When we think of chiropractic care, taking your wee one in for an adjustment is most likely not the first thing that comes to mind. However, it may just be one of the best things you can do to ensure your child’s health and wellness. The reasoning is simple: whether you have an adult spine, or a child’s spine, if that spine is creating nerve distress, then our bodies are not operating or functioning as smoothly as we would prefer.
The nervous system is the controller of our body and if its communication channels become distorted or damaged then we are guaranteed all sorts of physical ailments. For babies and children, this may play out as asthma, colic or irritability, poor sleep quality, low energy, digestion issues, inability to concentrate and headaches. Just to name a few. The list really is endless. Regardless of what the end result or symptom may be, the only way to ensure optimal health is to lead the body back to being able to self-regulate and function at a peak level. Chiropractors spend years studying the nervous system to be able to detect and correct these ‘communication errors’ in the body. Simply put, the focus of chiropractic is to ensure that the nervous system has every opportunity to work efficiently and effectively.
Nerve irritations (vertebral subluxations) occur a lot more frequently than we may realize. They result from physical, chemical and emotional stresses such as bad posture, falls and injuries, unhealthy food choices, exposure to chemicals, dehydration and of course, stress. Subluxations may also occur at birth during extremely long labors, very quick labors, or forceps and cesarean deliveries.
If we consider just how often the little ones fall down, sleep poorly and uncomfortably, or twist ankles and wrists, there are many nerve irritations that can be dealt with at the chiropractor. It makes sense then why parents could benefit by having their child’s spine and nervous system assessed.
The benefits of taking your child to a chiropractor include: To encourage good brain and nerve development, to support overall health and wellbeing, to strengthen the child’s immune system, assist with colic and Irritable baby syndrome, and encourage good spinal posture. A happy, healthy baby equals a happier and less sleep deprived Mommy and Daddy! Good for all!!
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