Why do kids need Chiropractic care?
Chiropractic is not just for adults. Today’s birthing procedures can put tremendous pressures on a child’s spine. While injuries from forceps deliveries may be less common today, vacuum extraction and eager hands can do even more damage by pulling, forcing and twisting the baby’s young spine.
When bones in the spine become misaligned, called subluxations, nerve tension can result. Without the language to express it, many newborns experience colic, unexplained crying, lack of appetite, frequent ear infections, feeding difficulties or other signs of poor health.
Later, regular chiropractic checkups are helpful to monitor spinal development as infants sit upright, support their heads, learn to crawl and take their first steps. Many experts believe that uncorrected spinal problems during these early stages can cause the chronic, stubborn subluxations seen in adults.
How can I tell if my child needs an adjustment?
There are not always obvious signs, so it is important to get them checked. However, common indicators include the head constantly being tipped to one side, decreased range of motion, disturbed sleep patterns, bed-wetting, flattened head, colic, and many other things. If a subluxation is found, a gentle adjustment is given. With no more pressure than a weight of a dime, nerve-compromising subluxations can be reduced.
As you make decisions about your baby’s health care and are faced with the issues of antibiotics, vaccinations and the increasing use of behavioral drugs, consult with your chiropractor. Seek accurate information and make an informed choice.
Most importantly, make sure your child has the best chance to GROW and THRIVE by having a nervous system free of subluxations.
The care you choose to give your child is one of the most important choices you can make as a parent, if you have any questions please feel free to call the office and speak to Dr. Jinna Mann at 214-276-6700.