Why Pediatric Chiropractic?
Children these days face an array of everyday stressors, from school to social media, cyber bullying, peer pressure, and information overload. Changing family situations, loss, grief, illness, and injury all greater attribute to levels of stress in a young body. A developing brain is weakened by stress, and the onslaught of toxic stress can lead to problems in behavior and physical and mental health. This type of stress can also decrease the size and affect the function of regions of the brain responsible for memory, learning, and executive function. Our brain-based approach to chiropractic focuses on supporting body systems to better adapt to these types of stressors which overtax the nervous system and affects overall health.
Despite the numerous outside stressor’s children face, they’re also burdened with the weight of their most important job: developing into a healthy adult. The insurmountable stress that puberty puts on young people is only multiplied by environmental, family, and school stress. Kids who are exposed to these types of stressors are more likely to suffer from physical and mental ailments such as frequent ear infections, inadequate sleep or nightmares, depression, and anxiety.
How does it work?
Chiropractic care is specifically focused on helping overwhelmed and challenged nervous systems to better cope with stress and formulate new patterns and strategies that lead to healthy outcomes. Forming these beneficial neuro-biomechanical pathways and patterns early can help tremendously with your child’s ability to deal with the many stresses that come with growing up in today’s world. Without guidance, the overwhelming tide of stress that comes with childhood and puberty can lead to serious neuro-biomechanical problems that chiropractic care can help to alleviate with careful, individualized treatment for their unique situation. Using a gentle but effective series of adjustments, our doctors allow the central nervous system to heal from traumas and begin clearing the information pathways that support healthy stress responses.
Is chiropractic right for my child?
Chiropractic care is a powerful tool for aiding in the relief of symptoms relating to things like: ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, asthma, constipation, scoliosis, or coordination issues. It is also vital for fostering positive responses to external stress, but what about your already healthy, thriving child? Maintaining a regular schedule of chiropractic adjustments not only keeps children healthy and happy, but allows them to better adapt to future stress, injury, and supports immunity which is vital for kids entering the public-school systems. Consider chiropractic as a powerful tool for helping your child deal with challenges and potential dysfunctions their body and nervous system haven’t been able to deal with on their own. Whether your goal for your child is overarching wellness, or you’re concerned with a prevalent symptom, chiropractic not only maintains health and vitality, but helps manage difficulties and allows them to thrive despite those issues.
Our main technique, Network Spinal Analysis (NSA,) uses extremely gentle yet effective adjustments and light touch to create positive connections from the brain to other parts of the body. We combine many techniques when working with children that allow us to treat their developing bodies safely and powerfully. Diversified technique is the most widely used adjusting style by chiropractors around the world which involves applying precise manual pressure to areas along the spine and extremities to relieve subluxated areas. Our family practice has been working with children for over 30 years and is well versed on the modifications these techniques require when working with them. Extremity adjusting is vital to a young person’s growing joints by ensuring they grow in a healthy, aligned way. With our focus on comprehensive and collaborative chiropractic care, we utilize all the tools in our toolbox to tailor a care plan that is specific to your child’s needs and health goals.
Benefits and Expectations
The benefits adults and children alike can expect from chiropractic are unified and simple: restoring and maintaining optimum health by clearing the central nervous system from interferences. People often ask, “when should I start chiropractic care?” Our response is, “at conception.” You can read more about pregnancy and infant care here. Using chiropractic to set a healthy groundwork for growing and developing is key for life-long wellbeing and stress management. By starting children in chiropractic care early, we prepare them for a full and productive life of health and balance.
Along with general wellness, chiropractic approaches to managing illnesses, dysfunctions, and adverse events like ear infections, ADHD, and musculoskeletal injuries have far lower rates of complications and side effects compared to conventional medical interventions. While medication and pharmaceutical therapies are necessary in certain cases, our objective is to support the body in healing naturally and innately, to make these medical interventions less frequent and less invasive. We see less than 1% of children who receive chiropractic care report adverse reactions drugs and medication.
When working with children, we teach them to better understand the signals their body is sending them and foster confidence in their ability to heal naturally. We work with your child to build positive patterns of nervous system behavior that will last into adulthood and maximize long term wellness.
As with any chiropractic relationship, we start by assessing your child’s health, talk about any challenges, and set goals. Once we have a complete and comprehensive understanding, we work with you to devise an individualized plan, unique to your child’s situation, creating an environment where everyone involved feels empowered, educated, and confident.
Reclaim Your Health Today.
We are so excited about this journey to optimal wellbeing through chiropractic you have decided to embark on. Rest assured, you have come to the right place. We are eager to talk with you about your goals and how we can partner with you in taking control of your health. Call us today! 207-883-5549