Did you know that kids can benefit from a chiropractor treatment as well? It is true. No matter how old you are, if your spine is out of alignment, you can suffer from discomfort, soreness, tension, and myriad other health problems. The younger a patient is, the less likely they are to communicate to their parents that they are having challenges. This is why we recommend bringing your family in for a checkup once a month or every other month. We can examine your kids and manipulate their spine if there is a need for it. Initiating regularly scheduled appointments will help your family get into the mode of good health and well-being.
Why Kids Need a Chiropractic Treatment
There are many reasons why children come to see us, including a standard sore back. Even five-year-olds can complain of discomfort, so it is fairly common for parents to bring their children in after hearing complaints for a couple of days. There are other common causes for a visit to our office, including:
- Car accidents. Unfortunately, children are not immune to being in a car accident. Around one percent of the entire U.S. population is injured in a wreck every year. That is a lot of people, and most of those injuries will impact the back in some way. We are constantly treating people who have suffered from whiplash and other back problems as a result of a wreck, no matter how minor it appeared to be.
- Playground injury. Climbing on the big slide and swinging on the monkey bars can be a daily adventure for your child, but it can also lead to accidents and injuries. Falling, slipping, hitting their back against the metal bars — these are all possible accidents that can lead to massive soreness and discomfort. After a playground injury, you should have your child examined to ensure that there are no significant problems. We can treat any damage to their spine so they heal faster.
- Roughhousing. Some children come to see us for a chiropractic treatment after roughhousing or wrestling with a parent or other child. This is a fun way to joke around, but the older a child gets, the rougher their play becomes, and very often, injuries occur as a result. A neck can get pulled, etc. By completing a spinal manipulation, we can help them feel better.
- Sickness. Everything in the body is closely tied together. If your child has been plagued with non-stop colds or sinus infections, bring them to our clinic. When the spine is out of alignment, recovering from sickness is harder to do. With spinal manipulation, we are able to position the body to heal itself.
If you have not brought your child in for a chiropractic treatment, we encourage you to do so. We will be gentle, get to know them, and help them feel relaxed while here. We are confident that regular appointments will improve their overall health.