Chiropractic Care for Kids – Healthy Benefits Every Responsible Mother Should Know
Hello everyone, Dr Nicole here, and I’m joined by special guests, Katie, who works here with us in the office, and her baby, Lexi. So, we just wanted to come on today and talk about chiropractic care for kids.
Why Do Babies Get Adjusted?
Now, we have tons of patients who bring their kids in for care. But on the other end of things, we also have a few patients who may have kids or children relatives, and they’re not coming in. A few of those people, when they see other kids in the office, asked me, Dr Nicole, why would kids get adjusted? You know, baby gets adjusted, Lexi here gets adjusted. So when I explained to them, they completely understood.
But most people think chiropractic is just for neck pain or back pain. While it does help a lot of those conditions, it’s also about so much more. It’s about the nervous system overall and any function in our body. So, when we ask why would kids get adjusted? Well, that’s exactly why because we want their body to be functioning at the best it can.
What Chiropractor for Kids Do?
Misalignments in the spine, which in terms of kids, there are tons of misalignments caused by the birthing process. Here, Lexi was born with some subluxations, or what we call misalignments in her spine that was affecting some things with her health that Katie will share. So, what we as chiropractor for kids do is, we check the baby for any misalignments in their spine. If they have them, we correct them. So, things that we see kids for a lot of times are- difficulties seen on one side, sustained head positions, flat spots, difficulty in sleeping. We help babies with gas, colic, frequent crying, ear infections.
So, I want you to know it’s about so much more than just pain-related issues. Chiropractic care for child is about overall health. So, Katie, do you want to share kind of what went on Lexi here when you had her?
Child Chiropractic Adjustment Benefits With An Example
So, I was blessed enough to be adjusted all through pregnancy, before pregnancy and then right after. We knew that Lexi had the best chance of a healthy spine and nervous system right from the get-go. When she was born though she didn’t want to nurse from the left side- whether it was a supply issue or it was an issue of her not wanting to turn her head, whatever it was, she did not want to go to the left. She was actually adjusted like an hour after she was born by Dr Amir. Then a few days later, Dr Nicole, chiropractor for babies, came out to our home and she checked Lexi. She realized that there is a misalignment that could have been contributing to her not wanting to nurse from the left side because that means she didn’t want to turn her head to the right. So after adjusting her, it seemed to improve.
We continued to keep up with her adjustments and noticed that there’s a complete resolution there. There are no issues turning her head to the right or nursing from the left anymore. She had no issues with gas. A couple of times that she had little bouts of gas, we got her adjusted right after and there would be no issues, no ongoing issues. We just feel so blessed because many kids deal with ear infections, colic and bellyaches. We’ve been so blessed to have a healthy, happy, functioning baby with a healthy, happy, functioning nervous system, that’s awesome.
So if you have children or know any children who you think could benefit from our care, let them know that chiropractic is about your overall health and share with them what it’s all about. If you have any questions, let us know. Call, email, ask us in the office, and we’d be happy to answer.