Chiropractic care for children is becoming more common and can start as early as birth. Many parents will have their infants checked due to significant trauma that can occur during the birthing process. During the first year of life, there are many milestones including sitting up, crawling, and walking that can be affected by joint dysfunction or misalignment within the spine. As a child continues to grow and takes part in regular activities, trauma and injury can be common cause for a parent to seek chiropractic care. These misalignments may or may not result in immediate pain or symptoms. Regular chiropractic checkups can identify potential spinal injury from everyday activities and help avoid health complaints seen later in adults. Proper spinal hygiene is an important key to better overall health.
A common topic for pediatric care is that chiropractic can help with different conditions such as ear infections, asthma, allergies, and colic. It is important to understand that a Doctor of Chiropractic does not treat conditions or diseases. Chiropractic care helps eliminate joint dysfunction and misalignment within the spine which helps the nervous system function properly. The spine is the primary protector of the spinal cord and is also the pathway for the nerves. The function of the nervous system is highly developed and therefore influences all other systems in the body that can play a significant role in health and disease. With the help of chiropractic care, spinal dysfunction and misalignment can be eliminated improving the overall function of the nervous system.
Last, our goal is to keep kids happy, healthy and moving. A couple ideas that will help with every child include:
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