Pediatrics and Children

How do kids relate to Chiropractic?  

Children stand to receive the greatest benefit from chiropractic, simply because the Vertebral Subluxation Complex in their spine has not had the chance to cause as much permanent degeneration as compared to an adult.  What parent doesn't want the best for their child?  Nerve pressure has been linked to all forms of dysfunction and disease, starting in childhood.  Give your child the gift of health they deserve!  By starting children under chiropractic care, you are ensuring their body has the opportunity to reach it's full potential. WHY NOT?!  The nervous system controls ALL Functions in the body.  That is why so many kids have been helped in our office.

Major or Minor traumas to a child's spine may not show up for decades.  If it is detected early as a child, the child has the ability to grow up with a properly working nervous system and be as healthy as possible.

Often, the first trauma to the spine occurs at birth in the form of Traumatic Birth Syndrome. This occurs as a result of the birthing process and, as documented in research, can result in injury to the spine and nervous system known as the Traumatic Birth Syndrome.

The effects of the Vertebral Subluxation Complex which occur later in life, often stem from
problems that could have been avoided as a child.

Our office is dedicated to advancing public awareness and attainment of the chiropractic family wellness lifestyle.

Chiropractic care for children offers your family a solid foundation for wellness. Throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood, the chiropractic lifestyle offers choices and benefits for your greater health and well-being.

A great resource for information on children and Chiropractic is the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.  We encourage you to visit their site to learn more.

Why Should Children Have Chiropractic Care?

More and more parents are seeking chiropractic care for their children.  Many spinal problems seen in adults began as early as birth. Even so called 'natural' birthing methods can stress an infant's spine and developing nerve system. The resulting irritation to the nerve system caused by spinal and cranial misalignment can be the cause of many newborn health complaints. Colic, breathing problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions and chronic infections can often be traced to nerve system stress.

Since significant spinal and cranial trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked in our office right after birth. As the infant grows, learning to hold up the head, sitting, crawling and initial walking stages are all times in spinal development where injury may occur and therefore spinal alignment can be adversely affected. These are therefore critical times to have a child checked by a Doctor of Chiropractic.

As the child begins to participate in regular childhood activities like skating or riding a bike
and experiences traumas associated with these activities, small yet significant spinal
misalignments (subluxations) may occur. If neglected, the injuries during this period of rapid growth may 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.

One of the most common reasons parents seek care for their child is trauma from an injury of some sort. These misalignments may or may not result in immediate pain or symptoms. Regular chiropractic checkups can identify potential spinal injury from these traumas, make the correction early in life and help avoid many of the health complaints seen later in adults. Proper spinal hygiene is an important key to better health.

Another sought out reason for care is the resolution of a particular symptom or condition. Parents seek care for conditions such as colic, ear infections, asthma, allergies and headaches (to name a few) because they have heard from other parents that chiropractic care can help.

It is important to understand that the doctor of chiropractic does not treat conditions or diseases. The expertise of the chiropractor is in checking the child’s spine for misalignments that impair nervous system function therefore affecting overall body function. The bones of the spine, the vertebrae, house and protect the spinal cord. The spinal cord is an extension of the brain and carries information from the brain to the body parts and back to the brain again. Subluxations interfere with the nerves’ ability to transmit this vital information.

The nerve system controls and coordinates the function of all the systems in the body:
circulatory, respiratory, digestive, hormonal, eliminative and immune system. Any aspect of health may be impaired by nerve interference. The chiropractic adjustment restores nerve system function allowing the body the ability to express a greater state of health and well-being.

In our office we will take a case history and perform a detailed chiropractic exam to determine if spinal subluxations exist. Chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to fit a child's size, weight, and unique spinal condition. They are both gentle and specific to the child’s developing spinal structures. Most parents report that their children enjoy their chiropractic adjustments and look forward to subsequent visits in our office which is set up to be very family friendly.  The environment in our office is set to create a positive, fun and healthy experience for families to get healthier in.  Parents also report that their children experience a much greater level of health while under regular chiropractic care.

To enhance your child’s ability to function in a greater state of health, we are here to help you and are dedicated to serving children with the utmost of care. Once your family has experienced the many benefits of chiropractic care—please help us tell others!