How Chiropractic Care helps my family?
What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is primarily a hands-on, non-invasive and drugless practice that is safe and effective for the management of musculoskeletal conditions – from small children to adults to pregnant women to Olympic athletes. Musculoskeletal conditions can range in severity, they can be mild or severe, acute or chronic, common or rare, localized to one body region or widespread. Musculoskeletal conditions come in all shapes and sizes and our chiropractor is here to help.
Chiropractic care for the whole family
Children’s bodies are still growing, it’s especially important to make sure their muscles, bones and nerves stay in good health. Their spines are also more flexible than those of adults, which means small spinal problems can be corrected more easily in a child than in an adult.
However, the delicacy of children’s spines also makes them susceptible to injury. Many babies, for instance, experience spinal misalignments due to birth trauma. Other young children develop misalignments from minor traumas due to bruises, falls and injuries that occur while playing games or by being on devices. A visit to the chiropractor can help fix these types of issues, which could lead to serious complications down the road.
Older children and teenagers also benefit from chiropractic care. Chiropractic treatments can help speed up recovery from sports-related injuries and help prevent similar injuries in the future. Many teens also experience neck and back pain due to time spent over a desk, computer or cellphone. Chiropractic care can help alleviate this discomfort and prevent bad postural habits from becoming ingrained.
Parents are also at risk of musculoskeletal injuries through work, recreation, accidents, sports injuries, household chores, even stress, causing painful joint and back problems. Our chiropractors are trained to deliver patient-centered care to provide extra consideration and care to the needs of all family members by managing an individualized chiropractic treatment plan. The whole family can benefit!
Working with Children
When working with children, our chiropractors use the same basic principles that they do with adults but adapt their techniques to be suitable for children’s smaller frames and more delicate spines. Chiropractic care for children and teens often involves gentle touch and spinal massage, soft tissue therapy, stretching and posture correction.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care for children
When these problems are treated in childhood, they’re less likely to cause significant damage and discomfort later in life. Know the importance of taking your child to a chiropractor. From improved behaviour to better sleep, it can help your child in a myriad of ways:
Chiropractic care works to release stress in the body, it can improve sleep. Certain tensions can cause sleeping troubles such as insomnia. Sleep is an essential part of a child’s life. It doesn’t just help them function during the day. It’s important for their development and emotional wellbeing.
Chiropractic care can help a child who’s suffering from mobility issues. Children tend to have directional preferences, possibly due to their position in the womb or shortened tissues during growth. Chiropractic care aims to restore motion in the joints and balance soft tissues so children have an easier time fully developing.
Less stress leads to better behaviour. Chiropractic care helps children improve their mood and attitude by releasing tension. Improved sleep will also lessen stress for your child and help them function during the day.
Nervous System Support
Chiropractors make sure the spine is growing in the correct way. This prevents and treats certain nervous system issues like ear infections. This care can also treat asthma, allergies, and other respiratory issues. It does this by targeting misaligned nerves that affect a child’s respiratory
Chiropractic care can have a great effect on your child’s digestion. This is done by using a combination of spinal manipulative therapy, massage work and exercises. Chiropractic care can help relieve a child’s gas and constipation.
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