Once thought to be very controversial, many parents are starting to turn to chiropractic care as a safe, all-natural treatment for their children. They realize that kids can benefit from holistic care the same as adults can. After all, the basic philosophy behind chiropractic care is to treat the whole person, just because that person is only 3 feet tall and has dirt on their face, doesn’t mean that they can’t benefit too. A healthy spine is important for everyone, no matter what their age.
Our children deal with a lot of the same stresses and physical pressures that we do as adults. Overloaded backpacks, poor posture and athletic activity are just a few of the things that cause your child to become sore or to experience some type of injury to their back, neck, or spine. Thankfully for our kids’ backs, chiropractic care for children is starting to become more common. According to one government report, almost three percent of children in America received some form of chiropractic manipulation in 2007.
How can chiropractic care help your child?
With its focus on noninvasive and drug-free holistic treatment, chiropractic care can serve as an excellent complementary treatment for our children. Regular chiropractic care, when combined with proper diet and exercise, will help to keep your child active, happy, and healthy.
Kids are very resilient and they respond very well to chiropractic manipulation. As they grow up their spines are still mostly made up of cartilage, which allows them to be manipulated easily and with the minimum amount of pressure necessary. Your chiropractor has spent many years becoming a skilled practitioner of the best way to put your child at ease and make his or her office visit as pleasant as possible.
Growing up healthy
As children grow their bones, cartilage, tendons and muscles are forming patterns that will become permanent as they mature. Chiropractic care can influence them to grow in the position that they were meant to be in. This can save a lot of pain and soreness down the road. It also prevents bad posture habits that are hard to break as adults.
Speak to your Doctor of Chiropractic about bringing your child or children in for an evaluation and treatment. There are many chiropractors who made the treatment of children their primary focus, but there’s no reason you and your child can’t visit the same doctor, if you choose. We all want our children to have all the advantages that we can provide for them. One of the best gifts that any child can receive is a lifetime of good health. Talk to your chiropractic team today to find out how they can help.
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