How Chiropractic Care Helps Kids Walk | Pediatric Chiropractor in Arlington Heights, IL
Hi, I’m Dr. Nicole with Sleigh Family Chiropractic and today I’m going to talk about why your child should see a chiropractor, especially when they are learning how to walk.
Checking for Subluxations as Kids Grow
So when kids are learning how to walk, typically they fall and they tumble very, very often. So this means that they are going to get what we call subluxations. And that is a joint of the spine that is out of alignment, or it’s a joint to the spine that isn’t able to move properly. Those typically arise when kids fall and tumble. So when that happens, it puts pressure on the nervous system, and that causes their nervous system to switch different modes. So normally, kids are in a parasympathetic mode, which is that resting mode, it’s that growth mode, they’re able to function properly. But when subluxations are present, it switches it into the sympathetic mode, which is that fight or flight, it’s that protective mode, it’s going to alter their growth and development. And typically, symptoms will start to arise when they’re stuck in that mode. So with chiropractic care, with the adjustments, we reduce those subluxations present, that’s going to switch their nervous system back into that parasympathetic mode, so they can continue to grow and develop. So this is why we recommend not only kids who are learning how to walk, but as they start to roll as they start to crawl. All of those things can create those subluxations which is why it’s super important to have your kid checked out by a pediatric chiropractor.
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