Chiropractic Care for Kids in Calgary

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A child's nervous system is the controller and regulator of all the other systems in their growing body. The nervous system plays a central role in keeping things working and healthy, from blood flow to brain function and bone growth. Stress and spinal misalignments can seriously impact your child's overall health, behavior, and development. Chiropractic Center for Health is a chiropractic clinic in Calgary that offers gentle and non-invasive therapy that works to correct underlying issues before they become hard-wired during development, providing a pain-free and successful childhood.

Pediatric Chiropractic in Calgary

It may not be easy to imagine that a child would need chiropractic care. The truth is, children's bodies are under a lot of stress while they are in a state of development, and keeping them healthy requires maintenance. They seldom complain of chronic pain the way adults do, and their bodies appear constructed of rubber in the way they bounce back from injury.

Stress and trauma to the body and spine commonly begin with the birthing process. Infant spines can quickly become misaligned from the intense pressure involved in natural and Cesarean births. Children grow into toddlers who strain, twist, and fall while learning to crawl and walk. Unfortunately, other than crying, they have no way of communicating their pain and its source. They may sleep in awkward positions throughout infancy and occasionally take a tumble. Luckily, they are very resilient and can take a lot of impacts, but it is not uncommon for these injuries to develop into patterns of movement that will pull a child's bones out of alignment over time.

As kids, they may start to develop bad posture. Playing contact sports, wearing heavy backpacks (most likely the wrong way), and even sitting at desks can cause issues. Sitting in front of a computer or TV can severely affect the spine. As teenagers, they begin to deal with the stress of more daily responsibilities, like becoming part of the workforce and using their bodies to perform physical labor such as painting houses and serving tables.

As you can see, there are plenty of opportunities throughout development for a child's body, particularly their spine, to become out of alignment, affecting other aspects of their healthy nervous system function and development.

How Can I Tell If My Child Needs Chiropractic Care?

A child's spine can become quite misaligned without any awareness on their part of pain or discomfort. Children have not always developed enough understanding of their bodies to identify a subtle chronic issue developing. Even when a child is experiencing pain, they may not communicate it to you, and it can come across as grumpiness, acting out, or incessant crying. The spine can also be the source of many other childhood issues.

What is Chiropractic Care for Kids?

A chiropractic treatment for a child begins with an extensive examination to determine the exact issue and the best route for treatment. Even if your child is too young to communicate, or too shy, a chiropractor has the skills to work with them to find out exactly what is going on before proceeding with treatment, if it is determined treatment is needed. Gentle and non-invasive adjustments are then made to the spine. Children will often become relaxed and even fall asleep following treatment, a good sign that it has been effective. If you are concerned about your child's spinal health, call our team at Chiropractic Center for Health to set up a consultation today.


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Chiropractic Center for Health

768-500 Country Hills Boulevard NE
Calgary, AB T3K 4Y7