Chiropractic for Kids
Most parents care a great deal about the health and wellbeing of their children. Currently, there is a never-ending onslaught of parent-shaming going on in the media from numerous different authorities and everybody has a different opinion. It can be daunting to determine what’s best for you children.
Vaccinations: Are they safe or not. Are they necessary? Is it safe to not get them?
Breastfeeding: Is it really that important and if so for how long?
Exercise: Is running around the yard enough? What sports can be dangerous for young kids? Are helmets enough to protect them?
Food additives and safety: MSG, artificial flavors, aspartame, colors.
Gluten: Is this really that big of a problem?
Asthma: Why is this so much more common than it used to be?
Fevers: Is it beneficial or even safe to use drugs to reduce a fever?
Autism: Is it really caused by vaccines? What do I do now?
Sugar: How much is too much? Is high fructose corn syrup really that bad?
Fluoride: Is really good for their teeth. Is it even safe?
It seems like the biggest concern that people asked about kids 50 years ago was not dropping them on their head and even then…. Meh, it happens. It’s a lot to deal with. While I do feel VERY confident answering a lot of those questions, I’m only going to talk about one today.
Chiropractic for Kids
When I started writing this article I was a little frustrated with the fact that there’s hardly any kids in Greenville, NC that get adjusted. I wondered if people just don’t care about their children here. Clearly, that’s not likely, so maybe I was missing something. Most people are very well aware of the medical recommendation for regular checkups during pregnancy, ultrasounds, baby well visits, vaccines and dentist visits. Unfortunately, essentially no one is aware of the need or benefit of regular chiropractic care. So let me break it down for you.
When to start?
NOW. Every newborn should be checked as soon as possible for an abnormal spinal shift or misalignment. Giving birth is a rough process, right ladies? I challenge you to find a woman who says laboring a child is a piece of cake. Well, how do you think the baby feels? He/she is literally being squeezed, pushed or pulled out into the world by the head. FYI, letting gravity do some of the work and having someone catch him/her will help reduce this stress on both baby and mom. Those tables with the stirrups are designed to make it easy for your doctor, not YOU!
Currently, it is common practice to pull with a rather significant amount of force on your baby’s soft and pliable head to further along the birthing process. Sometimes forceps are used to get a better grip. This may be necessary for emergency situations but don’t ignore the damage it can do. Your neck might be jacked up too if someone pulled you through a doorway by your head with a metal tool.
When you consider the stress of modern childbirth and how your spine is protecting the master system of your body that controls everything, it’s not surprising to see how chiropractic care can have an impact on commons childhood ailments like, croup, ear infections, colic, torticollis, inability to latch for breastfeeding etc. Chiropractic is likely the safest and one of the most impactful healthcare services you can utilize for you and especially your child. Whether you’re planning to get pregnant, are pregnant, have a newborn, infant, toddler pre-teen or teenager, don’t wait any longer to get them to a chiropractor so they can function optimally. Call Corrective Chiropractic today to talk to our chiropractor about chiropractic care for your kids today.