Most people recognize the value of chiropractic care for adults. A more normally working musculoskeletal and nervous system can benefit not only adults but children as well. Before subjecting their children to risky drugs or hoping it’s “just a phase they’re going through”, wise parents can consult our office.
Chiropractic care for children is different from that for adults. Tailored to their age and weight, adjustments for children often require no more pressure than you’d use to test the ripeness of a tomato.
Children in our office enjoy their chiropractic care and look forward to their visits.
As children grow and explore their world, crawling leads to walking. Walking leads to running. Tricycles lead to bicycles. Before we know it, their mobility and curiosity produce a whirlwind of nonstop activity. Along the way they lose their balance. They fall. They slip. They trip. They stumble. They tumble. Even though your child’s young body has a tremendous capacity to adapt, uncorrected spinal misalignments can set the stage for problems often seen later in adults. Regular chiropractic visits during this time of rapid growth are essential.
Misalignments of the spine can also hamper your child’s ability to ward off infection. Weakened by a compromised nervous system, his or her stomach, lungs, nose, ears, and throat can become more susceptible to viruses and other microbes. Restoring the integrity of the nervous system and the function of the body’s cell and tissue is what chiropractic care is all about. Many parents who consult our office report that their children miss less school and seem healthier than other children.
Scoliosis, also know as an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine, is a common condition that can occur during adolescence. Scoliosis is more prevalent in young females. Parents may notice that a their child has a higher shoulder or lower hip making clothing fit poorly. Back and leg pains may also be present. A thorough chiropractic examination can help detect scoliosis in its earliest stages. Corrective action can begin immediately with a program of specific chiropractic adjustments and rehabilitation to help reduce spinal misalignments and improve spinal structure and function. Spinal rehabilitative programs are designed to help strengthen musculature and improve posture, thus providing more spinal stability. Safe and natural chiropractic care has helped many young women avoid braces, surgery, and the psychological effects of this underlying deformity.
If you have more questions regarding chiropractic care for children please call our office at 217-877-2404.