Chiropractic care for kids might seem unconventional, but it plays a vital role in supporting their growing bodies. A child’s nervous system orchestrates the functioning of various systems in their developing body – from blood circulation to brain function and bone growth. Maintaining a healthy nervous system is crucial for their overall health, behavior, and proper development. Stress and misalignment of the spine can exert significant impacts on these factors. At The Way Health & Spine, we offer gentle and non-invasive chiropractic therapy that targets underlying issues during the developmental stages, ensuring a pain-free and successful childhood.
The birthing process alone can subject an infant’s spine to stress and trauma. Even natural and Cesarean births can exert intense pressure leading to misalignments in an infant’s spine. Unfortunately, infants can’t effectively communicate their pain to us beyond crying. As they progress through infancy, they might sleep in awkward positions or experience minor falls. During the crawling and walking stages, they might strain or twist their bodies. While children are resilient and can often absorb impact, these injuries can develop into movement patterns that gradually misalign their bones.
As kids grow, they might start developing poor posture due to extended periods of screen time or sitting at desks. Engaging in contact sports, carrying heavy backpacks incorrectly, or assuming awkward positions while playing can further contribute to spinal issues. In their teenage years, the stress of additional responsibilities and physical activities, such as part-time work and labor-intensive tasks, can continue impacting their spinal health.
This demonstrates that throughout a child’s development, their spine can easily fall out of alignment, potentially affecting their overall nervous system function and development.
Children’s spines can become misaligned without them being conscious of pain or discomfort. Often, children lack the body awareness to identify subtle chronic issues, and even when they experience pain, they might struggle to communicate it, displaying signs like irritability, acting out, or excessive crying. Spinal issues can also contribute to various other childhood problems.
Chiropractic treatment for kids commences with a comprehensive examination to diagnose the issue and determine the most suitable treatment approach. Even if your child is too young or reserved to communicate effectively, chiropractors possess the expertise to engage with them and ascertain the problem before initiating treatment, if necessary. Subsequent to the assessment, gentle and non-invasive spinal adjustments are performed. Children often exhibit relaxation and may even fall asleep post-treatment, indicative of its effectiveness.
If concerns about your child’s spinal health arise, don’t hesitate to contact us at The Way Health & Spine in Newport Beach for a consultation.
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