We are approaching back to school time, and many schools are fully in-person again so much focus is on helping our kids stay healthy. We want to give children every advantage possible to do well in the classroom throughout the school year. Especially at this time of year, parents worry about heavy backpacks, long hours of sitting and studying, sports activities, and more. Chiropractic care may be beneficial to helping your child feel good physically and mentally, and do well this coming school year.
Most parents considering chiropractic care for their child have a lot of questions. We wanted to address what we see as the most common concerns and provide some thoughts about when your child should see a chiropractor, what benefits it can provide, and what treatment includes. Whenever considering treatment of any kind, we do always recommend communicating directly with a practitioner to determine your best plan for your unique needs.
Chiropractic care can provide many positive effects for kids of any age. Even if your child does not have a particular diagnosed condition, visiting a skilled chiropractor is part of a healthy lifestyle which promotes regular development and wellbeing. Benefits include, but aren’t limited to:
- Proper nervous system function
- Stronger immune system
- Effective recovery from an injury
- Better athletic performance
- More mobility in the joints or spine
- Increased ability to concentrate
- Improved sleep quality
- Correcting or preventing poor posture
- Decreased neck and back pain
- Relief from headaches
Chiropractic adjustments for young patients focus mainly on increasing the function of the nervous system. This network in the human body is crucial to brain and nerve development, behavior, the immune system, and so much more.
Kids usually don’t feel discomfort during treatment sessions. Chiropractic care for children is usually painless, unless it’s used to treat an injury. Any sensitivity that may be experienced should dissipate shortly after the adjustment. It is important to follow any aftercare instructions, but typically, children are able to return to their activity schedule immediately.
At Momentum Chiropractic, we strive to elevate the health of our community through the power of education and the art of adjustment. We value our patients and families and consider it a privilege to be a part of your wellness journey. Can we help you be healthier? Connect with us today!