10 Reasons Parents Take Healthy Kids to Chiropractors
A common question that may cross the minds of parents when they hear pediatric chiropractor is: Why would I take my child to the chiropractor if they do not have back pain? What many parents do not know is that advanced pediatric chiropractors focus on assessing and removing stress on the nervous system that may have started in utero, during the birth process, or through accidents and falls of being a kid and growing up.
One of the first physical stressors the newborn experiences is during the birth process. Let's imagine for a few minutes that we are in our mother's bellies in a warm dark environment, we occasionally hear moms voice but we always hear her heart beat, “lub dub, lub dub.” In a normal birth, the special day arrives and you get squeezed little by little by the big muscle you were housed inside of called the uterus. Each tightening of the muscle brought you closer to an opening that you had to squeeze through. The birth process in itself caused nerve interference to a rapidly developing nervous system.
Your nervous system is the first system that develops and tells all other systems what to do. A challenged or stressed nervous system can result in the inability of your child to adapt to the world around them. The first year of a child's life is crucial because 65% of their nervous system is developed during that time and if the child is struggling to adapt to life around them, it can affect their health for years to come.
Pediatric chiropractors are trained to assess and support children from birth through adulthood. The best time to take your son or daughter to a pediatric trained chiropractor is at birth, the next best time is NOW!
It’s easier to grow healthy kids than fix broken adults.
According to "Well Adjusted Babies" written by Dr. Jennifer Barham-Floreani, the top 10 reasons parents take their children to see a chiropractor are:
To encourage good neural plasticity (brain and nerve development)
To support overall health and wellbeing
To help strengthen their child’s immunity
To help resolve breastfeeding issues and colic
To help with asthma, breathing difficulties and allergies
To encourage good posture
To help improve their child’s ability to concentrate
To assist with behavioral disorders
To alleviate digestive problems
To assist with bed wetting and sleep issues
Dr. Angie and Dr. Natalia are highly trained pediatric chiropractors who focus on how to assess if your child is functioning to their potential and are passionate about helping kids live their life to the fullest.