In the process of finding us you probably have two questions.
1. Can chiropractic care help my child?
2. How does chiropractic care even work?
You are not alone! Lots of moms, dads, and caregivers are looking for hope and answers, that are backed by science, for the struggles and stress that our children and families are faced with. Another common question that we need to touch on first is why our kids are struggling in the first place?
Common Childhood Trauma can Affect the Nervous System
Common bumps, falls, sports, and wrestling matches usually come to mind when we think of physical trauma to our children. Although these activities alone can cause injury to the neuro-spinal system, childhood trauma has been commonly researched to start as early as the pre-natal period of life or the birthing processes.
In addition to physical stressors, we live in world that is much busier than when we where kids. Social media is everywhere, schedules are packed, food quality isn't what it used to be, the use and accessibility of technology is more than it has ever been before for our youth; simply put, we have more stress coming in from every direction and it can be overwhelming!
The more stressors that build up, it is harder for our bodies to adapt and overcome. This leaves our kids' nervous system to become stuck on the "gas peddle".
How Chiropractic Helps Children
It is important to know that the spine is much more than a pile of bones. In fact it is a neurological organ that is the key highway for the the nervous system to communicate with your body. When the brain and body can communicate well, kids can adapt to their surroundings better! Adapting is the key word and why the process of chiropractic is so helpful for these kids!
Especially kids who struggle with the following: Colic, reflux, eczema, ear infections, poor sleep, constipation/diarrhea, torticollis, gait issues, asthma, colds and flus, allergies, mood swings and irritability, bedwetting, and delayed milestones.
ADD/ADHD, Autism-spectrum disorders, sports injuries, sport-specific biomechanics, headaches, joint pain, neck and back pain, poor concentration, fatigue, “growing pains”, balance and coordination issues, scoliosis, and more.
Chiropractic is safe for children of all ages, from birth up through young adulthood, and care is individualized to each patient. This means that the force we use to adjust an infant is much less than the force we use to adjust an adolescent, and so on. We take the time to fully evaluate each child and create a care plan unique to them based on their individual needs.
If you have any further questions about chiropractic and how it may help your child or would like to schedule an appointment, give us a call at719-445-0806 or fill out our appointment request form. We look forward to helping your child along the path to optimal health, development, and wellness!