Pediatric Care

Why Should Children Receive Chiropractic Care in the Wichita Falls area?

More and more parents are seeking chiropractic care for their children. Spinal problems seen in adults began as early as birth. Even so called “natural” birthing methods can stress an infant’s spine and developing nerve system. The resulting irritation to the nerve system caused by spinal and cranial misalignment can be the cause of many newborn health complaints. Colic, breathing problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions and chronic infections can often be traced to nerve system stress.

Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked right away. As the infant grows, learning to hold up the head, sit, crawl and walk are all activities that affect spinal alignment and are important times to have a child checked by a Doctor of Chiropractic.

As the child begins to participate in regular childhood activities like skating or riding a bike, small yet significant spinal misalignments (subluxations) may occur. If neglected, the injuries during this period of rapid growth may lead to more serious problems later in life. Subtle trauma throughout childhood will affect the future development of the spine leading to impaired nervous system function. Any interference to the vital nerve system will adversely affect the body’s ability to function at its best.

What Are The Benefits of Champions Clinic Chiropractic Care for Children?

The ICPA has initiated a ground breaking study on the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care for children. The preliminary results are outstanding and show that chiropractic care is safe for children. Even more significant is that parents reported three unexpected improvements with their child’s care:

  1. Improved sleeping
  2. Improved behavior and attitude
  3. Improved immune system function

Champions Clinic Chiropractic techniques are modified based on the size of the child. The pressure used to adjust a newborn baby is similar to the pressure one would use on a tomato to check for ripeness. Many common ailments in children are able to be treated naturally through chiropractic care.

For more detailed information, check out www.icpa4kids.org for a wealth of topics.