Longmont Pediatric Chiropractic
Chiropractic care for my child? Why?
The spine is the lifeline of the body. Inside the spinal column is the spinal cord containing billions of nerve fibers traveling to every part of your child’s body, sending messages and energy from the brain regulating your child’s health. If there is any nerve blockage along the spinal cord then a state of dis-ease will develop. Disease causes a generalized weakening of your child’s body which can manifest in your child as a lowered resistance to illnesses such as colic or ear infection as well as hyperactivity or other behavioral disorders.
Does my child need chiropractic?
Regular nervous system check-ups for your child can be some of the most important check-ups in their life. Many people are surprised when they hear that children can be helped with chiropractic care. The truth is, chiropractic care is vital for a child’s proper development, around the world and here in Longmont.
Just as adults need a properly functioning nervous system, free of interference, so do children. You may not be aware of this but traumatic birth syndrome is actually very common and often unrecognized as the cause of numerous health problems. It’s also interesting to note that only chiropractors are properly trained to detect and correct the subtle, yet very significant misalignments and nervous system imbalances that can occur either in the womb or during a “normal” hospital birth. “Normal” obstetrical procedures involve pulling the newborn baby out by the head.
Your child was meant to be gently pushed and guided out, not pulled! The resulting spinal subluxations can be the cause of newborn health complaints like colic, ear infections, and allergic reactions, even poor appetite and unexplained crying.
As children age, these subluxations begin to manifest in other ways. Studies have shown chiropractic to be effective in treating these childhood issues:
Recurrent ear infections
Speech and Developmental delays
Frequent colds and illness
Mood and Mood swings
Often parents will also bring their children in to be checked after a sports injury, frequent slips or falls or a car accident. Even though there may be no immediate symptoms felt, they can show up later in life and become more severe having been left untreated.
Children don't need to be sick to benefit from chiropractic care either! Keeping your kid's spine healthy from the beginning will help ensure your children will remain healthy.
Dr. Christina specializes in pediatric care. This technique is far more gentle and does not involve the force associated with regular adult adjustments. (Don't worry. Dr. Jay is great with children also!) We've found that many children love getting adjusted and look forward to their visits.
If your child is showing any symptoms, like colic, speech delays, ADHD, or poor immune system, getting your kids checked by a chiropractor and adjusted is a great idea! Please feel free to give us a call at 303-776-6767 or send an email with any questions. We're always happy to help!