Frederick Douglas wrote: “It is easier to build strong children than it is to repair broken men.” We couldn’t agree more. It is a much better option to keep kids healthy than to try to heal them as adults.
For this reason, more parents are turning to chiropractic as a natural alternative for their children’s healthcare. Many of the problems that adults have with their spine and their overall health can be traced back to childhood and even back to birth.
Examining the birth process, under the best of circumstances, birth can be and is traumatic to the baby’s spine and head. Sometimes trauma exists even before birth, while the baby is still in utero, as stress is put on the baby’s developing nervous system and spine. As a result, many newborns and toddlers are at greater risk for health challenges as they develop.
As a baby advances through the various stages of development, such as holding up his head, rolling over, sitting up, crawling, and learning to walk, chiropractic checkups are vital to normal development.
As the child becomes more active and participates in sports and playing musical instruments, traumas and stresses are placed on his spine and nerve system. A caring chiropractor will check for these traumas, and with gentle adjustments he will help eliminate the stresses and help improve the spine and nerve system.
As the child continues to grow, regular check-ups with one’s chiropractor will become a natural part of a wellness approach to life. Traumas to the spine, whether minor or more significant can alter the normal progress of the body. If left unchecked, these traumas can become serious ailments and challenges in adolescent or adult life. Proper spinal care is vital to a normal healthy life as well as good prevention for spinal degeneration and injury later in life.
Parents often take their children to a chiropractor with common childhood ailments such as ear infections, colic, digestive and respiratory challenges, sinus problems, headaches, allergies, asthma, failure to thrive, etc.
The chiropractor should always perform a thorough health history, and age specific exam, including any necessary orthopedic or neurological tests on the child, and offer a safe and appropriate care plan to help resolve the child’s issue and restore optimal balance to the child’s spine and nervous system.
IS THE ADJUSTMENT SAFE FOR MY CHILD?
Yes. Chiropractic adjustments performed on children are very safe. The Chiropractor will use specific technique modifications to ensure that the adjustment performed on the child is both gentle and safe. We look forward to helping your child get BACK TO BETTER.