Chiropractic for Kids

Pure Life Wellness Chiropractic

Article by Pure Life Wellness Chiropractic

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It sometimes surprises our patients to learn that chiropractic care is not only beneficial for their children, but that it is an essential component to raising a healthy, happy child. Remember what the chiropractic adjustment does: it removes interference in the nervous system, allowing our bodies to function at the highest level possible; allowing our cells to make just the right amount of chemical messengers and hormones needed for all of the body’s diverse functions.

Functions like the immune response, metabolism, digestion, emotional, behavioral and cognitive development, muscular and skeletal growth, sleeping patterns, etc. Hmm… now those things sound like they would be important processes to a growing infant or child!

How important is chiropractic for kids?

Subluxations are caused by physical, chemical and emotional stress. Physical stresses, such as pulling, torsion, and squeezing are all common to the birth process, even in the most natural and easy births. Add chemical input from pain medications, labor inducing drugs such as Pitocin, and physical trauma due to forceps, vacuum extraction or Cesarean section, and that is a lot of extra stress for a baby’s still developing immune and nervous systems.

Older children are subject to many different forms of physical and emotional stress. Those backpacks are heavy! Sitting for lengths of time puts a tremendous amount of pressure on the base of the spine and on the lower vertebrae. Sports and regular horsing around create opportunities for injury and physical stress. Chiropractic adjustments aid your child in successfully adapting to the various types of input and activities we want them to enjoy.

All babies and children should be checked periodically by a chiropractor to stay healthy. Many parents have seen great improvements in specific health challenges once their children started chiropractic care. These include:

  • Colic
  • Digestive problems
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Chronic colds
  • Ear infections
  • Chronic bed-wetting

The beauty of chiropractic is that it is primarily a wellness practice. What that means is that you don’t have to be sick or have back pain to take advantage of chiropractic care.

Everyone can benefit from an adjustment because it restores the natural balance in the body and allows us to reconnect with our body’s innate ability to heal, thus allowing us full expression of radiant health. That is why at Pure Life Wellness we strive to provide whole families with lifetime wellness care.