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Child Chiropractic: The Natural and Preventative Solution

“Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession,” George Washington.

Being a parent nowadays is beyond a full-time job! With so many decisions, a parent has to wisely choose whom to trust. But one thing is for certain; all parents want to provide the best life for their children.

As 21st century parents are seeking more natural and preventative solutions for their children, the demand for chiropractic care is steadily increasing. This trend is occurring because parents and society, at large, are beginning to understand the benefits that chiropractic care has for all individuals.

For many years, adults and children were only advised to seek chiropractic for pain or spinal injuries. As times have changed, parents are taking a more proactive approach to their children’s overall health. Chiropractic treatment is becoming a much more common component of proactive health care. Children are not only seen when they are experiencing pain or discomfort, but for general wellness. Many have reported that everyday illnesses such as the common cold, fever, sore throats, various infections, and even allergies and asthma have been cured or have become less prominent in children who receive chiropractic. As well, improved sleep, ADD/ADHD, positive changes in behavior and mood have been reported.

When a child is evaluated by a chiropractor, the goal is to pinpoint and then eradicate pressure and stress on spinal nerves. The stress on a child’s nervous system can begin much earlier than expected. Being confined in a tight position in the developmental process, then the stress of the actual birthing process can be where the stress begins. Even a routine natural birth can still put stress and tension on the baby’s head, neck and shoulders. Then as the child develops, statistics show that on average a baby will fall over 2,000 times before the age of two. Although this stress often goes unnoticed by the child because there is no pain, it may still cause alignment issues, which over time will effect balanced muscle development and deviations within postural development. These unnoticed changes may cause a direct effect on the child’s nervous system, which is in charge of all functions and development. Regular visits can help alleviate these possibilities and support children in reaching their optimal health potential. Children themselves often truly enjoy receiving chiropractic care for the benefits as well. This is because when they are receiving spinal adjustments, chiropractors handle them differently than they do their adult patients. Because children are still growing and developing, their body takes to the chiropractic adjustment very well. The chiropractor is able to be much gentler and apply less pressure than when adult patients are being treated. Thus, alignment and corrections are made faster and easier.

Father with Son and Daughter on Tennis CourtAlthough chiropractors do not treat diseases or sicknesses, a child’s body can better communicate with their nervous system and healing will inevitably be promoted as any and all spinal stresses are relieved. The immune system will function at optimal levels, thereby increasing resistance to illnesses, toxins, and in many cases, negative emotions. Generally speaking, regular chiropractic care lays a stable groundwork for wellness. This makes for an overall healthier, happier child who will inevitably grow into a healthier, happier adult.

“If you’re proactive, you don’t have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own,” Steven Covey.