Should your child be seeing a chiropractor? Everyone from infants to senior citizens can benefit from chiropractic care. The birthing process is particularly strenuous on infants. So no matter what age, anyone can benefit from chiropractic care, but children are especially helped by it.
As kids grow, their bones model the response that physical stress puts on their bodies. Known as “Wolff’s Law”, this growth requires proper joint motion to distribute forces exerted upon them by the outside world. For greater bone development, chiropractic care is a must.
When children go through accelerated growth periods, there is greater need for balance between the muscles and joints. Chiropractors ensure that there are no structural restrictions or imbalances with young bodies as they grow.
Studies have shown chiropractic adjustments can assist with treating:
Chronic ear infection
Many other childhood and developmental illnesses.
Some people do wonder if it’s safe. There have been several large-scale research studies done that have proven chiropractic to be safe and effective. The amount of force used on an infant is the same amount of force you would use to check and see if a tomato is ripe.
As human beings we have a rough go of it from birth until the end, even being born is hard on our bodies. Add that to the many falls we’ll take growing up, playing sports, and living life! Starting chiropractic early can really help your child’s body through the years, and hopefully throughout the rest of their lives.