As a parent, you might wonder why your child would need chiropractic care. Is it safe? Will this be a positive experience for my child? Who should I go to?
Infant’s and children’s development depends on their nervous systems. Their bodies are growing and changing at a rapid rate. A child encounters many physical stresses during their growing years, from the in-uterine constraints, the birth process, their developmental milestones (learning to sit, crawl and walk), then with the falls and injuries that children have during playtime and sports, even the stress of sitting in the classroom for hours a day can contribute.
Chiropractors focus on optimal nerve flow and they have been caring for children for more than 100 years. This is not a new issue. Parents who utilize chiropractic care understand that, because it isn’t often that they bring their infants and children in for musculoskeletal problems. It is usually because one parent talked to another parent and found out that chiropractic worked for their child’s problem. In fact, there are a wide range of things that parents utilize chiropractic for, such as: sleep issues, breastfeeding problems, torticollis, recurrent ear infections, persistent colds and sore throats, colic / reflux, asthma, scoliosis, headaches, bedwetting, constipation, growing pains and ADHD. Some parents even bring their children in after a fall or injury.
There was a ground breaking study on the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care for children that found that chiropractic care is safe and that parents reported three unexpected improvements with their child’s care: 1. Improved sleeping; 2. Improved behavior and attitude; 3. Improved immune system function.
Kids love to get adjusted! Most kids ask their parents to bring them back. Children’s bodies heal quickly due to their strong recuperative powers. A child will begin to feel better and his body will begin to renew and revive itself. They just get it!