Why Should Kids See a Chiropractor?
From immune system and organ function to limb movement and sensory perception, these are all a result of output and input to and from the nervous system.
So when injury and / or misalignment prevents the nervous system from functioning optimally, it can cause major problems for children as they grow and develop into an adult.
Children need healthy organ function to develop to their full potential.
That’s why more and more parents today are choosing pediatric chiropractic care for their kids than ever before as the implications of lowered function of a developing child’s or teenager’s nervous system can be profound.
Link Between Nervous System & Childhood Afflictions
Throughout youth, children may experience conditions such as:
- attention deficits
- breathing difficulties
- ear infections
- joint strains
- soft tissue sprains
While chiropractors do not treat these things directly, they do treat the nervous system which can (and do) have a direct effect on such symptoms.
Children who are involved in sports and other strenuous physical activities can also experience misalignment in their joints and spinal cord. It’s important that these “subluxations” are addressed early because as a young child or teenager grows, they develop poor postural patterns and habits that can be much more challenging to treat.
How Pediatric Chiropractic Care Works
One of the chiropractors at our clinic will first perform an assessment using muscle-testing and other techniques. Next, a series of gentle adjustments will correct any spinal and / or extremity joint subluxations affecting nerve function and other treatment options may also be recommended, including:
- Chiropractic Care
- Cox® Technic Spine Decompression
- Soft Tissue / Myofascial Therapy
- Non-Thermal Laser Therapy
- Chiropractic Functional Neurology
- Nutrition and Supplementation
Contacts made to the child’s or teenager’s body are quicker, use less force and aren’t as deep in comparison to those made in most adult treatments. However, keep in mind that a tough teenage hockey player may need a little more force to address an injury; therefore, each pediatric treatment is assessed case-by-case at our clinic.
As an ex-professional football player in the CFL, Dr. John Battershill has developed a strong passion for helping young athletes perform to their fullest by providing in-depth chiropractic assessments and treatments through several specialized methods seen above.
He knows just how important it is for kids of all ages to move well and feel well when playing the sport(s) they love.
Chiropractic care is a safe, effective and proven form of healthcare can help your child reach their full health / athletic potential in a holistic and drug-free way!
A Word on Pediatric Chiropractic Care…
The most important thing for child chiropractic care is alignment. If the twig is bent so grows the tree is the old saying and it is so true!
Kids have many falls and twists and are not conscious enough to express them so they need to get checked regularly at least once every 4–6 weeks.
Chiropractic care is also useful for activating the immune system to prevent colds and flu’s as well and it’s a good idea to keep the upper neck area mobile because that feeds into the muscle that controls the eardrum.
If this upper neck is out of alignment then they can increase the chance of a pressure build up like an ear infection.
– Dr. Battershill, D.C.
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We are looking forward to helping you accomplish your personal health goals!