As a society, we tend to think of chiropractic as a treatment solely for adults. Most people don’t realize that chiropractic care can work wonders for young people, too. Here are just some of the benefits of regular chiropractor visits for children:
According to the National Sleep Foundation, only about 40% of parents enforce sleep-related rules around bedtime with regularity. That means the majority of children in the U.S. aren’t getting sufficient sleep quality. Over time, poor sleep among young people can lead to behavior problems, impaired school performance, emotional instability, and even substance use.
Whether you have a 6-year-old or a 13-year-old, it’s important to make their sleep a priority. That’s why we suggest taking your child to a local chiropractor. He or she can alleviate tension, discomfort, dysfunction, or whatever else may be preventing your child from getting a good night’s sleep.
Spine-health defines subluxation as “a partial abnormal separation of the articular surfaces of a joint.” We only mention this because a child with subluxations may not have the best behavior or general outlook on life. That said, an experienced chiropractor can reduce problems in the neurological system by treating subluxations, effectively improving one’s attitude.
Stronger immune system
Your child’s immune system is not quite fully developed. Couple this with the fact that they spend much of their time in a classroom environment where illnesses spread like wildfire and it’s no wonder they frequently catch a cold. Aside from giving them vitamins and ensuring they get enough sleep, how can you boost your child’s immune system?
Let’s revisit subluxations for a moment. Most parents don’t realize these misalignments can interfere with the proper function of the immune system. Regular chiropractic adjustments support your child’s immune system and keep it performing at optimal levels.
Chiropractic therapy is used to treat a number of injuries and ailments in young people, including the following:
- Digestive issues
- Ear infections
- Sports injuries
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Asperger’s syndrome, autism, and autism spectrum disorders
Is Chiropractic Safe For Children?
This is the million-dollar question. As a parent, you would do anything to keep your son or daughter safe and protected. This holds especially true when it comes to their health.
Let’s go ahead and put the major concerns to rest first — chiropractic care is noninvasive and 100% drug-free. With a chiropractic treatment, there’s no need to worry about potentially dangerous over-the-counter medications, antibiotic overuse, or side effects. These are just some of the reasons more parents are pursuing chiropractic care for their little ones.
Conversely, there are no guarantees with chiropractic, regardless of the age of the patient. Here at Midwest Chiropractic Center, we advise doing some independent research and then coming to our chiropractor with any questions you may have. As a whole, the industry deems that chiropractic care is, in fact, safe for young people when provided by a properly trained and certified chiropractor.
We invite you to see how regular chiropractor visits can change your child’s life — contact Midwest Chiropractic Center today!