The period from birth to age two is the most dynamic and important phase of brain development in humans. It is a critical period in the child’s neurodevelopment. Interference or damage to a child’s nervous system during this period will have far reaching and permanent effects of the child’s potential and developmental capabilities. These effects will be global in nature and can affect the nervous, immune, hormonal, homeostatic, cognitive, behavioral, organ and functional capacity of the child.
Birth trauma is also responsible for creating subluxations in the infant’s spine. Assisted deliveries, including: C-sections, forceps, vacuum and induction procedures increase the chance of neurological damage to the infant’s spine and nervous system. While many of these traumas go undetected at the time of occurrence, diverse symptoms and conditions can occur later in life as a result of these uncorrected subluxation patterns. Damage in these instances often occurs to the upper cervical (neck) spine and brain stem but traumatization of other levels of the spine are also prevalent.
Simple chiropractic checkups now can have a lasting impact on your child’s long-term health. This is because chiropractic care promotes a properly functioning central nervous system and enables children to build a strong foundation of well-being. Immediate results in children often include a decrease in allergies, a reduction in sleeping disorders, and less hyperactivity. Chiropractic care is also known to improve a child’s behavior and emotional health. In infants, frequent chiropractic visits often result in immediate quieting, improved breastfeeding, and cessations of crying, muscular relaxation, and sleepiness. At Vitality Chiropractic, we believe there is no limit to the conditions that positively respond to chiropractic care.
Aches, pains, and other issues during childhood are often considered “growing pains.” However, discomfort is a sign that something isn’t right. At every age, the spine and structural system protect billions of nerve fibers that send messages to every part of the body; correcting and maintaining them through chiropractic care can provide unmatched wellness for your child. Uncorrected spinal problems during childhood can cause the chronic hard-to-correct subluxations frequently seen in adults.
We are specifically trained in pediatrics, carefully checking a child’s spine for areas causing nerve damage. If any indication of trauma or damage is present, a gentle adjustment is administered with the same pressure you would use to test the ripeness of a tomato. As a parent, it is important to keep in mind that adjusting techniques are modified for each child’s individual size and unique spinal issues.
From infants to grandparents, our families report having more energy, less dependency on medication, and improved overall health as a result of regular chiropractic care. Here at Vitality Chiropractic we love to see the whole family reach their fullest potential and wish to aid each family member in the journey toward optimal health.