Kids and chiropractic
Dr. Schroeder works with newborns and older. Chiropractic Care for kids is a gentle spinal manipulation by Dr. Schroeder. It can help with the following:
—Nursing difficulties: If new mothers are having trouble nursing their babies, the issue may stem from incorrect spinal alignment. Treating children in a chiropractic fashion can allow them to better move their necks, which in turn makes it easier for mothers to conduct traditional nursing options.
—Incorrect posture: The first several years of a child’s life are the most important in developing the spine, yet it is very easy to develop bad habits in those years that will contribute to a lifetime of discomfort. Misalignments can result from slouching and poor posture as well as using computers, wearing backpacks and playing sports.
—Asthma: This is another increasingly common health issue for kids, but one that can be addressed by a chiropractor for kids. Correcting a subluxation (a misalignment of bones along the spine) enhances the performance of the nervous system, which in turn controls the diaphragm and lungs and makes breathing far easier.
—Colic: This most common infant issues can be treated with spinal manipulation by a chiropractor. One recent study indicated that babies treated by a chiropractor enjoyed a 67 percent drop in crying while those who were treated with anti-gas medication experienced a 38 percent drop in crying.
—Bedwetting: Most children wet the bed for the first few years of life, but by the age of 4 to 5 years old, most children should be able to establish proper bladder control. The traditional chiropractic approach to treating the child who is a bed-wetter is to adjust the spine, usually in the area of the lumbar spine or sacrum.
—Ear Infections: Ear aches and infections are very common in young children. Adjustments are a non medicated approach to helping children.
A few more areas that chiropractic care can help children in are:
- ADHD & Autism
- Common Cold
- Growing pains
- Birthing Trauma
- Sports injuries (like Little League Elbow)