As parents, we make sure our kids are taken care of and healthy at all times; or at least that’s our goal. Regular doctor visits are a no brainer to check proper development and to keep them healthy, but there are so many benefits of seeing a pediatric chiropractor that many parents overlook. Our Littleton chiropractors are trained and experienced in pediatric chiropractic care, and have been treating families of all ages for over 21 years.
As Dr. Jason always says to his patients with children, “Don’t leave your kids at home growing into the spine I am trying to fix.” While he says it in jest, he’s also spot on. Just like any good habit or wellness journey, it’s all about building those habits at an early age, like good posture for one. Kids learn at an early age what good posture is, and it’s a healthy habit that will do wonders for them in the long run.
4 Pediatric Chiropractic Benefits
- Immune System Support
Just as a chiropractic adjustment boosts the immune system in adults (up to 200% by the way!), pediatric chiropractic visits can boost the immune system in your children. Pediatric chiropractor benefits include kids being sick for shorter periods of time or getting sick less often. Did you know pediatric chiropractic care can help with stomach and digestive issues?
If you are leery about giving your baby medicine at such an early age, pediatric chiropractic care is a natural and effective way to help with constipation and other digestive issues like reflux, vomiting, diarrhea and more. Our experienced pediatric chiropractors can gently but effectively adjust your newborn, which can help relieve pressure your baby may be experiencing from shifted or pinched nerves.
If you have any pediatric chiropractor questions, call our Littleton office today to see how we can help at 303.904.0331.
- Better Sleep
If you suffer from back pain, you already know it can affect your sleep, and the same holds true for your children. While your child may not be out lifting weights like you, he or she is still adjusting and tight muscles are a big deal that will keep them awake at night.
Here is something crazy to think about. Did you know spinal misalignments can be the cause of your child’s bedwetting? A spinal misalignment doesn’t allow the body to function as it should, so chiropractic adjustments may be necessary for your child. Our pediatric chiropractors can actually focus on and adjust the vertebrae that affect the bladder, which can improve the function of the central nervous system reducing the subluxations that hinder proper communication and function.
People are shocked to hear how many things a spinal misalignment can affect in your body and daily routine, and the same is true for treating kids with chiropractic care.
- More Focused, Improved Behavior, Improved Brain Development
In simple terms, chiropractic care can relieve stress on your body, allowing you to focus better. If a child isn’t in pain or suffering from insomnia, they are able to pay more attention in class. Keeping your child’s spine free or restrictions and impingements means there are no nerve interferences in the spine that will prevent the brain’s ability to perform. This is just one of the many pediatric chiropractor benefits that will make your child feel and act better.
- Pediatric Chiropractor Visits Can Benefit Infants In Early Development Stages
As we mentioned above, pediatric chiropractors can help your baby’s digestive system in a ton of ways, but also think about fragile a baby’s spine can be. While a misalignment isn’t cause for major concern, it’s easy to happen with a small touch or while burping your baby. Pediatric chiropractic care is an easy and effective way to realign your baby’s spine to help him or her sleep better, eat better, and grow and develop on track.
Did you know natural birth can also affect the baby’s neck and spine? While it will often correct itself, it’s always a good idea to get a pediatric chiropractor to check out your baby to make sure he or she is growing and comfortable.
If you have questions for our pediatric chiropractors or want to see how your child can benefit from regular chiropractic care in Littleton, give us a call today. You can also schedule an appointment or a free consultation by calling us at 303.904.0331 or click “request appointment” at the top of this page. We offer same day pediatric chiropractic appointments as well as emergency chiropractic appointments and we take most insurance plans.