Why is pediatric chiropractic care important? The simplest reason being is that they have a nerve system as well! To expand this approach on pediatric chiropractic care we dive into a quick snapshot of chiropractic. Chiropractic is a noninvasive form of health care that seeks to keep individuals healthy without medication, surgery etc. Every human experience we encounter has to be processed via our nerve system. Any incoming data from the environment has to be perceived via your nerve system and any outgoing data has to be organized via your nerve system. Pressure upon a nerve (pinched nerve) is called a subluxation. A subluxation limits the potential of your body by causing a disconnection from your brain to your vital organs, cells, tissues, glands, everything. Chiropractic removes the pressure from the nerve so your body is able to stay connected and function at your optimal potential.
Now that we have a quick understanding of chiropractic, let’s head to our main topic of pediatric chiropractic care. Pediatric chiropractic care is vitally important due to the fact that an infant’s spine will double in size in their first two years of life! The spine serves to protect the most important system in the body, the nerve system. What are most infants doing during their first years of life? They are sitting, crawling, walking, climbing, and most likely falling down in some sort of fashion. These are just some of the possible physical stressors that can cause a subluxation in an infant. As they continue to grow their spine begins to take shape and develop the three curvatures that sustain life. Pediatric chiropractic care allows early detection of possible subluxation’s that limit our child’s potential.
Realize that a subluxation is not something you can just spot that stands out like a “Stop” sign along the road. Subluxations are deep and nasty things that sometimes take years to fully manifest. Possible signs and symptoms can be delayed milestones, difficult or painful latching, frequent spitting up, colic, etc. Pediatric chiropractic care limits the interference in the nerve system so our children can grow to their maximum potential.