Every parent wants the best for their children, and this usually includes keeping up with all their necessary medical care. From pediatrician appointments to proper hygiene, our job is to keep our children safe and healthy. But have you ever considered taking them to a chiropractor for care? Those that have know that starting from birth, chiropractic care can be an effective and natural tool to ensure our kids maintain their healthiest possible body and prevent future issues.
From the moment they are born, a baby can be adjusted by a chiropractor. This is especially common and necessary during a hard or traumatic birth, where a baby’s spine may have become immediately misaligned. Quickly repairing these misalignments is a great way to ensure your baby has the best start possible, from ideal physical development to a strong immune system.
It is also common for babies to visit a chiropractor to manage breastfeeding difficulties and colic. While colic is defined as excessive crying, many people believe it is related to gastrointestinal symptoms and trapped gas. Gentle adjustments can stimulate nerve flow to the intestines and help baby develop a strong gut early on.
As babies grow into children, there are even more ways a chiropractor can be beneficial to their health. The most obvious is related to injuries – as children figure out their bodies and abilities, it is common for them to be hurt or injured. A chiropractor can help with recovery from both minor and major injuries, with a focus on preventing them from causing lifelong problems and pain. Other common reasons for seeking pediatric chiropractic care include bedwetting, behavior issues, allergies, and ear infections.
Chiropractic care also sets a great foundation for each child to live a healthy life. When the body is aligned and functioning well, the immune system works better, and the body can develop appropriately. Paired with advice about nutrition and movement, a Bozeman chiropractor teaches your child from an early age how important it is to care for their body and health.
All spinal adjustments are considered a safe and natural method of addressing misalignments of the spine. But in children, the method is changed to be even gentler. In fact, if you were to watch a baby be adjusted, you might think the chiropractor was simply holding their finger on a spot on their body. Dr. Cary Gentry and the team at Waypoint Chiropractic are highly trained in working with babies and children to ensure that the greatest care is taken during their adjustments.
We see children every day ranging from newborns to teenagers whose parents have entrusted us with their health and care. If you are interested in starting your child’s care with a Bozeman chiropractor, please contact us for an initial evaluation, where we can walk you through the process and answer any questions you have about our care plans for each child.
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