We tend to think of chiropractic care as something adults seek after an injury, or due to daily stresses and chronic pain. However, chiropractic care can benefit children, too!
As children grow and develop, misalignments can occur in the spine. Daily activities from play, to sports, to posture while studying can impact the development of their nervous system and overall health. Parents who seek routine chiropractic care for their children often report improvements in the following four areas.
Sleep. Chiropractic care in children can remove stress factors that often impact sleep. Treatments can relieve insomnia and other sleep difficulties, allowing children to enjoy a full night’s rest.
Nervous system support. The spine serves as the body’s main information highway. Restoring spine health supports the nervous system, allowing the brain to better communicate with the rest of the body.
Immune system. Elevated stress in the body, along with miscommunications in the nervous system, can negatively impact the immune system. Regular chiropractic care can improve nervous system pathways and remove stress, so that the body’s ability to respond to infection is restored. Children receiving chiropractic care might get sick less often.
Behavior. All of the above factors can combine to reduce behavioral problems in children. Healthy, well-rested, supported children experience fewer health problems and display fewer behavioral issues as a side effect. If your child struggles with learning, attention, hyperactivity, headaches, and other common problems, routine chiropractic care can provide solutions.
To learn more about chiropractic care in children, and how this type of treatment could benefit your child, call our office to schedule a consultation. We will review your child’s health and behavior together and make recommendations to help them thrive.