One of the greatest responsibilities as a parent is ensuring that your child is healthy. You make decisions about the food they eat, the schools they go to, etc. You take your kids to their annual checkups with your pediatrician, dental appointments, etc. But what a lot of parents fail to do is take their kids to get checked by a chiropractor.
Chiropractic is for just as beneficial for children as it is for adults! There are 3 reasons you should be bringing your children to see a chiropractor
Treatment for symptoms: Adults typically seek out chiropractic because they are experiencing pain that is preventing them from living their lives the way they want to. However, children usually do not complain of pain, or if they do it is not taken seriously. For example, a baby may be fussy or may have trouble sleeping. Or your child may be suffering from ear infections, bed wetting, etc. These are symptoms that could be related to developmental issues that can be helped or prevented by a chiropractor.
Regular Checkups: You take your kids to their pediatrician regularly, and you should do the same with your chiropractor. A chiropractic checkup focused on checking the structure and function of the spine and cranium. A child’s spine grows 50% in the first year of their life, and a chiropractor can make sure that the spine is growing properly!
Newborn Evaluation: It is extremely important to get your newborn to a chiropractor following the birth process. The delivery process can be taxing on both the mother and the newborn. Your baby’s neck and cranium can be severely affected by the forces and stressed involved with the labor process. A chiropractor can check you and your baby to make sure everything is in line!
As a chiropractor, I am trained to find and adjust problems in the nervous system. We call these problems or misalignments subluxations. Improper movement of the spine interfere with the function of your nervous system. And for children this can severely affect development.
Many parents and even some pediatricians have expressed concern over the safety of chiropractic adjustments for children. I can assure you that chiropractic is extremely safe for babies and children. I have even had babies fall asleep during their visits because the adjustments are so gentle!
Having your children checked and adjusted by a chiropractor regularly will help keep their nervous system free of interference and help to keep them healthy. So come on in and bring your kids with you!