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chiropractic for childrenChiropractic care for children may help soon after babies are born.  Infants might profit greatly from a chiropractic evaluation to check if awkward positioning and restricted movement during birth has caused nerve irritation or partial dislocations.
There are instances when such an evaluation would show that dislocations or subluxations have occurred in babies from the stress that comes with being birthed.

Chiropractic Care for Children

In chiropractic intervention for children a trained chiropractor uses a special technique that regulates during spinal manipulation. This special technique yields several benefits for children. 
1. Chiropractic care improves innervation in growing children.
Children’s bones, muscles, and joints grow rapidly, sometimes in “growth spurts”. Just as rapidly, their nervous system is also developing. This system includes not only the brain and the spinal cord; it also includes millions of nerves throughout the body. Just as the bones and joints need adequate movement to develop correctly, the nervous system also needs stimulation for correct innervation, the distribution of arrangement of nerves to the different parts of the body. Correct innervations means there is good nerve communication in all parts of the body, and this is especially important
in the early years.

2. Chiropractic care resolves subluxations.

Subluxations are misalignments or dislocations of organs or joints. With chiropractic intervention, misalignments in the vertebrae are of primary importance because these may give rise to a host of problems.

Poor posture, dehydration, stress, and even anxiety may cause subluxation. In active children, dislocations and misalignments are commonly caused by knocks and falls during normal play. Symptoms include neck pain, back pain, soreness, and a general feeling of discomfort.

3. It helps develop immunity.

Chiropractic manipulation enables the body’s nervous system to function properly, allowing the nerves to communicate effectively with the different body parts. Misalignments may go uncorrected, and this may result in faulty nerve communication. In turn, this may lead to digestive issues, headaches, asthma, and poor resistance to infections.

4. It promotes neural plasticity.

The stimulation that comes from chiropractic treatments may promote the brain’s plasticity, its capacity to form alternate neural connections. This ability to reorganize is what allows the brain to compensate for injuries.

Neuroplasticity is what enables individuals to adjust their movements and responses to environmental changes and new conditions. When there is good neuroplasticity, the brain’s axons are able to recover from injury and grow new nerve endings. These connect with undamaged nerve cells, and alternate neural pathways are formed so that lost functions are recovered. It is evident why this ability is very important in children.

5. Regular chiropractic care may enhance the child’s capacity to focus and to learn.

Because of their active daily lives, children may easily acquire spinal misalignments or nerve irritations. Even a mild case of these may result in headaches, poor posture, and poor stamina. In turn, the undesirable effects of spinal misalignment or subluxation may inhibit a child’s ability to concentrate and maintain the focus necessary for learning. By resolving spinal misalignment, hindrances to learning are removed.

6. It may relieve treatable chronic conditions.

Many chronic conditions actually spring from spinal misalignment or dysfunction because this condition puts pressure on the spinal cord, a condition that prevents the nerves from communicating with the body. In newborns, misalignments may result in colic, allergies, chronic infections, and reflux. In older children, spinal misalignment may rear its ugly head in constipation, attention deficit, asthma, bed-wetting, chronic sore throats, and other disturbing conditions. Once the spine is properly aligned, these symptoms may decrease or disappear.

7. Chiropractic care may cushion children against the many negative impacts of the modern environment.

Today’s environment has become less than ideal for growing children. The gentle touch of a skilled chiropractor may relieve tension, help children to acquire a more relaxed posture, bringing better body balance and resistance to stress.


Call Dr. Kris Dorken on (416) 479 – 8311 if you have any questions on how chiropractic may help your child.

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