Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.

Chiropractic Care for Kids

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It’s not uncommon people feel apprehensive when we tell them that we see children in our practice. It’s something most people have never considered for their children’s overall health. They seldom complain of chronic pain the way adults do and their bodies appear to be made of rubber in the way they bounce back from injury. The truth is, children's bodies are under a lot of stress while they are in a state of development and keeping them healthy requires maintenance. a state of development and keeping them healthy requires maintenance.

Stress and trauma to the body and spine commonly begin with the birthing process. Infant’s spines can easily become misaligned from the intense pressure involved in both natural and Cesarean births. Unfortunately, other than crying, they have no way of communicating their pain, and it's source, to us. Throughout infancy they may sleep in awkward positions, and occasionally take a tumble. As children, they grow into toddlers who strain, and twist, and fall, while learning to crawl and walk. Luckily, they are very resilient and can take a lot of impact, but it is not uncommon for these injuries to develop into patterns of movement that will pull a child's bones out of alignment over time.


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As kids, they may start to develop bad posture. Sitting in front of a computer or TV as well as looking down at their phones/tablets better known as “tech neck” can have serious repercussions on the spine. Playing contact sports, wearing heavy backpacks (most likely the wrong way), and even sitting in desks can all cause issues. As teenagers, they begin to deal with the stress of more daily responsibilities, like becoming part of the work force, and use their bodies to perform physical labor such as painting houses, serving tables, and the like.

As you can see, there are plenty of opportunities throughout development for a child's body, and particularly their spine, to become out of alignment which will affect other aspects of their healthy nervous system function and development.  However, a growing percentage of the population is using chiropractic care from birth and throughout life for both health challenges and prevention.

A child's nervous system is the controller and regulator of all the other systems in their growing body. From blood flow, to brain function and bone growth, the nervous system plays a central role in keeping things working and healthy. Stress and misalignment of the spine can have serious impacts on your child's overall health, behavior, and development.

Since the nervous system controls and coordinates everything in the body, including development and healing, not to mention the majority of neurological development (65%) occurs during the first 6 months of life, shouldn’t we make sure that child’s nervous system is working properly? The structural nature of the spine makes it the most common place in the body that can obstruct the nerve flow, disrupting the amazing power that made and heals the body. Chiropractic care is a powerful way for parents to help their child develop optimally and heal naturally, especially from chronic childhood illnesses that are being treated with potentially dangerous interventions.

Chiropractic has become much more than an effective treatment for adult back pain. It has become a safe, effective health resource for all members of the family. Evidence shows that children can benefit from gentle chiropractic care, even if they already have a health challenge. Using gentle chiropractic techniques, we see children with the following conditions: ear infections, colic, asthma, acid reflux, ADHD, developmental delay, migraines, torticollis, and more. If structural dysfunction is putting undue pressure on their delicate nervous system and obstructing their body’s normal functioning, then chiropractic can help them.

Its’ better to grow healthy kids than to fix injured adults!


How Can I Tell If My Child Needs Chiropractic Care?

A child's spine can become quite misaligned without any awareness on their part of pain or discomfort. Children have not always developed enough awareness of their bodies to identify a subtle chronic issue developing. Even when a child is experiencing pain, they may not be able to communicate it to you and it can come across as grumpiness, acting out, or incessant crying. Issues with the spine can also be the source of many other childhood issues, such as colic, ear infections, and ADHD.


What is Chiropractic Care for Kids?

A chiropractic treatment for a child begins with an extensive examination to determine the exact issue and the best route for treatment. Even if your child is too young to communicate, or too shy, a chiropractor has the skills to work with them to find out exactly what is going on before proceeding with treatment, if it is determined treatment is needed. Gentle and non-invasive adjustments are then made to the spine. Chiropractic adjustments on babies are a gentle safe and effective way to be sure that their spine develops correctly, since the brain, spinal cord and nerves control your baby’s immune, digestion, elimination, and respiratory systems.

Children will often become relaxed and even fall asleep following treatment, a good sign that it has been effective. If you are concerned about your child's spinal health, call our team at Balanced Health Family Chiropractic to set up a consultation today.

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Balanced Health
Family Chiropractic
Liberty Square Plaza
501 Boston Post Road #24
Orange, CT 06477
(203) 553-9300

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