Chiropractic care involves the adjustment of the spine to allow for proper functioning of the human body via the nervous system and is considered by many to be an important part of maintaining optimal health for both adults and children. Regular chiropractic care paired with necessary paediatric care, can improve the health of your developing child. However, many parents voice their concerns regarding the level of force that is used in chiropractic care for children.
Chiropractic care for children does not use the same level of force used for adult chiropractic care but instead uses gentle and smooth adjustments that result in no discomfort for the child. Some adjustments for children are as simple as keeping pressure in one specific area. Adjustments for children are pain free, remove nerve interference and stimulate the immune system, enhancing the child’s overall health.
It all begins with a simple chat about your child’s medical history and any ongoing or persistent problems they might be experiencing. Physical stress may start in the womb if a baby rests in a distorted or twisted position. Traumatic or diﬃcult births can also result in great stress to an infant’s skull, spinal column or pelvis. Unless children are diagnosed with specific problems it can be difficult to identify if your child is in need of chiropractic adjustments. Conditions such as regular ear aches, sore throats and colds, colic, asthma, headaches, ADHD and more can be connected to spinal problems in children. Other signs include disturbed sleeping patterns, restricted head or neck movements and misalignment of shoulders.
It is essential to remember that chiropractors do not treat illness, they identify and remove subluxations that interfere with the body’s nervous system. When the nervous system is free from these interferences it can function more efficiently, defend itself against disease and improve overall health. Here at Optimal Chiro we can provide you with more information on how chiropractic care can be of benefit to your child.