As a child is growing and developing, it is very important that they get adequate sleep, maintain a proper diet, get enough exercise, and so on. Lack of sleep and a poor diet are often a major contributors to other issues in kids, such as ADHD, stunted brain growth, developmental issues, and behavioral problems. Other underlying health issues can contribute to child’s poor behavior and their inability to get adequate sleep, and vice versa.
What most people don’t realize is that a Lithia Springs chiropractor, like Dr. Ronnie Bolar at Vital Life Chiropractic, can provide care that gets to the root of any child’s problem, particularly when it comes to sleep disturbances and behavioral issues.
Is Medication the Right Answer?
It’s not uncommon for many parents to seek out specialized medication in order to alleviate behavioral issues. However, the problem with medication as a solution to those problems is that medication is only a temporary fix or a mask for the problem and it doesn’t get to the root of the issue. Behavior-altering medications also can change the personality of your children and affect other parts of their lives, such as their sleep habits and their appetite.
Since sleep and behavior in kids often go hand-in-hand, it’s important that parents find a natural and effective way for their children to get enough sleep and simultaneously alleviate other behavioral issues. This is where Lithia Springs chiropractic care comes into play as a natural, non-invasive solution for sleep and behavioral issues.
How Chiropractic Helps Children
In a study of a five-year-old boy who woke up every two hours throughout the night, his mother brought him in to see a chiropractor. With regular, consistent visits to get chiropractic adjustments, his mother noted an improvement in sleeping habits. The improvements were so significant that to her, he seemed like a completely different child due to his newfound ability to sleep better and exhibited improved behavior. In another study of multiple students (ranging from elementary to high school), individuals experienced overall improvement in academic skill for students of many ages, all of which received chiropractic adjustments.
While many factors go into a child’s ability to sleep and his or her overall behavior, neurologically-based chiropractic care gets to the root of the issue, rather than temporarily masking the problem. Chiropractic works because it helps to improve overall spinal health by carefully and gently re-aligning any parts of the spine that aren’t lined up correctly. This is important because the nerves and pathways within the spine are vital for communication between the brain and the rest of the body, including the parts that help to regulate sleep and improve behavior.
If the spine is not well-aligned, it can cause nerve interference, which results in reduced communication between the body’s systems. With chiropractic adjustments, these nerve interferences are eliminated, allowing the natural and intended states of the body to return, corrects hormonal balances, and improves the functions of affected body systems.
Get Chiropractic Care Today!
Contact us today to learn more about how Lithia Springs chiropractic care can help to improve your child’s behavior, sleep, and more. If you’re ready to get started with pediatric chiropractic care, book an appointment with Dr. Ronnie Bolar at Vital Life Chiropractic! We serve the areas of Lithia Springs, Mableton, Austell, Wesley Station, Kellogg, Douglasville, Atlanta, all of Douglas County, and more.
Cawthra, L. “Chiropractic management of a 5-year-old boy with sleep disturbance and challenging behavior: an evidence-based case report.” http://rcc-uk.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Cawthra-L_Case-report_0315.pdf.
Walton, E.V. “The Effects of Chiropractic Treatment on Students with Learning and Behavioral Impairments Due to Neurological Dysfunction.” International Review of Chiropractic, 1975; 29: 4-5, 24-26. http://icpa4kids.org/Chiropractic-Research/the-effects-of-chiropractic-treatment-on-students-with-learning-and-behavioral-impairments-due-to-neurological-dysfunction.html.