Children and adolescents also reap the wellness-boosting rewards of chiropractic.
Safe & Gentle
Chiropractors use safe and gentle techniques when adjusting pediatric patients.
These techniques are specifically modified for your youngster’s spine.
Following are a few of the many ways these techniques can benefit your children.
The Low-Back Pain Lowdown
Low-back pain (LBP) in little ones is no minor problem.
50% of children are afflicted at some point. Even worse … Researchers estimate that… 15% experience frequent or continual pain.
Lessen Low-Back Pain
The good news is that chiropractic care for kids with LBP works.
In one recent study of children with LBP, the authors concluded that the children,
“ responded favorably to chiropractic management, and there were no reported complications.”
Negate Neck Pain
Minor falls and spills are a normal part of growing up.
Fortunately, doctors of chiropractic eliminate neck subluxations and their associated pain and limited range of motion.
Preliminary research reveals that chiropractic may help reduce hyperactivity.
In one recent analysis …
and The researchers concluded that, “ chiropractic … has the potential to become an important nondrug intervention for children with hyperactivity.” 7 hyperactive children received … chiropractic adjustments A “sham” placebo intervention 5 had improved focus and behavior scores 4 showed increased interest in completing a school-work task
End Ear Infections
Chiropractic care may prevent chronic ear infections.
In one study …
93% of episodes improved by 75% in 10 days or fewer and by 43% after 1 or 2 sessions The study’s authors concluded that: “ limitation of medical intervention and the addition of chiropractic care may decrease the symptoms of ear infection in young children.” 46 children with ear infections Received chiropractic adjustments to correct vertebral subluxations.
Kick Chronic Constipation
Chiropractic care may help children with chronic constipation.
One recent study followed the case of a boy …
With chronic constipation from birth to age 8. Traditional treatments were ineffective. Chiropractor detects misalignment of hip bones and sacrum and performs chiropractic adjustments and abdominal massage. Patient enjoys “an immediate dramatic improvement.” After 4 weeks, patient reports consistent normal bowel function. birth 8 21 After 13 years, patient reports continuing normal bowel function.
Be an Example
Be an example to your child: Take care of your spine with:
If your child is not currently receiving regular chiropractic check-ups:
Make an appointment for him or her today!
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