Some adults may wonder why more and more children are starting to see chiropractors. As myths about pediatric chiropractic care are slowly dispelled with more focused research, many parents are seeing the possible benefits for their children.
Nervous Systems Benefits
The nervous system is the master controller of our body and if its communication channels become fuzzy, distorted or damaged then we experience all sorts of communication errors. For babies and children, this ineffective communication may play out as colic or irritability, an inability to suckle and breastfeed, poor sleep, developmental delays, digestion issues, asthma, behavioral problems, low energy, inability to concentrate, headaches, and more. With clear neural pathways, children are allowed to develop more easily with an overall reported increase in quality of life and become their best selves from an early age.
Bone & Joint Pediatric Chiropractic Benefits
Children can be extremely accident-prone, and bumps and scrapes are pretty much to be expected on a weekly basis. Not only from regular play, but for children who are sports and activity inclined as well. Beginning certain sports early in life can result in a preventive need for pediatric chiropractic care. With the musculoskeletal systems working efficiently in tandem, your child can avoid various risks of injury from sports such as baseball, gymnastics, swimming, soccer, or even ice skating. All of these sports can lead to a lifetime of joy and accomplishment, but also to lifelong injuries and lesions that can make your child’s life difficult if not properly prevented, exercised, or treated. Preventative pediatric chiropractic care ensures that your child experiences a full range of movement, proper balance, and strong muscles that make injuries less likely to occur.
Are There Risks To Pediatric Chiropractic Care?
There are no specific risks associated with chiropractic adjustments for children. Though safety is a common concern regarding pediatric chiropractic care, there is no evidence that it harms young patients. A study published by the ICPA, found that a small percentage of kids experience some discomfort during chiropractic adjustments, but otherwise there were no adverse reactions reported. Discomfort and soreness can be standard for chiropractic care independent of age due to maneuvering and readjusting of muscle and bone, but all you have to do is shake it off and you’ll be good as new!
Do you have any questions about how pediatric chiropractic care, family chiropractic care, kinesio taping, pregnancy chiropractic care, and more? Gilroy Family Chiropractic can help you and your entire family reach peak mobility and live a pain-free life!