Chiropractic Care From Birth to Adulthood
By Donna Stark
Have you ever wondered how old your children need to be before starting chiropractic care? Would you be surprised to find out that chiropractic care can begin is as soon as they are born? From newborns to teens, children of all ages can reap amazing health benefits from regular chiropractic adjustments. That’s why it’s important to teach the value of self-care to children from the time they are young. Establishing healthy habits now will set them up for a lifetime of good health and well-being.
Chiropractic Care for Your Child
While there are many reasons your child should see a chiropractor regularly (too many to count, actually), let’s highlight a few of the main ones.
- Birth recovery - Labor and delivery can be just as difficult for the baby as it is for the mother due to the physical stress and strain during the birthing process. Receiving chiropractic care soon after birth can help realign a baby’s spine, which can prevent a multitude of infant health issues such as colic, acid reflux, and poor sleep.
- Improved immune system - Your child is constantly surrounded by loads of other children so it’s pretty much a guarantee that at some point they will come home with a cough, cold, or fever. Childhood is rife with illnesses, but don’t panic! Chiropractic care helps remove interferences between the nervous, lymphatic, and immune systems, allowing all to operate and communicate at an optimal level and helping to reduce the number of times your child gets sick.
- Preventative care - Isn’t it easier to keep the body healthy than it is to fix it once it becomes ill or hurt? Unfortunately, our current healthcare system is largely based on “reactive” care instead of “preventive” care. Stop waiting until something bad happens. Having a child bedridden while clutching a box of tissues instead of spending time with you and the rest of the family is no fun for anyone. It is easy to maintain your child’s health by establishing a regular schedule with your local chiropractor.
- Falls and sports injuries - From the moment they learn to sit up and crawl to the moment they are being awarded “player of the week,” our children are constantly bumping and bruising their bodies. And for every time this happens, the spine may be affected without us even realizing it. Over time, this can lead to spinal imbalances and joint restrictions which are known to create future health issues and pain. A main focus of chiropractic care is to keep the child’s spine in proper alignment so that the risk of those potential future issues can be reduced.
As you can see, chiropractic care is a great companion for your child to have, from the moment they are born until well into adulthood. Start this relationship today and bring them in to The Joint Chiropractic!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Mesa, Ariz.