Pediatric Chiropractic Care
It’s a myth that chiropractic care is only for adults. Children can see chiropractors, too.
There are many benefits to helping children receive quality pediatric chiropractic care for their ongoing growth and early developmental needs. For instance, some of the benefits include improved cognitive development, reduced stress and anxiety, better quality sleep, and a strengthened immune system.
Essentially, pediatric chiropractic care helps address alignment issues and support children’s health and wellness long-term.
Pediatric Health and Wellness
It’s important for children to receive specialized pediatric chiropractic care because they are still in their early developmental stages. A chiropractor can check to see whether a child has incorrect or abnormal spinal development or postures that can lead to long-term problems. For instance, any strain on movement, tissue, the spine, or other parts of the body can cause immense health problems and stall growth.
With a curious mind, it’s no surprise that children are more prone to injuries and misalignment. This can affect the musculoskeletal system and can lead to “ear infections, headaches, asthma,” and other health problems, according to Thrive Chiro Health.
The first two years of life for babies are important for spinal development and mobility, according to this article. “Just like adults, a baby’s brain, spinal cord and spinal nerves are responsible for their immune, digestion, elimination and respiratory systems,” writes Summit Chiropractic Center.
At Flintridge Family Chiropractic, we focus on alignment and helping children and adults attain optimal neuro-musculoskeletal development from day one. We focus on everything from reflexes to milestones and strength development.
Prevention and Quality Pediatric Care
Pediatric Chiropractic Care is essential to preventing disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and other chronic or long-term health problems. Below you’ll find some in-depth areas of pediatric chiropractic care that our chiropractors focus on:
Primitive Reflexes: These are a series of involuntary muscle movements like The Moro Reflex, The Rooting Reflex, Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex, and others. These reflexes are common during development and up to the age of one year old. As the brain develops, these reflexes should actually “disappear” or go away with time. Retained primitive reflexes can affect a child’s health, so it’s important to see a specialist chiropractor.
Milestones, Mobility, Strength Development in Pediatric Chiropractic Care
Milestones: Pediatric Chiropractic Care keeps the progress of your baby or child’s developmental milestones in check. For instance, infants may have spinal and cranial misalignment due to strain during the birthing processes, according to this article. When your baby reaches milestones like sitting, crawling, or learning how to walk, proper form, function, and chiropractic alignment are important. Seeing a pediatric chiropractor can put you at ease. Also, they can point out misalignments that can affect the nervous system and other daily functions.
Posture: A pediatric chiropractor can help address misalignment and spinal alignment to avoid future back problem pain or other problems. They can also explain how your child’s spine is affecting his/her posture.
Mobility: A specialist can provide customized care and help improve mobility for the spine and joints in children. Along with mobility, a chiropractor can help treat your child for ear infections, digestive problems, asthma, immune system problems, and more.
Strength Development: With regular check-ups and adjustments, a chiropractor can help your child with strength development. They can also help with boosting your child’s immune system along with core and bone strength.
Here are more reasons why you should work with a specialized pediatric chiropractor.
Want to bring your child in for a consultation or spinal alignment? Contact us at Flintridge Family Chiropractic today at 818-952-0172.