This is a guest post by: Dr. Trent Artichoker, a Denver chiropractor who is pleased to bring you this post on How Chiropractic Care Benefits Children. If you are interested in learning more, please be sure to check out their website at DenverColoradoChiropractic.com.
As chiropractic care grows in popularity for adults, parents are seeking alternative forms of health care for their family as well. Chiropractic care is very beneficial in adults, and is also very beneficial in children as well. How can this method of care benefit your child?
Chiropractic care is a safe alternative route for children. Some people view chiropractic care as a painful experience because of the “popping” sound that occurs during an adjustment, but very little force is actually used. The amount of force used to adjust an infant is easily comparable to the amount of force you use to test a ripe tomato at a grocery store. Chiropractors have been helping children just as long as they have been helping adults, so they are experienced and professional in providing the best care possible. Your child will not suffer from pain directly caused by a spinal adjustment.
As your child grows, keeping the spine healthy and aligned is important. Spinal issues such as scoliosis can be caught and treated before they start to cause pain or deformity. 80% of children will have the beginning signs of scoliosis as they grow. Growth and development are factors in the health of your child, something that chiropractors understand and can help identify and correct any of the possible ailments your child might suffer from through the use of spinal adjustments.
Spinal issues can also be the underlying issue for children that suffer from colic, earaches, bed-wetting, persistent sore throats, allergies, sleep disturbances, and poor breastfeeding. As your child grows, the spinal column develops very quickly. Tasks such as riding a bike, falling off the bed, rough play, jumping, running, carrying a bag on your back, and other minor tasks can cause spinal injuries that often have no visible signs of trauma. Behavioral and developmental disorders can also benefit from chiropractic care as children display improved behavior, greater flexibility and reduced pain.
As chiropractic care gains momentum in the medical world, more people will recognize the benefits for people of all ages, from the very beginning of birth to the older ages. Children can benefit from chiropractic care immensely because at the early ages the spine is growing quickly, and any issues can cause pain and issues in the future.