Chiropractic for Kids
Many of our patients are also parents that have wondered if chiropractic care is right for their children. They’ve experienced the benefits of chiropractic care and are curious if their kids can also enjoy those benefits. But, as parents, we worry about our children's safety. Chiropractic care is often seen as a treatment for adults, so the thought of your child getting his or her spine adjusted can be scary. In reality, chiropractic is a safe and gentle process for patients of all ages, including newborns!
Chiropractic care for children is not new, and has been around for many years. It is a form of treatment that has proven to be effective in addressing and treating many disorders specific to kids. For example, by correcting subluxations, chiropractic treatments have improved the condition of colicky babies by reducing discomfort that causes pain and therefore crying. We’ve seen great improvement in kids with sleeping problem, as well as children with abnormal spinal curvature, gait problems, ear infections, asthma, constipation, etc. Because chiropractic is non-invasive and is founded on the use of gentle and effective adjustments, this treatment is safe and comfortable for children.
In addition to treating child-specific conditions, chiropractic can help restore your child's health when they’ve suffered an injury. Let’s be honest here: kids get hurt. They fall off the jungle gym, jump on things they shouldn’t, and hurt themselves playing sports. Not only can chiropractic provide relief for injuries, but it also promotes a healthy nervous system which means a good communication system. When the spine is misaligned, excessive pressure is put on nearby nerves, which causes interference with brain communication and ultimately pain. Fixing those issues means the brain can better communicate with the body. A growing body relies on a healthy nervous system, particularly because it is changing every day. Chiropractic care promotes a healthy body, which means a faster recovery period so your kids can get back to doing what they love.