Children’s health issues are at an all time high. Many parents have begun to seek alternative health care for their children and chiropractic care is a wonderful place to begin. It is an effective and affordable way to addresses children’s health conditions associated with the nervous and musculoskeletal systems with gentle, noninvasive and drug free treatment. Chiropractic care can resolve and prevent a wide range of health problems and is safe for children of all ages.
Acute conditions may result from birth trauma, sports mishaps and accidental injury. Chiropractic care corrects the spinal alignment to improve their overall health. When vertebral joints are misaligned during birth or from a blow or fall, muscle tissue and nerves may also be affected. Spinal adjustment frees joints, restores motion and relieves nerve pressure, which may be the cause of additional ailments. Parents have reported successful treatment of children’s health issues such as earache, upper respiratory ailments, muscle pain, neck pain and accident trauma. Spinal manipulation for children as young as newborn babies is an alternative treatment for the discomfort of colic and other digestive disorders as well.
Recently, parents surveyed by the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) reported behavioral improvement for kids who saw a chiropractor, as well as improved sleep and stronger immune systems. Chiropractic America reports that natural, drug-free chiropractic care is sometimes more effective than traditional medical approaches for chronic earache, scoliosis and neck pain. Headaches and sleep disorders of nonspecific causes respond well to spinal adjustments, which affect and repair interrupted neural pathways. Asthma and allergy symptoms and patterns of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may also be treatable with chiropractic.
Periodic ongoing adjustments at a young age may help stave off the above ailments before they begin. Proper spinal alignment now may delay or prevent degenerative bone or joint disease, such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. In addition to maintaining children’s health, regular visits to the chiropractor also instill the value of proactive health care in kids. They’ll be more likely to monitor and manage their health as they grow up and less likely to be afraid or in denial of any health problems. Encouraging good lifelong health habits is one of chiropractic’s best benefits for kids.