Children & Chiropractic Care

child-chiropractic-careThere are many reasons why children receive chiropractic care. Most of all, children receive chiropractic care to reach their optimum health and life potential. They are truly just small and more active versions of us. Prevention is the key here finding misalignments before they cause trouble, but sometimes after you'll see common childhood symptoms such as colic, growing pains, asthma, and bedwetting.

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 spine. 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. 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, and 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 nervous 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 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 & Falls: One of the most common reasons parents seek care for their children is trauma; a fall or injury. 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:

  • Colic 
  • Ear Infections 
  • Allergies
  • Headaches
  • Digestive Disturbances
  • Weak Immune Systems
  • Nursing difficulties
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Bed wetting
  • Growing Pains
  • Dizziness
  • Learning problems
  • Behavioral problems
  • Visual problems
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Curvatures
  • and the list goes on...

 

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Overland Park, KS 66209 
Phone:913.643.1771

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Lee's Summit, MO 64063 
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