Kids Chiropractic Care

Today, nearly 35 millions adults in the United States rely on chiropractic adjustments as part of their health care and wellness regime. It’s an effective way to manage pain and treat a wide variety of conditions. But the benefits are not just reserved for those over 18 years of age.  According the Journal of the American Medical Association, on average, 11% of chiropractic patients are children and adolescents.  Chiropractic care isn't just for adults. In fact, there are numerous reasons, like a drug-free approach, to take your child to a chiropractor. 

Benefits of Kids Chiropractic Care

1. Improved Sleep Quality

One of the most important qualities of healthy childhood habits is getting a full night's sleep. Gentle massage and spinal adjustments are the ideal treatments to help your child feel more relaxed. In turn, this relaxed state helps them get a better night's sleep.


2. Calms Colic

A baby who cries several hours a day can make many new parents feel helpless. Infants who suffer from bouts of colic often cry for up to three hours a day. Symptoms emerge around six weeks of age, then disappear by four months. Chiropractic is a safe and natural way to ease colic symptoms and reduce the amount of crying by 50 percent. The long-term benefits of chiropractic care to treat infant colic, such as fewer incidences of waking up at night and temper tantrums, were also documented.

3. Sports Injuries and Improved Performance

Any parent of a child who plays baseball, basketball, gymnastics, or any other sport, knows how easy it is for sports injuries to happen. With regular treatment and the practice of a few simple stretching techniques, they'll be on the mend in no time. And for kids who want to improve their game, chiropractic manipulation can help too! Athletes who are under chiropractic care improve their agility, balance, kinesthetic perception, power, and reaction time by 30 percent.

4. Headache Buster

Whether it's a cold, allergies, a bump on the noggin, or an earache, when your child gets a headache, you want to help make it stop.  Because 95 percent of headaches are caused by muscle tension in the back or neck, spinal manipulation and adjustments can help. They work by relieving the tension in the body and help calm muscles and joints.


5. Autism

Stomach problems, anxiety, phobias, motor skills, and sensory integration are all major health concerns for children on the spectrum.  Because the spine is connected with many of the body's sensory reception areas, adjustments have been shown to improve many sensory conditions over time.

6. Ear Infections

Ask any parent if their child has ever had an earache and more often than not the answer is yes. Studies have proven chiropractic treatment of earaches is very effective. Adjustments to the spine and nervous system are able to help strengthen the immune system and help your child manage pain better.

7. Growing Pains

The throbbing aches and pains in the arms and legs are strong enough to wake them up from a deep sleep. They are the result of the rigorous daily physical activities children participate in. This stress can manifest in the spine and affect the nervous system. A visit to the chiropractor can help calm the pain associated with growing pains and take the pressure off the spine.

8. Digestive Problems

Children experiencing all types of digestive problems such as constipation, acid reflux, and stomachaches can reap the rewards of chiropractic treatment. Because there are specific areas of the spine connected to digestion, if any areas are out of alignment, the body will loudly react.  Chiropractic treatment can be very beneficial because once the spine is aligned with gentle manipulation, better digestion resumes.

We want your kids to be as healthy and active as possible. At Altmedical Clinic, we are happy to treat children of all ages. 

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