Why children need chiropractic care
Many people think chiropractic care is for adults who’ve developed back pain or other problems over the years. But even the youngest of infants can benefit from chiropractic.
In her article “Why Should Children Have Chiropractic Care?”, Jeannie Ohm, D.C., explains that the birthing process can put stress on an infant’s developing spine and nervous system. This stress can contribute to a number of common health problems for newborns, such as colic, breathing problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions and chronic infections.
As newborns grown and learn to sit up, crawl stand and walk, gentle adjustments will help toddlers recover from the bumps and tumbles that accompany their new steps.
Dr. Ohm notes that treatments are adapted to manage children’s needs. “Chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to fit a child’s size, weight, and unique spinal condition. They are both gentle and specific to the child’s developing spinal structures,” she said.
Drs. Craig and Lacey Akridge can adjust your children with the gentle touch needed to keep them healthy and happy. Please call us at 402-884-4774 if you have any questions, or to set up appointments for the whole family.