Benefits Of Chiropractic Care For Toddlers: Chiropractic Killeen

by Administrator 11. March 2014 13:24

New born babies can develop dysfunction of spine, neck, and back during birth and in the months thereafter.  The strain during the birth process disturbs normal functioning of baby’s spine. Often the position of the baby in the womb and the trauma faced by the child during labor pushes the spinal segments out of place or can induce stress in them. Further, the sudden and unsupported movements of neck and head an infant suffers during initial months can lead to excessive movement in the spine, which causes vertebral subluxations. Even the attempts to learn walking and falling during the training cause trauma to lower spinal segments.

In toddlers, the spinal subluxations are difficult to diagnose and therefore, parents take their little ones to chiropractor for correcting any dysfunction and getting manipulation of spine in children. Some common issues for which parents can take their kids to chiropractor are sore throat, ear ache, headaches, bed-wetting, and growing pains. To relieve any pressure, chiropractors manipulate toddler’s spine. Often chiropractors and pediatricians work together to diagnose, treat, or prevent any common childhood problems.

If a toddler keeps his neck stiff or keeps on looking in one direction, it means that there is need to free the motion in the neck. Maintaining a normal pattern of motion in baby’s spine is important, as it will lead to lesser health issues in future including ear infections, sickness, etc.  It is difficult to detect spinal problems among toddlers; however, early detection is important to make the body functions normal and free toddler from any pain and discomfort. Some of the common symptoms associated with spinal dysfunction include limited mobility of the neck and head, misaligned shoulders, troubled breathing, asthma, abnormal sleeping pattern, scoliosis, trouble walking or crawling, recurrence of ear infection, bed wetting, constipation, persistent cold, constant headaches, etc.

Often injuries lead to misalignment of spine. Sometimes the problems are internal and toddler does not feel any pain; however, it is crucial to treat the problem. Chiropractic is a gentle treatment that does not involve any pain and children often feel a sense of euphoria after their first treatment. Children are greatly benefitted by the treatment and they even respond to the treatment more quickly as compared to the adults.

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