Monday, December 17, 2012

Chiropractic for Kids

Chiropractic for Kids

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
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.

Chronic Conditions
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 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.


  1. Chiropractic is the best way for neck adjustments, lower back pain, upper back pain and variety of musculoskeletal pains. They treat patients in non surgical way to heal them from all there body related pains.

  2. 10 reasons parents take their children to see chiropractic may help:

    To maximise their child’s neural plasticity (brain and nerve development).
    To enhance their child’s overall health and wellbeing.
    To strengthen immunity and reduce the incidence of colds, ear-aches and general illness.
    To help with colic and Irritable Baby Syndrome.
    To help with asthma, breathing difficulties and allergies.
    To improve spinal posture.
    To improve their child’s ability to concentrate.
    To assist with behavioural disorders and enhance emotional wellbeing.
    To help alleviate digestive problems.
    To assist with bed-wetting and sleep issues.

  3. There have been several large-scale research studies verifying the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care for kids. The amount of force used to adjust an infant is comparable to the amount of force you use to test a ripe tomato at the grocery store. Those of you with kids know that they are certainly able to withstand a lot more pressure than that! Chiropractors have been helping kids lead healthier lives for over 100 years. Dr Amanda has taken several courses to be able to specialize in caring children and their specific needs. She has a very gentle touch and will treat your kids with the utmost of care.

  4. Chiropractic treatment of children has not been curtailed by such bad publicity. Today, building on a program that began in 1993, the International Chiropractic Association offers a postgraduate “Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics” (DICCP) and publishes the “peer reviewed” Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics. The diplomate program is a thirty-module, 360-plus-hour classroom course that takes place during weekends over a three-year period. There is no hospital training and no contact with diseased or injured children—only a “mandatory observational/training weekend at a chiropractic center for special needs children under multi-disciplinary care” (ICA Council 2009).