Chiropractic Care for Young Adults
By Sara Butler
Teens, tweens, and college-aged children and young adults may seem very different, but they’re more similar than you may think. Their physical and mental development may be at different stages, but they’re facing the same problems physically and socially, even though they may be at different ages. That’s why there’s no age restriction when it comes to chiropractic care. It’s beneficial for anyone, no matter their age. But when it comes to young adults, the healing power of chiropractic care can’t be denied. Here are just a few of the reasons you may want your young adult to begin receiving regular chiropractic care.
From about age 12, young adults begin to experience drastic changes to their bodies. This stage of development is vital in shaping them to become well-rounded, healthy adults, both mentally and physically. At this stage, a curvature of the spine called scoliosis is often diagnosed. Catching this condition early allows you to work with a chiropractor to help reduce its progression. But even if your child doesn’t have a spinal condition, there are many benefits to ensuring that the spine and pelvis are free from joint restriction and dysfunction as they grow to help promote a strong immune system, healing, and proper growth.
Texting and Screen Time
Children and young adults these days seem to constantly have an electronic device in their hand. While technology is a good thing, what it can do to the spine is not. Tech neck is a real danger for a growing body and can have an impact on the spine that can lead to health issues. Regular chiropractic care can help young people to maintain a proper, healthy posture in the age of technology and will help them develop healthy habits that can last them a lifetime.
Backpacks and Sports
Many young adults carry around heavy backpacks for school that can create problems with their neck, shoulders, and back way before they become an adult. Remember, a young body that is still developing is more susceptible to injury and influence from heavy backpacks or sports injuries. Kids may be resilient, but these things can lead to serious injuries that may follow them for the rest of their lives. That’s why it’s important to help them learn healthy habits and treat injuries as they occur with the help of chiropractic.
There are so many benefits to chiropractic care for young adults. Get them into a consultation at The Joint today!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Fairfax, Va.