The Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Children
Many parents underestimate the benefits of chiropractic care for children. However, kids have been seeing chiropractors for adjustments and other chiropractic treatments for a wide range of symptoms since 1895.
While it’s true that children do not have the same types of neuromusculoskeletal problems as adults, they can still suffer from stress and injuries that don’t heal correctly. Small adjustments help eliminate blockages, or subluxations, which prevent them from enjoying a full range of motion when they purpose play and go about their daily activities. The of chiropractic treatment is to use non-invasive methods to help every patient live their very best quality of life. That applies to people of all ages, including kids.
Why Take Your Child to the Chiropractor?
Children have more than just growing pains. They play hard and often don’t realize the extent of their injuries or muscle strain. Kids may walk around with pain or have trouble moving, yet not fully understand this is not normal. Therefore, it is important to keep a close eye on children for any changes in their gait or normal behavior.
Catching these issues early allows chiropractors to treat children in a more proactive way. The damage associated with long-term problems is not yet present, enabling a quicker healing process. In addition, chiropractic care is a great way for children who suffer from stress or anxiety to relax. Gentle or percussion massages may alleviate tension that causes mental and physical discomfort.
Teenagers and older kids who participate in sports or prolonged study sessions bent over books or computer screens can have extremely noticeable symptoms. Headaches, muscle aches, and blockages can develop, which prevent proper healing. Early intervention may cure many of these problems with very simple methods of treatment; preventing small problems from turning into lifelong sources of discomfort.
Methods of Treatment
While it’s always best to seek out medical care in the event of an emergency or for something that might require internal medicine, a visit to your chiropractor may help with several issues. The methods a chiropractor uses may include:
- Light massage
- Percussion massage
- Trigger point pressure treatment
- Small manual adjustments
Additional methods might be appropriate, but the entire treatment plan needs to be carefully customized for the size and age of the child. Small bones are still growing, and as professionals, we know how to respect this.
Visiting the Chiropractor Doesn’t Have to be Scary
Any type of doctor’s visit can make children feel scared or hesitant. At MaxLife Chiropractic, we understand, and we’ll do everything in our power to make this doctor’s visit as fun and stress-free as possible. Many of our patients look forward to their appointments, and you and your child’s comfort is our number one priority.
Call 317-808-5675 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jason Harrison located in Fishers, Indiana
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– New chiropractic patient special includes the initial consultation, an exam, and if necessary, X-Rays.
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– Not valid for patients with Medicare (due to Medicare guidelines).
– Care methods vary based on patient need. Appropriate treatment will be given to improve your situation.