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Chiropractic Care for Children

We at Clear Connections Chiropractic are one of the largest family chiropractic offices in West Michigan.  This is largely due to our specialized and gentle care which helps to ensure that children are able to live their lives to the fullest.  We do this through chiropractic care for children as we fully believe that chiropractic care for kids is vital as healthy children become healthy adults! Call us today at 616-308-3606 or Contact Us By Clicking Here.

Your nervous system is your ‘Master Control System’

You may not realize it, but your nervous system is the master control for your body and your master controls are constantly communicating with you.  Therefore, if you find that your body is experiencing communication errors or symptoms, chances are that your nervous system is distorted or weakened due to spinal misalignment which is causing nerve interference.  

For young children, and even babies, these misalignments (or vertebral subluxations) may present themselves as a variety of symptoms. These symptoms may include:

  • Colic or irritability
  • Failure to suckle and breastfeed
  • Poor sleeping habits
  • Developmental delays
  • Digestive issues
  • Asthma
  • Behavioral problems
  • Low energy
  • Lack of concentration
  • Headaches

We could go on as the list is endless; however, regardless of how the symptoms present, all roads to optimal health lead back to your own body!  

What we say next may be shocking!

You may not know it, but chiropractic care doesn’t treat any of the symptoms we mentioned previously. Oppositely, chiropractic care aids the body by allowing the nervous system to function at peak levels and allows the body to do what it was designed to do, heal itself!

You may be wondering “How do children get nerve interference?”

Nerve interference occurs during normal everyday life. For instance, they can result from physical,chemical and emotional stressors or ‘insults’ to our health, such as:

  • Poor posture
  • Prolonged repetitive motion
  • Being a stomach sleeper
  • Falls
  • Injuries
  • Dehydration
  • Exposure to chemicals and toxins
  • Stress and anxiety

Not only can everyday activities cause nerve interference or subluxations, but these can occur even before birth due to in utero positioning, motion limitation, and contact with toxins resulting in direct neurological irritations. In addition, subluxations can also be caused by birthing complications such as long labor and delivery times, the use of forceps or cesarean delivery.

Chiropractic care is all about addressing the cause of these neurological issues and symptoms so your child can grow up happy and healthy! Even infants can benefit f rom chiropractic care as specialized techniques are used to gently correct any subluxated areas. This can be done even shortly after birth! Now considering how early these subluxations can occur, you can see why it’s incredibly beneficial and practical to have your child’s nervous system assessed! As a result, addressing any potential issues early will help support your child’s overall health and well being!

What if my child isn’t experiencing symptoms?

Chiropractic care for children is ideal even if your child isn’t currently experiencing symptoms for the following reasons:

  • It encourages positive brain and nerve development
  • Helps to strengthen your child’s immune system and has the potential to reduce the occurrence of colds, earaches and other illness
  • It encourages good spinal posture

Help the next generation stay happy and healthy

Additionally, we want to be the best Grand Rapids chiropractors by helping your little ones be as vibrant as possible through optimum health and by providing the best possible chiropractic care for children!

Call us today at 616-308-3606 or Contact Us By Clicking Here.