A Parent’s Guide to Chiropractic Care
The path to good health begins with a natural, drug-free approach.
A healthy spine is essential to any developing child. Chiropractic provides a safe and natural approach to pain relief and prevention that can have immediate and long-term benefits.
How does chiropractic work for children?
Whether your child is just learning to walk or they are deciding what college to attend, their spinal column is made up of 24 independent vertebrae that enable them to twist, bend and move throughout the day. It also protects the delicate central nervous system that controls the body’s ability to grow, repair and function at its best by communicating with every cell, tissue and organ of the body.
Subluxations of the spine, commonly known as joint dysfunctions, occur when two or more vertebrae become restricted and impede the body’s ability to communicate with itself. Joint dysfunctions in a child can be caused by everyday activities throughout their development cycle.
Falls while learning to walk, championship wrestling with dad, lugging an oversized backpack around and staring down at their phones are all great examples of activities that put the body in situations that can negatively affect the spine and proper nerve communication throughout the body.
Chiropractors are trained to locate and correct joint dysfunctions by applying a gentle, targeted movement to the body’s spinal column and extremities, where and when needed. This non-invasive technique is commonly known as a chiropractic adjustment.
How can my child benefit from chiropractic care?
Parents look to chiropractic to help establish a natural, drug-free foundation that can have immediate and long-term bene ts to their child’s health.
Chiropractic could help with these common childhood ailments:
- Back & Neck Pain
- Injuries from Falling & Active Play
- Growing Pains
- Immune System Function
- Behavior & Attitude
- Ear Infections
- And More