It is not uncommon to walk into Paradigm Chiropractic and see practice members of all ages, especially babies and toddlers. You will soon notice that all the healthy and happy kiddos in the practice are regular clients of Dr. Sam.
We love to see children as soon as possible after birth. Considering that birth is the first “trauma” that an individual might endure, it is important to have your child checked and adjusted as soon as possible in order to remove any interference or stress that they might be suffering from on their delicate nervous systems. Messages exchanged between the brain and body guide the transformation of a newborn child into an thriving adult. Each message provides instructions to the child’s growing body to administer immune function, coordination of muscle activity, repair and growth of tissues, respiration and digestion among others.
Adjustments performed on your child are very light, gentle, quick and most importantly safe. There is no twisting or torquing of the child’s spine. Pressure of the adjustment is compared to pressing on a tomato to check for ripeness.
Common conditions that we see in infants and children are:
And Many More
By removing the interference in the nervous system we are able allow the brain and the body to communicate fully allowing for the infant to grow up to be a happy healthy adult. We have a saying in our office that healthy babies grow up to be healthy adults. One of the hardest parts for families is being able to afford care for more than one family member. That is why in our office we offer affordable care for the entire family.
One of the most important times for a woman to be receiving chiropractic care is during pregnancy. From the moment of conception, her body goes through a series of remarkable changes. From a growing belly to changing the way she walks. Those are the easy things to spot, but truth is there numerous things that are going on inside her body that we cannot see. Many different hormonal changes and chemical reactions are occurring in both the mother and the developing baby, all of which are controlled through the nervous system.
Chiropractic care prior to conception promotes the body to be strong, flexible and as balanced as possible to carry a pregnancy. Adjusting women through pregnancy is one of the most rewarding parts of our jobs as chiropractors because a healthier pregnancy means an easier labor and delivery on both mom and baby. Chiropractic care for the mom after delivery is also very beneficial because it helps the body heal after any trauma that may have happened through the birthing process. The mother can also see benefits by decreasing the stress on muscles and joints from picking up her child and nursing.
Studies have shown that women receiving chiropractic care through their first pregnancy had a 24% shorter labor times and women giving birth for the second and third time reported 39% shorter labor times. Another study found that the need for analgesics was decreased by 50% in patients receiving chiropractic care through their pregnancy. Along with shorting delivery times 84% of women reported relief of back pain during their pregnancy with chiropractic care. For more information on how chiropractic care can help with pregnancy please contact Dr. Sam and the Paradigm team.
For more information about the benefits of Chiropractic care for children please visit The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association's website at www.icpa4kids.org