Did you know that human brains are not fully developed at birth compared to other mammals? The first two years of a child’s life are the most influential to development of the brain and nervous system. This is the time when 90% of neurological foundation and potential is being formed.
Specific childhood milestones such as crawling, walking and speaking are indicators of brain development. At no other time in our lives is the expression and development of our human potential so greatly influenced by our environment. After unconditional love, making sure your child’s brain and nervous system are developing well is the best gift you can give your growing child to thrive in that environment. Chiropractic adjustments are used to correct small inconsistencies in the body’s health before they evolve into larger problems.
Child adjustments are designed specifically for their smaller frame and are far gentler than an adult adjustment. With the rise of childhood diseases and the early onset of chronic conditions like asthma and ADHD, more people have turned to the benefits of chiropractic care for children. The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association has done extensive studies on the benefits of chiropractic care for babies and young children. Their research can be found here: ICPA Research (icpa4kids.com)
Frequently Asked Questions
Most frequent questions and answers
What age can my child receive a chiropractic adjustment?
ALL AGES! As little as minutes old can see benefits of being checked by a trained chiropractor. One of many benefits is it can have positive effects on the breastfeeding relationship.
How often does my child need to come?
An initial exam will determine what your child needs and how many treatments. Each case is unique, but the average is number of visits is 16.
What are some benefits of my child receiving chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care can have many benefits to a child’s health.
Improved brain development is noticed since chiropractic care helps the body and brain connect better.
Achieving milestones on time is important to your child’s overall development. Pediatric chiropractors are trained to continually check developmental milestones.
Many people have shared that they do not get sick as often under regular chiropractic care. A chiropractic adjustment can increase white blood cells which can lead to improved immune system function.
Better sleep is easier to be obtained when the nervous system is in better balance.
Behavior improvements are sometimes noted when the body starts functioning better.
Chiropractic care can help with breastfeeding issues, colic, ear infections, failure to thrive, kids on the spectrum, athletic injuries to many more things. The reason it helps with so many things is not because you are chasing the treatment of each of these conditions but instead getting the body functioning better from the inside out allows the body to express differently!
Do you adjust a child like an adult?
NO! As a trained pediatric chiropractor, we adapt they style to each spine. With newborns and young children, the pressure used is about the same as putting in a contact lens. As children’s get older the more pressure can be added. Children do not look like adult adjustments until about a teenager.
Why should I have my child receive a chiropractic adjustment?
Did you know that about 90% of babies have birth trauma coming out into the world. Both in vaginal and c-section births can have a negative effect on the baby’s nervous system and spine. Making sure they are checked out early can lead to less issues and better outcomes when caught early.