babyChiropractic care is incredibly safe and beneficial for babies and children, both as a form of wellness care, as well as a natural form of support for symptoms-based issues.

As a form of wellness care, chiropractic works to release tension in the nerves of the body so that the information moving between the brain and the body can flow better and the whole system can function more effectively. If tension stored in the nervous system, and the blockages that tension creates in the communication flow and energy flow of the body, go unaddressed, malfunction can arise in the body.

Symptoms of malfunction that may be caused or exacerbated by nerve tension in children include (but are not limited to):

ear infections
digestive disturbances
sleep disturbances
difficulty nursing
musculoskeletal imbalance

Traditional medical approaches to these issues may be focused on eradicating symptoms more than addressing underlying causes. If nerve tension, blockages in the nervous system, and the need for a nervous system re-set are part of what's going on, symptoms based approaches will never fully address what's going on.

Furthermore, medical approaches may involve medications, which are toxic to the body and may create more problems down the road. For these reasons, it is important to consider chiropractic care and natural healing as the first resort.

Network Care in particular is extremely nourishing and relaxing to the nervous system of babies and children. Adjustments are extremely gentle and pleasant to experience. Children often experience results more quickly than adults because their systems are very flexible-- growing and changing at a fast rate. The improvements in the health of the spine created with care set the foundation for healthy growth and development in the future.

Why might a baby or a child be experiencing tension in the nerves and stress in the system?Stress on the mother during pregnancy, difficult birth, c-section birth, diet and lifestyle factors may all play a part.

For more information on why parents choose chiropractic care for their children, the ICPA is a wonderful resource. Click the link below for more information.

Click here for links to blogs by Dr. Katie about Network care for children.