Preparing for the upcoming school year can be a whirlwind of tasks. It's easy to skip the things that aren't on a back to school supplies list, like a chiropractic adjustment.
Adjustments prevent sports injuries by adding efficiency and fluidity to movement. In addition, keeping that spine in line will help your child perform optimally at school, feel his/her best, keep cold and flus away (and out of the house!) and much more.
Other reasons to consider chiropractic care for your child include:
Childhood Milestones: When baby begins to crawl, the natural curve of the neck is developed. The curve of the low back is developed as the child begins to sit, stand, and walk. Spinal checks at these 4 milestones will determine that these important curves are developing correctly. Correcting subluxations will develop better spinal curves, improving posture throughout the growth process.
Falls: Falls are an inevitable part of the above mentioned milestones. In addition, the natural playful and active manner of children leads to falls from bicycles, skateboards, swings, see saws, monkey bars and the like. Trauma from "minor" falls add up and can cause spinal misalignment.
Strengthen Immune System: An amazing study published in 1989 found that patients undergoing chiropractic care for at least 5 years were found to have immune systems 200% stronger than those of non-patients, and 400% stronger than those of people with cancer. ** A stronger immune system means fewer colds, ear infections, flus, and other general illnesses.
Poor Ergonomics: Modern living takes its toll on kids just as it does on adults. Heavy backpacks cause spinal stress and postural imbalances. (See more on this and solutions below.) Screen time on laptops, cellphones, and video games encourage an unhealthy forward head posture, causing strain on spinal bones, soft tissues, and additional stress on the nervous system. Time with (and detriment from) these devices increases into the teen and adult years.
Stress Relief: No one escapes stress, and it stems from multiple sources. There are physical stresses such as falls and ergonomic factors, chemical stresses like food additives and environmental pollutants, and emotional stresses like social anxiety or fear from bullying. Regardless of the source, stress has a detrimental effect on the childs health and nervous system. Chiropractic check ups to detect spinal misalignments "reset" the nervous system and help the child better cope.
Resolve a Particular Symptom or Condition: Spinal misalignments cause stress and interference in the nervous system, the system which controls and co-ordinates every organ and function in the body, as well as healing and repair. Chiropractic adjustments have assisted in treatment of / resolution of ADHD, asthma, allergies, bedwetting, colic, constipation, diarrhea, ear infections, growing pains, headaches, and other conditions.