Many people are surprised to learn that kids can get adjusted, and to learn that we commonly see kids with: back/ neck pain, ADHD, autism, sensory processing disorders, muscle spasms, posture issues, ear infections, colic, reflux, depression, anxiety, asthma, insomnia, coordination problems, headaches, allergies, and more.
If you take the time to understand the role that a properly moving spine plays in keeping a child’s brain and body functioning at their best, chiropractic care for kids begins to make sense. Your spine has 24 movable bones. Each of these is hooked up to your brain by nerve ‘wires,’ which transmit data from the body to the brain and back, helping the body’s computer regulate growth, immune function, emotions, digestion, repair, and, everything else.
If these small spinal bones get stuck, for any reason (like falling while learning to walk, sitting for hours at school, etc.) this can skew the normal data sent to the brain, which puts the brain on high alert. Now, the child’s body moves into a ‘stress response.’
The more primitive, survival part of the brain takes over:
- Muscles tighten
- It’s harder for kids to concentrate
- Growth and repair are put on hold (which allows other symptoms to build up)
If we can keep the child’s spine moving properly and aligned throughout all stages of growth and development, we are providing them with a neurologically solid foundation. With chiropractic care, kids can experience more energy, better health, improved brain function, and show a decreased need for expensive and potentially dangerous interventions designed to treat symptoms.