Many spinal problems seen in adults can be traced back as early as birth. Routine chiropractic checkups from infancy throughout childhood to adulthood can identify any subluxations creating interference with the nervous system and correct it to help avoid many of the health complaints we tend to see in adults. Regular chiropractic adjustments will restore nervous system function and give the body the ability to function at its very best. With infants and children, chiropractic care will give them the ability to thrive in life.
Oftentimes, the natural birthing process can put undue stress on an infant’s spine and their developing nervous system. That stress can cause a spinal or cranial misalignment which can cause the nervous system to not function at its very best and can often be the cause of many newborn health issues. Some of these health issues could include:
- Breathing Problems
- Ear Infections
- Chronic Infections
- Chronic Infections
- Allergic Reactions
- Nursing Dysfunction
If your infant has a spinal subluxation that does not get corrected, he or she can begin to miss important development milestones like learning to hold up his or her head, sitting up, crawling and walking. It is crucial an infant be free of any spinal misalignment so their body can function properly throughout this crucial time of development and growth.
Toddlers and Young Children
Toddlers and young children can’t always speak up when they are hurting or in pain. This can make things complicated for parents to know when it is necessary to bring their kids to the chiropractor. However, there are cues parents can look for to know it is time to visit the chiropractor like posture changes, being off-balance, only wanting to breastfeed from one side, always tilting their head to one side and running with a limp.
Children fall an average of 25 times a day learning to walk. Each stumble and fall can cause a subluxation, which can affect the future development of the spine and lead to impaired nervous system function. This is why we highly recommend children come in for routine chiropractic checkups to help them fight off illness, prevent future issues and live a healthy life.
Chiropractic care can help children suffering from:
- Sleep Issues
- Behavior and Attitude
- Weakened Immune System
- Bed Wetting
- Digestive Problems
- Allergies & Asthma
- AND MORE!
The amount of force our chiropractors use is only enough force as necessary to adjust an infant and child’s spine. It is the same force you would use to check if a tomato is ripe.
Everyone can benefit from a healthy spine, including your child! Chiropractic care can not only enhance your child’s immune system and support their physical development, but is also an important aspect of your child’s healthcare plan to prevent long-term damage to your child’s growing body.
At Chiropractic First, we are incredibly honored to serve as your family chiropractor and help both you and your children. Schedule your appointment TODAY!