Childhood can be a physically traumatic time. 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 and spinal alignment. 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. Correcting these misalignments can improve a child’s wellness and help to head off future problems.
Children aren’t just small adults. Therefore, treating them requires more than a good bedside manner and plenty of patience for wiggling. Children’s joints are still forming, pediatric chiropractic adjustments require changes in depth, contacts, and technique.
When children are treated with chiropractic care, their parents are likely to notice several important benefits:
- Better Sleep: Tension, discomfort, and dysfunction can make falling and staying asleep difficult. By alleviating these issues, chiropractic care can improve children’s sleep and help them to get the rest that they need to function effectively.
- Improved Attitude and Behavior: As anyone who has dealt with an overtired child will testify, better sleep can improve a child’s outlook and conduct. In addition, reducing problems in the neurological system by treating the dysfunction can also foster better attitudes and improved behavior.
- Better Immune System Function: Like the rest of a child’s body, their immune system is immature. impingements that impair neurological function can interfere with the proper function of the immune system. Correcting these misalignments with expert chiropractic care supports the child’s immune system and facilitates its effective function.
Conditions Chiropractic Care Can Treat
- Ear infections
- Digestive issues
- Sleep issues
- Sports injuries
- Concentration and focus issues
- Irritable baby syndrome