How Chiropractic Benefits Children
Have you read the research stating 95% of newborns develop interference within their spine during the birth process? This percentage goes up if your child’s delivery involved C-Section, vacuum, or forceps. If not corrected, this interference could be the cause of many childhood conditions such as:
Colic, Constipation, Ear Infections, Torticollis, latching problems, breathing problems, poor sleep, asthma, allergies.
You may have been told these conditions are “common” but common is not normal. You may also have been told they will grow out of the condition, but have you noticed instead of growing out of it they “grow” into a new condition? This is where chiropractic looks at these symptoms differently and turns our focus not for a specific condition but rather enhancing the body’s ability to heal itself. We are not trying to put out the fire but instead we want to prevent the fire from starting.
You need to think of the spine not just as bones, ligaments and muscles but rather as a single neurological unit which allows for proper communication between the brain and the body. The brain, spinal cord, and nerve roots are responsible for sending and receiving messages which perform every function in the entire body. Imagine your nerve roots are the “ATT WIFI network”. Do you want your child’s “network” to have 1 Bar or 4 Bars? Allowing their body to communicate efficiently without inference is the key to have their bodies adapt to everyday stressors in our environment. ADAPTING is the key, and this is what chiropractic can help with.
As your little one continues to grow, develop, and connect with their environment it is extremely important to have your child checked through this process to ensure milestones are achieved. Milestones such as holding their head up, sitting up, crawling, and walking are important to the developmental process of your child’s spine and sets the foundation for their future.
From physical stress, emotional stress, and chemical stress our body’s need to be able to correctly process and adapt to each one of these EVERY time. Let’s face it, our kids are leading busier lives, are exposed to poorer food quality, and dealing with more emotional stress from social media which in many cases their bodies become overwhelmed and instead of adapting they start to compensate. Once compensation starts the nervous system gets stuck in a sympathetic stress mode which is built for survival not growth. When this switch happens within a child’s nervous system, some of the common health-related conditions start to appear such as
- Acid reflux
- Anxiety and Depression
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Breastfeeding Issues
- Challenging Behaviors
- Developmental Delays
- Digestive Issues
- Ear Infections
- Headaches and Migraines
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Sleeping Troubles
It is easier to raise healthy kids than try to fix broken adults. This is why it is so important optimal spinal health is achieved and maintained. Kids under chiropractic care commonly report.
- Improved Sleep
- Improved Behavior
- Improved Mood
- Improved Immune System Function
- Improved digestion
- Improved balance
- Improved latch
Safe, Gentle & Effective Chiropractic Care For Your Kids
Chiropractic care is completely safe for your child. At Family Advantage Chiropractic – Timnath, we use only enough pressure as needed based on the individual we are adjusting. The amount of pressure when we adjust a child is like the pressure you would use to check a tomato’s ripeness. We have years of experience working with kids who have been diagnosis with SPD, ADHD, ADD, and Autism. Even though we do not treat these labels many parents have seen amazing results with how their kids symptoms tend to dramatically improve or decrease with adding chiropractic care into their child’s health care team. Chiropractic care does not replace all the other medical resources parents have access to but rather chiropractic helps their child adapt and respond to these resources.