More and more parents are seeking chiropractic care for their children. Many problems seen in adults began as early as birth. Even natural birthing methods can stress an infant’s spine and developing nervous system. The resulting irritation to the nervous system caused by spinal and cranial misalignment can be the cause of many newborn and child health complaints.
The following conditions are often traced to nervous system stress:
- “colic” or inconsolable crying
- breathing problems (asthma, allergies)
- breast feeding difficulties
- sleep disturbances
- allergic reactions
- chronic infections
- digestive stress
- ear aches
Since significant spinal and cranial trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked right after birth by Dr. Kenda or Dr. Armene. As the infant grows, learning to hold up the head, sitting, crawling and initial walking stages are all times in spinal development where injury may occur and therefore spinal alignment can be adversely affected. They are therefore important times to have a child get adjusted.
Subtle trauma throughout childhood will affect the future development of the spine leading to impaired nervous system function. Any interference to the vital nerve system will adversely affect the body’s ability to function at its best.
It is important to understand that Dr. Kenda and Dr. Armene do not treat conditions or diseases. Their expertise is in checking the child’s spine for areas of tension that impair nervous system function therefore affecting overall body function. The bones of the spine, the vertebrae, house and protect the spinal cord. The spinal cord is an extension of the brain and carries information from the brain to the body parts and back to the brain again. Subluxations (or patterns of tension) interfere with the nerves’ ability to transmit this vital information.
The chiropractic adjustment restores nervous system function allowing the body the ability to express a greater state of health and well-being. Dr. Kenda and Dr. Armene can help your child achieve this state. Chiropractic adjustments for children are very gentle and non-forceful. Dr. Kenda and Dr. Armene utilize such light touch approaches as craniosacral therapy and biogeometric integration to help a child unwind. Having your child adjusted is a wonderful way to help them thrive and teach them to understand their bodies and what they need.