Why do millions of parents bring their children to Doctors of Chiropractic every year? Is it only for when your child is hurting or for highly dramatic health conditions?
Not at all! More parents are bringing their children to chiropractors for day-to-day health concerns such as colds, sore throats, ear infections, fevers, colic, asthma, tonsillitis, allergies, bed-wetting, infections, pains, falls, stomach-aches, and the hundred and one little and big things children go through as they grow up.
An increase in childhood diseases and illnesses is another reason that families are searching for natural healthcare options, such as chiropractic care, for their children.
Chiropractic care is an effective treatment for children’s health issues that are associated with the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. Gentle chiropractic care helps to provide a drug-free treatment option to those young individuals to help resolve and prevent a wide range of health problems.
Recent research by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) found spinal manipulative therapy safe and successful in treating children of all ages. Chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to fit a child’s size, weight, and unique spinal condition. They are both gentle and specific to the child’s developing spinal structures.
Why chiropractic care?
Just look at a life under 18 years of age. There are acute injuries and traumas that can cause spinal damage. Are your children involved in sports? Do these activities cause trauma or repetitive motions that may affect proper biomechanics and cause the body to function less than optimally? Is birth trauma involved or perhaps a family history of a disease process you would like to prevent?
Parents surveyed by the ICPA reported behavioral improvement for kids who saw a chiropractor, as well as improved sleep and stronger immune systems. Encouraging good lifelong health habits is one of chiropractic’s best benefits for kids.
Spinal manipulation for children as young as newborn babies is an alternative treatment for discomfort of colic and other digestive disorders as well. And the list of benefits goes on and on…my children have been treated since minutes after their births and how fortunate they have been to receive the long lasting benefits of chiropractic care.
If it has been over 6 months since your child has been checked, now is the time to ensure their health! Give your chiropractor a call to get them adjusted today!