Start Your Child's Healthy Habits With Chiropractic
By Debra Rodzinak
Every parent wants the best for their child: the best schools, the best neighborhoods, the best medical care. This is why many are turning to chiropractic care early.
With an increase in chronic diseases for children, many parents are looking for gentle, drug-free ways to help their children find improved health. Trauma from birth, injury from sports, or just common childhood injuries can result during a child’s developmental years. By using gentle, noninvasive drug- and surgery-free chiropractic adjustments, many of these problems can be fixed, thereby allowing children to develop normally. In fact, the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) found that a successful and completely safe treatment for children from birth to adulthood was spinal manipulation therapy.
When improving the overall health of a child, chiropractors use gentle pressure to correct any alignment issues of the spine. After a fall or injury, the joints of the spine, muscles, and nerves can be affected. By freeing the joints, restoring motion, and relieving pressure that may be placed on the nerves, many of the causes of childhood ailments can be corrected. Earaches, neck pain, muscle pain, and colic can be helped in children as young as newborns with effective chiropractic care.
In a survey conducted by the ICPA, parents saw improvements in sleep and immune systems with the use of chiropractic for their children. Often more effective than traditional medical treatments that may use drugs or invasive procedures, chiropractic care helps children who suffer from earaches, neck pain, muscle pain, and scoliosis. Other conditions such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHA), allergies, and asthma may also show improvement with chiropractic care.
Regular visits to a highly qualified chiropractor may help to prevent common childhood ailments before they can develop. Degenerative bone disease, joint problems such as osteoarthritis, or even osteoporosis, that develop in later years may be avoided if the spine and skeletal system are functioning properly during a person’s lifetime. Additionally, an early proactive approach to preventive healthcare can instill a lifelong positive effect in children.
If you are looking to set your child up for a lifetime of good health, come by The Joint Chiropractic. With more than 370 locations nationwide, helping your child find a natural path to a lifetime of good health is simply a walk-in away. With no pesky insurance forms to fill out or appointment times to remember, parents are finding positive ways to instill the importance of good health in their children.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.