Chiropractic & Kids
DO CHILDREN BENEFIT FROM CHIROPRACTIC?
Absolutely! As the saying goes – “As the trunk grows, so grows the tree.”
It could even be argued that it’s more important than chiropractic for adults. Pediatric chiropractic care emphasizes the prevention of problems at an early age. Chiropractic can give children an outstanding opportunity to start out with a better foundation of health. Skeletal and muscular development are obvious areas where prevention of early problems is beneficial.
Dancers, gymnasts, and other young athletes put heavy burdens on growing bones and muscles. Kids also have more falls, more trauma (playing dodgeball every day!) than adults.
But we should also consider that a child’s immune, digestive, and other systems are developing as well. Doesn’t it seem important to help ensure all of these systems have their best chance to develop problem-free?
Pediatric chiropractic takes into account a child’s stage of development in order to more properly diagnose and treat accordingly. Chiropractic is definitely not “one size fits all.” Just as an MD would not give a child an adult dosage of medication, a chiropractor alters the treatment according to the child’s age and health needs.
Having your child checked by a chiropractor can be an important step in the overall care for kids of all ages. Our tagline at the practice – “Wellness, Naturally” equally applies to our youngest patients.