When people come across our services and see that we treat children, they often wonder why a child would need a chiropractor? The reality is, children have spines and nervous systems too! It’s important that, if a child suffered from some form of trauma, to take care of it immediately. Many adults that come into our practice have issues that can date back to when they were kids or teenagers. Our friendly family chiropractic office has welcomed children suffering from pain, digestive issues, colic, asthma, constipation, and even cognitive impairments, like hyperactivity and autism.
At Victoria Family Chiropractic, we help many kids, ranging from newborn babies to teenagers across a wide spectrum of ailments and traumas.
The Spine and Children
Children are subject to many different traumas, including the birthing process, car accidents, falling off bikes, falling out of trees and skating and skiing accidents. Since kids love to play and have fun, they are also subject to scrapes and bruises; however, when there are back injuries, this is where chiropractic care can help.
A misaligned spine could impact much more than you can imagine. The spine is directly connected with the central nervous system, which essentially runs the entire human body. If a child’s spine is misaligned or blocked, it could lead to other significant problems down the line, especially if it’s not treated until adulthood. At Victoria Family Chiropractic, we offer special examinations for babies, kids, and teenagers to properly assess how we can be of assistance.
Asthma is one of the fastest growing diseases among children. On top of this, it equates for the most prescriptions filled for children. If your child has been diagnosed with Asthma, there is a potential that we can provide some relief for your child.
While we don’t know what causes asthma, we do know it’s an autoimmune disease. We also know and understand the nerve-wracking feelings of watching your child struggle to breathe.
It’s important to state that chiropractic is not a treatment or cure for asthma, but rather a source to help provide relief to children and adults. What we do is realign the spine to allow the central nervous system to function properly and coordinate with the immune system. To see if your child may benefit from this, call to schedule an examination.
The gastrointestinal tract functions through digesting food and extracting the essentials, energy, mineral, vitamins, and antioxidants, and preparing the excess for elimination.
Children may experience numerous different digestive issues related to GI, including:
Failure to thrive
While chiropractic care is dedicated to the spine, we have found great success in helping kids and teenagers with digestive issues. The GI tract is controlled by the central nervous system, which requires a healthy spine for optimal bodily operation.
In many cases, a misaligned spine in the upper neck or mid back area may lead to those problems. On top of this, children that experienced birth trauma, such as a C-section, breech, forceps, or vacuum, fall into this category as well.
Constipation is a digestive issue that is related to the gastrointestinal tract. Many times, doctors or parents resort to medicines like stool softeners and laxatives to help treat constipation. However, it’s imperative to find the root of the problem to prevent it.
We have helped numerous children who were suffering mild and even severe constipation. What we have learned is that spinal misalignments in the upper neck or mid back region and children with a history of birth trauma may cause or experience these problems.
When parents have children, they wish and dream for their children to be happy, healthy, and successful. One of the most difficult things that parents face is the news that their child may have cognitive impairments or a learning disorder.
When it comes to cognitive impairments, there is a spectrum ranging from mild to severe, both of which we have helped. In fact, I have witnessed a once severely autistic child heal to become an average person!
It’s important to state that chiropractics is not a treatment or cure for cognitive impairments. However, since we do focus on the central nervous system and its functionality, we can help these children, and, in some cases, dramatically.
How We Can Help:
I spent my entire childhood, teens and early adult life struggling to breathe and was close to death on several occasions and I’ve lost count of how many times I was hospitalized. I have been on every asthma drug ranging from prednisone to ventolin.
Chiropractors can help kids in more ways than one. Our friendly family chiropractic office has welcomed children suffering from pain, digestive issues, colic, asthma, constipation, and even cognitive impairments, like hyperactivity and autism.
In each case, we have been able to provide relief for both the children, and the parents. We seek to help as many children as possible as we are a wellness and family chiropractic office! Call us today and book your appointment.
Call Our Clinic to Book Your Appointment
Do you have, or have you suffered from a herniated disc, sciatica, headaches, neck pain, sports injury, back pain or from a motor vehicle accident? If yes, then there is an excellent chance we can help! At our clinic, we offer spinal decompression and same day appointments are often available. Call us at Victoria Family Chiropractic to book your appointment now!