Chiropractic for Kids
Most parents don’t blink an eye when it comes to routine visits to the dentist for checkups. So why not the chiropractor? But his/her back doesn’t hurt! Why should I take them to a chiropractor? Well, just like the dentist a spinal check-up performed by a chiropractor could prove to be valuable in the life of your child. With not only the trauma of childbirth itself, children are constantly falling, jumping and running. These normal childhood activities are just a few of the many methods for vertebral subluxations to occur. If not detected these subluxations can have serious health consequences for the future.
Traditionally, chiropractors have been identified with back pain and adults. The role of children and chiropractic has been relatively non-existent. However, the spine, which houses the nervous system, functions to control the entire body. If problems interfere with this system, any messages raveling throughout the nervous system, via the brain to the spinal cord to the body and back again, are impaired. This interrupts the normal, healthy actions and functions of the human body.
These interruptions are called Vertebral Subluxations. Many pediatric visits to the chiropractor are due to ear infections, allergies, asthma, attention problems, bed-wetting, back/neck pain and headaches. Although, chiropractic does not treat specific symptoms, we find that a healthy immune system results in an effective defense mechanism. Such complications can arise when a subluxation within the vertebra of the spine impair communication of the messages traveling from your brain via the spinal cord to the body. Pediatric chiropractors are specifically trained to examine and adjust children of all ages. Even for newborns it’s important to remove subluxations to ensure the future health of your child.