How Your Child Can Benefit From Pediatric Chiropractors
If you’ve had a chiropractic adjustment in the past, you know how effective it can be. But did you know that chiropractic care isn’t just reserved for adults? In fact, pediatric chiropractors have been caring for children for more than 100 years, according to an article by Pathways to Family Wellness.
This natural, effective form of treatment provides long-lasting relief in a safe manner.
Reasons to Take a Child for Chiropractic Care
So why would children benefit from seeing a chiropractor? Let’s go all the way back to when a child is born. When newborns deal with colic, reflux, breastfeeding difficulties, sleep disturbances and chronic infections, they can often be traced to nervous system irritation caused by spinal and cranial misalignment, as mentioned in the piece.
They’re all reasons why many parents choose to have their newborn’s spine checked soon after birth. The spinal challenges don’t end there though. From learning to hold up the head, to sitting upright, to crawling and walking, these are all activities affected by spinal alignment. Therefore, it’s imperative to have your child looked at by a chiropractor during the time these developmental milestones are reached.
As children become older, factors such as sports injuries, falls, playground bumps and more come into play. And don’t forget about those heavy backpacks and the amount of time they sit in the classroom. All of these add up to physical stresses to the growing child’s spine and nervous system.
A Pain-Free Experience for your Child
At Northern Nevada Chiropractic, we are committed to ensuring your child’s safety and well-being. That means we always conduct a thorough history of their health and complaints even before we get started looking at their spine.
It’s important to note that chiropractic care is personalized to the individual and their spine. So, as parents, you can rest assured that the doctors at our wellness clinic provide gentle, pain-free adjustments that will best help your son or daughter.
For infants and younger children, spinal misalignments can often be corrected with light fingertip pressure. Parents are amazed when we tell them that such minimal pressure is more than sufficient to restore mobility to spinal joints, leading to proper functioning of your child’s nervous system.
A Safe Solution
As stated in the article, Pathways to Family Wellness, “A recent study done by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) in the United States, Canada, and Europe showed that only a few children (out of more than 10,000 visits) experienced minor discomfort and fussiness. The remaining children in the study had no adverse reactions to the adjustment. These preliminary data tells us that chiropractic care for children may be one of the safest forms of health care available. Australian ICPA chiropractors will be participating in a similar study as well.”
Our Reno chiropractors recommend that chiropractic care be part of your child’s yearly medical routine. After all, there’s no preventative medicine quite like chiropractic. Think of it this way: the job of a chiropractor is to remove a body’s roadblocks that interfere with the natural healing power. Once the spine is adjusted and those roadblocks are removed, that innate healing power becomes available again.
Since the spine is connected to the rest of the body’s organs through arteries and nerves, we encourage parents to bring their children in for a number of conditions: colds, ear infections, fevers, colic, asthma, tonsillitis, allergies, bed-wetting, infections and more.
Northern Nevada Chiropractic is proud to offer both lumbar and cervical spinal decompression for children. Whether your child could possibly benefit from these or a simple chiropractic adjustment, contact us today.