Kids Need Chiropractic, Too

Posted on Oct 28, 2018

Have you considered chiropractic care for your child? Lakewoods Chiropractic of Forest Lake, MN, works with people of all ages, including kids. But some parents might ask, “Why do my kids even need chiropractic care?” Good question.

During a child’s growing years their bodies change. A lot. One day they’re short and the next they’re tall. Boys start to grow hair in places they didn’t used to have hair. Girls get their first period. Hormones play a major role in how a child develops into an adult. During the formative years, it makes sense for children to reap the benefits of regular chiropractic care, which helps keep their spine in alignment and take away pain they might be experiencing– pain associated with “growing pains.” As a body gets bigger, it’s easy for things inside the body to “fall out of place.” Chiropractors check for that sort of thing, and then gently help push things back into place as needed.

Consider newborns– little babies often experience problems like colic, reflux, allergies and infections, many of which can be attributed to nervous system irritation. If they have spinal or cranial misalignments, a chiropractor can used hands-on adjustments to correct those, making the baby feel better. Many parents have brought their babies to chiropractors to help get them to stop crying so much. If you’ve ever had a crying baby in your care, who seemed to be suffering from some sort of pain, you know how important it is to help bring them relief! Chiropractors can help crying babies settle down and feel better.

Young children tend to fall down often. They get sports injuries. Carrying around heavy backpacks and/or bumping into people and objects on playgrounds or wherever can also put stress on a child’s spine and nervous system. Therefore, it makes sense for children to have a chiropractor check them out every once in a while and see what needs adjusting.

Chiropractic care for kids is pretty much painless. A touch of a finger or hand on the problem area can help that area heal effectively, alleviating the sensitivity the child is annoyed by.
Some of the things chiropractic care helps a child deal with include recurring ear infections, persistent coughs, asthma, scoliosis, headaches and even bedwetting.

If you have a child in your care, bring them to Lakewoods Chiropractic; make an appointment today by calling 651-464-0800.

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