Chiropractic Care for Kids in Omaha NE

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A child's nervous system is the controller and regulator of all the other systems in their growing body. From blood flow to brain function and bone growth, the nervous system plays a central role in keeping things working and healthy. Stress and misalignment of the spine can have serious impacts on your child's overall health, behavior, and development. Diamond Chiropractic Omaha South is a chiropractic clinic in Omaha NE that offers gentle and non-invasive therapy that works to correct underlying issues before they become hard-wired in during development, providing support for a pain-free and successful childhood.

Pediatric Chiropractic In Omaha NE

It may be difficult to imagine that a child would need chiropractic care. They seldom complain of chronic pain the way adults do and their bodies appear to be made of rubber in the way they bounce back from injury. The truth is, that children's bodies are under a lot of stress while they are in a state of development, and keeping them healthy requires maintenance.

Stress and trauma to the body and spine commonly begin with the birthing process. Infant spines can easily become misaligned from the intense pressure involved in both natural and Cesarean births. Unfortunately, other than crying, they have no way of communicating their pain, and its source, to us. Throughout infancy, they may sleep in awkward positions and occasionally take a tumble. As children, they grow into toddlers who strain, and twist, and fall, while learning to crawl and walk. Luckily, they are very resilient and can take a lot of impact, but it is not uncommon for these injuries to develop into patterns of movement that will pull a child's bones out of alignment over time.

As kids, they may start to develop bad posture. Sitting in front of a computer or TV can have serious repercussions on the spine. Playing contact sports, wearing heavy backpacks (most likely the wrong way), and even sitting at desks can all cause issues. As teenagers, they begin to deal with the stress of more daily responsibilities, like becoming part of the workforce, and use their bodies to perform physical labor such as painting houses and serving tables.

As you can see, there are plenty of opportunities throughout development for a child's body, and particularly their spine, to become out of alignment which will affect other aspects of their healthy nervous system function and development.

How Can I Tell If My Child Needs Chiropractic Care?

A child's spine can become quite misaligned without any awareness on their part of pain or discomfort. Children have not always developed enough awareness of their bodies to identify a subtle chronic issue developing. Even when a child is experiencing pain, they may not be able to communicate it to you and it can come across as grumpiness, acting out, or incessant crying. Issues with the spine can also be the source of many other childhood issues.

What Is Chiropractic Care For Kids?

A chiropractic treatment for a child begins with an extensive examination to determine the exact issue and the best route for treatment. Even if your child is too young to communicate, or too shy, a chiropractor has the skills to work with them to find out exactly what is going on before proceeding with treatment, if it is determined treatment is needed. Gentle and non-invasive adjustments are then made to the spine. Children will often become relaxed and even fall asleep following treatment, a good sign that it has been effective.

Zone Technique: Where to Start

It may surprise parents that Zone Technique can help a child’s growth and development, and the results show that improvement. Zone Technique focuses on finding any imbalances in one or more of the body’s six zones and correcting them. For pediatric chiropractic care, the most common Zone 2, Zone 5, and Zone 3.

Zone 2 - Elimination Zone

Zone 2 is responsible for “flushing out” harmful waste products from the body. Consisting of organs such as the lungs, kidneys and the intestines, this zone assists in flushing out any harmful byproducts produced in the body. For example, carbon dioxide gets expelled from the body through the lungs. As such, when this zone becomes imbalanced, harmful byproducts in the body might not get flushed out properly. Those substances would cause damage – even poison – the body from the inside, leading to other complications. With children, an imbalance in Zone 2 can result in symptoms such as bed wetting, prolonged sneezing and/or coughing, constipation, diarrhea, and throat pain. Such symptoms, especially bed wetting, leads to children – even teens – feeling embarrassed and stressed due to not understanding what is happening within their own bodies. By focusing on this zone, especially during regular adjustments, children will feel less stressed, will feel more confident in themselves, and they will have more control over their body’s functions.

Zone 5 - Musculoskeletal Zone

Zone 5 is the body’s support system and foundation. Thanks to 637+ muscles, ligaments, and bones in the body, we can move around and perform daily tasks effortlessly. While Zone 5 can suffer from mental and emotional stress, the most common cause behind pain in this system is physical stress. Slips and falls. Learning to walk for the first time. Running into walls and/or corners. Sports. All of these are examples of what can cause an imbalance in this zone, especially for children and teens. This is because the muscles in the body tighten up, bracing the body for impact against something. Whether it is the floor, a wall, or another person, children and teens will experience pain shortly after the incident. As such, focusing on this zone will result in children and teens feeling less pain in their bodies. They will become more active and healthier as well, feeling more energized and stronger than before.

Zone 3 - Nervous Zone

Zone 3 is the Nervous System, the body’s electrical system. This zone tells your body when to switch “on” and “off”. Your body relies on this zone to determine when to sleep, to digest nutrients, and to relax throughout a given day. Overall, Zone 3 acts as the master balancing system for the body. Like the other zones, however, this zone can become stressed and burnt out. Whether it is physical, mental, emotional, or a chemical imbalance, this zone will experience issues from stress and/or spinal misalignment. Children suffering from a Zone 3 imbalance may experience hormone imbalances, headaches or migraines, trouble sleeping, nervousness, balance issues, poor eyesight, and much more. Due to such varying symptoms, children become more stressed, leading them to make poor health decisions and get less sleep than before. Therefore, it is important that children get plenty of sleep, eat lots of fruit and vegetables, and get plenty of exercise. In addition, visiting the chiropractor regularly will help keep children feeling energized and on the right health track.

Pediatric Chiropractic Care at Diamond Chiropractic Omaha South

At Diamond Chiropractic Omaha South, our chiropractor will perform an examination, take x-rays, and determine the cause of your condition; specifically, your pediatric pain. After comparing the findings and confirming the diagnosis, our chiropractor will develop a treatment plan to help alleviate your symptoms, heal the pain, and provide you with recommendations to lower your risk for possible injuries.

To get started with pediatric chiropractic care, choose our Omaha, NE chiropractor today. Diamond Chiropractic Omaha South is currently accepting new patients of all ages. Call our office today. When it comes to pediatric chiropractic care, get relief NOW & FAST.


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9:30am - 12:30pm
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9:30am - 12:30pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm

9:30am - 12:30pm


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Diamond Chiropractic Omaha South

12411 W Center Rd Ste 105
Omaha, NE 68144

(402) 505-4414