Chiropractic Care for Kids
By Sara Butler
As a parent, there are many things you worry about on a daily basis. Did your kids eat enough breakfast? Are they feeling OK? Will they get hurt or injured? It can be easy to worry a lot about your kids, but if you see a chiropractor regularly then there are a few things you shouldn’t worry about too much. Let your chiropractor take a few of these worries off your plate. Here are just a few of the things your chiropractor can help your child through.
Little kids get ear infections – some of them a lot. Most of the time ear infections aren’t the result bacteria invading, but of a drainage issue in the inner ear. If your child’s ears cannot drain properly into their throat, then it creates a perfect environment for bacteria to set up shop and replicate. Remember, your chiropractor is all about preventing illness by addressing the underlying problem, and drainage is the underlying problem with ear infections.
Your chiropractor helps the drainage in the ear by making sure that your child isn’t experiencing any joint dysfunction in the bones of their neck. One of the spinal nerves that originate in the first bone of the neck controls the muscle that allows the tubes in the ears to open and close. If there is a joint restriction or dysfunction irritating this nerve root, then the body can’t function as it should. This means that the tube won’t open and drain the ear. Fix the nerve restriction and joint dysfunction and you’ve solved the problem!
It can be worrisome when your baby has a fever, but you have to remember that fevers serve an important purpose. Fevers are your child’s immune system in action, helping to kill viruses and other sources of infection. Sure, they aren’t too much fun to go through with your little one, but they are helpful. If you take your child for an adjustment when they have a fever, it helps their body to fight the infection. Just make sure you’re supporting them with plenty of fluids and rest to help them get better.
Germs strike fear in the heart of parents everywhere, but they shouldn’t – especially if your child gets regular chiropractic care. The more germs your body encounters, the more prepared it will be to fight off infection later because the immune system remembers. Regular chiropractic care has been found to improve the immune system response, so it means that your child is less likely to get sick when they encounter germs if they’re adjusted regularly.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.