Healthy Growth and Development in Infants, Children and Teens
Pediatric Chiropractor in Avon, CT: Avon Chiropractic Health Center strives to leave a positive impact on everyone, no matter their age. Avon chiropractors, Dr. Joanne Santiago and Dr. Joelle Santiago work with pediatrics to help prevent any future pain, injury or other symptoms and allow for healthy growth as a child ages. They will take the time to educate you on the benefits of pediatric chiropractic care as it is a safe, effective and noninvasive approach to wellness for all ages.
Pediatric Chiropractic Care for Infants
No matter your age, your body is subjected to a wide variety of stress. Infants are susceptible to stress while in utero as well as during birth. This is why it is important for your baby to be checked by our Avon chiropractors as soon as possible—even as early as a couple days old! These check-ups early on check for spinal misalignment and are important for a healthy nervous system as well.
Benefits to Receiving Chiropractic Care as an Infant at Avon Chiropractic Health Center
Receiving chiropractic care throughout a child’s early development has a large number of benefits. An example of some major benefits include:
- Helps with infantile colic
- Aids scoliosis detection and treatment
- Reduces chronic ear infections
- Improves ADD/ADHD
- Helps with a baby’s feeding as well as their sleeping habits
- Assists with asthma, allergies and other sinus issues
- Improves digestion issues, constipation and bed wetting
Pediatric Chiropractic Care for Children and Teens
As infants grow into toddlers and young children, their spines undergo many different forms of stress and trauma. This is strongly the case as they learn to walk, crawl, play, become independent and involve themselves in sports. A number of these may result in subluxations that Dr. Joanne and Dr. Joelle can easily detect and resolve at their Avon chiropractic clinic.
Why Pediatric Chiropractic Check-Ups are Important
Kids and teens should regularly receive chiropractic check-ups as healthy spines and proper alignment are important for overall health. Just like with infants, chiropractic care helps children with digestion issues, bed wetting, sleeping habits, ear infections, asthma, allergies and ADD/ADHD too. Other conditions chiropractic care can help with as children continue to grow are:
- Poor posture resulting from hours in front of a TV/computer screen or carrying heavy backpacks
- Poor concentration or poor coordination
- Joint pain or pain in the back, limbs, hips, feet or shoulders
- Irritability and nervousness
- Weakness or fatigue
Pediatric Chiropractic Care Treatment at Avon Chiropractic Health Center
The first thing our chiropractors will do is conduct a thorough history of your child’s health as well as address any complaints he or she may currently have. They will then complete a full physical exam of their spine. Once Dr. Joanne and Dr. Joelle start to perform spinal adjustments on your child, they will use very gentle fingertip pressure to correct any spinal misalignments he finds. The pressure used will gently restore mobility to the spinal joints. In turn, this will unlock any interference that has been blocking normal function of your child’s nervous system.
Compared to adults, a child’s spine typically responds faster to chiropractic care. But the actual number of adjustments received will vary by child depending on how long the problem has been around among other factors.
Chiropractic care for infants and children is one of the most important things you can do for your child. You can rest assured that your child is in great hands when visiting Dr. Joanne and Dr. Joelle at Avon Chiropractic Health Center!