Kids Can Benefit from Chiropractic Care Too
As an adult, you are probably well aware of the benefits of chiropractic for maintaining your own health and wellness. But did you realize that kids can benefit from regular chiropractic
care too? Even healthy children with no obvious problems may experience spinal subluxations that can impact daily function. Chiropractic care can help restore children to
healthy functioning so they can enjoy optimal nervous system function and health throughout their lives.
Chiropractic Care: A Safe Way to Keep Kids Healthy
Multiple studies have confirmed that chiropractic care is safe for kids of all ages. Many parents even bring their newborn babies to see their family chiropractor on the way home from the hospital! When adjusting infants, our chiropractors use a gentle touch. The amount of manual pressure applied to adjust a baby's spine is about the same as the amount of pressure you would use to test the ripeness of a tomato in the produce section. Kids are never too young to benefit from chiropractic care. We recommend that children begin receiving regular wellness visits as soon as possible, with the first visit occurring in the initial month of life. Kids should receive wellness visits every three months for the first year and every six to 12 months throughout childhood and adolescence, with additional visits as needed.
Of course, if your child has passed his or her infant years, he or she can still benefit from regular chiropractic care. Though kids have not yet had the opportunity to put their young bodies through decades of abuse, their rowdy games can lead to imbalances in their skeletal structure. Bring your child in to Lifetime Health and Wellness for a chiropractic consultation if you notice any of the following symptoms:
- Postural changes
- Preference for breastfeeding on only one side
- Tilting of the head
- Running with a limp
- Balance problems
It is a good idea to seek out wellness care for your child at milestone times, such as when he or she learns to crawl or walk. If your child suffers a fall or other trauma, chiropractic care can help protect him or her against the possibility of long-term complications.
Chiropractic care can also help your child cope with specific conditions. For example, many parents find that chiropractic care can help children who suffer from frequent ear infections recover without the need for surgery. Chiropractic manipulation of the occiput in the back of the skull and the top most spinal vertebra can stimulate drainage of fluid from the ear canals, bringing children relief from acute and chronic earaches. Some other conditions that chiropractic can improve include:
- Bed wetting
- Birthing trauma
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Common cold
- Sports injuries
- Autism spectrum disorders
Bring your kids into Lifetime Health and Wellness to learn more about keeping the whole family healthy with chiropractic care!