Bozeman Pediatric Chiropractic Care
The importance of catching spinal problems early
More and more parents are seeking chiropractic care for their children. Many spinal problems seen in adults began as early as birth. Even so called ‘natural’ birthing methods can stress an infant’s spine and developing nerve system. The resulting irritation to the nerve system caused by spinal and cranial misalignment can be the cause of many newborn health complaints. Colic, breathing problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions and chronic infections can often be traced to nerve system stress.
Wouldn’t my infant be in pain if there was a misalignment?
Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked right away to prevent any long-term damage from conditions, such as traumatic birth syndrome (TBS). TBS is a condition in which the spine is injured during or shortly after the delivery process resulting in nerve system damage or interference. Injuries resulting in TBS may go unnoticed during the trauma of the delivery process and may be painless in about 95-97% of infants and adults. The patient, therefore, cannot rely on pain as a sign of the condition. An examination by a chiropractor is the only way to determine the presence and severity of TBS.
As the infant grows, learning to hold up the head, sit, crawl and walk are all activities that affect spinal alignment and are also important times to have a child checked by a doctor of chiropractic.
Improving overall bodily function
It is important to understand that the doctor of chiropractic does not treat conditions or diseases. The expertise of the chiropractor is in checking the child’s spine for misalignments that impair nervous system function therefore affecting overall body function. The bones of the spine, the vertebrae, house and protect the spinal cord. The spinal cord is an extension of the brain and carries information from the brain to the body parts and back to the brain again. Subluxations interfere with the nerves’ ability to transmit this vital information.
The nerve system controls and coordinates the function of all the systems in the body: circulatory, respiratory, digestive, hormonal, eliminative and immune system. Any aspect of health may be impaired by nerve interference. The chiropractic adjustment restores nerve system function allowing the body the ability to express a greater state of health and well-being.
How are children adjusted?
Your doctor of chiropractic will take a case history and perform a chiropractic exam to determine if spinal subluxations exist. Chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to fit a child’s size, weight, and unique spinal condition. They are both gentle and specific to the child’s developing spinal structures. Most parents report that their children enjoy their chiropractic adjustments and look forward to subsequent visits. They also report that their children experience a greater level of health while under regular chiropractic care.
Have your little one’s spine checked today! Call our Bozeman pediatric chiropractic office today! (406) 522-5433