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Why Children Need Chiropractic Care

Why Children Need Chiropractic
There are many reasons why children receive chiropractic care. Many spinal problems seen in adults begin as early as birth. Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked. Even so called ‘natural birthing’ methods can stress a developing spine. The resulting irritation to the nervous system caused by spinal and cranial misalignment can be the cause of many newborn health complaints. Colic, breathing problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions can often be traced to a nervous system dysfunction.

In the infant, learning to hold up the head, sit, crawl and walk are all activities that affect spinal alignment and are important times to have a child checked by a Doctor of Chiropractic.

As the child grows and begins to participate in regular childhood activities like skating or riding a bike, small yet significant spinal misalignments (subluxations) may occur. If neglected, the injuries during this period of rapid growth may lead to more serious problems later in life. Subtle traumas will affect the future development of the spine leading to impaired nervous system function. An interference to the nervous system will adversely affect the body’s ability to function at its best.

One of the most common reason parents seeks care for their child is trauma; a fall or an injury of some sort. These misalignments may or may not result in immediate pain or symptoms. Regular chiropractic checkups can identify potential spinal injury from these traumas, make the correction early in life and help avoid many of the health complaints seen later in adults. Proper spinal hygiene is an important key to better health

Another sought out reason for care is the resolution is a particular symptom or condition. Parents seek care for conditions such as colic, ear infections, so called “growing pains” asthma, allergies and headaches because they have heard from other parents that chiropractic care helps.

It is important to understand that the doctor of chiropractic does not diagnose or treat conditions or diseases. The expertise of the chiropractor is in checking the child’s spine for misalignments that impair the overall body function. The bones of the spine, that protect the spinal cord. The spinal cord is an extension of the brain and carries information from the brain to the body parts and back to the brain again. A spine out of alignment can interfere with the nerves’ ability to transmit this vital information.

The nervous system controls and coordinates the function of all the systems in the body: circulatory, respiratory, digestive, hormonal, eliminative and immune system. Any aspect of health may be impaired with nerve interference. The chiropractic adjustment restores nerve system function allowing the body the ability to express a greater state of health and well-being.

The doctor of chiropractic will take a case history and perform a chiropractic exam to determine if spinal misalignments exist. Chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to fit a child’s size, weight, and unique spinal condition. They are both gentle and specific to the child’s developing spinal structures. Most parents report that their children enjoy their chiropractic adjustment and look forward to subsequent visits.




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Beno Clinic Chiropractic Center, P.C., along with all information provided, is for educational purposes only and is not an attempt to replace the need to seek healthcare services or to provide specific healthcare advice. We strongly encourage users to consult with their chiropractor or other qualified healthcare professionals for personal healthcare attention and answers to personal questions.
Beno Clinic Chiropractic Center, P.C.
8983 M-119 (P.O. Box 479)
Petoskey, MI 49770
www.benoclinic.com
Dr. James J. Beno
E-Mail: benoclinic@benoclinic.com
Phone: 231-347-4445
 
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