Chiropractic Care for Children
Chiropractic care for children offers your family a solid foundation for wellness. Throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood, the chiropractic lifestyle offers choices and benefits for your greater health and well-being. Could you imagine never taking your child to a dentist until he or she was in their thirties? Why wait for poor health to be the reason to seek chiropractic care. Have your child's nerve system checked regularly to ensure that they function at their best!
Remember: "As the twig is bent so grows the tree."
Our practice is made up of a large number of children and there is nothing that brings us more joy than supporting a child as they begin to blossom in this world. We have had parents bring children who were told that surgery in order to put tubes in their ears (for excessive ear infections) was the necessary solution, only to begin care and completely avoid the surgery.
An increase in chronic childhood disease is part of the reason parents today visit our practice for alternative health care for their children. The Chiropractic care that we provide is an effective and affordable program that addresses children's health conditions associated with the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. Gentle, noninvasive and drug free, chiropractic adjustments treat, resolve and prevent a wide range of health problems. Recent research by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) found spinal manipulative therapy safe and successful in treating children of all ages.
Acute conditions may result from birth trauma, sports mishaps and accidental injury. Chiropractic care benefits children by correcting the spinal alignment to improve their overall health. When vertebral joints are misaligned during birth or from a blow or fall, muscle tissue and nerves may also be affected. Spinal adjustment frees joints, restores motion and relieves nerve pressure, which may be the cause of additional ailments. Parents report successful treatment of children's health issues such as acute earache, upper respiratory infection, muscle pain, neck pain and accident trauma. Spinal manipulation for children as young as newborn babies is an alternative treatment for the discomfort of colic and other digestive disorders as well.
Parents surveyed by the ICPA reported behavioral improvement for kids who saw a chiropractor, as well as improved sleep and stronger immune systems. Chiropractic America reports that natural, drug-free chiropractic care is sometimes more effective than traditional medical approaches for chronic earache, scoliosis and neck pain. Headaches and sleep disorders of nonspecific causes respond well to spinal adjustments, which affect and repair interrupted neural pathways. Asthma and allergy symptoms and patterns of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may also be treatable with chiropractic.
Periodic ongoing adjustments at a young age may help stave off the above ailments before they begin. Proper spinal alignment now may delay or prevent degenerative bone or joint disease, such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. In addition to maintaining children's health, regular visits to our office will help instill the value of proactive health care in kids. They'll be more likely to monitor and manage their health as they grow up and less likely to be afraid or in denial of any health problems. Encouraging good lifelong health habits is one of chiropractic's best benefits for kids.
Our nerve system is the master controller of our entire body and children happen to induce stress upon themselves which leads to interference and misalignment. Whether this is falling on the playground, the stress associated with not getting their favorite toy, or even the entire birthing process, almost all children are subluxated and need to participate in chiropractic care. Therefore, if you are reading this information and you are still unsure whether chiropractic can support your child, please call the office (724-934-3911) and schedule a consultation so that we can address your concerns and get your child on the path to health and wellness as early as possible.
Love and Respect
Dr. Pete Lawton