Why is chiropractic care important for kids?
Children have developing spines. Their bones are not fully ossified until their early to late teens. Until then they have open growth plates that are vulnerable to trauma, illness, and injuries. Chiropractic care can keep children’s spines in proper alignment and allow their nervous system to function at its best. This can prevent your child from having their growth plates close prematurely and can also prevent unnecessary spinal degeneration later in their lives.
What can chiropractic help my child with?
Chiropractic adjustments help realign children’s spines just like an adult. It takes pressure off their nerves and keeps them functioning properly.
Chiropractic care for children has also been scientifically proven to help with colic, ear infection, allergies, asthma, ADD/ADHD, bedwetting and much more. The reason it works is because of the effect the adjustment has on your child’s nervous system. The impulse of the adjustment triggers the nervous system, sending a multitude of impulses to the brain. This, in turn, helps the areas of the brain that control the individual conditions function optimally. The reason most children develop these conditions is because the brain and the body are not communicating due to a blockage in their ability to send information. This blockage most of the time is due to the nerves being pinched by a bone out of place. Once that bone is put back into place with an adjustment the info is allowed to be sent from brain to body since the blockage is gone.