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Unraveling the Root Causes of Sensory Issues in Children

mom and baby splashingIs your child easily overwhelmed by changes in routine, new experiences, or sensory input like lights and sounds? Do they struggle to regulate their emotions and sleep patterns? If you’re dealing with these challenges, your child may be experiencing sensory issues or sensory processing disorder. In this blog, we’ll explore the world of sensory issues in children, discuss the significance of sensory processing, and shed light on the causes and triggers behind these challenges.

Understanding Sensory Issues

Sensory issues are more common than you might think, affecting nearly 1 in 6 children. Contrary to what many believe, these challenges are not something that children simply grow out of. Unfortunately, they often go unnoticed or are dismissed as normal by medical professionals. It’s crucial to recognize the impact these issues can have on all aspects of a child’s life, from education to social interactions and overall well-being.

Types of Sensory Issues

Sensory issues can be categorized into two main types: hypersensitivity (overreacting) and hyposensitivity (underreacting). Hypersensitive children may become overwhelmed by sensory input, leading to emotional reactions. Hyposensitive children, on the other hand, may not notice sensory things that bother others, often engaging in compensatory behaviors. Understanding your child’s specific sensory challenges can help you provide targeted support to help them navigate their world more comfortably.

Addressing Sensory Issues with Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care

While various coping strategies may have been attempted with limited success, there is a natural and game-changing option available: neurologically-focused chiropractic care. By addressing the root cause of sensory issues, this approach aims to optimize the balance and function of the nervous system. Gentle chiropractic adjustments can help activate the parasympathetic “rest and relax” side of the nervous system, allowing for better sensory processing.

Identifying Root Causes and Contributing Factors

Factors such as prematurity, birth trauma, and environmental triggers can contribute to sensory issues. Understanding these root causes can guide the development of personalized care plans for each child. Through sensory tests and INSiGHT scans, the heart of the issue can be uncovered, providing valuable insights for effective treatment.

Take Action Today

If your child is struggling with sensory issues, it’s time to take action. Schedule a sensory test and INSiGHT scan at River City Wellness to gain a better understanding of your child’s unique challenges and explore the best ways to address them.

Your child deserves the opportunity to thrive, and we are here to support you throughout this journey. Reach out today, and together, let’s make a positive change in your child’s life.

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