Pediatric Care

Pediatric Chiropractic Care in West Fargo

Your child’s health is their greatest asset. Be proactive in nurturing your child’s health by including chiropractic as part of your family’s lifestyle.

We feel it’s imperative for all children to be checked by a chiropractor throughout their childhood. Chiropractic care early on can ensure your child’s nervous and immune systems are developing optimally.

As your child continues to grow, we want to make sure they can develop properly. Birth trauma, improperly carrying your baby and excessive time in car seats can cause spinal misalignments. These problems often present themselves as common newborn health complaints such as colic, reflux, earaches, and excessive crying and problems breastfeeding.

Our goal is to focus on the health and wellness of future generations, starting with helping children live their best life. Together, we’ll empower your child to reach their fullest potential.

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Many parents here at Optimal Chiropractic see the benefits of providing preventative chiropractic care for their children. They’ve reported their children have noticed improvements in their immune, digestive and respiratory systems through care.

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How Can Chiropractic Care Help Your Child?

A child’s nervous system is the controller and regulator of all the other systems in their growing body. From blood flow, to brain function and bone growth, the nervous system plays a central role in keeping things working and healthy. Stress and misalignment of the spine can have serious impacts on your child’s overall health, behavior and development. Chiropractic care is a gentle and non-invasive therapy that works to correct underlying issues before they become hard-wired in during development, providing support for a pain-free and successful childhood.

Benefits of Pediatric Chiropractic Care

It may be difficult to imagine that a child would need chiropractic care. They seldom complain of chronic pain the way adults do, and their bodies appear to made of rubber in the way they bounce back from injury. The truth is children’s bodies are under a lot of stress while they are in state of development and keeping them healthy requires maintenance.

Stress and trauma to the body and spine commonly begin with the birthing process. Infant’s spines can easily become misaligned from the intense pressure involved in both natural and Cesarean births. Unfortunately, other than crying, they have no way of communicating their pain, and its source, to us. Throughout infancy they may sleep in awkward positions, and occasionally take a tumble. As children, they grow into toddlers who strain and twist and fall while learning to crawl and walk. Luckily, they are very resilient and can take a lot of impact, but it is not uncommon for these injuries develop into patterns of movement that will pull a child’s bones out of alignment over time.

As kids, they may start to develop bad posture. Sitting in front of a computer or TV can have serious repercussions on the spine. Playing contact sports, wearing heavy backpacks (most likely the wrong way), even sitting in desks can all cause issues. As teenagers, they begin to deal with the stress of more daily responsibilities, such as becoming part of the work force and using their bodies to perform physical labor such as painting houses, serving tables and the likes.

As you can see there are plenty of opportunities throughout development for a child’s body, and particularly their spine, to become out of alignment and to affect other aspects of their healthy nervous system function and development.

How Can I Tell If My Child Needs To See A Chiropractor?

A child’s spine can become quite misaligned without any awareness on their part of pain or discomfort. Children have not always developed enough awareness of their bodies to identify a subtle chronic issue developing. Even when a child is experiencing pain, they may not be able to communicate it to you and it can come across as grumpiness, acting out or incessant crying. Issues with the spine can also be the source of many other childhood issues, such as colic, ear infections and ADHD.

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