Chiropractic Care for Children
The nervous system is the controller and regulator of all the other systems in the body. The purpose of chiropractic care is to help remove interference from the nervous system so the body can perform optimally. This complex network of nerves and cells transmit signals from the brain and spinal cord to different parts of the body. The system manages blood flow, brain function and bone growth.
The nervous system, immune system, and endocrine system are intricately linked so when one is impacted, the others are as well. This occurs because all three systems share molecules that carry message between them, allowing them to communicate or work together. It is this connection that makes chiropractic an effective treatment for immunity.
Misalignment of a & stress on child’s spine can have serious impacts on your child's overall wellness, development, and behavior. Dr. Klinner & Dr. Thompson work to correct underlying issues before they become ingrained during development..
Children seldom complain of pain and their bodies appear to be more resilient than that of adults. However, their bodies are under a lot of stress while they are developing and keeping them healthy requires maintenance.
Trauma to the body and spine most often begin with the birthing process. An infant’s spine can easily become misaligned from the intense pressure involved birthing process. Throughout infancy and toddler years, your child will likely have had a few accidents while learning to walk. Luckily, they are very resilient and can take a lot of falls, however, it not uncommon for these injuries to allow for misalignment negatively impacting their overall health.
Does your child have bad posture? Hovering over a phone or playing video games can have serious impact on one’s spine. Playing contact sports, wearing heavy backpacks, and even sitting in desks can all cause issues. Poor sleeping posture and the stressors of modern life all take a toll on a developing body.
How Can I Tell If My Child Needs Chiropractic Care?
Every child is different and we all respond to stress and pain in different ways. Your child may not be aware of their own discomfort as it may have become second-nature for them. Young children experiencing pain may not be able to communicate it to you and it can come across as being moody behavior, sleeplessness, acting out, or incessant crying. Issues with the spine can also be the source of many other childhood issues, such as colic, ear infections, and ADHD.
What is Chiropractic Care for Kids?
At Borealis, our approach is to perform an extensive examination to determine the exact issue(s) and the best route for treatment and prevention moving forward. Dr. Sam Klinner and Dr. Megan Thompson are skilled chiropractors who have ability to determine causation and if treatment is required. Gentle and non-invasive adjustments are then made to the spine. For kids, these are the “Pop-Corn” they have in the necks and spine. Children will often become relaxed and even fall asleep following treatment, a good sign that it has been effective.
If you are concerned about your child's spinal health, call our team at Borealis Wellness Clinic to set up a consultation today.