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Why Do Kids Need Chiropractic?

Children's chiropractic at Discover Chiropractic in Fremont

Healthy kids are happy kids!

When you think about it, the structure of a child’s body has the same needs as an adult’s. It makes sense, then, to take children to a chiropractor to make sure their bodies are in proper alignment, giving them optimal function. In fact, it’s safe to say that kids need chiropractic even more than adults do. If not given the care they need, issues will develop that can’t be fixed later on in life.

It’s just like taking a child to the dentist to make sure their teeth are clean and straight with no cavities present. You do it so when they’re adults, they’ll have beautiful, perfect teeth. Chiropractic will help them to have a beautiful, perfectly aligned body.

Chiropractic for Structural Health

There are three separate aspects involved in chiropractic care for children. The first can be seen as structural. As the saying goes, if the twig is bent, so grows the tree. Proper spinal alignment will mean that your child can develop properly. Studies support that chiropractic can even help reduce or correct scoliosis when it’s caught early in life. If you wait until you’re an adult to get help, you won’t see the same success.

Chiropractic to Address Injury

The second aspect of chiropractic for kids is addressing injury. A lot of our adult patients can trace their problems back to an injury they had around ages 10-16. They didn’t think much of it at the time. Decades later, it’s become a more serious problem. Although children bounce back quickly from injury, a misalignment can be created that can’t fix itself. Chiropractors can check and make sure that there won’t be a lifetime of degeneration or arthritis because of a childhood injury.

To use a dental analogy again, it’s like getting taffy stuck in your tooth that just won’t come out. You’d go to a dentist and get it removed so it wouldn’t turn into a cavity!

Chiropractic to Stay Healthy

The final aspect of chiropractic for children to consider is overall health. The power that made the body heals the body. Our nervous system and brain control everything, including the function of all cells, tissues and organs. Misalignments in the spine affect the nervous system. They hold the body back from working or developing the way it was intended to, leading to health issues you might not even relate to chiropractic at first.

A healthy nervous system is the key to a healthy life, for both children and adults. Give us a call today to schedule your check!

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