Children and Chiropractic
Chiropractic care for children is safe, gentle, and effective. From the birth process onward, our spines and nervous systems are subjected to a multitude of forces that can subluxate (misalign) vertebrae and set the stage for reduced well being and future health problems. Chiropractic adjustments used will be specifically adapted for your child’s age, height, and weight. For a small infant, Dr. Benjamin adjusts the child with the same amount of force one would use to type on a computer keyboard!
Most parents report that their children enjoy their chiropractic adjustments and look forward to subsequent visits. They also report that their children experience a greater level of health while under regular chiropractic care.
What Conditions or Illnesses Can Benefit From Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractors look at the spine to see what areas are subluxated. When the child is adjusted, the nerves exiting that area of the spine are stimulated and interference to movement and function is eliminated. Therefore, areas of the body which those nerves connect to and control will also function optimally. This includes the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, hormonal, eliminative, and immune system.
Chiropractors do not cure diseases, but rather enhance the body’s innate ability to heal itself through chiropractic adjustments and holistic care. Parents and children under chiropractic care report improvements with certain conditions. Though chiropractors only directly treat the spine, children under chiropractic care have had great improvements with the following conditions:
- Asthma and respiratory problems
- Bed wetting
- Breast feeding difficulties
- Digestive issues
- Ear infections
- Immune function
- Sinus infections
- Sleeping trouble
- And much, much, more!
For more information on children and chiropractic, please visit the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association website