Growing Strong: The Power of Chiropractic Care for Infants and Children

As parents, the well-being of our children is our top priority. From the moment they’re born, every parent wants to provide the best possible care, environment, and presence to their child. It’s no secret that the birth process can be traumatic for both baby and mom, and tacking on falls, position, and their exponential growth, the door becomes wide open for misalignment within their system. While chiropractic care is often associated with adults, it can be even more impactful for our infants and children. Let’s delve into the world of adjustments for our little ones and uncover how chiropractic can support their health and development.

Pediatric chiropractic care focuses on gentle and specific adjusting techniques tailored to the unique needs of the infant or child on the table. These adjustments are safe, gentle, and non-invasive, as they aim to correct spinal misalignments that appear far too commonly. Birth can be traumatic for both the baby and the mother, and is often seen as the cause of the first misalignment in newborns. Whether they’re born cesarean or naturally, with or without interventions or modalities for extraction, newborns should be checked for misalignments at some point (the earlier the better). When our babies experience some sort of trauma that goes unchecked, they develop in adaptation to the dysfunctional pattern rather than growing with an optimal system.

Through life today, the seated position is almost unavoidable, and that’s especially apparent in children. We put them in high chairs, car seats, strollers, and then at some point we put them in a desk at school for the foreseeable future. Add on any falls or slips, along with any unresolved birth-caused misalignments, and we’re subjecting our kids to growth in a system that’s desperate for alignment.

Chiropractic for the pediatric population can have a multitude of benefits, here are a few pertinent reasons to have your children checked by a chiropractor:

  1. Improved Nervous System Function: Our nervous system is one of the most important organs in our body, as it regulates every system, process, and function within us. By properly aligning the spine, which encapsulates the main part of the nervous system, we can support our little one’s health and well-being.
  2. Improved Sleep Patterns: When we balance the nervous system, we balance our body’s ability to regulate sleep and relaxation. Many parents report improvement in their child’s sleep patterns after chiropractic adjustments. By addressing any discomfort or tension in the spine, adjustments can help children relax more fully, leading to better sleep quality and duration. Think about it, can you sleep soundly when your body is tense, achey, and stiff?
  3. Supporting Digestive Health: Digestive issues are common among infants and children, which often leads to discomfort and irritability. Chiropractic adjustments can help alleviate tension in the digestive system, promoting better digestion and a reduction of symptoms like colic and reflux. Remember when we talked about the nervous system regulating everything in the body? Well, the digestive system is a big part of that.
  4. Promoting Healthy Development: From crawling to walking and beyond, proper spinal alignment is essential for healthy development in kids. Chiropractic adjustments support proper posture and alignment, which is imperative as they grow into their bodies. This can also help with children reaching developmental milestones with ease as their systems continue to grow in an optimal state.
  5. Offering a Natural Approach to Health and Wellness: Chiropractic care offers a natural and holistic approach to health and wellness for children. Rather than relying solely on medication or invasive procedures, parents can explore gentle chiropractic adjustments to support their little one’s health in a safe and effective manner.

When seeking chiropractic care for your child, it’s essential to choose a qualified and experienced pediatric chiropractic. Dr. Paul Fierro at Koru Chiropractic has completed a multitude of seminars offered by the ICPA to further his knowledge in pediatric and perinatal chiropractic. His passion for chiropractic along with his goal to serve the families of Louisville sets him apart from all other chiropractors in Colorado.

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