Address Constipation with Corrective Chiropractic
Constipation is increasingly becoming an issue among individuals of all ages. It is even more of an issue in a baby or child that is unable to have a bowel movement daily or even every other day.
Along with many of the complaints that we see in pediatric cases, a majority of the issues can stem from being in-utero and the birth process. When we are stuck in the same position for an extended period of time, we can develop positions of the spinal column that are not ideal. These can lead to subluxation (misalignment) patterns in the spine that continue to persist as the infant grows. Luckily, a trained pediatric chiropractor like the doctors at Align Health & Wellness can indicate where these subluxations are and help remove them so that the body can heal, allowing proper functions of the nervous system.
Most of the subluxation patterns that we find in constipated children are in the lumbar spine as well as sacrum. Our chiropractic adjustments help to reduce the stress to that area of the body and in turn helping kids to have more regular bowel movements. While constipation is becoming more common, it is definitely not normal. The longer that children “hold on” to excrement, the more harmful toxins they are absorbing that their bodies are trying to get rid of. If you are wondering if subluxations may be a cause of your child’s constipation, please contact us and we will see if we can help!