Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Infants & Children
As a parent, you always want the very best for your children, mentally, emotionally, and physically. When considering medical care options for your children, it can be an overwhelming task that leaves you second-guessing whether or not you are making the right decisions about their health. Chiropractic care is one type of care that can put your mind at ease when it comes to your children’s health and wellbeing. Since chiropractic offers a completely safe and natural approach, seeing Dr. Dionne Anderson at Hand and Heart Chiropractic regularly can be a great way to be proactive when it comes to improving the health of your child. Dr. Dionne Anderson will work with your child to help keep them as healthy as possible. Infants, children, teenagers, and adults alike can benefit greatly from chiropractic care.
How Can Chiropractic Care Benefit Children?
Many people are surprised when they find out that babies and kids need to get adjusted too! Because our health stems from the function of the central nervous system, everyone can benefit a great deal from regular chiropractic adjustments. Kids especially are prone to fall, trip, get hurt, hit their heads, and so on, which can often cause misalignments of the spine. These misalignments, if not corrected, can cause problems in the child’s health and wellbeing both in the short-term and long-term.
For example, sleep is one of the most important things for a child’s growth and development. Some children have difficulty falling and staying asleep, which can also affect how well they are able to learn and grow. Even the slightest misalignment in the spine can hinder the communication between the brain and the nervous system leading to sleep issues. Dr. Dionne Anderson can help by examining the spine and looking for any misalignments. She will then gently adjust the spine and correct the misalignments leading to improved sleep patterns in newborns, toddlers, and older kids as well!
Additionally, behavior issues such as ADD and ADHD are becoming more common in children. While medication is commonly prescribed, there’s a long list of side effects from those medications, and they don’t actually correct the root cause of the issue. Instead, chiropractic care offers a natural and effective solution to these issues with no side effects. When a chiropractor gently corrects misalignments in the spine, it can restore balance to neurological functions to help improve learning abilities, attention span, social skills, language skills, and more.
There are many reasons why chiropractic is excellent for kids. Here are a few other examples of what chiropractic care can help children with:
· Ear Infections
· Sports injuries
Is Chiropractic Care Safe?
Spinal misalignments are just as common in children as they are in adults, and they need to be corrected. Some parents may be concerned about the safety of chiropractic care, especially if they have seen only powerful and forceful adjusting techniques. But studies have shown that not only is chiropractic completely safe, but it’s also very beneficial for a healthier lifestyle. Dr. Dionne Anderson gently adjusts all of her pediatric practice members, using the lightest touch possible on infants and small children. Since chiropractic care is safe and natural, it is a great option to help improve your child’s health and quality of life.
If your child is suffering from behavior issues, a chronic health issue, or you are seeking care for their overall health and wellbeing, contact Dr. Dionne Anderson at Hand and Heart Chiropractic today. We would love to help you explore all the benefits pediatric chiropractic care has to offer. Dr. Dionne Anderson is located in Snellville and is also happy to serve her entire community in the surrounding areas of Loganville, Lilburn, Conyers, Lawrenceville, Grayson, Centerville, and Stone Mountain.
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