How Does Chiropractic Care Benefit Children?

children-chiropractic-02Chiropractic is a health care profession that supports the integrated relationship between the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system.

Chiropractic care for children establishes a solid foundation for wellness which supports the body’s natural ability to be healthy. It is never too early to have your child assessed by a Chiropractor.

Even natural child birth has the potential to stress a baby’s spine and developing nervous system. The irritation caused by spinal and cranial misalignment, as well as excess muscle tension can be the source of many newborn health complaints such as limited neck movement or torticollis.

Certain milestones such as learning to crawl or walk can place physical stress on the spine. As your child participates in regular activities, like riding a bike or playing sports, their bumps and falls can result in spinal misalignments. Identifying and correcting these misalignments can allow for increased spinal mobility and function.

As a father of two young children, Dr. Lee Phillips has a special interest in pediatric chiropractic care and has taken continuing education courses through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). Chiropractic adjustments are always modified for the individual, specifically to fit a child’s size and unique condition. It is a safe, gentle, and effective choice to maintain optimal health and pain-free function of the body. It is never too soon to seek chiropractic care.