NNC’s Pediatric Chiropractor, Dr. Nelson creates treatment plans to fit a child’s size, weight, and unique spinal condition. Her adjustments are both gentle and specific to the child’s developing spinal structures. Dr. Nelson is certified through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and works to ensure proper spinal development and alignment of Northern Nevada Chiropractic youngest patients.
Chiropractic for Kids Ensures a Healthy Pattern of Growth
From birth through puberty the human body goes through massive growth and changes – more than any other time in life. A healthy spine in a child is not something that should be taken for granted, or ignored. Chiropractic for kids helps ensure proper alignment through all those critical growth milestones. It can also help with common childhood issues like bed wetting.
When a baby is born significant spinal trauma can occur. There is so much pressure on that tiny body as it comes into the world. For this reason, many parents have their newborns checked right away. As babies grow and start learning to hold their heads, sit, crawl and then walk, they are using their spine. Spinal alignment in babies is critical to ensure proper growth and to prevent any injuries as the child ages and becomes more adventurous.
Chiropractic for Kids as They Age
Pediatric chiropractic becomes even more essential as a child ages. They start to do normal childhood activities like riding a bike, skating, sports, etc. and these can result in small but significant spinal misalignments. If these spinal misalignments are neglected in childhood where we see the most rapid period of growth in a person’s life, they can lead to more serious problems later in life. Subtle trauma throughout childhood will affect the future development of the spine leading to impaired nervous system function. Any interference to the vital nerve system will adversely affect the body’s ability to function at its best.
Why you should consider chiropractic care for your child
Make chiropractic care for your child a part of their normal healthcare routine. Chiropractic ensures healthy alignment of the spine throughout a child’s critical years of growth.
Dr. Nelson discusses chiropractic care for babies with KOLO TV
In this video, Dr. Nelson talks with KOLO Mom’s Everyday about how chiropractic care can help babies and their development. Regardless of the birthing experience, it can be traumatic for baby. Chiropractic care for babies is less about pain management and more about the health of the nervous system and proper function of the muscular skeletal system. Once these are in-line, it allows for optimal development.
When Should your Baby Should See a Chiropractor?
Dr. Nelson discusses the most common conditions baby’s experience that can be helped with pediatric chiropractic care. First is breastfeeding. If you notice your baby has a preference for one direction vs. the other, make an appointment for your baby to be seen. Also if you notice some asymmetry in the head, it is good to get that evaluated by a pediatric chiropractor. If you baby only rolls to one direction or crawls with one leg hiked up or “butt scoots”, those can be indications of a problem with cross body movement. All things that we can treat at Northern Nevada Chiropractic.
Hear from some of the patients of Northern Nevada Chiropractic.