Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Babies?
Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Babies?
Usually, when we think of chiropractic care, we’re thinking of adults getting adjusted, with a relieving cracking sound coming from each adjustment. These sounds can be both super satisfying and scary at the same time.
So when we think of pediatric chiropractic care, we’re probably picturing only the adult version of chiropractic. However, pediatric chiropractic care is a whole lot different from adult care. It requires separate certifications and training. And when done properly, it’s completely safe and beneficial for babies.
What is Pediatric Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care in general refers to the practice of adjusting the body and its joints in order to bring the spine into alignment to reduce pressure from the musculoskeletal system. This helps reduce the strains and sprains from our bodies to make us feel more at ease.
Pediatric chiropractic care caters to the same concept, but the technique is a lot more gentle and customized keeping the children’s anatomy in mind.
Benefits Of Pediatric Chiropractic Care
Here are some reasons why you might want to take your child to the chiropractor:
You’d be surprised at how spinal misalignment can disrupt sleep in children. Sleep is essential for their growth and development, hence any disruption can cause a strain on their development.
Disrupted sleep can also lead to problems like bed wetting and behavioral issues. Chiropractic care can help solve these spine issues by correcting any misalignment, which may lead to improved quantity and quality of sleep.
The spine and brain constitute the core of your neurological system. Regular chiropractic care can help align your spine which boosts spinal development by encouraging nutritional reach to these organs and joints.
It also takes off the pressure from joints and muscles which enables them to grow in a more optimized manner.
It also makes movement easy, which again encourages the growth and development of the body.
You may not know this, but your spine is the main center where your immune cells are made. Spinal misalignment can cause disruption in the production of immune cells which makes children more prone to diseases and sicknesses such as the common cold and flu.
Chiropractic care helps bring the spine into alignment, which helps aid the growth and development of these cells which eventually aid in immunity.
Stress can affect children as it affects adults. However, children don’t know how to process things in a productive way, so it comes out in the form of mood outbursts and tantrums because they don’t know how else to cope with things.
Chiropractic care helps alleviate some of this stress, leading to a better, more stabilized mood in children.
The misalignment of the spine can lead to poor posture and balance, which may make children more prone to falls and injuries.
Chiropractic care ensures that your child’s spine and axial musculoskeletal system required for posture and balance are properly aligned. This allows your child to have more flexibility and a fuller range of motion. This in turn can prevent certain kinds of injuries in them.
Is it Safe?
Yes, pediatric chiropractic care performed by a certified trained individual is completely safe. However, you can always refer to your health provider before making any decisions.
Chiropractic services are offered at our office location through Abundant Life Chiropractic. Appointments are available weekly, with Monday appointments available the first week of the month from 2-6 pm and Wednesday appointments available from 10:30 am – 12 pm on the subsequent weeks. Angelina Artho D.C. is the chiropractor on staff, and she has more than 10 years of experience and loves to provide natural chiropractic care, especially to babies, children and pregnant women!