Chiropractic care is an effective treatment option for adults as well as children. In fact, there are several benefits for kids who receive chiropractic adjustments on a regular basis. Dr. Brad Young with Young Chiropractic, has had many years of experience providing pain relief for patients ranging from infants to elderly. He is very specific with his adjustments and which technique he uses will depend on the client and their specific situation. Our office is very friendly and is the place you want to bring your family for best pediatric chiropractic care.
What is Pediatric Chiropractic Care?
A child’s body goes through a lot between activities and development and is usually very active.
Physical stress is actually very common in children even from a very young age and may result in other issues, both physically and emotionally. Ear infection, headaches, asthma, aches and pains, are all very common symptoms of a misaligned spine. For proper development, the alignment of the spine is especially important. Routine chiropractic care works well with children’s bodies to loosen tight muscles and realign the spine. Since children’s bodies are much more delicate than adults, pediatric chiropractic care requires more extensive training for children to receive the most out of their visits. Benefits of taking your little one to a chiropractor as experienced as Dr. Brad Young includes: better sleep, improved behavior, improved brain development, and stronger immune system.
Dr. Young loves treating babies! Understand, babies are treated much differently than adults. Dr. Young holds the baby in his arms and gently moves the spine using the tips of his fingers, there is no “popping” involved during the adjustment. Often the baby relaxes so well after the treatment that they take a 4-5 hour nap. Treatments have helped with sleeping, fussiness, acid reflux, spitting up (different then reflux), torticollis, trouble nursing, and not enjoying being on tummy or back.
The benefits of chiropractic care go deeper than just physical, but it can also provide emotional benefits. Regular visits help children improve their mood and attitude by releasing tension and lessening stress. No matter what their specific treatment plan includes, their joints will feel better and their muscles will be more relaxed. Improving their sleep will also help them be less stressed and more functional throughout the day.
Good sleep benefits children especially newborn as well as the parents. Sleep is crucial in a child’s development and wellbeing, and helps them to function throughout theday. Much like adults, children sleep better when their bodies aren’t aching and painful. Our chiropractic treatments work to release the stress in the body and improve their sleep. Chiropractic treatments have also been shown to help the issue of bed wetting.
Improved Brain Development
Chiropractic care can increase brain development as well, which promotes better concentration. This is especially beneficial in children with conditions such as ADD or ADHD. It does this by releasing the pressure on the spine, bones, and joints.
Supports the Immune System
It is difficult for your child’s immune system to fight off flu and colds when their body is misaligned and not able to function properly. Chiropractic care can help children currently fighting off a cold or infection as well as prevent future ones. This treatment can also help with their digestive health and improve issues such as constipation and acid reflux.
Schedule Your Visit
Pediatric chiropractic care has serious health benefits for your child, no matter their age. It can greatly affect their wellbeing and health overall in many positive ways. To schedule a chiropractic visit, contact us today.