Pediatric Chiropractic: What Is It?

Published August 30th, 2022 by Dr. Daner

"Do you adjust babies or kids?" is a common question I receive from patients. In most cases, they are surprised when I reply, "Of course!" It seems that many patients only think of chiropractic as a treatment for adults, most likely due to years of wear and tear and physical stress. However, for different reasons, chiropractic is vitally essential for newborns, babies, toddlers, and growing kids. However, the main goal remains to ensure your nervous system is functioning properly and promote overall health.

What Do Pediatric Chiropractic Adjustments Look Like?

The chiropractic adjustments for newborns and tiny babies are NOTHING like the adjustments most people think of. Instead, it is a very light, gentle touch, as the bones are still soft and not fully formed. However, chiropractic adjustments on these little ones are very important since the first subluxation comes from the birthing process. In addition, sometimes it is necessary to twist a baby's neck when delivering, which can misalign the spine as they come into the world! Luckily, chiropractors are proficient in identifying these issues.

The Benefits of Pediatric Chiropractic for Overall Health

Babies' and kids' immune systems are not fully functional in their early years. So in this sense, chiropractic is critical for these young ones. Ear infections, stomach issues, and constipation are a few of some issues that are very common in younger kids. By boosting the immune system through chiropractic adjustments, chiropractors can keep these kids healthier than those not under chiropractic care. Additionally, from a musculoskeletal standpoint, sometimes toddlers may have slight scoliosis, which may or may not be hereditary. Luckily, there is still time for these young children to reverse scoliosis, as growth plates are still open and the spine is still being fully formed.

The best way to ensure that your baby will be as healthy as they can be as they grow into toddlers, kids, etc., is to get them under chiropractic care as early as possible. This will strengthen their immune systems, significantly benefiting their overall health. If you have any questions about pediatric chiropractic care, you can reach out to Markson Chiropractic. We would be delighted to give you more information about the benefits of pediatric chiropractic. Click here to bring the whole family in for a consultation!

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