The nervous system controls and regulates all other system in the body. It plays a central role in keeping things working in a healthy way – from blood flow to brain function and bone growth. Stress and misalignments of the spine can have serious impact of health, behavior and development. Chiropractic care works to correct underlying issues before they cause further complications and health concerns.
While it may be difficult to understand why children need chiropractic care, stress and trauma occurs to them, just as to us as adults. As infants and adolescents, children sleep in awkward positions, and strain/twist/fall while learning to walk and run. They also start developing bad posture by watching phones/iPads/Kindles for extended periods of time. Playing contact sports, carrying heavy backpacks [incorrectly], and even sitting at desks for long durations can all cause issues.
Children do not always develop enough awareness of their body and to understand and communicate painful issues. Even when they feel pain, they may not be able to explain their feelings, and it could come across as acting out, incessant crying, or being grumpy. Dr. Rob Cartwright has been treating children for nearly 30 years. Even if your child has difficulty communicating, is too young to speak, or is extremely shy, Dr. Cartwright has the skills to work with them to find out exactly what is going on in order to determine the best treatment of care.