Millions of adults today all across the country are turning to chiropractic care to help with their overall health and wellbeing. However, many of these individuals are parents who are also bringing their children along for routine adjustments. These are not children that are suffering from low back pain or those who have recently gotten in a car accident, but young people who are getting adjusted so they can be as healthy as possible.
If you have never taken your child to a chiropractor before, you may be asking yourself “when should I consider taking my child to a chiropractor?” The short answer is: right now. Chiropractic can provide children with a number of outstanding health benefits even when they seem to be feeling absolutely fine.
Improving Nervous Function in Babies
Many times babies and small children suffer from issues such as irritability (or colic), digestion issues, or even an inability to breastfeed. Many times, these issues all have to do with a poorly functioning nervous system. When the nervous system is blocked by disc misplacement, also known as a subluxation, it can start delivering communication errors. Adjusting babies who struggle with issues like this can put their nervous system back in line and help them be happier and healthier.
Promoting Proper Brain Development
When children age they not only start to grow and develop physically, but mentally as well. Taking care of a child’s nervous system with regular adjustments also helps promote better brain and nerve development.
When the nervous system is functioning properly, the whole body can function properly, including the immune system. Regular adjustments can help strengthen a child’s immunity and reduce the number of colds, earaches and other health issues.
Helping With Injuries
As kids grow older and start to run, play and participate in sports, they drastically increase their chances of getting injured. Chiropractors can help with sports related injuries of all types and help kids recover so they can get back to playing.
Taking care of a child’s developing body can help babies improve their sleeping patterns and their behaviors. In fact, a number of studies on children’s behaviors and ADHD when under chiropractic care have found that regular adjustments can help with this common childhood condition.
Improving Headaches, Posture and Neck Issues
Unfortunately, more kids than ever today are developing issues with headaches, posture and neck pain, in large part to the number of young people that spend their days slumped over cell phones, tablets and other electronic devices. Regular adjustments can help counter these effects and prevent children from developing serious posture, spine and neck issues early on in life.
There are many parents that will take their newborn babies to a chiropractor right away after they are born so their child can start benefiting from the perks of chiropractic care and better recover from the traumas associated with the birth process. Whether your child starts at 17 days old or 17 years old, it is always a good time for young people to start considering chiropractic care.