Chiropractic care for children and babies is often forgotten or new parents do not have access to information to learn why pediatric chiropractic is so beneficial. Many people ask “why do children need chiropractic adjustments, they don’t have any pain?”. Let’s start from the beginning, the birthing process is a traumatic event for your baby. Did you know that up to 95% of children have misalignment’s after birth. Chiropractors check the spine following birth and throughout childhood to ensure optimal neurological and structural development. Babies bodies are still developing and their spines are no exception. Because their bones have not fully hardened yet (ossified), they can easily develop misalignment’s. Chiropractors call the misalignment a subluxation. This often occurs at birth as a result of stress and trauma to their bodies. Difficulty latching, ear infections, colic, constipation, re flux, allergies and much more can result from nervous system interference caused by subluxations. Developmental milestones such as holding the head upright, sitting upright, crawling and walking all can be affected by spinal subluxations. Chiropractic care for kids allows these milestones to be reached optimally.
It is well know that children crawl, climb, fall, playing sports etc. This is a part of everyday life for children. However, children are not invincible. The average child falls 25 times a day when learning to walk! Think about how your body would feel it it underwent the same stress. These stressors often do not present the same in children. Small injuries over time often go unnoticed and can result in a larger problem in the future. This is why chiropractic adjustments are a great addition to your families health habits. Developing these habits in your children from a young age will contribute to your family’s optimal health and wellness.