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Chiropractic May Help Your Children

By Paul Rothbart

Many people are aware of the reputation chiropractic care has as a safe, effective form of alternative treatment. But most of them probably feel it's for older people, or those with bad backs, or who work heavy physical labor jobs. But a chiropractor can help people with any number of issues and of any age, including children. Yes, it is true. Chiropractic care may be able to help your child with some of the same problems experienced by adults. Here are some facts about pediatric chiropractic.

Safety

A child's body is not just a miniaturized version of an adult's. They are constantly growing and changing. A fully trained, licensed chiropractor knows how to examine  patients and tailor adjustments to their particular body. This includes children. Any form of treatment does carry risks, but chiropractic care comes with a very low level of risk. In fact the journal The Safety of Chiropractic Care for Children: A Researcher's Perspective states, "A review of the available research makes it clear that chiropractic care is safe for children when delivered by a properly trained chiropractor." The non-invasive, no drug approach of chiropractic further reduces the risk involved.

Effectiveness

As children are still growing and developing, correcting misalignments in the vertebrae can help prevent potential problems they could carry into adulthood. Children tend to be quite active, playing physical games and sports. Chiropractic care can help keep their spines and joints aligned and function smoothly through a full range of motion. There are other areas where seeing a chiropractor may be helpful. Some children have had fewer ear infections, better sleep, and better focus as a result of chiropractic care. The overall health of your child may be improved significantly. Chiropractic is well worth considering.

What Age Is Recommended to Start?

The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association recommends taking your child to their first chiropractic visit as soon as possible. Even an infant may benefit from chiropractic care as childbirth can be difficult on the body. Starting your child off with any necessary adjustments can be the first step toward a long healthy life.

Chiropractic care is a low-risk, natural form of treatment that has proven effective for treating a number of problems in many people. Children, as well as adults, may benefit from seeing a chiropractor. If you are thinking about taking your child in for a visit, The Joint Chiropractic is waiting with no appointment necessary.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Austin, Tex.

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