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CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR CHILDREN
Chiropractic is a holistic approach to the treatment and managed care of health conditions. Chiropractic visits in our office encompass a variety of safe, natural, noninvasive treatments. This would include chiropractic adjustments, exercise and stretching programs, diet and nutritional counseling to name a few. In this office we can offer your newborn, child, or adolescent chiropractic care that will provide them with optimal health and happiness for their growing needs.
Many parents do not link spinal trauma and newborns. The reality is the birthing process more times than not can cause spinal trauma. During the birthing process, there is a relatively small area for the baby to pass through considering the size of the infant. During the delivery process, in order to minimize discomfort of the mother and baby, abnormally excessive and unnatural forces are commonly used. This can and commonly does result in injuries to the infant's spine- mainly the cervical spine (neck area). As years go by the child development is rapid. Many of these injuries will not present a problem till later in the child's life. Many parents opt to have their newborn checked by a chiropractor to rule out any birth trauma or unforeseen injuries that down the road may cause problems. Call Dr. Talan's office to have your newborn's spine checked.
Babies and children grow quickly, and their muscles, ligaments, and bones develop rapidly. A jump, tumble, or fall can jar the body, affect the spine and possibly disrupt the delicate nervous system. Some of the affects these traumas can contribute to on the body can surface right away or lay dominant and go undetected for years. Many parents bring their children in to increase the health of their child. Conditions they come in for commonly are scoliosis, back pain, ear infections and infantile colic to name a few. But parents should understand before a condition occurs you should have your child's spine checked just like you do their teeth. Spinal decay can happen just as readily as tooth decay only we do not realize that because we do not see spinal decay like tooth decay when we smile in the mirror. Call today to have a spinal check up for your child (510) 745-7445pan class="skype_pnh_left_span" skypeaction="skype_dropdown"> (510) 745-7445 . end_of_the_skype_highlighting
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Chiropractic Care for Children?
Chiropractic care for children offers your family a solid foundation for wellness. Throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood, the chiropractic lifestyle offers choices and benefits for your greater health and well-being. The following articles will help you understand the importance of the chiropractic family wellness lifestyle.
Children's Chiropractic Safety Research:
The I.C.P.A. has initiated a ground breaking study on the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care for children. The preliminary results are outstanding and show that chiropractic care is safe for children. Even more significant is that parents reported three unexpected imporvements with their children's care:
1- Improved sleeping
2- improved behavior and attitude
3- improved immune system function.
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Why Should Children Have Chiropractic Care?
Jeanne Ohm, D.C.
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.
Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked right away. As the infant grows, learning to hold up the head, sit, crawl and walk are all activities that affect spinal alignment and are important times to have a child checked by a Doctor of Chiropractic.
As the child begins to participate in regular childhood activities like skating or riding a bike, small yet significant spinal misalignments (subluxations) may occur. If neglected, the injuries during this period of rapid growth may lead to more serious problems later in life. Subtle trauma throughout childhood will affect the future development of the spine leading to impaired nervous system function. Any interference to the vital nerve system will adversely affect the body's ability to function at its best.
One of the most common reason parents seek care for their child is trauma from an injury of some sort. These misalignments may or may not result in immediate pain or symptoms. Regular chiropractic checkups can identify potential spinal injury from these traumas, make the correction early in life and help avoid many of the health complaints seen later in adults. Proper spinal hygiene is an important key to better health.
Another sought out reason for care is the resolution of a particular symptom or condition. Parents seek care for conditions such as colic, ear infections, asthma, allergies and headaches (to name a few) because they have heard from other parents that chiropractic care can help.
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.
The 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.
To enhance your child's ability to function in a greater state of health, we can help you find a doctor of chiropractic near you who is dedicated to serving children with the utmost of care. Once your family has experienced the many benefits of chiropractic care-please help us tell others!
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All the above information was compiled from International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).