Thinking of taking your child to the chiropractor? Here are 10 reasons why you should do it.
- Their bodies are growing
When children are properly aligned, their bodies can grow the way they’re supposed to, in the absence of extra pressure on their muscles and bones. Children encounter many physical stresses in their growing years and problems in the spine can occur at just about any point in their growth and development. Regular chiropractic care can help address or prevent many of these problems.
- It helps strengthen the immune system
Regular chiropractic care helps put the body in top shape, allowing the immune system to work more effectively. This is especially helpful for children who have immature immune systems and ensures that they function as best as they can.
- It provides relief from certain illnesses
When a child is sick with sinus congestion or an earache, a chiropractic adjustment can help drain fluid from the ears. Proper alignment also helps the support system work more effectively, helping your child recover from illness more quickly.
- They play hard
Children who play rough will benefit from regular adjustments. Regular adjustments help ensure that your child is not harming themselves and that they are able to use their body to its maximum potential. Active children especially need chiropractic treatment, as it can restore them to health when they injure themselves from playing sports.
- It helps them sleep better
When a child’s body has proper alignment, they can enjoy a better night’s sleep. A chiropractic adjustment can ensure that your baby does not have any pain or tension that they are unable to communicate except through crying.
- It helps ease colic
Trauma from birth can cause the first nerve compromise in a child. Colic is severe abdominal pain caused by intestinal gas or an obstruction in the intestines. Spinal manipulation has been shown to help relieve colic in babies, as well as decrease the amount of crying they make.
- It can improve concentration
Misaligned vertebrae in children cause more tension on their nervous systems and chronic nervous system interference in the upper neck region can sometimes cause concentration and behavioral issues. Chiropractic care and a proper diet can help address this problem.
- It helps with asthma
Chiropractic treatment can correct misaligned and pinched nerves that affect the lungs, diaphragm, and bronchial tubes. These adjustments can help lessen asthma issues in children, reducing the need for medications, lowering the incidence of asthma attacks, and allow for better breathing.
- It increases breastfeeding success
Babies can undergo trauma during birth. When their shoulders and necks are misaligned, they may experience pain when trying to breastfeed. Some mothers can only breastfeed their babies successfully on one side, while others may not be able to breastfeed at all. Proper alignment can increase breastfeeding success.
- It helps with digestive issues
Chiropractic treatment is effective in relieving digestive issues in infants, particularly those suffering from infrequent bowel movements and constipation. Minor and severe misalignments in the spine can interfere with their nerves’ capacity to control digestion properly. Chiropractic adjustments can result in significant improvements.
For safe and effective chiropractic care, call Dr. Ann Doggett at 617-328-6300.