Have you ever wondered why we love seeing kids at Foundation Chiropractic Co.? Before you learned about the benefits of neurostructural correction, you may have thought to yourself “I wonder how they know if that baby has back pain or not.” But now you know that chiropractic is much more than just relief for back pain. Chiropractic’s goal is optimal body function (whether that body is 1 day old or 99 years old!) and it promotes optimal body function by removing blockages in the nervous system. For over a century, children all over the world have visited their local chiropractor to regain and retain their health.
In the early years of life, chiropractic can help with colic, vomiting, sleep problems, tonsillitis and vision and hearingproblems (just to name a few).1
As children grow and learn new skills like running and jumping, unfortunately falls and accidents can happen more often. A visit to the chiropractor will ensure proper spinal structure and will help to prevent issues like ear infections, allergies and asthma down the road.2,3
Once children reach school age, chiropractic care can lead to improved academic performance. Clinical reports have shown that children who are under chiropractic care had improved attention span and less school related anxiety, which resulted in improved grades.4,5
Chiropractic adjustments for children are very gentle and very precise. In fact, a baby’s first chiropractic adjustment is often performed while the baby is sleeping and the doctor utilizes the same firmness that one might use to check if a tomato is ripe.
All children, especially if they are experiencing an illness, need bodies that are free of blockages to the flow of energy and information from his or her nervous system. A chiropractic adjustment for a little one might make the difference between a life of strength and health and a life of weakness and illness.
Written by Dr. Jennifer Yakimishyn
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