Updated: Jan 11
When educating parents on the benefits of chiropractic in their own bodies, I am almost always asked, “Can kids get adjusted too?” The answer? ABSOLUTELY! Not only is it okay that children get adjusted, but it’s highly recommended.
Why would children and infants need to get adjusted anyway?
From the day that we are born, we are constantly experiencing things that put our bodies and our health at risk for being less than optimal. Although extremely beautiful, the birth process itself is extremely traumatic for newborns in their bodies. An entire network of systems, organs, and tissues is forced through a relatively small space. This leaves great opportunity for things to be compressed, constricted and pushed out of optimal alignment. This is one of many reasons why infants can (and should) be adjusted at only a few minutes of being earth side. As we grow older, we learn to walk, talk and recognize things as either good or bad for us. Unfortunately, this process comes with lots of bumps, falls and some unavoidable immune system “tests”.
Just like with adults, it is important to keep a child’s nervous system free of interference and functioning at 100%. When you remove interference from a child’s nervous system, you are giving that child the ability to grow and develop stronger, healthier and happier. Chiropractic care in kids has been shown to have numerous benefits including a strengthened immune system, better behavior and concentration, improved mood, and higher quality sleep. In addition to several overall wellness benefits, chiropractic care in kids has been shown to greatly improve or even resolve many conditions including colic, reflux , torticollis, ear infections, asthma, autism, ADHD, behavioral disorders, and digestive issues. For a little more information about how chiropractic care can help children and infants, check out some of the articles from Pathways Magazine which can be found here.
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