Chiropractic Care for Your Child's Healthy Spine
By Donna Kostiew
Our children grow up so fast. In a blink of the eye, as so many people like to describe it. It’s incredible to think about all of the changes their bodies go through from the day they are born to the day when they become teenage mini-mes of their parents. And just like the bones of their skeleton, their nervous system is also forming at a rapid rate. How can a parent manage all of these changes, especially the ones that aren’t even visible? We can obviously see the physical changes; we are reminded of that every few months when the next size shoe is needed and their once too-big clothes suddenly become way too small. But so much more is going on inside of their body and it is every parent’s desire to make sure all is right. It’s for this reason, that more and more parents are seeking chiropractic care for their children.
Chiropractic Care for Your Children
The basic premise for chiropractic care is the same, no matter what the age of the patient, but children will often have their own unique needs depending on the developmental stage they are at. And the amount of benefits that chiropractic care offers your child will have you questioning why you didn’t bring them in earlier. Let’s look at a few.
- Strengthens immunity
- Reduces asthma symptoms, breathing difficulties and allergies
- Improves concentration
- Alleviates digestive problems
- Promotes better sleep
- Decreases the number of ear infections and headaches
- Reduces chance of sports injuries
- Encourages optimal function of the nervous system
Healthy Spine, Healthy Child
A healthy spine is crucial to the development of our children, but unfortunately, they are particularly susceptible to injuries. From the moment they start learning how to walk, to riding a bike, to getting bumped and tackled in sports as teens, their spines are constantly being subjected to subtle traumas. These traumas can then go on to have a cumulative effect on their bodies over time, which may affect the development of their spine and lead to an impaired nervous system.
It is imperative to take care of your child’s spine and nervous system, especially during these developmental years. Your chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic will help to make sure there are no joint restrictions or imbalances during this vital time in a child’s life, and the adjustments they provide will help promote optimal functions of the nervous system.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex.