Pediatric chiropractic care has groundbreaking benefits
Pediatrics care for children offers your family a solid foundation for wellness. Throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood, the chiropractic lifestyle offers choices and benefits for your greater health and well-being. The ICPA has initiated a ground breaking study on the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care for children. The preliminary results are outstanding and show that chiropractic care is safe for children. Even more significant is that parents reported improved sleep patterns, improved behavior and attitude and improved immune system function.
Why Pediatric Chiropractic Care?
Pediatric chiropractic care can be beneficial for children of all ages, infant to 18!
A baby’s spinal column will grow 50% in length over their first year of life. By age 5, our spines grow about another 20 inches. As the spinal column grows, the spinal cord that is housed within the column, grows with it. The spinal cord is part of our central nervous system and helps the baby with their reflexes and develops their motor control over time.
As chiropractors, we can help address the nervous system development via the spinal column. Not only can chiropractic help nervous system development, but we can address latching issues when it comes to breastfeeding, head shape via a cranio-sacral technique, and constipation through soft tissue techniques.
As the baby grows into a toddler, they have learned to sit up, stand, and even start walking. We recommend a patient come in for treatment throughout most big milestones to make sure everything looks good and is developing appropriately.
Signs Your Baby Could Benefit from Chiropractic Care:
Constipation, trouble latching, sleep trouble/regression, stiffness/arching when feeding or laying down, colicky/fussy, head tilt/torticollis, reflux/spitting up, delayed motor skills, or weak muscle tone.
Baby’s could also benefit from chiropractic care if the delivery was slow or difficult, rapid, or a C-section.
“Do we adjust baby’s the same way we adjust adults?”
No! When it comes to adjusting baby, we use no more pressure than we would put on our eyelids or to test the ripeness of a tomato. It is a very gentle technique that differs completely from adjusting adults.
In fact, we use gentle techniques, including an activator, for most children until at least 10 years old, depending on patient presentation and preference.
What Age is Appropriate for Pediatric Chiropractic Care?
Pediatric care does not only cover infants! As children grow up and start crawling, then walking, then running, then playing sports or finding whatever else they love, they experience life just like the rest of us. They’ll go through numerous growth spurts, get injured from sports/gym class/playing outside, develop aches and pains from sitting in school all day. They can get stressed just like adults, leading to tight muscles and migraines. We take pride in being able to help children of any age, through any life milestone.
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