Chiropractic and Wellness Care for Children
Growing Up Healthy
Chiropractic for Infants
Chiropractors are the number one alternative health care provider of children and should be an essential part of every child’s health care regime. SLO Wellness Center’s goal is to help babies and children grow into strong thriving adults. More and more parents seek chiropractic care for their children because many spinal problems seen in adults begin as early as birth. The birth process can be very traumatic to a newborn, especially to the upper spine and neck, and any misalignments that occur can have adverse effects on the child's nervous system, including: Colic, breathing problems, developmental delay, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances and ear infections. We recommend that all babies get checked after birth to detect any spinal or cranial misalignments. As the infant grows, learning to hold up his or her head, sit, crawl and walk are all activities that affect spinal alignment. These milestones are important times to have a child evaluated by a chiropractor. We start care with a history and perform a thorough newborn exam to determine if spinal subluxations (misalignments or restrictions) are present. Chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to fit a child’s size, weight, and unique spinal developmental stage. Adjustments for infants and children are both gentle and specific to the child’s developing spinal structures.
Chiropractic for Children
Spinal motion and alignment are essential ingredients for the developing spine of a child. Movement of these joint allows children to reach their developmental milestones as well as drive higher learning systems. Pediatric Chiropractic provides an effective tool to help maintain their system and prevents structural problems from occurring.
Research states that the average 5 year old has fallen up to 2000 times. An accumulation of these minor traumas may turn into major spinal dysfunction. Getting your child checked throughout their growing years may help to prevent such occurrences, much like bringing your child to the dentist to prevent or detect cavities. Regular chiropractic checkups throughout childhood can identify potential spinal injury from these traumas, allowing corrections to be made early in life, to help avoid many of the health complaints seen later in adults.
Our goal is to help create wellness-minded children. Unfortunately, the Surgeon General predicted that children born today are the first generation of children who will not outlive their parents. We work hard to provide parents vital information and education that affects the health of their children. We must work together to change the predicted outcome for our children and ultimately, our communities. Making chiropractic a regular part of your child's life can maximize their health.
We are specifically trained in adjustments of the pediatric spine and extremities taught through the prestigious ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association www.ICPA4kids.com.
Please contact us for a consult regarding your child’s health.