Your child has the same joints as you, so why wouldn’t they benefit from chiropractic like you do?
The only difference between your joints and your child’s is that your child’s joints are not fully formed yet. This is why chiropractic care is so important for children because chiropractors can continue to keep spines in their proper alignment to promote healthy development as your child grows.
Chiropractic care is great for every child, even newborns. After all, newborns go through the stress of birth. Studies have shown 95% of newborns have misalignments after birth because of the amount of pressure put on their spine and other joints.
The central nervous system is made up of your brain and your spinal cord. The spinal cord contains the nerves that send messages to all the organs, gland tissue, muscles, and cells of your body. If one of those nerves isn’t delivering the right message, or can’t deliver a message then your child will respond by having a health problem. It could be fussiness, sleeplessness, ear infections and so much more. Allowing your child to see a chiropractor, will give them, and their nervous system, an opportunity to function without any spinal misalignments disrupting the natural flow.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help Infants & Children?
- Improving nursing
- Improving sleep
- Helping with symptoms of Colic
- Improving constipation issues
- Improving bed wetting issues
- Improving ear infections
- Improving fussiness
- Improving reflux
Even if your child isn’t experiencing those issues right now, falls, playing rough, sports injuries, heavy backpacks and even sitting all day at their desk in class can create issues for later in life. Tense muscles, which can be caused from stress, can pull your child’s spine out of alignment, and if this issue is not caught early enough, as their spine grows out of alignment, other health issues can occur.
What Are Some Common Issues Caused By Spinal Misalignment?
- Trouble focusing
- Behavioral and mood issues
- Issues with digestion
- Sensory Integration
Routine chiropractic care throughout your child’s life will also help support their immune system and get them through colds and infections faster, which in turn will give them the opportunity to live up to their full potential. Chiropractic care has been known to:
- Encourage the development of your child’s nerve and brain cells
- Improve your child’s overall digestive health and immune system
- Help a child’s nervous system and spine to grow without any misalignments to create more serious issues
Here at Christianson Chiropractic, we believe the overall well-being and happiness of your child is the most important thing. When we see children, we use very light pressure to adjust their spine back into place. With newborns, it is the same pressure we would use when checking to see the ripeness of a tomato. Take charge of your child’s health and give them the opportunity to live life to the fullest by bringing them in to see us today!