Did you know there are beneficial chiropractic care techniques to help children of all ages? Chiropractors are able to safely and effectively improve the wellbeing of children throughout their developmental years, as a fundamental part of their overall wellness, by taking good care of their nervous system, spinal cord, health and wellbeing.
Interested in learning more about the benefits pediatric chiropractic care? Dr. Gena Chiropractic is a family chiropractor based in Plantation Florida, with experience in pediatric care for symptoms relating to ear infections, constipation, silent reflux and more. Her bustling chiropractic office and team of knowledgeable chiropractors are dedicated to the health of people of all ages.
If you are a parent, chances are you have had experience with ear infections. Children are more likely to get ear infections because of the middle part of their ear, their Eustachian tube, a part of the ear that can be angled and/or shorter during the stages of early childhood. Due to this, research has found that five children out of six will most likely experience the uncomfortable symptoms of an ear infection by the age of three.
Chiropractic is not a treatment for ear infections but it can help to decrease the amount of ear infections occurring in children. For example, when babies and kids have fewer subluxations (misalignments of the vertebrae affecting the nervous system), their bodies are better able to adapt. Most children who suffer from frequent ear infections have subluxations at the upper cervical area (top of the neck), which directly affect the cranial nerves: eyes, ears, nose and throat.
Chiropractors can also provide alternative care for children suffering from colic and reflux (also silent reflux). Dr. Gena explains, “So many parents come here DESPERATE and tell us that they are here as a last resort. Often times their babies and kids are already taking prescription medications to help with this and not seeing it resolve. Usually when they talk of increasing the dosage, parents look outside the box. While there is a time and a place for medication, chiropractic kids often times (though not a treatment for this) see resolution because their bodies start functioning better with less nervous system interference (subluxations).”
Additionally, Chiropractors can also help to relieve constipation in children. Constipation is known for being a taboo topic, however it is an issue affecting approximately 63 million Americans annually. When there are subluxations at the atlas (top bone in the neck/upper cervical area) and also the lumbar and sacrum (lower back and pelvis) the nerves affecting the colon/large intestine, (organs responsible for digestion), tend to function sub par. This can be very uncomfortable for people of all ages, especially children. Addressing lifestyle and dietary choices coupled with chiropractic care, helps us achieve the best results.
For children to live life well-aligned and feeling great during their stages of development, it is important to consider regular chiropractic visits! Having a pediatric chiropractor on your side is the perfect way to help your child heal their body naturally and feel the benefits of relieving any tension almost immediately. At Dr. Gena Chiropractic in Plantation, your health is in your hands, but our hands are here to help.