Your busy life as a parent takes a toll on your body, physically and mentally. You may already use chiropractic care to combat your daily stressors, but have you thought about what it can do for your children? Some of parents’ most common concerns regarding infants and children can be addressed, alleviated and at times completed eliminated through chiropractic care. Speaking with a family centered chiropractic office will help you improve your knowledge on the following ailments of infants and children and what chiropractic care can do for them:
- Nursing difficulties
- Ear infections are the most common illness affecting babies and young children, the number one reason for visits to the pediatrician and accounting for the second most common reason for surgery in children under age two according to an article by the American Chiropractic Association. Additionally, Dr. Joan Fallon, a chiropractor from Yonkers, New York, claims 80 percent of her patients were free of ear infections for at least six months following their initial visits. “Chiropractic mobilizes drainage of the ear in children, and if they can continue to drain without a buildup of fluid and subsequent infection, they build up their own antibodies and recover more quickly,” explains Dr. Fallon.
- Repetitive motion injuries (RMI) and postural risk are caused by computer workstations, at home and at school, being improperly setup for children.
- Backpack misuse sent more than 7,000 people to the emergency room in 2001 alone according to a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission report.
- Attention Deficit Disorder is commonly treated with Ritalin, but chiropractic care offers promising results with non-drug treatments that focus on postural muscles, nutrition and lifestyle changes that affect brain activity according to the American Chiropractic Association. “Motor activity—especially development of the postural muscles—is the baseline function of brain activity. Anything affecting postural muscles will influence brain development. Musculoskeletal imbalance will create imbalance of brain activity, and one part of the brain will develop faster than the other, and that’s what’s happening in ADHD patients,” says Dr. Robert Melillo, a chiropractic neurologist.
Dr. Hewitt, the president of the American Chiropractic Association’s Pediatrics Council, says, “It’s very important that a child have both a pediatrician and a pediatric chiropractor. The pediatrician provides medications when necessary and delivers care in times of serious illness and injury. A pediatric chiropractor is there for preventative wellness care and maintenance of the child’s structure. The two are very complementary.”
Contact us today at Lake Pointe Chiropractic and Wellness Center to discover how our family centered chiropractic care can aid your children in a healthier, pain free and emotionally stable life.