Constipation is a common challenge for infants and kids.
It’s a common misperception that children do not need to have a bowel movement daily. When the brain-gut connection is functioning optimally, children poop every day. Traditional treatment of constipation may include prune juice, MiraLAX, pre/probiotics, switching infant formulas or changing the diet of the breastmilk provider. Parents often seek chiropractic care for constipation because it is a natural approach to addressing the root cause: the brain-gut connection.
- Incomplete bowel movements
- Infrequent bowel movements
- Pain or straining during movements
- Hard, dry-ball like stool
While chiropractic care isn’t a direct remedy for constipation, a neurological based pediatric chiropractor can detect areas of stress in the neuro-spinal system that may be disrupting the brain-gut communication. The lower back and sacrum are common areas that experience nervous system interference when dealing with constipation. The goal of a chiropractic adjustment is to remove interference for the brain and gut to properly coordinate gastrointestinal motility. The Wellery leverages thermal scanning technology to identify the source and quantity of neurological interference in the body. From the scans, we determine where to provide gentle chiropractic adjustments to improve the brain-gut connection. Additionally, we also provide specific at-home stretches and exercises to aid in the unwinding of tension in the body that often accompanies constipation.