How Chiropractic Can Help Kids
By Sara Butler
Chiropractors treat countless children every single year for a variety of conditions and ailments. It’s natural and is a great way to address the underlying issues many kids are struggling with to improve their conditions. Here are just a few of the health conditions your chiropractor can help your child with.
Chiropractic for Kids
You should know that chiropractic care isn’t a one-size-fits-all philosophy. Chiropractors are specially trained to treat and adjust children of all ages, so it’s a safe, effective, and natural treatment you can feel good about obtaining for your child as they grow. Chiropractors don't use drugs to treat illness, but instead, seek to help the body perform optimally and do what it was meant to do -- heal itself.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that 1 in 11 children, as well as 1 in 12 adults, suffer from asthma. Of the children who suffer from asthma, 1 in 5 of them will visit the emergency room for care related to the condition. Those are some scary statistics. Asthma obviously causes immediate health risks to those who suffer from it, but it can also be really disruptive for children both socially and at school. That’s because children miss school and don’t participate in sports due to their asthma. Many parents seek additional treatment for their asthma sufferers at the chiropractor because treatments can work with medication prescribed to make breathing easier and to reduce symptoms.
Children seem to have issues with digestion quite frequently, and chiropractic care is one of the best natural treatments out there to help them find relief. Just removing restrictions and dysfunctions from the body can help the body work as it should and resolve the symptoms your child is experiencing.
Headaches aren’t just for adults. Some children suffer from chronic headaches and even migraines. Luckily for your family, chiropractors have a lot of experience in treating children with headaches. Quite often, joint restrictions or dysfunctions in the neck are responsible for the headaches, and a simple adjustment can make a big difference.
If you child participates in sports, it’s really important to get any injury treated – no matter how small. Your chiropractor can treat your child’s sports injuries at their source, helping to encourage healing and proper alignment to keep the issues from impacting their sports performance down the road.
If you have questions about chiropractic care for your child, ask your chiropractor at The Joint!
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.