Chiropractic Care For Active Kids

Being a parent is more stressful than anyone imagines. When you are responsible for a child’s well-being, sometimes you just hope to get them from one day to the next happy, healthy and injury-free. For the active child, that can be easier said than done. If you are the parent of a child who is always running here and there, or involved in sports, regular pediatric chiropractic care is the best way to keep them both off the bench and out of the orthopedic’s waiting room.

Chiropractic care is something that adults benefit from, but typically don’t consider for their children, but they should. The musculoskeletal system can take a beating due to injuries, or just the wear and tear of time. Although slightly different from an adult, both children and teens can sustain similar issues to their back, knees, neck, shoulders, hips and other regions of the body, which can benefit greatly from chiropractic care.

How a pediatric chiropractor can help a child’s development

For proper joint movement, the bones need to be in the proper position to distribute the stress placed upon them by outside forces. During times of accelerated growth, it is important to keep the bones aligned to maintain the proper balance and prevent injury or excessive wear and tear that can lead to problems in the future. Not only are the bones and muscles growing, but the central nervous system is maturing throughout childhood. Comprised of the brain, millions of nerves and the spinal cord, the CNS is developing a chain of communication. Keeping the body in balance and aligned is the best way for your child to develop optimally, which is necessary for their overall health and well-being.

Not just about sports and activity, pediatric chiropractic care has been found to improve conditions such as:

  • Ear infections
  • Colic
  • Scoliosis
  • Breastfeeding difficulties
  • Bed wetting
  • Growing pains
  • Constipation
  • Sports injuries
  • Plagiocephaly
  • ADHD & Autism Spectrum Disorders

A more holistic way of looking at the body, chiropractic care can aid your child to develop healthy habits for a lifetime through lifestyle counseling, exercise prescription, postural correction and nutritional suggestions, which will keep the body healthy from inside-out. As a parent, you want to lay the foundation for a healthy and well-adjusted future. Chiropractic care can help your child stay injury-free. In addition it can help them develop optimally throughout all stages of childhood and beyond.

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