Kids and Chiropractic

When you are making an appointment with a pediatrician for your child, consider making an appointment for a check-up with a chiropractor as well. “A chiropractor? My kid doesn’t have back pain.” There are huge misconceptions out there about chiropractic. One is that it is only for adults, another is that it is for musculoskeletal problems only, such as neck and back pain. What many people don’t know is that chiropractic is really about removing nerve interference caused by the spine being misaligned and by doing so, allowing the body to heal and increase its function.

One of the first causes of spinal misalignment occurs during the birth process. Even so-called “natural” birthing methods can stress a developing spine and cause irritation to the nervous system.  Later on, learning to walk, riding(and falling off!) a bike, and other normal childhood activities continue to put pressure on the spine. During these periods of growth your child needs to be checked by a chiropractor for subluxations(spinal misalignments). If the subluxations are not fixed and proper spinal motion restored, more spinal problems will occur later in life. Children who get chiropractic adjustments are healthier and avoid many of the health complaints seen later in adults.

Although chiropractic is not a ‘cure’ for anything, some of the conditions chiropractic has been shown to help with are:

  • Ear infections
  • Colic
  • Bed wetting
  • Scoliosis
  • Breathing problems
  • Difficulties breastfeeding
  • ADHD
  • Autism, Behavioral and Learning disorders

Chiropractic adjustments are tailored to an infant’s/child’s spine. Most parents report that their children like their adjustments and seem healthier than other children. Also, kids do not need to be seen as often and get better more quickly than adults.

Infants and children are some of my favorite patients. They get great results and they love coming into the office!

Published in: on July 17, 2008 at 4:18 pm  Comments (1)  
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