Pediatric Chiropractic

Benefits Of Using A Pediatric Chiropractor

As parents, we all want the best for our children, and that includes ensuring that they’re growing up healthy, happy, and pain-free. But with today’s fast-paced, technology-driven lifestyle, children are becoming increasingly sedentary, which can lead to a variety of health problems.

That’s where pediatric chiropractic care comes in. By using gentle, yet effective adjustments, chiropractors can help children overcome a range of health issues, from colic and ear infections to asthma and ADHD.

What Is Pediatric Chiropractic?

At its core, pediatric chiropractic care at Greater Life Chiropractic is a non-invasive, drug-free approach to healthcare that aims to optimize the health and well-being of children through the correction of spinal misalignments, also known as subluxations.

At our chiropractic office in Charlotte, pediatric chiropractic care is our primary area of focus. Our experienced chiropractors are trained to work with children of all ages, from infants to teenagers. We understand the unique needs of children and the importance of gentle and safe chiropractic techniques.

Chiropractic during Infancy

Did you know that a baby’s brain increases in size by 240% in the first 24 months of life?

During this wildfire of neurological development, well-trained pediatric chiropractors are able to positively impact the nervous system and maximize its ability to handle unavoidable stress for life. 

Spinal misalignments frequently occur from the birth process. This creates neurological irritation causing a heightened fight or flight response. In infants, this will primarily impact digestion and sleep. Scientific studies have also shown that a heightened fight or flight response can negatively impact immune signaling cells, leading to an increased risk of infection.

We provide care to both children and infants

Certified Pediatric Chiropractors in Charlotte

Chiropractic education and training is foundationally systematized in the United States. However, training in the care of the pediatric population has yet to follow suit in the profession of chiropractic. This can make it very challenging to find a chiropractor that is well-educated and well-trained in pediatric care. Any chiropractor can label themselves a “pediatric chiropractor,” but this doesn’t mean they have personally undertaken the advanced postgraduate training necessary to appropriately care for children. It is due to this that some healthcare professionals advise against pediatric chiropractic care. 

The gold standard for chiropractic pediatric education and training is through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). At Greater Life Chiropractic, our doctors have undertaken hundreds of hours of postgraduate education and training with not only the ICPA, but also with The Pediatric Experience and The Peak Potential Institute. This training has culminated in several postgraduate certifications all focused on pediatric chiropractic care.

Infant Conditions

  • Ear infections
  • Colic
  • Reflux
  • Torticollis
  • Failure to thrive
  • Poor head control
  • Low muscle tone
  • Abnormal crawling patterns
  • Delayed milestones
  • Abnormal head shape
  • Sinus issues

Childhood Conditions

  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Bedwetting
  • Chronic ear infections
  • Scoliosis
  • Asthma
  • Poor coordination
  • Retained primitive reflexes

Why Consider Pediatric Chiropractic Care

A pediatric chiropractor is a special kind of chiropractor who provides care to young children without the need for drugs or surgery. A practitioner of this care is dedicated to helping children achieve maximum health through safe and gentle adjustment of the spine. We listen closely to each patient’s needs and develop care tailored to them. With compassion and understanding, we strive to improve any child’s quality of life.

Why Consider Pediatric Chiropractic Care

Ultimately, there are two primary ideologies or paradigms to health – proactive and reactive.

From a proactive standpoint, we can all appreciate that the birth process is traumatic for both mom and baby. Giving birth in the US often means the infant’s delicate spinal cord is being stretched as the baby is pulled through the birth canal (or abdomen during a c-section) by the head and neck. While the new baby will not likely be immediately symptomatic from this traumatic birth process, the impact to the nervous system can be lifelong. 

The protective tissue that surrounds the brain and spinal cord can become permanently scarred due to being stretched from the birth process. Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) protects the nervous system, regulates its temperature, and rids it of metabolic waste. Misalignments in the upper neck–as well as abnormal head shape–can cause CSF pressure to be higher in the brain. This will cause metabolic waste to build up and can cause permanent neurological impairment.

Ultimately, children under regular chiropractic care have been shown to miss fewer days of school, have a higher quality of life than children not under chiropractic care, and make healthier lifestyle decisions. Babies under chiropractic have less instances with colic, fewer sleep disturbances, better feeding, and many more benefits. 

From a reactive standpoint, pediatric chiropractic care is the safest and least invasive form of healthcare for children. Especially when compared to the common practice of off label prescription use in pediatric care. Right now, we have the most medicated and arguably the sickest children in history. Pediatric chiropractic care has the ability to shift this trend, helping children get the best start to life possible.

Sick and medicated children grow into sick and medicated adults. We need to create a shift of growing healthy children that can later turn into healthy adults.

Benefits of Pediatric Chiropractic Care

Many parents are hesitant to seek chiropractic care for their children, primarily because they’re unsure of the benefits or worried about potential risks. However, pediatric chiropractic care is an extremely safe and effective form of healthcare that can benefit children in numerous ways.

Here are just a few of the reasons why parents might consider pediatric chiropractic care for their children

  • Improved sleep: Children who receive chiropractic care often sleep better and are more rested.
  • Enhanced immune function: Chiropractic care can help improve immune system function, helping children to fight off illness and disease.
  • Reduced colic and ear infections: Chiropractic care has been shown to be one of the most effective methods of reducing colic and ear infections in infants and young children.
  • Improved digestive function: Chiropractic adjustments can help improve digestive function and reduce reflux symptoms.
  • Reduced symptoms of ADHD: Chiropractic care has been shown to reduce symptoms of ADHD in children.
  • Improved athletic performance: Chiropractic care can help improve athletic performance in children who are involved in sports. Children are also prone to sports injuries that can be addressed and prevented through chiropractic care.

What to Expect At Greater Life Chiropractic

During a pediatric chiropractic visit, Dr. Grant Lisetor and his team of Charlotte chiropractors will first perform a thorough evaluation of your child’s health and medical history. They will then use gentle techniques to adjust the spine and promote optimal function of the nervous system.

Chiropractic adjustments for children are gentle and safe, and can be performed while the child is sitting, standing, or lying down. The chiropractor will use their hands to apply gentle pressure to the spine, helping to realign the vertebrae and improve nervous system function.

Greater Life Chiropractic has become the flagship for pediatric chiropractic care in Charlotte. The advanced training the doctors have undergone and the use of state-of-the-art technology allows the pediatric chiropractic care provided by Greater Life Chiropractic to not only be the best in Charlotte, but some of the best in the southeast US.

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