Chiropractic care for children is safe, gentle, and effective. From the birth process onward, our spines and nervous systems are subjected to forces that can misalign (subluxate) vertebrae and set the stage for reduced well being and future health problems. Dr. Hinkle is especially skilled in providing adjustments to children specifically adapted for your child’s age, height, and weight. For a small infant, the force of an adjustment is similar to the amount of force one would use to type on a computer keyboard! She has completed an additional 200 hours of coursework in pediatric and prenatal chiropractic care.
Most parents report that their children enjoy their chiropractic adjustments and look forward to subsequent visits. They also report that their children experience a greater level of health while under regular chiropractic care.
What Conditions or Illnesses Can Benefit From Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractors look at the spine to see what areas are subluxated. When the child is adjusted, the nerves exiting that area of the spine are stimulated and interference is removed to restore movement and function. Therefore, areas of the body which those nerves connect to and control will also function optimally. This includes the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, hormonal, and immune system.
Chiropractors do not cure diseases, but rather enhance the body’s innate ability to heal itself through chiropractic adjustments and holistic care. Parents and children under chiropractic care report improvements with certain conditions ranging from mild to tremendous!
Though chiropractors only directly care for the spine, children under chiropractic care have had great improvements with the following conditions:
Asthma and respiratory problems
Breast feeding difficulties
Sensory integration issues
And much, much, more!
For more information on children and chiropractic, please visit International Chiropractic Pediatric Association website.