In our other blog this month, we talk about the helpfulness of chiropractic care for teenagers and young people at the beginning of their careers, but what about for school age children? Of course, kids take tumbles on the playground all the time, as well as run and play with reckless abandon. However, they’re also subject to growing pains, especially as they near puberty, and their constantly moving bodies can sometimes need the care of an injury chiropractor.
As a parent, you no doubt want to give your child everything they need to grow up right. Taking care of their health now is an important part of ensuring they grow into healthy adults. There’s a reason, of course, you do your best to make your child eat their vegetables!
Chiropractic adjustment (and, if necessary, attending a physical therapy clinic) is yet another way to provide your kid with a happy, healthy childhood, no matter their age or activity level. It has been shown to manage pain from sorts of musculoskeletal problems, from lower back issues to knee maladies.
Why should you consider chiropractic care for your healthy child?
- You could set them up for biomechanically correct growth. Chiropractic adjustments work by realigning the spine after it becomes subluxated (partially dislocated). By preserving the health and alignment of your child’s spine, you could set them up for pain-free and correct growth in the future.
- You could help them succeed in sports. Seeing their child take to the field and play their hardest is often a moment of pride for many parents. Chiropractic care (and, in certain circumstances, the sports physical therapy that accompanies it) can help manage any aches and pains your child might sustain from their active lifestyle, helping them to play at their best.
- You could help them live pain-free. At the end of the day, the biggest reason many people seek chiropractic care is because they seek pain relief. Though your child may not be complaining of musculoskeletal pain yet, an incorrectly aligned spine can set the stage for years of hurt down the road. As a parent, don’t you want to give your child the best start you can?