The good news is that chiropractic care can benefit children of all ages, including those who are still in the womb, through pregnancy chiropractic care. By attending to a mother's, baby's or child's spinal wellness care, many parents, in partnership with Dr. Keding, have seen their children grow, get well and thrive without the negative side effects of drug therapies.
Pediatric Chiropractic Care: Wellness Care from Before Birth and Beyond
Our chiropractic care services can begin even before a baby is born by starting with wellness care for the expectant mother. Pregnancy chiropractic care helps the baby by ensuring that the mother experiences a healthy, low stress pregnancy.
When a baby is conceived, one of the first things that starts to develop is the nervous system. Because the nervous system controls the development and function of every other part of the body, proper spinal alignment is crucial. When the vertebrae are out of alignment, the nervous system cannot function properly because nerves get pinched. Any number of earthly forces can start pulling and pushing a baby's spine out of alignment from day one: the birthing process, a tendency for the baby to favor a certain position lying down, or propped up on mom or dad's shoulder, etc. Dr. Keding can very gently evaluate and adjust an infant's spine (with pressure that would even be comfortable on a closed eyeball) so that it functions optimally. We have helped many babies overcome colic and frequent ear infections this way, and parents generally report their babies sleep better and seem more content overall.
Spinal wellness care is also important as the child grows and experiences the normal trips and falls of learning to crawl, walk, and play. Any of those things can cause small or large spinal subluxations (misalignments) that can pinch nerves and affect the child's natural development patterns and immunity from contagious illnesses. Chiropractic care also helps 1. encourage neural plasticity (brain and nerve development). 2. Support a child’s overall health and wellbeing. 3. Help strengthen a child’s immunity and potentially reduce the incidence of colds, ear aches and general illness. 4. Help with asthma, breathing difficulties and allergies. 5. Encourage good spinal posture. 6. Improve a child’s ability to concentrate. 7. Assist with behavioural disorders. 8. Help alleviate digestive problems. 9. And, to assist with bed-wetting and sleep issues. We recommend regular chiropractic checkups for children as they grow so that their posture, and therefore, their nervous systems will remain in optimal position for the best health possible, from infancy through the growing years of childhood and adolescence.
We invite all parents looking for effective, drug-free ways to help their children thrive in healing as they grow to call us today for more information!