Chiropractic Care for Kids

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Have you considered the benefits of chiropractic care for your children? Although children appear to bounce back from most injuries quickly, many parents don't understand the long-term effects of misalignments that children develop in their spine. Unfortunately, children do not always verbalize exactly what they feel when they are sore, uncomfortable, or in pain. Just like with adults, if the underlying cause is left alone for too long it can develop into much more serious issues.

Chiropractic May Help With Child Development

Chiropractic care may be helpful for your child's development. After development and birth, children growing into toddlers are faced with the developmental challenge of crawling and walking. While children are learning to overcome these challenges they are also going through a significant amount of straining, twisting, and falling.

While growth continues, and the child reaches the age where they play with pets, friends, and family, they can begin to develop bad posture, start playing contact sports, wearing heavier backpacks (most likely the wrong way), and deal with the stress of more daily responsibilities. As these kids become teenagers and high school graduates, they join the workforce, which could place more strain on them depending on their chosen field.

As a parent, you need to make it a point to ensure that all the falls, stress, trauma, and physical demands that your children go through do not stop them from being kids. Chiropractic care is all about protecting your body from harm and chiropractor's exams are not intrusive but extensive enough that, even if your child is too young to communicate, or too shy, they can ascertain if treatment is needed or not.

If you have any questions about our Reno or Sparks locations, or would like to learn more about chiropractic care at Family First Chiropractic, please give us a call.

Let’s Face It…The Birth Process is Tough On Mom AND Baby!
Chiropractic care at the earliest age possible is vastly beneficial to your child.

Here are some of the reasons why:

  • The act of turning and turning in the birth canal prior to delivery easily causes the neck to go out of alignment…and with birth complications, this is even MORE likely to happen.
  • Chiropractic care reduces the possibility of your baby having nursing issues
  • The incidence of colic is reduced

What Other Benefits Can Be Seen in Children?

  • Ear infections diminish or are eliminated entirely
  • The incidence of allergies and asthma are greatly reduced
  • ADD and ADHD patterns can be reduced or eliminated
  • The physical impact of sports injuries, athletics and physical
    traumas can be greatly reduced
  • Children thrive under chiropractic care!

How Often Should My Kids Be Adjusted?
The answer to this question is entirely dependent on your child’s lifestyle and your goals for him/her. Consider these questions when determining how often to bring your kids in for chiropractic care.

  • Are your kids heavily involved in sports or other physical activities?
  • What kind of diet is your child consuming?
  • Are you primarily interested in “wellness chiropractic” for your child?
  • Is your child under a great deal of stress or have a specific issue that’s troubling?

If you have any concerns about your children, call our team at Family First Chiropractic today for a no-obligation consultation and let us help your child on their way to a better life.