Why is that child getting adjusted?!
posted: Aug. 29, 2018.
Here at Vidan Family Chiropractic, we love taking care of kids in our practice—that’s one of the many reasons it’s a FAMILY practice! We often hear this question from other patients in our office when they see Dr. Vidan adjusting a child. Children benefit immensely from chiropractic care. In fact, they often respond better and faster than most adults.
Think about it this way: childhood is a surprisingly rough time of life. The birth process alone causes pressure from passage through the birth canal that can create misalignments in the spine. These small but significant issues can affect your baby's growth, development, and nerve function. As children learn to crawl, walk, run and play, they will inevitably experience some bumps and falls. After time, these instances can add up and affect their posture and possibly cause health issues.
The school years bring more challenges to children's wellness. Lugging heavy and oversized backpacks to and from school can have a negative impact. Also, participation in sports provides exposure to more and greater physical impacts. Last but not least, scoliosis is a danger that tends to reveal itself during these years. This abnormal lateral curvature of the spine can be easily corrected with early diagnosis.
So what are we doing to that baby?? It might amaze you to know that even infants can safely receive gentle chiropractic adjustment from a skilled, experienced pediatric chiropractor like Dr. Vidan. The amount of pressure or force that Dr. Vidan uses on a child is about the same as you use when you touch your eye. Chiropractic care for children is safe and effective, and most parents find great value in getting their kids adjusted regularly to maintain optimum alignment.
Chiropractic adjustments can help with a range of childhood issues including, but not limited to:
- Digestive problems
- Ear Infections
- Sleep problems
- ADHD symptoms.
If your child or a child you know suffers from any of these or other common childhood ailments, we encourage you to get them checked out here at your trusted St. Louis chiropractor for spinal misalignments. A few gentle adjustments early on can set them on the path for a lifetime of health!