How Kids Can Benefit from Chiropractic Care
More and more people are turning to alternative health practices to ensure their health and well-being are optimized. In the last decade, chiropractic care has been legitimized by Western medicine, giving countless people the green light to give adjustments a try.
Well here is something you may not know about chiropractic care: it’s not only beneficial to adults, but it can also be very beneficial to children and teens. Chiropractic manipulation offers relief from a variety of health conditions that are normally treated with questionable prescription medications.
Here are 4 ways that kids and teens can benefit from chiropractic care:
1. A Better Night’s Sleep
Kids need a full night of sleep to ensure their immune system functions optimally. They also need sleep to help their body grow and develop normally. But it is estimated that roughly 30 percent of children experience sleep disorders such as insomnia, sleep apnea, and night terrors.
Through gentle massage and spinal adjustments, children can feel far more relaxed, which in turn helps them get a better night’s sleep.
2. Sports Injuries and Improved Performance
If your kids play sports, you know how easily a sports injury can happen. A simple “jammed finger” or twisted ankle can potentially have long-lasting ramifications. But with regular chiropractic treatments, your children can keep their joints and soft tissues strong and limber. Also, chiropractic care can help athletes improve agility, balance, and power.
3. Ear Infections
Roughly five out of every six children will experience an ear infection by the time they reach the age of 3! These infections are usually brought on by a virus, allergies, or sinus infection.
Typically, antibiotics are prescribed, but these medications wipe out the good bacteria in your child’s developing gut microbiome. A far healthier and effective solution to ear infections is spinal adjustments, and studies have shown the efficacy. Adjusting the spine strengthens the immune system, allowing it to do what it was designed to do.
4. Digestive Issues
It is quite common for children and teens to experience some kind of stomach upset, whether it’s stomach aches, constipation, or heartburn. Again, prescription meds and even over-the-counter medications can come with nasty side effects.
Different areas of the spine are connected to digestion, and an adjustment can help to remedy whatever condition is taking place. The spinal column is where NUMEROUS nerves live, and nerve function dictates how the body manages digestion. Once the spine is properly aligned, better digestion becomes a reality.
If you are interested in exploring chiropractic for your children or any member of your family, please give us a call or stop by our clinic for a free consultation.