Can Kids Benefit From a Chiropractic Adjustment?

Unfortunately, many people think that chiropractic care is only for adults. People are shocked and so often say, “You adjust children?” my answer is, “Yes, of course!” They have the same spine as you and me so, why wouldn’t I? Not only is a chiropractic adjustment very safe for kids, but there are many great benefits as well. Kids and Chiropractic

Three major benefits kids get are:

  1. Improved sleep
  2. Improved behavior and attitude
  3. Improved immune system and immune system function

 

These have all been documented in studies and reported back by the parents. One such study was done by the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association).

Now, most patients come to a chiropractor with aches and pains and attribute it to repetitive movements that aggravate the body over time.  Or a patient comes when he’s experienced trauma like a fall or a car accident.

However, what most people don’t consider is that the birthing process can be just as traumatic for a small 7-pound baby. With all of the pushing and pulling, what do you think happens to their spine and the soft tissue areas surrounding the spine? Well I’m sure you can guess that the outcome puts their little spinal column in disarray. Some babies endure a condition known as torticollis, which is when there is so much force placed on the neck muscles—specifically the sternocleidomastoid and upper trapezius muscles—they lock in place and create a painfully stiff neck that sits in a slightly bent position toward one shoulder or the other. The good news is that chiropractors can correct this problem and resolve it permanently.

Another problem many children have is sustaining a serious fall. Whether it’s falling off of their bike, poor coordination and balance as they learn to walk and run, or falling off the swing set. These impacts add up and put pressure on the nerves. Of course, if not treated, it negatively affects their nervous system, leading to dysfunction, poor sleeping patterns, weaker immune systems, and trouble focusing.

So, the next time you go to your chiropractor, bring your children with you to get checked out. You’ll thank yourself and so will your kids. Come see us today for a FREE consult!