Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Children
Chiropractic care for children has been proven safe and effective for mutiple conditions.
Chiropractic is traditionally considered by many to be a treatment for adults. Most parents do not think of Doctors of Chiropractic as the first place to start for healthcare. Especially, when their children become ill, experience pain or injury, or struggle with chronic problems. However, research shows that the it can be very beneficial for children.
Chiropractic treatment can begin at birth, giving newborns a healthly start in life. Then continue on through their childhood, teenage years, and young adult life. If you haven’t thought about Chiropractic adjustments for your child, consider these benefits of treatment.
Chiropractic promotes your childs overall health and wellness:
A properly aligned back and body produces good posture which in turn promotes better health. However, it benefits much more than that! When the back and body is properly aligned the neural pathways are clear, thus, allowing the central nervous system to function as it should.
When the central nervous system is functioning properly the body experiences less pain, weakness, fatigue, muscle tightness, digestive and sinus problems. The overall nerve function of the organs, glands, blood vessels, muscles, and brain improve.
Additionally, the natural approach to treating the whole body helps provide a good foundation for healthy eating and regular exercise in children.
Chiropractic can help treat asthma, colic, ear infections, and other childhood issues:
There are numerous studies that show chiropractic care is a viable treatment option for a variety of childhood conditions and illnesses. Chiropractic for asthma has long been discussed and is being embraced and utilized by more and more parents as well as the medical community. Many people are seeing first hand the positive results Chiropractic adjustments are having on asthma patients and that it really works!
There have also been studies that show chiropractic for colic is a very effective remedy, particularly for chronic colic in babies. If you are a parent who has had an infant with colic, you know the struggle to find relief. By treating the spine and removing stress from the nerves, normal nerve communication is restored to the organs.
One of the most prevelent childhood illnesses is ear infections. Studies show that Chiropractic for ear infections can help reduce blockages and relieve pressure and discomfort in the ear.
Using chiropractic adjustments for ear infections at onset and following up with regular check ups and spinal adjustments, will help maintain and improve a childs overall health.
Chiropractic can help treat birth trauma:
Birth trauma occurs more often than many people realize. It is typically only recognized or acknowledged when it is significant and causes severe damage or distortions. Some experts regard it as an underpublicized problem which means it is an undertreated problem.
Some studies show that using chiropractic to treat birth trauma can be very beneficial for the child. It addresses musculoskeletal injuries as well as problems with the nervous system at the brain stem and spinal cord caused by birth trauma. Immediate treatment of these problems and injuries promotes a healthy spine and nervous system early on.
Chiropractic can boost immunity:
A flu epidemic in 1917 and 1918 cost the lives of many people. However, the chiropractic patients during that time were recovering much better than those who did not receive chiropractic treatments. Those who were under
chiropractic care had a .25% death rate compared to those who did not at a 5% death rate. That is significant!
Regular Chiropractic adjustments can help boost immunity in children and adults. The spine plays a major part in the immune system. When the spine is aligned and the nervous system functioning optimally, the body is better able to fight off infection.
The autonomic nerves control the blood vessels, organs, and glands making chiropractic also very effective in treating allergies.
Chiropractic can help children with ADHD/ADD:
Chiropractic does not “treat” ADHD/ADD, but its positive effects
on children who have been diagnosed with this condition have been documented in several studies. There have also been findings that suggest chiropractic may be more effective than medication.
Children who undergo chiropractic for ADHD have exhibited improvement in behavior and parental ratings of the child’s hyperactivity have also improved. In addition, it may be possible to reduce or eliminate the use of medications.
Chiropractic can aide in resolving breastfeeding issues:
Several studies have shown that chiropractic helps resolve breastfeeding problems in babies. Breastfeeding is the best and most natural way to feed the newborn. However, babies who have trouble latching on or staying on the breast while nursing can lead to breastfeeding failure. These studies assert that the outcome doesn’t have to be giving up on breastfeeding completely.
The birthing process can be very difficult on a baby. Particularly when the baby is large or has large shoulders and traction is required for birthing. Chiropractic care can help realign the baby’s spine so they are more
comfortable and relaxed during feeding. Is also promotes better flexibility allowing the infant to latch on and continue to nurse.
Chiropractice can decrease the risk of injury:
The bones of babies and toddlers are more flexible than adult bones, but they can still sustain injury. Regular chiropractic care helps keep the ligaments and joints supple which, in turn, helps prevent injury. This is particularly beneficial once the child becomes more mobile and begins turning over, sitting up, crawling, and walking. It can help the child transition to each of these phases smoother and much easier.
As your child’s body matures, it undergoes multiples changes and stress. Having regular chiropractic check ups and adjustments can help maintain a stronger body and reduce the risk of injury. When you look at your child and begin to make choices for their healthcare, please consider the benfits of Chiropractic.
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