Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Children – Cody Chiropractic Wellness Center
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Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Children

March 3, 2017
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Fox River Grove Pediatric Chiropractic Care

Welcome! Chiropractic care is a diverse field that involves stabilizing the spinal structure and correcting issues with the nervous-system, potentially fixing a great number of problems that arise in people of all ages—and that includes children.

At our Fox River Grove chiropractic office, we encounter many parents who suffer from worry because of persistent and confusing disorders among their children. Fortunately, as pediatric care specialists, we understand how there are many childhood conditions with root causes related to the nervous-system.

Studies have shown chiropractic adjustments can assist with treating:

  • ADHD
  • Asthma
  • Bedwetting
  • Colic
  • Immune-system disorders
  • Chronic ear infection
  • Many other childhood and developmental illnesses.
You may be wondering how chiropractic principles could help solve some of these common childhood disorders. The answer is that our nervous-system is a regulator for the general well-being of our entire bodies. A disrupted nervous-system could lead to a diverse range of illnesses. Developmental nervous-problems in children can affect bone growth, blood flow, and brain function. If, for instance, cognitive function is inhibited this is what can lead to behavioral issues or disorders like ADHD.

It is critical for these issues to be addressed during childhood because spinal development disorders can become hard-wired into the body as the child grows into adulthood—becoming much harder to fix later down the road.

Non-invasive chiropractic care is a gentle solution to this problem. An experienced pediatric chiropractor can determine if there is a spinal disorder and provide a non-invasive therapy for children that restores spinal integrity, potentially curing many affiliated illnesses.


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Potential Causes of Spinal Disorders in Children

It sometimes seems like children are a bit invulnerable—they’re constantly wrestling each other, tumbling into things, playing in the dirt, and falling off their bikes. In addition, they seem to bounce back from most sicknesses, shrugging off common colds while adults suffer for days or even weeks.

This perception is not necessarily accurate. Children have strong immune systems and metabolic speeds, allowing them certain advantages over adults, in addition to lightweight bodies that are less prone to long-term injuries. However, their smaller frames and softer skeletal systems possess certain disadvantages as well.

Spinal problems can occur from the womb as intense pressure is placed on the spine at birth, and then a toddler may develop habits unbeknownst to the parents where a further pressure is placed on the spine—such as bad sleeping posture or frequent injuries and tumbles.

As the child grows, these issues can be exacerbated. Especially in the 21st century we have to consider how children begin using computers and handheld devices from a very early age. This can create habits of neck-craning, slouching, and poor sitting posture, especially if a child uses electronic devices for hours a day. .

As the child reaches adolescence they begin many more physical activities combined with youthful curiosity—leading to various sports injuries, crashed bikes, falling out of treehouses, etc. Teenagers continue this trend as they begin encountering the wear-and-tear of adulthood, such as increased physical labor placing a sudden demand on the spinal structure.

Over time, at any age of development, some of these issues can become patterns of structural damage to the spine, eventually leading to misalignment and the host of potential conditions that arise as a result of this.



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Symptoms to Consider

Because nervous-related issues arise in a myriad of forms, it’s not always immediately apparent if the culprit is a spinal disorder. Behavioral disorders, mood swings, grumpiness, ADHD symptoms, and so forth could all be related to trouble in the nervous-system. Behavioral changes may also be the result of chronic pain, but your child isn’t old enough yet to express the origin of the pain—and so they instead “act out”—becoming grumpy about unrelated issues.

As with adults one of the most straightforward symptoms to indicate it’s time to visit a chiropractor is if your child is expressing continual back or neck pain. It’s always a good idea to ask your child if they’re experiencing any strange symptoms that won’t go away.

How Will the Chiropractic Care for My Child Proceed?

Chiropractic care for kids is always gentle, and parents don’t have to worry about a procedure being too rough. In addition, trained pediatric chiropractors specialize in communication with children, so that even if your child is too shy to talk, a specialist can still determine a course of treatment (if such a treatment is needed). Gentle and non-invasive adjustments are then made to the spine. Most children find the process to be easy if not fun and relaxing in its own way.

If you are concerned about your child’s spinal health—please give our expert team a call and we can discuss the situation in more detail.