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Ear Infections

Misalignments in kids can occur during childbirth and from normal childhood activity. During the birthing process, cervical vertebrae at the base of the neck become misaligned, disrupting nerve function in this region. This can lead to fluid buildup in the middle ear which increases the buildup of bacteria and the risk of infection. A chiropractic adjustment will restore proper alignment of the vertebrae allowing proper nerve function and reducing the risk of infection.

When to Start Care

Your child's first experience in a chiropractic office will be a pleasant and painless experience. A child's spine grows almost 50 percent in length during his or her first year. Chiropractic care is important because spinal trauma can occur from tumbles and falls that your child experiences while learning to sit up or walk. A Doctor of Chiropractic should examine your child during the first year of life when corrective and preventative care is most important.

As children grow older, they should continue regular chiropractic care in order to increase their immunity to disease as well as maintain their overall health.

Why Should Children Have Chiropractic Care?

More and more parents are seeking Chiropractic Care for their children. Many spinal problems seen in adults began as early as birth. Even so called 'natural' birthing methods can stress an infant's spine and developing nerve system. The resulting irritation to the nerve system caused by spinal and cranial misalignment can be the cause of many newborn health complaints. Colic, breathing problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions and chronic infections can often be traced to nerve system stress.

Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked right away. As the infant grows, learning to hold up the head, sit, crawl and walk are all activities that affect spinal alignment and are important times to have a child checked by one of our complex Doctor of Chiropractic.

As the child begins to participate in regular childhood activities like skating or riding a bike, small yet significant spinal misalignments (subluxations) may occur. If neglected, the injuries during this period of rapid growth may lead to more serious problems later in life. 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.

One of the most common reason parents seek care for their child is trauma from an injury of some sort. These misalignments may or may not result in immediate pain or symptoms. Regular chiropractic checkups can identify potential spinal injury from these traumas, make the correction early in life and help avoid many of the health complaints seen later in adults. Proper spinal hygiene is an important key to better health.

Another sought out reason for care is the resolution of a particular symptom or condition. Parents seek care for conditions such as colic, ear infections, asthma, allergies and headaches (to name a few) because they have heard from other parents that chiropractic care can help.

It is important to understand that the doctor of chiropractic does not diagnose or treat conditions or diseases. The expertise of the chiropractor is in checking the child’s spine for misalignments 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 interfere with the nerves’ ability to transmit this vital information.

The nerve system controls and coordinates the function of all the systems in the body: circulatory, respiratory, digestive, hormonal, eliminative and immune system. Any aspect of health may be impaired by nerve interference. The chiropractic adjustment restores nerve system function allowing the body the ability to express a greater state of health and well-being.

Our doctor will take a case history and perform a chiropractic exam to determine if spinal subluxations exist. Chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to fit a child's size, weight, and unique spinal condition. They are both gentle and specific to the child’s developing spinal structures. Most parents report that their children enjoy their chiropractic adjustments and look forward to subsequent visits. They also report that their children experience a greater level of health while under regular chiropractic care.

To enhance your child’s ability to function in a state of Optimal Health, we can help you. Allow one of our doctors who is dedicated to serving children with the utmost of care. Once your families have experienced the many benefits of Chiropractic Care—please help us tell others!!

Chiropractic & Kids

Atlas Chiropractic Center has been providing safe, effective treatment to children for more than 15 years. Like a dental check-up or a routine physical, a visit to our office is recommended to check the development of one of the most important structures of the human body, the spine.

Scoliosis, ear infections, allergies, asthma and colic are all ailments that chiropractic has shown to benefit. In fact, several published studies conducted by researchers validate the effectiveness of chiropractic for a multitude of childhood illnesses.