Constipation In Children
Constipation in children sort of becomes a tricky issue. For any parent that has changed a diaper and encountered a massive explosion, it might be kind of nice to get a couple of days without having to go through that smell. Truth be told though, that massive explosion is a healthy and functioning child. All sarcasm aside, constipation in children is not normal and is a growing trend. Everyone should be experiencing a bowel movement 2-3 times a day. When going to the bathroom it should not be strenuous and difficult, it should be like “Grease Lighting.” Constipation in children often comes about when our children tell us “Mommy, it hurts when I poop” or some sort of stomach pain. The main sign that parents will notice is the lack of bathroom visits.
Constipation in children can be “treated” with stool softener or heavy forms of laxatives. Keep in mind though that this is not addressing the cause of the problem, laxatives and medication is like putting a Band-Aid on an ever growing concern. If you are looking to address the problem at the cause and ensure your children are functioning to their optimal potential then you need to look no further. Chiropractic goes after the root of the cause of constipation in children. Chiropractors are nerve system specialist and are trained specifically to access and adjust the nerve system. Constipation in children is usually associated with the lower part of the spine, more specifically the sacrum. Specific nerves regulate and control the muscles, cells, and tissues of our bowel movements. If the sacrum or a vertebra moves out of position and applies pressure on one of these nerves then the brain cannot control proper bowel movements. Improper positioning of a vertebra creates a roadblock in communication.
Constipation in children is a warning sign. Recognize what warning signs are in your children. Give your children a chance to heal and grow stronger by proper nerve system communication. Chiropractic is safe and effective for all ages! Get checked!