Chronic childhood diseases have recently been on the rise according to the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) icpa4kids.org, prompting parents to seek alternative healthcare options. One purpose of chiropractic care for children is to reduce stress and interference to the nervous system and to improve the immune system in a drug free and noninvasive manner. Chiropractic care is both an effective and affordable way for licensed professionals like Dr. Todd Goldman to be able to address conditions of the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system. Spinal problems in adults can be linked back to a time as early as birth, so it may be beneficial to have children under chiropractic care in the future. Listed below are three benefits of chiropractic care for children.
Treating Acute Conditions
It has been suggested by Jeanne Ohm, DC that the natural birthing process can cause spinal misalignment also known as subluxations which can result in causing the following complaints in babies: allergies, breathing problems, sleep disturbances, colic and chronic infections such as colds. As children begin to participate in normal childhood activities from early stages of holding their heads up, learning to sit then crawl and walk, to other activities like riding a bike, running or skating, they can suffer injury to the spine and not even present any symptoms or immediate pain.
When any of the vertebrae or joints becomes misaligned as a result of any of these activities, the nerves and the muscle tissue are at risk of being affected. Having the spine adjusted or manipulated may restore range of motion and can reduce nerve pressure. According to livestrong.com parents are happy to report success in treating common childhood complaints including earaches, upper respiratory infections, neck and other muscle pains with regular chiropractic care.
Relief for Chronic Conditions
Analysis by the ICPA shows that parents have been reporting significant improvement in their children’s’ behaviors, sleep patterns, and bolstered immune systems while under chiropractic care. According to the American Chiropractic Association, since 1991, the percentage of parents seeking chiropractic care for their children is up 8.5%.
Parents don’t often seek chiropractic treatment for their children unless there is a specific problem present, but truth be told there is a world of prevention to be explored. Periodic and continuous chiropractic adjustments beginning as early as childhood can help reduce the chances of suffering the aforementioned ailments before they begin. Other benefits to regular spinal adjustments may delay the onset or even prevent degenerative bone and joint diseases such as osteoporosis or osteoarthritis.
Dr. Todd Goldman of Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness in Medford, New York, prides himself on his ability to treat patients alternatively with his hands, no drugs and no surgery. In Dr. Goldman’s office, he treats patients of all ages; each patient is individually cared for and will get the relief they need as quickly as possible. Dr. Goldman is certified in spinal decompression, hydro massage therapy, cold laser therapy, physical therapy and trigger point therapy. To set an appointment you can call (631) 447-2299 or fill out the online inquiry form.