Keeping Children Healthy with Chiropractic Care

Childhood is a difficult process, filled with bumps and bruises, falls and twists. As your child grows, he or she may experience growing pains or mental and physical impairments that require more attention. As parents, we look for answers that don’t include medication or medical care. Increasingly, parents are finding these answers in chiropractic care.

In the field of chiropractic care and holistic healthcare, we believe that the body is capable of healing in many ways. The body is strong and smart and knows how to mend itself from infection, disease, and the usual aches and pains. It just needs to be given the opportunity to do so. Through chiropractic care and supplemental and nutritional support, we assist in preventing illness or pain and also assist in the healing process for those struggling with illness.

In this blog, we will share some of the numerous ways in which chiropractic care can benefit your child.

1. Boosting Immunity

Chiropractic care helps to boost your child’s immune system. When a child maintains regular visits to the chiropractor they may experience fewer colds, ear infections and illness. Where antibiotics can lead to a recurrence of ear infections, chiropractic care can help children fend them off for good.

2. Reducing the Occurrence of Constipation

Regular chiropractic visits support digestive health and keep the body running smoothly. A simple nutritional assessment can help you to better understand what may help your child’s digestive system stay at its best health.

3. Develop Good Posture

Adult spines and tiny child spines are no different in their anatomy and both need proper attention to bring about better posture. Starting chiropractic care for children at a young age will help them to learn to hold their bodies properly so that their bones, ligaments, nerves and muscles stay relaxed and strong.

4. Relieve Asthma and Allergies

Studies such as this one done by the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal and Family Health (http://www.chiropracticpediatricresearch.net) have shown that chiropractic care can help to reduce or eradicate the symptoms of a child’s asthma and allergies. Reducing subluxations, when the vertebrae shift out of position, can help to reestablish proper communication between your spine and nervous system, which in turn, helps to reduce your body’s fighting allergic responses.

Every day, human bodies encounter many external stressors. By incorporating chiropractic care at a young age, your child’s body will be less prone to the challenges that these stressors place on them. Chiropractic care encourages the body to heal itself. If your child struggles with any of above, call Bailey’s Chiropractic and Wellness Center to schedule a consult.