5 Things Chiropractors Help Children With
By Sara Butler
Children represent a growing demographic seen at The Joint Chiropractic every single year. Due to that, chiropractors at The Joint see children suffering from a variety of conditions and ailments. Lucky for them, chiropractic care is exactly what they need in order to have those problems treated. Here are a few conditions frequently treated with chiropractic care in children.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have stated that 1 in 11 children have asthma. Of those children, 1 in 5 will head to the emergency room as a result of symptoms. Asthma is dangerous and disruptive to children’s lives, causing them to miss school or sit out of sports. Luckily, chiropractic care offers a safe and effective treatment to help ease their symptoms.
Digestive System Issues
Digestive issues seem to plague children of all ages but a specialized natural approach such as chiropractic care can work wonders to help a child’s digestion issues. When the body is aligned and free from restriction and dysfunction, then it can work as it was made to. After chiropractic treatment, the central nervous system can communicate without disruption to all other systems of the body, including digestion, helping to get things balanced and back to normal.
Children suffer from headaches too, even migraines. Again, this may be attributed to joint dysfunctions and restrictions that aren’t allowing the body to work as it should. Headaches can result especially when there is restriction or dysfunction in the spinal bones in the neck. Fix these issues and you fix the headaches, all naturally without drugs.
Scoliosis is an unnatural curvature of the spine. This condition often develops over time and isn’t diagnosed until a child is older – usually over 10. That makes regular spinal checkups incredibly important to children, so scoliosis can be caught early and treatment can begin. Many children can remain happy and active through treatment.
Children are very active and many participate in sports. The problem is that their little bodies are just as susceptible to injury as adult bodies are. The advantage chiropractic care provides for sports injuries is that it doesn’t simply treat the symptoms but finds the source of the problem and treats that so that a full recovery can occur. Gentle chiropractic care helps the body to do what it does best – heal itself.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Aurora, Colo.