Our doctors work with newborns and older. Chiropractic Care for kids involves gentle spinal adjustments and stretches. 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, muscle tension or tongue ties. 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.
—Colic: This most common infant issues can be treated with gentle adjustments 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. We can also check for retained primitive reflexes, which can also contribute to bedwetting. If present, we can help integrate the reflexes through various exercises.
—Ear Infections: Ear aches and infections are very common in young children. The National Institute of Health states that 5 out of 6 children will have at least one ear infection by their 3rd birthday. That's saying that 83% of all kids will experience 1 or more ear infections by the time they are only 3 years old! Chiropractic adjustments are a non-medicated approach to help relieve symptoms and prevent future infections.
A few more areas that chiropractic care can help children in are:
• Growing pains
• Birthing Trauma
• Sports injuries (like Little League Elbow)
• Trouble Sleeping
The purpose of a chiropractic adjustment is to help to restore the normal functioning of the nervous system so the body can heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. Regular visits with a chiropractor for kids can lead to a better quality of life for children of all ages!