A child's nervous system is just like an adult's – it controls and regulates all the other systems in their growing body. From blood flow to brain function and bone growth, the nervous system plays a significant role in making sure that the body is working and healthy. Stress and misalignment of the spine can negatively impact your child's overall health, behavior, and development.
Stress and trauma to the body and spine can begin with the birthing process. It is easy for an infant's spines to become misaligned from the intense pressure that is involved with birth, both natural and Cesarean. Unfortunately, other than crying, babies have no other way of communicating their pain and what is causing the pain. Throughout the infant stage, babies may sleep in awkward positions or occasionally take a tumble. And as they become children, they grow into toddlers who strain while learning to crawl and walk.
Luckily, their bodies are very resilient and can take a lot of force, though these injuries can develop into patterns of movement that can cause a child's bones to misalign over time. Chiropractic care is entirely safe for children of all ages, and our chiropractic clinic understands the needs of children.
Benefits of Pediatric Care
Chiropractic care for children can help:
- Earaches and ear infections
- "Growing pains"
- Colic in infants
- Neck pain/muscle tension
- Headaches and migraines
- Upper respiratory infections
- Poor sleep quality
- The immune system
- Falls/Sports injuries
- General health and wellness
How Pediatric Care Works
Chiropractic treatments for a child begin with an extensive examination to determine the exact issue and the best route for treatment. Even if your child isn't old enough to communicate, or is shy, our chiropractors have the skills to work with them to find out precisely what is bothering them before proceeding with treatment.
Gentle and non-invasive adjustments made to the spine will help children become relaxed, and most children even fall asleep after their treatment is over. Our team at Martin Family Chiropractic Centers has experience providing chiropractic care for children, and we understand that children's bodies are quite different compared to adults.
As a parent, you want to protect your child from pain and sickness, and with our chiropractic treatment, we'll be able to help correct underlying issues before they affect development. These adjustments provide support for a pain-free and positive childhood.