Chiropractic and Children


10 reasons parents take their children to see a chiropractor:

  1. To encourage good neural plasticity (brain and nerve development).
  2. To support their child’s overall health and wellbeing.
  3. To help strengthen their child’s immunity and potentially reduce the  incidence of colds, ear-aches and general illness.
  4. To assist with colic and Irritable Baby Syndrome.
  5. To help with asthma, breathing difficulties and allergies.
  6. To encourage good spinal posture.
  7. To help improve their child’s ability to concentrate.
  8. To assist with behavioral disorders.
  9. To help alleviate digestive problems.
  10. To assist with bed-wetting and sleep issues.

Being a chiropractor I often find people asking me why their child needs chiropractic care. I explain to them that removing nerve interference and allowing the child’s nervous system to operate at its highest potential is very important.

There is an old saying that states as the twig bends so grows the tree. This analogy describes chiropractic. The delicate spine of an infant needs to start off in alignment to ensure that the spine is growing straight and developing as it should. The vertebrae stack one on top of the other like building blocks and work to protect the spinal cord. These vertebrae can misalign from 3 different stressors. Chemical stress, Emotional Stress and Physical Stress. The birthing process is very stressful on the baby and many times misalignments are found right after the baby is born.

The nervous system controls every function in the body and is vital to a child’s well being. Some children don’t show signs of fussiness, colic, ear infections, however their spines should still be assessed. Only 10% of nerve fibers have pain receptors so many other non pain symptoms can be occurring without our knowledge. Giving your child the gift of chiropractic care is one of the best ways to give them the ability to start off in the right direction.

Chiropractic care for infants and children is growing in popularity as people have began to realize how much it can help.

Neenah Chiropractor, Dr. Alyssa O’Brien,  has extra training in pediatric care and treats many children at Align Chiropractic in Neenah.

Here is a great video explaining the benefits of chiropractic care for you child!