There are still many people who are unclear about what chiropractic care really involves and how it can benefit them and their baby’s overall health and well-being. Here is what you need to know about the importance of chiropractic care for you and your baby.
The Importance of Chiropractic Care
You may have visited a chiropractor because of pain in your neck or back. But, that’s not all chiropractic care is for. In fact, with routine chiropractic care, you can reap a whole host of health benefits. It is not just about your spine. It is about the nervous system and every part of your body. The main goal is to improve the overall function of the nervous system which impacts your daily function and quality of life. Regular chiropractic adjustments keep your nervous system healthy and fully operational so that your body is able to function at its highest potential and adjust to any external stressors that present themselves and help you feel happier and more satisfied with your life. This is all true for babies just as much as it is for adults!
Chiropractic care addresses problems in people of all ages. Young children can also benefit from it. You don’t have to be grown-up to gain a wide range of advantages offered by chiropractic care.
Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Babies?
Seeing your baby cry is very frustrating, and it is a major concern for parents. Every parent wants to know that their infant is well cared for and never in a dangerous situation. As parents, you may be wondering if chiropractic care is safe for your baby or not. The answer is yes, chiropractic care is safe for your baby. Chiropractic care for adults may involve a little use of force but for babies, there is a different and very gentle approach.
Babies face a lot of physical roadblocks on the path to proper, healthy development. Regular chiropractic care is one of the safest, most effective ways to make sure that your baby gets the proper care.
As a parent, your top priority is making sure your baby is healthy and happy. The results of pediatric chiropractic care can often make a huge difference. When treating babies, we apply gentle pressure with our fingertips. Chiropractic adjustments keep your baby comfortable and promote overall health and wellness.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care for baby’s Overall Wellness?
A child’s body undergoes so many changes during their first few years of development. They are constantly in a state of play and discovery. The alignment of the spine is very important for proper development during this time. When a child’s spine is in alignment, their nervous system is functioning at its prime. Even the slightest misalignment, or what we refer to as a subluxation, can affect them causing stress on their nervous system.
Babies receive amazing benefits from chiropractic care. Some of them are:
Support the immune system
Stress can directly weaken the baby’s immune system, making them more susceptible to viruses and bacteria. Pediatric Chiropractic Care is a great way to support a child’s immune system so that they can better fight off sickness.
Sleep is critical to a child’s development. Gentle chiropractic adjustments stimulate the parasympathetic portion of the nervous system, the part of the nervous system that controls sleep. By getting adjusted, children are able to get into a “rest and digest” mode, and parents see better sleep in their little ones!
Prevent ear infection
Chiropractic care can help manage ear infections. Ear infection happens when excess fluid builds up in the ears’ eustachian tubes. When this part fails to drain, it causes excessive pressure in a baby’s ears, which causes pain and infection. Chiropractic care helps drain the eustachian tube by dilating the muscles around it, which relieves pressure and unblocks it.
Treats colic in fussy babies
Chiropractic care for colic is very effective. It can make a world of difference for a colicky, distressed baby. Colic can leave parents feeling helpless. Gentle adjustments from chiropractic care can take their body out of a fight or flight, stressed state, and stimulate the “rest, digest, and relaxation” portion of their nervous system to make them calm and relaxed.
Torticollis causes the head to tilt down or to one side because of problems in the muscles of the neck. For babies with torticollis, chiropractic adjustments to the cervical spine drastically improve range of motion and calm muscle spasms to improve head tilt and restore full mobility.
Chiropractic care for children has so many positive effects on a child’s development and well-being. These are just a few of the benefits we see for chiropractic care in babies and kids. If you want your kids to benefit from chiropractic care, we’re here to hold your hand every step of the way.
As your St. Petersburg pediatric chiropractors, we’re always striving to provide you and your family with the best care and experience. Chiropractic treatment is not just about your spine, it’s about promoting overall wellness. Chiropractic adjustments help keep your nervous system healthy and fully operational. It also provides preventive care in daily life as well as helps to improve the overall health and wellness of both children and adults. Routine chiropractic adjustments can be a great solution for the entire family. It can have a positive, long-lasting effect on each family member.
If you are in St. Pete, Florida area, we would love to see you in our office!
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