The first question our pediatric chiropractor hears from enquiring parents is: should children see a chiropractor and if so, why would a child have spinal and nervous system dysfunction?

Chiropractic for Babies and Toddlers

As babies gain the muscular strength and spinal curvature to remain upright, it is important to have their spine assessed and functioning optimally for the milestones ahead. As a child learns to sit upright and walk, there are many bumps and falls that may cause spinal misalignments.

Chiropractic for Kids

There are numerous emotional (homework, peer pressure, bullying), chemical (fast food, refined carbohydrates, toxic cleaning chemicals), and physical (improperly fitted backpacks, sports injuries, car accidents) stressors that cause spinal subluxations. Children naturally recover and adapt faster than adults making it difficult to recognize the impact of accumulated stress on their nervous system. These minor stressors can ultimately interfere with the overall health, functioning, and growth development of a child. Our pediatric chiropractor promotes optimal health for children through the delivery of gentle, specific adjustments.

How to recognize spinal malfunctions in your child:

  • Consistent head tilt to one side
  • Restricted head or neck flexibility
  • Disturbed sleeping patterns from tight neck muscles

Pediatric chiropractic care may help with nervous, muscular, and skeletal dysfunction in children with:

  • Disturbed sleeping patterns from tight neck muscles
  • Growing pains or scoliosis
  • Pain or injuries incurred from car accidents
  • Gait dysfunction
  • Back arching and/or stiffness
  • Postural distortions

When a child’s nervous system is clear of subluxations, they experience improved health and wellness!

Chiropractic for Infants

By the end of the third trimester, a developing infant’s spine has formed perfectly with few exceptions. Subluxations, or spinal misalignments, may occur through the processes of labour, birth, or delivery intervention (ie. vacuum, forceps, or c-section). Medical literature has confirmed that some of a child’s first physical traumas may be experienced at birth.

Chiropractic for Babies and Toddlers

As babies gain the muscular strength and spinal curvature to remain upright, it is important to have their spine assessed and functioning optimally for the milestones ahead. As a child learns to sit upright and walk, there are many bumps and falls that may cause spinal misalignments.

Wellness Care for Children

It is important to understand that pediatric chiropractic care is not a treatment for disease. Its purpose is to improve spinal function and reduce stress that interferes with the proper functioning of a child’s nervous system. When a pediatric chiropractor frees the nervous system from spinal stress, the spine moves back to its optimal position and the body functions more efficiently as a direct result.

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