Children and Chiropractic
Most people think of chiropractors as the “back doctors.” They know to seek care when their back hurts after sitting in the car or if they “throw out” their back while lifting a heavy box. What many don’t realize is that chiropractors can do so much more than take care of simple back pain. The list of conditions that can be treated is quite exhaustive and includes everything from plantar fasciitis to headaches.
Knowing this, there are still those who hesitate when it comes to children and chiropractic. Some worry about adjusting children, while others don’t believe that children actually need treatment. Parents rightfully have only the best interests of their children at the forefront of their minds. It is for this reason that chiropractic should be a part of your child’s healthcare plan.
Accidents happen every day in a child’s life. They fall off the swing set or take a hit to their head during a sports game. Children are so resilient that they often bounce back from these situations without any outward problems. However, there are times where internal misalignments of the skeletal system can be left over from these incidents.
A child is always in a period of rapid growth and development. A misalignment could impede growth or even misdirect it in ways that will cause problems later on down the road. Examples include scoliosis, short leg syndrome, tilted pelvis, headaches, digestive and behavioral problems.
Regular check-ups by a chiropractor can catch these issues before they become later life problems. A chiropractor is uniquely suited to monitor the growth of children to make sure that they are proceeding on schedule without any physical delays. In addition, if adjustments are needed to correct a misalignment, chiropractors can provide one using a low force technique suited for your child.
Get your child on track with their growth. Make an appointment for their chiropractic exam today. Call our office for more details or to schedule an appointment.