Chiropractic care is both safe and effective for children. Chiropractic care can be considered even more important for children than for adults because their bodies are going through rapid changes due to growth.
Why Is Chiropractic Important for Children?
Generally, childhood is a slightly traumatic time. A child learns to crawl, walk, run, and tumble. Children are constantly in a state of play and discovery. Kids engage in various physical activities such as playing games indoors and outdoors.
While minor stumbles may not cause extensive discomfort, they can cause shifts and misalignments. Misalignments caused in the spinal nerves can interfere with their nervous system.
Moreover, misalignments can harm their body’s ability to function optimally, leading to ear infections, headaches, asthma, etc.
Pediatric chiropractic care is essential to correct these misalignments, which improves a child’s wellness and helps prevent future problems.
Pediatric chiropractic care works well for children because their bodies are still growing.
The spine should be aligned perfectly for the proper development of the body and brain. We can use various chiropractic treatments to alleviate tense muscles that lead to a misaligned spine and other developmental problems.
The Benefits of Chiropractic for Children
- Improved sleep
Getting proper sleep is an essential part of a child’s life. Sound sleep doesn’t just help them function during the day, but it is also vital for their overall development and emotional well-being. Since pediatric chiropractic care works effectively to release stress in the body, it can improve sleeping patterns in children.
- Improved immune system
Pediatric chiropractic care has many benefits for a child’s immune system. Chiropractic care can help children who are suffering from a cold or infection. This support can also improve their ability to fight off future infections.
- Improved attitude and behavior
Chiropractic care helps reduce stress and anxiety and helps in improving a child’s behavior. Chiropractic care is also beneficial in improving their mood and attitude by releasing tension. When their bodies are developing in the right way, they should feel happy and be active throughout the day. With an improved mood, they can have a positive mindset more easily.
- Improved nervous system
Pediatric chiropractors help your child develop a healthy nervous system. We make sure the spine is growing in the correct way to prevent problems in the future. Chiropractic adjustments can help prevent and treat certain nervous system issues like ear infections.
- Improved brain development
Chiropractic care is quite beneficial for overall brain development. With chiropractic therapies, the brain’s nerves develop a strong connection with the rest of the body. Pressure gets released on bones and joints, as well as the spine. Increased brain development promotes better concentration and overall well-being.
At What Age Can Children See a Chiropractor?
There are no age restrictions for chiropractic care. Chiropractic is safe for all ages, from infants and toddlers to school-age children and teenagers.
A visit to our office begins with a thorough assessment of your child’s condition and health history. The information we collect helps our chiropractic doctors identify the root causes of any problems.
Your child’s exam is pain-free and non-invasive. We take the time to discuss your concerns, consider all underlying health conditions, and take every precaution to ensure the treatment is 100% safe and effective.
We can treat a child of any age. Chiropractic care has been proven safe and effective for children and is an essential aspect of resolving many pediatric conditions and maintaining your child’s health. If you are looking for pediatric chiropractic care for your child, contact us for a complimentary consultation.
Craig Strickland, DC