More and more parents are seeking chiropractic care for their children. Many health challenges seen in adults began as early as birth. The initial stress on an infant’s spine and developing nervous system. The resulting in disruption to the nervous system caused by spinal and cranial misalignment can be the cause of many newborn and child health complaints.
The following conditions are often related to nervous system stress:
- GERD/ digestive stress
- Breast feeding difficulties
- “colic” or inconsolable crying
- Allergic reactions
- Chronic infections
- Breathing problems ( asthma, allergies)
- Ear aches
- Sleep disturbances
Since significant spinal and cranial trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked following birth by Dr. Lisa. As the infant develops neurologically through the various stages including learning to hold up the head, sitting, crawling and initial walking stages there can be physical trauma introduced to the spine that can result in nerve disturbance. There are specific gross motor milestones that are a crucial time to have a child checked by a chiropractor to detect any developing neural dysfunction..
Subtle trauma throughout childhood will affect the future development of the spine leading to impaired nervous system function. Any interference to the vital nerve system will adversely affect the body’s ability to function at its best.
It is important to understand that chiropractic does not treat conditions or diseases. Dr. Lisa’s expertise is in checking the child’s spine for areas of tension that impair nervous system function therefore affecting overall body function. The bones of the spine, the vertebrae, house and protect the spinal cord. The spinal cord is an extension of the brain and carries information from the brain to the body parts and back to the brain again. Subluxations (or patterns of tension) interfere with the nerves’ ability to transmit this vital information.
The chiropractic adjustment restores nervous system function allowing the body the ability to express a greater state of health and well-being. Chiropractic adjustments for children are very gentle and non-forceful, children usually find them relaxingHaving your child checked and adjusted by a chiropractor is a wonderful way to help them thrive and teach them to respect their bodies value their health. .