Infants and Children
Chiropractic care after birth is one of the most important things you can do for you and your child to allow for optimum development and health. Often times C-section, forceps and vacuum extraction contribute to added stress on the child’s spine and nervous system.
It's scary to think about this little baby that can't even hold it's head up on it's own is often times pulled out and lifted by it's neck and head by delivery team during the birth process!
Having a simple chiropractic "check-up" right away is an added benefit for your child, ensuring optimal health, healing, growth and development. It's simple, painless (No more pressure used that lightly checking a tomato for ripeness) and only takes a couple minutes. However, the benefits can be life changing and allow your child to hit milestones with ease and develop optimally!
Benefits for the Mother
- Chiropractic care can help reduce labor pain and labor time (sometimes by 30 to 40%)!
- Optimal body and nerve function help will support proper milk production post-pregnancy and reduce all kinds for body and mental stresses.
Benefits for the Infant
- Helping to maintain proper structure and movement in your child’s spine helps the baby to latch better and stronger while breastfeeding.
- With chiropractic care, optimizing nervous system function will ensure better health, healing, growth and development through childhood and beyond.
Pediatric Care Benefits
The rules of the spine and nervous system are the same whether you are one day old or 90 years old. Your nervous system controls every cell, tissue and organ in your body. Chiropractic care early in life will help address health issues allowing your child function, heal and feel better.
Chiropractic can help your child function and feel better! Some common things that chiropractic may help with is colic, ear infection, chronic colds & asthma!
- Ear Infections
- Neurological Disorders
- And more
Dealing with Stress
Similar to adults, children experience stress in their lives (just different levels and types of stress). This stress directly affects their body and nervous system challenging proper growth and development. It is important to identify these stressors and remove them from your child’s life.
Physical stress: The birthing process (natural or not), slips, spills, falls and playing contact sports all lead to additional stress in the body, spine and nervous system.
Chemical stress: Processed and packaged food, household and personal care products, along with over-the-counter and prescription medication can add significant chemical stress to your child's developing body.
Technology overload: TV, iPads, iPods, computers, handheld games and more are also stressors to the body and spine (the medical profession actually created a new diagnoses for this, called Text Neck). If not monitored and limited they can also lead a child to a sedentary lifestyle. Minimizing and removing these while adding activities and exercise are vital to keeping a child’s body functioning and developing properly.
At Align Chiropractic, our approach to pediatric chiropractic care will allow your child to lead a healthy life. Call 970-663-2273 to setup a time to meet Dr. Flemming and see how chiropractic care can enhance and maximize your child’s life.