Often times, unless other signs or symptoms are present, parents will often ignore infrequent bowel movements. However, constipation can be a sign that the bowels aren’t functioning as well as they should and can be a predisposing factor for other health problems.
If your child is experiencing constipation, and addressing the diet or other methods has been unfruitful in resolving the problem, you should consider getting them checked by your Kennesaw chiropractor.
Subluxations (or misalignments of the spine) within specific areas of the spine can prevent the bowel from functioning properly. Throughout the years of practice, it has been a relatively common occurrence as a doctor to see babies and toddlers who haven’t had a bowel movement for days experience almost immediate relief after an adjustment.
Regular chiropractic care can help patients establish a more natural rhythm of comfortable, effortless elimination.
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Hewitt, E.G. 1993. Chiropractic treatment of a 7-month- old with chronic constipation: a case report. Chiropractic Technique 5(3):101-3.