Chiropractic care for infants and children has been a long-standing presence in the chiropractic field. Research has shown that chiropractic care is just as effective for children as it is for adults.
Reducing nerve communication can cause things from central motor impairment to lower the resistance to infections, especially in the ear, nose, and throat. Chiropractic care can help alleviate these types of problems often seen in children.
1. Learning and Brain Development
Chiropractic care can maximize a child’s neural plasticity, or the brain’s ability to cognitively function and manage tasks, called neuroplasticity. The brain must form new neural connections over time, like when learning to walk, talk, read, and learn a new subject. Brain neuroplasticity is always in our lives. Even as adults, we learn new things and take on new hobbies. Adapting ourselves to new situations and processing new information results in new ways of thinking. We can never stop learning!
Regular chiropractic care can positively affect your ability to learn new things. Chiropractic can help your body and mind function, creating optimal healing.
2. Enhance a child’s wellbeing
Chiropractic care isn’t just healing aches and pains. It also promotes overall wellness and injury prevention. Because the human body is a complex system of muscles, bones, nerves, tissue, and organs, it connects to your nervous system.
Proper alignment of the spine and joints can encourage the brain to release endorphins promoting health and wellness within your nervous system.
3. Strengthen your child’s immune system
By strengthening your child’s immune system and reducing the incidence of colds, ear aches, and general illness, nerves from the spinal cord which control gut mobility and function can be impaired by subluxation. Regular visits to the chiropractor can help relieve subluxations and make it easier for your child to be active and pain-free.
4. Help with colic
Colic or irritable baby syndrome is when an overall healthy baby cries or frequently fusses for no apparent reason. Defined as crying for more than 3 hours a day, something there’s nothing you can do to relieve your child’s crying. Managing colic can add more stress to a parent’s already stressful day.
Chiropractic adjustments for infants can significantly improve colic symptoms. You can feel comfortable using natural treatment methods for your newborn and babies.
5. Asthma, Allergies, and Breathing difficulties
Allergies are an exaggerated response by the immune system to foreign substances. A child with allergies often immune system responds to pollen, dander, dust, or foods.
Misalignments in people who have asthma are common in the upper back. This can lead to shortness of breath and a short circuit between the brain and the muscles.
Chiropractic care can help repair these misalignments, which may help with some underlying issues related to complications from asthma and allergies.
6. Improve s spinal posture
Good posture is more than sitting up straight. Posture is about how you move and position your entire body. Positioning in your head, spine, and your gait. An uneven gait can cause long-term effects on your child’s health.
Adverse health effects from a child’s poor posture include scoliosis, pain, difficulty breathing, and a prolonged hunched posture. Kinds are often bent over keyboards or mobile device screens and can lead to head and neck pain.
A chiropractor can help improvise a child’s posture through specialized exercise and gentle spinal adjustments, improving over time.
7. Improve child’s concentration
Suppose your child finds it difficult to concentrate or is diagnosed with ADD or ADHD. In that case, chiropractors can offer natural alternatives to ADD/ADHD medications.
Chiropractic care can reduce inference in the nervous system to calm the critical approach. Resulting in less distracted children who can concentrate and have a better chance to excel in school.
8. Enhance emotional wellbeing
Many behavior disorders in children stem from mental health conditions and their surrounding environment. Many instances can cause children to lash out at their family and peers. When a person suffers from spinal cord injuries or spinal misalignment, it negatively impacts the central nervous system (CNS). The CNS controls all brain and body functions, such as behavior and physiological processes.
A chiropractor can help realign your child’s spine, improving their behavior and overall mental health.
9. Alleviate common digestive problems.
Constipation is prevalent in children and infants. Between 5-28% of all children suffer from constipation—usually accompanied by pain.
Many points along the spine affect the organs of our digestive tract. For example, the nerves in your spine’s thoracic and lumbar regions control the pace at which your body digests food.
10. Nocturnal Enuresis (Bedwetting)
25% of children 4 years and up develop nocturnal enuresis or bedwetting, a common issue. It also appears to be twice as common in boys.
Generally, nighttime accidents before age 7 aren’t of huge concern since your child is still developing nighttime bladder control. However, it can embarrass the child and cause shame, fear, sadness, and frustration. Parents may feel similar emotions while trying to support their children during this time.
At Cheshire Wellness Center, you and your child, of any age, can receive a natural, gentle and safe approach that honors you and your baby’s connection from conception all the way through the birthing process and beyond. Using the most advanced and integrative form of chiropractic, known as NetworkSpinal Care, you will realize the benefits you and your family can experience in life by receiving regular care.
We are dedicated to helping you and your whole family achieve optimal health through transformational, evidence-based, NetworkSpinal chiropractic care.