You may ask, “Why does my child need chiropractic care?”
Parents do not question the importance of regular checkups for their child’s teeth, hearing, eyes and ears, but don’t often consider the importance of a spinal checkup, even parents who are under chirporactic care themselves.
Your child’s spine is his/her lifeline because running through it is the spinal cord, containing billions of nerve fibers that send messages from the brain to every part of their body. Blockage of nerves in the spinal column is usually caused by tiny fixations and misalignments of the spinal vertebrae that chiropractic calls “vertebral subluxations”.
If there is blockage of any of the nerves along the spinal cord, any nerve damage at all, then a state of “dis-ease” will develop. Dis-ease (a term that chiropractors and others have long used to scribe a state of disharmony in the body) will cause a generalized weakening of your child’s body, lowered resistance to disease, and consequent body malfunction and sickness.
Acute conditions may result from birth trauma, sports mishaps and accidental injury. Chiropractic care benefits children by correcting the spinal alignment to improve their overall health.
When vertebral joints are misaligned during birth or from a blow or fall, muscle tissue and nerves may also be affected. Spinal adjustment frees joints, restores motion and relieves nerve pressure, which may be the cause of additional problems.
Parents report successful treatment of many childhood health problems such as earache, sinus problems, muscle pain, neck and back pain and accident trauma. Chiropractic care for children as young as newborn babies is a safe, natural alternative treatment for infant colic and digestive disorders as well.
Chiropractic care is often more effective than traditional medical approaches for chronic earache and ear infections, chronic allergies, scoliosis and neck pain. Chronic migraines and headaches, sleep disorders and chronic digestive issues also respond well to spinal adjustments, which affect and repair interrupted neural pathways. Asthma and allergy symptoms may be effectively eliminated with regular chiropractic care.
Certain behavioral patterns and condition have also been lessened or alleviated by chiropractic care. Some of these include patterns of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety disorders, hyerpactivity patterns, and even bed-wetting conditions.
If your child suffers from a chronic condition, we urge you to schedule an appointment for a consultation with our office. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about chiropractic care for children. Please call (919) 658-0003 or contact us through our Contact Us page to request additional information.