Many people don’t think that chiropractic is necessary for children. In fact, it is at least as important for children as for adults, and often more so. At birth, the act of being born can be very traumatic for the baby. During birth, the upper cervical spine may be stretched more than normal causing a misalignment or subluxation. This interference to a healthy nervous system function should be removed as soon as possible so the baby can function at an optimal level.
Periodic check-ups and adjustments will allow the child to grow and develop properly. In many cases, postural distortions can be prevented and taken care of if a child receives chiropractic care from birth.
An infant or young child does not have the amount of stress of an adult. Also, their muscles are not fully developed. These factors mean that the adjustment is very light. With the NUCCA Procedure, the pressure used to adjust an infant is no more than a doctor taking your pulse. Infants and children are also more resilient and quicker to respond to chiropractic care as they heal at a much faster rate than an adult.
ADD/ADHD, autism, allergies, asthma, colic, ear infections, and scoliosis are all childhood disorders for which NUCCA and chiropractic has been very successful. Many conventional treatments can be avoided if NUCCA care is sought first as removing any interference in the upper cervical spine will allow the spine and nervous system to function properly.
We love children as Dr. LeFever has a son, members of our team have children as well as countless other families we see all have their children under care!