Chiropractic treatment isn’t just for adults. Kids may need Chiropractic treatment too!
Have you ever thought about how many times kids might fall down, hit their heads or bounce across the ground with absolutely no grace or subtlety whatsoever? Or even looking back further in their young lives, the birthing process alone is traumatic to a baby’s body.
During childbirth the baby’s head is twisted and rotated which may cause the small bones in the neck and spine to shift out of alignment. These are exactly the kind of things that could cause vertebral subluxations - jamming or mis-alignments of the spinal vertebrae. Vertebral subluxations in infants and children may be related to many common health problems.
This interference in your child's nervous system is what chiropractors refer to as a vertebral subluxation -small misalignments of the bones of the spine pinching delicate nerves.
How does your baby's spine lose its natural alignment?
Vertebral subluxations have many causes. The major cause of most is actually the process of being brought into the world. For an infant, it can be very stressful. Subluxations associated with birth trauma can cause hyperactivity, lowered resistance as well as signs of "central motor impairment." A spinal check-up after birth is recommended for a healthy spine and immune system.
As a matter of fact, certain hospitals in Australia are having chiropractic doctors check infant spines immediately after delivery to ensure healthy spine and nervous systems, free from subluxations
- – The inner ear canal in infants and young children is more horizontal than that of an adult so fluid can easily build up in the middle ear and cause pain and inflammation. Gentle adjustment of the upper neck vertebrae can assist drainage of fluid and stop pain.
-When the vertebrae in the neck are out of alignment they can affect circulation and brain chemistry. It’s always a great idea to check with a Chiropractor to find out what kind of state your child’s spine is in before relying on a medication that may have harmful side effects.
- Bed Wetting (Nocturnal Enuresis) – Research shows that if the lower lumbar or pelvic bones are jammed up or out of alignment this can be a physiological cause of bedwetting. Chiropractic adjustments can correct the alignment and alleviate the problem.
- Scoliosis – 5% of children aged 10-14 years of age experience a lateral curvature of the spine which is more commonly referred to as Scoliosis. Scoliosis can cause back pain, headaches and other posture related disorders and in severe cases can affect the lungs and heart. Chiropractic treatment has been proven to help prevent many of the symptoms related to Scoliosis and also prevent worsening of the curve. Early detection is key!
- And much more...
At Creative Healing Chiropractic we have state of the art equipment to help check your infant or child and evaluate any possible health risks and create a personalized program to make sure they continue to grow healthy and strong.