Pain and discomfort in our bodies can occur at any age. Sometimes they are a result of an injury, other times from improper posture, and often just from daily life stress.
The latter is especially true for children because they are physically growing, and their busy activities can enhance certain symptoms of discomfort. As newborns become infants, then grow into toddlers and on up through their teenage years, the musculoskeletal and nervous systems in children are constantly changing.
Activities such as crawling, walking, running, and even playing sports can alter and accelerate those changes, bringing with them some additional discomfort and soreness. Often these are referred to as “growing pains” but sometimes they are a bit more than that.
This is one of the biggest reasons that chiropractic adjustments can be helpful for children
Routine physical examinations and basic adjustments will help align the child’s spine, which often brings immediate relief to the soreness from their daily activities. With the pressure and discomfort alleviated, your child will be able to tackle their physical routines more, and their bodies will handle their natural growth more readily.
Chiropractic adjustments can also help with any stiffness or pain that may occur from sitting for long periods of time during school or carrying heavy backpacks every day.
When it comes to chiropractic adjustments for children, getting an initial physical evaluation – which the chiropractor can do – is a crucial first step. This will ensure that the treatment and adjustment plan is tailored to the child’s exact needs and will help their body function better overall.
These are just a few ways in which early evaluations and chiropractic care for children can be helpful.
For more information or to see if this treatment is right for your children, visit our website, or call us at 815-380-2180.
Kirkland Family Chiropractic Center
229 First Avenue Suite 2
Rock Falls, IL 61071