Constipation is a common problem for many children. If your child has ever experienced constipation, you understand how painful and trying it can be. It’s terrible to watch your child suffer through states of constipation. You want to help them, but there just doesn’t seem to be anything you can do. And, as a parent, that feeling of helplessness is the worst!

Thankfully, chiropractic is a simple way to ease your child’s pain and help their little bodies return to their normal functioning states.

What is constipation?

Constipation is the inability for a child to defecate. It occurs when the colon absorbs too much water, or when the muscle contractions are too weak to eliminate food by-products from the colon. When either of these things occur, stool passing through colon slows down and becomes hardened and dry, which makes it difficult for the body to dispel bowel. And because this bowel is unable to leave the body, it builds up, causing swelling of the colon and pain in the stomach.

What causes childhood constipation?

There are a few different things that can cause constipation, including:

  • Imbalanced diet
  • Lack of fiber
  • Medications
  • Travel
  • Dehydration

Solutions for Constipation

Chiropractic is well-known solution for constipation. That’s because chiropractors are able to pinpoint areas of the nervous system that stimulate functions of the colon. By adjusting these specific areas with gentle and low amplitude thrusts, bowel movements are stimulated, eliminating the strain on the colon and allowing the build up in the colon to pass through.

As part of our 5 Pillars of Health approach to chiropractic, we also like to work with children and families about other preventative measures they can take to avoid constipation in the future. Things like diet and exercise, for instance, can have major positive benefits for children suffering from constipation. And by personalizing these pillars to your child’s life, we believe that constipation is a simple problem they can quickly overcome.

Schedule Your Child’s Visit Today

If you are tired of watching your child suffer from chronic constipation, go ahead and schedule their appointment today. We will introduce your child to chiropractic gently, putting them back on the road to a healthy lifestyle that they deserve.