It is better to grow healthy kids than to fix injured adults.
I’ve had a few questions recently if kids can receive chiropractic care and if it is necessary. The answer is of course! Like adults, kids have joints that can slip out of proper alignment and need to be restored with chiropractic. When the spine is out of alignment it is nearly impossible for the nervous system to function properly. The symptoms of a malpositioned spine manifests itself differently in adults vs kids. While pain is certainly possible, children usually appear more irritable or restless. Other signs of a spine out of alignment are infantile Colic/IBS, sleep issues, breast feeding issues, brain development and bed wetting, just to name a few.
Although the reasons for adjusting the spine are the same for kids and adults, it should be noted that there is a difference in the manipulation itself. Chiropractic techniques used for children usually require a light, gentle force through the spine in order to regain proper spinal alignment and function. Book an appointment at Clayton Heights Chiropractic to find out more information about chiropractic and what it can do for you and your children.