chiropractic care for children
There are many significant traumas that occur in a child’s life. The first spinal stress to your child is the birthing process. The birthing process can put considerable stress on your baby’s spinal cord and cranium. Nursing difficulties can be traced back to nervous system stress.
As your child grows older, simple acts of crawling, walking, running, jumping, tumbling, and falling can cause spinal misalignments as well. Children are active and energetic and while learning to ride a bike, play sports, and just being kids, will have frequent falls and injuries. Since their bodies are extremely flexible and resilient, they often will show nothing more than a bruise or scrape after these minor accidents. But that is on the outside. On the inside, the body has been jarred with considerable force. When they become teens, prolonged and repetitive motions of bad posture while texting, watching TV, and playing video games are other causes of spinal subluxations. Subluxations that are neglected during this rapid growth period may have an impact on your child’s spinal development.
Chiropractic care is designed to keep your child well by finding and correcting any problems or subluxations. The great thing about chiropractic is that it is safe, gentle, effective and does not involve medicating your child.
IS CHIROPRACTIC CARE SAFE FOR CHILDREN?
Yes, chiropractic care is safe for people of all ages, including children and babies. Dr. Goel has experience providing chiropractic treatment to young people. Because their bodies are much smaller than adult bodies, they require a much gentler touch to achieve the same results. If you wonder if chiropractic care is right for your child or baby, talk to Dr. Goel. She will provide the information you need and determine if the treatment is right for your child.
BENEFITS OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR CHILDREN
Correct birth traumas
A baby is exposed to trauma during birth, whether through normal, cesarian or assisted delivery. This can cause misalignment of the spine, which later develops into a chronic health condition. Most acute conditions associated with accidental injury during childbirth can be well corrected with chiropractic care. If left untreated, a spinal misalignment caused during birth can lead to several other problems later in life. The adjustments made to babies are extremely gentle and often as small as the touch of a finger.
Reduces the risk of serious injuries.
Bumps, bruises, and falls are common with kids as they become more mobile and start turning, sitting up, crawling, walking, and running. Whether it is a small fall on the stairs or a tumble on a bike, children’s bodies are tested in new ways. A chiropractor can help ensure that any little accidents to your child’s body are readjusted and realigned so that your child continues without any pain or abnormal development.
Breastfeeding can be a difficult process, especially if your baby suffers from a spinal or cervical misalignment, which makes breastfeeding painful. Regardless of how a baby enters the world, the birthing process puts a lot of stress on his or her spine and skull. This stress can cause misalignments in the joints of the neck, skull and jaw, and lead to nerve irritation. Without proper movement in these joints, it is difficult for a baby to turn his head well to nurse on either side, or to open his mouth wide enough to create a strong, deep latch. Gentle, baby chiropractic adjustments help restore optimal movement in the joints so your baby can latch onto your breast more easily and begin breastfeeding naturally.
Good for optimal growth
Children’s bodies are constantly changing and growing. During this developmental stage, children are exposed to countless physical stresses. Seeing a chiropractor during this time can be helpful in adjusting and relieving excess stress. In this way, children’s muscles, bones, and posture can develop optimally.
Improved brain development
During childhood, the brain’s ability to recognize and remember things is extremely high compared to other stages of life. If it is impaired for any probable reason, your child may have learning difficulties. Chiropractic care can have a positive effect on your child’s brain development by relieving pressure on bones and joints, as well as the spine. Increased brain development helps promote better concentration, improve focus, and reduce hyperactivity.
Proper sleep plays a critical role in children’s overall development and emotional well-being. Research shows that sleep affects happiness, alertness, cognitive performance, mood, mental health, vocabulary acquisition, memory, and academic performance. Spinal misalignments can disrupt children’s sleep patterns. Gentle chiropractic adjustments can correct misalignments and nerve interference, allowing the child to sleep better.
Stress can affect children both physically and emotionally. Children who suffer from stress may act out because they do not know any other way to deal with it. Reducing stress can go a long way toward helping children lead happier, healthier lifestyles. Chiropractic adjustments are one of the best ways to relieve stress, which in turn can improve children’s mood and overall behavior.
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At the Decarie Square Wellness Chiropractic Clinic, we believe the body works as one connected system. The spine, nervous system, muscles, and joints are all connected to each other, affecting the way our bodies maintain and restore their health. Dr. Goel combines a variety of treatments that reflect this holistic approach so that your body can be resilient in facing everyday challenges.
Chiropractic care is a safe, efficient, and effective way not only for eradicating the pain but also to address the underlying cause. Contact our friendly clinic to book an appointment, for an accurate diagnosis and treatment of your condition. You can contact us online or call 514.344.6118.