7 Ways Kids Can Benefit From Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care isn’t just for adults and athletes. Everyone can benefit from regular spinal manipulation. Yes, even your kids.
As a matter of fact, the earlier chiropractic care starts, the better. Regular visits to the chiropractor can support healthy growth during the developmental years, decreasing the risk of debilitating pain as an adult.
Here are some of the many ways kids can benefit from chiropractic care:
Healthy Central Nervous System
The central nervous system is connected to, and controls, all functions of the body. If it is not healthy, your child’s body will show it in the form of fussiness, colic, reflux, constipation, ear infections, and more.
Regular chiropractic keeps the spine, which protects the central nervous system, aligned to ensure proper growth and development.
If you have ever had trouble falling asleep because of tension or discomfort, you know it just snowballs. You hurt so you can’t sleep, lack of sleep slows healing, you hurt more, sleep even less… it’s a vicious cycle.
Spinal alignment provides relief from these issues, allowing your child to fall and stay asleep. Proper rest is essential for function and growth.
Healthy Digestive Function
If you have a child that suffers from reflux, chronic constipation, or frequent stomachaches, a spinal manipulation could provide relief.
There are specific parts of the spine that effect digestive health, and if any of them are out of whack, the body responds with inflammation, causing irregular digestive function.
When proper alignment is achieved, normal digestive function can resume.
Immune System Support
A child’s immune system is immature. They haven’t been exposed to much and, therefore, have not built up natural immunity. Chiropractic can offer that extra level of support.
Because the nervous system is connected to everything, it makes sense that a subluxation (misalignment) can interfere with proper immune system function, leaving your child susceptible to illness.
Chiropractic can relieve pressure in the spine that hinders the immune system and restore it to full function. A healthy child is a happy child!
Relief from Growing Pains
Growing pains are real, and not related to growth spurts as many believe.
They are actually a result of physical stress from the daily activities of simply being a kid! The rigorous activity can take a toll on the spine which, in turn affects the nervous system. Some kids will experience pain in their limbs severe enough to wake them from a deep sleep!
A chiropractic visit can help to relieve some of the pain and pressure, and encourage proper growth. Growing pains can be largely decreased or even disappear altogether.
When the body feels good, the mind feels good!
Because regular chiropractic promotes wellness in all of the body’s systems, it makes sense that overall mood will improve as the body heals. If your child is able to eat well, have regular bowel function, and get the proper amount of sleep, you are sure to have one happy kid!
Treatment for Childhood Conditions
Regular pediatric chiropractic care can start shortly after birth to prevent and/or relieve common childhood conditions such as:
- Ear infections
- Digestive Issues
- And more!
If you prefer a drug-free, natural treatment for your child’s ailments and injuries, chiropractic care is for you!
Children’s Chiropractic Services in Frederick, MD
Children today unfortunately are under a lot more stress than generations before. The rise in technology has come with a decrease in exercise, poor posture, and depressed moods.
Chiropractic can help!
At Lipinski Chiropractic, we know that the health and happiness of your children is of utmost concern, and we pride ourselves on offering excellent holistic care for a number of childhood ailments. Regular chiropractic starting at a young age is proven to encourage proper growth and development, and enforces a habit of self-care that will carry into the adult years.
If you think your child could benefit from chiropractic care, give us a call!