Many people think of chiropractic care as only being for adults, but children, and even infants can benefit from chiropractic care. More and more parents are seeking chiropractic care as an adjunct to the healthy pediatric check ups.
Five reasons parents seek chiropractic care for their children:
- The birthing process is a traumatic process even when experienced naturally without drugs or surgical intervention. Just take a second and think about it. A baby spends nine months growing and developing in the mother’s uterus where he/she is confined to a small space. Then upon delivery, there may be pulling, pushing, twisting, forceps, or vacuum extractions that all cause trauma to the newborn causing misalignments and muscle imbalances.
- The nervous system controls every function of the body: Every nerve, tissue and organ. If there is a misalignment, impingement or miscommunication at some level in the spine, it is restricting the optimal performance of the body, thus inhibiting the child from performing at 100%.
- Kids are active! They are running, jumping, tumbling and falling constantly. Learning to crawl, walk, carrying a backpack and certain sleeping positions can affect future problems if not dealt with at the time that they are occurring.
- Prevention. Regular chiropractic care can help prevent common conditions seen in children such as otitis media, asthma, colic, bedwetting and other problems.
- Promote proper posture and growth of the spine from the early stages! Our posture, diet and activity can affect our confidence, performance, and health. It is important to know what proper posture is and how to maintain it in order to live a happier and healthier life.
Disclaimer: This article contains my personal opinion about health topics for information and educational purposes only and does not substitute medical advice. If you have any questions related with your condition you should contact your doctor or healthcare provider. If you think you may be suffering from any medical condition, you should seek immediate medical attention.