Constipation in children and infants naturally occurs sometimes, but it becomes a concern when it happens more frequently.
Did you ever think that once you became a parent, you would talk or think this much about poop? How much, how often, what it looks like? The subject can take over your life, especially when your child becomes constipated.
In some cases, poor diet, or not enough fluids can result in constipation. Even newborns can experience constipation when their diet consists only of breast milk or formula.
Changing your child's diet (or yours, if you're breastfeeding) or increasing fluid intake can help regulate their bowels but if nothing you've done is relieving your little one from constipation, chiropractic might be your next option.
Chiropractic Care To Help Constipation In Children
How are chiropractic and proper bowel function related?
Gentle chiropractic adjustments realign the vertebrae of the spine. Realigning the vertebrae decreases the amount of pressure that's on the nerves.
Reducing this pressure is important because nerves, which begin in your spine, send information back and forth between your brain and the rest of your body. Extra pressure on the nerve due to a misalignment (also called a subluxation) will prevent the proper signal from being sent, affecting your body's function.
Certain nerves in the lower back and tailbone control the function of the large intestine. If those nerves are misfiring due to a subluxation it can lead to constipation in children or adults.
With a few gentle chiropractic adjustments, normal nerve system control of the intestinal system can be restored bringing constipation relief to both you and your little one.
Every situation is different so results may vary, but many parents have seen immediate success with chiropractic adjustments for constipation in children.
Understanding Chiropractic Adjustments For Children
Chiropractic adjustments for children and infants are very gentle. Infants and toddlers up to the age of two are adjusted while they are held by their mother or father.
Older children lie right on the table. The amount of pressure used to adjust children is the same as the amount you can safely apply to a closed eyelid.
Chiropractic adjustments are safe, gentle and effective, drug-free way to help your child recover from constipation.