Why Should Children Receive Chiropractic Care?
Some parents might be wondering why it would be necessary for their infant or young child needs to see a chiropractor, what could really be wrong with their back this early in their life? Well, the truth is that even a newborn can have subluxations in their spine and if these subluxations are not corrected early on, they can turn into much larger problems later on in life. The birthing process is probably the most physically traumatic event a baby goes through. Subsequently, throughout an infants early development their spine and nervous system are growing and developing at an alarming rate. As your baby learns to hold its head up, sit up, crawl, stand up, and walk it is important to ensure that their spinal health remains at its best for continued optimal health. Subluxations, which can occur during the birth process and throughout a baby’s early development, can lead to nervous system dysfunction and therefore a variety of health problems both in childhood and throughout their adult life. Allowing your child’s spine to be properly taken care of from an early age and regularly maintained allows them a better chance at optimal health and normal, proper development.
What Can Chiropractic Care Do for Your Child?
First of all, it is very important to realize that doctors of chiropractic do not cure diseases, only your body is capable of that. What chiropractors do is allow the body to function optimally and heal itself from the inside out. This is no different when it comes to children. Chiropractic care may serve to alleviate or prevent many conditions that can plague a child’s early life such as colic, ear infections, and behavioral problems. Regular chiropractic care may even help to prevent children developing conditions like asthma, allergies, headaches, ADHD, and scoliosis. In addition to proper nutrition from the start of life, chiropractic care can help strengthen your child’s immune system to protect them against chronic illness or infection.
Why are Parents Turning to Chiropractic?
According to this article from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) more parents are becoming concerned about the adverse effects many medical treatments are having on their children. Parents around the world are noticing the side effects of drugs and operations their children are having, and they are becoming concerned for the future health of their child. Parents are looking for more holistic approaches to their child’s health, including seeking nutritional advice and chiropractic care. Parents have always been primarily concerned with the safety of their child and they are asking more and more questions about what they are doing for their children to provide them with the best opportunity for true health that they possibly can. We have listed some great articles below that parents can read that help to explain what chiropractic can do for their child.