How Does Chiropractic Improve a Child’s Health?
Chiropractic for kids is vital to growing up healthy! Upper Cervical Chiropractic addresses the cause of many health issues – subluxations. A subluxation is a misalignment of the cervical vertebrae located near the brain stem, which impairs the ability of the nervous system to properly function. The first opportunity for a subluxation to appear is at birth, affecting approximately 80% of infants. Even minor spinal trauma can result from a seemingly perfect birth experience, and lead to health issues such as colic, irritability, inability to sleep, inability to latch and/or breastfeed, failure to thrive, missed milestones, autism, and developmental delays in the brain. If a subluxation caused from birth trauma goes unaddressed, health issues can pile up and become chronic health concerns later in life. In other words, a child’s health potential becomes diminished throughout life.
How Does Chiropractic For Kids Work, And is it Safe?
Upper Cervical Chiropractic is one of the most gentle forms of chiropractic and, therefore, great for infants, toddlers, and kids. Upper Cervical Chiropractors are specifically trained to detect, analyze, and remove a subluxation of the spine. Because the body is unable to correct subluxations on its own, it requires an outside force. Upper Cervical Chiropractors use an instrument which delivers a very gentle correction to only the cervical vertebrae, removing the subluxation. This gentle force does not cure illnesses; it does, however, rehabilitate the nervous system and allow the body to self-heal.