Chiropractic for Kids and Family
Have you considered chiropractic for your kids in Jacksonville NC? At Freedom Chiropractic we firmly believe in protecting a child’s body by making sure they have the best possible functioning nervous system. It is well known that children bounce back quickly but that is more of what they feel but physically and structurally that is not always the case. Unfortunately, children do not always verbalize exactly what they feel when they are sore, uncomfortable or in pain but, just like with adults, if the underlying cause is left alone for too long it will grow into a bigger problem.
Starting from the time a child is conceived, their bodies are growing and being put under stress. While the child is growing, they are usually curled up in a ball and then they are pushed and/or pulled during birth. I just ask that you just take a second and think about how you would feel if today you underwent that kind of experience. All of this stress and trauma affects our spine which can lead to issues with the nervous system. This is a problem because the nervous system is what controls everything our body does such as blinking, breathing, heartbeat, the ability to fight illness, walk, talk, think, speak, etc.
Chiropractic Can Help With Development In Jacksonville
Chiropractic care can be helpful for you child's development. After development and birth, the physical stress and trauma continues when children go into toddlers. They are faced with the developmental challenge of crawling and walking. While children are learning to overcome these challenges, there is a significant about of straining, twisting, and falling. While growth continues and the child starts to be at the age where they play with pets, friends, family, etc. they can again endure more physical stress and trauma. Generally children in the preschool-middle school age play hard and try to play without limits.
As toddlers grow into kids, they often start to develop bad posture, start playing contact sports, wearing heavier backpacks (most likely the wrong way) and deal with the stress of more daily responsibilities. As these kids start to become teenagers and high school graduates, they often become part of the work force. Usually, they are jobs that require a lot of moving around and physical labor such as servers, factory workers, etc.
At Freedom Chiropractic, we make a point to make sure that all the falls, stress, trauma, and physical demands that your children endure do not stop them from being kids. We love treating children of all ages. As a parent you want to protect your child from pain and sickness as much as you can. We get that! Lets us help you! Chiropractic care is all about protecting your body from harm. Our exams are extensive so even if your child is too young to communicate, or too shy, we will make sure we know exactly what is going on before proceeding with treatment. Not only that, we will make sure you know what is going on every step of the way.
Today, infantile colic is described as “unexplainable and uncontrollable crying in babies from 0 to 3 months old, occurring more than 3 hours a day, 3 days a week for 3 weeks or more, generally occurring in the late afternoon or evening”. Now, as a parent, is that an acceptable answer from a doctor that is supposed to be an expert on babies?
When a child is experiencing pain and cannot tell you, the other outlet they have is to cry. It is also been found that they will pull their arms and legs in as well as turn bright red if they have pain. Since children cannot tell us if the adjustment got rid of the pain, we rely on their reactions and observations. It is very common to see babies fall asleep within minutes after an adjustment. It is common for parents to report them sleeping more that night than they have before.
Call our Jacksonville NC chiropractic team today for a no-obligation consultation and get your child on their way to a better life.
Pregnancy and Chiropractic Jacksonville NC
If you are thinking of becoming pregnant this is the most important time to begin chiropractic care. Your body will be able to prepare for the changes of pregnancy better if care is started prior to conception. Even before becoming pregnant, chiropractic care will lead to more regular menstrual cycles and will aid in better function of the uterus. In addition to proper function of systems and organs, your musculature and frame will also benefit by becoming stronger and more balanced overall. Chiropractic care restores proper nerve communication to muscles and organs including reproductive organs. It is no surprise that couples trying to conceive have found great benefit in chiropractic.
If you are already pregnant you can still benefit greatly from chiropractic care. Low back strain increases as your baby belly grows. This change along with changes in the way you are walking and a shift in your center of gravity will increase your chances of having back pain and even headaches. The closer you get to your due date your body will begin to release relaxin. Relaxin is a hormone that causes your ligaments to loosen, which is very beneficial as you give birth, but it can make any previous joint issues more prominent.
Recent studies conducted regarding chiropractic care and pregnancy resulted in evidence of decreased labor duration. The labor time of first pregnancies was reduced by nearly 24% and subsequent pregnancies were by almost 39%. Additional studies revealed a decreased need for pain medication by 50% and an overall reduction of pregnancy back pain reports of almost 85%.
Does Your Chiropractor Have Advanced Pregnancy Training?
The Webster technique is a specific training protocol used to help ensure the baby is positioned properly for birth. Put your trust in a doctor that focuses her career on proper pregnancy care.
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