Are there benefits of Pediatric Chiropractic?
I (Emily) remember the first time a friend of mine told me that their mother brought them to get adjustments as a kid and I couldn’t understand why!
What could a child have possibly done to themselves to need a chiropractor? Are there benefits to having your children get adjusted regularly?
Let’s dig in!
The spine of a child goes through a lot of trauma from the very moment that they are born. You may not know this, but babies can be adjusted as old as a couple hours! Why?
See, before the end of a child’s second year of life, their neural development is at its highest. The neuroplasticity of a child’s nervous system remains highly influencable until age 16, whereby early experiences have enormous impact on lifelong health, behavior and learning. Ensuring a nervous system is free from interference during this early stage of development and optimizes potential health and the body’s ability to adapt to stress.
Some symptoms that regular chiropractic care can help bring correction to: Irritable baby, eczema, congestion, seizures, delayed milestones, ear infections, sleep difficulties, asthma, respiratory difficulties,diarrhea, hyperactivity, frequent illness, frequent colds, growing pains, poor concentration, sinus congestion, bed wetting, scoliosis, poor balance, night terrors, headaches, anxiety, digestive issues, depression, fatigue, hormone imbalance, and insomnia.
It is important to note that Chiropractors Do Not Treat Disease
“It’s most important to understand that chiropractic is not a treatment for disease. It’s purpose is to reduce spinal nerve stress, a serious and often painless condition most children (and adults) have in their bodies. Spinal nerve stress interferes with the proper functioning of the nervous system, can weaken internal organs and organ systems, lower resistance, reduce healing potential and set the stage for sickness and disorders of all kinds.
When a chiropractor frees the nervous system from spinal stress, the healing power of the body is unleashed: the immune system functions more efficiently, resistance to disease increases, and your child’s body functions more efficiently. Your child can respond to internal and external environmental stresses such as germs, changes in temperature, humidity, toxins, pollen and all the other stresses he/she comes in contact with more efficiently.
So although children with diseases are often brought to the chiropractor, the chiropractor is not treating their diseases but is instead freeing them of spinal nerve stress, thus permitting their body’s natural healing potential to function at its best.”*
So, as you can see, there are tremendous benefits from bringing your child to a chiropractor. It doesn’t just help a pain or injury get “better” it helps their body to function at its full ability!
We want for our kids to live a life full of fun and energy, but more than that, we don’t want them getting sick, and if you knew that you could help your child’s immune system, wouldn’t you?
For any other questions, or concerns please don’t hesitate to comment or send us an email!
In Good Health,
The Camarata Chiropractic Team