Pediatric Chiropractic Services
Labor is not only traumatic for mom, but also for the new born baby coming into the world. Irritation to a young person's body can begin in-utero. The position of a baby in the uterus, as well as during delivery (natural or cesarean) can create a great deal of stress on the body. A normal and healthy birth can even induce 40-50 pounds of pressure on a newborn's neck and spine. Chiropractic care is a safe, effective health resource for children of all ages that can relieve pain, correct neuromusculoskeletal conditions and optimize health.
Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked right away. As the infant grows, learning to hold up the head, sit, crawl and walk are all activities that affect spinal alignment and are important times to have a child examined by a Doctor of Chiropractic.
Chiropractic care has been shown to help with a variety of childhood conditions, including: ear infections, infantile colic, sleep disturbances, difficulty breast feeding, spitting up, constipation, diarrhea and asthma. With chiropractic care the immune system functions more efficiently, resistance to disease increases, and your child’s body functions more efficiently. Your child can respond to internal and external environmental stresses such as germs, changes in temperature, humidity, toxins, pollen and all the other stresses he/she comes in contact with more efficiently.
Although children with diseases are often brought to the chiropractor, the chiropractor is not treating their diseases but is instead freeing them of spinal resistrction, thus permitting their body’s natural healing potential to function at its best.