Consider how your child’s body reacts to the normal day to day events of childhood and the resulting stress on their spines:
- Playing sports
- Spending time sitting at a desk
- Playing on electronic devices
- Carrying heavy backpacks
How often should your child see a chiropractor?
Chiropractic for children varies as much as chiropractic for adults and it’s often difficult to know when your kids need chiropractic care, as problems may not manifest as painful symptoms.
Here are a few signs to be aware of:
- Pain from an injury or fall
- Poor posture
- Signs of imbalance such as limping or head tilting
- Restricted head or neck movement
- Problems sleeping
It’s a good idea for children to visit a chiropractor twice a year to ensure any problems can be discovered early on.
How do children benefit from chiropractic care?
Aside from helping with the aches, pains and injuries of active children, improved nerve functioning can help many of the following common childhood conditions as ‘fringe benefit’ of chiropractic care:
- Headaches, ear infections, ear aches and sore throats
- Colds, flu and allergies
- Growing pains
- Bed wetting, sleep problems and anxiety
In this very active time in your child’s life, good spinal health is essential for optimal growth and development. Please call us to book and appointment or to learn more about chiropractic care for children – 519-258-8544