Want the Best for Your Child? Choose Chiropractic!
By Donna Stark
Have you ever witnessed a child fall? Not just the "trip over your feet, land on your bottom" kind of fall, but the kind where their body twists and contorts, where they appear to be made of rubber because once they land, they untwist themselves and bounce right back up to continue on with their play. Seldom do they complain of pain, and if the game they are playing is intense enough, you can’t count on them to mention any injury at all either. It would be nice if they were made of rubber though, because the activities of a child actually put a lot of stress on their bodies and spine. So even though it can be difficult to imagine a child needing to see a chiropractor, the truth is, chiropractic care is essential for optimal health during their growth and development.
Chiropractic Care for Children
Here’s the deal. Your child is not made of rubber, so you need to equip them with the best care you can give, and you can get that level of care from your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic. Let’s take a look at how chiropractic care can help your child grow up to be strong and healthy.
- Proper alignment - A healthy nervous system is key to the body’s overall health, and joint restrictions (often called misalignments) to the spine can have serious impacts on how well the body functions. If the spine is not in the proper alignment, your child’s overall health, growth, development, and behavior will be affected. Your local chiropractor will gently and safely place the spine back in its proper alignment, creating a foundation of improved health.
- Improved movement patterns - It’s true, children are very resilient and can take a lot of impacts, but that doesn’t mean their bodies aren’t being affected. The daily stresses, bumps, and falls can leave their marks and those marks often aren’t seen until later in life. These injuries, no matter how small, can develop into patterns of movement that can potentially affect their health in the future, so bring them in today! Chiropractic care can reduce the risk of issues as they age by encouraging better mobility and a stronger body.
- Enhanced athletic performance - Many of our children are mini-elite athletes, and when they get to that level of play, overuse injuries tend to pop up more often. Chiropractic care can help reduce the risk of these by improving their flexibility and range of motion, and increasing their strength and mobility.
The Best for Your Child
Chiropractic care is a safe and gentle approach that works to correct any underlying issues in your child’s body before they have a chance to affect their development. Having a healthy and strong body requires plenty of care and maintenance, and your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic can provide that. So come on in today, and set your little one up for a pain-free and successful childhood.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Portland, Ore.