Chiropractic care is not just for adults! Children, both kids and infants, can benefit from chiropractic care. Millard Family Chiropractic & Wellness uses chiropractic care to help kids with more than just pain relief—it’s about putting the body and brain into balance by helping the nervous system.
Chiropractic care for children can help promote proper growth and development as well as limit health challenges, such as problems with nursing or reflux. Chiropractic care for children helps their spine and nervous system grow optimally, without interferences.
The differences in chiropractic care for children are split between kids and infants.
Infants, of course, cannot talk to tell us if anything is wrong. As doctors, we look for problems with sleeping, pooping, eating, or burping to lend us signs of needing potential chiropractic care. Some issues in infants that can be helped with chiropractic include:
- Not sleeping through the night
- Crying a lot
- Constantly making tight fists
- Not latching during breast feeding
- Not being able to turn their head all the way
Kids have the opportunity to tell us more about the pain they may be feeling, but we encourage parents to pay close attention to how your children grow. Are their ears, shoulders and hips even? Are there any parts that are rotated? This could help us address a problem before it becomes a source of pain.
We also tend to see kids do more through sports than we ever have before. Repetitive sports practices can cause stress injuries or other issues. For example, a child who plays tennis and is continuously practicing their overhead serve is likely to develop a bent spine.
Chiropractic care can also help when it comes to focusing in school or dealing with ADD or ADHD. When the connection between the brain and the body is interrupted, it can cause an agitated nervous system, making hard to focus. Chiropractic care is about bringing that balance back to the nervous system.
If you or someone you know has a child that you believe could benefit from chiropractic care, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Contact us today for more information!