There are a lot of traumatic processes that happen with infants and small children. Here are the three main reasons parents should seek chiropractic care for their children:
- The Birthing Process Can Be Traumatic to Infants: One important reason that parents should consider chiropractic for thier infants is the birthing process. It is very traumatic going through the birthing canal. Most people overlook that sometimes.
- Children Lack Postural Coordination: The lack of postural coordination that young children have causes misalignments. As you notice with infants, they don’t have the proper coordination muscles to hold their heads up, so they get that floppy kind of posture in their extremities. This can cause misalignments. Think about the falls that toddlers and young children take. According to the research, by the time you’re the age of 13 you’ve had about a thousand traumas. So, when we look at the experiences of children, there are a lot of areas where they could have possible misalignments and lots of issues.
- Improve Nervous System Function: Chiropractic care improves nervous system function by removing interference causes by misalignments in the spine and joints. Any kind of nervous system interference is going to decrease the overall function of the body. Chiropractic can help improve that function, even in infants and young children.