It seems that for every kid’s cold, allergy, or attention problem, there’s a medication that promises to fix it. But today’s parents are more concerned than ever about the adverse effects drugs have on their children. Pediatric chiropractors are able to treat a variety of children’s health and behavioral issues naturally by reducing spinal nerve stress that suppresses the body’s immune system and ability to handle stress.
Pediatric Chiropractors Don’t Treat Disease, they Improve Function
Babies are born with the natural ability to fight off infections, but an interference in their nervous systems can weaken internal organs, lower resistance to germs, and set the stage for disorders of all kinds. When a children’s chiropractor like Dr. Darding makes a spinal adjustment, nerves are freed from spinal stress and the natural healing power of the body is unleashed. Not only does a child’s immune system work more efficiently, but problems with other organs seem to diminish.
Asthma: Tension on nerves related to the respiratory system can cause shortness of breath, wheezing, a chronic cough, and chest pain. Relieving these nerves allows kids to breathe as they are supposed to.
Allergies: Allergies occur when the immune system reacts excessively to an allergen, causing runny nose, sneezing and watery eyes. Freeing nerves of the immune system often reduces or eliminates these reactions.
Acid Reflux: If there are compressed nerves in the digestive system, babies and kids can have problems with indigestion and with keeping food down. Dr. Darding’s gentle adjustments can open nerve pathways and allow eating to be a more enjoyable experience.
Bedwetting: The bladder and urinary tract have a nerve supply from the lower thoracic region. If there is any nerve stress or disturbance in this area, it can affect urinary tract and bladder function. After chiropractic adjustments, kids are better able to hold their urine through the night.
Chiropractic for Infants
Infants come into this world abruptly. Sometimes they experience trauma during birth or are born too soon, interrupting the natural, physiological process of leaving the womb. The Craniosacral System, consisting of the brain, the spinal cord, 22 cranial bones, the central nervous system and cerebral spinal fluid, can sometimes be compromised through the birthing process, causing all sorts of problems in infants such as:
- Ear infections
- Sleep problems
- Breastfeeding challenges
- Digestive issues such as reflux, colic, and constipation
Chiropractic for Older Children
Chiropractic can help older kids as well because it relieves tension on the Neuromusculoskeletal System and helps them to function at their best. Issues that can be addressed include:
- Growing Pains
- Digestive issues
- Athletic injuries from sports
Ask Dr. Darding about how Chiropractic can help your baby or older child.