More and more families are selecting to live the chiropractic lifestyle! The benefits of chiropractic care for children are enormous. It can help to relieve pain and stress, as well as:
Adults and children have a spine and nervous system that necessitate care. Actually, a child’s spine develops so quickly from birth that an evaluation for movement, function and alignment are vital.
Birth… an amazing process! A baby spends 9 months in a small space and then is often pushed out – at times with assistance (medication, forceps, etc.). Perhaps pulling or turning the head and/or neck have occurred, all of which can affect the spine – resulting in a spinal misalignment (subluxation). Fortunately, babies respond very well to the gentle and safe chiropractic techniques that are utilized. Often, it is the same amount of pressure used to ring a door bell.
Many parents who bring their children to a chiropractor discover that breastfeeding, colic, and digestive issues are resolved. When babies feel better, they usually sleep better… and so do the new parents!
As the infant starts to hold his/her head up, sit up, crawl and walk – pediatric chiropractic care becomes increasingly valuable. The cervical curve and the lumbar curve are developing and a tune-up or adjustment may be needed. If there are any signs of a cold, ear infection or if the child just does not seem “right” – an adjustment may be needed.
Other signs that may necessitate chiropractic care for kids would be sensitivity to touch in the abdomen or if frequent gas or constipation occurs. Parents should also take note if their child seems to always look or carry their head in the same direction (always looks to the right) or position.
As children become mobile – walking and running, posture should be evaluated by a chiropractor to determine if posture corrector for kids is needed. Most children need to improve posture due to little bumps and falls along the way… along with playing educational games on IPhones and laptops.
Discover the benefits of chiropractic care for your children. During the first few years of their life – growth and development occur so quickly and often come with falls and bruises, and at times trauma. For this reason, evaluating injuries or detecting abnormalities are crucial for optimal nerve function, body balance, flexibility and healthy development. Keep your little athlete fine-tuned with a customized chiropractic maintenance program.
To learn more or schedule a free consultation for your children, please call 732-254-5553 or request an appointment online.