Why do children need Chiropractic care? Traumatic birth, learning to walk, slips, falls – the list is endless. Children have an adaptive system resulting in these issues typically being brushed off and ignored. It is important to let the Doctor know of any significant issues you or your child may have encountered during the pregnancy.
Chiropractic parents report benefits of Chiropractic related to such conditions as:
- Ear infections
- Erratic sleep habits
A main concern in regards to Chiropractic care and children is that the adjustments will be too forceful. Parents mistakenly think that their child will receive adjustments much like what they receive. Chiropractic adjustments are modified for each person’s needs, size and unique spinal condition. Children rarely have the long-standing muscle tightness that adults do, making their adjustments much more gentle. As a comparison, infants and newborns are adjusted with the same amount of pressure as you would use to test the ripeness of a tomato.
Chiropractic and Spectrum Disorders
Chiropractic can help children with spectrum disorders.
Parents will typically report that their kids seem ‘out of touch’ with their bodies. And this is true. A child’s nervous system is so out of sync that they literally can’t feel themselves in the world. These children often either love being touched or hate being touched, to the point they do not even like the feeling of clothing!
That is where Chiropractic comes into play. Chiropractic aims to stimulate the children’s nervous system. Essentially, waking their body up! Allowing them to be more aware of their body in space. Parents see that after an adjustment their child will calm down or often fall asleep on the drive home. Their mood improves, functioning at school improves, simple day to day tasks that their children typically struggle with become easier. Parents also recognize when it is time to bring their child back to the Chiropractor. The child becomes increasingly restless, or starts to revert to the previous state.