Our Chiropractic Pediatrics Services
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Children of all ages benefit from chiropractic care. Results have been seen with colic, asthma, constipation, congestion, earaches, etc. As a child grows, subluxations can occur from falls, heavy backpacks, computer posture, nutritional challenges, sports and stress. Subluxations can even occur from the birth process itself. Therefore, the spines of all children should be checked soon after birth and wellness care continued throughout development.
More and more parents are seeking chiropractic care for their children. Many spinal problems seen in adults began as early as birth. Even 'natural' birthing methods can stress an infant's spine and developing nerve system. The resulting irritation to the nervous system caused by spinal and cranial misalignment can be the cause of many newborn health complaints. Colic, breathing problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions and chronic infections can often be traced to nerve system stress. Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked right away. As the infant grows, learning to hold up the head, sit, crawl and walk are all activities that affect spinal alignment and are important times to have a child checked by a Doctor of Chiropractic.
As the child begins to participate in regular childhood activities like skating or riding a bike, small yet significant spinal misalignments (subluxations) may occur. If neglected, the injuries during this period of rapid growth may lead to more serious problems later in life. Subtle trauma throughout childhood will affect the future development of the spine leading to impaired nervous system function. Any interference to the vital nerve system will adversely affect the body's ability to function at its best.
Children of all ages benefit from chiropractic care. It is not necessary to have a specific problem in order to seek chiropractic care, as in the case of our wellness care clients. If there is a problem, however, it is our philosophy not to "treat" symptoms specifically, but to remove interference to proper function. We have seen a multitude of various conditions in children improve, such as:
Earaches, injuries knees, ankles hip
Shoulders elbows, wrists fingers computers
Sports injuries stress
Frequent colds low immunity