Pediatric chiropractic is safe, gentle, and effective and helps your child’s body to function optimally. Infants and children have nervous and immune systems too! If there’s stress in these systems, the body cannot be completely well. Many parents choose to have their children checked by a qualified chiropractor for nervous and immune system stress. You might ask, “How can a newborn or child have stress?!”
NEWBORNS & INFANTS
A baby’s nervous and immune systems can acquire stress from being mal-positioned in the womb or even from the birthing process itself. Whether it’s a natural birth or one with interventions (drugs, cesarean section, vacuum, forceps), labor and delivery can cause stress in the spine and nervous system. The resulting imbalance in baby’s spine can cause various health challenges:
- Ear infections
- Sleeping difficulties
- Digestive difficulties
Your pediatric chiropractor can alleviate this stress in your baby’s body, allowing health challenges to become unnecessary.
Other important milestones for chiropractic check-ups:
- Lifting the head
- Rolling over
Older children experience stress in their nervous and immune systems, which can be triggered by:
- Major and minor falls
- Student posture (heavy backpacks, prolonged sitting, looking down at electronics)
- Unhealthy food & drink
- Emotional & environmental stress
Some common manifestations of nervous system stress in older children:
- Behavior issues
- Learning disabilities
- Recurrent colds
Gentle fingertip pressure is all that is necessary to balance infants and children. Kiddos often enjoy adjustments and look forward to follow-up visits. Follow-up visits may be necessary to ensure your child’s nervous and immune systems stay strong.
For more information on chiropractic care in childhood, please visit the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.