The Poor Pooper: A Natural Approach to Constipation in a Child

Constipation is a very common issue in children. Constipation in children is passing hard stools with difficulty and with less frequency than normal. Many parents get stressed out if their child is not pooping as much as other children. While every child is different, there could be an underlying cause of your child’s constipation. In this article I will discuss some natural strategies that you can implement to help your child poop more regularly.


Diet can be a big contributor to constipation in children. If you child is constipated, try cutting out the following foods:

  • Bananas
  • Dairy (milk, cheese, yogurt)
  • Fried Foods
  • Processed Foods
  • Fast Food
  • White Flour

While cutting out these foods can help, also adding foods high in fiber can be beneficial to getting things moving for your child. Here are some foods that you can feed your child to help relieve constipation:

  • Dried fruit
  • Popcorn
  • Beans
  • High fiber cereal
  • Nuts
  • Apples, plums, and pears
  • Prunes


Neuro-Structural Chiropractic Care

If you have tried altering your child’s diet and have not seen any noticeable changes in your child’s bowel movements, then neuro-structural chiropractic care should be the next step. From a structural standpoint, when the lower back and/or tailbone shift from their normal alignment, it causes the muscles in the area to become tight. The GI System functions like a muscle to move the fecal matter through the digestive system. Tight muscles can prevent everything from moving properly.

From a neurological standpoint, nerves that exit your lower spine and supply the digestive organs can be obstructed if the spine shifts from its normal alignment. This affects the function of those nerves. As a Neuro-Structural Chiropractor, I focus on getting the structure of the spine in alignment and making sure that the nerves are functioning properly.

If you are tired of your child having to take miralax everyday just to poop or if you have tried everything with no luck, then I suggest that you try neuro-structural chiropractic care for your child. It is safe and very effective for the poor poopers. Our care is very gentle and doesn’t involve any forceful manipulation.

Are you looking for a Neuro-Structural Chiropractor for you or your family in the Sarasota, FL area? Would you like Dr. Morris to review your health history? Would you like to know if you or your child is a candidate for structural chiropractic care? Schedule a FREE Consultation below.

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Neuro-Functional Chiropractor at Pinnacle Chiropractic
Dr. Matt Morris is a Neuro-Structural Chiropractor. He has a passion for helping adults and children through Neuro-Structural Chiropractic Care. He has extensive training in dealing with children with Autism, ADD/ADHD, and other Sensory Processing Disorders.
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