Parents often wonder why their child would need chiropractic care or at what age it would be appropriate. The truth is, more and more parents are seeking chiropractic care for their children as early as infancy and having them routinely checked throughout childhood. Many spinal problems found in adults began as early as birth. Even the “easiest” most straightforward of births can stress a baby’s spine and nervous system. These stresses can result in spinal and cranial misalignments, or subluxations, which can lead to nursing difficulties, colic, constipation, and sleep issues (to name a few). As the child grows, it is important to have them checked by a chiropractor because learning to roll, crawl and walk all affect spinal alignment.
Throughout childhood, as children become even more active; learning to ride a bike or play a sport, small misalignments can occur. Since this is a time of such rapid growth and change, if left unchecked, these subtle misalignments can affect future spinal development and impair the nervous system. Any nervous system impairment can affect the body’s ability to function optimally. Parents often have their children checked after injuries and larger traumas and to help with things like earaches, asthma and headaches. Our doctors utilizes gentle, safe chiropractic and craniosacral techniques to work with children of all ages.