Pediatric Chiropractic Care Relieves Stress And Helps Prevent Injury
The idea of taking a child to the chiropractor is foreign to most people, however, chiropractors are used to treating a variety of issues in pediatric patients for well over 100 years. Chiropractors who practice pediatric care, understand the stress children’s bodies undergo as they develop and why it is so important to keep their developing spinal columns in alignment and healthy. Here at Armeli Chiropractic, many of our pediatric patients are brought in by their parents to address injuries, because they want to provide their children with pain relief without overloading their delicate systems with harmful pharmaceutical drugs. There are a host of other benefits associated with pediatric chiropractic care. Here are a few of them.
Relief and Correction For Babies
One of the main reasons parents seek the help of a chiropractor who treats pediatric patients, is because of colic and ear infections. The discomfort caused by colic/ear infections can cause pain in an infant, and interrupted sleep for parents. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to provide relief for babies who have colic/ear infections. Spinal manipulation has also allowed babies and their parents to enjoy a more restful sleep due to the relaxation properties of the treatment.
Chiropractic treatment modalities have shown great promise in regard to treating babies who are having trouble latching onto their mother’s breast. Generally, babies are born with the natural ability and instinct to suckle, however, there are cases where some babies have difficulties latching on properly. This is most likely due to a problem with the communication between elements of the suck-swallow reflex and the brain.
Pediatric chiropractic adjustments help to mobilize the joints and clear whatever is irritating the nervous system. This process clears the communication pathways and allows the muscles in the throat and the tongue to function properly. The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics published a study centered around 114 babies. The study concluded that 78 percent of the babies responded so well to treatments that they no longer needed supplemental nourishment after four chiropractic treatments.
Day To Day Stress
Most people fail to consider the stressors children are faced with. Many of them face peer pressure along with the stress they deal with as they concentrate on their studies. Beyond that, children are more active in their communities and with extra-curricular activities than they were even 10 years ago. Many children function by calendars that are loaded with events and practices. Just as adults need to de-stress, so do children. Our chiropractor in Mendota Heights uses spinal adjustments and other treatment modalities to help relieve achy muscles and other discomforts caused by stress in the bodies of our pediatric patients.
Preventative And Safe
Joints and muscles that are loose and limber are less prone to injuries. Chiropractic treatments are very beneficial in regard to keeping the muscles and the joints relaxed of children who are involved in sports activities. In regard to the safety of chiropractic treatments for pediatric patients, they are safe when conducted by a chiropractor who has been trained to work with children. Our chiropractor has extensive training beyond what is required for chiropractic licensure.
Help Is Waiting For Your Child
Children can react in a number of negative ways when they are uncomfortable and can't communicate what they feel effectively. If you notice that your child is uncomfortable or is experiencing discomfort, you should consider taking them to see a chiropractor to have them evaluated. Our chiropractor here at Armeli Chiropractic can assess, identify and treat problems you and other caregivers can’t identify. Give our office a call to schedule a pediatric appointment for your child today at 651-688-0736.