Infant and Pediatric Chiropractic Care
Many parents are still only learning about the benefits of chiropractic care for their children. The fact is, infants and children have been under chiropractic care for over 100 years, since the beginning of chiropractic. Chiropractic care is an integral part of the natural and healthy spinal and neurological development in children. Considering the huge amount of physical, emotional and chemical stresses that children are encountered with today, chiropractic should be part of your family’s wellness model.
Many parents are using chiropractic care for their children’s health and well being. Those parents choose chiropractic care for a multitude of reasons. Some of the most common reasons parents seek out our office for care are:
- Trouble sleeping
- Colic/Digestive Disturbance
- Falls or accidents
- Sports injuries
- Trouble breastfeeding
- Traumatic birth (Cesarean Sections, Vacuum Extraction, Forceps Delivery, Prolonged labor, etc.)
- Not crawling or using an awkward gate with movement
- Trouble concentrating or sensory processing issues
- Scoliosis or spinal curvature
- Wellness Care
As you can see, there are many reasons people walk in our doors, and there are many more that are not listed; these are just the most common that we currently see. For many, there is great confusion in how and why chiropractic care would be a model to use for these, and other, symptoms. The answer is simple: the nervous system. The nervous system controls and coordinates every function in the body, from breathing to digesting, and chiropractic care influences the nervous system expression through adjusting the spine and associated structures. Stresses on a child’s body from chemicals, emotional stress or physical trauma can cause the body to become out of balance, not run efficiently and create dis-ease and subsequently ill health. If the body is in balance, and the nervous system is under optimum function, the body can heal. Innate, healing is what chiropractic is all about. We take away the obstructions to natural healing through our care and aid you in regaining your health no matter what your symptom is. In fact, chiropractic is not treating any specific symptom at all, it is addressing your body’s innate ability to heal so you, or your child, can return to a healthy, happy state. This is also why there isn’t a definitive end of the things we can see in our office. When your nervous system controls EVERYTHING then there is no limitation on how and what your body can heal when it is working better.
But is it safe? Chiropractic care for children is extremely safe. There have been numerous studies and satisfaction surveys done that show chiropractic care is one of the safest forms of healthcare available. Here is a great page to see a list of surveys and studies on the satisfaction, cost and safety of chiropractic care for children.
But, just like any intervention, it is always best to seek out the most highly trained and qualified chiropractor for your child.The doctors of Vital Chiropractic have hundreds of additional post-graduate hours in caring for infants and children and we recognize the delicate nature of chiropractic care, especially in children with special needs and circumstances. We are highly trained and experienced in taking care of infants and children at Vital Chiropractic.