Little Spines Need Care Too!
As a parent, you do what's best for your child's health and take measures to prevent any harm. You probably take your kids to the dentist regularly to prevent cavities. They likely visit a pediatrician often to avoid illness. However, what if there's something you're missing?
Almost every person experiences spinal nerve stress at some point in his or her life. Subluxations, severe forms of spine and nerve stress, are a "hidden epidemic." They may occur as early as infancy after a difficult birth or from childhood falls. Injuries from car accidents or sports can also cause spinal problems with lasting effects. This is why there are many benefits of visiting a chiropractor for kids of all ages.
Chiropractic care can treat spinal stress through gentle, non-invasive methods. Research done by The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association shows spinal adjustments are safe and beneficial for kids of all ages.
Chiropractic for Infants
An infant’s spine can undergo severe stress during the birthing process. Did you know that doctors typically use anywhere from 30-40 pounds of pressure to pull out a child during delivery? That is 4 times their average weight! If these spinal stresses aren’t taken care of early on then it can lead to problematic issues in the future. Not only that, but within the first 2 years of the child’s life will their spine grow and develop the most. With all the growing and changing, it is best to get your child’s spine checked to ensure proper alignment which will help with proper development. Chiropractic care can also help with common infant issues such as colic, reflux, ear/sinus infections, feeding issues, poor sleep patterns, and many more.
Chiropractic for Toddlers
Parents love the stage where toddlers begin to walk and talk but as parents that keeps them on their toes making sure they are staying safe. As kids begin to walk, I challenge you to count how many times your toddler falls throughout the day. It may surprise you or it may not but they do fall often enough that small bumps and falls can lead to spinal stresses. Regular visits to a chiropractor will help ensure their body’s ability to develop properly. Other benefits of chiropractic care with toddlers are decreasing irritability, mood swings, and regulating sleep which in the end will make moms and dads happy too!
Chiropractic for Kids
As kids start school, they are introduced to new physical, mental and emotional stressors. These stresses range from the foods they’re provided, the technology they use, bullying, homework and poor posture. And just like toddlers, teens or adults, these stresses can cause interference in your body's nervous system. A visit to your chiropractor can allow your child to benefit from growing pains, belly aches, headaches, anxiety and improve overall well-being!
Chiropractic and Teenagers
Teens today are more susceptible to poor posture than ever before due to numerous hours of homework, video games, computers, and cell phones. These postural issues over a period of time can cause teenagers to get headaches, neck pain, and issues between the shoulder blades. Stress on the nervous system also increases as teenagers make the process into adulthood and all the stress it may bring. Visits to a chiropractor can reduce symptoms of stress like headaches, fatigue, irritability, and depression.
At Apex Chiropractic, we provide affordable plans for kids to treat the nervous and musculoskeletal system. These adjustments are gentle, non-invasive, and done without drugs or surgery. If you have any questions or want to schedule your appointment today, don't hesitate to give us a call!
Apex Chiropractic and Wellness is located at 120 Unionville Indian Trail Rd. C-102 Indian Trail, NC 28079. We are always accepting new patients! To schedule, call (704) 821-5000 or visit our website at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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