Chiropractic care is beneficial for children of all ages – your child does not need to be in a serious accident or suffer an injury to benefit from regular care. At Back in Balance Wellness Center, our chiropractors serving Bangor, Ellsworth and Brewer areas have treated children of all ages, including infants, toddlers and adolescents, providing gentle, hands-on care. Pediatric chiropractic care can help address underlying issues affecting ADHD, reduce colic in infants and minimize the frequency of earaches.
Chiropractic Care Treats Common Childhood Health Problems
Chiropractic Care for Infants
Chiropractic care is safe for infants and babies. Gentle adjustments during these early life stages can help ensure that a child’s nervous system and immune system are optimally developing. Birth trauma, incorrectly carrying an infant and even excessive time in car seats can lead to spinal misalignments - causing an infant to be hypersensitive to his or her environment. Infants with spinal misalignments are more likely to suffer colic, reflux, earaches, and latching problems during breastfeeding and excessive crying. Restoring alignment to an infant’s spine supports healthy nervous system development and may help reduce or eliminate common health problems like colic in infants.
Chiropractic Care for Toddlers & Young Children
Many young children suffer from chronic ear infections and sinus infections. These infections should not be dismissed as a “normal” part of childhood. A misalignment in the cervical spine, for example, could be adversely affecting lymph system drainage, causing fluid to build up in the ear. Adjustments to the cervical spine can help correct these drainage problems and eliminate the need for repeated rounds of antibiotic treatments.
In the early stages of an infant’s life, frequent falls may be experienced which unfortunately become the result of many spinal problems. Your child will often encounter falls through the act of learning to walk and unknowingly induce trauma to their lower spinal segments and to the large sacroiliac joints in the pelvis. While learning to walk, infants will also fall and hit their heads, consequently creating spinal subluxations. Although these common, everyday events appear harmless, they can become serious if left untreated.
Chiropractic Care for Adolescents
If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) or ADD (attention deficit disorder), chiropractic care may be an effective alternative to medication. Currently, most medical treatment relies on the use of drugs like Ritalin or Adderall to manage ADHD symptoms. However, this medication cannot correct the underlying cause for ADHD. Worse, prolonged use of these drugs could damage the brain. While the exact cause is not fully understood, current research suggests that an overactive nervous system may contribute to the brain’s inability to filter out extraneous information and focus. Our chiropractors recommend integrating several different treatment techniques into addressing ADHD. This includes adjustments to remove spinal subluxations that can be affecting brain activity. Nutritional counseling and dietary changes that reduce the exposure to artificial flavors, toxic chemicals, and preservatives may also be beneficial.
Parents choose our Bangor and Ellsworth chiropractors for pediatric chiropractic care because of our commitment to whole body health through gentle, hands-on adjustments and drug-free care. Our goal is to not only improve your child’s symptoms, but to address the root cause for health problems your child is experiencing. We never rely on medication to “cover up” symptoms. Just like with our adult patients, children benefit greatly from this whole body approach to health.
For more information on the benefits of pediatric chiropractic care or to schedule an appointment for your child with our Bangor and Ellsworth chiropractors, call (207) 947-8077.
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