The birthing process can be traumatic for an infant’s head and neck, and many children experience health issues as a result. Conditions such as torticollis, where the infant’s head and neck are unable to turn because of muscle spasms, can be incredibly painful. Other issues like chronic ear infections and asthma are common and worrisome for parents who see their children in pain or discomfort but don’t know how to help.
Chiropractic care is often associated with adults who have back problems, but children can benefit from it too! A functional spinal exam can let you know what’s going on with your child’s spine. For example, ear infections are the most common reason children begin chiropractic care.
Children experience ear infections more often because the eustachian tubes in their ears are smaller than those of adults. When the ears are draining properly, fluid travels from the middle ear down the back of the throat. If there is a misalignment at the top of the neck, the middle ear does not drain properly. This back up of fluid and debris can contribute to an ear infection.
A doctor of chiropractic is trained to analyze, identify and adjust areas of subluxation in the spine. An adjustment is a gentle and effective way to restore proper communication from the brain to the body. If your child has experienced recurrent ear infections, chronic pain, or other problems, a chiropractic check up could be the solution they need. Call us today to set up an appointment for an initial consultation and evaluation. We have helped many children - and their parents - relax and feel better, and we can help you too.
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