Chiropractic care is growing at an amazing rate and over the years, many US families have begun to see the advantages of getting the best from their chiropractic physicians for both themselves AND their children! These days, every chiropractor has sound knowledge and experience to help assist with the many issues or needs that may arise as your child grows into a healthy young adult.
Your Children Can Benefit
After growing up in the home, many children are carted off to school and as they began to mesh with the other children, new playstyles, behaviours, and environments are open to them. This can cause a number of different spinal and nervous system issues, greatly impacting their future health. Sitting incorrectly in the classroom, lugging heavy bags around, pay fighting and injuring themselves on the playground or field, and much more come into play, causing some health risks along the way.
There is actually evidence that implementing a routine of chiropractic care can alleviate cold and flu symptoms, and eve hay fever! This doesn’t mean you should take your kids to the chiropractor the next time they get the sniffles, but it can mean a better immune system and less visits to the doctors. This saves you the pain, heartache, and most importantly, the money!
Treating Infant Children
There is absolutely no minimum age that is required before chiropractic care can be implemented towards your child as every individual has a customized experience based on their exact situation and measurements, factoring in their height and weight. Many chiropractors actually advise early sessions with babies as they could be able to spot any spinal issues that could lead to a number of illnesses, such as ear infections, asthma, and colic. Early detection for other serious issues could also be a great help in ensuring the great health of your child/children.
Communication is Vital
Communication becomes ever more important as you may have a number of different specialists and professionals who will be covering your child’s health. Creating a dedicated team of medical professionals and ensuring that complete communication is available between all parties is essential to properly maintaining your children’s health. Always keep in mind that a professional chiropractor will ALWAYS tell you if the problem is way beyond their abilities, instead opting to direct you to a different specialist.
The ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) have many pediatric chiropractors as members, which means that they have successfully finished their postgraduate courses on pregnant mother, infant, and children care. This not-for-profit institution was established by Larry Webster, DC, in 1986 and provides a number of amazing training seminars and workshops for many dedicated professionals, including chiropractic certification.
Many studies have now proven that children who do indeed attend regular and consistent chiropractic sessions grow into adults with great posture, immune systems, and generally feel happier. If you are looking for more information on this topic, please don’t hesitate to contact, send a message, or walk into the office as we are always happy to assist!