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Common Childhood Conditions Chiropractic Can Address

baby learning to walk with dadAs little ones develop and learn to walk, they often fall repeatedly, which can create misalignments. That’s one of the top reasons why getting your toddler checked by a chiropractor is beneficial.

As your Midtown NYC chiropractorDr. Shire is certified by the ICPA to provide the highest quality care for his youngest patients. Here are some other reasons why parents bring their children into Dr. Robert Shire:

Allergies and Asthma

While conventional medical treatment of allergies often involves medicine, many parents seek natural ways to help their child with allergies. Chiropractic adjustments are extremely beneficial. That’s because when the nervous system performs at its peak, the immune system will also be strong and help the body fight allergens.

Spinal misalignments can affect the function of the central nervous system and cause nerve interference. Without proper nerve communication, the body can’t function optimally. As a result, kids can experience respiratory issues, such as asthma. Gentle chiropractic adjustments can remove misalignments and restore proper nerve function. Asthma symptoms often can be alleviated with chiropractic care.

Scoliosis/Postural Issues

Dr. Shire can evaluate your child’s posture and screen them for scoliosis or sideways curvature of the spine. Chiropractic adjustments may help reduce spinal curvature and improve posture.

Ear Infections

Kids and toddlers are very prone to ear infections. The medical approach is to put them on antibiotics, which only addresses the infection, but not the cause. Conversely, the chiropractic approach is to look and see where something might interfere with the draining of the Eustachian tube-the tube where fluid collects. When fluid collects in the ear, it creates an opportunity for infection to grow.

While antibiotics only kill the infection, the chiropractic adjustment will relax and release the muscles in the neck in the tube. When this happens, the fluid can drain, thereby eliminating the opportunity for infection to grow.

The Power of Preventative Care

There’s a saying, “as the twig is bent, so grows the tree.” Regular, preventative pediatric chiropractic care can help children get off to a healthy start in life and remain healthy as they grow!

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