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A spine-big or small

Some adults may wonder why more and more children are starting to see chiropractors. That’s a good question and the answer is simple: whether we have a large spine or a tiny little spine, if that spine is creating nerve distress then our magnificent bodies may not operate smoothly…

The nervous system is the master controller of our body and if its communication channels become fuzzy, distorted or damaged then we may experience all sorts of communication errors. For babies this ineffective communication may play out as colic or irritability, an inability to suckle and breastfeed or poor sleep habits. For a child poor nerve communication may result in developmental delays, an inability to concentrate, behavioral problems, digestive issues, asthma, headaches – the list is endless.

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While chiropractic may be able to help with a number of health issues, chiropractic is not a band-aid cure for any health challenge. Our focus is not treating or curing ailments; our focus is ensuring the nervous system has every opportunity to function in a clear and effective manner. This enables our body to then reestablish a sense of “order” and co-ordinate healing and better function.

Chiropractors specializing in pediatric care offer a drug-free complement to traditional pediatric care. Chiropractic care is based on the relationship between the spine and the nervous system, and pediatric chiropractors believe that by keeping the spine in alignment as a child grows, a high level of preventative care and wellness is achieved. Chiropractic care during childhood maintains a child’s structural health, which, in combination with regular pediatric care by the child’s pediatrician, promotes better overall health and wellness.

The American Chiropractic Association claims the skills of both trained chiropractors and board certified pediatricians working in unison results in a complementary wellness routine, and studies conducted by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association link the resolution of health and developmental issues with pediatric chiropractic care.

Is chiropractic care safe for children?

Yes! There have been several large-scale research studies verifying the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care for kids. The amount of force used to adjust an infant is comparable to the amount of force you use to test a ripe tomato at the grocery store. Those of you with kids know that they are certainly able to withstand a lot more pressure than that! Chiropractors have been helping kids lead healthier lives for over 100 years. Our doctors have taken multiple post graduate courses in treating babies and children some of which includes Advanced Life Saving Techniques including Pediatrics and Examination and Treatment of the Musculoskeletal Problems of the Young Child and Infant

shutterstock_163795670According to welladjustedbabies.com these are the top reasons parents take their children to a chiropractor

  • To encourage good neural plasticity (brain and nerve development).
  • To support their child’s overall health and well-being.
  • To help strengthen their child’s immunity
  • ear-aches and general illness.
  • To assist with colic and Irritable Baby Syndrome.
  • To help with asthma, breathing difficulties and allergies.
  • To encourage good spinal posture.
  • To help improve their child’s ability to concentrate.
  • To assist with behavioral disorders.
  • To help alleviate digestive problems.
  • To assist with bed-wetting and sleep issues.