Chiropractic Care for Kids
It is common for adults to visit a chiropractic office whenever they have health issues. But is it right to consider bringing your child for a chiropractic checkup? This is the question I often get from my patients. And the answer I give is always a definite yes!
A child’s spinal column experiences its first stress during the birth. Later, as a child develops and explores the world, his spine frequently becomes a subject to repeated forces during leaning to walk; various sport related injuries, mishaps and extended sitting at school. As much as 26% of all children in the U.S. have a history of back pain. Further studies show that many adults coming to a chiropractic office show evidence of childhood back injuries that haven’t been properly addressed on time and therefore cause pain and discomfort today.
This is why you as a caring parent should have no doubts of taking your child to a chiropractic checkup when the first symptoms of spinal misalignment and imbalances appear.
In our office, we know how to treat many childhood maladies, such as colic, ear infections, asthma and other allergies, headaches, scoliosis, neck pain, upper respiratory infections, and low back pain. We also successfully treat enuresis (bed-wetting) and certain behavioral issues. Recent studies show that children who regularly get chiropractic care have less ear infections than those who are treated with conventional medicine methods alone.
All of our doctors undergo hundreds of hours of learning and training. All the techniques we employ are completely safe for people of all age range, including children.
A child’s skeletal system has a lot of elasticity within joints; this is why only light pressure is needed to adjust the spine. And it is completely pain-free!
So next time you come to your chiropractor, take your child with you for a quick professional evaluation. It is always easier to treat a problem while it is still in its infancy than when it becomes a permanent health issue.