Why would a child need chiropractic? Why would they have spine or nervous system problems? The list is endless…from pregnancy, birth, learning to walk, bumps on the head, slips, falls and carrying heavy school bags. These problems are often ignored and labeled as ‘growing pains’ because children’s bodies are so flexible and resilient.
It’s an ideal way to check your child’s overall health and wellness. There are also currently many research projects showing how chiropractic can be helpful in cases of colic, bedwetting, poor sleeping habits, ‘growing pains’, scoliosis and many other common childhood health complaints.
The common concern of many parents is that chiropractic adjustments will be too forceful or the same as adult treatment. The adjusting technique is always modified depending on the size of the individual and their particular problem. Additionally, a child’s spine does not have the same tightness and repetitive postural stress that we commonly see in adults. This allows for kids chiropractic to be extremely gentle, comfortable and effective.
Chiropractors study for 5 years, learning, understanding and training in specific techniques for kids. These techniques can be used from a 1-day old baby upwards. The chiropractic adjustment itself is very specific and uses no more pressure than used to test the ripeness of a tomato. Additionally, because of the lack of stress and tension on their nervous system, many parents note almost instant changes in their child.