Recognize the Warning Signs
Parents are bringing their children to Chiropractors for health concerns we are all familiar with: ear infections, colic, colds, sore throats, fevers, ADD/ ADHD, asthma, bed-wetting, allergies, pains, falls, stomach-aches, and a whole host of other issues that commonly occur as kids grow.
In Infants, they may show difficulty sleeping, breastfeeding or have issues with digestion (colic and reflux) and elimination. They may show a tendency to hold their head to one side or favor breast feeding from one side. Without the language to express what’s wrong, some newborns exhibit unexplained crying or a lack of appetite.
Toddlers may experience chronic sinus congestion or repeated respiratory and ear infections. Chronic earaches are often caused from an impaired nerve supply due to subluxation, causing the middle ear and eustachian tubes to be susceptible to fluid buildup and infection. Traditional allopathic treatment typically involves the antibiotic amoxicillin. However, studies show us that children taking amoxicillin experience compromised immune systems making it twice as likely to have recurring ear infections.
Adolescents may experience asthma, headaches, bedwetting, stomach pain, hyperactivity, behavioral problems (ADD) and frequent colds and infections. A common symptom during adolescence, especially in girls, is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine called a “scoliosis.” Alert parents may notice that a high shoulder or low hip make clothing fit poorly. Back and leg pain may be present. A chiropractic examination can help detect scoliosis in its earliest stages. Safe and natural chiropractic care has helped many young women avoid braces, surgery and the psychological effects of this underlying deformity. Other posture abnormalities such as a tilted head, rounded shoulders or hunchback warrant a Chiropractic evaluation.
The majority of subluxations are asymptomatic. That's why it's important to have your children checked by a Chiropractor so that they can be detected and corrected early, before any pain and symptoms present.
How Are Subluxations Caused?
Spinal nerve stress can be caused by physical, chemical and/or emotional stress. Physical stress may start in the womb due to intrauterine constraint placed on the baby from an unbalanced pelvis. It may also be caused by a traumatic or difficult birth which can introduce great stress to the infant’s skull, spinal column and pelvis. Today, the United States has the highest C-section rate in the world. Traumatic Birth Syndrome (TBS) caused by C-section often causes misalignment of the top bone in the baby's spine (atlas). It is atlas that protects the vital nerves near the brain that control blood supply to the head, ears, nose, throat, glands of the neck, sensation in the fingers and many other things. Other sources of nerve stress throughout childhood may include falls off a bike, roller skates, or sporting injuries. It's crucial to address these birth traumas in infants and common childhood stressors as soon as possible so that these subluxations can be corrected early.
Chiropractic for Infants & Children