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Posted on 04-01-2013

Is chiropractic care safe for children? Yes! North Park Chiropractor Dr. Cynthia Seaman has special methods of adjusting children so that it is gentle, yet just as safe and effective as an adjustment on an adult. She uses a much gentler touch on the younger patient, typically using her fingertips to sustain a gentle contact for correction. On the littlest patients this pressure is so minor; children enjoy it and feel it as a mini massage. Most kids like getting adjusted just like their parents!

Adjustments for children are also very beneficial, and may even prevent many conditions if caught early. Many spinal problems seen in adults began as early as birth. Even so called 'natural' birthing methods can stress an infant's spine and their developing nerve system. In childbirth doctors pull the baby out by its head causing irritation to the nervous system. Spinal misalignments can be the cause of many newborn health complaints. Colic, breathing problems, nursing difficulties, problems sleeping, allergic reactions and chronic infections can often be traced to nerve system stress. Essentially, their immune system isn’t functioning as well as it should or could be.

Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked right away. As the infant grows, things like 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 by a chiropractor. As your child grows and begins to become mobile, they fall many, many times. This impact may also cause misalignments, restricted motion, or chiropractic subluxations in the spine and pelvis.

One of the most common reasons parents seek care for their child is trauma from an injury of some kind. Misalignments may or may not result in immediate pain or symptoms. Regular chiropractic checkups can identify potential spinal injury or issues that may arise later on from these traumas. It’s always easier to make the correction early in life than it is to treat when your child is fully grown and in pain. Proper spinal hygiene is an important key to better health, much like going in for dental checkups regularly.

Another reason that parents bring their kids in to see Dr. Cynthia Seaman is the resolution of a particular symptom or condition. Parents seek care for conditions such as scoliosis, asthma, allergies, back pain and headaches just to name a few. They have heard from other parents that chiropractic care can help, or they have helped in their own conditions.

Make an appointment today to begin your children’s chiropractic care started. Call 773-545-2233 or click on seamanchiro.com.

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