One common misconception about chiropractic is that it’s only for adults. The truth is, however, that chiropractic has major benefits for everyone, despite how old or young they are. In this post, we’re hoping to address a lot of the questions we get from clients who are interested in bringing their kids into the office for a visit. So, if you’ve been on the fence about bringing in your child, be sure you read on.
Is chiropractic care safe for my baby or child?
Chiropractic care for children tends to be a sensitive subject with a lot of people. But the truth is, chiropractic care for children is endorsed and supported by both the American Chiropractic Association (aca) and the Chiropractic Pediatrics of the International Chiropractors Association (ICA). It is safe to bring children of all ages into the chiropractor, even infants.
Remember, at Clear Connections we have undergone rigorous schooling and training specifically targeted towards women and children.
The techniques used for children often vary from those used on adults. We pride ourselves on creating a gentle and tranquil experience for your little ones.
What kinds of conditions can chiropractic help my child with?
The neuro-musculoskeletal system plays a major role in the happiness and health of your child. If a child’s neuro-musculoskeletal system is not operating to its full capacity, it may affect their mood and cause certain dysfunctions to arise. The most common reason that parents will bring their baby or child into our office is so that we can help them remedy:
fussiness and irritability
difficulties with nursing and feeding
poor sleep habits
chronic colds and illness
asthma and other allergies
neck and back pain
If you have a specific concern about your child, be sure that you address this issue before their adjustment so that we can do everything in our power to help them.
How soon after birth should I have my infant adjusted?
If you think about it, passing through the birth canal during childbirth can have a lot of strenuous effects on a little body. Bringing in your infant to the chiropractor can help alieve the effects that journey has caused on their spinal chord and back. The earlier that you can have your child’s spine and nervous system assessed, the more you are able to encourage their neural plasticity and health. As a good rule of thumb, we advise new parents to bring their little ones in for their first adjustment between 2-4 weeks. This allows us to see assess and detect any locked joints before they cause too many problems.
I feel like my kid is always sick. Can chiropractic help with that?
It’s important to remember that every child is different. But, despite these differences, our immune systems all rely on a healthy brain to body connection. If your child’s neuro-musculoskeletal system isn’t aligned, it isn’t allowing their immune system to work properly. Chiropractic care specifically addresses the needs of someone’s neuro-musculoskeletal system, so by bring in your child, you give them the advantage of achieving a healthier immune system.
Can chiropractic help my child sleep better
Chiropractic adjustments have been known to drastically improve the sleep habits of young children. If a child is suffering from tension along their cranial bones, it directly interferes with their sleep habits. By bringing your child in for an adjustment, the chiropractor is able to help release these locked joints, allowing your baby or child to have more restful moments.
More than anything else, chiropractic care is an awesome form of preventative health. So, by bringing your child in, you allow them the opportunity to stay ahead in life. And because infants and children’s bodies do not have the years of abuse that adults do, they tend to respond to chiropractic treatments at a quicker rate. To understand what chiropractic adjustments might look like for your child, be sure to schedule your consultation today!