Benefits of Pediatric Chiropractic Care

Just as adults do, children have nervous systems and spines. Because kids are not fully developed yet, parents should ensure that these systems are taken good care of.

With summer here and children out of school, this allows them more time to run around, play and explore! They are engaging themselves in constant states of play during this time. Small stumbles may not seem to cause extensive discomfort, but they can cause shifts in the child’s musculoskeletal system that set the stage for subluxations. Just like in adults, misalignments cause interference in the effective functioning of their nervous system. This could cause harm to their bodies’ ability to function in an optimal manner that can lead to ear infections, headaches, asthma and much more. Pediatric chiropractic care is just as essential for children as it is for adults to correct the misalignments. This improves overall wellness for children and helps to prevent future issues.

Chiropractic care for children works great because their bodies are still growing. To keep proper development in their body and brain the spine should stay aligned perfectly. Doctor Rowland is a soft touch chiropractor. So, this means he doesn’t use jarring of scary motions to align the spine and body. Most chiropractors pull, pop, and force the body back into place, making this an unpleasant experience for little ones. Dr. Rowland uses his hands and fingers to manipulate the body to go back into place. This is a much lighter encounter for children, babies, and parents.

Some benefits chiropractic care offers for children are:

  1. Improved Sleep

Proper sleep is essential for children. It not only helps them function during the day, but it contributes to their overall development and wellbeing. Chiropractic care helps to alleviate stress in the body improving sleeping patterns in children. Certain tensions can cause sleeping trouble such as insomnia as well as bed wetting.

  1. Improved Immune System

Children suffering from a cold or infection benefit from chiropractic care because keeping your spine in alignment boosts your immune system. It also helps to improve immunity functions staying in alignment.

  1. Improved Attitude and Behavior

Pediatric chiropractic care helps in reducing stress and anxiety as well as improving a child’s behavior. The release of the tension they may feel from being out of alignment is an immediate mood and attitude booster. As adults, being in pain can ruin your entire day. It’s the same for children. Babies have a hard time articulating what is wrong. A simple adjustment can change so much for them.

  1. Improved Nervous System

Because chiropractic care keeps the spine in alignment it allows children to develop healthy nervous systems. This also allows for the spine to grow in the correct way, helping to prevent and treat certain nervous system issues like ear infections. Helping to keep ear infections in check, prevents children from needing tubes placed in their ears for drainage.

  1. Improved Brain Development

The spine is in constant communication with our brains. Having even the slightest offset interrupts that communication. With chiropractic care the brain develops a strong connection with the rest of the body. Pressure gets released on bones, joints, and the spine. Improved brain development promotes better concentration, improving focus and hyperactivity. This helps to target conditions such as ADHD.

Wellness visits every 4-6 weeks can allow Dr. Rowland the chance to identify and treat problematic subluxations quickly, preventing any issues they may cause. This improves overall health and offers support to the immune system. Specific conditions such as those below are included in the benefits of chiropractic care for children!

Ear infections

Digestive issues




Sleep issues

Sports injuries


Concentration and focus issues

Irritable baby syndrome

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Asperger’s syndrome, autism, and autism spectrum disorders