Paediatric Chiropractic Care
When should a parent seek pediatric chiropractic care for their child?
Parents often seek out the help of a chiropractor when there is injury or symptom the child is suffering from. These can occur during birth or later in the child’s life.
Some common health complaints of children that are often caused by a misalignment of the spine include…
- Breathing problems
- Difficulty nursing
- Difficulty sleeping
- Chronic infections, particularly ear infections
Even everyday activities like bike riding, skateboarding, and climbing the monkey bars can cause small misalignments (subluxations) to occur. Children are constantly falling down, exploring, and taking risks. Although subtle, these subluxations can cause significant problems if left unchecked. How?
Even the smallest misalignment can interrupt the natural, healthy flow of information from the neck and spinal cord to the rest of the body, all the way down to the fingers and toes. While our neck’s nerves and muscles are responsible for the movement of our appendages, our spine acts as a protective covering for our nervous system. And it is the nervous system that controls the healthy functioning of the body.
Because these misalignments usually don’t cause pain or other symptoms from the onset, they will go unnoticed unless a thorough exam is conducted by a certified chiropractor. Pediatric chiropractic care will fix the problems right from the start and avoid unnecessary pain and discomfort later in life, while encouraging good posture and overall spinal health.