When you think of chiropractic care, your first thought might not be that it can be beneficial for children with developmental delays.  However, chiropractic care is incredibly beneficial for not only developmental delays, but also for improving the quality of life for many.  Children with developmental delays may show signs of delayed motor skills, speech issues, dyslexia, or dyspraxia.  Disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder can also be related to developmental delays in children.  But there is hope for frustrated children and parents with a natural, effective, and drug-free way to deal with these issues.  Regular visits to a Lithia Springs Chiropractor can drastically improve the lives of those with developmental delays.

What Can Cause Delays?

There are a variety of reasons that children experience developmental delays.  One primary cause is spinal subluxations, or misalignments of the vertebrae.  Almost every child with developmental delays has been found to have spinal misalignments where the vertebrae are twisted, turned, or out of place.  Most parents or guardians don’t associate these subluxations with developmental delays, when in reality, they could be the root cause of some developmental delays.  These spinal misalignments leads to nerve interference that disrupts communication of the central nervous system to the rest of the body.  When the body can’t communicate as it should, dysfunction occurs within the body.  This nerve interference can affect speech development, motor skills, and even physical growth in children.  Thankfully, Lithia Springs chiropractor Dr. Ronnie Bolar has an extensive knowledge of the central nervous system and can help address problems of developmental delays in children.

Chiropractic Care for Developmental Delays

Upon initial consultation, Dr. Ronnie Bolar of Vital Life Chiropractic will perform an spinal assessment to locate spinal misalignments and nerve interference. Once you’ve been fully educated on neurologically-based chiropractic care, he will then perform gentle and specific chiropractic adjustments to correct any misalignments and restore proper communication in the central nervous system. Once misalignments are removed, motor skills become smoother and develop more easily, children are better able to concentrate, and overall health and wellness is improved leading to healthier, happier children.

Can It Work For My Child?

Studies conducted have proven the effectiveness of chiropractic care for many children.  One specific case study focused on a 4-year-old boy with developmental delays of speech and fine motor skills.  He had also been diagnosed with dyspraxia at the age of one and was just beginning to make words and sounds at age four.  After 4 months of chiropractic care, he experienced incredible improvements, learning hundreds of new words in this short 4-month timespan.  In another case study, 157 children between the ages of 6 and 13 found that their developmental delays decreased while their performance increased after being under regular chiropractic care.

Many children have seen the benefits of chiropractic care, and yours can too!  If you live in the Lithia Springs, Hiram, Clarkdale, or Douglas County area, get in touch with Dr. Bolar and his team at Vital Life Chiropractic.  Learn more about the many advantages of chiropractic care and schedule an appointment with Dr. Bolar today.




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