Chiropractic spinal adjustments have been performed on children of all ages since chiropractic care entered the American medical practice in the late 19th century. Since then, pediatric chiropractic care has evolved, and is now used for a number of reasons beyond the skeletal system. With the increasing evidence for moving away from child medication, many parents in O'Fallon and throughout the entire country are utilizing child chiropractic care as an alternative method to alleviate the symptoms of allergies, asthma, and a variety of neurological disorders. We at Balanced Body Chiropractic are pleased to see that such reports on the many benefits of pediatric chiropractic are finally making headlines.
With the number of children being diagnosed with ADD and ADHD growing, and with an increasing aversion to prescription drugs, much research has been devoted to confirming the correlation between chiropractic care and children with ADD, ADHD, and other behavioral issues. Recent studies have shown that children suffering with such disorders have benefitted.
Yes, in fact, chiropractic care is extremely beneficial for infants. Newborns have subtle spines, which increases the chance of spinal misalignment. Subluxations, or a partial dislocation, in an infant’s spine can easily occur when a child takes a tumble. Taking your infant to a trusted chiropractor in the O'Fallon area will help promote healthy growth and development of your baby’s spinal structure.
If your child’s school provides an annual scoliosis screening, you may be fortunate enough to catch and treat spinal misalignment before further complications arise. However, not all signs of spinal misalignment are visible. Knowing if your child has an issue with his or her spine can be difficult. Children are tougher than we think. Many times a child will not let us know if something is physically bothering them, or if they do, they may have a hard time articulating what they are feeling. If you live in or around the greater O'Fallon area, we recommend taking your child to Balanced Body Chiropractic for a thorough spinal assessment.
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