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. Dr. Danielle "Dani" Engle and Dr. Christine Carson, have substantial experience treating younger patients for a variety of different health problems using natural, whole body care.
Chiropractic Pediatric Care Naturally Treats Common Childhood Ailments
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, allergies, and much more. 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, Dr. Dani and Dr. Carson are able to naturally manage allergy and asthma symptoms and support whole body health from the inside out.
Chiropractic pediatric care in Springfield MO 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. Dr. Dani may also recommend dietary changes, such as avoiding processed foods and artificial flavors or food colorings, to help keep ADHD in check. This may also include your child taking our food sensitivity test.
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