As a parent, you do what’s best for your child’s health and take measures to prevent any harm. But, does that include taking them to see a chiropractor? After all, you probably take your kids to the dentist regularly to prevent cavities, they likely visit a pediatrician often to avoid illness and get regular physicals. But, do they see a chiropractor?
It goes without saying that regardless of age, any person who has experienced a trauma of some kind (car accident, jarring injury, etc.) should see a chiropractor. But did you know, almost every person will experience spinal nerve stress at some point in his or her life – that includes babies, toddlers, children, and teens – and not just adults?
Subluxations, severe forms of spine and nerve stress, are known as a “hidden epidemic.” They may occur as early as infancy after a difficult birth or stem from childhood falls. Injuries from car accidents or even active sports can also cause spinal problems with lasting effects. This is why there are many benefits of visiting a chiropractor for kids of all ages.
Chiropractic care can treat spinal stress through gentle, non-invasive methods. Research done by The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association shows spinal therapy is safe and beneficial for kids of any age, including infants.
Chiropractic Treatment for Infants
An infant’s spine can undergo severe stress during birth. If not addressed, that spinal stress can lead to more problematic issues in the future.
Additionally, an infant’s spine also will double in size in its first two years! With all that growing and changing, it’s best to check on how the spine is developing regularly to ensure proper alignment.
Probably most surprising is that chiropractic care can also help with common infant issues such as colic, poor sleep, ear infections, and even constipation.
Chiropractic Care for Toddlers
You know all those falls toddlers experience when learning how to walk? Those tumbles cause spinal stress. Other firsts like running, jumping and kicking affect a toddler’s physical development, too.
Regular visits to a chiropractor ensure their body is developing properly. Chiropractic care may also lead to your toddler becoming sick less often and therefore needing less antibiotics. Other benefits include reduced irritability and mood swings and better sleep, which makes mom and dad happy, too!
Chiropractic Treatment for Kids
As children start school, they’re introduced to new physical stressors like processed foods, technology, sports and environmental chemicals. They may also experience stress from homework, bullying and peer pressure. These stressors interfere with the nervous system, which in turn affects your child’s health as he or she grows and develops.
Chiropractors are experts in removing this interference, allowing your child’s body to self-heal. Other benefits of visiting a chiropractor for kids include fewer growing pains, headaches and belly aces. A properly working nervous system can also lead to more regular sleep patterns and the ability for your child to stay focused in school.
Chiropractic Treatment for Teenagers
Teens today are more susceptible to poor posture than ever before. Long periods of time in front of a computer, on a cell phone or playing video games are just a few of the main causes.
Stress on the nervous system also increases as teenagers start to feel the pressures associated with becoming an adult. Visits to a chiropractor can reduce symptoms of stress like headaches, fatigue, irritability and depression.
Chiropractic Care for Babies, Toddlers, Children & Teens in our Chandler Office
Chiropractic adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body and its systems functioning at the highest level. The body is able to respond and perform as it was designed when the body is in proper alignment. From spinal manipulations and decompression to flexion distractions and Y-strap adjustments, we utilize many different techniques to ensure the best results.
At Absolute Pain Relief, we are committed to providing you and your children with quality healthcare in a warm, and gentle environment leading to the best possible results. Schedule your no obligation consultation with our chiropractor in Chandler today and start making your child’s health a priority!