Believe it or not, but chiropractic can benefits newborns as much as toddlers and older kids. In fact, we strongly encourage you to bring your kids in to be seen by us because many spinal problems we see in adults began as early as birth.
Newborns experience notable spinal trauma during birth, which is why we believe chiropractic care for newborns can prevent other issues later in their life. Besides that, chiropractic care can improve symptoms many parents experience with their newborns, such as:
- Difficulty Latching
- Excessive Spitting Up
- Projectile Vomiting
- Favoring Head Position (turning one direction)
- General Fussiness
- Sleep Issues
- Immune Function Issues
As your baby begins to grow, the spine alignment can play a big role in whether or not your child hits those developmental milestones like learning to hold up his or her head, sitting, crawling and even walking. This is a vital time to have Dr. Chad check your child’s spine.
Help For Older Children
When your child is old enough, and begins to engage in more activities like riding a bike, it is possible small subluxations may occur. When your child continues to grow, and these subluxations go uncorrected, more serious issues can arise later in his or her life. In fact, your child will experience subluxations from normal play and falls. All of which can have an influence on the future development of the spine.
Regular chiropractic care will allow a chiropractor to recognize and treat probable spinal injuries from these traumas, correct it early and prevent any future complaints that may arise later in life. While kids can experience subluxations during play, many parents seek chiropractic care for conditions such as:
When treating ADD/ADHD, Dr. Chad not looks into physical issues with the spine, but also looks at the issue from a neurological standpoint. He will measure where the stress is in the nervous system and will correct that along with any subluxations he may find.
By seeking chiropractic care for your child, you eliminate the need for drugs or medication and are allowing your kids to heal in a safe and effective way. Taking your child to see a chiropractor regularly is giving them and their spine the opportunity to grow properly from an early age. In the long run, you are preventing issues and the need for spine misalignments to be corrected.
When adjusting children, Dr. Chad will use less force than he uses to adjust adults and even less for newborns. Routine chiropractic maintenance will improve your child’s immune system and overall digestive health; as well as encourage healthy nerve and brain development.
If you would like to be proactive about your child’s health and want them to meet their maximum potential then chiropractic care is for you. Choosing to incorporate chiropractic care into your child’s life, along with healthy lifestyle choices, you will be developing a strong foundation for your child to be happy, grow correctly and be healthy!
Call us today to schedule your child’s appointment. (509) 844-9476.