Do you remember taking a tumble or two as a child? What about your own kids? Surely, you’ve seen them fall off their bikes, the monkey bars or just bang themselves up when they are learning new activities like; hockey, soccer, or gymnastics. Tumbles and falls are a normal part of growing up. In fact, studies show that before the age of seven, a child will fall somewhere around 2500 times. That’s a lot of falls!
Kids are resilient. Often they just dust themselves off and continue on with whatever they were doing. But don’t let that fool you! Your child’s developing spine is a precious thing. Physical stressors like slips, falls, and even a heavy backpack can cause misalignments in the spine. Not only will misalignments affect a child’s body mechanics, but they may also cause interference in their nervous system. When this happens, signals from the brain to the rest of the body can be limited or even blocked. This can manifest as pain, symptoms or other health issues.
Chiropractic Care for Kids
Did you know that chiropractic care is safe for children and babies too? Your wellness chiropractor will assess your child to determine if spinal misalignments are contributing to any health issues they may be experiencing and ensure that your child’s spine is developing as it should. Chiropractors use different, gentler techniques for children and most children respond to care very quickly.
Is it Time for a Checkup?
Chiropractic care is not just for back pain. Studies show that many childhood issues may benefit from chiropractic care. Your chiropractor may be able to help with:
• Breathing Issues
• Sleep Issues
• Hyperactivity and Attention Issues
• Ear Infections
• Behavioural Issues
• Difficulty Feeding or Latching
• Digestive Issues
Many families catch up on their medical and dental appointments during the summer. Why not see your chiropractor for a spinal checkup too? Regular checkups will ensure that your child’s nervous system is healthy and functioning optimally. Click here to book your appointment now. We look forward to seeing you!