More and more parents are seeking chiropractic care for their children. Many spinal problems seen in adulthood began as early as birth. The birthing process can stress an infant’s spine and developing nerve system. The resulting interference to the nervous system caused by spinal and cranial misalignment can be the cause of many newborn health complaints. Colic, breathing problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions and chronic infections can often be traced to nerve system stress.
Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked right away. As the infant grows, learning to hold up the head, sit, crawl and walk are all activities that affect spinal alignment and are important times to have a child checked by a Doctor of Chiropractic.
As the child begins to do other childhood activities, falls and accidents can cause small yet significant spinal misalignments (subluxations). If ignored, the injuries during this period of rapid growth may lead to more serious problems later in life. Subtle trauma throughout childhood will affect the future development of the spine leading to impaired nervous system function. Any interference to the vital nervous system will adversely affect the body's ability to function at its best.
One of the most common reasons parents seek care for their child is trauma, causing spinal misalignments (subluxations). These misalignments may or may not result in immediate pain or symptoms. Regular chiropractic checkups can identify potential spinal misalignment from these traumas, and by making the correction early in life may help avoid many of the health complaints seen later as adults. Proper spinal hygiene is an important key to better health.
Another reason parents seek care for their little ones is symptom or condition based. Parents seek care for conditions such as colic, ear infections, asthma, allergies and headaches (to name a few) because they have heard from other parents or the internet that chiropractic care can help.
It is important to understand that as a Chiropractor I do not treat conditions or diseases. My expertise is in checking the child's spine for misalignments that impair nervous system function therefore affecting overall body function. The bones of the spine house and protect the spinal cord. The spinal cord is the Super Highway to and from the brain and carries information from the brain to all parts of the body and back. Subluxations interfere with the nerves' ability to transmit this vital information.
The nervous system controls and coordinates the function of all the systems in the body: circulatory, respiratory, digestive, hormonal, eliminative and immune system. All aspects of health may be impaired by nerve interference. The chiropractic adjustment restores nervous system function allowing the body the ability to express a greater state of health and well-being.
At Hoskins Chiropractic we take a case history and perform a chiropractic exam to determine if spinal subluxations exist. Our adjusting procedures are modified to fit a child's size and unique spinal condition. The adjustment is both gentle and specific to the child's developing spinal structures. Most of our parents report that their children enjoy their chiropractic adjustments and look forward to their next visit. They also report that their children experience a greater level of health while under regular chiropractic care.
To enhance your child's ability to function in a greater state of health, call us today!