Chiropractic Care for Children in Peoria
More and more we are seeing children of all ages in our office. Chiropractic care at early stages of life can be very beneficial and is very safe for the child. Many of the spinal problems that develop later in life began very early and sometimes even at birth.
The birth process can be just as hard on the baby’s spine and developing nervous system as it is on the mother. Irritation to the nerve system caused by spinal and cranial misalignment at birth is many times the cause of health issues.
- Nursing Difficulties
- Breathing issues
- Sleeping problems
- Chronic infections
...are many of the things we see that can be cause by stress on spinal nerves.
It is important to note that adjusting a newborn or infant is not like adjusting an adult. Their are specific protocols for adjusting tiny spines and we really enjoy helping with these problems. Releasing nerve pressure many times gives very quick relief without the use of medications to kids who are suffering with these issues. Most times kids respond very quickly to chiropractic care. Each issue has its own protocol and every patient is different, but usually we can see marked improvement in 2-3 weeks.
Many of our patients will bring their newborn baby in to get checked as soon as possible. If a problem is present we can correct it before larger issues show up. Below is a picture of me adjusting my daughter Mae at 2 weeks old.