Chiropractic Care for Children
At Atlas Chiropractic, we know a healthy nervous system must be nurtured and supported from birth. Babies and kids experience many falls and illnesses that go along with growing up. And while kids are remarkably resilient and can bounce back from small traumas relatively quickly, there are some stressors that can have a lasting effect on the spine and nervous system. This is why our clients who are parents know it is important to have their child checked by a pediatric chiropractor, so that their kids can have the chiropractic care adjustment they need to enjoy optimal physical and mental wellness for better developmental growth.
Birth Is The First Major Event In Life
Birth can be the first major stressful event in life. Whether a baby makes his or her way out via the vaginal canal or via cesarean section, an immense amount of pressure and strain is put on the skull, skeleton, and surrounding soft tissue structures. This trauma can have lasting effects on a baby as they latch and feed or try new movements like crawling, walking, and balancing.
The Worst Epidemic In Hong Kong Kids Today
The most widespread epidemic we see now in kids is “Tech Neck.” Children as young as two years old are on electronic devices like phones and tablets more frequently, putting kids in slumped, strained postures that cause their spines to start misaligning and degenerating earlier and earlier.
As kids grow into teenagers they’re also carrying heavier backpacks - often slung over one shoulder - and dealing with increasing stress from school and socializing. These micro traumas over time can result in chronic poor posture and stress to the nervous system.
What Conditions Do Pediatric Chiropractors See In Babies and Kids in Hong Kong?
Every parent’s dream is a baby who feeds well and sleeps well, thus allowing for adequate rest for mum and dad. But infantile colic and failing to latch for breastfeeding can keep parents up all night. Good motility and regular stools are vital for a healthy baby and it can be distressing for parents and baby if they aren’t experiencing healthy elimination. If a subluxation in a baby's spine is restricting them from proper joint function, these basic feeding and digesting issues can arise. Pediatric chiropractors also see kids come in with otitis media (ear infections), nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting), asthma, eczema, and ADHD.
Is Pediatric Chiropractic Adjustment Safe?
Studies have proven what chiropractors and chiropractic clients have known for over a century: neonatal and pediatric chiropractic care is safe and effective. While you may have received or seen a chiropractic adjustment on an adult, a pediatric adjustment is quite different. The amount of pressure used for a neonatal adjustment is the same pressure as you would put on your closed eyelid. It is gentle and specific to an infant’s developing spine.
At Atlas, our holistic approach goes beyond symptom-focused care to optimize your child’s entire body for healing. Using a synergistic combination of gentle pediatric chiropractic adjustments and implementation of healthy lifestyle habits, we create bespoke chiropractic care treatment plans for each pediatric client to effectively create health from birth onward.
Book An Appointment
Begin your child's journey of optimal physical and mental wellness with Atlas’ chiropractic care for children today. If you are ready to book your session with us, call +852 2110 3901 to get your child's health on track!