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How To Overcome Your Kids Health Issues

mom with baby in waiting areaSince our inception in 2013 we have dedicated our practice and made it our mission to empower families to live a healthy life naturally. That mission starts with children and the many stresses that affect their health journey at a young age.

Do Your Kids Suffer From Health Issues?

It is important that children are checked for subluxation as early as possible by a qualified chiropractor specifically trained to work with children. Many families bring their kids in for common health concerns:

  • ear infections
  • digestive issues
  • sleep issues
  • ADHD and focus issue
  • colic
  • headaches
  • and so much more.

I would like to address a few of these today and how chiropractic has helped these kids overcome their health issues and thrive without medications and other dangerous interventions.

How Kids With ADHD Benefit From Chiropractic Care

ADHD, is commonly identified when a child has difficulty paying attention and controlling their behavior. Over the past ten years, we have witnessed the rate of children diagnosed with ADHD increase by 42%. The potential for over-diagnosis has caused a lightning rod of controversy within the medical profession and providing powerful psychoactive medications to children has a significant set of risks, without providing a cure.

Natural Care for ADHD

Adding conservative care, such as behavioral therapy, has been shown to eliminate the use of medications for nearly 40% of kids. The APA has recommended behavioral therapy as a first line treatment for kids under 5.

Exercise elevates the levels of dopamine and serotonin which can increase focus and attention.

Reducing sugar intake while increasing protein and high-fiber foods can help stabilize energy levels.

Our practice has worked with many families who have a child diagnosed with ADHD with great success and we have been able to guide families to even more natural resources to help their children thrive.

How Kids With Chronic Ear Infections Benefit From Chiropractic Care

Chronic ear infections, or otitis media, can be frustrating for both a child and their parents. Ear infections are the most common reason parents bring their kids to the doctor.

Nearly 5 out of 6 children will experience at least one ear infection by their 3rd birthday. There are a few reasons kids tend to get ear infections.

  • One is because the small tubes that are designed to drain the fluid in the ear are smaller and less angled than in adults.
  • Also, a child’s immune system isn’t fully developed, so it’s more challenging to fight infections.
  • Congestion in the Eustachian tube between the middle ear and throat can lead to a buildup of fluid and pressure which can cause an ear infection.

Antibiotics should only be prescribed when the ear infection has a bacterial cause and as a last resort if the condition continues to worsen.

Can a Chiropractic Adjustment Resolve an Ear Infection?

Researchers have found a significant correlation between Chiropractic adjustments and the resolution of ear infections in children. By exploring natural remedies and treatments, many children can overcome ear infections without the side-effects associated with repetitive antibiotic use.

How Babies With Colic Benefit From Chiropractic Care

Colic is characterized by intense crying and fussiness for 3 or more hours a day, which conveniently starts just about the time you are getting ready to sit down and relax for the night!

The symptoms associated with colic typically peak at around six weeks old and disappear by 3-4 months, but the time in between can be one of the most stressful for any parent.

The exact cause of colic is still unknown. The development of the gut, or digestive system, appears to be an important factor. Also, stimulation to their still-developing nervous system may play a role.

Can a Chiropractic Adjustment Reduce Colic?

While love and patience may be the best “medicine” for dealing with colic, researchers have also discovered that Chiropractic care may be beneficial.  One study found that Chiropractic adjustments provided over a 2-hour decrease in crying time per day.  Chiropractic care may be beneficial in reducing the symptoms associated with colic.

Want to Get the Most Our of Your Chiropractic Care?

Join us for “Better Results Faster”

This class will provide you with the tools you need to reach your unique lifestyle and wellness goals, naturally. Correcting spinal abnormalities maximizes your nerve supply and enhances your body’s ability to heal.

Thursday March 28, 2024 at 6:45 pm.

New Life Chiropractic Rocklin Office