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For the Kids: How Chiropractic Care Can Help

By Genevieve Cunningham

Kids are not generally the first thought when most people think of getting chiropractic care. Instead, we picture someone with arthritis or a middle aged man with back pain. But the truth is that this form of natural health care may benefit kids in a big way. If you have children in your life that you would like to keep as healthy as possible, take a look at why adding chiropractic care to their lives may be a great idea.

It Might Help With Common Childhood Ailments

Even though it’s surprising to many, chiropractic care has been shown to reduce many childhood ailments. Why? Because chiropractors can enhance the health of the spine, which then affects the child’s health in the same way that it would affect an adult’s. Some of the commonly reported improvements include:

  • Reduction in ear infections - A healthier spine can lead to a healthier drainage system in the body. With proper drainage, fluid does not sit on the ear and cause infection. Many parents have found the frequency of this common problem greatly reduced with regular care.

  • Colic - If you’ve never dealt with a colicky baby, you’re very lucky. Colic is the term for unexplained excessive crying. By definition, the baby would have to cry inconsolably for three hours a day, at least three days a week, for three weeks or more. Sounds fun, right? Many parents have found that colic, thought to be related to intestinal issues, is dramatically improved when their infant receives care from a qualified chiropractor.

  • Bedwetting - This is a mysterious problem that plagues many children. Doctors are still unsure as to why it happens, but the speculation is that their nervous system doesn’t wake them up when the urge to go arises. Chiropractors may help enhance the nervous system’s health, which then allows this to work properly and often eliminates the problem (and embarrassment) of bedwetting for many kids.

If chiropractic care sounds like something that you would like to add to your family’s routine, visit with chiropractors at The Joint. The last thing any family needs is another worry. Luckily, The Joint makes getting care easy and stress-free. Just use their walk-in visits, affordable pricing, and extended hours to your advantage. Protecting your family’s health is important. Get the whole family on the path to a healthier life beginning with a quick trip to The Joint today.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Charlotte, N.C.


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