When practiced in conjunction with traditional pediatric medicine, chiropractic care can create an important foundation for a future of well-being and good health for children. How does chiropractic care work for kids, and how can it benefit yours? Keep reading to find out!
Chiropractic for Children: How It Works
The 24 vertebrae in our spinal columns enable us to move, bend and twist every moment of the day. The spinal column also safeguards our central nervous systems that control our abilities to function, grow and repair by communicating with each and every organ, tissue and cell.
When these vertebrae become restricted due to subluxations or dysfunctions of the spine, the body’s capacity to communicate is interrupted. For children, these dysfunctions can be caused by regular, everyday activities. Stumbles while first mastering walking, wrestling with siblings, staring down at books or phones and even carrying around a too-heavy backpack can negatively adjust children’s spines.
Our chiropractors treat these dysfunctions in children through gentle adjustment of the body’s extremities and spinal column. This non-invasive technique delivers many benefits for our youngest patients.
The Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Kids
Our natural, drug-free treatments can deliver a host of benefits to children. Our adjustments may help with some of the most common childhood ailments, including posture issues, neck and back pain, scoliosis, injuries from active play or falls, sleeping issues, immune system functioning and growing pains.
Chiropractic for Kids: Relief
If your child is suffering from a decreased range of motion, pain or aches, our chiropractors in Vancouver will assess the issue, identify the source and remove subluxations that prevent proper communication between the brain and the body. This is a common cause of pain and discomfort. We may also discuss home therapies for continued relief, including stretching or icing.
Chiropractic for Kids: Recovery
We may recommend continued treatment even after your child’s pain subsides. Even without pain, soft tissue damage may linger, and our recovery care can help the body continue to heal itself. Our treatments keep proper communication open throughout the body, encouraging further healing.
If your child is experiencing any of these issues, chiropractic may help! Contact us today to schedule your appointment.