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Chiropractic for Kids

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Have you considered chiropractic for your kids in Tuscaloosa? At Agee Chiropractic & Wellness Center we firmly believe in protecting a child’s body by making sure they have the best possible functioning nervous system. It is well known that children bounce back quickly, but that is related to how they feel; physically and structurally that is not always the case. Unfortunately, children do not always verbalize exactly what they feel when they are sore, uncomfortable, or in pain, but just like with adults, if the underlying cause is left alone for too long it will grow into a bigger problem. Chiropractic care for children can be very beneficial.

Starting from the time a child is conceived, their bodies are growing and being put under stress. While the child is growing, they are usually curled up in a ball and then they are pushed and/or pulled during birth. I just ask that you just take a second and think about how you would feel if today you underwent that kind of experience. All of this stress and trauma affects our spine which can lead to issues with the nervous system. This is a problem because the nervous system is what controls everything our body does such as blinking, breathing, heartbeat, the ability to fight illness, walk, talk, think, speak, etc.

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Pediatric Chiropractic Tuscaloosa

Chiropractic care can be helpful for you child's development. After development and birth, the physical stress and trauma continues when children grow into toddlers. They are faced with the developmental challenge of crawling and walking. While children are learning to overcome these challenges, there is a significant about of straining, twisting, and falling. While growth continues and the child starts to be at the age where they play with pets, friends, family, etc. they can again endure more physical stress and trauma. Generally children in the preschool-middle school age play hard and try to play without limits.

As toddlers grow into kids, they often start to develop bad posture, start playing contact sports, wearing heavier backpacks (most likely the wrong way), and deal with the stress of more daily responsibilities. As these kids start to become teenagers and high school graduates, they often become part of the work force. Usually, they are jobs that require a lot of moving around and physical labor such as servers, factory workers, etc.

At Agee Chiropractic & Wellness Center , we make a point to make sure that all the falls, stress, trauma, and physical demands that your children endure do not stop them from being kids. We love treating children of all ages. As a parent you want to protect your child from pain and sickness as much as you can. We get that! Let us help you! Chiropractic care is all about protecting your body from harm. Our exams are extensive so even if your child is too young to communicate, or too shy, we will make sure we know exactly what is going on before proceeding with treatment. Not only that, we will make sure you know what is going on every step of the way.


Infantile Colic

Today, infantile colic is described as “inexpiable and uncontrollable crying in babies from 0 to 3 months old, occurring more than 3 hours a day, 3 days a week for 3 weeks or more, generally occurring in the late afternoon or evening”. Now, as a parent, is that an acceptable answer from a doctor that is supposed to be an expert on babies?

When a child is experiencing pain and cannot tell you, the other outlet they have is to cry. It is also been found that they will pull their arms and legs in as well as turn bright red if they have pain. Since children cannot tell us if the adjustment got rid of the pain, we rely on their reactions and observations. It is very common to see babies fall asleep within minutes after an adjustment. It is also common for parents to report them sleeping more that night than they have before.

Call our Tuscaloosa chiropractic team today for a no-obligation consultation and get your child on their way to a better life.


CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR YOUR CHILDREN

It may be difficult to imagine that a child would need chiropractic care. Children seldom complain of aches and pains as adults do, leading us to believe that their spines are in perfect shape. Their spines have such an adaptive capacity that problems are brushed off as "growing pains" or just a "phase they're going through." The truth is that children's spines are under a great deal of stress with all the developmental changes that are constantly occurring, and keeping them healthy requires maintenance.

A child's nervous system is the master controller of every cell, tissue, organ, and system in the body. Everything from bone growth to blood flow and brain function can be affected by the nervous system. It is important to keep the nervous system functioning at 100% so that children can grow and stay healthy. You can ensure that your child's nervous system is working to the best of its ability by keeping your child's spine properly aligned with regular chiropractic care.

Many parents report that chiropractic care has shown improvements in common childhood problems such as ear infections, colic, breastfeeding issues, acid reflux, poor sleep, digestive issues, bedwetting, scoliosis, growing pains, and many other common childhood complaints.

A common concern that many parents have is that chiropractic adjustments will be too forceful for a child. Children do not receive the same type of adjustments as adults. Adjusting techniques are modified based on the person's size and condition, and some different techniques are used on children as well. Children typically do not have long-standing muscle tightness as seen in adults, which allows for a much gentler adjustment with the same results. For an infant adjustment, the amount of force used to correct a spinal misalignment is no more than the amount one would use to check the ripeness of a tomato.

To find out more about pediatric and prenatal chiropractic, including the research supporting its effectiveness, you can visit the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association at icpa4kids.org.

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Agee Chiropractic & Wellness Center
2811 Lurleen B Wallace Boulevard #12
Tuscaloosa, AL 35476
(205) 339-3333

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