Many people are unaware of the benefits of chiropractic care for their children. While chiropractic is known for helping to relieve musculoskeletal pain, pain relief is just the tip of the iceberg! Chiropractic adjustments enhance the nervous system by removing interference or fixations in your spinal cord. During the first year of life, a person’s brain develops faster than any other time. Infants are learning how to breathe, to see, and to do all the basic functions we take for granted. In fact, the first 6 years of life are most vital for nervous system development.
During the birth process, many babies can become misaligned in their spine, especially if labor and delivery did not go smoothly. Toddlers and young children also have many opportunities to create misalignments in their spines. Think of how many times a toddler falls when learning to walk, run or climb! Spinal disorganization could result in constipation, difficulty sleeping, abnormal walking/crawling patterns, colic, ear infections, chronic sicknesses, decreased range of motion, or general tension/pain in a child’s body. Chiropractic returns the body to a state of ease by taking tension off the spinal cord and helping the brain communicate properly to the rest of the body. It is a simple and non-invasive way to help your child stay properly connected to their brain, so they can self-regulate and self-heal.
Some people are concerned that an adjustment seems too harsh for a baby or a child. Interestingly, an infant adjustment looks more like a massage than a traditional adjustment. Babies need so little force to move their spine that the amount of pressure used is no more than that used to check if a tomato is ripe. Most babies are relaxed throughout the adjustment. Children are never forced to be adjusted if they are not ready.
At Pure Light Chiropractic, our goal is to help children have a great experience with their Chiropractor and enjoy their visits. Many children will tell their parents when it’s time to get adjustments because they can tell it makes them feel better.
Dr. Laine and Dr. Maninder are trained to adjust the whole family, including babies and children. Contact our office today if you have any questions or would like to get your child’s nervous system checked. We are a family practice and care for grown-ups too!
Pure Light Chiropractic
1711 Fort View Rd
Austin, TX 78704