Pediatric Chiropractic Develops Physical and Mental Wellbeing
Our spines grow the most when we are children and the pediatric growth period sets the tone for lifelong spinal health or lifelong spinal challenges. What is less known is the positive mental affects that pediatric chiropractic delivers. Our pediatric chiropractic care service here in Scarborough is a brain-based approach to pediatric healthcare. It is focused on supporting body systems to enhance the child’s ability to adapt to a host of stressors, both physical and mental, that overtax the nervous system. This negatively affects overall health and development.
The first spinal challenge can occur at birth. The average OB-GYN weighs 180lbs and pulls with 80lbs of force on the average 8lb baby. What’s the first part to descend through the birth canal? The head. Very simply, the birthing process is very traumatic to the baby and an early health assessment for you and your infant child should be with your chiropractor. Newborns suffer numerous health challenges such as colic, sleep interruptions, digestive issues and much more. If your child exhibits some form of disfunction and these and other more serious issues have been ruled out, you should suspect that the spinal issues contribute to a host of health challenges to newborn children.
As kids grow, they fall off bikes, stumble, tumble and get into all sorts of predicaments. Not all falls will cause a spinal misalignment, but some will. That’s why regular check ups to the office will help to prevent more serious issues later.
Parents and pediatricians alike here (and around the country) testify to the fact that chiro kids have less ear infections and get less sick in general. We commonly are rewarded by parental feedback that they didn’t take nearly as many trips (or any at all) to the doctor that year. They are absolutely amazed at the difference that the chiropractic care can provide their family. Another common condition that chiropractic can help is bed wetting. Bed wetting can be caused by a disconnect from the brain to the body. Not only is this condition uncomfortable, but it can also prevent children from growing socially because, due to the condition, they shy away from vital social engagement such as school travel, social sleepovers, and developmental camps. Pediatric chiropractic can help with that.
Pediatric chiropractic care can benefit you and your child. To learn more, contact Chiropractic Family Wellness Center.