4 Reasons To Consider Chiropractic Care For Your Child
Kids going to a Chiropractor may scare some people but be totally normal to others. I mean why could a need to go? Do they have a bunch of neck and back pain?
Believe it or not, kids go to Chiropractors not for neck and back pain but usually for things most people don’t think of when they think of Chiropractic. We are going to go over 4 reasons to consider chiropractic care for children.
1. Ear Infections
Ear infections are tricky with almost everyone experiencing an ear infection. There are kids that will get chronic ear infections. Often times the only form of treatment is antibiotics or tubes in the child’s ears. More and more parents do not want to put their kids on antibiotics for long periods of time as it does impact the child’s overall health. A lot of times there is a problem with the muscles surrounding the ear canal and they are constantly contracted. This makes it so fluid is unable to drain from the ear resulting in an ear infection. Specific Chiropractic Care helps relax these muscles allowing the ear canal to work properly and reduce ear infections overall.
Just like adults kids also get headaches. Headaches are one of those things that a lot of people and kids just learn to live with. What people don’t understand is that this doesn’t have to be the case. Headaches are almost due to neurological issues. At The Specific Chiropractic Centers, we make work with the nervous system and its relationship to headaches. By doing this we are able to decrease the number of headaches experienced drastically as well as the intensity of the headaches.
Spitting up is something that babies always do. The problem is when the baby is always doing it and suddenly they are barely actually eating. There are medications that can be prescribed for this but not everyone wants to go that route. A lot of times the muscles around the base of the stomach that lets food is are too contracted making it hard for food to pass. With chiropractic care, we can get this area along with the stomach working how it’s supposed to decrease reflux and the amount of spit ups experienced. This leads to a happy kid and happy parents!
4. Neurodevelopmental Disorders
The rise of kids with anxiety, ADD/ADHD, Autism, and ODD is at an all-time high. Surely this all can’t be linked to genetics, that would be crazy! Genetics definitely plays a little bit of a factor in it all but not as much as environmental factors. We have to remember that today’s environment is much more toxic that it was 50-100 years ago. This makes it so people who may be susceptible to certain disorders are affected more. A lot of times the nervous system isn’t working how it’s supposed to with effects all other areas of the body. Once everything is working how it’s supposed to we start to see a change in how kids act emotionally. This can range from increased attention, decreased anxiety and anger, better self-awareness, and even not as sensitive to certain types of clothing.
If any of these peaks your interest don’t hesitate to reach out to us and see if what we do at The Specific Chiropractic Centers may be helpful for your child and family. Contact us.
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