Kids encounter stress, too! Chiropractor can help
11/02/2015 13:51, Published by Jacqueline, Categories: Health+Wellness
by Dr. Katy Mooberry
Dr. Katy has earned her CACCP from the Academy of Family Practice and Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association after completing over 224 hours of continuing education, passing a written exam and participating in two research studies!
Dr. Katy now has a much higher level of knowledge on pediatric conditions and how to treat them effectively.
Many parents never think about taking their children to a chiropractor because their kids don’t have back pain. But chiropractic is not based on symptoms but on the important relationship between the spine and the nervous system. A basic principle of chiropractic is that dysfunction in the spine and its joints will lead to dysfunction within the nervous system—and since the nervous system controls and coordinates all of the systems of the body, spinal dysfunction can have wide ranging effects on the body’s health. If we remove this dysfunction, then the body’s normal function will be restored.
Children encounter more stresses than parents realize, starting with birth all the way up through adolescence. Abnormal positioning in the womb can jam vertebra, which can lead to a longer, more difficult birth. Also, many interventions such as forceps, the vacuum and c-sections can place abnormal pressures on the spine. Many infants start out life with spinal dysfunction and this can cause colic, breastfeeding issues, allergic reactions, and sleep disturbances, due to the abnormal stress on the nervous system.
Furthermore, there are many developmental milestones such as learning to hold up the head, sitting upright, crawling, and walking. These are activities that are affected by proper spinal alignment and, if it is abnormal, these milestones can be delayed or cause abnormal development.
Finally, children have many falls, sports injuries, playground bumps, carry heavy school bags and sit all day in a classroom, which all are physical stresses to the growing spine and nervous system. If any of these spinal malpositions are not fixed, there will be continued stress on the nervous system that can lead to common childhood disorders, such as recurrent ear infections, sore throats and colds, colic/reflux, asthma, scoliosis, headaches, bedwetting, constipation, growing pains, and neurosensory issues such as, ADHD and autism. These children’s sensory systems are often over stressed and chiropractic care can balance out their nervous and sensory systems.
However, a Doctor of Chiropractic can help fix these spinal malpositions by gently moving the spinal vertebra back to their normal position with specific, tailored adjustments. This removes stress on the nervous system. Once spinal and nervous system function is restored, the child’s natural potential to be healthy is restored and you have a happier, healthier child. Children adjusted regularly have stronger immune systems and respond to stressful situations much better.
So if your child has experienced any of the above situations, he/she should be checked by a certified pediatric chiropractor.
Contact Dr. Katy Mooberry at Get Moving Chiropractic with any questions about pediatric chiropractic care. Call 303-670-7777.