Wellness visits allow a chiropractor to identify and treat problematic subluxations quickly, which can improve a child's overall health and wellness and offer welcome support for their immune system.
The benefits of chiropractic care for children also extend to the treatment of many specific conditions, including the following:
Childhood, while one of the greatest times for a parent, can be rather physically demanding on a child's body. Most children will take plenty of tumbles as they learn to crawl, walk, run, and engage in games, sports, and other physical activities. While small stumbles may not seem to cause extensive discomfort, they can cause shifts in the child's musculoskeletal system that set the stage fro subluxations. These misalignments can press on spinal nerves and interfere with the efficient function of the child's nervous system, harming their body's ability to function optimally.
The nervous system is the master controller of our body and if its communication channels become fuzzy, distorted or damaged, we become susceptible to a variety of communication errors. For infants and children, this ineffective communication may present itself as colic or irritability, an inability to suckle or breastfeed, poor sleep, developmental delays, digestion issues, asthma, behavioral problems, low energy, inability to concentrate, headaches, etc. Regardless of the the end symptom may be, all roads lead back to the nervous system - to the body's ability to self-regulate and function at a peak level.
While a chiropractor may be able to help with a number of health issues, our focus is not treating or curing ailments, but rather ensuring thee nervous system has every opportunity to to work efficiently and effectively. A chiropractor is able to detect and correct these "communication errors" in the body which can improve a child's wellness and help prevent future health issues.
When children are treated with chiropractic care, their parents are likely to notice several important benefits. According to the ICPA , parents of children who receive chiropractic treatment report the following:
Infants & Webster Technique
It is never too early to improve wellness with chiropractic care. In fact, ICPA encourages parents to take their children for their first chiropractic visit as soon as possible. Childbirth can be very traumatic, and many common challenges that infants face like colic, ear infection, and breastfeeding difficulties may be due to at least in part to misalignments resulting for the birthing process. Of course, the argument can also be made that children can benefit from prenatal chiropractic care.
The Webster technique is often used to correct misalignments in the pelvic area, reducing pain and improving neurological function. mothers-to-be who are treated with the technique throughout their pregnancy generally experience less pain, reduce the likelihood of a dangerous breech birth, and increase their odds of an easier birth. Arguably a birth that is safer and easier for the mother is also likely to give the child a better start.
Children & Chiropractic