Chiropractic care from a young age can be very beneficial for children. As they grow, their bodies experience stress, bumps & bruises. It is a smart idea to have your child checked regularly by a trusted chiropractor who can help ensure healthy development and avoid spinal problems.
Infants cannot express pain the same way adults can and will communicate spinal issues through unexplained crying. Infants and young children may also communicate through lack of appetite, ear infections, colic, trouble breastfeeding, bed-wetting & more. These should not always be dismissed as phases or growing pains as these could be a sign that something isn’t right. Newborns can be born with spinal misalignments or nerve interference from the position in the womb or the stress during delivery. The methods used by doctors from twisting on the baby’s neck at birth to the use of forceps or c-sections can cause complications after birth.
To ensure your baby is happy and healthy, we recommend scheduling an appointment with one of our chiropractors. Our infant check-ups begin with an examination of the child’s spine. Our chiropractors are experienced with pediatric chiropractic care and can make any delicate adjustments that are needed. Spinal adjustments for children require gentle pressure and the skills of experienced chiropractors.
Pediatric chiropractic care is gentle, safe, and effective. Parents do not need to worry about pain as the only discomfort may come from gentle pressure at the point of an injury. Children are more resilient than adults and heal much faster, making them more responsive to spinal adjustments. Parents are likely to see positive changes within a visit or two. The number of chiropractic care sessions needed for optimal results will depend on a case-by-case analysis.
Improves your child’s immunity
Helps with irritable babies and those with colic
Assists with behavioural disorders
Heals injuries and helps prevent future issues
Helps alleviate breathing problems and allergies
Helps with sleeping disorders and reduces bed wetting issues
Improves your child’s posture
Increases your child’s concentration
Helps fight off/reduce ear infections without medicinal resources
Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Children
Worrying about your child’s heath is natural. At Back to Health Chiropractic & Wellness we can focus and discuss any health concerns you may have. Chiropractic has a lot to offer for child-related health issues. Check out the list of ways chiropractic care can improve your child’s health!
Colic – Infants suffering from colic can be very stressful and frustrating for parents. Chiropractic adjustments can help infants overcome the symptoms and return to normal.
Sleep disturbance – Infants become fussy and irritable with inadequate or disturbed sleep. Spinal misalignments have been known to increase sleep issues. The good news is that a chiropractor can help alleviate the issues.
Bedwetting – Misalignment in the lower spine may be causing your child to frequently wet their bed. With proper spinal manipulation, pressure is alleviated to the nerves connected to the urinary system and can reduce or stop bedwetting.
Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – While the main treatment for this common psychological disorder is medication, chiropractic care offers a more natural approach for treating ADHD. Medication side effects can include memory loss, sleep problems, mood swings and more. Chiropractic care can safely stimulate the affected part of the brain through spinal adjustments.
Natural alternative to prescription drugs – Chiropractic adjustments offer a healthy and active way of dealing with many issues without the need for medications. Mothers often avoid medications during pregnancy to ensure the safety of their children. It makes sense to continue pursuing natural avenues as they grow to promote your child’s health.
With professional care from our doctors, chiropractic care and adjusting techniques can help continue the healthy development and wellness of your child. Regular check-ups will help us monitor your child’s spinal development from the time they begin to roll over to their very first steps!