Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Toddlers

Feb 22, 2021

Take your family’s health and wellness to the next level with Rising Family Chiropractic’s major benefits of chiropractic care for toddlers. The benefits of chiropractic care aren’t just for adults. There are many conditions that can be treated and many child developmental stages that can be guided safely with chiropractic care. Instead of waiting until issues arise as kids grow, reach out today for more information on the effectiveness and benefits of chiropractic care for toddlers.  

Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Toddlers?

Appropriate chiropractic care is absolutely safe and effective for toddlers. While most people think of adults struggling with neck and back issues after a long day at the office when they picture chiropractic needs, there are many conditions and developmental stages in a child’s life that can benefit from chiropractic care. Many of these benefits come in the form of issue prevention by keeping a child aligned and safe as they grow. 

When Can My Child Start Chiropractic Care?

A child can benefit from chiropractic care from the infant stage onward. In the beginning, most chiropractic care will be aimed to assess spinal alignment and monitor it as a child grows. This attention to spinal safety can help to identify developmental problems early and treat them as quickly as possible. 

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Toddlers 

From prevention to treatment, toddlers can enjoy a variety of benefits from starting chiropractic care at an early age. With a health provider focused on safety and effectiveness, your family can grow with confidence! 

Healthy Growth

From the development of scoliosis to many other conditions, spinal alignment is critical for healthy growth. From the toddler age, a chiropractic care program can keep a focus on spinal alignment and free neural flow. This care helps to keep spinal growth healthy and leads to improved health and posture later in life. 

Treat Conditions

Some children are born with spinal problems or misalignment issues.The birth process is not only hard on mothers, it can be equally stressful on their baby as well. A chiropractic care program can begin to treat issues from birth right away, providing a healthier path moving forward. 

Further down the road, chiropractic care can help to mediate conditions that develop for toddlers. A chiropractic adjustment releases pressure on the eustachian tubes in the ears and can allow normal drainage to occur. This realignment can provide relief from ear infections or ear aches as it helps open built up ear canals. 

Chiropractic care has also been shown to have positive effects of colic for infants and toddlers. Any parent who has had a child with colic knows how challenging it can be to watch their child in pain. Gentle chiropractic manipulations can stimulate nerve flow to the small intestines and increase peristalsis-the wave-like motion of muscles in the gut that pushes liquid and gas through to help relieve colic.

Lifestyle Safety and Improvement

Two major issues that infants face into toddlerhood are feeding and sleeping. A chiropractic care program can improve the quality of both sleeping and feeding for children

The most common issue with feeding as an infant comes with the struggle to latch. Some of these issues can be due to spinal, neck, or shoulder misalignments from the intense birthing process. Chiropractic care can treat these issues, providing more access and strength for feeding.

Some children struggle to get a good night’s sleep. While a myriad of variables could be contributing to a toddler’s sleep issue, spinal and joint health could be one issue you’re able to treat. When joints get compressed or the spine becomes misaligned, your toddler could be experiencing discomfort, pressure, or even pain that keeps them up at night. With a chiropractic care program, your child could be getting all the rest they need. 

Improved Joint Health and Safety

Joint health and spinal alignment come with many benefits on their own. Proper alignment helps the body to maintain healthy flexibility and strength, which can help prevent injuries, strains, and falls at the toddler age and beyond.  

Information for Healthy Future

Any habit sticks best when it’s started young. What better habit to instill into your child than a focus on their body’s health and wellness. From the start, your child can benefit from proper spinal alignment and healthy neural flow as they grow. As they get older, they can continue their investment into spinal health and safety, leading to a happy and healthy life. Don’t wait until the stresses or strain of life cause health and safety problems for your child. Take an active role in their spinal health and experience the benefits of chiropractic care for toddlers when you reach out to Rising Family Chiropractic.

Our Chiropractic Doctor

Dr. Amanda Hurley

Dr. Amanda Hurley

M.D. Chiropractor

Dr. Amanda is thrilled to be serving the Fargo-Moorhead community as she was raised in Fargo, ND. Dr. Amanda had always planned on attending North Dakota State University for Nursing, but while she was in school realized her interests aligned more with a holistic approach to medicine. She changed her major to pre-chiropractic and began diving into chiropractic care full force.

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