The nervous system is the controller and regulator of all the other systems in growing bodies It plays a central role in keeping things working and healthy. This includes everything from blood flow, to brain function and bone growth. The misalignment of the spine and stress can have serious impacts on your child's overall health, behavior, and development. Dr. Charles M. Palminteri, DC provides gentle and non-invasive therapy that works to correct underlying issues before they become hard-wired in during development. Our team therefore provides support for a pain-free and successful childhood.
Most people believe that chiropractic care is just for adults but young children also benefit from visiting the chiropractor’s office. Unknown to many parents, it is the important to take their child to a chiropractor. Adjustments can help with everything from improved behavior to better sleep.
Childrens bodies go through a lot of trauma. It starts from birth and continues when they are babies and start to learning how to move about in the world. Children have spines and a nervous system just like adults. We want to make sure they are taking good care of it especially during the developmental years.
Chiropractic care works well for children because their bodies are still growing and the alignment of the spine is important for proper development. Chiropractors can ease tense muscles that can lead to a misaligned spine or subluxation. This condition leads to other health conditions and physical issues which can include ear infections, headaches, asthma, and more.
Pediatric care requires a different set of techniques than what is used for adults.. A chiropractor, like the ones on our team, have undergone specialized training.
Here are five important benefits of taking your child to the chiropractor.
1. Improved Sleep
Chiropractic care releases stress in the body, therefore it improves sleep. Sleep is an essential part of all of our lives, including children.Sleep helps them function during the day and it is important for their development and emotional wellbeing.
Chiropractic care can also help address the issue of bed wetting.
2. Immune System Support
Chiropractic care has benefits for a child’s immune system and can help a child who’s suffering from a cold or infection. This support can also improve their immunity functions. A chiropractor can also improve a child’s digestive system. Adjustments have been known to end stomach problems such as constipation or reflux.
3. Better Behavior
Less stress leads to better behavior because children have better moods and attitude by releasing tension. Improved sleep also lessens the stress for your child and help them function during the day.
4. Nervous System Support
Child chiropractic adjustments also extend into the nervous system. Chiropractors make sure the spine is growing in the correct way. This prevents and treats certain nervous system issues like ear infections.
This care can also treat asthma, allergies, and other respiratory issues.This is achieved by targeting misaligned nerves that affect a child’s respiratory system.
5. Brain Development
Chiropractic care can have a great effect on your child’s neural brain development. It does this by releasing pressure on bones and joints, as well as the spine.
Increased brain development promotes better concentration and can improve focus and reduce hyperactivity. This includes targeting conditions such as ADHD.
A chiropractic treatment for a child begins with an extensive examination to determine the exact issue and the best route for treatment. Even if your child is too young to communicate, or too shy, a chiropractor has the skills to work with them to find out exactly what is going on before proceeding with treatment, if it is determined treatment is needed. Gentle and non-invasive adjustments are then made to the spine. Children will often become relaxed and even fall asleep following treatment, a good sign that it has been effective. If you are concerned about your child's spinal health, call our team at the office of Dr. Charles M. Palminteri, DC to set up a consultation today.