When Should I Bring my Child In?
Chiropractic Care for Infants & Children
While adults have a lifetime of compounding stresses on their musculoskeletal system, children have had a very short time, which makes it easier to detect and correct these areas of dysfunction. They do, however, suffer from immediate physical stresses while working through their major milestones (starting to sit up, crawling, walking, etc.), not to mention the trauma of birth! This is why we like to check children for areas of stress soon after birth and every few months during their first year. After that, we recommend you bring them in for an appointment every 6-12 months, if they’ve suffered a fall or trauma, or if you notice any signs of imbalance (limping, head tilting, etc.).
Here are some common childhood conditions that other families have seen great improvement with that you may not have necessarily thought of as “Chiropractic issues”*:
Behavioral and attention issues
* We are not claiming that Chiropractic will or can “cure” these disorders, but merely that some families have seen great improvements in their children’s overall health with Chiropractic care.
Yes! An adjustment on a child or infant requires much less force than on an adult. It can be compared to the amount of pressure that you could sustain pressing on your eyeball without discomfort. There have been several large-scale studies verifying the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care for kids. Dr. Morrow has been trained specifically to treat children and infants and would be happy to answer any questions you might have about Chiropractic care for your child.
Gorge Chiropractic is located at Peak Performance - 417 Sherman Ave. #8 Hood River, OR 97031 - Ph: (541) 386-3790
Is it Safe?
Chiropractic care for adults makes sense, right? A lifetime of physical, environmental, and mental stress on the body followed by an adjustment to realign the areas that are “out of place” seems natural! What about for kids? Or even crazier…infants?!? Why would they ever need Chiropractic care?
The truth is, infants undergo a very traumatic incident on the day they are born! They are often pulled forcefully out into this world, whether through the birth canal or via C-section. This can often compromise the nervous system that is constantly developing so rapidly throughout their first several years in this new world.
This interference within the nervous system can take energy away from the body doing all of its normal, healthy functions which ultimately takes away from an infant or child's overall health. This is why Chiropractic care for children is so fantastic. By removing these barriers to your child’s overall health early and periodically throughout their lives, their body is able to focus on more important things, like developing new skills and making new neural connections in their brain!