Why do infants and children need chiropractic? The answer is simple! Children experience trauma through playing sports and sitting in class all day; where infants experience trauma through birth.
The thing about subluxations (a misalignment of the bones in the spine) is that there isn’t always going a symptom associated with them. Unfortunately for children with restlessness and attention issues they’re usually put on medications to treat these symptoms, where an adjustment can potentially treat the cause.
Subluxations can show up in any number of ways in children and infants like:
- Neck Sensitivity
- Bed Wetting
- ADD / ADHD
- Chronic Ear Infections
- Slowed Motor Development
- Loss of Appetite
- Sleeping disorders
Chiropractic not only helps with subluxations, there are some Infants that have a contracted sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM) (muscle pictured to the right) and are subjected to operative measures to lengthen the muscle but unfortunately this shouldn’t be the case as infants have responded well to adjustments to help with this issue. This happens because parents aren’t educated on the other alternatives and they are just told that it has to be corrected surgically. Not only does every parent deserve to know their options but everybody else does!
It is so important to make sure their spines and most importantly their nervous systems are healthy especial when children are growing.
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