Never doubt the importance of chiropractic for children. A child has a spine and nervous system just like an adult and it is important to make sure to take good care of your child’s spine and nervous system, especially during the developmental years.
The Nervous System Controls the Whole Body
The central nervous system consists of the brain and the spinal cord, and is the body’s machinery. From the spinal cord there are nerves that go to every organ, gland, tissue, muscle and cell of the whole body. If there is a blocking (subluxation) in the “machinery” or any of these nerve paths, a child could react with a wide range of health issues (examples below).
Children encounter many traumas at an early age, or even before they are born, which can shift the spine out of alignment. The traumas can include events such as; intrauterine constraints, birth trauma, malpositioning (breech), c-section, birth intervention (forceps/vacuum suction) and falls.
When a subluxation of the spine happens, it needs to be corrected through chiropractic adjustments. If not, the spine will continue to grow “crooked” and cause health issues, such as:
- Bed Wetting
- Ear Infections
- Trouble Sleeping
- Reflux etc.
Later in life, this can create trouble with:
- Asthma / Allergies
- Headaches / Migraines
- Sensory Integration
A child that encounters chemical stressors like; vaccines, antibiotics, medication and diet, but also emotional stress (fear) will also cause a protective (fight/flight) response or tension within the musculature that supports the spine. These tense muscles can also misalign the spine and cause subluxations.
The child may even be hindered to develop speech and other motor skills if the nervous system has blockages. A professional chiropractor, like Dr. Adam Nachmias at Nachmias Chiropractic, can help with many childhood conditions and most importantly prevent them from happening.
To highlight how important chiropractic care is for children, we want to highlight this study by Chiropractic Pediatrics of a child with development delays, and the positive effects chiropractic had on him.
Improvement in Speech & Coordination Following Chiropractic Care in a Child with Developmental Delays and Vertebral Subluxation
Objective: This case report describes the chiropractic care of an infant with developmental delays.
Clinical Features: A two-year-old male presented for chiropractic consultation and possible care at a chiropractic clinical training center with developmental delays in speech and coordination. Symptoms included below average locomotion skill, delayed auditory comprehension and expressive communication, and difficulty swallowing certain textures.
Intervention and Outcome: The patient was cared for with Diversified Technique appropriate for his age. Outcome measures independently applied demonstrated improvement in the infants gross and fine motor skills based on comparative and baseline Peabody Developmental Motor Scales-2 (PDMS-2) scores while improvements in auditory comprehension and expressive communication were measured with the Preschool Language Scale-5 (PLS-5).
Conclusion: The successful chiropractic care of an infant with developmental delays was described. This study provides supporting evidence that infants with similar complaints may benefit from chiropractic care. (Parts taken from: onelovechiropractic.com & chiropracticpediatrics.com)
Apart from this study, over 80 percent of normal childbirths result in neck injuries to the baby. Furthermore, according to an OSHA study 40 percent of all children fall on their head before their first birthday. These results indicate even more reasons to take your child to regular chiropractic check-ups.
Dr. Adam Nachmias has more than 26 years experience of chiropractic care and knows exactly how to treat your beloved child. He will discover possible subluxations after one examination / consultation only, and will set up a customized treatment plan for your child. The adjustments performed on a child are very gentle, so there is no need to worry.
Call any of our offices to book an appointment. We are now also located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Office: 718-238-8900
Manhattan Office: 212-924-1700
Ensure wellness for your child at Nachmias Chiropractic!