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If you have a child dealing with developmental delays, you may be looking for ways to help them. Pediatric chiropractic care has been shown to be an effective way to improve childhood development. Chiropractors specializing in pediatric care can improve many of the most common development delays such as cognitive thinking, social and emotional interaction, speech and language, fine and gross motor skills, and daily activities of living. If you are considering chiropractic care for your child, contact ADIO Chiropractic Care and speak to our professional staff.
Developmental Delays in Children
Developmental delays can present themselves in many different ways and may only be one area or multiple areas of development. It can be frustrating and discouraging for parents who don’t understand their child’s delay or what they can do to help. Always remember that every child is unique and develops in their own timeline. Being proactive and helping your child early can lead to excellent and encouraging outcomes. Here are some of the most common areas of delays in children.
Children with cognitive delays may have difficulty understanding and processing information. Cognitive delays may include learning difficulties or difficulty communicating, understanding, and playing with peers. This type of delay may not be realized until the child begins school. Chiropractic care can help improve the function of the nervous system, which is responsible for cognition.
Social and Emotional Interaction
Children who struggle with social and emotional interaction may become more engaged and interactive after receiving chiropractic care. Adjusting the spine can release stress and improve the child’s ability to communicate with others and control their emotions. After a few visits, you may notice improved behavior and emotional wellbeing.
Speech and Language
Many children who have language and speech delays also have problems with their hearing. Chiropractic care can help improve auditory processing, which is necessary for speech development. There are other factors to consider when determining speech delays, such as physiological causes or environmental factors.
Fine and Gross Motor Skills
Children with fine motor skill delays often struggle with activities such as writing, drawing, and using chopsticks. Chiropractic care can help improve coordination and movements, which can help these children be more successful with these tasks. Pediatric chiropractic care can also address gross motor movement delays as well. Gross motor functions include movement and coordination of larger muscle groups.
Daily Activities of Living
Developmental delays in children can affect their ability to perform daily activities, which means they may need assistance with things such as bathing, dressing, and brushing their teeth. Chiropractic care can help improve coordination and movement, making it easier for these children to complete these tasks independently.
Reasons to See a Chiropractor for Developmental Delays
There are many serious health benefits children can receive from visiting a chiropractor. They can help with emotional stress early in life and increase brain development. When the body is aligned, certain nervous system issues can improve. If you believe your child has a global developmental delay, meaning they have a developmental delay in more than one area, taking them in for pediatric chiropractic care is a healthy solution.
Adjust the Spine to Improve Nervous System Dysfunction
The spine is designed to be in alignment, where each vertebra is stacked, straight, and have their natural curves. Many children with developmental delays have spinal misalignments, which can attribute to the delay. When the spine is aligned, the body can function at its best and the way it’s supposed to.
Small misalignments can cause issues. The nervous system works to keep the whole body communicating, and when that communication is interrupted, it can cause dysfunction in the body. Regular chiropractor visits can help address the root cause and remove misalignments. Adjusting the spine can restore function and flow for your child, so they can continue to learn and grow.
Improve Gross and Fine Motor Skills and Concentration
Spinal adjustments can increase your child’s neural brain development. Increased brain development promotes improved concentration and proper development of their gross and fine motor skills. Your child’s neural brain development is crucial to them being able to succeed and function at their best.
Chiropractic care can relieve pressure and stress on their bones and joints and alleviate tense muscles. This allows your child’s body to function its best and your child’s development to flourish, including improvement of fine and gross motor delays. This can include movements such as walking, hopping, climbing, picking up toys, or brushing their teeth.
Improve Overall Health and Wellness
Chiropractic care can do so many amazing things for the body’s systems. They all function separately but must work cohesively to run the body properly. Regular chiropractic visits can promote a healthy lifestyle and improve your child’s immune system, digestive system, and sleep habits. Pediatric chiropractic care is safe and effective. Chiropractors have undergone specialized training to be able to practice in their field.
It can often be frustrating and confusing for parents to know how to help their child when they’re experiencing developmental delays such as speech delay, delay in motor skills, issues with concentration, behavioral problems, or other issues such as ADD or ADHD. Chiropractic care can benefit your child in so many positive ways, especially those with developmental delays. Research has shown that regular chiropractor visits can improve and alleviate developmental delays and improve overall body functionality. Chiropractic care can frequently be an overlooked method of improving one’s health. When the body is in alignment, it can function at its best, allowing you to live your best life.
If you’re concerned about your child’s development, consider visiting us at ADIO Chiropractic. Our friendly and professional team can answer your questions and offer a flexible schedule to accommodate your needs. Your family’s health is our priority. Give us a call at (608) 824-0950 and see how pediatric chiropractic care can help your child.