Do Kids Need a Chiropractor?
By Sara Butler
Parents simply want the best for their children. That’s why they go to such great lengths to keep them safe, healthy, and happy. But what about chiropractic care for children? If you’re looking for a natural, non-invasive way to help support good health and proper wellness in your child, then take a look at what chiropractic care can do.
Is it Safe?
Of course, the first question many chiropractors receive about treating children is whether it’s safe. Yes! Chiropractic is safe for children of all ages and sizes. In fact, the American Chiropractic Association will tell you that chiropractic care from a properly trained chiropractor is even suitable for infants as soon as they’re born. The bottom line is that there’s no safety reason why your child can’t accompany you to The Joint for treatment of their own!
Is it Effective?
When many people think of chiropractic, they think of adults being treated for back and neck pain. Your child may not complain about neck or back pain because they’re so young but there is a range of childhood issues that can safely be treated by a chiropractor that has nothing to do with pain management.
Health conditions such as colic, chronic ear infections, allergies, and even asthma can be treated successfully with the help of a skilled chiropractor and their techniques. Beyond illness, chiropractors can help to keep your child’s joints, nerves, and muscles balanced, free from restriction and dysfunction, so they can grow as they were meant to. This keeps the communication between the brain and the rest of your child’s developing body free from interference -- and that’s very important to their overall health and wellness.
Also, just as with adults, children who have injured themselves from a fall or an accident would benefit from seeing the chiropractor. Many people fall into the trap of thinking kids are simply resilient and will bounce back with no problems. That may be true in some cases, but it’s also true that even children can develop chronic conditions later in life as the result of an injury that isn’t properly treated.
If you have questions about chiropractic treatment for your child, discuss it with the chiropractors at The Joint. They can help you make an informed decision about your child’s health and wellness with the help of chiropractic!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Aurora, Colo.