If you are a parent who wants to understand your child as well as possible, you may already knows that the master control system of growth, repair, and the function of the tissues and organs in the body is the nervous system. This system interprets the messages coming from the environment and decides which messages to send so that the body adjusts itself appropriately. When the nervous system is restricted, these incoming messages are not interpreted accurately.
Most parents make sure that their children have periodic check-ups for teeth, hearing, eyes, ears, nose, and throat. However, when it comes to the function and well-being of their child’s spine, they may not have thought about it. Child chiropractic care is vital for the well-being of your child’s health. Because the constant jumping, falling, running, and bumping of a normal childhood often cause vertebral subluxations, serious health consequences can result if left uncorrected.
As parents become more knowledgeable of the physical body, more of them are providing pediatric chiropractic for their children. Studies show that with a healthy spinal column, a child’s body can better deal with the sore throats, ear infections, stomach-aches, fevers, measles, mumps, and the myriad of other behavioral, neurological and emotional problems that often occur during young life, such as asthma, anxiety, low mental stamina, inability to concentrate, hyperactivity, dyslexia, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, discipline problems, and even low grades. Without pediatric chiropractic, some children will live in continued sickness, condemned to a life of taking medicines and perhaps even surgery. For the many school children in the U.S. alone who suffer from a learning impairment, child chiropractic care offers a drug-free alternative.
There are some signs which can indicate spinal problems in children, including:
- disturbed sleeping patterns
- breastfeeding difficulties in the very young
- restricted head or neck movement to one side
- one shoulder higher than the other
Take care of your child! Gentle chiropractic adjustments can keep your child’s spine flexible and in its best possible functional position. Their whole physical body as well as their mental state is positively affected when the nervous system is relieved of stress and tension.
Help your child develop his or her highest potential for health and wellness with child chiropractic care! Contact McKim Chiropractic to find out more information about pediatric chiropractic and to schedule a consultation. Our licensed and certified staff is happy to help the children of Boise, ID, Nampa, ID, and Caldwell, ID, achieve health wholeness.