A child’s nervous system plays a crucial role in controlling and regulating their growing body. It influences blood flow, brain function, and bone growth, ensuring overall health and well-being. However, stress and spinal misalignment can significantly impact a child’s health, behavior, and development. At Ark-La-Tex Health Center, we provide gentle and non-invasive chiropractic therapy that addresses underlying issues in children before they become ingrained during development. Our aim is to support a pain-free and successful childhood.request an appointment
PEDIATRIC CHIROPRACTIC IN TEXARKANA
While it may be challenging to envision children needing chiropractic care since they rarely complain of chronic pain like adults, their bodies undergo significant stress during development, necessitating proper maintenance for their well-being.
The birthing process itself can subject infants’ spines to misalignment due to the intense pressure involved in both natural and Cesarean births. Unfortunately, infants cannot effectively communicate their pain and its source, other than through crying. As they progress through infancy, they may sleep in awkward positions and occasionally experience falls and tumbles. As toddlers, they learn to crawl and walk, often straining, twisting, and falling. Although they are resilient, such incidents can lead to patterns of movement that gradually misalign their bones.
During childhood, poor posture may start to develop, especially with increased sedentary activities like sitting in front of a computer or TV. Participating in contact sports, wearing heavy backpacks incorrectly, and sitting in desks can also contribute to spinal issues. In the teenage years, additional stress arises from daily responsibilities, such as joining the workforce and engaging in physical labor.
As evident, there are numerous opportunities throughout a child’s development for their body, particularly the spine, to become misaligned, affecting the healthy function and development of their nervous system.
HOW CAN I DETERMINE IF MY CHILD NEEDS CHIROPRACTIC CARE?
Children may experience significant spinal misalignment without being aware of any pain or discomfort. Due to limited body awareness, they may not recognize subtle chronic issues developing within them. Even when they do experience pain, they may struggle to communicate it, leading to manifestations such as grumpiness, acting out, or incessant crying. Spinal issues can also underlie various other childhood problems.
WHAT DOES CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR KIDS INVOLVE?
Chiropractic care for children begins with a thorough examination to identify the precise issue and determine the most suitable treatment approach. Even if your child is too young or shy to express themselves, chiropractors possess the skills to interact with them and ascertain the underlying concerns before proceeding with treatment if necessary. Gentle and non-invasive adjustments are then performed on the spine. Children often feel relaxed and may even fall asleep following treatment, indicating its effectiveness. If you have concerns about your child’s spinal health, contact our team at Ark-La-Tex Health Center to schedule a consultation today.