Chiropractor for Kids Maple Grove
. The nervous system of a child is in control of regulating every other system in the body. It regulates blood flow, bone growth, brain function and overall plays a key role in making sure the growing body is healthy and running efficiently. Stress and the alignment of the spine
also plays a crucial role in the health of a child as it can affect development. Total Spine Health & Injury Center offers chiropractic care
in Maple Grove centered around using gentle therapy to correct issues before the child fully develops in order to ensure a healthy and pain-free childhood.
Pediatric Chiropractic in Maple Grove, MN
It can be hard to grasp the benefits of a child receiving chiropractic care. Generally, children are not complaining about recurring pain and a child’s body allows for faster healing from injuries
. In truth, each child is exposed to a number of stressors while growing and developing and an important aspect to overall health is making sure the body can do so without interference.
During the birthing process, it is common for stress and trauma to occur in the spine. During both a natural birth and a Cesarean birth, it is easy for a child's spine to become improperly aligned due to the pressure involved during birth. If this happens, a baby’s only means of communication is crying, therefore the misaligned spine and pain associated with it, often goes unnoticed. Childhood can also come with awkward sleeping positions and numerous tumbles. The toddler stage is filled with twists and falls as they learn how to walk. At this stage children are very resilient and are capable of taking falls. but it is also likely that some of the injuries can alter movement pattern resulting in bones becoming misaligned as time goes by.
As a child grows they may also demonstrate poor posture while they are watching TV or sitting at a desk, which can lead to unnecessary pressure on the spine. Sports activities and even how a child wears a heavy backpack can have effects on the spine. Additionally, more physical labor comes into play as children turn into teenagers. This added stress can also lead to a negative spinal impact.
As shown, a child is faced with many different situations that can potentially misalign their spine. A spine that is out of alignment is a sub-optimal condition, as an aligned spine allows for a healthy nervous system and aids in pain-free development.
How Can I Tell If My Child Needs Chiropractic Care?
It can be very difficult to tell if a child’s spine is misaligned as there might not be any pain for the child to notice and become aware of the issue. A child also might not understand their body enough to recognize a recurring issue and seek help. If a child is experiencing pain, the communication of that pain may not be clear or can result in a change in attitude or crying. The spine and issues with alignment can also be responsible for issues during the developmental stage.
Chiropractic Care for Kids at Total Spine Health & Injury Center
The first step in the chiropractic care process for a child is the consultation. This consultation is combined with a thorough examination of the spine with a goal of discovering and locating the source of the issue. With that information, a personalized plan will be created in order to treat the condition. A chiropractor is also capable of working with children that are not able to communicate pain or are too shy to do so. The method of treatment typically consists of gentle adjustments to the spine. It is common for children to fall asleep after a treatment as they are much more relaxed. Please call the Total Spine Health & Injury Center in Maple Grove at (763) 568-7869
or contact us online
if you have any questions about your children’s health.
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