From their first day, a child will be exposed to many stressors that can influence the quality of their health. Traditional medication, that is dispensed to children, may have long term affects and can even have side effects. Chiropractic adjustments are a safe and more healthy way to help keep your child health. Here are 11 reasons you may want to consider it for your child:
- An Immune System Boost
Research has shown that there are positive effects on the immune system from chiropractic adjustment. Children are exposed to viruses and bacteria that could make them sick quite often. By keeping their immune systems as strong as possible they will have a better ability at fighting off most illnesses.
- Reduces likelihood and severity of ear infections
Adjustments can correct misalignment’s of the vertebra in the neck that can put pressure on nerves that regulate functions in the ear. This pressure can also be on the Eustachian tubes that drain the ears. When these tubes become blocked, fluid builds up. This will in turn cause bacteria to grow, because bacteria will thrive in the fluid. By clearing the tubes of obstruction, the fluid will drain, and the bacteria will not be able to grow as well. This will also reduce the need for excessive medical intervention.
- Asthma relief
More and more children each year are experiencing more respiratory conditions like Asthma each year. Studies have shown that chiropractic alignment can remove certain obstructions to allow for more effective breathing. The findings from a study, using 36 children adjusted over a period of 3 months, stated their quality of life was improved substantially the severity of their asthma symptoms reduced greatly.
- Chiropractic Relieves Colic
Colic is a condition where an otherwise healthy baby, has repeated fits of excessive crying. This can cause great stress and be frustrating for the child’s parents. In 2012, a study of 104 infants with colic found a reduction in crying after being treated by a chiropractor.
- Relief of Nocturnal Enuresis
Nocturnal Enuresis is a condition that results in bed-wetting. This can be hard on a child of any age. A study stated that of 33 patients two thirds stopped suffering from this condition after a year of chiropractic adjustment.
- Improves Posture
Injuries and stress put on the spine can cause the loss of mobility, stability, and flexibility. Posture influences the entire body, from the circulatory system to the nervous system. Proper exercise and chiropractic adjustment can help to improve the quality of a person’s posture.
- Chiropractic and ADHD
There is a high rate of children suffering from ADHD. The effects of ADHD will follow a child for their entire life. ADHD causes a child to have an inability to maintain focus, have impulse issues, and affect their ability to learn from their mistakes. There have been many studies that show benefits of regular chiropractic adjustment on children with ADHD and other problems with attention.
- Reduces Stress
It may sound far-fetched to some, but children experience stress also. Stress from the birthing process, stress from school, playing sports, even from some chemicals found in foods. The cortisol level can increase in a child who is under stress. This can affect, memory and learning ability, cause an increase in weight gain, blood pressure, and cholesterol, lower the immune system, and many other ailments. It can cause an increase in the risk of mental illness and depression, and lower life expectancy. A Japanese study showed that after a chiropractic adjustment there was a reduction in cortisol levels and other positive effects on a child’s stress level.
- Encourages Brain and Nerve Development
The nervous system controls all the functions of the body from circulation, digestion, movement, thinking, breathing, and coordination. When there is interference to this system it can greatly reduce its function. Regular chiropractic adjustment helps to stimulate the brain and nerve impulses in a child, helping to boost their health and well-being.
- Chiropractic Adjustments are Safe
It is well known that risks come with taking medications and surgery, but it is more common for children to be subjected to them. Chiropractic adjustment is safe for everyone, even children. Traditional medicine is not bad, but the use of chiropractic services you can avoid some of the risk involved with it. A 2012 report showed that of the 20,000 children seen that year, there were no serious side effects from chiropractic adjustment.
- Child Birth is Traumatic to All Babies
Adults will visit a chiropractor when they have experienced pain in their back or neck. When a child is born, they will most undoubtedly suffer trauma to their neck and head. This is usually caused by the doctor having to pull on the baby during the birthing process. This can result in a misalignment of the cervical spine. The trauma endured can result in a myriad of health problems and in some instances, SIDS.
A common misconception is that chiropractic adjustments are only for neck and back pain. It is most effective when relieving musculoskeletal conditions, but it is capable of so much more. More research is coming out every day supporting that regular chiropractic care is the best thing for helping you and your loved ones stay healthy. The true focus of chiropractic care is to support health, and wellness of the body. Knowing that the nervous system controls every aspect of your body, it makes since that you would want to remove any issues that may be interfering with it working at its peak condition. Regular chiropractic care will also help to reduce the need for drugs or surgery. The ability to avoid medications and unneeded surgery will help to keep your child from suffering any unforeseen side effects, and even save yourself from certain financial stresses. Do what many parents have started doing, and take your child to a chiropractor. The health of your child is priceless, and chiropractic adjustment will keep them as healthy as possible.