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Can Kids Benefit From Chiropractic Care?

By Paul Rothbart

Chiropractic care has arrived in its place alongside other medical treatments. There are thousands of satisfied patients who make regular visits. Many people believe seeing a chiropractor is only for adults. After all, how could a young child have back problems? Chiropractic care can do more than just fix back issues. It is safe for kids and can also benefit their health in several ways.

Brain Development

Children's brains are developing at a rapid pace. They are always learning, in and out of school. Subluxations or compression of discs do occur in children. When pressure is placed on the spinal cord, it can have an impact on brain development. Kids who experience discomfort or pain may have trouble focusing in school. Spinal problems can cause tingly or numbness in the limbs, which is another distraction. A chiropractor can find and adjust any subluxations or other issues in the spine. This can help keep the spinal cord healthy and developing well. A healthy nervous system aids brain development and helps kids to be focused in school.

Improve Immune System

Children are constantly picking up bugs and getting sick. Colds, flu, ear infections. Their little immune systems work hard. There is evidence that chiropractic care may help boost the immune system. It has also been known to aid digestion, which can help kids get the nutrition they need to stay healthy and recover from illness. Children get sick often. You want to do everything possible to help them fight illness.

Better Sleep

Sleep is important to everyone and especially to children. Their growing bodies need plenty of time to refresh each night. Kids tend to be very active which only adds to the need for good sleep. Many chiropractic patients find that they sleep better when receiving regular treatment. When the spine and joints are properly adjusted, the body experiences less pain and is better able to relax. Sleep comes easier and lasts through the night. 

Infant Development

Chiropractic care can even be beneficial to infants. In the early stages of development, a baby's spine and joints are still growing and strengthening. Problems such as colic may be partly caused by a subluxation. A baby can't tell you what's wrong, but a chiropractic examination can find out if there is a subluxation or other problem and adjust it. It's a relief to know that your child is receiving help in developing a healthy, strong body right from the start.

Chiropractic care has helped many people feel better and improve their health. It can even be beneficial to children. Consider taking your children for a visit to The Joint Chiropractic. You don't need an appointment. You may find that regular chiropractic treatments help your kids grow up to be strong and healthy adults.

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

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