Today we find more and more parents bringing their children to Doctors of Chiropractic for spinal check-ups. Many patients ask, “why would I take my child to the chiropractor, what could be wrong with my child’s spine?”
Anything from a traumatic birth, which has become a progressively invasive procedure, to the daily slips and falls in the early months and years of a child’s development, can upset the normal functioning of the spine and produce a vast amount of issues. Various sources can include birth canal trauma, falls, automobile accidents, excessive motion, unsupported head and neck motion and even emotional issues, like fear and anxiety, can lead to dangerous stressors causing interference in a child’s spine.
Something as simple as the activity of learning to walk causes countless simple falls that can induce trauma to young a child’s head, neck, and spine. An extensive amount of resources support pediatric chiropractic and acupuncture care as a gentle and effective way to help children deal with conditions like colic, asthma, ear infections, sleeping issues, digestive issues, poor immunity, headaches, good neural plasticity and much more. That’s right, infants and young children can get nerve irritation and nerve pressure as well. Extremely gentle chiropractic adjustments will lead to a much healthier baby, optimal functionality, and proper development.
The second question we often hear is “how does a chiropractor adjust an infant or young child’s spine? Dr. Cody Elledge, in Oklahoma City, will conduct a thorough evaluation of your child’s spine and physical condition. After a complete examination of the young developing spine, Dr. Elledge will use very gentle, modern techniques to treat any involved spinal areas. This ensures the nervous system has every opportunity to communicate clearly and work effectively, thus allowing young bodies to re-create order and coordinate proper healing.
The clinical picture ranges from central motor impairment and development (sleeplessness, seizures, inability to focus), through impairments of regulatory systems (vomiting, digestive, acid reflux, and elimination problems), to lower resistance to pathogens, especially to ear-nose-and-throat infections. If you child has unidentified spinal nerve interference, they may live with continued sickness and imbalance, let chiropractic keep your family healthy, with a natural and drug-free approach. Chiropractic has an excellent safety record when performing pediatric adjustments. For over 100 years there have been almost no adverse reactions involving children and chiropractic care. Chiropractic and acupressure are a very safe and drug-free way to keep your child healthy and allow them to develop a healthy and fully functioning nervous system.
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