Chiropractic Care for Kids
The benefits that can be provided by a pediatric chiropractor are immense. At Viva Health Centers know that the best way to ensure your child develops their full potential is to ensure the proper function of their nervous system. It's common knowledge that kids are generally durable, but a lot of parents do not know about the long-term ramifications that misalignments in the spine can have on their children. Regrettably, kids have trouble expressing the type of pain they feel or simply ignore when their body is experiencing significant discomfort. Children are not invincible, even the smallest misalignment can eventually develop into a more severe condition.
Children’s bodies are perpetually growing and as such deal with significant stress. A misalignment can start as early as in the womb. When a child is being born, they have likely already been curled up and then pushed or pulled out of the womb with significant force. It is easy to imagine how this much force on such a tiny frame can lead to structural imbalances. Any type of interference in the spine result in babies having difficulties with the nervous system. The nervous system is essential to maintaining proper health.
Why Chiropractic Care for Kids?
Chiropractic care can be incredibly beneficial for your child’s health. After birth, the physiological stress progresses as babies develop into toddlers. They're confronted with the hurdle of walking and running. While kids are learning how to conquer these hurdles, they involve a fair share of trial and error that can leave them exhausted physically.
As toddlers develop into children, they frequently start to exhibit poor posture, playing physically rigorous games, carrying heavier books, and also deal with more responsibilities. In the blink of an eye, children become adolescents and graduate secondary school, not long after they usually get part-time jobs that require heavy labor as they transition into college.
The chiropractic team at Viva Health Centers knows that taking bumps and bruises as children grow is simply part of the process of growing up. We truly enjoy providing pediatric care for all children. We want to help safeguard your child from sickness and pain as much as possible as they grow and develop into young adults. Chiropractic care is not about keeping your children in a bubble, it’s about making sure your child’s body is built to endure whatever life throws at it. Our examinations are thorough and are suitable for children of all ages. Our staff is committed to providing your child only the chiropractic care that is needed and will talk over their treatment plan with you every step of the way.
Colic in infants is defined as persistent crying for over three hours daily, three times per week for three weeks or more - more commonly occurring at night. If a baby is facing discomfort, often they have no other recourse but to cry in an attempt to let you know they are not feeling well. It’s amazing how our chiropractor has had success calming infants after a few gentle adjustments that appear to treat colic naturally and effectively.