5 Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Infants and Children
Chiropractic care is a form of alternative medicine that has been used for centuries to treat a variety of health conditions. Chiropractors use spinal manipulation and other techniques to adjust the spine and relieve tension in the muscles and nerves. Chiropractic care is beneficial for adults and children. It can provide relief from a variety of conditions, including back pain, headaches, and ear infections.
Here are five benefits of chiropractic care for kids:
- Improve colic and digestive problems
- Help reduce ear infections
- Improve sleep patterns
- Reduce allergies
- Improve overall health and well-being
If you are looking for an all-natural way to improve your child’s health and set them up for a lifetime of good habits, chiropractic care is a great option.
Here are some additional resources:
The 7 Things You Should Know About Your Newborn
Common Reasons for a Newborn to See a Chiropractor
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Improve colic and digestive problems
About 15% of newborns are diagnosed with colic and can cry up to 3 hours a day. If you have ever experienced a newborn cry for a mere 3 minutes you can imagine what 3 hours could do to everyone’s peace of mind. Chiropractic care is a safe and natural way to ease colic symptoms and reduce crying.
Babies and toddlers can experience all sorts of tummy trouble such as constipation, reflux, and GERD, which are quite common. There are specific areas of the spine connected to digestion so if any areas are out of alignment, the body will let you know and your child will let you know. Nerve function also affects how the body manages digestion. Once the spine is aligned, better digestion resumes.
Chiropractic adjustments can be quite helpful in correcting constipation as well.
Help reduce ear infections
Ear infections can be common in infants and children, but they don’t have to be. Chiropractic care is often overlooked as a very good preventative measure for ear infections. Five out of six children will experience an ear infection by the time they are three years old. Studies have proven chiropractic treatment of earaches is very effective. Adjustments to the spine and nervous system are able to help strengthen the immune system and help your child manage pain better.
Help improve sleep patterns
All parents of newborns are sleep deprived, but the baby might be too. Chiropractic adjustments help improve the quality of sleep for babies, children, and adults. Everyone in the house of a newborn needs the best sleep they can get. Parenting isn’t easy!
Gentle massage and spinal adjustments help babies and toddlers get a better night’s sleep.
Help reduce allergies
This is one of those “magical” ways chiropractic care can help that may not seem obvious at first. Yes, we do help people’s necks and backs feel better, but we do so much more than that. If your body is aligned properly it is much better able to defend itself and protect you from outside elements like germs and allergy-inducing things like pollen and mold.
Improve overall health and well-being
If you’re looking for an all-natural way to improve your children’s health and well-being, chiropractic might be the answer. We are experts in spinal health and can help correct alignment issues, which may lead to better overall health. Give us a call today for more information or to schedule an appointment. We’d love to help you and your whole family feel your best!
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