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When many people hear the words chiropractic care, they automatically think of treatment for an adult with back problems. However, pediatric chiropractic care is becoming quite common, especially for parents who are seeking a safe, non-invasive treatment plan for their children. Many of the spinal problems that are found in adults are also seen in children and the spine plays a crucial role in causing many health problems in children, including sleep problems, chronic infections, and allergic reactions. Our Lexington, KY chiropractor at ChiroWorks provides chiropractic care for children with both acute and chronic conditions.
There is a vast array of acute conditions that can be the result of accidental injuries, trauma during birth and/or sports injuries. Chiropractic for children can be extremely beneficial in correcting the alignment of the spine, which may improve their overall health. For example, when the vertebrae in the spine are misaligned as a result of a fall or birthing trauma, the nerves and muscle tissue around the spine may also be affected. A spinal adjustment helps to restore motion, loosens joints and relives pressure on the nerves, which may be the primary cause of any additional ailments. Research has shown that chiropractic treatment is successful for a variety of children’s acute health issues, such as upper respiratory infections, accident trauma, acute earaches, neck pain from heavy back packs and muscle pain from strenuous sports.
Surveys have shown that chiropractic care for children can improve a range of chronic conditions, such as behavioral and sleeping problems as well as creating stronger immune systems. Chiropractic care for children is a natural, non-medication and non-invasive way to effectively treat sleeping disorders, headaches, and scoliosis and neck pain. Spinal adjustments for children help to repair any interrupted neural pathways, which may be the cause of asthma and/or allergies, bedwetting and even attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Prevention is always the best way to avoid certain illness. Starting at an early age with periodic visits to a pediatric chiropractor may help to slow down even aging ailments, such as arthritis before they even begin. Proper alignment of the spine at an early age may help to prevent degenerative bone or joint disease as well as encourage children to develop lifelong health habits.
To learn more about pediatric chiropractic care for children, contact ChiroWorks Pain & Injury Treatment Center. Call us at 859-543-0252.