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Is Chiropractic Safe for Kids?

Is Chiropractic Safe for Kids?

If you’ve already heard about the numerous health benefits of chiropractic, then it’s likely that you’re wondering whether the same applies to kids. The short answer is yes. Chiropractic is safe, non-invasive, and gentle enough for younger patients.

Many spinal issues that affect us as adults begin as soon as birth. For instance, difficult childbirth can result in infant torticollis or stiff neck. When left unaddressed, the pain and discomfort can morph into long-term complications. What’s more, children are prone to spinal misalignments, and persistent pains and aches, which are often dismissed as growing pains.

Here at Just For The Health of It, we advise parents never to leave anything to chance. If your child is showing signs of pain or discomfort, bring them to us. We’ll perform a thorough assessment of their symptoms as well as their medical history.

We modify our chiropractic adjustments to suit the smaller frame of our younger patients, and we’re always gentle with our techniques.

Does Your Child Need Chiropractic?

Your child may benefit from chiropractic if they’re struggling with any of the following issues:

  • Persistent joint pains and aches, especially after an injury or fall.
  • Torticollis or stiff neck.
  • Scoliosis or kyphosis (spinal abnormalities).
  • Recurring back or neck pain.
  • Uneven shoulders.
  • Irregular sleep patterns.

Patients with children who suffer from bed-wetting, asthma, ADHD, and digestive problems have also reported marked improvement after chiropractic treatment.

Your Child’s First Chiropractic Appointment

If your child is within an age that allows them to understand that you’re bringing them to a chiropractic appointment, then they’re likely old enough to feel anxious. It’s a natural aspect of the learning curve. You can prepare them and help them feel less troubled by letting them know what will happen in the most age-appropriate terms possible.

Chiropractic adjustments for children are painless and involve significantly less pressure compared to those involving adults. What’s more, our chiropractors have many years of experience in serving pediatric patients and know how to make your young loved one feel at ease.

Chronic pain and discomfort can hinder your child’s development, and pain relief medication does nothing to treat the source of pain. If you’d like a long-term solution to your child’s discomfort, contact Just For The Health of It today.

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