Why Should Your Infant Have Chiropractic Care?

Parents are looking for chiropractic care for their children now more than ever. Many spinal problems that appear in adults begin as early as birth. Even natural birthing methods can stress an infant’s spine and developing nervous system. Any irritation to the nerves caused by spinal and cranial misalignment can be the cause of newborn health issues. Colic, breathing problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions, and chronic infections can be linked back to stress on the nervous system.

Spinal trauma can occur at birth and many parents have their newborns checked right away. As the baby grows, learning to hold up its head, sit, crawl, and walk are all activities that impact spinal alignment and are critical times to have a child assessed by a chiropractor.

Why Should Your Child Have Chiropractic Care?

As the child begins to participate in regular childhood activities like sports or riding a bike, small spinal misalignments called subluxations can happen. Subluxations may or may not result in immediate pain or symptoms, however, if ignored, these minor injuries during this period of accelerated growth may lead to more severe problems later in the child’s life. Subtle trauma throughout early childhood will impact the future development of the spine leading to impaired nervous system function. Any blocks to the vital nervous system will adversely affect the body’s ability to function at it’s best. Regular chiropractic appointments can identify potential spinal injury from these traumas, make the correction early in life and help avoid many of the health complaints seen later in adults.

In addition to injury from trauma, parents seek care for conditions such as colic, ear infections, asthma, allergies, and headaches. It is important to understand that a pediatric chiropractor does not treat conditions or diseases. The expertise of the chiropractor is in checking the child’s spine for misalignments that impair nerve function that affect overall body function. The bones of the spine, the vertebrae, house and protect the spinal cord. The spinal cord is an extension of the brain and carries information from the brain to the body parts and back to the brain again. Subluxations can block or interfere with the nerve’s ability to transmit this vital information.

Your nervous system controls and coordinates the function of all the systems in the body: respiratory, digestive, hormonal, circulatory, eliminative, and immune system. The adjustment restores nerve function allowing the body the ability to express a greater state of health and well-being.

Your chiropractor will take a case history and perform a chiropractic exam to determine if spinal subluxations are present. Chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to fit a child’s size, weight, and unique spinal condition. They are both gentle and specific to the child’s developing spinal structures. Most parents report that their children enjoy their chiropractic adjustments and look forward to subsequent visits. They also report that their children experience a greater level of health while under regular chiropractic care.

To enhance your child’s ability to function in a greater state of health, you can contact Dr. Bonnie, who is dedicated to serving children with the utmost of care. Once your family has experienced the many benefits of chiropractic care you will tell every parent you know.