At Noya Chiropractic in Tenlytown, Washington, DC, our focus is on care for the entire family, including children of all ages. Although most people don’t associate children with chiropractic care, many of the problems seen later in life, started with childhood injuries left untreated. Also, many childhood illnesses can be alleviated through a properly functioning nerve system.
Do children need Chiropractic Care?
A child’s body is exposed to many forces that may result in subluxations (nerve interference). In most children, the first cause of spinal stress is the birth process. In the United States, childbirth has become a medical event so that nearly every infant is subjected to some type of chemical, physical, or emotional stress. Other causes of subluxations include poor diet, lack of exercise, heavy backpacks, learning to walk, car and/or sports accidents, stress of school, stress of peers, and stress of not meeting expectations. Chiropractic can help with behavior disorders, childhood illnesses, and maintaining good health. To help your child meet their greatest potential in life, visit your chiropractor today.
Yes, Chiropractic is safe for babies and children of all ages. There are special methods for analyzing and adjusting a child’s spine. Dr. Noya is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and has received special training in pediatrics.
We recommend children be checked as early as possible to guarantee that there is no interference to their nerve system from the birth process. In an infant, subluxations often do not immediately cause perceivable symptoms. However, colic, difficulty latching on, or difficulty nursing, are common signs of more severe nerve pressure.
Absolutely. A child should have their spine checked to ensure that their nerve system is working optimally. The nerve system is involved in coordinating all of the functions that happen inside their body and is the portal to experience the world. Many children initially present in the office with some type of health crisis (chronic ear infections, development delays, hyperactivity, colic, asthma, or allergies). Adjusting the spine, removing pressure from the nerve system, allows their body to function optimally, and will often correct these conditions.
Parents frequently call the office out of desperation when their pediatrician tells them that their child needs ear tubes. Otitis media is often caused by subluxations (nerve interference). Adjusting the spinal bones removes this interference allowing proper function of the body. This will often cause a decrease or elimination of the symptoms. Regular adjustments can prevent the reoccurrence of ear infections.
As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Many children start regular chiropractic care when they are asymptomatic. These parents understand that regular checks of the spine and adjustments, when needed, can help maintain a child’s well-being. The nerve system not only controls all body functions but it is also responsible for how we experience the world. The nerve system allows us to touch, see, taste, smell, and hear. An optimally functioning nerve system allows a child to achieve their greatest potential in life and in health.