Chiropratic Care for Children
While we see growing old as a sign of extra needed care to our bodies and health, the importance of a healthy body is important at all ages.
It may not seem important, but taking care of children during their growing stages is vital in making sure that they have proper functioning of their joints, muscles and systems (immune and nervous). And while youth is sometimes connected with healthy, this is not always the case. Read more to find out why your child may benefit from chiropractic care.
Children’s bodies are continually growing and developing. Sometimes at a slow rate, but for some it can come at an accelerated rate which may cause for a negative impact on the body.
Known as Growth spurts, children can experience growing at a fast rate that may have a negative impact on their bones. Similar to the bones, the nervous system that is continually developing may experience problems because of the fast rate. The nervous system includes: the brain, spinal cord and are both important in sending signals back and forth, maintaining a healthy mind and body.
Chiropractic Care for Children
While you may be hesitant to bring your young son or daughter to the chiropractor, it is important to know that the procedures are modified for a smaller and more fragile body. The concepts are similar to adult chiropractic care, but the pressure and force used with differ greatly.
When should you bring your child?
There is not a certain age requirement before you are allowed to see a chiropractor. It is all based on comfort ability and what you are looking to benefit from the treatment. There are chiropractic treatments for all stages of life, starting at pregnancy and infancy all the way through adulthood.
If your child is hesitant to seeing his or her own pediatrician, you may want to hold back from chiropractor until they become more comfortable with health practitioners. It may also be beneficial to have a talk with your pediatrician about what benefits you are looking to receive from a chiropractor and if your child would be a good contender.
Childhood health problems
While we hope that our children will be in good health, there are times when they will have health issues. There are a variety of child health issues that may be resolved using chiropractic techniques.
These health conditions may include:
- Ear infections
- Pain caused by Growing spurts