Kids and Chiropractic

Kids are active, tiny little humans that suffer sprains and strains more often than adults do. Yet for some reason, we don’t take our children to a Chiropractor as often as we go there ourselves. This is odd, because a child can benefit just as much from a visit to the Chiropractor as an adult. Chiropractic care is an effective and safe way to keep your child’s spine healthy. Because of its holistic approach to total-body care, it may be one of the safest treatments available to kids.

If you’re unfamiliar with Chiropractic care, you may have some questions. Ensuring the wellness of their children is of the utmost importance to all parents. In general, there are four basic things that parents should know before deciding to take their child for an initial adjustment:

  •  Is it safe? This is probably the most commonly asked question. The answer is an emphatic, “Yes!” Chiropractors have been treating children for over 100 years, ever since Chiropractic was first established, and they have an excellent safety record.
  • Does it hurt? Although there may be some tenderness and soreness in the general area, a Chiropractic adjustment does not hurt. Some kids may be startled by the sudden movement involved, but they will soon adapt. Your Chiropractor has been trained on how to adjust even the smallest babies, and will work hard to ensure not only the safety, but also the comfort of your child.
  • How many visits are required? Every single case is different, but most children are very resilient. Their spines are much more mobile than an adult’s. Therefore, your child’s spine may require only a few adjustments for normal function to be restored.
  • What are the benefits? In addition to treating a specific problem, there are many benefits to Chiropractic care. Your child can look forward to improved nerve function, better posture, and an overall improvement in general health and wellness.

If you’re still on the fence about whether or not Chiropractic care is appropriate for your youngest family member, why not speak to their Pediatrician about the benefits? Then make an appointment with a Chiropractor to find out exactly how this holistic treatment can benefit your child. You’ll be surprised at how effective Chiropractic care can be on a variety of health problems, not just the spine.

One of the main reasons that many parents are drawn to Chiropractic care is its natural, drug-free approach to health care. Not only are spinal adjustments safe, they’re also effective. According to research, children who receive regular adjustments from their Chiropractor sleep better and feel healthier than kids who don’t. 

We only want the best for our children, and we try to provide them the best nutrition, clothing, and shelter that we possibly can. Adding Chiropractic care to regular visits to their pediatrician, dentist, and orthodontist, can only help to improve your child’s well-being and health.

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