Pediatric and Special Needs Care (ICPA Certified Chiropractic)
Most people don’t think of getting chiropractic care for their newborn, but infancy and childhood are the most important time in a person’s life to receive chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic adjustments aim to clear the interference in your nervous system caused by spinal misalignment. The nerve system controls all signals from your brain to the rest of your body; it controls and coordinates every other cell, tissue, and organ. A well-functioning nervous system improves the ability of the body to function and develop optimally.
Causes of Nervous System Interference
There are many causes of stress to the nervous system in children, toddlers, and even newborns. One of the most stressful experiences a child has in his or her lifetime is the birthing process. Twisting, torqueing, compression and tractioning of a child’s fragile spine occurs from the use of forceps, vacuum extraction, and even during cesarean delivery. All of this physical stress causes misalignments and distortions in the spine and nervous system. Even a seemingly insignificant minor fall or accident can create stored trauma to the spine which can lead to problems as the child gets older. Chemical, environmental and emotional stressors can also lead to nerve interference.
Diagnosing Nervous System Interference Your Child
The best and safest way to determine if your child is suffering from nerve interference is to have them evaluated by a chiropractor with specialized training in pediatrics. We use our hands and computer scans to diagnose any stored stress in the cranium, spine, and nervous system. Some symptoms that indicate nerve interference include: difficulty sleeping, trouble breastfeeding, constipation, colic, failure to thrive, difficulty crawling and walking, asthma, allergies, attention deficit, visual and auditory disturbances, prolonged or recurring illnesses, and hormone imbalances. Additionally, chiropractic care can be especially beneficial for children with special needs.
Is Chiropractic Safe for Children?
Did you know that colic, bedwetting, ear infections, asthma, scoliosis, and many other childhood conditions can be traced back to spinal problems that start in-utero? Yes! Chiropractic is safe for children. We love kids! Even if you think your child is in good health, a preventative spinal exam is a good idea.
We specialize in performing chiropractic adjustments on children: we use techniques that are gentle and non-invasive. We use a very light amount of pressure, tailored for each child’s spine. In fact, we have even treated infants within two hours of birth. Remember: it’s never too late (or early!) to start receiving chiropractic care.
Dr. Jason Van Ness is certified in pediatrics by the International Chiropractic Association (ICA).
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