Both of my babies ages 2 and now 7 weeks go to a chiropractor. It is usually when I say they have been going since they were 2 weeks that I get a look like I have 3 heads. Honestly, before I knew about it I would have given the same look. We think about how adults are treated by a chiropractor and we get nervous. Your thinking I let someone break my child’s back right? Not even close, I always describe it as making a thumb print cookie! Just a little bit of a pressure to make sure everything is lined up. I mean have you ever seen how a c-section baby is pulled out?!? I can’t imagine everything stays aligned! That was the case for Kai! What a difference it made!
Now that Kai is older, his doctor uses the activator on him, he absolutely loves going. He hands her the activator, jumps on the table and sprawls out (pic below). I attribute him never having an ear infection and a pretty solid immune system to his regular visits and his food choices! When the spine is aligned everything is firing properly to keep him healthy.
The central nervous system consists of the brain and the spinal cord. From the spinal cord are nerves that go to every organ, gland, tissue, muscle and cell of the body.The nervous system is set up much like a big fuse box, and if there is a “blown fuse” a child could react with constipation, colic, bed wetting, ear infections, fussiness, trouble sleeping, reflux and so on.
Think about a tree that is growing in your back yard. We want that tree to grow nice and straight so it can be strong and as healthy as possible. If we help the tree grow correctly from early on, it is much easier then to try and correct a tree that has grown “crooked” for 20 years. The idea is that by being proactive with children and allowing their spine and nervous system to grow properly early on we are preventing issues and the need to correct spinal misalignments later on in life.
When he was first learning to walk and fall a lot he would go more frequently. Now all go monthly as a family! A family that Chiros together, stays together!
Kash was very gassy in the beginning and since his visits that has gotten much better! Below is a list of other amazing benefits of Chiropractic care in little ones! Finding the right doctor is key, I am not sure had I not found the doctor I did, I would feel so strongly about chiropractic care. For anyone that is in the Central NY area, Nicole Cestaro is absolutely amazing!
Top Reasons To Take Your Child To A Chiropractor
To promote proper growth and development and to limit health challenges such as issues with nursing and reflux.
To allow a child’s nervous system and spine to grow optimally and without interference. To reduce ear infections, bed wetting, asthma and allergies.
To improve a child’s immune system and digestive health and to limit colic and constipation.
To be proactive about your child’s overall health and wellbeing which will limit and support them through colds and infections and allow them to meet their optimal potential.
*with everything there are risks and concerns and it’s important to do your own individual research to make sure it’s right for you. Everyone is different and what works for my family may not work for another*