Dr. Simpson has been trained by the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association for the treatment of pre and post natal women and pediatrics.
More and more parents are seeking chiropractic care for their children. Many spinal problems seen in adults begin as early as birth. Even “natural” birth can stress an infant’s spine and developing nervous system. The resulting irritation to the nervous system caused by spinal and cranial misalignment can be the cause of many newborn health complaints. Colic, breathing problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions and chronic infections can often be traced to nervous system stress.
Since trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked right away. As the infant grows, learning to hold up their head, sit, crawl and walk are all activities that affect spinal alignment and are important times to have a child checked by a chiropractor. As the child begins walking, running and/or riding a bike, these activities cause small but significant spinal misalignments (subluxations). If neglected, the injuries during this period of rapid growth may lead to more serious problems later in life. Subtle trauma throughout childhood will affect the future development of the spine leading to an impaired nervous system, adversely affecting the body’s ability to function at its best.
Some of the most common reasons parents seek chiropractic care for their child is from trauma that results in immediate pain or symptoms. But, another sought out reason for care is the resolution of a particular symptom or condition. Parents seek care for conditions such as colic, ear infections, asthma, allergies and headaches (to name a few) because they have heard from other parents that chiropractic care can help. (see our testimonials page on colic)
It is important to understand that the doctor of chiropractic does not treat conditions or diseases. The expertise of a chiropractor is in checking the child’s spine for misalignments that impair nervous system function therefore affecting overall body function. The bones of the spine, the vertebrae, house and protect the spinal cord. The spinal cord is an extension of the brain and carries information from the brain to the body parts and back to the brain again. Subluxations can potentially interfere with the nerves’ ability to transmit this vital information.
The nervous system controls and coordinates the function of all the systems in the body: circulatory, respiratory, digestive, hormonal, eliminative and immune systems. Any aspect of health may be impaired by nerve interference. The chiropractic adjustment helps to restore nervous system function allowing the body the ability to express a greater state of health and well-being.
A trained ICPA chiropractor (such as Dr. Simpson) modifies procedures to fit a child’s size, weight, and unique spinal condition. They are both gentle and specific to the child’s developing spinal structures. Most parents report that their children enjoy their chiropractic adjustments and look forward to subsequent visits. They also report that their children experience a greater level of health while under regular chiropractic care.
To enhance your child’s ability to function in a greater state of health, we can help you find a doctor of chiropractic near you who is dedicated to serving children with the utmost of care. Once your family has experienced the many benefits of chiropractic care, please help us tell others!