Chiropractic for Kids
Have you considered chiropractic for your kids in Greenfield? At Associates In Spinal Relief we firmly believe in protecting a child’s body by making sure they have the best possible functioning nervous system. It is well known that children bounce back quickly, but many parents don't understand the long term effects of misalignment that children develop in their spine. Unfortunately, children do not always verbalize exactly what they feel when they are sore, uncomfortable or in pain. Just like with adults, if the underlying cause is left alone for too long it can develop into much more serious issues.
Some people wonder why babies and children might need chiropractic care, or they fear that it might be too forceful and will hurt their child. In reality, pediatric chiropractic care is extremely gentle and is appropriate for children of all ages, including newborns. The adjustments that children and infants receive are nothing like the adjustments that adults receive. Our smallest patients receive only a very light, sustained pressure with the fingertips and most often, an onlooker cannot even tell that a treatment is being given. Parents are usually surprised to find that many babies smile or fall asleep during their chiropractic treatments, and young children burst into giggles and are eager to come back for more.
So why do babies and children need chiropractic care? They certainly don't have back pain, do they? And they're too young to complain of headaches or neck pain, right?
Some of the children we see are coming in to help ease a specific complaint, perhaps something that the parent has noticed is a problem or something that seems out of the ordinary. These physical and emotional signs and symptoms may be related to :
- Autism (ASD) or Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
- Clumsiness or frequent bumps and falls
- Ear infections (Otitis media)
- Plagiocephaly (Flattening/abnormal head shape)
- Sleeping or eating difficulties
Especially with young infants, a parent will come to see us, exhausted and in tears, complaining that their baby "just seems so uncomfortable all the time" and "nothing seems to help!" After a few treatment sessions, sometimes even just one, the difference can be so dramatic that the parents are instead crying tears of joy...and everyone is sleeping better.
The other children we see in our office have no symptoms or complaints at all; they're happy, healthy kids. The parents of these children bring them in for a spinal checkup because they realize the value of a healthy nervous system and want to prevent musculoskeletal issues down the road, much like visiting the dentist regularly to maintain healthy teeth and detect problems before they become noticeable or painful.
Remember, chiropractic does not cure or treat any specific diseases or illnesses. However, by restoring proper spinal alignment, chiropractic is a very useful tool in balancing the body, reducing physical symptoms, reducing behavioral issues, restoring proper body mechanics, decreasing discomfort, and supporting the immune system.
Call our Greenfield chiropractic team today for a no-obligation consultation, and let us help your child on their way to a better life.
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8081 West Layton Avenue Suite A
Greenfield, WI 53220