DO KIDS NEED CHIROPRACTIC CARE?
Have you considered chiropractic care for your little ones? At the Vitalign Spine Clinic we believe that a healthy nervous system is the key to healthy growth and development. It is important to protect a child’s body against stress or tension on the nervous system. Problems can start in ways you may not expect.
Think about a child’s first months of life. All of us start to grow and develop in the small confines of our mothers’ womb. That small space is putting stress on a baby’s’ body. Now, think about the possible tension on a child’s head and neck as they come through the birth canal. Sometimes doctors have to use forceps or a vacuum during delivery. Think of how this stress and trauma affects our spine which can lead to issues with the nervous system. This can be a problem because the nervous system is what controls everything our body does, such as growing and developing, digesting food, breathing, our heartbeat, the ability to fight illness, how we learn to walk, talk, think, speak, etc. Some of the common ways a parent may know if their baby has a structural problem effecting their nervous system is a baby may not want to turn their head to one side or favors one side during breast feeding, colicky, acid reflux or indigestion, difficulty sleeping or constipation to name a few.
THE BENEFIT OF CHIROPRACTIC FOR YOUR KIDS
Chiropractic care can have a powerful benefit for your child’s growth and development. After the child is born, the physical stress and trauma will accelerate when a child grows into a toddler. As a child becomes a toddler they start crawling and walking. With this development, a child is introduced to falls, bumps and more trauma. Small falls or bumps which are very common and normal as a child grows can buckle the spine and start the process of decreased nerve function. The problem is, “how do we as parents know this is happening.” As child gets a little older, they are able to communicate if there is pain or a problem which is an obvious sign something is wrong. However, when a child is too young to communicate, parents sometimes don’t know what is causing a problem.
As toddlers grow into kids, they often start to develop bad posture (phone, ipad and video game posture), start playing contact sports and are wearing heavier backpacks. Some less obvious signs our pre-school or elementary aged kids should have their alignment checked is being prone to ear infections, ADD or ADHD, bedwetting, stuttering or speech difficulties or a weak immune system.
At Vitalign Spine Clinic, it is very important to us that all the falls, stress, trauma, and physical demands that your children endure do not stop them from being kids. As a parent you want your child to be as healthy as they can but we also know we can’t keep our kids in a glass bubble to protect them. We love treating children of all ages (our youngest patient had their alignment checked the day they were born). Our care is focused on thoroughly and objectively checking everyone for evidence of the spine being in the wrong position which causes deficient nerve function. So, what that means is that if a child doesn’t have a problem with their spine or nerve function, their bodies will tell us if and where they need to be adjusted. We make extra effort that every parent understands what we are doing and looking for, every step of the way. If a child does need an adjustment, there is no twisting, popping or cracking of your child’s spine. The adjustment is extremely gentle.
Call Vitalign Spine Clinic today for a no-obligation consultation and get your child on their way to a healthy life.