Why does my child need chiropractic care?
Pediatric chiropractic can be for all children. Like adults, they too are susceptible to trauma to their spines. This can begin as early as the birth process. Regardless of the nature of the birth, from natural with no intervention to a Cesarean section, the spine may be injured. When a child develops structural issues at an early age, it can affect development. Over time, this can lead to secondary conditions such as colic, constipation, and difficulty latching while breast feeding.
As a child grows, she begins to crawl, walk, and play. These all present unique stresses on the spine. Gradually, small but significant shifts can arise. If neglected, these structural issues may lead to more serious problems in the future. Commonly, secondary conditions such as ear infections, asthma, scoliosis, and headaches may develop.
Spinal hygiene, like dental hygiene, is important to your child’s health. Regular pediatric chiropractic checkups can identify potential issues with your child’s spine. This can happen before they develop into a problematic condition. At Keystone Chiropractic, both doctors have additional training through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association for the care of infants and children.
What can chiropractic do for your child?
It’s important to understand that pediatric chiropractic techniques differ significantly from those used with adults. Often, a gentle pressure (like that used to test the ripeness of a tomato) is all that is required.
As the structure of your child’s spine improves, it removes obstructions to the normal function of the nerve system. In doing so, your child can develop properly and see resolution to problems such as ear infections, colic, or constipation.