Pediatric Chiropractic Care for Infants and Children
There’s a common saying here at Inspire Chiropractic and Wellness: It’s easier to raise healthy children than to fix broken adults. Pediatric chiropractic care for children actually begins in pregnancy, and many spinal problems seen in adults actually began at birth! Although many parents seek chiropractic care for their child as a result of an injury or condition, many children also see chiropractors simply to maintain the highest possible level of nervous system function. The nervous system is what controls a child’s amazing development.
Treating Pediatric Ailments with Chiropractic Adjustments
Checking for Spinal Misalignments – Subluxation
At Inspire Chiropractic and Wellness, Drs. Dan and Megan Wilson have seen pediatric chiropractic adjustments vastly improve and even get rid of things like colic, breathing problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions and chronic infections. However, the truth is you shouldn’t wait until your child has a symptom to have them checked by a chiropractor for spinal misalignment also known as subluxation.
Signs and Symptoms of Spinal Misalignments
One unknown fact is that birth is often the first trauma. Even a “natural birth” can be traumatic, resulting in a litany of ailments that may or may not present themselves immediately. Symptoms might look like something as simple as a “fussy” baby, a sleepless baby, a baby that has trouble latching, or something more chronic, such as colic, chronic ear infections, or respiratory problems. At Inspire Chiropractic and Wellness, it is a goal of Drs. Dan and Megan Wilson to educate parents to have their child checked for subluxations from birth.
Pediatric Chiropractic – Early Treatment of Subluxation
Subluxations create irritation to the nervous system, and in turn create dysfunction. The problem is that dysfunction does not always outwardly manifest as a condition or pain until the problem is far advanced. Chiropractors are the only trained professionals in the world that can detect and correct subluxations before they advance!
Maintaining the Pediatric Benefits with Chiropractic Adjustments
Having your child under regular chiropractic maintenance care is the only way to give your child’s nervous system the ability to express the greatest possible state of health and well-being.
Drs. Dan and Megan have three young children. They are each the product of a natural, drug free home birth. They have never had colic, an ear infection, or any other serious ailment, yet they get checked regularly for subluxations. You go to the dentist as maintenance for your teeth, not only when you think you have a cavity. In the same light, you should go to your chiropractor to maintain the health of your spine and nervous system, and not only when you have pain. Teeth can be replaced, but you only have one spine!