Is your child experiencing symptoms such as headaches, earaches, ear infections, dizziness, digestive difficulties, persistent behavioral problems, or sleep issues? These problems are commonly caused by musculoskeletal issues. The good news: they are treatable!
Children can develop misalignments in their spine through typical childhood experiences ranging from childbirth, slip and falls, sports injuries, and heavy book bags, to poor posture while watching TV or viewing hand-held devices. Children sometimes lack the insight to articulate their points of discomfort, so these issues can remain disguised and undiagnosed, resulting in seemingly random symptoms (as described above).
It may surprise some parents to know that chiropractic care for infants and young children is extremely common and effective. Some of the many conditions we see and treat in pediatric patients are torticollis, ear pain, chronic ear infections, occipital dysfunction, neck and back pain, gastro-intestinal issues including infant constipation, and gait dysfunction.
Chiropractic care can identify and effectively treat these issues and children are typically very quick to respond. They often experience rapid, positive treatment outcomes for pain, dysfunction and mobility issues. Restoration of musculoskeletal balance and alignment also promotes an enhanced immune system and healthy physical and emotional development.
Misalignment is often the root cause of colic and reflux in infants. Digestive issues can keep babies from sleeping soundly, so sleeplessness is a common tertiary symptom of infant misalignment. Tight muscles in a baby’s back and neck can result in difficulty latching, torticollis, and positional plagiocephaly. Gentle pediatric care can often correct these issues quickly and painlessly, improving quality of life for baby, as well as parents and caretakers.