Chiropractic Care for Kids in La Crosse
A child's nervous system is the controller and regulator of all the other systems in their growing body. From blood flow, to brain function and bone growth, the nervous system plays a central role in keeping things working and healthy. Stress and misalignment of the spine can have serious impacts on your child's overall health, behavior, and development. Barge Berkley Chiropractic Clinics is a chiropractic clinic that offers gentle and non-invasive care that works to correct underlying issues before they become hard-wired in during development, providing support for an optimal childhood.
Pediatric Chiropractic in La Crosse
It may be difficult to imagine that a child would need chiropractic care. They seldom complain of chronic pain the way adults do and their bodies appear to be made of rubber in the way they bounce back from injury. The truth is, children's bodies are under a lot of stress while they are in a state of development and keeping them healthy requires maintenance.
Stress and trauma to the body and spine commonly begin with the birthing process. Infant’s spines can easily become misaligned from the intense pressure involved in both natural and Cesarean births. Unfortunately, other than crying, they have no way of communicating their pain, and it's source, to us. Throughout infancy they may sleep in awkward positions, and occasionally take a tumble. As children, they grow into toddlers who strain, and twist, and fall, while learning to crawl and walk. Luckily, they are very resilient and can take a lot of impact, but it is not uncommon for these injuries to develop into patterns of movement that will pull a child's spine out of alignment over time.
As kids, they may start to develop bad posture. Sitting in front of a computer or TV can have serious repercussions on the spine. Playing contact sports, wearing heavy backpacks (most likely the wrong way), and even sitting in desks can all cause issues. As teenagers, they begin to deal with the stress of more daily responsibilities, like becoming part of the work force, and use their bodies to perform physical labor such as painting houses and serving tables. They may face trouble in school or become overloaded with emotional stress.
As you can see, there are plenty of opportunities throughout development for a child's body, and particularly their spine, to become subluxated (misaligned) which will affect other aspects of their healthy nervous system function and development.
How Can I Tell If My Child Needs Chiropractic Care?
A child's spine can become misaligned without any awareness on their part of pain or discomfort. Children have not always developed enough awareness of their bodies to identify a subtle chronic issue developing. Even when a child is experiencing pain, they may not be able to communicate it to you and it can come across as grumpiness, acting out, or incessant crying. Issues with the spine can also be the source of many other childhood ailments including ear infections, bed wetting, colic, failure to thrive, allergies, asthma ,trouble sleeping, ADHD, speech delay, anxiety and depression, trouble in school, constipation or diarrhea, and more.
What is Chiropractic Care for Kids?
A chiropractic appointment for a child begins with an examination to determine the cause of the issue. Even if your child is too young to communicate, or too shy, a chiropractor has the skills to work with them to find out exactly what is going on before proceeding with care, if it is needed. Gentle and non-invasive adjustments are then made to the spine. Some babies even sleep through their adjustments because they are so gentle. If you are concerned about your child's spinal health or want them to experience childhood at their optimal potential, call our team at Barge Berkley Chiropractic Clinics to set up a consultation today. We love caring for children at our offices and often see entire families.
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