The first thing that people ask about kids and chiropractic is ‘what is wrong with them’.  It’s an honest enough question.  The answer is that children have a host of health issues and challenges that adults do not.

Healthy bodies begin from an early age at Infinite Healing Arts.

Healthy bodies begin from an early age at Infinite Healing Arts.

There are specific times during development that specific neurological structures form and certain behaviors emerge. Future development is based upon neurological structures that have already formed. Therefore, any arrested development or delay due to nerve system interference, will affect the development of more advanced neurological structures.

Many parents bring their child in for care because they realize how important the function of the nervous system is for overall health. I checked my own child’s spine just after birth for this very reason.  Birth can be a very traumatic and potentially damaging experience for a baby.  We’ve seen more complications if forceps, vacuum extraction, caesarian, inducement or other birth intervention procedures are performed.

Here are just a few of the common reasons that a parent may bring their child to see us:

  • chronic ear infections
  • asthma
  • allergies
  • headaches
  • bed wetting
  • ADHD
  • digestive health issues
  • sports
  • falls
  • care for mom during pregnancy

While this is greatly beneficial to mom, the latest research also tells us that the baby’s developing nervous system is wiring for the world into which he or she will be born. So, having a mother with a nervous system functioning at its peak potential will assist baby as well.

Just like with adults, we really are not treating these children for these conditions, we are adjusting their spines to help correct interference in the function of their nervous system.

Chiropractors call this interference a subluxation. Many of the symptoms listed above are simply the way that a child’s body manifests this issue of subluxations.  Dietary and other lifestyle factors must be addressed as well to have a complete picture of what is going on with your child.

Can Chiropractic Hurt A Child?

pet adjustment

Word spreads fast among the kids we see. They even bring their pets to see Dr. Mike!

No. This is especially true with the style of care we provide in our office.  The type of procedure we use to address subluxations is as light as the force you might use to place a contact in your eye or check the ripeness of a tomato.

Chiropractic care in our office never forces any part of your child’s spine, so there is no need to worry about them being hurt or injured.  In fact, many times, we find that kids giggle or laugh as we check and adjust them.