Children and Chiropractic

It has been our experience that children enjoy receiving their chiropractic adjustments.

Spinal malfunctions caused by falls from learning to walk, or sports injuries in the older child can often be helped with chiropractic care.

_1040005Optimum health begins before birth.

Children benefit from chiropractic care even before they are born if their mother receives prenatal chiropractic check-ups. A healthy diet, proper exercise, a stress free environment, and a musculoskeletally healthy mother help prepare for a happy, healthy baby.

Regular chiropractic checkups through childhood are especially beneficial to monitor natural spinal curves as they are established and to minimize with early identification and treatment abnormal curves that may result in scoliosis.

The birth process, crawling, and a toddlers many steps and many bumps and falls should be followed by chiropractic checkups. If neglected, the bumps and falls during this period of rapid growth may lead to spinal issues later in life setting the stage for scoliosis, “growing pains,” and even, as suggested by some studies, a weakened immune system response.

Chiropractic adjusting techniques are modified to fit a child’s size, weight, and unique spinal issues. Parents often report that their children seem healthier than other kids their age.

Many spinal problems seen in adults begin in childhood. Poor spinal hygiene is an important key to better health.

THE CHIRPORATIC LIFESTYLE

Our chiropractors are experts in the care of the bones, nerves, muscles and connective tissues that make up about 60% of your body. All of the joints in your body are part of this musculoskeletal system and its optimal function is necessary for overall good health even in babies, toddlers and older children. Ask our Doctors of Chiropractic for more information about a care program that may include specific spinal adjustments, exercise recommendations, nutritional advice or other conservative methods of care based on your child’s health history, age, and current condition.