Patients who walk through our doors will notice a board, located by the front desk, with numerous pictures of Diamond Chiropractic’s youngest patients. These patients are just as important as our other patients, and we enjoy seeing them each time they come with their family to visit. These tikes, tots, and teens are our Chiro Kids, all thanks to their parents.
Regardless of a child’s age, their parents may be questioning whether chiropractic care is an option. This is in part of whether the child will like the chiropractor, or if the adjustment will be too much on their body. Fortunately for parents, chiropractic care is greatly beneficial for children, due to its interaction with the child’s growth development, and with the different systems in the body.
One of the common systems affected by a child’s growth and development is the nervous system. Consisting of the brain, spinal cords, and nerves running throughout the body, this system communicates with all the organs, muscles, and much more. The spinal cord is the largest nerve, located in the spine and connects to the others.
As such, when there are subluxations, or misalignments in the spine, stress is added to the nerve. This stress can lead to dysfunction in certain areas of the body, areas that have nerves branching back to the spinal cord. Minor incidents involving bruises, falls and spills, and bumps can result in this stress, in pain and health issues that can develop later in life.
Pediatric chiropractic care has been shown to improve a child’s behavior and attitude, along with sleep patterns and their immune system. Adjustments performed are gentle and effective for all ages, and they can be performed with a chiropractor’s hands or their activator.
Parents may notice conditions begin to disappear or reduce over time. Such conditions include ADD/ADHD, ear infections, bed-wetting, allergies, asthma, digestive problems, seizures, and much more. Sports and physical injuries heal quickly as well, due to proper nerve communication and spinal alignment.
Overall, chiropractic care has shown amazing results and improvements to a child’s health. Even if your child appears to be perfectly healthy, chiropractic care helps maintain their health and keeps them active and happy. Your child will feel better than before, and they will continue being healthy well into their teen and adult years. Chiropractic care is beneficial to all members of the family, for all ages.
It’s never too late to introduce children to the wonders of chiropractic care. Feel free to bring your kids along when you stop in next time at Diamond Chiropractic. We enjoy meeting the youngest members of your family, and we love to include them in our chiropractic family, and our Chiro Kids, too.