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Chiropractic care is beneficial for individuals of all ages, including young children and teenagers. An undiagnosed spinal misalignment can have an ongoing impact on a child’s overall health and musculoskeletal development for many years. In fact, everything from allergy problems to sleep problems may be connected to a misaligned spine. Our chiropractor in Alexandria, Dr. Shara Posner, has substantial experience treating younger patients for a variety of different health problems using natural, whole body care.
Research shows that a number of different childhood ailments may be linked to spinal misalignments. When the spine is out of alignment, the central nervous system is unable to effectively send and receive messages from the brain throughout the body. This communication hindrance can exacerbate different health problems, such as ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder), colic, ear infections and allergies. Additionally, sports injuries can also affect a child's health and may require manual adjustments to restore proper spinal alignment.
Allergies and asthma are two common health problems affecting younger children. If a spinal misalignment impedes the brain’s ability to send or receive messages, this can aggravate allergy symptoms. For example, frequent sneezing, watery eyes, and a runny nose are all signs that a child’s immune system is overreacting to allergens. When the immune system is weak or under stress, it is unable to tell the difference between an actual threat and an allergen. Many children have minor subluxations within their spine but a doctor may never realize that these misalignments exist because the child is not experiencing pain. Chiropractic pediatric care can help. By identifying these subluxations and restoring proper alignment to the spine, our chiropractor in Alexandria is able to naturally manage allergy and asthma symptoms and support whole body health from the inside out.
Chiropractic pediatric care is also beneficial for treating ADHD, a common childhood condition characterized by hyperactivity, inattention, difficulty concentrating and impulsive behavior. Chiropractic pediatric care is a drug-free alternative treatment. Adjustments remove blockages within the body, streamlining central nervous system communication and decreasing overall brain activity. Our chiropractor in Alexandria may also recommend dietary changes, such as avoiding processed foods and artificial flavors or food colorings, to help keep ADHD in check.
In addition to ADHD, allergies and asthma, many of our chiropractic pediatric patients are suffering from acute earaches or colic. These two health conditions are typically linked to spinal misalignments. For example, acute ear infections may be due in part to a cervical spine misalignment. This misalignment prevents the lymph system from properly draining, causing fluid to build up within the ear. Gentle, hands-on adjustments allow the lymph system to correctly drain and eliminate the need for repeat rounds of antibiotics.
To learn more about how chiropractic pediatric care can help your child, contact our wellness center today, or read our blog post on our pediatric chiropractor on our wellness blog.
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