Does your child have colic, trouble sleeping, chronic ear infections, or general aches and pains from sports or growing? No matter how old your child, chiropractic can ease and even rid the ailments they have allowing them to live a more joyful life.
Chiropractic care for kids is a service not every parent thinks about, but at Frederick Chiropractic Wellness Center in Frederick, Maryland we are committed to providing a gentle chiropractic service to children that can help them build more fulfilling lives.
While many may believe that an infant is too young to need chiropractic care, it is likely that pain in infancy is more prevalent than what most of us realize. The journey of birth can often leave a baby with strains of the spine that compromise their ability to stay balanced as they grow, learn, and take in the world for the first time. This can lead to problems such as colic, trouble nursing, sleep issues, and even chronic ear infections due to fluid build up in the middle ear cavity. Very gentle adjustments can help improve drainage of the lymph nodes and eustachian tubes and decreasing the chance that the infection will return.
School-aged kids and teens experience a lot of aches and pains due to various demands on their growing bodies, which can affect many areas of their lives including:
Posture – Poor posture is an issue for many kids because of the time they spend in front of electronic devices as well as the time they carry around heavy backpacks, One service pediatric chiropractors in Frederick provide is to handle misalignments that stem from poor posture.
Focus – Focus and concentration are issues for many kids that can be remedied in many cases by chiropractic care, by identifying and improving how their brains and bodies respond to stress. We also discuss and offer advice about nutrition and how it affects brain function. We can often pinpoint issues that may otherwise lead to an ADHD diagnosis.
Growth and development – Checking the spine regularly for misalignments can prevent structural problems, including scoliosis, toe walking, and improve strength and flexibility.
Immunity – In a kid’s life, germs are around every corner. Research has shown that those who receive chiropractic care have twice the immunity function as those who don’t see a chiropractor
Sleep – With less stress on the nervous system and body, kids are able to get a complete rest when they sleep so they can function better in the day.
Sports and activities – Whether your kid is a serious athlete, is carrying a guitar or band instrument around, or just has his backpack loaded up each day with books and other homework assignments, it takes a toll on the spine and can compromise the spinal structure or nervous system.