There are many reasons why children receive chiropractic care. Most of all, children receive chiropractic care to reach their optimum health and life potential. The are truly just small and more active versions of US. Prevention is the key here finding misalignments before they cause trouble, but sometimes after as you'll see common childhood symptoms such as colic, growing pains, asthma, bedwetting, ....... and the list goes on.
The chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to suit a child's size, weight and unique spinal condition. They are both gentle and specific to the child's developing spinal structures. On a newborn, the adjustment is as light as a finger touch, 2 years old like the tapping of a finger, 10 years old the pressure of kneading dough for pizza. Some of the more specific reasons your child should be under chiropractic care are as follows:
The Birthing Process: Many spinal problems seen in adults begin as early as birth. Even so called "natural" birthing methods can stress a developing spine. Think of how much stress mom was in during labor then magnify that by 15 times as thats the size ratio of your baby, really it's a big deal. Imagine if you had to go through the birthing process now as an adult how much stress that would place on your spine and nerve system.
Child Development: During infancy, learning to hold the head up, sit, crawl, and walk are all activities that affect spinal alignment, and are important times to have your child checked by a Chiropractor, like our specifically trained in pediatrics. Also, as your child begins to participate in regular childhood activities, small yet significant spinal misalignments (subluxations) may occur. If neglected, these impairments may lead to more serious problems later in life. As they say...."as the twig is bent, so grows the tree"
Bumps and Falls: One of the most common reasons parents seek care for their child is trauma; a fall or injury of some sort. These spinal dysfunctions may or may not result in immediate pain or symptoms, most don't. Regular chiropractic check-ups can help identify spinal dysfunction from these traumas and early correction will help you avoid many of the health complaints seen later in adulthood.
Common Conditions we see in our practice: Most parents seek care for conditions because they have heard from other parents that Chiropractic Care helps! Some of the conditions we treat in our practice are:
- Ear Infections
- Digestive Disturbances
- Weak Immune Systems
- Nursing difficulties
- Sleep disturbances
- Bed wetting
- Growing Pains
- Learning problems
- Behavioral problems
- Visual problems
- Spinal Curvatures
and the list goes on..... Just ask? We've probably helped with it!
To schedule an appointment for your child's first check-up with our excellent pediatric doctors, please contact our office in Overland Park or Downtown Lee's Summit at 913.643.1771
*Members of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association(R)