Most people don’t think of getting chiropractic care for their newborn, but infancy and childhood are the most effective time in a person’s life to receive chiropractic adjustments.
Chiropractic and the Nervous System
Chiropractic adjustments aim to clear the interference in your nervous system caused by spinal misalignment. The nerve system controls all signals from your brain to the rest of your body; it controls and coordinates every other system, organ and cell. A well functioning nervous system frees the body to function and develop optimally.
Causes of Nervous System Interference
There are many causes of distributions of the nervous system in children, toddlers and even newborns.
One of the most physically stressful experiences a child has in his or her lifetime is the birthing process. Twisting, torquing, compression and tractioning of a child’s fragile spine occurs from the use of forceps, vacuums, doctor’s hands and even during cesarean delivery. All of this physical stress causes misalignments and distortions in the spine and nervous system.
Even a seemingly insignificant minor fall or accident can create stored trauma to the spine which can lead to problems as the child gets older.
Physical, chemical and emotional stressors can all lead to nerve interference. Environmental factors from home, school, parks or any other area your child visits can affect your child’s nervous system.
Diagnosing Nervous System Interference in Children
The best and safest way to determine if your child is suffering from nerve interference is to take them to a chiropractor who specializes in pediatrics. A trained pediatric chiropractor can use their hands or computer scans to diagnose any stored stress in the cranium, spine and nervous system.
Indicators of nerve interference in children also happen to be common problems that can stress parents who don’t know what is wrong with their little one. Things to watch for are:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Trouble breastfeeding
- Failure to thrive
- Difficulty crawling and walking
- Attention deficit
- Visual and auditory disturbances
- Prolonged or recurring illness
- Hormone imbalances
Is Chiropractic safe for kids?
Yes! River Falls Spine Chiropractic & Wellness specializes in performing chiropractic adjustments on children and the techniques we use are gentle and non-invasive. Each chiropractic adjustment is tailored to each individual child’s delicate and pliable spine with a very light amount of force.
The optimal time for a child’s first chiropractic check up is right after birth. The earlier nerve system interference is found and cleared, the better chance your child has to adapt to his/her new environment and grow and develop optimally from day one. If your child has never had a chiropractic check up, it is never too late to start. Book an appointment for your family today!
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