Chiropractic treatment is very popular across the United States. What you might not know, is that it’s also popular for adolescents. It’s estimated that 35 million Americans are treated by chiropractors annually. Many of these patients are children. The Chiropractic Center of Erie and The Chiropractic Center of Longmont know that it might sound strange to bring adolescents to the chiropractor. Don’t worry, however, we’re well versed in helping parents understand why a child needs a chiropractor.
Why Might My Child Need Chiropractic Care?
Children, just like adults, can have a misalignment in their spine. However, they can’t always tell you when it’s causing them problems. If they can speak, they might not realize that their spine is causing them problems. This may come across as strange grumpiness, incessant crying, or just acting out. If you think your child might need chiropractic care, they probably do!
Overcoming Physical Trauma
Kids are tough. So tough, in fact, they can hurt themselves without even recognizing it. In some cases, infants can even experience physical trauma from the birthing process. Getting them checked by a professional chiropractor can help start them on the path of proper alignment early on in life. Even after being aligned as a child, they can become badly misaligned as they experience the physical nature of life. Learning to walk or ride a bike, falling off playsets, jumping on trampolines, and more fun playtime activities can change the alignment of a child’s bones. Luckily, chiropractic care can help prevent lingering pain or discomfort that being a child can bring.
Making sure your children aren’t in pain isn’t the only benefit of pediatric chiropractic care. Chiropractic can help improve the immune system, keeping your child healthy and learning. The alignment will also typically hold much better than if you wait until they are teenagers or adults. Why? The body is not given the opportunity to accept the chronic bad position of the vertebra and surrounding soft tissues which makes the misalignment much easier to correct. It also helps build concentration. Plus, by keeping their spine aligned you’re keeping their nervous system in shape. Chiropractic care can also improve athletic performance. It leads to more mobility and flexibility in their joints and spine. Chiropractors can also help your children get better sleep.
Why does a child need a chiropractor? Chiropractic care can be majorly beneficial to children. It can help infants and children overcome the physical trauma of birth, as well as everyday life. Chiropractic can also help children have a stronger immune system and recover from injuries faster. Also, it keeps their brains in shape so they can concentrate on their learning. Chiropractic is important for the healthy growth of all children, all the way into adulthood. Having a consistent chiropractor for your child sets them up for long-term success.
If you’d like to set up an appointment for your child, or would like more advice visit us at one of our offices, in Erie or in Longmont. The Chiropractic Center of Erie and Chiropractic Center of Longmont treat the body holistically with our award-winning treatment process to help your body achieve and maintain optimal performance. We specialize in treating patients suffering from back pain and have helped several patients find relief without the need for surgery. If you’d like to learn more about chiropractic care in Longmont or Erie or have questions about what to expect during your first chiropractor visit in Erie or Longmont, call our offices today at 303-828-3000 or 303-772-1950!