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The spine grows 50% in a child’s first year of life. Therefore, at Reimer Wellness Center, our Los Altos chiropractor Dr. Reimer is passionate about enhancing all aspects of an individual’s well-being including our youngest patients. Pediatric chiropractic care provides a natural alternative treatment technique that is effective and very gentle. This accurate and precise care addresses many common childhood concerns including normal growth and development, allergies, ear infections and attention deficit disorders (ADHD and ADD).
Most spinal problems are hereditary, as the nerve system is our first system to develop, so spinal problems can be passed down from generation to generation. Windows of development open in a child’s nerve system and then close. It is important that a child develop normally when the opportunity is present. The only way to ensure that normal development is occurring is by having children’s spines checked for normal growth and alignment.
Children may not experience pain, so the only way to know for sure is to be checked by a chiropractor. Pediatric care from Dr. Reimer also includes holistic treatment techniques that address the underlying cause for ADD and ADHD: an over-stimulated central nervous system. A spinal misalignment can keep the central nervous system from properly sending and receiving messages, triggering internal chaos and over activity. By restoring alignment to the body, we can help reduce the nervous system’s over-activity and enhance its ability to filter extraneous information.
Our chiropractor finds that an integrated approach to holistic care delivers superior results for our pediatric patients. Chiropractic adjustments can also help manage seasonal allergies in children. Misalignments in the spine are also associated with a host of personal health problems, including allergies and low-grade illnesses. Removing a blockage in the nervous system is also effective for reducing the incidence of acute earaches, upper respiratory infections and chronic colic. Just like with adults, spinal adjustments support a healthy immune system and improve sleep.
Gentle, hands-on adjustments are safe for pediatric patients of all ages. Many parents find that holistic treatments are much safer and effective than relying solely on medication. A child’s spinal checkups are just as important to health as a dental checkup. The spine is just as vital to health and wellness as teeth, if not more so.