While many adults have experienced the numerous benefits of receiving regular chiropractic treatments, they may not have considered how a chiropractor could help their growing children in the same way.
Let’s explore some of the amazing health benefits of chiropractic care that your children, from infants to adolescents, can enjoy thanks to a visit at the chiropractor’s office!
Support Your Child’s Immune System
Children of all ages get sick constantly, in large part because their immune systems are still immature and haven’t developed to the point that they can fight off most germs. In addition, kids love crawling, putting foreign objects in their mouths, and licking their unwashed hands.
These increased risk factors for catching germs make it all the more essential that your child’s immune system receives all the support that it can get. That’s where chiropractic care comes in.
You see, the response of our immune system to a germ threat or other infection is activated by information received by neurotransmitters, which interact with the spinal column. However, the functionality of a nerve can be impeded (such as by a pinched nerve or even a slipped spinal disc). This causes not only nervous system issues but also hampers the effectiveness of your child’s immune system.
Chiropractic care focuses on correcting these issues, thereby freeing up the immune system to work at greater efficiency and keep your kids from getting sick, as well as recovering from any illnesses they do catch in less time!
Improve Your Child’s Sleep Hygiene
Everyone needs more sleep in their life, but grabbing ZZ’s is even more important for children, whose bodies are still growing and developing. That’s why establishing and maintaining healthy sleep patterns and overcoming sleep issues are so important for kiddos of all ages!
Unfortunately, the inherent fragility of a baby or small child’s body means they are likely to feel the effects of a misaligned spine, tightened muscles, nerve interference, localized stress in the body, or pressure on their joints, causing discomfort during sleep.
And that discomfort can lead to later bedtimes and more wake-ups during the night, less consistent sleep patterns, and more tiredness through their waking hours. Plus, every parent knows how poor sleep affects a kiddo’s behavior!
Give your child the gift of a good night’s sleep by taking him or her to a pediatric chiropractor. By correcting any spinal misalignments (also known as “subluxations”) or similar conditions through light adjustments, a chiropractor can reduce the discomfort your kiddo experiences during sleep, as well as provide pain relief and reduce stress, thus allowing for a sound sleep.
Better sleep means better growth, more energy during the day, and more happiness!
Experience Better Postpartum Recovery
Childbirth is beautiful, but it is also physically traumatic for both mother and baby. As a result of this physical trauma, a newborn baby may suffer from a variety of ailments, including torticollis (stiffness in the neck that makes it hard to turn the head), infantile scoliosis (crookedness in the spine), and even an underdeveloped digestive system that can lead to digestive issues in infancy.
As you can imagine, each of these conditions can cause your child great levels of discomfort and pain following birth. However, pediatric chiropractors specialize in care for infants and can use their gentle care methods to provide relief from pain and discomfort caused by birth trauma, such as neck adjustments for torticollis.
By alleviating the symptoms of your baby’s conditions through regular adjustments, a chiropractor can help your baby grow in a healthy manner during the postpartum recovery period.
Guide Your Child Toward Proper Growth
With the number of impacts and accidents they experience on a nearly daily basis, energetic and highly active kids certainly seem indestructible. However, taking a fall or sitting with poor posture now may not seem to hurt in the moment even as it secretly has a lasting impact on your child’s long-term musculoskeletal health.
Pediatric chiropractors can correct any emerging issues in your child’s spinal alignment, instruct your kiddo on proper posture, and otherwise provide health and wellness advice to put your child on the path toward healthy growth and development. Working on laying this foundation when children are still young is easier than trying to correct consequent problems that may not emerge for decades to come.
Even in infancy, children can experience pain or trauma that keeps them from growing to their fullest. For instance, a baby suffering from a spinal misalignment may have trouble latching during breastfeeding or may experience reflux. Each of these problems can make it difficult for your infant to get the sustenance necessary for healthy growth.
By correcting these infant spinal misalignments through extremely gentle and non-invasive adjustments, a children’s chiropractor can help relieve your baby’s discomfort and make it easier for him or her to feed properly and consume the food needed for proper growth.
Enhance Your Child’s Flexibility and Mobility
Related to the point above, pediatric chiropractors are great at instructing younger patients about the proper way to sit, stand, walk, and otherwise carry themselves in a way that supports the spine and joints rather than putting excess pressure on them.
In addition, a chiropractor can teach your child how to perform stretches for greater flexibility, as well as provide at-home exercises for enhancing mobility even between chiropractic appointments. The more flexible a child is, the more he or she can have fun playing with friends and participating in sports and games while also resisting injury while enjoying a robust childhood full of healthy physical activity.
Contact Deep Roots Chiropractic Health Center to Schedule an Appointment Today
Nowadays, many parents are seeking regular chiropractic adjustments for their children, from infants to teenagers. At Deep Roots Chiropractic Health Center, we provide care for children of all ages. Our expert team can create a treatment plan that will address whatever subluxations or similar issues that your child is experiencing.
If you want your child to enjoy any of the incredible benefits described above, or if you would simply like your child to begin receiving regular chiropractic care, contact Deep Roots Chiropractic Health Center today to schedule a chiropractic visit and learn how we can set you on the path toward total wellness!