How Does Chiropractic Care Benefit Children?

children-chiropractic-02Chiropractic is a health care profession that supports the integrated relationship between the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system.

Chiropractic care for children establishes a solid foundation for wellness which supports the body’s natural ability to be healthy. It is never too early to have your child assessed by a Chiropractor.

Many spinal problems seen in adults begin as early as birth. Even natural child birth can stress a baby’s spine and developing nervous system. The irritation caused by spinal and cranial misalignment can be the source of many newborn health complaints such as colic, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances or limited neck movement.

Certain milestones such as learning to crawl or walk can place physical stress on the spine. As your child participates in regular activities, like riding a bike or playing sports, their bumps and falls can result in spinal misalignments. If neglected, misalignments during this period of rapid growth may lead to more significant problems later in life.

As a father of two young children, Dr. Lee Phillips has a special interest in pediatric chiropractic care and has taken continuing education courses through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). Chiropractic adjustments are always modified for the individual, specifically to fit a child’s size and unique condition. It is a safe, gentle, and effective choice to maintain optimal health and pain-free function of the body. It is never too soon to seek chiropractic care.