One of the main reasons a parent considers chiropractic care is sleeping problems. Chiropractic care benefits toddlers and older children. Because of these benefits, it is becoming more popular among young parents. Many parents include pediatric chiropractic care in their child’s regular medical appointments.
Pediatric chiropractic care providers usually have special training to deal with young children. They use gentler techniques to ensure that the child is not harmed during adjustments. They know how to assess a child’s symptoms for the proper diagnosis.
The birth process can be a very traumatizing event for a child and their body. They can sustain some subluxations that will impact various aspects of their health. Nerve dysfunction resulting from a misaligned spine can lead to colic, reflux, and constipation. It may also affect their sleeping patterns and behavior.
Sometimes, toddlers will not be able to latch on correctly when breastfeeding. A pediatric chiropractor will examine their jaw alignment, range of motion, and rooting reflex. All these affect a child’s ability to latch on.
Pediatric chiropractic care at Healistic Chiropractic and Acupuncture has several incredible benefits for toddlers that would take a long time for regular medicine to achieve. The changes they experience are long-lasting, and you can reinforce them with supplemental visits. Here are some benefits:
Improves the immune system
Improves overall behavior
Improves quality of sleep
Improves brain development.
Doctors recommend that toddlers between one and two years receive about 11 to 14 hours of sleep daily. The child may not get all this time in one period; rather, it will be divided into night sleep and naps.
Sometimes, toddlers may have problems sleeping through the night. They can wake up due to nightmares or because of other reasons. One may be that they are restless because they are not well aligned. They can develop misalignments during the day when they are learning to move, making it difficult for your child to relax.
Chiropractic care for your toddler can radically improve their sleeping habits. Misalignment in the spine can cause problems with the nervous system.
The nervous system in humans is divided into the parasympathetic and sympathetic systems. The sympathetic system in the body is responsible for responding to stress that your body experiences. The parasympathetic system is responsible for immune function, rest, digestion, and relaxation.
When your child’s spine is misaligned, the sympathetic system is activated. It puts your child in a constant state of flight or fight, affecting rest, immunity, and other factors. When your child receives chiropractic care, their nervous system is restored, and the parasympathetic system can function correctly. It allows them to rest well and longer.
For more on how chiropractic care can help toddlers sleep, visit Healistic Chiropractic and Acupuncture at our office in Lafayette, Indiana. Call (765) 227-2454 to book an appointment today.