Infants, Toddlers and Children
Most people don’t think of getting chiropractic care for their newborn, but infancy and childhood are the most effective time in a person’s life to receive chiropractic adjustments. The latest research shows that a lot of the problems we have today as adults actually STARTED when we were kiddos, during those early slips and falls when we were learning how to walk and those early sports injuries.
There are many causes of interference of the nervous system in children, toddlers and even newborns!
One of the most physically stressful experiences a child has in his or her lifetime is the birthing process. Twisting, torquing, compression and tractioning of a child’s fragile spine occurs from the use of forceps, vacuums, doctor’s hands and even during cesarean delivery. All of this physical stress causes misalignments and distortions in the spine and nervous system.
Slips and Falls
Even a seemingly insignificant minor fall or accident can create stored trauma to the spine which can lead to problems as the child gets older.
Emotional stressors can all lead to nerve interference, which may lead to symptoms in the body. Feelings of stress and anxiety at school, feeling left out with friends, stress during tests, can all effect your child's nervous system. This stress gets stored within the body and often times may need a professional such as a chiropractor to help your child process and let go of this stress. Environmental factors from home, school, parks or any other area your child visits can affect your child’s nervous system.
Diagnosing Nervous System Interference in Children
The best and safest way to determine if your child is suffering from nerve interference is to take them to a chiropractor who specializes in pediatrics. A trained pediatric chiropractor can use their hands or computer scans to diagnose any stored stress in the cranium, spine and nervous system.
Indicators of nerve interference in children also happen to be common problems that can stress parents who don’t know what is wrong with their little one. Things to watch for are:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Trouble breastfeeding
- Failure to thrive
- Difficulty crawling and walking
- Attention deficit disorder
- Visual and auditory disturbances
- Prolonged or recurring illness
- Ear infections
- Difficulty learning
- Hormone imbalances
- Emotional stress
Yes! It is not only safe, but often times chiropractic care is necessary for kids. Dr. Nevin specializes in performing chiropractic adjustments on children and the techniques they use are gentle and non-invasive. Each chiropractic adjustment is tailored to each individual child’s delicate and pliable spine with a very light amount of force.
The optimal time for a child’s first chiropractic check up is right after birth. The earlier nerve system interference is found and cleared, the better chance your child has to adapt to its new environment and grow and develop optimally from day one. If your child has never had a chiropractic check up, it is never too late to start.