What is Pediatric Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care can provide many positive benefits for children. Even if your child does not have a particular diagnosed condition, visiting a skilled chiropractor is part of a healthy lifestyle which promotes wellbeing and development.

Childhood is a time of immense development and physical growth. A child learns to crawl, walk, run, talk, learn, play and more. Children are constantly in a state of discovery as they grow. Engaging in a variety of physical activities can cause shifts in the child’s musculoskeletal system that set the stage for subluxations. Subluxations, or misalignments, in the spinal nerves can interfere with the efficient functioning of a child’s nervous system. Moreover, misalignments can potentially harm the body’s ability to function in an optimal manner, potentially leading to ear infections, headaches, asthma, and much more. Pediatric chiropractic care is essential to correct these misalignments, which in turn improves a child’s wellness and helps to prevent future health or developmental issues.

Pediatric chiropractic care works well for children because their bodies are still growing. For the proper development of the body and brain, the spine should be aligned perfectly. Pediatric chiropractors embrace various chiropractic treatments to alleviate tense muscles that lead to a misaligned spine or subluxation. Dr. Siebert is a chiropractor who treats children of all ages and has undergone extensive specialized training in pediatric care.

Why Pediatric Chiropractic Care is Advantageous To A Child’s Development

Regular visits to your chiropractor can lead to significant improvements in wellness for children and adults. Chiropractic care has been shown to be quite beneficial for children. You don’t have to be a grown-up to gain a wide range of advantages offered by chiropractic care. Chiropractic care can help kids in many ways including improved behavior to better sleep.

Why Pediatric Chiropractic Care Is Beneficial For A Child’s Development

1. Improved Sleep

Having proper sleep is essential to the growth and development of children. Pediatric chiropractic care works effectively to release stress in the body, thus improving sleeping patterns in children. Certain tensions can cause sleeping troubles such as insomnia. Experienced pediatric chiropractors can also help address bedwetting issues.

2. Improved Immune System

Pediatric chiropractic care has many benefits for a child’s immune system, including helping boost overall immune function or aid it if they are suffering from a cold or infection. 

3. Improved Attitude and Behavior

When children’s bodies are developing properly, they are often happy and active the majority of the time. Pediatric chiropractic care can help improve a child’s behavior by reducing stress and anxiety in the body.

4. Improved Nervous System

Pediatric chiropractic care helps your child develop a healthy nervous system. Chiropractors help prevent and treat certain nervous system issues like ear infections or headaches.

5. Improved Brain Development

Chiropractic care is quite beneficial for overall brain development by supporting the connection of nerves in the brain with the rest of the body. Increased brain development promotes better concentration, improved focus and reduced hyperactivity,including conditions such as ADHD.

Conditions Chiropractic Care Can Treat

Wellness visits allow a chiropractor to identify and treat problematic subluxations (misalignments), which can improve a child’s overall wellness and health, offering welcome support for the immune system. The benefits of chiropractic care for children also extend to the treatment of specific conditions, including the following:

  • Ear infections
  • Irritable baby syndrome
  • Colic
  • Digestive Issues
  • Reflux
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Headaches
  • Sleep Issues including Bedwetting
  • Sports Injuries
  • Concentration and Focus Issues including ADHD
  • Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism, and Autism Spectrum Disorders