Looking For Pediatric Care?
As a concerned parent in Tampa, you no doubt wonder if your child is as healthy as possible.
Many factors contribute to your child’s overall health. A major component is the communication between your child’s brain and the rest of the body. This is a vital link controlling the growth, repair, and function of every cell, tissue, and organ in the body. Diet, exercise, sleep, and emotional health are other important health factors in your child’s life.
Pediatric Chiropractic recognizes the importance of each of these factors as they contribute to your child’s health. More and more parents are beginning to look to chiropractors to complement their children’s health care. Our goal is to provide the best quality chiropractic care so your little ones can grow up happy and healthy.
Tampa Pediatric Chiropractor
The communication between your child’s brain and the rest of the body is controlled by the nervous system. A misalignment of the spine (subluxation) causes irritation to the nervous system. One recent study showed that 80% of infants have some sort of spinal misalignment from the birth process. Sometimes this may cause immediate symptoms such as ear infections, colic, poor feeding, fussiness, allergies, or sleeping difficulties. Other times subluxations that go unchecked may limit the neurological development or lead to a weakened immune system of the child.
Chiropractic care ensures that a child’s spine is properly aligned thereby allowing the child to reach his or her maximum potential.
When should your child get a chiropractic check-up?
Newborns should be checked by a chiropractor within hours after birth. The birth process, even under natural and controlled conditions, may be one of the most traumatic events of an individual’s life and can stress a still-developing spine. Although birth misalignments may cause immediate symptoms, there may be far-reaching effects that are manifested for years. The child’s ability to fight against disease may be lowered and recurrent colds, ear infections, colic, and other illnesses may result.
As the infant grows, learning to hold up the head, sit, crawl, and walk are all activities that affect spinal alignment and are important times to have a child checked for proper development. Misalignments of the spine can also occur during tumbles, falls, or while learning to walk. Older children play sports, fall off bikes, and sit all day in school and all of these activities can cause spinal misalignment. Children and teenagers in school are often required to carry heavy backpacks which can strain the spine. Regular chiropractic care during childhood helps maintain proper development and improves the body’s ability to function at its best.
Chiropractic is Safe and Natural
The chiropractic approach to health care is natural. Infants and children are adjusted much differently than adults because of their small size and age. Children are adjusted using gentle contact or by using an instrument (Activator). There is no popping or cracking sounds that many people associate with traditional adult adjustments.