Child's Play and Chiropractic
By Debra Rodzinak
Children’s bodies are growing and changing daily. These changes can cause spinal problems which can grow if left unchecked. Having a doctor of chiropractic check a child’s spine is a smart way to find problems, correct them, and allow the child to develop naturally.
Parents who want their child to be healthy without the use of drugs find that chiropractic is one of the best ways to correct problems with their child’s spine without drugs or surgery. As babies are learning to walk, the spine can curve to the left or right, which causes one leg to be slightly shorter than the other. Expert doctors of chiropractic can apply gentle pressure to the spine to realign the pelvis and allow both legs to become the same length.
Release of Tension
The core belief of chiropractic is that the body is the best healing tool. Chiropractic helps patients reduce spinal nerve stress and restore proper function to the nervous system and joints. By releasing tension and creating an aligned spinal column, the body is able to heal naturally.
This tension is found in both adults and children. Even babies can develop tension in their spinal columns. Since children have spines that are continuing to develop, chiropractic care is performed differently than on adults. Using gentle holds and manual adjustments, the risk is very small but the benefits are very large.
Children of All Ages
With toddlers falling often while learning to walk, infants who show discrepancies when crawling, children who have scoliosis, or older children who participate in sports, injury can occur in children of all ages. Chiropractic is effective in treating all of the punishment that children put on their spinal joints.
Chiropractic does not use drugs to bring patients relief. Instead of using medicine to treat an ear infection, a chiropractor can use techniques that help a child’s ear to drain which can bring a child relief.
If you have a child who is in need of a spinal adjustment, come by The Joint and discuss the treatment options with one of our highly qualified doctors of chiropractic. With over 360 locations nationwide, finding a location close to you is easy.
Often, a visit to The Joint is often less than an insurance copay. With no pesky insurance forms to fill out or appointment times to remember, busy parents can help their child find relief without the use of drugs. Drop by The Joint today and begin your child’s lifelong path to wellness.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.