parents often take their children to a chiropractor with common childhood ailments such as ear infections, colic, digestive and respiratory challenges, sinus problems, headaches, allergies, asthma, failure to thrive, etc. Many of these parents have informed themselves through the internet or talking with other parents who have said that chiropractic care could help.
Chiropractic then becomes part of the parents’ wellness approach to life. Misaligned vertebrae or subluxations can interfere with the body’s nerve system and general body function, and movement is impaired. The nerve system controls all functions in the body. The digestive, respiratory, circulatory and immune systems all are supplied and regulated by the nerve system. Interferences to the communication or function of the nerve system can result in ‘disease’ and lack of proper function and health in the body. The chiropractic adjustment corrects subluxations. This can restore normal nerve system function, which in turn allows for increased body function and greater health.
Gentle infant adjustments are invariably done in Mom’s lap. Toddlers are among the most eager of patients in the chiropractor’s office. They seem to sense that the adjustment helps their bodies and they are relieved to see that no shots or medications are given. Children and adults who get consistent chiropractic adjustments notice a remarkable increase in their body’s ability to thrive and an increase in their level of health and vibrancy.